Matched Broadband RF VGA with Glitch-Free and Zero-Distortion

The IDT F0480 RF VGA featuring Glitch-Free™ and Zero-Distortion™ technologies greatily reduces attenuation overshoot during attenuation state changes and provides +41 dBm OIP3 performance across a very wide bandwidth of 400 MHz to 2700 MHz at a typical current drain of 100mA. The device is internally matched so there is no need for optimizing with external matching components. Furthermore the device is internally matched so there is no need to optimize external matching elements.


  • 400 MHz – 2700 MHz; < 1 dB overshoot between gain transitions
  • 13 dB typical max gain
  • 23 dB gain range, 1 dB gain step resolution
  • Excellent linearity +41 dBm OIP3
  • Noise Figure 4 dB
  • ICC = 100 mA
  • 1.3 mA standby current
  • SPI interface
  • Broadband, Internally Matched

Product Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Pkg. Code Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Grade Pb (Lead) Free Carrier Type Buy Sample
F0480NBGI Active NBG32P1 VFQFPN 32 I Yes Tray Availability
F0480NBGI8 Active NBG32P1 VFQFPN 32 I Yes Reel Availability

Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
F0480 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 1.99 MB Apr 27, 2015
Application Notes & White Papers
AN-896 RF Products EVS Digital Control Software Guide Application Note PDF 2.91 MB Aug 30, 2015
AN-874 Using the TRL Calibration Board for the F0480 Matched Broadband RF VGA Application Note PDF 431 KB Dec 9, 2014
The IDT Communications Products Advantage Overview PDF 4.00 MB Mar 21, 2018
The IDT Consumer Products Advantage Overview PDF 4.01 MB Jun 30, 2017
The IDT Automotive Advantage 日本語 Overview PDF 3.55 MB May 26, 2017
IDT Products for Radio Applications 日本語 Product Brief PDF 2.34 MB Nov 29, 2016

Software & Tools

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
IBIS model for F0480 Model - IBIS ZIP 3 KB Dec 14, 2016
F0480 S-Parameters Model - S-Parameter ZIP 421 KB Sep 21, 2016
RF Digital Control Software Installer Software Tool ZIP 169.81 MB Aug 30, 2015

Evaluation Boards

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F0480EVB Evaluation Board for F0480 Matched Broadband RF VGA