2W RF Amplifier with MOSFET LF2810A

This is a 2W RF amplifier circuit build with single power MOSFET LF2810A.

2W RF Amplifier circuit diagramFigure A

Figure A is the schematic of the microstrip single stage RF amplifier. The amplifier is based on the M/A-Com LF2810A MOSFET. The transistor is actually a 10 watt, 28 volt part, but provides adequate gain for this application at 12 VDC. The amplifier provides greater than 40% efficiency at the desired output power. Trimmer capacitors are used for input and output matching. Output power is adjusted by a trimpot which sets the gate bias voltage.

2W RF Amplifier pcb layoutFigure B

Figure B is the layout for the microstrip circuit board. The board material is 0.030 inch Duroid. The circuit board is compression soldered onto a similarly sized copper heat spreader. The board and spreader are milled and drilled to accept the flange-mount transistor.

About LF2810A:

LF2810A is a RF Power MOSFET Transistor 10W, 500-1000MHz, 28V.

LF2810A Features:

  • N-Channel enhancement mode device
  • DMOS structure
  • Lower capacitances for broadband operation
  • Common source configuration
  • Lower noise floor
  • Applications – Broadband linear operation 500 MHz to 1200 MHz

Download LF2810A RF Power MOSFET Datasheet:

source: http://www.ham-radio.com/wb6zsu/components/exciter/exciter_mods.html