The XB-300 is a combination 2.4GHz power amplifier and wideband LNA. [Compatible only with bladeRF 1.0 x40 and x115]

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  • Compatible only with bladeRF 1.0 x40 and x115

Kit includes:

  • 1x Amplifier card


Compatible with:

Key features:

  • RX:
    • Low-Noise Amplifier (LNA):
      • Gain: 21 dB at 2.0 GHz
      • Bandwidth: 500 MHz to 5 GHz
      • Noise Figure: 1.4 dB at 2.0 GHz
    • 2:1 combiner for RX diversity
    • Footprint for optional Ultra Low Noise Amplifier
  • TX:
    • Power Amplifier (PA):
      • Gain: 20 dB at 2.45 GHz
      • Bandwidth: 100 MHz (2.4 GHz – 2.5 GHz)
      • Maximum output power: +25 dBm
    • High-resolution ADC for measuring PA output power
    • Dedicated power supply recommended for upper range of amplification
  • TRX switch for receiving and transmitting from single antenna port
  • Dedicated RX and TX ports
  • RX/TX indicator LEDs
  • Compatible with expansion board compatible case


The XB-300 is an amplifier expansion card that greatly expands the bladeRF’s RF performance. The amplifier card features an LNA and diversity combiner for RX, and a Power Amplifier, TRX switch, and high-accuracy ADC for measuring output power for TX.

The Low Noise Amplifier (TSS-53LNB+) has a wide bandwidth of 4.5 GHz, from 500 MHz to 5 GHz. The typical gain of the LNA ranges from 20 to 22 dB, and the observable maximum Noise Figure of the LNA is 1.5 dB. The LNA is suitable for use in the 900 MHz / 2.4 GHz ISM bands, cellular bands, ADS-B reception, and everything else between 500 MHz and 5 GHz. Using the 2:1 combiner (SCN-2-27+), the XB-300 can be configured to combine signals from the RX ANT port, and either the RX ANT2 or the TRX port. This is advantageous for projects requiring antenna diversity.

The Power Amplifier (SE2605L) provides up to 20 dB of gain in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. The maximum output power is +25 dBm. The PA is a linear amplifier, so a dedicated power supply is recommended when operating in the upper range of amplification. The PA features an analog power out pin that is sensed using a dedicated MAX11664AUB+ ADC.

Additional information

Weight .6 lbs
Dimensions 5 x 3.25 x 1.25 in


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