CLA4601 Series

Silicon Limiter Diodes, Packaged and Bondable Chips

The Skyworks CLA series of silicon limiter diodes provides passive receiver protection over a wide range of frequencies from 100 MHz to over 20 GHz. These devices use a well-established silicon technology resulting in high resistivity and tightly controlled base width PIN limiter diodes. Limiter circuits using these devices perform with strong limiting action and low loss.

The CLA series consists of ten individual chip designs of different intrinsic region base widths and capacitances designed to accommodate multi-stage limiter applications. The mesa-constructed, thin base width, low capacitance CLA4601 series are designed for low-level and cleanup applications.

CLA4601 Series includes CLA4601-203, CLA4601-210, CLA4601-219 and CLA4601-240.


VB IR = 10 µA (V)15-30
Typ. CJ @ 0 V
Nominal I-region (µm)1
Max. CJ @ 6 V (pF)0.1
Typ. TL @ 10 mA (ns)5
Max. RS @ 10 mA (Ω)2.5
_Thermal Impedance_ Typical (°C/W)120
_Thermal Impedance_ Typ. 1 µs Pulse 0.01% Duty Cycle (°C/W) Typical15


  • Established Limiter Diode Process
  • High Power, Mid-Range, and Cleanup Designs
  • Low Insertion Loss: 0.1 dB @ 10 GHz
  • Peak Power Handling to +74 dBm
  • Ultra Low Spike Leakage Power
  • Tight Control of I Layer Base Width

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