Looking for a "wimpy" discrete n-channel FET for an adjustable phase shifter. The Philips BSS83 would be the ticket. This is not the Infineon BSS83PE which is p-channel and larger die. Although it hails from the early 90's it's still above 20c (ouch...) and it is on back order at a few places. Digikey still has a few thousand but these can be gone in one big slurp.
Do you guys think it might be on the way to lala-land or will it stay? A price that doesn't want to come down to jelly bean level always make me uneasy. Ok, this might be like asking for a weather forecast for May so let me also pose the question about alternatives. Are there some nice FETs in the 50-100ohm RDSon class? Preferable not any hot stuff such as the UHF dual-gate tetrodes and it doesn't have to have a separate pin for the substrate.
I used to do this stuff with SD5400 but these have become rather pricey and rare.
And Jim: No, I can't roll my own here...