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Analog Control VGA suits cellular infrastructure applications.

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July 22, 2011 - To reduce complexity for OEM design engineers designing 3G/4G/LTE base stations, MAAM-009320 Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA) performs 3 circuit functions in one RoHS-compliant, 4 mm, 24-Lead PQFN package. It operates from 400-2,700 MHz, and external matching components are used to set center frequency and achieve return loss performance. Analog control is accomplished via single control pin of 0 to +3 V. Other figures include 25.5 dB gain, 3.0 dB noise figure, and 26.5 dB attenuation range.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc.

100 Chelmsford Street, Lowell, MA, 01851, USA

Original Press Release

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Introduces New Analog Control Variable Gain Amplifier

Press release date: July 18, 2011

VGA Delivers Wide Frequency Range and High Gain for Cellular Infrastructure

Lowell, MA - M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today a new Analog Control Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA) for Cellular Infrastructure applications. The MAAM-009320 is designed to lower bill of materials cost and complexity for OEM design engineers who are designing next generation 3G/4G/LTE base stations.

New base station designs have multi-band capabilities but numerous space constraints. The MAAM-009320 delivers higher levels of integration and space savings by performing three circuit functions in a single 4mm PQFN package. The MAAM-009320 has a wide frequency range complimented by high gain and excellent input and output return loss. Packaged in a RoHS* compliant 4mm, 24-Lead PQFN package, the VGA is designed for operation from 400MHz - 2700MHz. External matching components are used to set the center frequency and achieve return loss performance while analog control is accomplished through a single control pin of 0 to +3V.

The table below outlines specific part number performance:

Part Number      Gain      Noise Figure      Attenuation Range      OIP3      Current      Package
                 (dB)         (dB)                  (dB)            (dBm)      (mA)
MAAM-009320      25.5          3.0                  26.5            42.0        231        4mm PQFN
"With excellent IP3 for only 231 mA of current, the MAAM-009320 is a great choice for applications requiring gain with a wide attenuation range while maintaining linearity," said Jack Redus, product manager. "The MAAM-009320 balances linearity and noise figure for optimal performance in cellular base station applications."

Production quantities and samples of MAAM-009320 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at www.macomtech.com

ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INC. M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance semiconductors, active and passive components, and subassemblies for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of products, M/A-COM Tech serves diverse markets including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds on 60 years of experience designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: North Americas -- Phone: 800.366.2266 Europe -- Phone: +353.21.244.6400 India -- Phone: +91.80.43537383 China - Phone: +86.21.2407.1588

MEDIA CONTACT: Patricia A. Isabelle M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. 978-656-2546 Patricia.Isabelle@MacomTech.com

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