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Low Noise Amplifier supports X-Band applications.
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February 15, 2013 - Housed in 3 x 3 mm PQFN surface mount package, MAAL-010528 GaAs MMIC LNA provides nominal gain of 20 dB, OIP3 linearity of 26 dBm, and mid-band noise figure supply of 1.6 dB over 8.0–12.0 GHz frequency band. Unit features self-bias architecture which requires user to apply only single positive supply. Internally matched to 50 Ω input/output, 60 mA amplifier is suited for V-Sat, radar, and microwave applications.

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M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc.
100 Chelmsford Street
Lowell, MA, 01851

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New X-Band Low Noise Amplifier for V-Sat, Radar and Microwave Applications

Amplifier Boasts Excellent Performance for Easy and Efficient Implementation in X-Band Applications

Lowell, MA, –M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.(“M/A-COM”), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, today announced an X-Band extension to its Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) family. The MAAL-010528 is designed for customers who need a quick LNA solution for V-Sat, Radar and Microwave Applications.  This LNA delivers higher Gain and Linearity performance over the 8.0- 12.0 GHz frequency band than many competing parts, providing customers with system advantages for their LNA requirements. Packaged in a small 3x3mm PQFN Surface Mount and having a single, positive bias supply, the device allows customers a simple and elegant LNA solution.

The MAAL-010528 GaAs MMIC LNA provides a nominal Gain of 20dB with excellent gain flatness, high OIP3 linearity of 26 dBm, and a mid-band noise figure supply of 1.6dB. The part features a self-bias architecture which requires the customer to apply only a single positive supply. In addition, the device is internally matched to 50 Ω input/output; altogether making the MAAL-010528 well suited for multiple radar and communication applications.

“The MAAL-010528 is ideal for customers looking for low noise figure and high linearity for their X-Band Solutions”, said Paul Beasly, Product Manager. “The excellent performance and very small, fully matched PQFN package make this LNA a simple and elegant solution for multiple applications.” 

The table below outlines typical performance:
Parameter Units  MAAL-010528
Frequency GHz 8 -12
Gain dB 20
Noise Figure dB 1.6
Input Return Loss dB 10
Output Return Loss dB 13
P1dB dBm 14
OIP3 dBm 26
Current mA 60

Production quantities and samples of MAAL-010528 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM website at:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions ( is a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeterwave 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 more than 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.

M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, The First Name in Microwave and the M/A-COM logo are trademarks of M/A-COM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

North Americas -- Phone: 800.366.2266
Europe -- Phone: +353.21.244.6400
India -- Phone: +91.80.43537383
China – Phone: +86.21.2407.1588

Husrav Billimoria
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
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