Low Noise Amplifier supports X-Band applications.
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.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New X-Band Low Noise Amplifier for V-Sat, Radar and Microwave Applications
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M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc.
100 Chelmsford Street
Lowell, MA, 01851
Press release date: February 8, 2013
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: www.macomtech.com
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M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) 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.
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