Linear Amplifiers

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

High Linearity 4 W Power Amplifier suits Ka-band applications.

January 20, 2015

Offered in bare die format and 5 x 5 mm, 32-lead QFN package, MAAP-011139 has 29–31 GHz frequency range and delivers 24 dB of linear gain, 4 W of saturated output power, and 23% efficiency. This high-linearity power amplifier, suited for Ka-band, high-data density satellite communications, provides >27 dBm Pout/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30 dBc. Rating for input and output return loss is 10 dB. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Linear RF Amplifiers operate from 0.8-9.5 GHz.

October 17, 2014

With gain performance from 18–32.5 dB, Coaxial GaAs PHEMT MMIC-based Amplifiers are suited for commercial and defense applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, and commercial 2-way radio. Units offer gain flatness from ±0.5 dB to ±2 dB and third order intercept levels from 38.5–47 dBm. Rated for -55 to +85°C operation, amplifiers are fully matched internally for input and output at 50 Ω. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Electronic Components & Devices

GaN Power Amplifier is optimized for power and linearity.

September 8, 2014

As 28–32 GHz GaN power amplifier (PA) in die form, CMD217 features >20 dB gain across operating frequency range with corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +36.7 dBm and saturated output power of +39.3 dBm (8.5 W). Power added efficiency is 28%–35% across band. This fully matched 50 Ω design requires only external bypass capacitors to complete bias circuitry. Suited for Ka-band communication systems applications, die is passivated for reliability and moisture protection. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Variable Gain Amplifier covers 5-300 MHz frequency range.

July 9, 2014

Housed in 7 mm RoHS-compliant PQFN package, Model MAAM-011186 offers 39 dB of gain and 3 dB of noise figure with 31.5 dB attenuation. Two-stage differential amplifier, featuring embedded digital step attenuator, delivers 36 dB MER performance loaded with 39 channels at 52 dBmV per channel. Suitable for DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 reverse path infrastructure equipment, linear amplifier operates off 8 V or 5 V supply with 2.2 W power dissipation and 22 dB of input and output return loss. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Transconductance Linear Servo Amplifiers offer low drift.

March 12, 2014

Available in 6 power levels from 500–3,800 W, with up to 40 A peak output current, LALD series offers <400 µA of drift (worst case) from 0 to 70°C and true linear output control. Current mode servo amplifiers, suited for driving inductive loads, can also drive low friction air bearing stages due to inherent stability and up to 20 kHz bandwidth. Bus voltage allows up to +/150 Vdc operation, and other features include safe operating area protection, on-board DSP, and non-volatile memory. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Electronic Components & Devices

Line Amplifiers support DOCSIS 3.1 systems.

October 30, 2013

Available in 12 and 24 V models, Models ACA1210, ACA1212, ACA1216, ACA2431, ACA2449, and ACA2461 provide signal fidelity over extended frequencies up to 1.2 GHz. Surface mount devices deliver optimal bit error rate, composite triple beat, composite second order, cross modulation, and carrier-to-intermodulation noise characteristics in fully loaded spectrum. Series leverages GaAs MESFET process for reliability along with GaN HEMT technology for high output power and optimum power efficiency. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

RF Power Amplifier integrates linearization technology.

August 1, 2013

Designed for half-duplex RF transceivers with amplitude-modulated waveforms, Xtender™ Linear Bidirectional S-Band Power Amplifier module, Model NW-LBSSPA-10W-2.2-2.5, generates 6 W of average RF output power from 2,200–2,500 MHz, given 10 dB peak-to-average power ratio waveform. With continuous wave signals, amplifier generates 10 W of RF output power. Automatic transmit sensing circuitry provides nearly instantaneous switching between receive and transmit modes, at less than 2 µs. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Power Doubler supports CATV infrastructure network upgrades.

July 31, 2013

Combining MESFET technology with GaN HEMT output stage, 1.2 GHz Model ACA2429 is optimized for proposed data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) system standard version 3.1. Unit delivers 25 dB gain with +60 dBmV output power and only 10 W of power consumption. Housed in surface mount package, line amplifier offers optimized bit error rate, composite triple beat, composite second order, cross modulation, and carrier-to intermodulation noise characteristics. Read More