Richardson RFPD Introduces New 1 W Driver Amplifier with VG Enable from MACOM

0.1 - 3.0 GHz 2-stage amplifier with typical gain of 23 dB and up to 40% power added efficiency

Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new 1 W driver amplifier from MACOM Technology Solutions Inc.

The MAAP-011232 is a 2-stage power amplifier with gain shut-off. It operates from 100 MHz to 3 GHz; for operation in the 100 MHz to 1 GHz frequency range no I/O matching is required. Internal DC blocking is provided at the input, while the RF output port is DC-coupled through an external bias-tee. Bias current, RF gain and output power are controlled with a gate supply voltage. Typical current consumption is less than 300 mA at maximum output power. The new amplifier is fabricated using a high breakdown GaAs process that features full passivation for increased performance and reliability.

The MAAP-011232 is suitable for power and driver amplifier requirements for multiple applications, including land mobile radio, military communications, sensors and telemetry, test and measurement, and satellite communications.

Additional key specifications of the MAAP-011232 include:

  • Gain: 23 dB

  • P1dB: +29 dBm

  • PSAT: +30 dBm

  • PAE at PSAT: 40%

  • OIP3: +40 dBm

  • Typical bias conditions: 9 V, 265 mA

  • 3 mm x 3 mm 16-lead PQFN plastic package

To find more information, or to purchase this product today online, please visit the MAAP-011232 webpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from MACOM, please visit the MACOM storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at

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