Broadband Amplifiers provide up to 16 W.

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Suited for communications and military applications, Model MAAPGM0074-DIE covers 2.0-8.0 GHz with output power of 8 W and 14 dB gain, while MAAPGM0076-DIE ranges from 1.3-2.5 GHz with 16 W output and 25 dB gain. Offering output power of 13 W, Model MAAPGM0077-DIE covers 0.7-2.5 GHz with 23 dB gain, and 12 W MAAPGM0078-DIE covers 2-6 GHz with 20 dB gain. Amplifiers are fabricated using multi-function self-aligned gate process, which features polyimide coating and no air bridges.



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M/A-Com Announces New Family of High Power, Broadband Amplifiers



Up to 16 Watts, Covering Frequency Bands from 0.7 to 8.0 GHz

LOWELL, Mass, Mar. 7, 2006 - M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a leading provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave components, today announced a new family of high power broadband amplifiers. The four new amplifiers, MAAPGM0074-DIE, MAAPGM0076-DIE, MAAPGM0077-DIE and MAAPGM0078-DIE can be used in various applications including communications and military electronic systems. The power levels, up to 16 Watts, are especially high for multi-octave GaAs MMICs covering frequency bands from 0.7 to 8.0 GHz.

"Our new line of amplifiers will truly benefit a multitude of industries where high power amplifiers need to be utilized on varying frequency bands," said Jack Redus, Microwave MMIC product manager, M/A-COM, Inc. "Additionally, these amplifiers provide MMIC solutions that are much smaller than existing discrete surface mount or chip-and-wire products, which enables us to significantly reduce NRE (non-recurring engineering) and time-to-market."

MAAPGM0074-DIE covers 2.0 to 8.0 GHz with an output power level of 8 watts. Other typical performance parameters are gain of 14 dB and VSWR's of 1.7:1 input and 2.2:1 output. It requires +10 V and negative supply voltages and uses 3.5 A under compression.

MAAPGM0076-DIE covers 1.3 to 2.5 GHz with an output power level of 16 watts. Other typical performance parameters are gain of 25 dB and VSWR's of 1.3:1 input and 1.6:1 output. It requires +10 V and negative supply voltages and uses 5.2 A under compression.

MAAPGM0077-DIE covers 0.7 to 2.5 GHz with an output power level of 13 watts. Other typical performance parameters are gain of 23 dB and VSWR's of 1.7:1 input and 1.6:1 output. It requires +10 V and negative supply voltages and uses 4.9 A under compression.

MAAPGM0078-DIE covers 2 to 6 GHz with an output power level of 12 watts. Other typical performance parameters are gain of 20 dB and VSWR's of 1.4:1 input and 2.3:1 output. It requires +10 V and negative supply voltages and uses 4.1 A under compression.

The amplifiers are fabricated using M/A-COM's MSAG (multi-function self-aligned gate) process, which features a polyimide coating and no air bridges to produce a rugged chip for high assembly yields. The MTTF is one million hours at a 170°C junction temperature.

Price and Availability
The MAAPGM0074-DIE, MAAPGM0076-DIE, MAAPGM0077-DIE, MAAPGM0078-DIE, as COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) solutions, are available today as a bare die and from stock in low quantities for engineering development. Lead times on higher quantities start at 12 weeks. Ceramic packaged versions of the amplifiers will be available in mid-2006. Contact M/A-COM's sales and distribution channels for price and delivery quotations.

M/A-COM, Inc., a business unit of Tyco Electronics, is an established industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave semiconductors, components and technologies for the wireless telecommunications, automotive, aerospace and military industries. Holding hundreds of patents in the field, M/A-COM is internationally known as an innovator and integrator whose technologies are found in some of today's most advanced signal intelligence and defense systems, as well as in leading automotive navigation, safety, and communications solutions. M/A-COM is also a major supplier of critical communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility, federal and select commercial markets. Headquartered in Lowell, MA, M/A-COM has offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Information about M/A-COM can be found on the Web at www.macom.com, a complete, updated listing of all of M/A-COM's RoHS compliant parts is available on the Web at www.macom.com/rohs.

Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a leader in cutting-edge wireless components, complete power systems, and premise wiring components and systems; and a provider of critical communications systems to the Land Mobile Radio industry. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack and Simel. For more information, visit www.tycoelectronics.com.

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