C-Band 8 W GaAs MMIC Amplifier comes in plastic package.

Press Release Summary:

Operating over 5.2–5.9 GHz bandwidth, MAAP-011027 offers fully matched solution that can be used as power amplifier stage or driver stage in high power pulsed applications. This 2-stage, 8 W saturated C-band power amplifier with 37% power added efficiency is supplied in lead (Pb)-free, 5 x 5 mm, 20-lead PQFN package and suits C-Band radar and communication applications. Parameters include 20 dB gain, input and output return loss of 10 dB, and 9 dBm PSAT.

Original Press Release:

MACOM Announces High Power C-Band GaAs MMIC Amplifier in Plastic Packaging

8 W Power Amplifier operating between the 5.2 – 5.9 GHz frequency band offers customers a small sized, fully matched solution

Lowell, Mass–M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced a new high power amplifier that is ideally suited for C-Band radar and communication applications.

The MAAP-011027 is ideal for customers who need a fully matched, small size and simplified packaged solution for high power pulsed applications.  Operating over the 5.2-5.9 GHz frequency bandwidth, the device is a two stage, 8 W saturated C-band power amplifier with 37% power added efficiency. The MAAP-011027 is packaged in a lead free 5mm x 5mm 20 lead PQFN and offers a fully matched solution which can be used by the customer as a power amplifier stage or as a driver stage in high power pulsed applications.

“The MAAP-011027 belongs to a new family of high power GaAs MMIC amplifiers that cover L-, S-, C- and X-Band”, said Paul Beasly , Product Manager. “These new products offer best-in-class performance for high power applications while leveraging MACOM’s commercial manufacturing expertise to reduce the size, weight and cost of our customers’ system designs.”

The table below outlines typical performance:




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Production quantities and samples of MAAP-011027 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at: www.macomtech.com


M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield applications.  Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless and optical communications infrastructure, satellite, radar, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices.  A pillar of the RF and microwave industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers’ most complex problems.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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Husrav Billimoria

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.



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