Driver Amplifier is designed for P2P radio communications.

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Available in bare die or plastic package options, M/A-COM MAAM-007523 and MAAM-007524 respectively cover 4.9-8.5 GHz and 10.0-15.4 GHz ranges for point-to-point (P2P) radios. Both feature +32 dBm IP3 (third-order intercept point) linearity and P1dB levels from 19-21 dBm. Compatible with 260°C reflow temperature, RoHS-compliant products are self-biased and may be operated with drain supplies from 4.5-8.0 V. Typ gain flatness across individual P2P bands is ±0.5 dB.



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Tyco Electronics Introduces New M/A-COM Driver Amplifier Family Designed for Point-to-Point Radio Communications



+32 dBm IP3 Amplifiers Cover Radio Frequency Bands From 4.9 to 15.4 GHz

LOWELL, Mass. - October 9, 2007 - Tyco Electronics today introduced a new family of M/A-COM driver amplifiers for point-to-point (P2P) radios. The new driver amplifier family covers allocated point-to-point bands from 4.9 to 15.4 GHz: the M/A-COM MAAM-007523 amplifier covering 4.9 - 8.5 GHz, and the MAAM-007524 amplifier covering 10.0 - 15.4 GHz. The amplifier family features +32 dBm IP3 (third-order intercept point) linearity and P1dB levels ranging from 19 to 21 dBm. They are self-biased and may be operated with drain supplies ranging from 4.5 to 8.0 volts to optimize system performance including linearity, gain and power efficiency. This new family of driver amplifiers complements the existing line of M/A-COM point-to-point amplifiers and work well together to provide excellent system performance.

"Since this family of M/A-COM driver amplifiers can be deployed as drivers in front of M/A-COM's point-to-point power amplifiers in a typical transmit chain, this is another demonstration of Tyco Electronics' commitment to complete P2P radio communications technology," said Jack Redus, product manager, Tyco Electronics. "The large frequency range supported by these amplifiers, as well as their typical gain flatness across individual P2P bands being +/- 0.5 dB, makes these amplifiers ideal components for end-to-end P2P communications."

All die are fabricated using M/A-COM's MSAG (Multi-function Self-Aligned Gate) process, which features a rugged polyimide coating and no air bridges. This coating produces a rugged chip for high assembly yields. The Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) is one million hours at 170º C junction temperature and the package option is a 16-lead, 4mm PQFN package, which is suitable for standard surface mount assembly processes. Each amplifier part is available in bare die and plastic packaged options. M/A-COM's family of power amplifiers is RoHS compliant and compatible with a 260º C reflow temperature.

Pricing and Availability

The M/A-COM MAAM-007523 and MAAM-007524 driver amplifiers are both available from stock in either bare die or plastic package options, and are priced at $16.00 each in quantities of 1,000. Production lead times start at 12 weeks for bare die and 16 weeks for plastic packaged options. Please contact Tyco Electronics' M/A-COM domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery information. Data sheets and supporting technical documents are available online at www.macom.com.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions and wireless systems, with 2006 sales of US$12.8 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at www.tycoelectronics.com.

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For sales information, please contact:
M/A-COM, Inc.
1011 Pawtucket Blvd.
Lowell, MA 01853

Americas -- 1-800-366-2266
Europe/Middle East/Africa -- +44 1908-574-200
Asia/Pacific -- 81-44-844-8296

Product Communications:
Pat Hindle
978-442-4825
hindlep@tycoelectronics.com

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