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

Press Release Summary:

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.

Original Press Release:

MACOM Introduces Industry's Highest Linearity 4 W Ka-Band Power Amplifier

Device delivers twice the linear performance compared to competing alternatives

Lowell, Mass – M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic products, today introduced a high linearity  4 W power amplifier, ideally suited for Ka-Band High Data Density Satellite communications.

MACOM’s new MAAP-011139 is offered in both bare die format and a 5x5 mm 32-lead QFN package.  The device delivers 24 dB of linear gain, 4 W of saturated output power and 23% efficiency.  The device provides greater than 27 dBm Pout/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30 dBc, which we believe is twice the linear performance of competing alternatives.  This two-times linearity performance allows the MAAP-011139 to replace two equivalent competing alternatives with a single device while operating in an overall more efficient mode. Furthermore, the device in bare die format and measures 3.1 x 2.8 x 0.05 mm, ideal for real estate constrained customers.

“The MAAP-011139 sets a new industry benchmark for linear power performance at Ka-Band frequencies,” said Paul Beasly, Product Manager. “In combination with MACOM’s comprehensive mmWave Ka-Band product portfolio we can provide customers with a complete chip-set solution that we believe enables the best performance, value and ease-of-use.”

MACOM enables the connections that ensure high data-density network performance from L-Band to Ka-Band. For over 60 years, we’ve serviced the most demanding military and commercial applications on the ground, in the air or at sea. Our analog RF, microwave and millimeter wave innovations optimize wireless bandwidth for clear, uninterrupted signals across even remote locations.

The table below outlines typical performance for bare die and packaged versions:
















IM3 @ 27 dBm per tone



Input Return Loss



Output Return Loss



Production quantities and samples of MAAP-011139 in both bare die and packaged versions are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at: www.macom.com.


M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (www.macom.com) is a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic 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 high speed optical, satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, automotive, industrial, medical and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

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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