MAAM-011206 Darlington Amplifier is fabricated using GaAs process.

Press Release Summary:

MAAM-011206 DC–15 GHz Darlington Amplifier delivers an output power +18 dBm with 13.5 dB typical gain. Having reverse isolation of greater than 21 dB, unit offers a noise figure and return loss of 4.5 dB and 15 dB at 6 GHz and 0.1–15 GHz respectively. Product is housed in 1.5 x 1.2 mm plastic SMT package and is suitable for test and measurement, land mobile radio, and wireless and satellite communication applications. Unit’s input and output are matched to 50 Ω.

Original Press Release:

Richardson RFPD Introduces New DC–15 GHz Darlington Amplifier from MACOM

Fully-matched and current-adjustable amplifier solution for multi-market applications ranging from land mobile radio to wired broadband

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a broadband Darlington amplifier from MACOM Technology Solutions Inc.

The MAAM-011206 is a versatile, DC–15 GHz Darlington amplifier, with 13.5 dB typical gain and +18 dBm of output power. The input and output are fully matched to 50 Ω. Third order linearity (OIP3) is typically +28 dBm, and reverse isolation is greater than 21 dB. Functional operation is achieved with a single bias voltage VDD, from +3 V to +5 V. Current adjustment is available with an external bias resistor.

The MAAM-011206 is housed in a leadless 1.5 mm x 1.2 mm plastic SMT package compatible with standard pick-and-place assembly equipment. It is fabricated using a GaAs process which features full passivation for increased performance and reliability.

The device’s gain and return loss performance offers a versatile solution to space-constrained designs for test and measurement, land mobile radio, and wireless and satellite communication applications.

Additional key features of the MAAM-011206 include:

  • Noise figure: 4.5 dB @ 6 GHz
  • Return loss: 15 dB @ 0.1–15 GHz
  • External resistor between VDD and pin 6 enables single bias operation
  • No negative bias necessary

To find more information, or to purchase this product today online, please visit the MAAM-011206 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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