Power Amplifier serves point-to-point radio applications.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in 5 mm, 20-Lead PQFN package, MAAP-008924 three-stage, 1.2 W GaAs power amplifier (PA) is fully matched to 50 ohms on input and output and provides high output IP3 (44 dBm) while maintaining low DC power consumption. Product, fabricated with MESFET Process, operates in 10-13.3 GHz frequency range and can be used as PA stage or driver stage. Quiescent current rating is 1,000 mA, and other specifications include 12 dB input return loss, 10 dB output return loss, and 20 dB gain.

Original Press Release:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New Power Amplifier for Point-to-Point Applications

New 1.2-Watt GaAs Power Amplifier Boasts High Linearity

Lowell, MA - M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today a new power amplifier for point-to-point radio applications. The MAAP-008924 is a 3-stage, high linearity 1.2 W GaAs power amplifier. Packaged in a 5 mm, 20-Lead PQFN, the amplifier is fully matched to 50 ohms on both the input and output.

"The MAAP-008924 provides a high output IP3 while maintaining low DC power consumption", said Jack Redus, Product Manager. "This power amplifier is an excellent choice for 10, 11, and 13 GHz point-to-point radio transceivers for cellular backhaul applications."

Operating between the 10 GHz to 13.3 GHz frequency range, the MAAP-008924, can be used as a power amplifier stage, or as a driver stage in high power applications. Fabricated using M/A-COM Tech's high linearity MESFET Process, the amplifier features 20 dB Gain and 44 dBm OIP3.

The table below outlines typical part number performance:

Parameters Units MAAP-008924
Frequency GHz 10 - 13.3
Input Return Loss dB 12
Output Return Loss dB 10
Gain dB 20
P1dB dBm 31
IP3 dBm 44
Quiescent Current mA 1000

Production quantities and samples of MAAP-008924 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at: www.macomtech.com

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of products, M/A-COM Tech serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds on more than 60 years of experience designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.

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

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