Power Amplifiers target point-to-point radios.

Press Release Summary:

Covering radio frequency bands from 2.5-19.7 GHz, MAAPGM00XX-DIE Amplifiers produce power levels from 1-2 W with third order intercept points from 38 to 44 dBm. Units feature gain up to 34 dB and flatness of less than ±1 dB. Housed in 20-lead, 5 mm PQFN package, amplifiers are fabricated using Multi-Function Self-Aligned Gate process, which features polyimide coating and no air bridges. They are RoHS-compliant and compatible with 260°C reflow temperature.

Original Press Release:

M/A-COM Introduces New Power Amplifier Family Designed for Point-to-Point Radios

1-2 Watt Amplifiers Cover Radio Frequency Bands From 2.5 to 19.7 GHz

LOWELL, Mass., Nov. 28, 2006 - M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a leading provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave components, today introduced a new line of power amplifiers for point-to-point radios. These amplifiers cover allocated point-to-point bands from 2.5 to 19.7 GHz.

This family of M/A-COM amplifiers produces power levels ranging from one to two watts over various frequency bands and feature excellent linearity with high gain. Additionally, these amplifiers meet the typical requirements for point-to-point radios with third order intercept points from 38 to 44 dBm. The have gain up to 34 dB, with flatness of less then +/-1 dB across individual point-to-point radio bands. Each amplifier's drain supply can be set within the 6 to 10 volts to optimize system performance including linearity, gain and power efficiency.

The following table details this M/A-COM power amplifier family.

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 a 170o C junction temperature and the package option is a 20 lead, 5 mm 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 complaint and compatible with a 260o C reflow temperature. Leaded versions are available upon request for military applications.

Price and Availability
M/A-COM's MAAPGM00XX-DIE power amplifier family is available from stock in both bare die and plastic packaged options. The prices of the bare die range from $27 - $32 at 1,000 piece quantities. The prices on the plastic packaged options range from $24 - $29 at 1,000 piece quantities. Production lead times start at 12 weeks for bare die and 16 weeks for plastic packaged options. Parts are usually available from stock in low quantities for engineering development. Contact M/A-COM's domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at macom.com.

M/A-COM, Inc., a business unit of Tyco Electronics, is an established industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave semiconductors, components and technologies for the wireless telecommunications, automotive, aerospace and military industries. Holding hundreds of patents in the field, M/A-COM is internationally known as an innovator and integrator whose technologies are found in some of today's most advanced signal intelligence and defense systems, as well as in leading automotive navigation, safety, and communications solutions. M/A-COM is also a major supplier of critical communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility, federal and select commercial markets. Headquartered in Lowell, MA, M/A-COM has offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Information about M/A-COM can be found on the Web at macom.com, a complete, updated listing of all of M/A-COM's RoHS compliant parts is available on the Web at macom.com/rohs.

Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a leader in cutting-edge wireless components, complete power systems, and premise wiring components and systems; and a provider of critical communications systems to the Land Mobile Radio industry. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack and Simel. For more information, visit www.tycoelectronics.com

o M/A-COM and Tyco are trademarks.

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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

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