X-Band Amplifier suits military/commercial applications.

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Fabricated using MSAG (Multi-function Self-Aligned Gate) process, MAAPGM0079-DIE is COTS 3-stage X-band amplifier suited for use in commercial avionics, weather radar, and military radar systems. It produces 20 W over 8.0-10.0 GHz range and 16 W over full 7.5-10.5 GHz range with typ gain of 29 dB. Unit requires +10 V and negative supply voltages and uses 6 A under compression. MTTF is 1 million hr at 170°C junction temperature.



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M/A-COM Introduces New 20 Watt X-Band High Power Amplifier Designed for Commercial and Military Avionic Applications



LOWELL, Mass., Feb. 7, 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 announced a new high power X-band amplifier for use in a variety of applications including commercial avionics, weather radar, and military radar systems. The MAAPGM0079-DIE is a COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) 3-stage X-band high power amplifier covering 7.5 to 10.5 GHz and designed to produce 16-20 watts of output power.

The MAAPGM0079-DIE amplifier is designed to produce 20 watts over the 8.0 to 10.0 GHz range and 16 watts over the full 7.5 to 10.5 GHz range with a typical gain of 29 dB. The MAAPGM0079-DIE requires +10 V and negative supply voltages, and uses 6 A under compression. The MAAPGM0079-DIE is fabricated using M/A-COM's MSAG (Multi-function Self-Aligned Gate) process, which features a polyimide coating and no air bridges which produces a rugged chip for high assembly yields. The MTTF is 1 million hours at a 170oC junction temperature.

Price and Availability

The MAAPGM0079-DIE amplifier is available today as a bare die, a ceramic packaged version will be available in mid-2006. The MAAPGM0079-DIE is currently available from stock in low quantities for engineering development. Lead times on higher quantities start at 12 weeks. Contact M/A-COM's domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at www.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 www.macom.com, a complete, updated listing of all of M/A-COM's RoHS compliant parts is available on the Web at www.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

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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

Andrea DiRuscio
Matter Communications
www.matternow.com
Tel: 978.499.9250 x225
Cell: 808.348.0435

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