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Variable Gain Amplifier targets multi-market applications.

Press Release Summary:

Housed in 1.5 x 1.2 TDFN plastic package, Model MAAM-011100 is fabricated using GaAs process, which features full passivation. Broadband amplifier boasts typical gain control range of 30 dB with +13 dB of P1dB performance. Input and output are fully matched to 50 Ω with return loss of -12 dB. Typically biased with single +5 V Vd for standard operation over 4–20 GHz frequency band, amplifier is suited for WiFi, WiMax, IMS, point to point, test and measurement, and electronic warfare applications.

Original Press Release:

MACOM Technology Solutions Announces New Ultra-Small Broadband Variable Gain Amplifier for Multi-Market Applications at IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium 2013

Versatile variable gain amplifier boasts excellent broadband performance for easy and efficient implementation for real estate constrained customers

Seattle, WA, –M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, today announced a new broadband variable gain amplifier for Multi-market applications.

The MAAM-011100 is designed for customers who need a versatile, broadband, low cost and ultra-small variable gain amplifier solution for WiFi, WiMax, IMS, Point to Point, Test & Measurement, Electronic Warfare and Aerospace and Defense applications. The MAAM-011100 is packaged in a convenient plastic 1.5x1.2 TDFN while still providing superior broadband performance over competing alternatives. The single gain control pin and ultra-small size provides real estate constrained customers with an easy, low cost solution for a variety of applications.

“The MAAM-011100 offers an excellent combination of broadband performance, ease of use and low cost.” said Tom Galluccio, Product Manager. “The device is ideal for customers looking for cost and space savings to implement into their solutions.”

The MAAM-011100 is fabricated using a GaAs process which features full passivation for increased performance and reliability. The amplifier boasts a typical gain control range of 30dB with +13dBm of P1dB performance. The input and output are fully matched to 50Ω with a typical return loss of -12dB. The device is typically biased with a single +5V Vd for standard operation over the 4GHz – 20GHz frequency band; providing customers with an excellent multipurpose solution.

The table below outlines typical performance:







Gain Control Range






Input Return Loss



Output Return Loss






Bias Current



Production quantities and samples of MAAM-011100 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at:

To find out more about the broadband amplifier, as well as MACOM’s extensive product portfolio, come visit us at Booth #930 at the IMS 2013 Show, June 2-7 in Seattle, Washington. For more information about the show visit: MACOM at IEEE MTT 2013. 


M/A-COM Technology Solutions ( 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, MACOM serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. MACOM builds on more than 60 years of experience designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.

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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Husrav Billimoria

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.


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