M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech) has introduced a new Analog Control Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA) for Cellular Infrastructure applications. The MAAM-009320 is designed to lower bill of materials cost and complexity for OEM design engineers who are designing next generation 3G/4G/LTE base stations.
New base station designs have multi-band capabilities but numerous space constraints. The MAAM-009320 delivers higher levels of integration and space savings by performing three circuit functions in a single 4mm PQFN package. The MAAM-009320 has a wide frequency range complimented by high gain and excellent input and output return loss. Packaged in a RoHS* compliant 4mm, 24-Lead PQFN package, the VGA is designed for operation from 400MHz – 2700MHz. External matching components are used to set the center frequency and achieve return loss performance while analog control is accomplished through a single control pin of 0 to +3V.
With excellent IP3 for only 231 mA of current, the MAAM-009320 is a great choice for applications requiring gain with a wide attenuation range while maintaining linearity,” said Jack Redus, product manager. “The MAAM-009320 balances linearity and noise figure for optimal performance in cellular base station applications.” Production quantities and samples of MAAM-009320 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at www.macomtech.com