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M/A-COM Technology s Introduces New Analog Control Variable Gain Amplifier

July 14, 2011
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VGA Delivers Wide Frequency Range and High Gain for Cellular Infrastructure

Lowell, MA, July 18, 2011 – M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today 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.

Information below outlines specific part number performance:
Part Number: MAAM-009320
Gain (dB): 25.5
Noise Figure (dB): 3.0
Attenuation Range (dB): 26.5
OIP3 (dBm): 42.0
Current (mA) : 231
Package: 4mm PQFN

“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 by clicking the link below our logo on this page.

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