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MACOM announces high power C-Band GaAs MMIC amplifier in plastic packaging

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September 11, 2013
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M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, announced a new high power amplifier that is ideally suited for C-Band radar and communication applications.

The MAAP-011027 is ideal for customers who need a fully matched, small size and simplified packaged solution for high power pulsed applications.  Operating over the 5.2-5.9 GHz frequency bandwidth, the device is a two stage, 8 W saturated C-band power amplifier with 37% power added efficiency. The MAAP-011027 is packaged in a lead free 5mm x 5mm 20 lead PQFN and offers a fully matched solution which can be used by the customer as a power amplifier stage or as a driver stage in high power pulsed applications. 

“The MAAP-011027 belongs to a new family of high power GaAs MMIC amplifiers that cover L-, S-, C- and X-Band”, said Paul Beasly , Product Manager. “These new products offer best-in-class performance for high power applications while leveraging MACOM’s commercial manufacturing expertise to reduce the size, weight and cost of our customers’ system designs.”

The table below outlines typical performance:

Parameter

Units

MAAP-011027

Frequency Range(RF)

GHz

5.2-5.9

Gain

dB

20

Input Return Loss

dB

10

Output Return Loss

dB

10

PSAT

dBm

39

Efficiency

%

37

 

Production quantities and samples of MAAP-011027 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at: www.macomtech.com.

Source: MACOM

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