The MGA-633P8 is the latest edition to Avago Technologies’ family of ultra low noise, high gain, high linearity Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) active bias amplifiers for use in cellular infrastructure applications. It is an easy-to-use GaAs MMIC low noise amplifier that is said to provide ‘Best in Class’ performance and has a compact footprint. Additionally, it has a common printed circuit board layout, which is suitable for front-end applications used in cellular base stations. The device is designed to be used as a first stage LNA for cellular base station transceiver radio cards, tower mounted amplifiers, combiners, repeaters and remote/digital radio heads.
The MGA-633P8 uses Avago’s proprietary GaAs Enhancement-mode pHEMT process to achieve a high gain with a very low noise figure. Housed in a compact 2 mm by 2 mm by 0.75 mm 8-pin Quad-Flat-Non-Lead (QFN) package, it is designed to enable cellular applications that operate within the 450 to 2000 MHz frequency range to achieve superior performance levels.