Mimix Broadband Inc. introduces a 3.5 to 6 GHz 3 W power amplifier module (PAM) housed in an RoHS-compliant, 7x7 mm package. This highly linear two-stage amplifier delivers 18.5 dB of gain and 34 dBm of power at 1 dB compression point. Identified as XP1044-QL, this PAM provides less than 2.5 percent EVM at 26 dBm output power with 802.16 OFDM signal and peak to average ratio of 9.17 dB. The input and output of the device are internally pre-matched, facilitating a simplified input and output match. The XP1044-QL is designed for WiMAX applications between 4.9 and 5.9 GHz, and the performance can be shifted by adding external matching components to cover applications between 3.5 and 5.0 GHz.

"The XP1044-QL offers a high gain alternative to traditional discrete power FETs, and a higher linear power solution to available packaged MMICs, in this band," said Amer Droubi, Product Line Manager, Mimix Broadband Inc. "The high linear performance and broadband response make the XP1044-QL a good solution for WiMAX, Wi-Fi and public safety applications in the 4.9 to 5.9 GHz range, and with the addition of few matching components, can be extended down to 3.5 GHz."