M/A-COM INTRODUCES NEW POWER AMPLIFIER FAMILY DESIGNED FOR POINT-TO-POINT RADIOS
LOWELL, Mass., Nov. 28, 2006 - M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a leading provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave components, today introduced a new line of power amplifiers for point-to-point radios. These amplifiers cover allocated point-to-point bands from 2.5 to 19.7 GHz. This family of M/A-COM amplifiers produces power levels ranging from one to two watts over various frequency bands and feature excellent linearity with high gain. Additionally, these amplifiers meet the typical requirements for point-to-point radios with third order intercept points from 38 to 44 dBm. The have gain up to 34 dB, with flatness of less then +/-1 dB across individual point-to-point radio bands. Each amplifier's drain supply can be set within the 6 to 10 volts to optimize system performance including linearity, gain and power efficiency. All die are fabricated using M/A-COM's MSAG (Multi-function Self-Aligned Gate) process, which features a rugged polyimide coating and no air bridges. This coating produces a rugged chip for high assembly yields. The Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) is one million hours at a 170o C junction temperature and the package option is a 20 lead, 5 mm PQFN package, which is suitable for standard surface mount assembly processes. Each amplifier part is available in bare die and plastic packaged options. M/A-COM's family of power amplifiers is RoHS complaint and compatible with a 260o C reflow temperature. Leaded versions are available upon request for military applications. Price and Availability M/A-COM's MAAPGM00XX-DIE power amplifier family is available from stock in both bare die and plastic packaged options. The prices of the bare die range from $27 - $32 at 1,000 piece quantities. The prices on the plastic packaged options range from $24 - $29 at 1,000 piece quantities. Production lead times start at 12 weeks for bare die and 16 weeks for plastic packaged options. Parts are usually available from stock in low quantities for engineering development. Contact M/A-COM's domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at www.macom.com.