M/A-COM EXPANDS FAMILY OF LOW-COST HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE DRIVER AMPLIFIERS
LOWELL, Mass., January 30, 2007 - M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a leading provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave components, today announced a new high dynamic range, low noise, single-stage driver amplifier. The MAAMSS0070 which features a broad frequency range, high linearity, low noise figure, and exceptional reliability making this driver amplifier ideal for general purpose applications in wireless infrastructure such as Mobile Basestation Transceivers, Cellular Repeaters, WiMax and WiBro Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), Medical and Test Equipment. "With the addition of the MAAMSS0070, M/A-COM provides system engineers with a broader array of high linearity driver amplifier solutions and compliments our existing single-stage driver amplifier offering which includes the MAAMSS0017, MAAMSS0048, MAAMSS0049 and MAAMSS0050," said Gene Ungvarsky, product manager for IC Products, M/A-COM. "We have ensured that the usable bandwidth for this amplifier is very broad, 250 to 3800 MHz, and that it is easily optimized for specific frequency bands through the use of external matching components." M/A-COM's MAAMSS0070 is fabricated using our high reliability GaAs Metal-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MESFET) process and features output P1dB levels of +22 dBm with gain of 12 dB at 2140 MHz, while achieving high third order output intercept performance and low noise figure over a broad frequency range. All the amplifiers in this family are housed in Pb-free, RoHS compliant SOT-89 plastic packages. Pricing and Availability The MAAMSS0070 is available from stock and is priced at $2.61 in quantities of 10,000. Contact M/A-COM's domestic and international sales and distribution channels for exact price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at www.macom.com.