M/A-COM today introduced the M/A-COM MAAM-007095-A3GVSA low noise amplifier, a new two-stage variable gain amplifier that is ideal for military and space radar, tactical communications systems and commercial point-to-point radio applications. Featuring a variable gain control of 0 - 5 V and 25-38 dB gain, the amplifier can be used as a LNA (Low Noise Amplifier), intermediate amplifier or driver stage amplifier. Typical noise figure is 2 dB with a 1dB compression point of 17 dB.

"The abundance of applications that this amplifier can fulfill, in combination with the number of connector configurations that it employs, makes the M/A-COM MAAM-007095 one of the most versatile amplifiers available," said Ken Veith, engineering manager, M/A-COM. "We feel that this product advances our leadership in the market and we look forward to continuing to provide components that meet and exceed the needs of our expanding global customer base."

The M/A-COM MAAM-007095-A3GVSA amplifier utilizes a 12V - 15V power supply, and can be mounted in either a connectorized or drop-in configuration. The amplifier resides in a hermitically sealed housing and can accommodate either field-replaceable SMA or GPO connectors. The amplifier is matched to 50 ohms on both input and output, and is fabricated using high-performance, high-reliability military standard processes. This part may be subject to US export compliance laws and regulations.

Pricing and Availability
Please contact M/A-COM’s products domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery information. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at www.macom.com.