Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new high dynamic range, single-stage MMIC low noise amplifier from M/A-COM Technology Solutions.

The MAAL-011078 is designed for operation from 700 MHz to 6 GHz and is housed in a lead-free 2 mm 8-lead PDFN plastic package. The LNA has an integrated active bias circuit, allowing direct connection to 3V or 5V bias and minimizing variations over temperature and process. The bias current is set by an external resistor, so the user can customize the power consumption to fit the application. VBIAS can be utilized as an enable pin to power the device up and down during operation.

The MAAL-011078 is ideally suited as a first-stage LNA for 3G/4G cellular infrastructure and Wi-Fi applications, including 802.11ac, as well as Aerospace & Defense applications.