Avago Technologies, a supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, introduced an ultra-broadband traveling wave amplifier (TWA) for high-speed digital communications applications that operate in the 30 kHz to 80 GHz frequency band. Avago’s AMMC-5025 amplifier provides 8 dB of small-signal gain and excellent gain flatness of +/- 0.7 dB along with better than 10 dB input and output return loss to provide superior performance, which is ideal for use in Test and Measurement equipment, Radar Warning Receivers, Wideband Communications and Surveillance systems, and Point-to-Point Radios.

The AMMC-5025 has a gain slope control feature and an adjustable gain control feature that allows over 25 dB of dynamic range. The superior performance features of this TWA makes it ideal for use in instrumentation and MMIC applications. Moreover, with a miniature die size of 1.6 mm by 1.0 mm, the AMMC-5025 amplifier integrates easily into a wide range of RF/micromodules and subsystems.