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19 February 2008


Tyco introduces 13.75 - 14.5 GHz VSAT PA

Tyco Electronics of Lowell, Mass, USA has introduced its M/A-COM MAAPSS0111, a 13.75 - 14.5 GHz, four-stage, 1.25 Watt power amplifier (PA) designed for Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) applications. The MAAPSS0111 can be used as either a driver or an output stage amplifier, says the company.

“One of the key figures of merit for amplifiers in communication systems is the inter-modulation performance of third order products, IM3,” said David Folding, product manager, Tyco Electronics. “The MAAPSS0111 has well behaved IM3 performance over frequency, temperature, and operating power which will enable high data rate communication in next generation VSAT applications.”

Housed in a RoHS compliant 6mm 28-lead PQFN package, the PA generates 31 dBm of saturated output power, while drawing 530 mA of current. It has a typical power gain of 32 dB with an operating voltage of 8.0 V and typical IM3 of 26 dBc.

The M/A-COM MAAPSS0111 is available from stock at $16.21 for quantities of 100,000.

See related item:

Mimix launches 13.5-17.0/27.0-34.0GHz GaAs MMIC with integrated gain, doubler and driver stages

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