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3 March 2008


Tyco launches family of low noise amplifiers for GPS, DAB, WiMAX and MoCA applications

Tyco Electronics of Lowell, Mass, USA has introduced a family of ultra low noise amplifiers (LNA) designed for applications such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS), WiMAX, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) specifications.

Developed on Tyco’s new low noise LH3 0.5um pHEMT process, the family is designed to achieve less than 1dB NF (noise figure) and are tunable over a wide frequency range. Each LNA has minimum off-chip matching components, which allow for tuning optimal NF and gain over a wide frequency range, says the company.

M/A-COM MAAL-007304 and MAAL-007306 high gain amplifiers are offered in a RoHS-compliant SOT-26 surface mount plastic package, and employ a monolithic two-stage self-biased design. They typically operate from a single 3.0 volt supply. The MAAL-007304 achieves low noise (0.7 dB), low current (11.5 mA), and high gain (25.5 dB) up to 3.0 GHz, while the MAAL-007306 has a higher operating current and OIP3 in order to support higher linearity requirements for the infrastructure market up to 2.0 GHz.

The MAAL-008550 low noise amplifier is offered in a RoHS SC-70 compliant surface mount plastic package, employing a single-stage self-biased design. It typically runs from a single 3.0 volt supply, and has a low noise figure of 0.75 dB while consuming 7.5 mA of current and 12.5 dB of gain at 2.3 GHz when operating at 3.0 V.

M/A-COM MAAL-007304, MAAL-007306 and MAAL-008550 amplifiers are priced at $0.46, $0.98 and $0.32 respectively for quantities of 100,000.

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Tyco introduces 13.75 - 14.5 GHz VSAT PA

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