3 February 2012

M/A-COM Tech launches high-linearity 1.2W GaAs PA for point-to-point applications

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes analog semiconductors, components and subassemblies for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications) has launched the MAAP-008924, a 3-stage, high-linearity 1.2W GaAs power amplifier (PA) for point-to-point radio applications (e.g. for 10, 11 and 13GHz point-to-point radio transceivers for cellular backhaul applications). Packaged in a 5mm, 20-lead PQFN, the amplifier is fully matched to 50 Ohms on both the input and output.

Operating in the 10–13.3GHz frequency range, the MAAP-008924, can be used as a power amplifier stage, or as a driver stage in high-power applications. Fabricated using M/A-COM Tech’s high-linearity MESFET process, the amplifier features 20dB gain and 44dBm OIP3 (output intercept 3th-order point).

“The MAAP-008924 provides a high output IP3 while maintaining low DC power consumption,” says product manager Jack Redus. Quiescent current is 1000mA. Output power at 1dB compression (P1dB) is 31dBm. Input return loss is 12dB and output return loss is 10dB.

Production quantities and samples of the MAAP-008924 are available from stock.

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