MACOM Announces High Power C-Band GaAs MMIC Amplifier in Plastic Packaging

8 W Power Amplifier operating between the 5.2 – 5.9 GHz frequency band offers customers a small sized, fully matched solution

LOWELL, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 11, 2013 — M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced a new high power amplifier that is ideally suited for C-Band radar and communication applications.

Packaged in a lead free 5mm x 5mm 20 lead PQFN the device offers a fully matched solution which can  ...

Packaged in a lead free 5mm x 5mm 20 lead PQFN the device offers a fully matched solution which can be used as a power amplifier stage or as a driver stage in high power pulsed applications. (Photo: Business Wire)

The MAAP-011027 is ideal for customers who need a fully matched, small size and simplified packaged solution for high power pulsed applications. Operating over the 5.2-5.9 GHz frequency bandwidth, the device is a two stage, 8 W saturated C-band power amplifier with 37% power added efficiency. The MAAP-011027 is packaged in a lead free 5mm x 5mm 20 lead PQFN and offers a fully matched solution which can be used as a power amplifier stage or as a driver stage in high power pulsed applications.

“The MAAP-011027 belongs to a new family of high power GaAs MMIC amplifiers that cover L-, S-, C- and X-Band,” said Paul Beasly, Product Manager. “These new products offer best-in-class performance for high power applications while leveraging MACOM’s commercial manufacturing expertise to reduce the size, weight and cost of our customers’ system designs.”

The table below outlines typical performance:

                                     
Parameter                 Units                 MAAP-011027
Frequency Range(RF)                 GHz                 5.2-5.9
Gain                 dB                 20
Input Return Loss                 dB                 10
Output Return Loss                 dB                 10
P SAT                 dBm                 39
Efficiency                 %                 37
                               

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