News | April 28, 2014

MACOM Launches New X-Band High Power Amplifiers For Commercial Radar And Communication Applications

LOWELL, MASS.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced two new high power MMIC amplifiers ideal for X-Band communication and radar applications.

Both power amplifiers can be biased using a direct gate voltage or using an on chip gate bias circui ...

Both power amplifiers can be biased using a direct gate voltage or using an on chip gate bias circuit providing an excellent bare die solution for high power X-Band applications. (Photo: Business Wire)

The MAAP-015030 two stage 8.5 - 11.75 GHz GaAs MMIC power amplifier has a saturated pulsed output power of 41dBm, a large signal gain of 21dB and 40% power added efficiency. The power amplifier can be biased using a direct gate voltage or using an on chip gate bias circuit providing an excellent bare die solution for high power X-Band applications.

The MAAP-015035 is a three stage 8.5 - 11.5 GHz GaAs pHEMT MMIC power amplifier capable of achieving a saturated pulsed output power of 41dBm and a small signal gain of 36dB. The gate terminals of the power amplifier can be biased directly using a direct gate voltage or using an on chip gate bias circuit. The chip provides 40% power added efficiency and offers very high gain which eliminates the need for a driver amplifier in customers’ circuits.

“The combination of high power, high gain and excellent power added efficiency performance, makes these two power amplifiers very attractive solutions for high power X-Band applications,” said Paul Beasly, Product Manager. “Furthermore, the versatile biasing options and wide-band operation make the devices ideal for a wide range of X-band applications such as marine, weather and surface-movement radar, as well as perimeter security and communication links.”

The table below outlines typical performance:

                         
Parameters       Units       MAAP-015030       MAAP-015035
Frequency       GHz       8.5-11.75       8.5-11.5
Saturated Output Power       dBm       41       41
PAE       %       40       40
Small Signal Gain       dB       25       36
Bias Voltage       V       8.0       8.0
                         

Samples of both the MAAP-015030 and MAAP-015035 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at: www.macom.com

ABOUT MACOM

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (www.macom.com) is a leading supplier of high performance analog RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical, satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, CATV, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, The First Name in Microwave and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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DISCLAIMER FOR NEW PRODUCTS:

Any express or implied statements in MACOM product announcements are not meant as warranties or warrantable specifications of any kind. The only warranty MACOM may offer with respect to any product sale is one contained in a written purchase agreement between MACOM and the purchaser concerning such sale and signed by a duly authorized MACOM employee, or, to the extent MACOM's purchase order acknowledgment so indicates, the limited warranty contained in MACOM's standard Terms and Conditions for Quotation or Sale, a copy of which may be found at http://www.macom.com/purchases

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