News | August 11, 2014

Richardson RFPD Introduces New Multi-Octave, Wideband MMIC Switch And Amplifiers From Microsemi

Wideband MMIC

Ideally suited for Aerospace & Defense and Test & Measurement applications

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced recently the availability and full design support capabilities for a range of new, multi-octave, wideband MMIC devices, including a switch and eight amplifiers, from Microsemi Corporation.

The new devices provide outstanding electrical performance, with frequency coverage as wide as DC to 22 GHz. The range of products includes an SPDT reflective switch, three general purpose wideband amplifiers, four wideband low noise amplifiers, and one medium power amplifier. All of the new devices are suitable for Aerospace & Defense and Test & Measurement applications.

According to Microsemi, additional key features of the new MMICs include:

Part Number

Function

Frequency

(GHz)

P1dB

(dBm)

Gain

(dB)

OIP3

(dBm)

NF

(dB)

Bias

MMA015AA

Wideband

Amplifier

DC-14

+11-18

13

+22-29

2.6 @ 10

GHz

4V,

24-80mA

MMA016AA

Wideband

Amplifier

DC-15

+11-18

14

+22-29

2.6 @ 10

GHz

4V,

24-80mA

MMA001AA

Wideband

LNA

DC-22

+15

161

+28

1.7 @ 10

GHz

8V,

60mA

MMA017AA

Wideband

Amplifier

2-16

+11-18

12

+22-29

7.5 @ 10

GHz

4V,

24-80mA

MMA003AA

Wideband

LNA

2-22

+13

13.5

+26

1.9 @ 10

GHz

5V,

60mA

MMA005AA

Wideband

LNA

2-22

+15

12.5

+25

1.9 @ 10

GHz

8V,

65mA

MMA002AA

Medium

Power Amplifier

5-20

+19

18

+26

8 @ 10 GHz

5V,

60mA

MMA004AA

Wideband

LNA

6-18

+15

21

+28

1.5 @ 10

GHz2

4V,

100mA

Part Number

Function

Frequency

(GHz)

Insertion

Loss (dB)

Isolation

(dB)

Isolation

(dB)

Control

Voltage

MMS003AA*

SPDT

Reflective

Switch

32-38

0.7

25

+40

+/-15V

*ITAR
(1) The MMA001AA offers a positive gain slope that increases from 15 to 17 dB across the band.
(2) Noise figure of the MMA004AA: 1.5 dB (minimum), 1.6 dB (typical), 1.8 dB (maximum)

All of the new devices are currently offered as die. Packaged versions of key products will be available later in the year.

To find more information, or to purchase these products today online, please visit the Microsemi Amplifiers and Switches for Aerospace & Defense and Test & Measurement webpage. Please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Microsemi, please visit the Microsemi storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD / Arrow RF & Power, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. For more information, visit www.richardsonrfpd.com.

SOURCE: Richardson RFPD, Inc.

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