News | June 18, 2014

MACOM Introduces Low Noise, High Gain Amplifier For Multi-Market Applications

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

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced a new low noise, high gain amplifier for wireless infrastructure, WiFi and L- and S- Band applications.

MAAL-011078 is a low noise amplifier that offers ultra-low noise figure and high gain from a single stage. The Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) covers wide bandwidth between 700MHz and 6GHz with excellent noise figure, OIP3 and gain. The return loss can be optimized over narrow bands by implementing simple external matching networks. The integrated active bias circuit allows direct connection to 3V or 5V voltage supply and minimizes variations over temperature and process. The bias circuit voltage supply (VBIAS) can be utilized as an enable pin to power the device up and down during operation.

“This LNA is a designed as a second generation of MAAL-011076 and MAAL-011075. It is designed using very low noise process and has more gain and bandwidth than any other LNA in the market,” said Amer Droubi, Product Manager, MACOM. “Matching is done externally in order to enable customers to make the necessary compromise between return loss, gain, OIP and noise figure.”

The table below outlines typical performance:

Parameter     Units     1.9GHz     2.6GHz     3.5GHz     5.8GHz
Noise Figure     dB     0.35     0.5     0.6     1.0
Gain     dB     23     22     19     14.5
OIP3     dBm     33     33     33     30
P1dB     dBm     21     21     21     19

Production quantities and samples of MAAL-011078 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.

For more information about MACOM, please visit www.macom.com follow @MACOMtweets on Twitter; join MACOM on LinkedIn, or visit the MACOM YouTube Channel.

FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
North Americas -- Phone: 800.366.2266
Europe -- Phone: +353.21.244.6400
India -- Phone: +91.80.43537383
China – Phone: +86.21.2407.1588

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