News | August 20, 2012

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New GaAs MMIC Doubler With Integrated Gain, Self-Biased Doubler And Driver Stages

Source: MACOM

Doubler Delivers +20 dBm Pout and 35 dBc Fundamental Suppression

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced recently a GaAs MMIC Doubler for VSAT applications.

The XX1010-QT is an active doubler in a RoHS compliant 3X3mm 16-Lead plastic QFN package that delivers +20 dBm output saturated power (Pout) and 35 dBc fundamental suppression. Using a GaAs pHEMT process, the XX1010-QT covers the 14.625-15.0 / 29.25-30.0 GHz frequency bands and integrates a gain stage, doubler, and driver amplifier into a single device.

The doubler is well suited for SATCOM and millimeter-wave Point-to-Point Radio applications. The XX1010-QT integrates DC blocking and bypassing capacitors, eliminating the need for any external components. The device has a self-bias configuration, requiring only a positive 5V supply.

"The high level of integration coupled with a standard 3X3mm plastic QFN package offers our customers an optimal cost effective solution by saving precious board area and reducing component count," stated Amer Droubi, Product Manager, "The XX1010-QT is an ideal driver stage to the final output power amplifier in Ka band VSAT terminals."

The table below outlines typical performance:






14.625-15.0 / 29.25-30.0

Input Return Loss



Output Return Loss



Fundamental Suppression



Supply Currency



Production quantities and samples of XX1010-QT are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at:

About M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions is a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of products, M/A-COM Tech serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds on more than 60 years of experience designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.

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. For more information, visit

Source: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.