News | August 6, 2014

Richardson RFPD Introduces New 700 MHz–6 GHz Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier From MACOM


Also features high gain and excellent linearity

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced recently the availability and full design support capabilities for a new high dynamic range, single-stage MMIC low noise amplifier from M/A-COM Technology Solutions.

The MAAL-011078 is designed for operation from 700 MHz to 6 GHz and is housed in a lead-free 2 mm 8-lead PDFN plastic package. The LNA has an integrated active bias circuit, allowing direct connection to 3V or 5V bias and minimizing variations over temperature and process. The bias current is set by an external resistor, so the user can customize the power consumption to fit the application. VBIAS can be utilized as an enable pin to power the device up and down during operation.

The MAAL-011078 is ideally suited as a first-stage LNA for 3G/4G cellular infrastructure and Wi-Fi applications, including 802.11ac, as well as Aerospace & Defense applications.

According to MACOM, additional key features of the MAAL-011078 include:

  • Low Noise Figure:
    • 0.35 dB @ 1.9 GHz
    • 0.50 dB @ 2.6 GHz
  • High Gain:
    • 22 dB @ 2.6 GHz
    • 15 dB @ 6.0 GHz
  • High Linearity: +33 dBm OIP3
  • Single Voltage Bias: 3 - 5 V
  • Current Adjustable 30 - 80 mA

To find more information, or to purchase this product today online, please visit the MAAL-011078 (

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

SOURCE: Richardson RFPD, Inc.