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Jun 30, 2011

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Introduces Low Noise Amplifiers for RF and Microwave Applications

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Introduces Low Noise Amplifiers for RF and Microwave Applications
Low Noise Amplifiers

Lowell, MA, June 30, 2011 - M/A-COM Technology Solutions (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductors, introduced today a new family of Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) for Cellular Infrastructure applications. The LNAs facilitate easy implementation in multiple RF and microwave front-end circuits including GSM, CDMA, WCDMA and LTE base stations and repeaters. The GaAs-based amplifiers meet the high performance requirements of telecommunications equipment manufacturers optimizing for minimum system noise figure and increased receiver sensitivity.

“We are pleased to expand our cellular infrastructure product portfolio with the introduction of this family of low noise amplifiers. The low noise figure coupled with high gain and OIP3 make these LNAs ideal for first and second stage 3G and 4G receivers," said David Richardson, Market Director, of M/A-COM Tech Infrastructure Products.

The MAAL-010705 and MAAL-010706 are highly linear LNAs with low noise figure, high gain and excellent input and output return loss designed for operation from 0.5 to 1.6GHz and 1.4 to 4.0 GHz respectively. These two amplifiers share the same pin out and are packaged in an RoHS compliant leadless 2x2mm DFN package. The bias current and gain can be set with external resistors allowing the user to customize the current consumption and gain value to fit the application. The MAAL-010704 is a versatile broadband LNA which operates in the frequency range 0.1 to 3.5GHz and is packaged in SOT-363. Its bias current can also be set externally via the use of a resistor. The LNAs all feature an integrated active bias circuit allowing direct connection to 3V voltage supply while minimizing variation over temperature and process.

The table below outlines specific part number performance:

 

 

MAAL-010704

MAAL-010705

MAAL-010706

Parameters

Units

Typ

Typ

Typ

Frequency

MHz

100 - 3500

500 - 1600

1400 - 4000

Gain

dB

14.0

21.0

17.5

Noise Figure

dB

0.8

0.5

0.6

Input Return Loss

dB

12

19

20

Output Return Loss

dB

20

18

16

P1dB

dBm

18.5

18.5

19.0

Output IP3

dBm

34

32

34.5

Vd

V

3

4

4

Current

mA

60

60

60

Package

 

SOT-363

2x2 PDFN

2x2 PDFN

Production quantities and samples of MAAL-010705 and MAAL-010706 are available from stock. The MAAL-010704 will be available for sampling and production later this summer. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at macomtech.com

ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INC.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance semiconductors, active and passive components, and subassemblies 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 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 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

MEDIA CONTACT:
Patricia A. Isabelle
978.656.2546
Patricia.Isabelle@macomtech.com

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