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Jun 04, 2019

MACOM Extends High-Performance SATCOM Portfolio with the Addition of a 4-Watt Ka-Band Power Amplifier

  • MAAP-011250 is a balanced 4-watt power amplifier operating from 27.5 – 30 GHz making it well suited for SATCOM and VSAT applications
  • Balanced design can enable consistent matching to 50 Ohms at the input and output
  • Complements MACOM’s portfolio of Ka-Band gain block amplifiers, drivers, mixers and PAs to deliver a complete chipset for high-performance wireless broadband data links

LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 4, 2019-- MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today announced an addition to its portfolio of high-linearity Ka-Band power amplifiers with the introduction of the MAAP-011250. Ideally suited for next generation commercial VSAT outdoor units, the MAAP-011250 utilizes a balanced design, giving system designers’ a consistent match regardless of their board impedance.

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The MAAP-011250 is a balanced 4 W, 4-stage power amplifier assembled in a lead-free 5 mm 32-lead AQF ...

The MAAP-011250 is a balanced 4 W, 4-stage power amplifier assembled in a lead-free 5 mm 32-lead AQFN plastic package. This power amplifier operates from 27.5 to 30 GHz and provides 24 dB of linear gain, 4 W saturated output power and output IP3 of 41 dBm while biased at 6 V. The MAAP-011250 can be used as a power amplifier stage or as a driver stage in higher power applications. The amplifier complements MACOM’s portfolio of Ka-Band gain block amplifiers, drivers, mixers and PAs to deliver a complete chipset for high-performance wireless broadband data links. (Photo: Business Wire)

As the demand for high speed, broadband, data connectivity continues, MACOM is seeing changes in fixed wired networks, such as HFC and Fiber along with terrestrial wireless networks, and SATCOM, in order to meet this demand. As the requirements for increased data rates and bandwidth continue to drive higher power, higher frequency and higher linearity MMICs, MACOM is well positioned to provide both catalog and custom SATCOM solutions.

With the addition of the 4W amplifier, MACOM now offers 2, 2.3, 3, 4 and 7 W power output options spanning frequencies ranging from 27 to 31.5 GHz. These new GaAs-based Ka-Band PAs can provide strong linear gain, which is expected to enable customers to efficiently increase the power from the input to the output port with minimal tradeoffs.

The MAAP-011250 is a balanced 4 W, 4-stage power amplifier assembled in a lead-free 5 mm 32-lead AQFN plastic package. This power amplifier operates from 27.5 to 30 GHz and provides 24 dB of linear gain, 4 W saturated output power and output IP3 of 41 dBm while biased at 6 V. The MAAP-011250 can be used as a power amplifier stage or as a driver stage in higher power applications. The amplifier complements MACOM’s portfolio of Ka-Band gain block amplifiers, drivers, mixers and PAs to deliver a complete chipset for high-performance wireless broadband data links.

MACOM will showcase its SATCOM portfolio at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2019, Booth #532 in Boston, MA, U.S.A., June 4th – 6th. MACOM’s booth will feature new product solutions optimized for 5G, wireless basestations, radar, test and measurement (T&M) and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications. To make an appointment, contact your local sales representative. For more information about MACOM’s RF technology solutions, please visit: www.macom.com.

Typical part number performance for MACOM’s Family of SATCOM Amplifiers:

Parameter     Units     MAAP-011246     MAAP-011298     MAAP-011289     MAAP-011250     MAAP-011233     MAAP-011140
Power     W     2     2.3     3     4     4     7
Frequency     GHz     27.5-31.5     27.0-31.5     28.0-30.0     27.5-30.0     28.5-31.0     27.5-30.0
Gain     dB     24     24.5     24     24     25     24
P1dB     dBm     32     32.5     34     34.5     34.5     37.5
PSAT     dBm     33     33.7     35     36     36     38.5
Power Added Efficiency     @PSAT     29%     26%     23%     18%     27.5%     23%
Input Return Loss     dB     10     10     10     15     10     12
Output Return Loss     dB     14     10     14     15     10     12
IM3 Level     dBc     -25 @ 27 dBm     -17.5 @ 30 dBm     -18 @ 30 dBm     -23 @ 30 dBm     -27 @ 29 dBm     -24 @ 33 dBm

ABOUT MACOM:
MACOM designs and manufactures semiconductor products for Datacenter, Telecommunication and Industrial and Defense applications. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard.

 

Source: MACOM Technology Solutions Inc.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Ozzie Billimoria
MACOM Technology Solutions Inc.
978.656.2896
ozzie.billimoria@macom.com

 

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