9 August 2012
M/A-COM Tech launches 8W 2.5–3.5GHz power amplifier for S-band radar
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes analog semiconductors, components and subassemblies for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications) has launched the MAAP-010171 2-stage pulsed power amplifier, fully matched to 50 ohms on both the input and output and operating in the 2.5–3.5GHz frequency range, for S-band radar applications.
Fabricated using the firm’s high-linearity GaAs pHEMT process, the MAAP-010171 is packaged in 5mm x 5mm 20-lead PQFN package, allowing easy assembly. Input and output return losses are both 10dB. Small-signal current (IDD) is 1A.
“This device is an integral part of our S-band radar product portfolio,” says product manager Scott Vasquez. “With its 8W saturated output power [39dBm], 27dB gain, and 38% power-added efficiency, the MAAP-010171 is well positioned to be used as a power amplifier stage or as a driver stage in high-power pulsed radar applications,” he adds.
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