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8 February 2013

M/A-COM Tech launches X-band LNA for V-Sat, radar and microwave applications

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 an X-band extension to its low-noise amplifier (LNA) family.

The MAAL-010528 is designed to provide a quick LNA solution for V-Sat, radar and microwave applications. The LNA delivers higher gain and linearity performance over the 8-12GHz frequency band than many competing parts, it is claimed, providing system advantages for LNA requirements. Supplied in a small 3mm x 3mm PQFN surface-mount package and having a single, positive bias supply, the device provides a simple LNA solution.

The MAAL-010528 gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) LNA provides nominal gain of 20dB, high OIP3 linearity of 26dBm, and a mid-band noise figure supply of 1.6dB. The device features a self-bias architecture that requires the user to apply only a single positive supply. In addition, it is internally matched to 50Ω input/output. Input return loss is 10dB and output return loss is 13dB. Altogether, the MAAL-010528 is suited to multiple radar and communication applications.

“The MAAL-010528 is ideal for customers looking for low noise figure and high linearity for their X-band solutions,” reckons product manager Paul Beasly.

Production quantities and samples are available from stock.



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