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4 September 2015

MACOM adds high-linearity 2W and 4W Ka-band packaged power amplifiers for SatComs

In booth #235 at European Microwave Week (EuMW 2015) in Paris, France (8-10 September), M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for analog RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and photonic applications) is launching the MAAP-011246, a 2-Watt power amplifier, and the MAAP-011139, a 4-Watt power amplifier, in a 5mm x 5mm 32-lead QFN surface-mount technology (SMT) package. The 4-stage, fully matched power amplifiers are suitable for Ka-band SatCom applications, and provide the linearity for either final power amplification stages or driver stages in higher-power applications.

The MAAP-011246 operates at 27.5-31.5GHz, providing 23dB of linear gain, 2W saturated output power and 24% power-added efficiency (PAE). The device offers an IM3 level of -25dBc at 27dBm Pout/tone, making it suitable for high-performance commercial SatCom uplink terminal applications.

The MAAP-011139 operates at 28.5-31.0GHz while providing 22dB linear gain, 4W saturated output power and 23% power-added efficiency. The device delivers greater than 27dBm Pout/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30dBc, which is twice the linear performance of competing alternatives, it is reckoned.

"The superior linearity performance of the MAAP-011246 and MAAP-011139 are further complemented by their high gain, power-added efficiency and availability in SMT QFN packages," says product manager Paul Beasly. "The addition of these 2W and 4W packaged power amplifiers to MACOM's complete chip-set solution offers customers increased performance and flexibility in next-generation Ka-band VSAT systems."

Production quantities and samples of the MAAP-011246 and MAAP-011139 are available from stock. The MAAP-011139 is available now in both bare die and packaged versions. 

Tags: M/A-COM

Visit: www.macom.com/products/product-detail/MAAP-011246

Visit: www.macom.com/products/product-detail/MAAP-011139-DIE

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