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MACOM Releases 2-Watt and 4-Watt Ka-band Power Amplifiers

By | September 4, 2015

      [Via Satellite 09-04-2015] M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) has released the MAAP-011246, a new 2-Watt power amplifier, and the MAAP-011139, a new 4-Watt power amplifier in a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) package. The four-stage, fully matched power amplifiers are suited for Ka-band satellite communications applications, and provide linearity for either final power amplification stages or driver stages in higher power applications.

      The MAAP-011246 operates from 27.5 to 31.5 GHz, providing customers with 23 dB of linear gain, 2 W saturated output power and 24 percent added efficiency. The device is offered in a 5×5 mm 32-lead Quad Flat No-lead (QFN) package and offers an IM3 level of -25 dBc at 27 dBm Pout/tone. According to MACOM, this optimizes the power amplifier for high-performance commercial satcom uplink terminal applications.

      The MAAP-011139 is offered in a 5×5 mm 32-lead QFN package and operates from 28.5 to 31.0 GHz while providing 22 dB linear gain and 23 percent added efficiency. The device delivers 4 W saturated output power and greater than 27 dBm Pout/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30 dBc.