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Macom Launches New High Linearity Power Amplifier Family for Ka-Band SatCom, VSAT

By | June 11, 2018
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A Macom RF power product. Photo Credit: Macom

Macom Technology Solutions, a supplier of high performance Radio Frequency (RF), microwave, millimeter-wave and photonic solutions, has launched a comprehensive portfolio of Ka-band Power Amplifiers (PA) optimized for next-generation SatCom and VSAT applications. These new Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) based Ka-band PAs are available in 2W, 2.3W, 3W, 4W and 6W power output options spanning frequency ranges from 27 GHz to 31.5 GHz.

Macom’s Ka-band MAAP Series PAs can deliver up to 24.5dB of linear gain, 29 percent power added efficiency and saturated output power (PSAT) up to 38.5 dBm, with Third-Order Modulation (IM3) levels up to -25 @ 27dBm. Assembled in lead-free 5mm, 32-lead Quad-Flat No-Leads (QFN) packaging (with available 6W bare die option – MAAP-011140-DIE), Macom’s Ka-band MAAP Series PAs can provide full Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) assembly flexibility, complemented by Macom’s portfolio of discrete mixers, drivers and gain block amplifiers.