MACOM Expands Portfolio with 2-Watt and 4-Watt Ka-Band Power Amplifiers

MACOM’s High Linearity Packaged Amplifiers Ideal for Satellite Communications

LOWELL, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 3, 2015 — M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”) (NASDAQ: MTSI), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave and optical semiconductor products, today announced the MAAP-011246, a new 2-Watt power amplifier, and the MAAP-011139, a new 4-Watt power amplifier in a SMT package. These 4-stage, fully matched power amplifiers are ideally suited for Ka-Band SATCOM applications, and provide industry leading linearity for either final power amplification stages or driver stages in higher power applications.

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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% added efficiency. The device is offered in a 5x5 mm 32-lead QFN package and offers an IM3 level of -25 dBc at 27 dBm Pout/tone, making the power amplifier an ideal solution for high-performance commercial SATCOM uplink terminal applications.

The MAAP-011139 is offered in a 5x5 mm 32-lead QFN package and operates from 28.5 to 31.0 GHz while providing 22 dB linear gain and 23% added efficiency. The device delivers 4 W saturated output power and greater than 27 dBm Pout/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30 dBc, which is twice the linear performance of competing alternatives.

“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,” said Paul Beasly, Product Manager, MACOM. “The addition of these 2 watt and 4 watt packaged power amplifiers to MACOM’s complete chip-set solution offers customers increased performance and flexibility in next generation Ka-Band VSAT systems.”

MACOM enables the connections that ensure high data-density network performance from L-Band to Ka-Band. For over 60 years, MACOM has serviced the most demanding military and commercial applications on the ground, in the air or at sea. Our analog RF, microwave and millimeterwave innovations optimize wireless bandwidth for clear, uninterrupted signals across even remote locations.

To learn more about the MAAP-011246 and MAAP-011139 visit MACOM’s booth #235 at EuMW 2015, September 8 – 10, 2015 in Paris, France. Production quantities and samples of the MAAP-011246 and MAAP-011139 are available from stock. The MAAP-011139 is now available in both bare die and packaged versions. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at:

The table below outlines typical performance:

Parameter     Units     MAAP-011246     MAAP-011139
Frequency     GHz     27.5-31.5 GHz     28.5-31.0 GHz
Gain     dB     23     22
IM3 Level     dBc     -25 @ 27 dBm     -27 @ 29 dBm
Saturated Output Power     dBm     33     36
Power Added Efficiency     %     24     23

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