Power Amp Drives 2 To 6 GHz

Sept. 14, 2013
A flange-mounted MMIC amplifier generates 10 W output power from 2 to 6 GHz.

The two-stage power amplifier model MAAP-010169 delivers 10 W output power from 2 to 6 GHz with 18-dB linear gain. The monolithic-microwave-integrated-circuit (MMIC) amplifier is supplied in a 10-lead, ceramic-flange-mount package and is RoHS compliant. Based on a gallium-arsenide (GaAs) pseudomorphic-high-electron-mobility-transistor (pHEMT) semiconductor process, the amplifier achieves output power of typically +38 dBm at 1-dB compression and typically +40 dBm at saturation, with 30% power-added efficiency (PAE) at saturation. It operates with typical input and output return losses of 8 and 10 dB, respectively. The 50-Ω amplifier draws 3.5 A from a +10-VDC supply. It is rated for maximum input power of +26 dBm and operating temperatures from -40 to +125°C. 

MACOM Technology Solutions, Inc., 100 Chelmsford St., Lowell, MA 01851; (800) 366-2266, FAX: (978) 366-2266.

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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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