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Macom Expands MMIC range with two stage driver amp

New 1W device delivers high gain across the 100MHz to 3GHz frequency range

Macom has introduced the MAAP-011232, a two-stage, 1W driver amplifier featuring gain shut off and operating from 100 MHz to 3 GHz. This device is suited to both driver and power requirements across a broad range of applications, including land-mobile-radio, military communications, sensors, telemetry, test and measurement and satellite communications.

The MAAP-011232 features a typical gain of 23dB and up 40 percent power added efficiency. The device can be operated between 5V to 9V and consumes less than 300mA at maximum output power of 1W. The MAAP-011232 device is fully matched while operating in the 100 MHz to 1GHz frequency range and can be tuned with input matched to perform up to 3 GHz. The device is offered in a 3mm 16 lead PQFN plastic package.

"The MAAP-011232 was designed to offer customers excellent power and drive performance over a broad frequency range," said Paul Beasly, product manager, RF and Microwave, Macom.

"The high gain and enable function can replace the need for additional gain blocks and/or attenuators in customers' systems, which makes the device an ideal candidate for applications that require a small footprint and surface-mount solution."

Macom will be featuring its MMIC portfolio next week at IMS, May 22nd-27th in San Francisco, California. 

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