1 W linear RF driver amplifier for MILCOM and infrastructure applications

May 28, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
M/A-COM Technology Solutions has introduced a RF driver amplifier for MILCOM and infrastructure applications. The MAAM-010617 is a 30 dBm GaAs MMIC amplifier which exhibits high linearity over a wide input power range.

Biased with a single +5 V supply, the amplifier has a quiescent current of 420 mA. It is tunable over the wide frequency range of 30 MHz to 4000 MHz, in order to optimize its performance based on the end application.

Packaged in a lead-free SOT-89 package, the MAAM-010617 is fabricated using an HBT process to realize a constant high linearity over a wide input power and frequency range. The operating bandwidth of this device can be optimized with selective off-chip components.

Key features include a gain of 13 db, noise figure of 4.5 dB, input return loss of 18 dB, output return loss of 18 dB, output P1db of 31 dBm, output IP3 of 42.5 dBm, and a quiescent current of 420 mA

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