1W integrated PA spans 100 MHz to 3.0 GHz

May 18, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
MACOM Technology Solutions’ MAAP-011232 is a 2-stage, 1-W driver amplifier featuring gain shut off and operating from 100 MHz to 3 GHz, for use in applications, including land-mobile-radio, military communications, sensors, telemetry, test and measurement and satellite communications.

It offers typical gain of 23 dB and up 40% power added efficiency. The device can be operated between 5V to 9V and consumes less than 300 mA 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 3-mm 16-lead PQFN plastic package.

 

MACOM adds, “The high gain and enable function can replace the need for additional gain blocks and/or attenuators, which makes the device an ideal candidate for applications that require a small footprint and surface-mount solution.”

 

The table below outlines typical performance for the MAAP-011232:

 

 




Parameter

Units

MAAP-011232

Small Signal Gain

dB

23

Output Power at 1 dB Compression

dBm

29

Saturated Output Power

dBm

30

Power Added Efficiency

%

40

Reverse Isolation

dB

50

Output Third Order Intercept

dBm

40

Drain Supply Voltage

V

9

 

 

MACOM: www.macom.com