DC-50 GHz wideband amplifier outputs +23 dBm

April 27, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Featuring up to +23dBm of saturated power and 15 dB of gain, from M/A-COM Technology Solutions (“MACOM”), the MAAM-011109-DIE, a wideband amplifier with an operating frequency range of DC-50 GHz.

The MAAM-011109-DIE provides 50 Ohms matching and typical return losses better than 15 dB. This amplifier is a high-performance, low noise solution for customers seeking a very wideband, fully matched amplifier solution. Features of the MAAM-011109-DIE include gate bias adjust to change current setting for power or temperature, gain trim control that allows 15 dB of gain control (0 to -1 V) and a temperature-compensated power detector that provides a DC voltage in relation to the output power.

“The wideband performance of the MAAM-011109-DIE makes it an optimal solution for broadband applications such as Test and Measurement and Electronic Countermeasures,” said Paul Beasly, Product Manager, MACOM. “The DC-50 GHz operation, adjustable bias control for power and gain and low noise performance make the device a highly versatile solution for multiple wideband applications.”

This die product features gold-plated contact pads on its backside and a size of 1.97 x 1.30 x 0.1 mm.

The table outlines typical performance for the MAAM-011109-DIE:

Parameter

Units

MAAM-011109-DIE

RF Frequency

GHz

DC-50

Gain

dB

15.5

Isolation

dB

22

Input Return Loss

dB

15

Output Return Loss

dB

15

Noise Figure

dB

3.5

P1dB

dBm

20

MACOM - M/A-COM Technology Solutions; www.macom.com