MMIC portfolio adds 1-W power amplifier covering 100 MHz to 3.0 GHz

May 17, 2016 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
MACOM Technology Solutions has introduced the MAAP-011232, a 2-stage, 1-W 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 driver amplifier features a typical gain of 23 dB and up 40% power added efficiency. It can be operated between 5-V to 9-V and consumes less than 300 mA at maximum output power of 1 W. The MAAP-011232 is fully matched while operating in the 100 MHz to 1 GHz 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.

The table below summarises the typical performance of 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