2 & 4W power amplifiers suit satellite comms

7th September 2015
Posted By : Jordan Mulcare
2 & 4W power amplifiers suit satellite comms

M/A-COM Technology Solutions has announced the MAAP-011246, a 2W power amplifier, and the MAAP-011139, a 4W power amplifier in a SMT package. These four-stage, fully matched power amplifiers are suited for Ka-Band SATCOM applications and provide linearity for either final power amplification stages or driver stages in higher power applications.

The MAAP-011246 operates from 27.5 to 31.5GHz, providing customers with 23dB of linear gain, 2W saturated output power and 24% added efficiency. The device is offered in a 5x5mm 32-lead QFN package and offers an IM3 level of -25dBc at 27dBm Pout/tone, making the power amplifier a suitable solution for high-performance commercial SATCOM uplink terminal applications.

The MAAP-011139 is offered in a 5x5 mm 32-lead QFN package and operates from 28.5 to 31.0GHz while providing 22dB linear gain and 23% added efficiency. The device delivers 4W saturated output power and greater than 27dBm Pout/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30dBc, which is twice the linear performance of competing alternatives.

“The superior linearity performance of the MAAP-011246 and MAAP-011139 are further complemented by their high gain, power added efficiency and availability in SMT QFN packages,” said Paul Beasly, Product Manager, MACOM. “The addition of these 2 and 4W packaged power amplifiers to MACOM’s complete chip-set solution offers customers increased performance and flexibility in next gen Ka-Band VSAT systems.”

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