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MACOM Announces New Wideband Amplifier Covering 100 kHz up to 50 GHz for 5G Test and Measurement Applications

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  • MAAM-011238 is well suited for 5G Test and Measurement
    instrumentation scaling to millimeterwave (mmW) frequencies
  • Positive gate bias eliminates the need for a negative voltage
  • MACOM's new wideband amplifier is available to customers today in
    DIE and packaged versions for maximum assembly flexibility

MACOM
Technology Solutions Inc.
("MACOM"), a leading supplier of
semiconductor solutions, today announced a new wideband distributed
amplifier with the introduction of the MAAM-011238,
offered in both bare-DIE
and Surface Mount packaged formats. Well suited for use in 5G test and
measurement (T&M) equipment, the MAAM-011238 gives system designers the
agility to leverage a single amplifier for 5G applications spanning
sub-6 GHz to mmW frequencies.

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The MAAM-011238 amplifier supports wideband operation from 100 kHz up to 50 GHz (67.5 GHz for the Ba ...

The MAAM-011238 amplifier supports wideband operation from 100 kHz up to 50 GHz (67.5 GHz for the Bare-DIE version) with typical gain of 14 dB at 30 GHz. The input and output are fully matched at 50 Ω with typical return loss of 10 dB across the band. The overall ease of use for customers is enhanced utilizing a positive gate bias, thereby eliminating the need for a negative voltage supply and bias sequencer. The MAAM-011238's integrated power detector further simplifies system designs while preserving valuable board space. (Photo: Business Wire)

The MAAM-011238
amplifier supports wideband operation from 100 kHz up to 50 GHz (67.5
GHz for the Bare-DIE version) with typical gain of 14 dB at 30 GHz. The
input and output are fully matched at 50 Ω with typical return loss of
10 dB across the band. The overall ease of use for customers is enhanced
utilizing a positive gate bias, thereby eliminating the need for a
negative voltage supply and bias sequencer. The MAAM-011238's integrated
power detector further simplifies system designs while preserving
valuable board space.

The MAAM-011238 aims to deliver an effective broadband amplifier
solution for 5G sub-6 GHz to mmW testing. The MAAM-011238
and MAAM-011238-DIE
are available to customers today. MACOM will showcase its RF portfolio
at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2019, Booth #532 in
Boston, MA, U.S.A., June 4th – 6th. MACOM's booth
will feature new product solutions optimized for 5G, wireless
basestations, radar, T&M and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM)
applications. To make an appointment, contact your local sales
representative. For more information about MACOM's RF technology
solutions, please visit: www.macom.com.

Typical part number performance: (* at 6V, 30GHz)

Parameters     MAAM-011238     MAAM-011238-DIE
Frequency     100 kHz – 50 GHz     100 kHz – 67.5 GHz
*Gain (dB)     14     15
*P1dB (dBm)     17     18
*P3db (dbm)     18.5     20
*OIP3 (dBm)     26     26
*NF (dB)     6     5.5
Bias Voltage (V)     4-6     4-6
Bias Current (mA)     125-150     125-150
Package     5mm 12-Lead SMT     2.1mm x 1.05mm

ABOUT MACOM:
MACOM designs and manufactures semiconductor
products for Datacenter, Telecommunication and Industrial and Defense
applications. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM has design
centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and
ISO14001 environmental management standard.

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