LOWELL, MA — Tyco Electronics has released the M/A-COM MAAPSS0111, a 13.75- to 14.5-GHz, four-stage, 1.25-W power amplifier specifically designed for Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) applications that require high efficiency. The amplifier can be used as either a driver or an output stage amplifier.
A key figure of merit for amplifiers in communication systems is the inter-modulation performance of third order products, denoted IM3. The MAAPSS0111 has well behaved IM3 performance over frequency, temperature, and operating power which will enable high data rate communication in next generation VSAT applications.
The amplifier is designed to generate 31-dBm of saturated output power while drawing 530-mA of current. It has a typical power gain of 32 dB with an operating voltage of 8.0 V and typical IM3 of 26 dBc. The amplifier is housed in a RoHS compliant 6-mm, 28-lead PQFN package.
A data sheet for the MAAPSS0111 is available.
For further information visit www.macom.com.