LOWELL, MAM/A-COM has announced a high power X-band amplifier for use in a variety of applications including commercial avionics, weather radar, and military radar systems. The MAAPGM0079-DIE is a COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) 3-stage X-band high power amplifier covering 7.5 to 10.5 GHz and designed to produce 16-20 watts of output power.
The MAAPGM0079-DIE amplifier is designed to produce 20 watts over the 8.0 to 10.0 GHz range and 16 watts over the full 7.5 to 10.5 GHz range with a typical gain of 29 dB. The MAAPGM0079-DIE requires +10 VDC and negative supply voltages, and uses 6 A under compression. The MAAPGM0079-DIE is fabricated using M/A-COM’s MSAG (Multi-function Self-Aligned Gate) process, which features a polyimide coating and no air bridges which produces a rugged chip for high assembly yields. The MTTF is 1 million hours at a 170-deg C junction temperature.
The MAAPGM0079-DIE amplifier is available today as a bare die, a ceramic packaged version will be available in mid-2006. The MAAPGM0079-DIE is currently available from stock in low quantities for engineering development. Lead times on higher quantities start at 12 weeks. It is priced at $346.09 (100 qty.) Click here for the data sheet.
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