Driver amps support point-to-point radio

A new family of M/A-COM driver amplifiers covers allocated point-to-point radio bands from 4.9 to 15.4 GHz. The M/A-COM MAAM-007523 amplifier covers 4.9 to 8.5 GHz and the MAAM-007524 amplifier spans 10.0 to 15.4 GHz. The amplifier family features +32 dBm IP3 (third-order intercept point) linearity and output power at 1-dB compression (P1dB) levels ranging from +19 to +21 dBm. They are self-biased and can be operated with drain supplies ranging from 4.5 to 8.0 VDC.

All die are fabricated using M/A-COM's MSAG (Multi-function Self-Aligned Gate) process, which features a rugged polyimide coating and no air bridges. This coating produces a rugged chip for high assembly yields. The Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) is one million hours at 170 C junction temperature and the package option is a 16-lead, 4mm PQFN package, which is suitable for standard surface mount assembly processes. Each amplifier part is available in bare die and plastic packaged options. M/A-COM's family of power amplifiers is RoHS compliant and compatible with a 260deg C reflow temperature.

The M/A-COM MAAM-007523 and MAAM-007524 driver amplifiers are both available from stock in either bare die or plastic package options, and are priced at $16.00 each in quantities of 1,000. Production lead times start at 12 weeks for bare die and 16 weeks for plastic packaged options. Please contact Tyco Electronics' M/A-COM domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery information. Visit for more info. Or click on the below links for data sheets:

MAAM-007523 die
MAAM-007524 die

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