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X-Band high power amplifiers housed in surface mount packages

San Diego—StratEdge is offering a line of packaged high power amplifier MMICs for 8 to 12 GHz (X-Band) applications.

The StratEdge family of packaged amplifiers covers the full X-Band range in three separate bands. StratEdge part number 560134, which is for 9 to 10.5 GHz applications, provides 37dBm output power and 40% power added efficiency (PAE) for bias of 7V, 1.4A. The typical gain is 18dB.

The other members of the family are StratEdge part number 560141 for 7 to 8.5 GHz, and the 560142 for 10.5 to 12 GHz. The StratEdge SMX 580448 ceramic surface mount package is used to house all of the devices, which are fabricated by a U.S.-based GaAs foundry.

The StratEdge SMX 580448 is a surface mount package that has a copper composite base that enhances thermal dissipation. Though sealed with epoxy and a liquid crystal polymer lid, it will pass fine and gross leak hermeticity testing per MIL-STD-883. The assembly process, including eutectic and epoxy component attach, gold wire bonding, lid seal, lead trim, electrical test, labeling, and delivery preparation, is performed at StratEdge headquarters in San Diego, California.

Applications include point-to-point radios and base stations.

Pricing: Around $259 at 500 units.
Availability: Now.

StratEdge, www.stratedge.com

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