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Tyco Electronics - Press Release 10-31-2007

Tyco Electronics Announces New M/A-COM 5.0 - 9.0 GHz Multipurpose Low Noise AmplifierTyco Electronics Announces New M/A-COM 5.0 - 9.0 GHz Multipurpose Low Noise Amplifier

Variable Gain Amplifier Designed for Communications as well as Military and Space Radar Applications

LOWELL, Mass. – October 31, 2007 – Tyco Electronics today introduced the M/A-COM MAAM-007095-A3GVSA low noise amplifier, a new two-stage variable gain amplifier that is ideal for military and space radar, tactical communications systems and commercial point-to-point radio applications. Featuring a variable gain control of 0 - 5 V and 25-38 dB gain, the amplifier can be used as a LNA (Low Noise Amplifier), intermediate amplifier or driver stage amplifier. Typical noise figure is 2 dB with a 1dB compression point of 17 dB.

“The abundance of applications that this amplifier can fulfill, in combination with the number of connector configurations that it employs, makes the M/A-COM MAAM-007095 one of the most versatile amplifiers available,” said Ken Veith, engineering manager, Tyco Electronics. “We feel that this product advances our leadership in the market and we look forward to continuing to provide components that meet and exceed the needs of our expanding global customer base.”

The M/A-COM MAAM-007095-A3GVSA amplifier utilizes a 12V – 15V power supply, and can be mounted in either a connectorized or drop-in configuration. The amplifier resides in a hermitically sealed housing and can accommodate either field-replaceable SMA or GPO connectors. The amplifier is matched to 50 ohms on both input and output, and is fabricated using high-performance, high-reliability military standard processes. This part may be subject to US export compliance laws and regulations.

Pricing and Availability

Please contact Tyco Electronics' M/A-COM products domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery information. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at http://www.macom.com.


Tyco Electronics, currently a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions and wireless systems, with 2006 sales of US$12.7 billion to customers in 150 countries. Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures and markets products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is its customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at www.tycoelectronics.com.

  • M/A-COM, the TE logo and Tyco Electronics are trademarks.

  • Other products, logos and Company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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For sales information, please contact:

M/A-COM, Inc.

10713 Gilroy Road

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Americas -- 1-410-329-7900

Europe/Middle East/Africa -- +44 1908-574-200

Asia/Pacific -- 81-44-844-8296

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