Introduces New Dual Mode 2.4 - 2.5 GHz ISM Power Amplifier
Low-Cost, RoHS Compliant Amplifier Ideally Suited for Applications that Require Low Control Voltage
and High Performance
LOWELL, Mass. – September 13, 2007 – Tyco Electronics today
launched the M/A-COM MAAPSS0081, a new 2.4 – 2.5 GHz ISM three-stage power amplifier specifically
designed for cordless applications that require both low control voltage and high performance. With
its wide voltage operating range, the MAAPSS0081 is a dual-mode power amplifier which maximizes
system performance while reducing DC power consumption.
“The M/A-COM MAAPSS0081 features an integrated power enabler pin providing accurate ramp control
and a separate power mode pin for current savings in the lower power mode state,” said David
Folding, product manager, Tyco Electronics. “Additional power savings are achieved with a voltage
compensation circuit, which is included specifically for applications where the amplifier supply
voltage is not regulated and is directly connected to the battery. As a result the M/A-COM
MAAPSS0081 is one of the most versatile and cost-effective power amplifiers available on the market
In the High Power mode, the amplifier generates 25 dBm of output power while drawing 300 mA of
current. In Low Power mode, the output power is 17 dBm with a current of 110 mA. The M/A-COM
MAAPSS0081 has a typical power gain of 25 dB with an operating voltage of 2.5 to 3.0 V. The
amplifier is housed in a RoHS compliant 3mm 12-lead PQFN package.
Pricing and Availability
The M/A-COM MAAPSS0081 is available from stock and is priced at $0.35 for quantities of 100,000.
Please contact Tyco Electronics' M/A-COM domestic and international sales channels for price and
delivery information. Data sheets and supporting technical documents are available online at http://www.macom.com.
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sales of US$12.7 billion to customers in 150 countries. Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures and
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to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 8,000 engineers and worldwide
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