Richardson RFPD Announces Availability for 3 High Performance Low Noise Amplifiers from M/A-COM Technology
- MAAL-010704, MAAL-010705, MAAL-010706: Noise figure as low as 0.50 dB
17, 2011 – LaFox, Illinois: Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces the availability of a new family of low noise
amplifiers from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. Each of the GaAs pHEMT LNAs provides enhanced RF performance, while
also delivering needed space and cost savings. These devices have been designed to facilitate ease of
implementation in many demanding RF and microwave front-end circuits, including satellite receivers and 3G/4G
wireless infrastructure base stations.
Special features of this new LNA product family: Low noise figure; as low as 0.50 dB
Excellent linearity with OIP3 > 34 dBm Rugged design includes enhanced ESD protection (950V)
100% on-wafer RF, DC and output power testing for superior reliability and performance RoHS
Key advantages which make these LNAs easier to design-in: Integrated active bias
circuit Adjustable current (using external resistor) to tailor performance Single voltage supply
operation (3V or 5V) Broadband internal matching at both input and output
MAAL-010704-TR3 is designed for the wide frequency range between 100 MHz and 3.5 GHz; whereas the
MAAL-010705-TR3 is optimal for the 500 MHz to 1.6 GHz range; and the
MAAL-010706-TR3 is best for frequencies between 1.4 GHz and 4.0 GHz. Wireless infrastructure applications for
these devices include LTE, GSM, WiMAX, WiBro, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, and UMTS.
About Richardson RFPD, Inc.
Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics Company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications,
power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry’s top component suppliers enable
Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it’s designing components or
engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide
support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is
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