M/A-COM Technology Solutions Press Release - July 18, 2011
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Introduces New Analog Control Variable Gain Amplifier
-- VGA Delivers Wide Frequency Range and High Gain for Cellular Infrastructure
Lowell, MA, July 18, 2011 – M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high
performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today a new Analog Control Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA)
for Cellular Infrastructure applications. The
MAAM-009320 is designed to lower bill of materials cost and complexity for OEM design engineers who are
designing next generation 3G/4G/LTE base stations.
base station designs have multi-band capabilities but numerous space constraints. The
MAAM-009320 delivers higher levels of integration and space savings by performing three circuit functions in a
single 4mm PQFN package. The
MAAM-009320 has a wide frequency range complimented by high gain and excellent input and output return loss.
Packaged in a RoHS* compliant 4mm, 24-Lead PQFN package, the VGA is designed for operation from 400 MHz – 2700
MHz. External matching components are used to set the center frequency and achieve return loss performance while
analog control is accomplished through a single control pin of 0 to +3V.
The table below outlines specific
part number performance:
“With excellent IP3 for only 231 mA of current, the
MAAM-009320 is a great choice for applications requiring gain with a wide attenuation range while maintaining
linearity,” said Jack Redus, product manager. “The
MAAM-009320 balances linearity and noise figure for optimal performance in cellular base station
applications.” Production quantities and samples of
MAAM-009320 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from
the M/A-COM Tech website at
ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INC. M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com)
is a leading supplier of high performance semiconductors, active and passive components, and subassemblies for use
in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of
products, M/A-COM Tech serves diverse markets including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications,
aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds on 60 years of
experience designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.
Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality
standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices
throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
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