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
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
delivers higher levels of integration and space savings by performing three circuit functions in a
single 4mm PQFN package. The
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
is a great choice for applications requiring gain with a wide attenuation range while maintaining
linearity,” said Jack Redus, product manager. “The
balances linearity and noise figure for optimal performance in cellular base station
Production quantities and samples of
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
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Technology Solutions Inc.