August1, 2012 Press Release
-- CATV Amplifier Features Low Distortion and Differential Inputs
Lowell, MA, August 1, 2012 – M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance
analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today a new push-pull amplifier for CATV, FTTX, DBS, and HDTV applications
where low noise figure and low distortion are required.
is a GaAs MESFET MMIC amplifier. The MMIC design is configured as a pair of cascode MESFET amplifiers
for optimal broadband performance. The device is designed for integration in a 75 Ω push-pull circuit and exhibits
“With the introduction of the MAAM-010144, we continue to expand our portfolio
of high performance amplifiers for CATV infrastructure applications,” said Graham Board, Product Manager. “The MAAM-010144
utilizes M/A-COM Tech’s established 0.5 µm MESFET process to deliver a highly linear, 75 Ω, push-pull amplifier
with 20.5 dB of small signal gain.”
Packaged in a TSSOP 16-Lead exposed paddle package,
the MAAM-010144 provides a high gain of 20.5 dB and +8 V DC bias. The CATV amplifier operates from 50
to 1000 MHz and exhibits a gain flatness of 0.6 dB and low noise figure of 5.5 dB. The MAAM-010144 is optimized
at 75 Ω with an input return loss of 18 dB and an output return loss of 15 dB.
The table below
outlines typical performance:
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: www.macomtech.com ABOUT M/A-COM
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is a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions 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,
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innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.
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