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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

M/A-COM Technology Solutions

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.

MAAM-009320 Block DiagramNew 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:
 
MAAM-009320 Electrical Specifications
 

“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 www.macomtech.com


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.
 
FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
North Americas -- Phone: 800.366.2266
Europe -- Phone: +353.21.244.6400
India -- Phone: +91.80.43537383
China – Phone: +86.21.2407.1588
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Patricia A. Isabelle
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
978-656-2546
Patricia.Isabelle@MacomTech.com












Posted  7/18/2011
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