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M/A-COM Technology Solutions Press Release - August 10, 2011
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New GaAs Broadband Push-Pull Amplifier for CATV Infrastructure
-- The 8.0 V, 20.5 dB Gain amplifier is configured as a pair of cascade structures with excellent
Lowell, MA, August 10, 2011 – M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high
performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today a new GaAs broadband push-pull CATV amplifier. The
amplifier features 20.5 dB gain, with broadband linear performance. Packaged in a 4mm QFN, 20-lead plastic
package, the MAAM-009455 is an ideal inter-stage or output amplifier.
“With the introduction
of the MAAM-009455, we continue to expand our portfolio of high performance amplifiers for CATV infrastructure
applications,” said Graham Board, Product Manager. “The MAAM-009455 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.”
MAAM-009455 targets next generation CATV HFC, FTTx, HDTV, and EdgeQAM infrastructure applications, where high gain
and low distortion are a requirement. The MAAM-009455 is a highly linear amplifier, with low noise figure and
power dissipation. This differential amplifier uses M/A-COM Tech baluns, input and output, in order to ensure
best-in-class second order performance. The amplifier also features external feedback, allowing for gain tuning.
The MAAM-009455 exhibits an excellent gain flatness of 0.5 dB typical over the 50 to 1000 MHz operating band.
Input return loss has been optimized to achieve better than 20 dB across the band. Very low distortion
characteristics provide excellent composite second order (CSO), and composite triple beat (CTB) performance. This
amplifier exceeds DOCSIS 3.0 DRFI specifications making it an ideal output stage solution for EdgeQAM head-end
The table below outlines specific part number performance:
Production quantities and samples of MAAM-009455 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 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, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds more than 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
Patricia A. Isabelle