Tyco Electronics - Press Release 10-9-2007
Tyco Electronics Introduces New M/A-COM Driver Amplifier Family Designed
for Point-to-Point Radio Communications
dBm IP3 Amplifiers Cover Radio Frequency Bands From 4.9 to 15.4 GHz
LOWELL, Mass. – October 9, 2007 – Tyco Electronics
today introduced a new family of M/A-COM driver amplifiers for point-to-point
(P2P) radios. The new driver amplifier family covers allocated point-to-point
bands from 4.9 to 15.4 GHz: the M/A-COM MAAM-007523 amplifier covering
4.9 – 8.5 GHz, and the MAAM-007524 amplifier covering 10.0 – 15.4 GHz.
The amplifier family features +32 dBm IP3 (third-order intercept point)
linearity and P1dB levels ranging from 19 to 21 dBm. They are self-biased
and may be operated with drain supplies ranging from 4.5 to 8.0 volts
to optimize system performance including linearity, gain and power efficiency.
This new family of driver amplifiers complements the existing line of
M/A-COM point-to-point amplifiers and work well together to provide
excellent system performance.
“Since this family of M/A-COM
driver amplifiers can be deployed as drivers in front of M/A-COM’s point-to-point
power amplifiers in a typical transmit chain, this is another demonstration
of Tyco Electronics’ commitment to complete P2P radio communications
technology,” said Jack Redus, product manager, Tyco Electronics. “The
large frequency range supported by these amplifiers, as well as their
typical gain flatness across individual P2P bands being +/- 0.5 dB,
makes these amplifiers ideal components for end-to-end P2P communications.”
All die are fabricated using M/A-COM’s MSAG (Multi-function
Self-Aligned Gate) process, which features a rugged polyimide coating
and no air bridges. This coating produces a rugged chip for high assembly
yields. The Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) is one million hours at 170º
C junction temperature and the package option is a 16-lead, 4mm PQFN
package, which is suitable for standard surface mount assembly processes.
Each amplifier part is available in bare die and plastic packaged options.
M/A-COM’s family of power amplifiers is RoHS compliant and compatible
with a 260º C reflow temperature.
Pricing and Availability
The M/A-COM MAAM-007523 and MAAM-007524 driver amplifiers are
both available from stock in either bare die or plastic package options,
and are priced at $16.00 each in quantities of 1,000. Production lead
times start at 12 weeks for bare die and 16 weeks for plastic packaged
options. Please contact Tyco Electronics’ M/A-COM domestic and international
sales channels for price and delivery information. Data sheets and supporting
technical documents are available online at
ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS
currently a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is a leading
global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions
and wireless systems, with 2006 sales of US$12.7 billion to customers
in 150 countries. Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures and markets
products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances and
aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer
electronics. With over 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing,
sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics’ commitment
is its customers’ advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can
be found at www.tycoelectronics.com.
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