MACOM Announces New 10 Watt Amplifier for 2-6 GHz Broadband High Power Applications

MACOM Announces New 10 Watt Amplifier for 2-6 GHz Broadband High Power Applications

Fully Matched, Broadband Amplifier Allows Customers Easy Implementation for Multiple Applications while removing need for sensitive external RF tuning components

LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced a new MMIC power amplifier for high power broadband applications.

The MAAP-010169 is a two staged amplifier operating between the 2 GHz to 6 GHz frequency range. The device is fully matched for input and output at 50Ω, which eliminates the customers' need for any sensitive external RF tuning components. Unlike competing products the MAAP-010169 boasts high reliability with added excellent efficiency and gain, providing a high power off-the shelf solution.

The MAAP-010169 is fabricated using a high reliability pHEMT process to realize higher power added efficiency and gain. The amplifier provides a nominal Gain of 18dB with outstanding input and output return loss of 8-10 dB respectively across the 2 GHz to 6 GHz band - altogether providing an excellent option for customers looking for high power solutions for their broadband applications.

"The MAAP-010169 is well suited to a range of applications due to its fully-matched, broadband power performance", said Paul Beasly, Product Manager. "The convenient 10V bias operation, high gain and high power performance from 2 GHz to 6 GHz make for a versatile device that is well-suited for multiple RF and Microwave applications such as repeater amplifiers, mobile infrastructure, air traffic control radars, weather radar, radio communication and test equipment."

The table below outlines typical performance:

Parameter Units MAAP-010169
Frequency GHz 2-6
Gain dB 18
Input Return Loss dB 8
Output Return Loss dB 10
P1dB dBm 38
PSAT dBm 40
Gate Bias V -0.56

Production quantities and samples of MAAP-010169 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at:


M/A-COM Technology Solutions ( is a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless and optical communications infrastructure, satellite, radar, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the RF and microwave industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, The First Name in Microwave and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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