MACOM Introduces High Linearity PAs for Ka-Band SATCOM and VSAT Applications

MACOM has introduced a comprehensive portfolio of Ka-Band power amplifiers (PAs) optimized for next-generation SATCOM and VSAT applications requiring uncompromising high-speed connectivity, efficiency and reliability. The amplifiers span the frequency range from 27 to 31.5 GHz and are available in 2, 2.3, 3, 4 and 6 W power output options. These new GaAs-based Ka-Band PAs - MAAP-011246, MAAP-011298, MAAP-011289, MAAP-011233 and MAAP-011140-DIE - provide industry-leading linearity and IM3, and best-in-class performance across a range of key metrics.

MACOM’s Ka-Band MAAP Series PAs can deliver up to 24.5 dB of linear gain, 29% power added efficiency and saturated output power (PSAT) up to 38.5 dBm, with IM3 levels up to -25 @ 27 dBm. Assembled in lead-free 5mm, 32-lead QFN packaging (with available 6W bare die option - MAAP-011140-DIE), these Ka-band PAs can provide customers with full SMT assembly flexibility, complemented by MACOM’s portfolio of discrete mixers, drivers and gain block amplifiers.

The table below outlines typical Ka-Band MAAP Series PA performance:

MACOM’s Ka-Band MAAP Series PAs are available to customers today. For assistance identifying MACOM products optimized to substitute or replace offerings from other vendors, visit MACOM’s Cross Reference tool.

MACOM is showcasing its leading RF technology portfolio at IEEE’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2018, Booth #1125 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 12-14 June. MACOM’s booth is featuring new product solutions optimized for 5G connectivity, basestations, SATCOM, Test and Measurement, ISM and Radio communications.

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