Single Amplifier from 100 kHz to 50 GHz for Sub-6GHz and mm-Wave 5G Applications

MACOM has released a new wideband distributed amplifier for use in 5G test and measurement (T&M) equipment. The MAAM-011238 amplifier is available both as a bare-DIE and Surface Mount package and operates from 100 kHz up to 50 GHz (67.5 GHz for the Bare-DIE version) giving system designers the ability to use a single amplifier for 5G applications spanning sub-6 GHz to mmW frequencies.

The MAAM-011238 amplifier supports wideband operation from 100 kHz up to 50 GHz (67.5 GHz for the Bare-DIE version) with a typical gain of 14 dB at 30 GHz. The input and output are fully matched at 50 Ω with a typical return loss of 10 dB across the band. The overall ease of use for customers is enhanced by utilizing a positive gate bias, thereby eliminating the need for a negative voltage supply and bias sequencer. The MAAM-011238’s integrated power detector further simplifies system designs while preserving valuable board space.

The MAAM-011238 aims to deliver an effective broadband amplifier solution for 5G sub-6 GHz to mmW testing. The MAAM-011238 and MAAM-011238-DIE are available to customers.

Frequency100 kHz – 50 GHz100 kHz – 67.5 GHz
*Gain (dB)14 15
*P1dB (dBm) 1718
*P3db (dbm)18.520
*OIP3 (dBm)2626
*NF (dB)65.5
Bias Voltage (V) 4-64-6
Bias Current (mA) 125-150125-150
Package5mm 12-Lead SMT2.1mm x 1.05mm

Typical part number performance: (* at 6 V, 30 GHz) 

MACOM is showcasing its RF portfolio at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2019 in Boston, MA, USA, from June 4th – 6th. MACOM’s booth also features other new products optimized for 5G, wireless base stations, radar, T&M and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications.

Click here to see what other companies will be showcasing at IMS 2019.


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