Low Noise Amplifier Family from MACOM Provides Industry-Leading Performance and Versatility Enabling Accelerated Time-to-Market for Customers

The MAAL-011129 and MAAL-011130 cover a broad frequency range of 2.0 to 31.5 GHz, boasting market-leading high gain and low noise figure in plastic packages for multi-market applications

Lowell, Mass, September 15th, 2016 – MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and optical semiconductor products, today introduced the MAAL-011129 and the MAAL-011130. These devices enable customers to achieve the competitive advantage they count on in test and measurement, SATCOM, aerospace and defense and ISM applications, while also receiving the proven engineering and technical support they have come to expect from MACOM.

For over 60 years, MACOM’s design and applications experts have spearheaded innovation in the RF, microwave and millimeterwave domain. Proven engineering and application support teams are continuing in this legacy with a next generation of wideband MMIC solutions designed for the most demanding customer applications.

The MAAL-011129 is a versatile low noise amplifier solution well suited to diverse receiver applications such as VSAT, Point-to-Point and 24 GHz ISM. This device is fully matched across the band and provides customers with superior noise figure, small package size and flexibility in biasing options against competing low noise amplifier alternatives. The MAAL-011129 operates from 18 to 31.5 GHz and has a typical noise figure of 2.5 dB and gain of 23 dB at 24 GHz. The bias current can be set with a simple external resistor so the user can customize the power consumption and linearity performance. The device is housed in a lead-free 2x2 mm 8-lead PDFN plastic package, offering customers a simpler and faster automated assembly with minimal usage of valuable real estate.

The MAAL-011130 was designed for customers who require a fully matched solution covering 2-18 GHz with low noise figure of 1.4 dB, high gain of 20 dB and flexible biasing options. The device is biased with a single +3.0 to +5.0 V bias and the current can be adjusted with a separate DC bias pin or set with an external resistor. It typically consumes only 30 mA and allows full power-down with the Vb pin. Housed in a 2x2 mm 8-lead PDFN plastic package, the MAAL-011130 offers the industry’s best combination of performance, ease-of use, package size and biasing flexibility with broadband performance for customers across a breadth of multi-market applications. 

“Our customers have come to depend on our industry leading, high-performance MMIC solutions coupled with world class technical and applications support,” said Graham Board, Senior Director, Multi-Market, MACOM. “We continue to deliver best-in-class MMIC solutions that address our customers’ key pain points while simultaneously delivering true differentiated value. With the addition of this new family of LNAs we once again assert our position and commitment to continually pushing the technical envelope and expanding our best-in-class portfolio.”
 

Parameters

Units

MAAL-011129

MAAL-011130

Frequency

GHz

18.0-31.5

2.0-18.0

Gain

dB

23

20

Noise Figure

dB

2.5

1.4

Output IP3

dBm

25

21

Isolation

dB

45

 35

Input Return Loss

dB

13

10

Output Return Loss

dB

13

15

Bias Voltage

V

+3.3 to +5.0

+3.3 to +5.0

Bias Current

mA

5-80

5-80

Packaging

dB

Lead-Free 2mm 8-Lead PDFN

Lead-Free 2mm 8-Lead PDFN


Samples of the MAAL-011129 and MAAL-011130 are now available. Additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at: www.macom.com.


ABOUT MACOM:
MACOM enables a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy society’s insatiable demand for information.

Today, MACOM powers the infrastructure that millions of lives and livelihoods depend on every minute to communicate, transact business, travel, stay informed and be entertained.  Our technology increases the speed and coverage of the mobile Internet and enables fiber optic networks to carry previously unimaginable volumes of traffic to businesses, homes and datacenters. 

Keeping us all safe, MACOM technology enables next-generation radars for air traffic control and weather forecasting, as well as mission success on the modern networked battlefield.

MACOM is the partner of choice to the world’s leading communications infrastructure, aerospace and defense companies, helping solve their most complex challenges in areas including network capacity, signal coverage, energy efficiency and field reliability, through its best-in-class team and broad portfolio of analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products.

MACOM is a pillar of the semiconductor industry, thriving for more than 60 years of daring to change the world for the better, through bold technological strokes that deliver true competitive advantage to customers and superior value to investors.

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.

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