MACOM announces power amplifiers for Ka-Band SATCOM, VSAT applications

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc., a supplier of high performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic solutions, has announced 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 company said.

Available in 2, 2.3, 3, 4 and 6W power output options spanning frequency ranges from 27 to 31.5 GHz, these new GaAs-based Ka-Band PAs are expected to 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), MACOM´s Ka-Band MAAP Series PAs can provide customers with full SMT assembly flexibility, complemented by MACOM´s portfolio of discrete mixers, drivers and gain block amplifiers.

MACOM is an analog semiconductor company that delivers a unique combination of high growth, diversification and high profitability. 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.