Amplifier, Power, 8W
♦ 8 Watt Saturated Output Power Level
♦ 2-Octave Bandwidth
♦ Variable Drain Voltage (4-10V) Operation
♦ MSAG™ Process
The MAAPGM0074-DIE is a 2-stage 8W power amplifier with on-chip bias net-
works. This product is fully matched to 50 ohms on both the input and output. It
can be used as a power amplifier stage or as a driver stage in high power appli-
Fabricated using M/A-COM’s repeatable, high performance and highly reliable
GaAs Multifunction Self-Aligned Gate (MSAG™)Process, each device is 100%
RF tested on wafer to ensure performance compliance.
M/A-COM’s MSAG™ process features robust silicon-like manufacturing proc-
esses, planar processing of ion implanted transistors, multiple implant capability
enabling power, low-noise, switch and digital FETs on a single chip, and polyim-
ide scratch protection for ease of use with automated manufacturing processes.
The use of refractory metals and the absence of platinum in the gate metal for-
mulation prevents hydrogen poisoning when employed in hermetic packaging.
♦ Radio Communications
♦ Electronic Warfare
Also Available in:
Sample Board (Die)
Sample Board (Pkg)
Mechanical Sample (Die)
Electrical Characteristics: TB = 30°C1, Z0 = 50 Ω, VDD = 10V, IDQ = 2.1A2, Pin = 28 dBm, RG=40 Ω
1-dB Compression Point
Small Signal Gain
Gate Current IGG 3.5 mA
2nd Harmonic, 2-4 GHz
2nd Harmonic, 6-8 GHz
1. TB = MMIC Base Temperature
2. Adjust VGG between –2.6 and –1.5V to achieve specified IDQ.
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