Fully-matched RF power amplifiers for use in the 2.4GHz frequency band

23-04-2015 | Mouser Electronics | Design & Manufacture

Mouser is now stocking Avago Technologies' MGA 430x 2.4GHz amplifier
modules. The fully-matched RF power amplifiers target 2.4GHz frequency band
applications and are manufactured using Avago's proprietary 0.25ยต GaAs
enhancement-mode pHEMT process technology. The MGA 430x amplifiers feature a
compact footprint, high gain and high linearity.

The modules are available in two frequency bands. The MGA 43040 is for use
in the 2.3GHz to 2.4GHz frequency band and provides 40dB of gain, while the
MGA 43024 is for use in the 2.401GHz to 2.484GHz frequency band and provides
40.5dB of gain. Both provide high linear output power and a built in RF
detector.

The MGA 4302x amplifier modules provide fully-matched input and output
ports, allowing the output load to see the same impedance as the source.
These amplifiers are built with Avago's GaAs E pHEMT process technology
which is optimized for high frequency wireless semiconductors that require
devices to be low cost, large device size, high uniformity, and be capable
of handling high power signals efficiently.

The amplifiers are packaged in a compact 5mm x 5mm moulded chip on board
(MCOB) module. The MGA-43024 is ideal for Wireless LAN (WLAN) applications,
such as access points and hot spots, while the MGA-43040 is designed for
final stage amplification of low power and medium power cellular base
stations, says the company.

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