15-W X-band high power amplifier suits radar applications

July 30, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
M/A-COM Technology Solutions has announced a high power MMIC amplifier ideal for X-band communication and radar applications.

The MAAP-015036, a two stage 8.5 to 10.5 GHz GaAs MMIC power amplifier, has a saturated pulsed output power of 42 dBm, a large signal gain of 17 dB and a typical 43 % power added efficiency. The power amplifier can be biased using a direct gate voltage or using an on-chip gate bias circuit. Furthermore, the device offers dual sided bias architecture for optimum flexibility in assembly and board design.

Saturated output power comes in at 42 dBm and power added efficiency is 43%.

Paul Beasly, Product Manager commented, “The combination of high power, high gain and excellent power added efficiency performance, along with versatile biasing options makes the device ideal for a wide range of X-band pulsed applications such as marine, weather and surface-movement radar, as well as perimeter security and communication links”.