New series of miniature WiFi and WiMAX linear amplifier modules

Avago Technologies announced a new series of miniature fully matched WiMAX and WiFi power amplifier modules for mobile and fixed wireless data applications.

The MGA-2xx03 series of PA modules feature a compact 3 mm by 3mm by 1 mm package and are ideal for manufacturers of portable and mobile devices containing WiMAX or high power WiFi links.

The MGA-2xx03 series consists of three high gain, fully matched (with no external matching components) PA modules that are cost effective, provide high efficiency over a broad frequency bandwidth and meet industry-standard Spectral Emission Mask (SEM) tests operating at 3.3V. These features allow designers to achieve standards-compliant performance in space constrained designs with low current and help reduce time to market in designing fixed or portable WiMAX or WiFi devices used in laptop computers, dongles and wireless access points. Avago’s MGA-2xx03 linear amplifier modules cover frequency ranges of 2.3 to 2.7GHz (MGA-22003), 3.1 to 3.8GHz (MGA-23003), and 5.1 to 5.9GHz (MGA-25203).

Avago’s MGA-22003 and MGA-23003 are part of a complete RF front end solution for WiMAX applications. These two parts can be paired with a new Avago Single-Pole Four-Throw (SP4T) switch detector module to include all the front end RF functionality. The MGA-22003 meets the WiMAX forum 802.16 mask at over 25 dBm power, and the MGA-23003 meets the ETSI 802.16 mask at over 25 dBm power.

Both have high gain greater than 34 dB across the bands. Additionally, a low power mode allows operation at approximately 100 mA when only low power is required. The MGA-25203 generates a full 23 dBm power at -34 dB EVM with 30 dB gain at 5.4 GHz.

Key Product Series Features:

  • Miniature size: 3 mm by 3mm by 1 mm
  • Advanced GaAs E-pHEMT technology
  • Broad bandwidth
  • 50 ohm all RF ports
  • Integrated CMOS compatible pins for shutdown and low power mode
  • 3 to 5V power supply
  • Stable under all loads and conditions
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +85 degrees C

Pricing for the Avago-š?„?´s MGA-2xx03 series of WiFi and WiMAX power amplifiers will be under $2.00, and they will be widely available in the third quarter of this year.

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