Avago Creates MMICs for Test and Measurement Market

Avago Technologies announced three new MMICs designed to address the complex needs of test and measurement equipment applications for wireless networks. The company is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. The AMMC-6380, -6470 and -6350 microcircuits are ideal for test and measurement applications where highly accurate instrumentation and signal processing support for high-end frequencies are required.

Using a cascade design for high efficiency, Avago’s AMMC-6380 is a DC-80 GHz traveling wave amplifier ideal for high gain and broad bandwidth applications. Avago’s AMMC-6470 is a 40-79 GHz power amplifier that runs with a low DC quiescent current of 300 mA. The AMMC-6350 is a DC-50 GHz differential output power amplifier ideal for instrumentation applications. It has a gain of 5 dB and a low quiescent current of 200 mA. All MMICs operate off a single +5 V and ship with on-chip matching for high performance.

The AMMC-6380, -6470 and -6350 are the newest additions to Avago’s extensive line of high quality, high performance MMICs. According to Philip Gadd, senior director of marketing for Avago Technologies’ wireless semiconductor division, “Avago holds a wealth of knowledge in MMIC performance requirements, including linearity, power and efficiency expertise, for supporting broad-bandwidth, highly reliable instrumentation systems. The products we are announcing today are ideal for addressing the highly complex needs of the growing test and measurement market, which continues to be fueled by rapidly evolving standards in the telecommunications and electronics industries.”

Availability and Pricing
Pricing for Avago’s AMMC-6380, 6470 and 6350 begin at $150 to $250 in 100-1000 volumes. Products are sampling now and will be generally available in Q208. For more information on these products, please contact Titus Wandinger at +1 (408) 435-4587.

About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company’s products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots.

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