Avago Technologies Ltd (a supplier of III-V-based analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications), has announced four new RF power amplifiers (PAs) for small-cell base transceiver station (BTS) applications and a full spectrum of LTE/WiFi coexistence FBAR (film bulk acoustic resonator) filters for mobile and wireless infrastructure applications.
Expanding on Avago's proven MGA-43xxx PA family, Avago has introduced the MGA-43003, MGA-43013, MGA-43024 and MGA-43040 featuring high linearity, gain and power-added efficiency (PAE) with integrated power detector function.
Product highlights are as follows:
MGA-43003 (LTE band 3 PA): linear Pout of +27dBm at 48dBc ACLR (adjacent channel level rejection); gain of 41.7dB; PAE of 14%. MGA-43013 (LTE band 12, 13 and 17 PA): linear Pout of +27dBm at 48dBc ACLR; gain of 33.5dB; PAE of 16.5%. MGA-43024 (2.4GHz WiFi PA): Pout of +27.8dBm at 2.5% EVM (error vector magnitude); gain of 40.5dB; PAE of 14.8%. MGA-43040 (LTE band 40 PA): linear Pout of +27dBm at 48dBc ACLR; gain of 42dB; PAE of 13%. ACPF-7x24 (2.4GHz WiFi filters): insertion loss of <1.7dB (Ch 1-13); 50dB attenuation in band 40; 55dB attenuation in band 7. ACPF-7x41 (LTE band 41 filters): insertion loss of < 2.1dB; WiFi attenuation (Ch 1-11) of >40dB. ACPF-8x40 (LTE band 40 filters): insertion loss of < 1.5dB; WiFi attenuation (Ch 5-13) of >40dB. ACMD-6x07 (LTE band 7 duplexers): Tx insertion loss of <2.5dB; Rx insertion loss of < 2.0dB; WiFi attenuation of > 45dB.
Picture: Avago's MGA-43xxx PA family.
"Avago is a leading provider of RF front-end solutions for small-cell applications with the industry's most comprehensive product offering of LTE PAs and LTE/WiFi coexistence filters," claims Ron Ruebusch, senior VP & general manager of Avago's Wireless Semiconductor Division. "The introduction of our four new MGA-43xxx PAs and full showcase of our LTE/WiFi coexistence filters further demonstrate Avago's commitment to addressing the growing small-cell market segment," he adds.
"With mobile data demand overwhelming the mobile network, small cells are becoming an important part of building capacity for LTE," asserts Joe Madden, principal analyst at Mobile Experts. "The early days of femtocells are now changing to multi-band, multi-mode small cells where 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi must operate simultaneously without interference," he adds. "The industry needs high-performance RF filters and power amplifiers to make these multi-mode radio nodes successful."
Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.