New Miniature WiMAX Linear Amplier Modules Solve System Challenges
WiMAX, Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a family of IEEE 802.16 standards designed to address the needs of Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs). According to analyst forecasts approximately 75 million WiMAX subscribers are projected by 2014, with the majority being mobile users. In addition, WiMAX chipset unit volume of may exceed 75 million in the same year. To address this evolving market, Avago has introduced three new linear amplifier modules (LAM) in small 3 x 3 x 1 mm packages: the MGA-22003 (2.3-2.7 GHz, 25 dBm); MGA-23003 (3.3-3.8 GHz, 25 dBm); and MGA-25203 (5.1-5.9 GHz, 23 dBm). The MGA-22003 and MGA-23003 are optimized for WiMAX systems, and the MGA-25203 is a general purpose amplifier.