Avago Technologies Announces New Miniature Broadband Fully Matched Low-Noise Amplifier MMIC

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 6, 2009 Avago Technologies today announced the latest addition to its family of low-cost, easy to use, high performance Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) low noise amplifier MMIC products for use in a wide range of wireless mobile communications applications. Avago’s new miniature MGA-21108, which measures 2.5 by 2.5 by 0.55mm in an 8-pin STSLP package, is a fully integrated GaAs LNA for use in the 1.5 to 8 GHz band. Operating at supply voltages ranging from 1.4 to 3.3V this LNA is ideal for use in low power or battery-operated applications and targets designers of mobile applications such GPS, WiFi, WiMAX, and UWB. Avago is a leading supplier of interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications.

The MGA-21108 offers a very low noise figure and high linearity performance which helps to significantly improve the sensitivity and dynamic range of the mobile receivers. Additionally, the fully matched LNA module will enable designers of wireless handsets and other hand-held communications devices to simplify their designs and help reduce their design time to market. Overall, this new LNA from Avago will allow designers to develop smaller or more compact wireless mobile communications devices.

Broadband performance of Avago’s MGA-21108 is achieved with only one external input matching component, and the power supply chokes and coupling capacitors are integrated into the device. Additionally, the MGA-21108 includes a CMOS-compatible shutdown pin that can also be used as a variable gain bias pin.

Key Features

  • Low cost, low-profile package: 2.5 by 2.5 by 0.55mm
  • Broadband gain with 1.4V to 3.3V single-supply
  • High gain: 18.7 to 10.7 dB at 1.5 to 8 GHz
  • Low-noise: 1.5 to 2.8 dB at 1.5 to 8 GHz
  • Low power operation at 18mA nominal current
  • CMOS-compatible variable bias control and shutdown pin
  • GaAs E-pHEMT technology

Avago will be demonstrating a variety of its latest amplifiers at the 2009 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, which will be held in Boston, MA, June 8 to 11, at the Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center (Booth #1215).

Pricing and Availability

Avago’s MGA-21108 fully integrated matched LNA MMIC is available now with pricing starting from $0.99 in 10,000 unit volumes. More information about Avago Technologies’ wireless products can be found at: www.avagotechwireless.com.

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 approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive electronics, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and consumer and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement and supporting materials may contain forward-looking statements which address our expected future business and financial performance. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future Company or industry performance based on management's judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these statements. Avago Technologies Finance Pte. Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on December 17, 2008, recent Current Reports on Form 6-K, and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (which you may obtain for free at the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations, and financial condition.

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