Avago Offers Ultra-Small FETs for Wireless Applications

SAN JOSE, CA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Avago Technologies announced the industry's smallest packaged field effect transistors (FETs). Measuring a mere 1.0 by 0.5 by 0.25 mm, these ultra-small, low-profile, discrete, low-noise devices occupy less than 5% the volume of a standard SOT-343 package. The new VMMK-1218 and -1225 leverage Avago's innovative chip-scale packaging technology, which enables miniaturization of transistors with high-frequency operation and superior thermal dissipation. These revolutionary devices do not require negative voltage to operate, resulting in lower costs and ease of use for RF designers. The company is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial, and consumer applications.

The VMMK-1225 supports 0.5 to 26.5 GHz frequency ranges, with a noise figure of less than 0.95 dB and 12 dB available gain under 50 ohms conditions at 12 GHz. The FET also offers 23 dBm output, third-order intercept, and 8 dBm output power. The VMMK-1218 operates from 0.5 to 18 GHz, with a noise figure of less than 0.85 dB and 9 dB available gain under 50 ohms conditions at 10 GHz. The FET also offers 22 dBm output third-order intercept and 12 dBm output power.

The size and performance of these transistors make it suitable for a variety of wireless applications, including commercial radios, UWB, radar, base stations, military communications, RF sensors, WiMAX, satellite communications, or any DC-26 GHz application requiring small-sized components.

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for Avago Technologies' VMMK-1218 and -1225 begin at $1.19 and $1.32, respectively, in 1000-9999 quantities. The new FETs are available through Avago's direct sales and worldwide distributor partners.

Avago's RF/Microwave Solutions
With three decades of radio frequency (RF) and microwave design and manufacturing experience, Avago Technologies can help its customers meet the most demanding technical specifications and pass the most difficult regulatory tests around the world. Avago's reliable RF/microwave components target wireless infrastructure, wireless data (GPS/WLAN/WiMAX), handset, digital TV, VSAT, and datalink applications and offer numerous benefits, including small packages, excellent power efficiency, and industry-leading performance specifications.

About Avago
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.

Avago, Avago Technologies, and the A logo are trademarks of Avago Technologies in the U.S. and other countries.

Direct inquiries to Avago Technologies at 800-235-0312 or [email protected].

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