MicroWave Technology Announces Advanced GaAs pHEMT-Based Ultra-Broadband Driver MMIC Amplifier Up to 50 GHz

The Latest in a Series of MMIC Products from MwT Designed For Broadband Driver Applications

FREMONT, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 3, 2013 — MicroWave Technology Inc. (MwT), the RF division of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), announced that it offers an advanced AlGaAs/InGaAs pHEMT-based MMIC ultra-broadband driver amplifier product up to 50 GHz. The product is targeted at applications including fiber optics communications, microwave/mm-wave communications systems, microwave/mm-wave testing equipment, and military applications.

The MMA-005022 is an ultra-broadband Traveling Wave Amplifier MMIC with medium output power and high gain over a full range of nearly DC 30 KHz to 50 GHz. It offers a typical +22 dBm saturated power and +20 dBm output power at a 1dB gain compression point at 30 GHz. The MMIC chip typically has 16 dB gain across the band with +/- 1dB gain flatness. The typical input/out return loss for the chip is 15 dB. The DC bias is 200 mA drain current with 7V drain voltage.

“The excellent performance of the MMA-005022 ultra-broadband MMIC amplifier up to mm-wave frequency range, together with its high reliability and competitive cost, make this part an excellent choice for wide range applications including modulator driver for fiber optics communication, wireless communication infrastructure, microwave and mm-wave frequency testing equipment, military/EW, and high-rel/space, etc.,” commented Dr. Greg Zhou, General Manager of MwT.

MMA-005022 is fully matched for both input and output terminals for easy cascade and also available in the low-cost R4 (4mm x 4mm) surface mount package. The Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) for this MMIC amplifier is over 100 years at 85°C ambient temperature. Evaluation board for the packaged version of this part is also available now. For detailed datasheets and information on the evaluation board, please visit the MwT website at www.mwtinc.com. Contact MwT Sales at Email Contact or call (510) 651-6700 for sample requests and price quotes.

About MWT Inc.

MwT is a leading manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) and microwave frequency discrete semiconductor products, MMIC’s, hybrid modules, and connecterized amplifiers for wireless communication infrastructure, military/aerospace, industrial, and medical applications. The technologies include GaAs, AlGaAs and GaN based products. MwT houses one of four IXYS fab facilities, offering a factory specializing in GaAs based semiconductor and hybrid microwave integrated circuitry manufacturing.

About IXYS Corporation

IXYS Corporation makes and markets technology-driven products to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power, and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS offers a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control, electrical efficiency, renewable energy, telecommunications, medical devices, electronic displays and RF power.

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Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, features and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.


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