Avago Technologies Expands Family of Easy to Use, Fully Matched Amplifiers with New High Gain, High Linearity Balanced Amplifier Module

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 18, 2009— Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a new low-noise, high gain and high linearity balanced amplifier module for use in tower mounted amplifiers, low-noise amplifier (LNA) modules and cellular base station applications. Avago’s ALM-1522, which is the latest addition to its ALM-1x22 family of economical, easy-to-use fully matched GaAs amplifiers, is ideal for major 800 MHz / 900 MHz cellular bands such as GSM, CDMA, UMTS and next generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) applications that operate in the 700 MHz band.

Avago’s ALM-1522 offers a very low noise figure, and provides high linearity performance which helps to significantly improve the sensitivity and dynamic range of cellular base station receivers. The exceptional noise and linearity performance offered by this balanced amplifier module is achieved through the use of Avago’s proprietary 0.25 µm GaAs Enhancement-mode pHEMT process. Housed in a miniature 5mm by 6mm by 1mm surface mount Molded Chip on Board package, the ALM-1522 balanced amplifier module allows designers to develop smaller or more compact base station products such as pico and femto base station receivers that do not require as much board space as typical discrete solutions.

The ALM-1522 is a fully matched two-stage LNA module with no external RF matching components, which helps designers simplify their design and helps shorten their design to market cycle. Additionally, this balanced LNA module replaces four discrete transistors that are typically found in the traditional TMA, LNA/Filter combiner and LNA products used in base station front end receivers.


  • Low noise figure 0.6dB
  • High linearity and OP1dB
  • 5V supply
  • Adjustable current for optimum NF or OIP3
  • High gain: 31dB
  • Shutdown function
  • GaAs E-pHEMT technology
  • Tape and reel packaging option available
  • MSL-3
  • Unconditionally stable
  • Pb-Free and RoHS compliant
  • Halogen-Free

Pricing and Availability

Avago’s ALM-1522 balanced amplifier modules are priced at $8.56 each in 10,000 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago’s direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.

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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