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MicroWave Technology, Inc. Releases Two Pre-Amplifiers for MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Coil Applications

By Business Wire News   


MicroWave Technology, Inc. (MwT), a division of IXYSCorporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), announced that it released two pre-amplifiers for MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) coil applications.

The MSM series pre-amp has a 0.45 dB noise figure and a 28 dB gain at 1.5T (64 MHz), 3T (123-128 MHz), and 7T (298 MHz) frequencies. It has an excellent linearity of 20 dBm IP3. The MSM pre-amp is in a miniature package of 0.43 x 0.36 inches. The MPE preamp is targeted for 3T (123-128 MHz) applications and it has a noise figure as low as 0.4 dB with a 27 dB gain and an excellent 20 dBm IP3. It also has an impressive input power protection as high as 30 dBm. Both pre-amplifiers are built using advanced low noise GaAs devices and components with very low magnetism, a critical requirement for MRI coil applications.

“The MSM series pre-amp is housed in a miniature package of 0.43 inch x 0.36 inch and will be an ideal choice for MRI coils with a large number of channels. The MPE pre-amp is targeted at the low cost MRI coil market while still maintaining excellent RF performance,” said Dr. Greg Zhou, the General Manager of Microwave Technology, Inc. “These two pre-amplifiers are the newest additions to our pre-amp product family. As a major pre-amplifier supplier to major MRI equipment manufacturers in the past 15 years, we are committed to support our medical equipment customers so they can meet their latest requirements.”

For the detailed information and datasheets of the MwT pre-amplifiers, GaAs based MMIC, discrete devices, microwave and wireless amplifiers, and open-carrier modules, please visit the MwT website at, or contact MwT Sales at or call (510) 651-6700 for sample requests.

About MicroWave Technology, Inc.

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

About IXYS Corporation

Since its founding, IXYS Corporation has been developing power semiconductors and mixed signal ICs to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS and its subsidiary companies offer a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control in the growing cleantech industries, renewable energy markets, telecommunications, medical devices, transportation applications, flexible displays and RF power.

Safe Harbor Statement

Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the benefits, savings, efficiency, 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 June 30, 2015. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

MicroWave Technology, Inc.
Don Apte, 510-651-6700


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