MACOM's AM-162 is a coupler feedback amplifier with high intercept and compression points. The use of coupler feedback minimizes noise figure and current in a high intercept amplifier. This amplifier is packaged in a TO-8-1 package, a surface mount package and a connectorized version. The ground plane on the PC board should be configured to remove heat from under the package. AM-162 are ideally suited for use where a high intercept, high reliability amplifier is required.