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M/A-COM Press Release - September 29, 2009

M/A-COM  Introduces New Family of Circulators and Isolators for L- and S-Band Radar & Avionics Applications

Ideal for Higher Power Wideband Applications

M/A COM Technology SolutionsBoston, Massachusetts—September 29, 2009— M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading provider of innovative microwave and RF design solutions and products, is introducing a family of circulators and isolators for L and S-Band radar and avionics applications. The product family is packaged in small drop-in packages ideally suited for high volume manufacturing. The announcement is being made at European Microwave Week 2009 in M/A-COM Tech’s Stand #316.

These new products were realized using the in-depth design and manufacturing knowledge developed with more than 30 years of supplying the military and commercial industries. “Our ferrite circulators have industry leading insertion loss performance. Insertion loss is a critical parameter in radar design. For a 100W tone, every 0.1 dB of loss thru the circulator results in 2.3W of lost transmit power. Using an above ferromagnetic resonance design approach, M/A-COM Tech’s circulators have a typical insertion loss of < 0.30 db,” says Brian Hartnett, Director of Engineering of the company’s Infrastructure Group in Cork, Ireland.

“M/A-COM Technology Solutions is committed to supporting customers with low insertion loss, small packaged products at a competitive price,” added Don Carrick, Product Manager for M/A-COM Tech.

      Part Number           Frequency (MHz)    Insertion Loss (dB)    Input Power (W)
MAFR-000399-000001    1450 – 1500                   0.30                      1000
MAFR-000403-000001    2700 – 3100                   0.35                      1300
MAFR-000409-000001      960 – 1200                   0.40                      1000
MAFR-000428-000001      960 – 1200                   0.40                      1200
MAFR-000430-000001    2700 – 3100                   0.30                      1300
MAFR-000436-000001    3100 – 3500                   0.30                      1500
MAFR-000455-000001      960 – 1200                   0.40                      1000
MAFR-000493-000001    1030 – 1090                   0.30                      1200
MAFR-000514-000001    3100 – 3500                   0.30                      1500
Please contact M/A-COM Technology Solutions’ domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Data sheets and supporting technical documents are available online at

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech) is a leading supplier of semiconductors, active and passive components, and subassemblies for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave applications. The company provides innovative design solutions and products including:

• Si, GaAs, AlGaAs, InGaAs, InP and SiGe IC products
• Unique MMIC processes: HMIC™, GMIC™, iHBT™
• In-house design, fabrication, assembly and screening capabilities
• Multiple facilities for improved flexibility and local content manufacturing
• Design expertise covering the spectrum from RF through millimeter wave frequencies
• One of the broadest selections of standard and custom products in the industry

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, M/A-COM Tech builds on some 60 years of experience to develop and manufacture active and passive products, including Si and compound semiconductors and components from facilities in Lowell, Massachusetts; and Santa Clara and Torrance, California. Infrastructure products continue to be provided by the company's Cork, Ireland operation; and Laser Diode products, in Edison, New Jersey. The company is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
See us at European Microwave Week 2009 in Rome, Italy, Booth #316.

For more information visit


North America 1.800.366.2266
Europe +353.21.244.6400
India +91.80.43537383
China +86.21.2407.1588

Patricia A. Isabelle
Director, Marketing Communications

 Posted 9/29/2009

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