M/A-COM Introduces New Family of Circulators and Isolators for L- and S-Band Radar & Avionics Applications
Ideal for Higher Power Wideband Applications
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.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY 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 www.macomtech.com.
ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS 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.