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  M/A-COM Tech Asia Press Release - September 20, 2010

M/A-COM Tech Asia Launches 8.5 to 11 GHz Highly Integrated Core Chip
with Transmit and Receive Modes of Operations

XZ1002-BD Consists of Integrated Transmit/Receive Switches, Low Noise Amplifier, 6-bit Phase Shifter, 5-bit Attenuator and Driver Amplifier

M/A-COM Tech AsiaM/A-COM Tech Asia XZ1002-BD
September 20, 2010, Hsinchu, Taiwan - M/A-COM Tech Asia introduced today an 8.5 to 11 GHz gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) core chip, which consists of integrated transmit/receive switches, an LNA, a 6-bit phase shifter, a 5-bit attenuator and a driver amplifier.. This core chip, identified as XZ1002-BD, features parallel data input and compensated on-chip gate bias and delivers 21 dB receive gain, 23.5 dB transmit P1dB, and 28 dBm receive OIP3. The transmit amplifier also has a typical small signal gain of 19 dB with excellent input and output match. The XZ1002-BD is well suited for both military and weather phased array radar applications and satellite communications systems.
 
"Our highly integrated X-band core chip combines four functions in one device, making a two-chip phased array radar T/R module a reality when matched with our XP1006 10W power amplifier," says Peter J. Hales, Senior Director, M/A-COM Tech Asia. "With these two devices, active X-Band phased array and T/R module manufacturers can add an accurate, fast and inexpensive solution to their arsenal."
 
M/A-COM Tech Asia performs 100% on-wafer RF, DC and output power testing on the XZ1002-BD, as well as 100% visual inspection to MIL-STD-883 method 2010. The chip has surface passivation to protect and provide a rugged part with backside via holes and gold metallization to allow either a conductive epoxy or eutectic solder die attach process.
 
Production samples and parts are available today from stock. The XZ1002-BD datasheet and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech Asia website at www.macomtechasia.com.
 
About M/A-COM Tech Asia

M/A-COM Tech Asia designs and develops monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for microwave and millimeter-wave applications. Our products include multifunction chips, high power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers (LNAs), attenuators and phase shifters, as well as complete transceiver chipset solutions for military and weather radar, satellite communications, communications array, air traffic control and active electronic scanned array (AESA).
 
M/A-COM Tech Asia (formerly Mimix Asia) is a subsidiary of holding company M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. This holding company and its subsidiaries, including M/A-COM Technology Solutions and Mimix Broadband, make up the M/A-COM Tech family of companies.











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