January 17, 2012 Press Release
-- New Products Extend M/A-COM Tech’s Broad Portfolio including Amplifiers, Active Splitters, Digital
Phase shifters, and Switches
Lowell, MA, January 17, 2012– M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high
performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today seven new products covering Networks and Aerospace
and Defense applications.CATV/Broadband:
completes the family of default-on Broadband Active Splitters designed for multi-tuner set-top
boxes, home gateways and customer premises equipment (CPE) applications. Featuring a default-on loop-through path,
allows for access to the cable signal even when the CPE box is powered down.
is a highly linear 6-way active splitter with low distortion and low noise figure. Designed for
operation from 50 to 1100 MHz, the amplifier is packaged in a RoHS compliant 4mm 24- Lead PQFN. The 6-way Splitter
is fabricated on M/A-COM Tech’s established E/D pHEMT process which delivers , low distortion, low noise figure
and highly repeatable performance .
Also released is the
, an Optical Node RF Amplifier operating between 50 - 1000 MHz. This integrated TIA, VVA, RF
amplifier provides high gain, low EIN, and low distortion amplification for optical node applications. Fabricated
on M/A-COM Tech’s GaAs pHEMT technology, the amplifier is packaged in a 4 mm 24-Lead PQFN, and operates between -8
dBm to +2 dBm of Optical input power. With a single +5 V Bias and 27 dB Gain Control Range, the
is a highly integrated, low cost solution for optical node applications.
Production quantities and samples of the above products are available from stock. Final datasheets and
additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at:
www.macomtech.com Cellular Infrastructure:
is a 6-Bit, 0.5 dB digital attenuator for 50 Ω systems, operating between the 0.7 GHz – 6.0 GHz
frequency range. This attenuator is ideal when high accuracy, low power consumption, and low intermodulation
products are required.
includes an integrated TTL/CMOS compatible driver, and offers parallel and serial control with a
power-up state function. Packaged in a Lead-Free 4 mm 24-Lead PQFN, the
has small relative phase variation per bit, and achieves an insertion loss of 1.6 dB at 2 GHz. The
attenuator features a typical input return loss of 18 dB up to 6 GHz.
Additionally, M/A-COM Tech added two new additions to their family of switches for cellular Infrastructure
applications. Operating from 0.01 GHz - 4.0 GHz and packaged in an industry standard 4mm 24-Lead PQFN, the
is a high isolation single pole four throw (SP4T) switch, while the
is a high isolation single pole five throw (SP5T) switch.
With a symmetric circuit design
utilizing M/A-COM Tech’s GaAs pHEMT technology and an integrated CMOS decoder, both switches maintain an excellent
combination of low insertion loss and high isolation for all states. The new switches are designed to lower the
system complexity and reduce the bill of material cost by replacing multiple single pole double throw (SPDT)
switches. These switches are ideal for band switching in multi-channel and multi-mode base-station applications.
Production quantities and samples of the above products are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional
product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at:
www.macomtech.com Aerospace and Defense:
are X-band additions to M/A-COM Tech’s family of digital phase shifters. These phase shifters
facilitate easy implementation in communication antennas, phased array radars, weather radars, and EW receivers.
is a 4-Bit digital phase shifter housed in a 4mm 24-Lead PQFN Package. It provides 360° phase
shift range with a step size of 22.5°. It is controlled with a single +5.0V serial or parallel control line. Its
insertion loss is 6.5 dB, with a low +/- 1.0 dB attenuation variation and +/- 10.0° phase accuracy over the 8.0
GHz to 12.0 GHz frequency range.
is a 6-Bit digital phase shifter housed in a 4mm 24-Lead PQFN Package. It provides 360° phase
shift range with a step size of 5.625°. It is controlled with a single +5.0V serial or parallel control line. Its
insertion loss is 6.5 dB, with a low +/- 1.2 dB attenuation variation and +/- 8.0° phase accuracy over the 8.0 GHz
to 12.0 GHz frequency range.
Production quantities and samples of the above products are available from
stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at:
www.macomtech.com ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY
M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com
is a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency (RF),
microwave, and millimeter wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of products, M/A-COM Tech serves
diverse markets, including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense,
automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds on more than 60 years of experience
designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.
Headquartered in Lowell,
Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental
management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and
FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
North Americas -- Phone: 800.366.2266
Europe -- Phone:
India -- Phone: +91.80.43537383
China – Phone: +86.21.2407.1588