M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New High Power
X-Band SPDT Switch for
March 21, 2012 Press Release
HMIC™ Silicon PIN Diode Switch Boasts Low Insertion Loss and High Isolation
Lowell, MA, March 21, 2012 –
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor
solutions, introduced today a new HMIC™ silicon PIN diode SPDT switch for military, commercial, and weather radar
is a Surmount (Surface Mountable) X-Band monolithic SPDT switch designed for high power and high performance
applications. The surface mount chipscale configuration is designed with minimal parasitic inductances and
capacitances that are usually associated with hybrid MIC designs. The device is fabricated using M/A-COM Tech’s
patented HMIC™ PIN diode based process.
“As we work to expand our X-Band portfolio of products, this
switch fills an integral position in common radar architectures,” said Scott Vasquez, Aerospace and Defense
Product Manager. “This device provides high reliability and repeatability in a compact size and with a high power
handling level of 20 Watts.”
Packaged as a surface mountable die, the
MASW-011021 boasts low
insertion loss of 0.65 dB and a high input to output isolation at 36 dB. Selective backside metallization is
applied to the switch, producing a surface mount device. The topside is fully encapsulated with silicon nitride
and has an additional polymer layer for scratch and impact protection. These protective coatings prevent damage
during handling and assembly.
The table below outlines typical part number performance:
Production quantities and samples of
available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech
ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INC.
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
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