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 applications.
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
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:
quantities and samples of
are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional
product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at:
ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INC.
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 Australia.
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