April 27, 2012 Press Release
Phase Shifters Deliver Fast Switching Speed, Low Phase Error,
and Serial or Parallel Control
Lowell, MA, April 27, 2012 – M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high
performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today two new additions to its family of digital phase
shifters for radar, communication, and electronic warfare (EW) applications.
The phase shifters
facilitate easy implementation in communication antennas, phased array radars, weather radars, and EW receivers.
The 3.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz GaAs pHEMT 4-Bit and 6-Bit digital phase shifters meet the high performance requirements of
communications and radar system manufacturers, optimizing for fast switching speed, low phase error, and serial or
parallel control capability.
“These new C-Band phase shifters are designed for low and constant phase
error over a wide frequency range,” said Kevin Harrington, Product Manager. “The low RMS phase noise error and
options for 4-Bit and 6-Bit serial or parallel control provide our customers maximum flexibility.”
MAPS-010145 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 5.0dB, with a low +/- 1.0dB attenuation variation and +/- 2.5° phase accuracy over the 3.5 GHz
to 6.0 GHz frequency range.
MAPS-010165 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 5.0dB, with a low +/- 0.8dB attenuation variation and +/- 5.2° phase accuracy over the 3.5 GHz
to 6.0 GHz frequency range.
The table below outlines typical performance:
Production quantities and samples of
MAPS-010165 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from
the M/A-COM Tech website at: www.macomtech.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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M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.