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M/A-COM Introduces New GaAs High Power RoHS Compliant Switches

April 11, 2006
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M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a leading provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave components, today announced two new RoHS Compliant switches for applications where ultra high power handling, low insertion loss, and high isolation are required. High power and linearity are the most critical specifications for 802.16 (WiMax) or MESH applications. These are high power switches which maximize system linearity performance while reducing the DC Power consumption and accelerating the switching and settling speed to meet more stringent system requirements.

The MASW-007587 (DPDT) is designed to operate from DC – 4.0 GHz with P1dB of 40 dBm, low typical insertion loss of 1.0 dB, and high isolation of 30 dB. Typical applications include two antenna solutions requiring diversity switching in Linear Systems that connect the receiver and transmitter to both antennas.

The MASW-007588 (SPDT) is designed to operate from DC – 6.0 GHz with P1dB of 40 dBm, low typical insertion loss of 0.7 dB, and high isolation of 29 dB. Typical applications include single antenna for Transmit/Receive switching in Linear Systems.

At M/A-COM we are committed to developing products that meet the unique demands of our customers around the world. This new switch design provides ultra fast settling time while maintaining low insertion loss and high linearity performance,” said Kevin Harrington, product manager of Integrated Circuits Products Group, M/A-COM, Inc.

For cost sensitive and space constrained applications, the MASW-007587’s and MASW-007588’S lead-free surface mount 3x3 mm PQFN packaging and competitive pricing are attractive attributes. It’s fabricated on a low-cost 0.5-micron gate-length GaAs process with full passivation added for robust reliability. Like its many switch counterparts from M/A-COM, each MASW-007587 and MASW-007588 are 100% RF tested to ensure performance compliance.

Price and Availability

The MASW-007587 is available from stock and is priced at $2.25 for quantities of 10K. The MASW-007588 is available from stock and is priced at $0.67 for quantities of 10K. Contact M/A-COM’s domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at http://www.macom.com.

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