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M/A-COM Introduces New GaAs RoHS Compliant 0.5-3.0 GHz SPDT 3.0 V Switch Featuring Ultra Fast Settling Time

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 a new RoHS Compliant SPDT switch for applications that require ultra fast settling time, high linearity, low insertion loss, high isolation, and small size at a low price point. The ultra fast settling time of the MASWSS0192 switch allows time sensitive systems to respond faster without a reduction in RF performance.

Slow current transients during the turn-on phase are a typical problem for many standard SPDT switches in a variety of time sensitive applications. Test and Measurement applications that require a quick response time can utilize the MASWSS0192 with its nominal settled on resistance of 2.5 Ù with less than a 0.15 Ù change after only 15 ìs. Other key performance specifications for this SPDT are its high power handling with P1dB of 28.5 dBm, low typical insertion loss of 0.18 dB, and high isolation of 24 dB.

“We are committed to developing products that meet the unique demands and requirements of our customers and partners around the world. This new switch will provide 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.

The MASWSS0192’s lead-free SC-70 (SOT-363) packaging and competitive pricing are attractive attributes for cost sensitive and space constrained applications. The MASWSS0192 is fabricated on a low-cost 0.5-micron gate-length GaAs pHEMT process and features full passivation for increased reliability. Each MASWSS0192 is 100 percent RF tested as well as DC tested for Gate Lag to ensure performance compliance.

Price and Availability

The MAWSSS0192 is available from stock and is priced at $0.70 in quantities of 10 K. 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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