MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. announced its new MACP Series of high performance power detectors with integrated, low loss directional couplers, optimized for power monitoring and leveling in point-to-point radios, ISM, radar, VSAT, EW and aerospace and defense applications. The integrated solution of the directional coupler and temperature compensated detector circuit enables customers to dramatically simplify their system designs and lower BOM costs while preserving valuable board space.
The new MACP Series power detectors operate in frequency ranges from 2 to 6 (MACP-010571), 6 to 18 (MACP-010572) and 10 to 30 GHz (MACP-010573), and provide low insertion loss and high directivity enabling power monitoring along a transmission line. The devices are housed in lead-free, 1.5 mm x 1.2 mm surface mount plastic packaging compatible with standard pick and place assembly equipment.
“For system designers seeking plug-and-play ease of use and design flexibility, MACOM’s MACP Series power detectors provide an elegant, integrated power monitoring solution,” said Graham Board, senior director of product marketing, MACOM. “This family of footprint compatible detectors covers 2 to 30 GHz. Through the integration of the directional coupler and temperature compensation circuit, we have developed easy to use, robust and cost-effective power detector solutions that are suitable for multiple power sensing missions.”
For over 60 years, MACOM’s design and applications experts have spearheaded innovation in the RF, microwave and mmWave domain, developing the industry’s broadest portfolio of MMICs and components spanning the entire RF signal chain. Leveraging advanced, proprietary technologies, MACOM’s heterogeneous semiconductor and packaging strategy ensures that each individual RF system function is fully optimized to deliver maximum performance at the appropriate cost. MACOM remains firmly committed to delivering true competitive advantage to our customers, providing superior technology, expertise, cost structures and supply chains–without compromises.
MACOM’s MACP Series power detectors are now available to customers. For assistance identifying MACOM products optimized to substitute or replace offerings from other vendors, visit MACOM’s Cross Reference tool.
MACOM will showcase its industry leading RF technology portfolio at European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2018, Booth #271 in Madrid, Spain, September 25–27. MACOM’s booth will feature new product solutions optimized for 5G, wireless base stations, radar, test & measurement and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications.