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Tyco Electronics M/A-COM Introduces SP3T Switch for WLAN and Bluetooth Markets

August 21, 2008
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Tyco Electronics M/A-COM announced the MASW-008955, a new DC-3.5 GHz SP3T RoHS compliant switch for applications that require high linearity, low insertion loss and fast settling time over a wide frequency range in an ultra small package size.


“Typical applications for this product include filter and antenna switching in WLAN or Bluetooth systems that connect separate receive functions to a common antenna,” said Tom Galluccio, Tyco Electronics M/A-COM. “The switching time required from the software/baseband to the output power at the antenna can vary widely from application to application. The part can be used in all systems operating up to 3.5 GHz requiring low control voltage.”

TE M/A-COM’s MASW-008955 is fabricated on a low-cost 0.5-micron gate-length GaAs process with full passivation added for robust reliability, which is achieved in a miniature 2 mm 8 lead PDFN package. Each MASW-008955 switch is 100 percent RF tested to ensure performance compliance, similar to many of M/A-COM’s switch offerings. The M/A-COM MASW-008955 is available from stock and is priced at $0.24 for quantities of 100,000.

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