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RFHIC Corp., a manufacturer of active RF and MW components and hybrids for wireless telecommunication markets, has released ten new low cost SMD type two-way dividers/splitters/combiners for LTE and WiMAX frequencies. It is now proposed to have 2.6 GHz for Europe, 1800 to 2000 MHz for China, and 700 MHz for US LTE bands. PD09C2 (700 to 960 MHz), PD18C2 (1.7 to 1.9 GHz), PD20C2 (1.9 to 2.2 GHz), PD23C2 (2.2 to 2.4 GHz) and PD26C2 (2.5 to 2.7 GHz) has been released in an industry standard SOIC-8 type plastic package and is lead-free/RoHS compliant. All these devices will be available with the SOT-23-6L package, which has the same footprint with SOT-6 and SOT-26. Cost advantage is increasingly becoming an important strategic advantage and this low cost divider can be the correct solution for many infrastructure telecommunication equipment manufacturers.
This PD series power divider products uses Silicon Substrate RF Integrated Passive Device technology to have very thick Copper (Cu) metal layer with Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) insulation layers to improve specification on target frequencies. Low insertion loss and superior isolation with reliability proven FAB technology process provides a nice solution, but adding very competitive pricing will offer one of the highest-value solutions at the LTE, WiMAX and WiBRO frequencies. Both PD35C2 and PD27C2 have 0.3 dB insertion loss, 20 dB isolation, 1.3 VSWR and a handling power of two. ESD protection design has been added for additional protection and this will lower ESD failures caused by assembly work. Operating maximum input power is 2 W, with highly reliable design structure.
“RFHIC is a key supplier to LTE, WiMAX and WiBRO infrastructure markets in the US, Europe, Canada and Korea. RFHIC has been supplying WiBRO infrastructure components and modules to the system manufacturers in Korea including Korea Telecom (KT) since 2006, and we are happy to provide additional passive solutions added to the existing active solutions,” said Samuel Cho, Chief Technology Officer, RFHIC.
PD09C2 (700 to 960 MHz), PD18C2 (1.7 to 1.9 GHz), PD20C2 (1.9 to 2.2 GHz), PD23C2 (2.2 to 2.4 GHz) and PD26C2 (2.5 to 2.7 GHz) devices are in SOIC-8 packages, and PD09T2 (700 to 960 MHz), PD18T2 (1.7 to 1.9 GHz), PD20T2 (1.9 to 2.2 GHz), PD23T2 (2.2 to 2.4 GHz) and PD26T2 (2.5 to 2.7 GHz) devices are in SOT-23-6L packages, which has the same footprint with SOT-6 and SOT-26. All devices mentioned are available in stock.
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