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M/A-COM Tech Improves RF Designs with SPDT RF Switch

The ultra-fast settling time, high isolation MASW-008543 SPDT RF switch improves the performance of 3G/4G infrastructure, instrumentation and radar systems. It is optimized from 0.5 to 4 GHz. This switch is fabricated using M/A-COM Tech’s patent-pending low-gate-lag GaAs PHEMT technology, which dramatically shortens gate lag, and in turn reduces settling time by a factor of roughly 1500 (versus the older technology switches). This is important for radar systems, automated test systems and high-speed packet-data networks alike.

The MASW-008543 from M/A-COM Technology Solutions features: high iolation of 65 dB at 2 GHz; superior isolation to insertion loss (IL) ratio – 65 dB vs. 0.70 dB IL (2 GHz); and ultra-low “90 to 99 percent settling time” (incl. gate lag) – on the order of 20 ns.


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