TYCO ELECTRONICS EXPANDS BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW WiMAX DUAL SPDT SWITCH
LOWELL, Mass., May 21, 2008 – Tyco Electronics today introduced a new low-cost, RoHS compliant, SPDT switch for applications requiring fast settling time, low insertion loss and high isolation. The M/A-COM MASW-008899 is designed for use in 802.11 and 802.16 WLAN and WiMAX applications with a bias voltage as low as 3.0V. The MASW-008899, with its low leakage current and low gate lag, offers excellent switch settling where multiple switches and high data rates are critical for optimal system performance. “The new M/A-COM SPDT switch further exemplifies Tyco Electronics’ commitment to enhance the technology that serves the WiMAX and WLAN markets, and we are proud to offer these components at such an attractive price point,” said Jim Dempsey, product manager, Tyco Electronics. “The versatility that the MASW-008899 demonstrates makes it an ideal component not only for 802.11 and 802.16 applications, but also for test and measurement equipment applications. We are extremely pleased that we can offer this much flexibility for our loyal and growing customer base.” The M/A-COM MASW-008899 features a typical insertion loss of 0.4 dB at 2.4 GHz while achieving an isolation of 27 dB and P1dB of 28 dBm. The switch is fabricated on a low-cost 0.5-micron gate-length GaAs process and offers full passivation for increased reliability. Each MASW-008899 is RF tested to ensure compliance. Price and Availability The M/A-COM MASW-008899 is available from stock and is priced at $0.34 for quantities of 100,000. Contact M/A-COM’s domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at www.macom.com.