MACOM is sampling highly integrated E-Band transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) modules, the MAMF-011057 and the MADC-011014. These surface-mount Tx and Rx modules simplify the design and manufacturing of low cost, E-Band point-to-point radios, helping to increase backhaul capacity for LTE and future 5G networks.
The MAMF-011057 transmitter operates from 71 to 86 GHz and is designed for direct conversion architectures. It incorporates a balanced image reject (IR) mixer, x8 LO multiplier, envelope detector, RF buffer amplifier, RF power amplifier and output power detector, packaged in a 12 x 8 mm, surface-mount module with a WR12 interface at the output.
The MADC-011014 receiver also covers 71 to 86 GHz and is designed for direct down-conversion architectures. It integrates a balanced IR mixer with a x8 LO multiplier and LNA into an 8 x 8 mm, surface-mount module with a WR12 interface at the input.
Complementing these E-Band Tx and Rx modules, MACOM has developed low phase noise voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs), enabling the company to offer a complete transceiver for E-Band links.
“Market and customer feedback on our initial samples of the E-Band Tx and Rx modules has been very positive, as evidenced by multiple design wins at Tier 1 OEMs,” said Preet Virk, senior vice president and general manager of MACOM's carrier networks segment. “We look forward to several production ramps expected to commence in late 2016.”
Samples and evaluation boards are available. For more information, visit www.macom.com.