Launching a new portfolio, MACOM Technology Solutions announced two wideband double balanced mixers covering the 8 to 43 and 18 to 46 GHz frequency ranges. Delivering low conversion loss, high linearity and a wide IF bandwidth, the new MAMX series mixers are well-suited to meet the performance requirements for next-generation test and measurement, microwave radio and radar.

The double balanced circuit configuration of the MAMX series provides excellent port isolation, and internal 50 Ω matching simplifies usage. The class 1B (500 to 1000 V) ESD rating ensures ruggedness and reliability. Both devices, the MAMX-011036 and MAMX-011054, are available in compact 3 mm, 12-lead QFN plastic packages and bare die formats, for flexible integration.

Typical Performance






Frequency Range (GHz) 8 to 43 8 to 43 18 to 46 18 to 46
Conversion Loss (dB) 8.5 8 6.5 6.5
Input IP3 (dBm) 20 20 21 20
LO Power (dBm) 15 15 15 15
IF Bandwidth (GHz) 0 - 10 0 - 10 0 - 20 0 - 20
Input P1dB (dBm) 13 13 12 12
LO to RF Isolation (dB) 40 40 35 35
LO to IF Isolation (dB) 35 40 45 40
RF to IF Isolation (dB) 25 20 30 20
Size 3 mm 12L AQFN 1.20 mm x 0.97 mm x 0.10 mm 3 mm 12L AQFN 1.15 mm x 0.97 mm x 0.10 mm

MACOM’s MAMX Series double-balanced mixers are available to customers today.

“MACOM is investing in key technologies across every stage in the signal chain, aiming to cultivate product portfolios that enable significant gains in performance, reliability and ease of integration. The newest entries in the MAMX series embody MACOM’s sustained strategy to provide every component — from building block device to highly specialized solutions — to elevate the value of our customers’ end designs.” — Graham Board, senior director of product marketing, MACOM

MACOM will showcase its industry leading RF technology portfolio at IEEE’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2018, Booth #1125 in Philadelphia, Pa., June 12–14. MACOM’s booth will feature new product solutions optimized for 5G connectivity, base stations, SATCOM, test and measurement, ISM and radio communications.