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MACOM announces up-converter for 28 to 34 GHz point-to-point radio applications

September 26, 2014

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products today, announced a new up-converter ideally suited for 28 to 34 GHz point-to-point radio applications.

The MAUC-011003 is an integrated up-converter assembled in a lead-free 4 mm 24-lead PQFN plastic package. This device has a typical conversion gain of 12 dB, and an image rejection of 15 dBc and is integrated with a LO doubler, LO buffer amplifier, and RF buffer amplifier. Operating over the 28 to 34 GHz frequency bandwidth, the device boasts the industry's leading LO suppression that eliminates the customers' need for a Tx Filter.

"The MAUC-011003 is ideal for customers looking for a high performance up-converter for use in current and next generation point-to-point microwave radios," said Michael O'Driscoll, Product Manager. "The exceptional LO leakage performance and high linearity enables the implementation of high order modulation schemes using direct up-conversion or using an IF with minimal LO filtering, hence reducing the complexity and cost of the overall system for our customers."

The MAUC-011003 delivers turn down trajectories optimized to maintain linearity and 2xLO leakage over the gain control range and is ideally suited for 28 to 34 GHz bandwidth for point-to-point radios under both LSB and USB operation and Ka-Band VSAT applications.

The table below outlines typical performance:

                         
Parameter           Units           MAUC-011003
Frequency Range (RF)           GHz           27.5 - 33.4
Frequency Range (LO)           GHz           12 - 18.45
Conversion Gain           dB           12
Image Rejection           dBc           15
Input IP3           dBm           20
Output IP3           dBm           32
Packaging           mm           4
                         

Production quantities and samples of MAUC-011003 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at: www.macom.com.