MACOM's 4-23 GHz low noise active mixer
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc., a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced at EuMW 2014 in
Housed in a lead-free, ultra compact 1.5 x 1.2 mm TDFN surface mount plastic package, the MAMX-011023 mixer maximizes space savings and manufacturing efficiencies. It's designed for down frequency conversion and supports very low noise of 7 dB typical. This mixer covers the 4-23 GHz RF frequency range, has an ultra wide band IF of 8 GHz, and supports conversion gain of 9 dB typical at 12 GHz and low power consumption at 3v/15mA. This mixer can be biased from a single positive supply.
The MAMX-011023 mixer is fabricated using a GaAs process which features full passivation for increased performance and reliability, and can be used for either lower sideband (LSB) or upper sideband (USB) mixing. It integrates a FET gain element with LO and RF driving the same pin. The transconductance mixing allows a very low noise figure for an active mixer, enabling a high performing solution for real-estate constrained customers.
"The MAMX-011023 mixer delivers excellent performance over the widest frequency bandwidth supported today in this product category," said