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Oct 11, 2011

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces S-Band Additions to Family of Digital Phase Shifters

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces S-Band Additions to Family of Digital Phase Shifters
Digital Phase Shifters

Lowell, MA, October 11, 2011 - M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today a new set of S-Band digital phase shifters for communications, electronic warfare (EW), and radar applications. These phase shifters facilitate easy implementation in communication antennas, phased array radars, weather radars, and EW receivers. The S-Band GaAs pHEMT 4-Bit and 6-Bit digital phase shifters meet the high performance requirements of communications and radar system manufacturers, optimizing for fast switching speed, low phase error, and serial or parallel control capability.

“M/A-COM Tech’s new 2.3 GHz to 3.8 GHz digital phase shifters maintain low phase error and low attenuation variation over the 360° range,” said Kevin Harrington, Product Manager. “The built-in CMOS driver allows for serial or parallel control while in a small form factor.”

The MAPS-010144 is a 4-Bit digital phase shifter housed in a 4mm 24-lead PQFN Package. It provides 360° phase shift range with a step size of 22.5°. It is controlled with a single +5.0 V serial or parallel control line. Its insertion loss is 2.5 dB, with a low +/- 0.5 dB attenuation variation and +/- 4.0° phase accuracy over the 2.3 GHz to 3.8 GHz frequency range.

The MAPS-010164 is a 6-Bit digital phase shifter housed in a 4mm 24-Lead PQFN Package. It provides 360° phase shift range with a step size of 5.625°. It is controlled with a single +5.0 V serial or parallel control line. Its insertion loss is 3.2 dB, with a low +/- 0.6 dB attenuation variation and +/- 5.0° phase accuracy over the 2.3 GHz to 3.8 GHz frequency range.

The table below outlines specific part number performance: 

 

 

MAPS-010144

MAPS-010164

Parameters

Units

Typ

Typ

Insertion Loss (any phase)

dB

2.5

3.2

Attenuation Variation

dB

+/- 0.5

+/- 0.6

Phase Accuracy

deg

+/- 4.0

+/- 5.0

RMS Attenuation Error

dB

0.35

0.3

RMS Phase Error

deg

2.5

3.0

Input IP3

dBm

47

45

Package

 

4mm 24-lead PQFN

4mm 24-lead PQFN


Production quantities and samples of MAPS-010144 and MAPS-010164 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at: www.macomtech.com

ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INC.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of products, M/A-COM Tech serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds on more than 60 years of experience designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
North Americas -- Phone: 800.366.2266
Europe -- Phone: +353.21.244.6400
India -- Phone: +91.80.43537383
China – Phone: +86.21.2407.1588

MEDIA CONTACT:
Patricia A. Isabelle
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
978.656.2546
Patricia.Isabelle@macomtech.com

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