EuMW 2018: RF switch spans T&M, EW and broadband applications

26th September 2018
Mick Elliott

The MASW-011102 SPDT non-reflective switch has been launched by MACOM Technology Solutions at European Microwave Week in Madrid. Building on the performance hallmarks of MACOM’s GaAs-based SPDT MASW Series switches, the MASW-011102 is optimised for use in applications spanning test and measurement, EW and broadband communication systems.

This low-power SPDT non-reflective switch supports broadband operation from DC to 30GHz, with low insertion loss of 1.8dB and high isolation of 40dB at 30 GHz. It utilises MACOM’s patented low gate-lag GaAs process to deliver uncompromising performance and fast switching speed up to 40ns.

The switch is offered in a lead-free, 3mm, 14-Lead PQFN plastic package for ease of manufacturing, and is fabricated using a robust process containing full surface passivation aimed at ensuring the highest performance and reliability.

“Whether leveraging our proprietary AlGaAs, HMIC or GaAs technologies, MACOM has consistently proven its industry leadership in high-performance RF switching technologies,” said Graham Board, Senior Director of Product Marketing, MACOM. “With the MASW-011102 – as with every new addition to our comprehensive RF product portfolio – our goal is to extract the highest levels of performance to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

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