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Diode series serves land mobile radio, wireless infrastructure, and test instrument applications

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:13am

M/A-COM Technology Solutions extended its strong industry position in diodes with a new family of broadband Shunt PIN Diodes for high-power switching applications.

The MACOM Shunt PIN Diode series is designed for customers who need a versatile, low cost, ultra-small Shunt PIN diode element for land mobile radio, wireless infrastructure and test instrument applications. Unlike the competition, MACOM’s small, 1.5 X 1.2 mm plastic package reduces board space while enabling broadband performance comparable to chip-scale devices. Typical applications include high power switching through 6 GHz with incident power up to 100 W. Boasting excellent performance, low cost and easy implementation, the Shunt PIN Diode series offers a winning combination for customers looking for high-power diode solutions.

The 3 terminal, low-pass filter structure inherent in MACOM’s devices provides superior low- and high signal performance compared to 2 terminal PIN diode devices, making this series ideal for high-power switching applications through 12 GHz, with incident power up to 100W.

All part numbers and test fixtures are available upon request. Datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from MACOM’s website at: www.macomtech.com

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