MACOM Announces Industry Leading Upconverter for 18 and 23 GHz Point-to-Point Wireless Applications

Upconverter boasts industry’s best LO Suppression and high linearity in a 4x4 QFN package

LOWELL, Mass.--()--M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced a new Upconverter that is ideally suited for 18 and 23 GHz point-to-point radio applications.

The MAUC-010506 is an innovative Upconverter solution for customers who need a simple high performing solution for point-to-point applications. Operating over the 17.68-23.62 GHz frequency bandwidth, the device boasts the industry’s leading LO suppression that eliminates the customers’ need for a Tx Filter. The MAUC-010506 is packaged in a lead free 4mm x 4mm QFN that enables excellent variable gain to be achieved by adjusting the bias. The Upconverter delivers turn down trajectories optimized to maintain linearity and 2xLO leakage over the gain control range and is ideally suited for 18-23 GHz bandwidth for point-to-point radios under both LSB and USB operation.

This device is designed as part of MACOM’s 18 and 23 GHz Chipset Solutions that service the microwave point-to-point market.

“The MAUC-010506 is ideal for customers looking for a high performance Upconverter for use in current and next generation point-to-point microwave radios.” said David Richardson, Market Director, Wireless. “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. The QFN packaging makes these devices compatible with standard SMD assembly lines.”

The table below outlines typical performance:

Parameter           Units           MAUC-010506
Frequency Range(RF)           GHz           17.68-23.62
Frequency Range(LO)           GHz           7.09-13.56
Frequency Range (IF)           GHz           DC-3.5
Conversion Gain           dB           14
Image Rejection           dBc           25
Input IP3           dBm           21
LO (2x) Leakage           dBm           -30
                   

Production quantities and samples of MAUC-010506 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at: www.macomtech.com.

ABOUT MACOM:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless and optical communications infrastructure, satellite, radar, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the RF and microwave industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers’ most complex problems.

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

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, The First Name in Microwave and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

DISCLAIMER FOR NEW PRODUCTS:

Any express or implied statements in MACOM product announcements are not meant as warranties or warrantable specifications of any kind. The only warranty MACOM may offer with respect to any product sale is one contained in a written purchase agreement between MACOM and the purchaser concerning such sale and signed by a duly authorized MACOM employee, or, to the extent MACOM's purchase order acknowledgment so indicates, the limited warranty contained in MACOM's standard Terms and Conditions for Quotation or Sale, a copy of which may be found at www.macomtech.com/content/customersupport.

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

Contacts

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
Husrav Billimoria, 978-656-2896
Husrav.Billimoria@macomtech.com
or
Rainier Communications
Jessie Glockner, 508-475-0025 x140
jglockner@rainierco.com
or
embedded PR
Gerlinde Knoepfle, +49 (0)89 64913634-12
gk@embedded-pr.de

The MAUC-010506 is packaged in a lead free 4mm x 4mm QFN that enables excellent variable gain to be achieved by adjusting the bias. (Photo: Business Wire)

The MAUC-010506 is packaged in a lead free 4mm x 4mm QFN that enables excellent variable gain to be achieved by adjusting the bias. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Release Summary

The device delivers down trajectories optimized to maintain linearity and 2xLO leakage over the gain control range and is ideally suited for 18-23 GHz bandwidth for point-to-point radios und

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Contacts

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
Husrav Billimoria, 978-656-2896
Husrav.Billimoria@macomtech.com
or
Rainier Communications
Jessie Glockner, 508-475-0025 x140
jglockner@rainierco.com
or
embedded PR
Gerlinde Knoepfle, +49 (0)89 64913634-12
gk@embedded-pr.de