M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New 1.2GHz - 1.4GHz GaAs pHEMT 6-Bit Digital Phase Shifter

Phase Shifter Delivers Low Phase and Attenuation Error, High Linearity and Serial or Parallel Control Capability

Lowell, MA, - M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today a new 6-Bit addition to its family of digital phase shifters for communication antenna and radar applications.

The MAPS-011007 is a GaAs pHEMT 6-Bit 1.2GHz to 1.4GHz digital phase shifter with an integrated CMOS driver. Housed in a 4mm 24-Lead PQFN Package, the phase shifter provides 360° phase shift range with a step size of 5.6°. The package provides a smaller footprint than is typically available for a digital phase shifter with an internal driver.

The MAPS-011007 is ideally suited for applications where high phase accuracy with minimum loss variation is required. The design has been optimized to minimize variation in attenuation over the phase shift range, and facilitates easy implementation.

The GaAs pHEMT 6-Bit phase shifter meets the high performance requirements of communications and radar system manufacturers, optimizing for fast switching speed, low phase error, and serial or parallel control capability. Its insertion loss is 3.8dB, with a low 0.4dB RMS attenuation error over the 1.2 to 1.4 GHz frequency range.

"The MAPS-011007 was specifically designed for L-Band Radar and Communication applications," said Kevin Harrington, Product Marketing Manager. "It's ideal for customers looking for the lowest RMS phase and attenuation error from 1.2GHz to 1.4GHz."

The table below outlines typical performance:

Parameter              Units       MAPS-011007  Frequency               GHz        1.2 - 1.4  Insertion Loss          dB            3.8  Attenuation Variation   dB          +/- 0.5  RMS Attenuation Error   dB            0.4  RMS Phase Error         deg           2.0  Phase Accuracy          deg         +/- 4.0  Input IP3               dBm           48  1 dB Compression        dBm           30

Production quantities and samples of MAPS-011007 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at: www.macomtech.com


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.

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Husrav Billimoria

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.


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Learn more about M/A-COM Technology Solutions by visiting www.macomtech.com .

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