SP3T and SP4T PIN diode RF switches handle 200W

December 10, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Featuring low insertion loss and excellent linearity operating from 50 MHz to 1 GHz, these devices are suitable for land mobile radio applications.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions has added two high power PIN diode switches with high linearity, in a common anode configuration; MASW-011040 and MASW-011041 are designed for military and civilian customers who require higher CW and pulsed power operation for land mobile radio applications.

These devices are capable of handling 200W CW incident power at a base plate temperature of 85⁰C, delivered in a single 9 mm HQFN 20-lead plastic package. Covering 50 MHz to 1 GHz, both devices deliver >40 dB isolation at 1 GHz with insertion loss of <0.5 dB and are compatible with MACOM's MADR-010574 PIN diode driver.

The devices are manufactured using MACOM’s hybrid manufacturing process with high voltage PIN diodes and passive devices and are a high power switch ideal for use on land mobile radio and MIL-COM applications that require higher power. The switches incorporate high levels of integration which provide over 80% of space savings and significant reduction in BOM content, MACOM adds.

Parameter

Units

MASW-011040

MASW-011041

Frequency Range

GHz

0.05 - 1

0.05 - 1

Insertion Loss at 1.0 GHz

dB

0.45

0.40

Isolation at 1.0 GHz

dB

45

45

Input Return Loss

dB

>13

>14

Packaging

mm

9

9

MACOM; www.macom.com