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

By | December 23, 2013

      M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, 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
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