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MACOM to Demonstrate W-Band Capability at IMS 2019 for Applications in the 80-100 GHz Range

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  • Demonstration parts include a SP2T switch with integrated Bias
    Network, Voltage Variable Attenuator, and a 3-Stage Power Amplifier
  • W-Band parts are sampling today. Control components utilize MACOM's
    proprietary AlGaAs technology
  • MACOM's W-Band products are optimized for millimeterwave (mmW)
    communication, radar and passive imaging applications
  • W-Band capability will be showcased via a live demonstration at IMS
    2019 in booth #532

MACOM
Technology Solutions Inc.
("MACOM"), a leading supplier of
semiconductor solutions, will be demonstrating its W-Band capabilities
targeted for mmW communications, radar and passive imaging applications.
On display at MACOM's booth #532, the W-Band demonstration includes a:

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The control components are designed and manufactured utilizing MACOM's proprietary AlGaAs PIN Diode  ...

The control components are designed and manufactured utilizing MACOM's proprietary AlGaAs PIN Diode technology, and aimed at enabling customers to realize control components with superior RF performance at extremely-high frequency (EHF). The inherent low resistance of AlGaAs technology can enable lower insertion loss, minimizing the need for expensive amplification functions and unwanted distortion at higher frequencies. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Variable Voltage Attenuator (VVA) (Typical Variable Attenuation
    Range: 25 dB)
  • Reflective SP2T Switch with Integrated Bias Circuits (Typical
    Insertion Loss: 0.8 dB)
  • Balanced 3-stage Power Amplifier (Typical Saturated Power: 24 dBm)

The control components are designed and manufactured utilizing MACOM's
proprietary AlGaAs
PIN Diode technology
, and aimed at enabling customers to realize
control components with superior RF performance at extremely-high
frequency (EHF). The inherent low resistance of AlGaAs technology can
enable lower insertion loss, minimizing the need for expensive
amplification functions and unwanted distortion at higher frequencies.

W-band is quickly becoming a reality for numerous applications, such as
point-to-point communications and passive image radar. For passive image
radar at 94 GHz, there is no need to illuminate or excite the target as
the system can receive and process the 94 GHz frequency emissions
naturally emitting from the environment. MACOM's AlGaAs-based control
components are helping to enable these applications by delivering high
frequency performance in the form of low insertion loss, high isolation
and high linearity.

MACOM will showcase its W-Band portfolio at the International Microwave
Symposium (IMS) 2019, Booth #532 in Boston, MA, U.S.A., June 4th
– 6th. MACOM's booth will feature new product solutions
optimized for 5G, wireless basestations, radar, test and measurement
(T&M) and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications. To make
an appointment, contact your local sales representative. For more
information about MACOM's RF technology solutions, please visit: www.macom.com.

ABOUT MACOM:
MACOM designs and manufactures semiconductor
products for Datacenter, Telecommunication and Industrial and Defense
applications. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM has design
centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and
ISO14001 environmental management standard.

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