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December 17, 2012 - Housed in surface mount plastic package with built-in temperature compensation circuits, Small Package Directional Detectors are suitable for power monitoring in point-to-point radios, aerospace and defense systems, radar, IMS, VSAT, and electronic warfare applications. Units require small bias current of less than 0.5 mA for proper performance. Fabricated on GaAs process featuring full passivation, detectors can be handled and placed with standard pick and place assembly equipment.

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M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc.
100 Chelmsford Street
Lowell, MA, 01851

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New Directional Power Detector Family

New Line of Directional Power Detectors in Small 1.5 x 1.2 mm Plastic Packages

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 line of Small Package Directional Detectors for power monitoring in Point-to-point radios, Aerospace and Defense systems, Radar, IMS, VSAT, and Electronic Warfare  applications.

The Small Package Detectors are housed in a miniature, surface mount 1.5 x 1.2 mm lead-less plastic package. They require a small bias current of less than 0.5 mA for proper performance. The package, though small, can be handled and placed with standard pick and place assembly equipment. The detectors are fabricated on a well established GaAs process featuring full passivation for performance and reliability.

“With integrated low loss directional couplers and built-in temperature compensation circuits, these detectors provide an easy way to monitor the power of a signal travelling in a specific direction along a transmission line” said Tom Galluccio, Product Manager.

The table below outlines typical part number performance:
Parameters Units MACP-010561 MACP-010562 MACP-010563
Frequency GHz 2 - 6 6 - 18 10 - 30
Insertion Loss dB 0.25 0.30 0.50
Directivity dB 16 19 16
Input Return Loss dB 23 18 16
Output Return Loss dB 24 20 17.5
DC Offset mV 100 100 100
Bias Current V 0.3 0.3 0.3

Production quantities and samples of M/A-COM Tech’s Small Package Detectors are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech’s website at:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions ( 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.

M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, The First Name in Microwave and the M/A-COM logo are trademarks of M/A-COM Tech. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

North Americas -- Phone: 800.366.2266
Europe -- Phone: +353.21.244.6400
India -- Phone: +91.80.43537383
China – Phone: +86.21.2407.1588

Husrav Billimoria
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
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