Product News: Communication Systems & Equipment

Flux Coupled Transformer supports CATV applications.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 13, 2012 - Model MABA-011017 is designed to work with DOCSIS3.0 programmable gain amplifiers that require 2:1 impedance match. It has frequency range of 5-85 MHz, return loss of 19.0 dB, and insertion loss of 0.50 dB. Transformer is available in surface mount SM-138 package.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc. - Lowell, MA

Original Press Release

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New 2:1 Flux Coupled Transformer

Press release date: Oct 30, 2012

Transformer Exhibits Low Insertion Loss and Strong Amplitude Balance

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 2:1 flux coupled transformer for CATV applications.

The MABA-011017 is a flux coupled transformer ideal for DOCSIS 3.0 applications. Packaged in a surface mount SM-138 package, the MABA-011017 exhibits low insertion loss and high return loss.

“The MABA-011017 has been specifically designed and optimized to work with next generation DOCSIS3.0 programmable gain amplifiers that require a 2:1 impedance match,” said Graham Board, Product Manager.  “This part extends our offering of high performance DOCSIS Baluns which are highlighted in all leading PGA reference designs."

The table below outlines typical performance:

Parameters Units  MABA-011017
Frequency Range MHz  5- 85  
Return Loss dB 19.0
Insertion Loss dB 0.50
Impedance Ratio   2:1
Package   SM-138

Production quantities and samples of MABA-011017 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech 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.