Fully Hermetic, SMT Packages have leadless, low-profile design.

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Meeting MIL-STD hermetic requirements, SM series leadless SMT packages are suited for LEDs, MEMS, and optical devices used in aerospace, avionics, automotive, and telecom industry applications. Metal plug in base allows direct ground path for enhanced electrical performance, and outlines match industry standards for direct replacement of traditional quad flat package designs. With rated performance from DC to 30+ GHz, packages include 5 x 5 mm version with 28 I/Os.

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StratEdge Introduces Leadless, Low-Profile, Hermetic, SMT Packages with Improved Electrical Performance for Applications through 30 GHz

San Diego, Calif. - StratEdge, leader in the design and production of semiconductor packages for microwave, millimeter-wave, and high speed digital devices, introduces a new family of fully hermetic, low-profile, leadless surface mount (SMT) packages with improved electrical performance. The SM family of packages fits aerospace, avionics, automotive, and telecom industry applications and is especially suited for LEDs, MEMS, and optical devices.

These new packages incorporate a metal plug in the base that allows a direct ground path for enhanced electrical performance. Anticipated performance is DC to 30+ GHz. The first package offered has a 5x5mm outer dimension and 28 I/Os. There are plans for other configurations including packages with 4x4mm, 6x6mm, and 8x8mm outer dimensions. All SM packages meet stringent MIL-STD requirements for hermeticity. Additions to the SM Family will be offered as standard products, with samples and volume production quantities available in Q3 of this year.

The SM packages match industry-standard outlines enabling them to be used as direct replacements for traditional quad flat package designs. They can be used in place of plastic over-molded packages in applications where an air cavity is desired. The air cavity provides improved microwave performance, allows for ease of rework and repair, and is ideal for prototyping. In addition, air cavities are often necessary for sensors and other devices that need to respond to movement.

"StratEdge's new SM packages give designers an alternative to plastic over-molded packages, enable them to get superior electrical performance, and are cost effective because of the ease of repair and rework," explained Tim Going, StratEdge president.

About StratEdge
StratEdge, founded in 1992, designs, manufactures, and provides test and assembly services for a complete line of high performance semiconductor packages operating from DC to 50+ GHz for the high speed digital (OC-48, OC-192, OC-768), mixed signal, broadband wireless, satellite, point-to-point/multipoint, VSAT, and test and measurement industries, as well as aerospace stripline filters. StratEdge offers ceramic, low cost molded ceramic, and metal packages. All packages are lead-free and most meet RoHS and WEEE standards. For more information contact StratEdge at 866-424-4962, email: info@stratedge.com, or visit our website at www.stratedge.com.

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