Product News: Electronic Components & Devices

L-Band SMT Limiter offers high power handling capacity.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 22, 2014 - Operating over 1–2 GHz bandwidth, MADL-011014 integrates equivalent of 19 discrete diode and passive components into one fully hermetic, 10.1 x 6.2 x 3.2 mm, SMT package. This passive, fully matched limiter features 200 CW power handling and up to 1,000 W peak power handling under 300 µsec and 10% duty cycle pulse conditions. Additional characteristics include 0.35 dB insertion loss and 19 dBm flat leakage power at +55 dBm. Areas of use include air traffic management and radar systems.

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

Original Press Release

MACOM Launches Industry's Highest Power Handling L-Band SMT Limiter

Press release date: Jul 16, 2014

200 W CW Power Handling Limiter @ 85C in Fully Hermetic Surface Mount Package

Lowell, MA – M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced a new 200 W CW power L-Band limiter that  boasts four times the power handling than the nearest competing alternative.

The MADL-011014 is a high power limiter that is ideally suited to the most demanding applications which require high peak and CW power receive protection in Air Traffic Management and Radar systems. The passive, fully matched limiter operates over the 1-2 GHz bandwidth and integrates the equivalent of 19 discrete diode and passive components into a single packaged solution. The device features 200 CW power handling and up to a 1000 W of peak power handling under 300 us and 10% duty cycle pulse conditions.

The MADL-011014 boasts 0.35 dB insertion loss and 19 dBm flat leakage power at +55dBm and is offered in a low RGA, fully hermetic package with a compact 10.1mm x 6.2mm x 3.2mm outline. “The high power limiter is designed to provide a complete solution for the most demanding applications in the smallest possible size,” said Paul Beasly, Product Manager. “The MADL-011014 provides industry leading power and small signal performance in a SMT package which allows our customers to complete designs more rapidly, exceed system requirements and protect critical systems with superior reliability under the harshest environmental conditions.”

The table below outlines typical performance:
Parameters Units MADL-011014
Frequency GHz 1.0-2.0
Insertion Loss (1.2-1.4) dB 0.35
Return Loss (1.2-1.4) dB 19
CW Incident Power @ +85 C dBm 53
Peak Incident Power @ +85 C, 3ms 10% duty dBm 55
Flat Leakage Power@ +25 C, 3ms 10% duty dBm 19

Samples of MADL-011014 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM website at:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. ( is a leading supplier of high performance analog RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical, satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, CATV, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

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