RFID Reader Modules cover worldwide frequency range.

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Receive I/Q (In-Phase/Quadrature) modules - MAIA-007860-000100 (low local oscillator drive), MAIA-007859-000100 (medium LO drive), and MAIA-007775-000100 (high LO drive) - cover 850-960 MHz frequency range with phase balance under 2.5° and noise floor of 160 dBm/Hz. Source module, MAIA-007028-000100, utilizes VCO, PLL filter, and TCXO with less than 10 ppm stability. Transmit module, MAIA-007851-000100, operates in 850-960 MHz range and has 32.5 dBm output power.

Original Press Release:

Tyco Electronics Expands M/A-COM RFID Reader Module Line

High-Performance Modules Ideal for High-Performance Applications

LOWELL, Mass. - June 6, 2007 - Tyco Electronics today announced the expansion of the M/A-COM RFID reader module line to include new I/Q (In-Phase/Quadrature), source and transmit modules. The new M/A-COM RFID reader modules are ideal for a variety of applications, specifically those that require high performance, flexible and compact features.

Receive I/Q Modules

The MAIA-007860-000100, MAIA-007859-000100 and the MAIA-007775-000100 I/Q modules are designed to cover the worldwide 850 MHz - 960 MHz frequency range with a phase balance of <2.5 deg and a noise floor of ~160dBm/Hz. The MAIA-007860-000100 (low local oscillator drive) has a range of -4 to +2 dBm LO drive, an excellent carrier suppression of ~44 dBc and a sideband suppression of ~36 dBc. The MAIA-007859-000100 (medium LO drive) has a range of 0 to +6 dBm LO drive, a carrier suppression of ~ 44 dBc and a sideband suppression of ~ 42 dBc, and the MAIA-007775-000100 (high LO drive) has a range of +2 to +8 dBm LO drive, a carrier suppression of ~36 dBc and a sideband suppression of ~37 dBc.

Source Module

The MAIA-007028-000100 source module utilizes an integrated VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator), phased-locked loop filter and has a TCXO (Temperature-Compensated Crystal Oscillator) with <10 ppm stability and low phase noise. The source modules are specifically targeted for the RFID market and cover the worldwide frequency bands.

Transmit Module

The MAIA-007851-000100 transmit module is specifically targeted for the RFID market and covers worldwide frequency bands. The transmit module operates in the 850 MHz - 960 MHz range, and has a 32.5 dBm output power. It uses a 3.6 supply voltage, and has a 0 - +7 dBm LO drive.

Tyco Electronics' M/A-COM MAIA-007851-000100, MAIA-007860-000100, MAIA-007859-000100 and MAIA-007775-000100 are available in a RoHS-compliant 6mm 28-lead PQFN (Power Quad Flat No-Lead) plastic packages. The MAIA-007028-000100 is available in RoHS-compliant lead-free land grid array packaging.

Price and Availability
Tyco Electronics' M/A-COM MAIA-007851-000100 and MAIA-007028-000100 are available from stock in quantities of 10,000 and are priced at $9.37 and $20, respectively. The MAIA-007860-000100, MAIA-007859-000100 and MAIA-007775-000100 are available from stock and are all priced at $9.10 in quantities of 10,000. Contact Tyco Electronics domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at www.macom.com.


Tyco Electronics, currently a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions and wireless systems, with 2006 sales of US$12.7 billion to customers in 150 countries. Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures and markets products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is its customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at www.tycoelectronics.com.

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