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Switches suit linear 802.16 or MESH applications.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to operate from dc-4.0 GHz with P1dB of 40 dBm, DPDT Model MASW-007587 features typical insertion loss of 1.0 dB and 30 dB isolation. Operating from dc-6.0 GHz with P1dB of 40 dBm, SPDT Model MASW-007588 features insertion loss of 0.7 dB and 29 dB isolation. RoHS-compliant units are fabricated on 0.5 micron gate-length GaAs process with full passivation, and housed in 3 x 3 mm, surface mount PQFN package.

Original Press Release:

M/A-COM Introduces New GaAs High Power RoHS Compliant Switches

Ideally suited for linear applications where very high P1dB, high isolation, and fast settling speed

LOWELL, Mass., March 15, 2006 - M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a leading provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave components, today announced two new RoHS Compliant switches for applications where ultra high power handling, low insertion loss, and high isolation are required. High power and linearity are the most critical specifications for 802.16 (WiMax) or MESH applications. These are high power switches which maximize system linearity performance while reducing the DC Power consumption and accelerating the switching and settling speed to meet more stringent system requirements.

The MASW-007587 (DPDT) is designed to operate from DC - 4.0 GHz with P1dB of 40 dBm, low typical insertion loss of 1.0 dB, and high isolation of 30 dB. Typical applications include two antenna solutions requiring diversity switching in Linear Systems that connect the receiver and transmitter to both antennas.

The MASW-007588 (SPDT) is designed to operate from DC - 6.0 GHz with P1dB of 40 dBm, low typical insertion loss of 0.7 dB, and high isolation of 29 dB. Typical applications include single antenna for Transmit/Receive switching in Linear Systems.

"At M/A-COM we are committed to developing products that meet the unique demands of our customers around the world. This new switch design provides ultra fast settling time while maintaining low insertion loss and high linearity performance," said Kevin Harrington, product manager of Integrated Circuits Products Group, M/A-COM, Inc.

For cost sensitive and space constrained applications, the MASW-007587's and MASW-007588'S lead-free surface mount 3x3 mm PQFN packaging and competitive pricing are attractive attributes. It's fabricated on a low-cost 0.5-micron gate-length GaAs process with full passivation added for robust reliability. Like its many switch counterparts from M/A-COM, each MASW-007587 and MASW-007588 are 100% RF tested to ensure performance compliance.

Price and Availability
The MASW-007587 is available from stock and is priced at $2.25 for quantities of 10K. The MASW-007588 is available from stock and is priced at $0.67 for quantities of 10K. Contact M/A-COM's domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at

M/A-COM, Inc., a business unit of Tyco Electronics, is an established industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave semiconductors, components and technologies for the wireless telecommunications, automotive, aerospace and military industries. Holding hundreds of patents in the field, M/A-COM is internationally known as an innovator and integrator whose technologies are found in some of today's most advanced signal intelligence and defense systems, as well as in leading automotive navigation, safety, and communications solutions. M/A-COM is also a major supplier of critical communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility, federal and select commercial markets. Headquartered in Lowell, MA, M/A-COM has offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Information about M/A-COM can be found on the Web at, a complete, updated listing of all of M/A-COM's RoHS compliant parts is available on the Web at

Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a leader in cutting-edge wireless components, complete power systems, and premise wiring components and systems; and a provider of critical communications systems to the Land Mobile Radio industry. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack and Simel. For more information, visit tycoelectronics.com

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For sales information, please contact:
M/A-COM, Inc.
1011 Pawtucket Blvd.
Lowell, MA 01853
Americas -- 1-800-366-2266
Europe/Middle East/Africa -- +44 1908-574-200
Asia/Pacific -- 81-44-844-8296

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