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Thermally Stable Baluns suit wired broadband applications.

Press Release Summary:

Thermally Stable Baluns suit wired broadband applications.

Jul 11, 2014 - Offering optimized temperature stability, lead-free and RoHS-compliant MABA-0110xx series features 8 SMT baluns, ranging from 5–1,700 MHz, suited for space-constrained CATV and MoCA applications. End-users can design various applications of different frequency ranges using range of impedances. Compatible with 260 °C reflow temperature profile, baluns occupy less than 3.8 x 3.8 mm footprint (typ), and most can be used in either 75 or 50Â Ω systems.

Macom Technology Solutions - Lowell, MA

Original Press Release

MACOM Extends Its Wired Broadband Leadership Position with High Performance Family of Baluns

Press release date: Jul 03, 2014

Ranging from 5MHz to 1700 MHz the devices boast excellent temperature stability and are ideal for CATV and MoCA applications

Lowell, Mass.–M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products today announced a family of eight new baluns for CATV MoCA applications. The devices are available as surface mount and are ideal for real estate constrained customers. Boasting excellent temperature stability and broadband performance, these devices are lead free and RoHS compliant.

“This family has been designed specifically for customers requiring a high performing transformer balun for wired broadband applications” said Graham Board, Product Manager, Networks. “The family enables customers to design a broad range of applications of different frequency ranges using a diverse range of impedances. These baluns offer high current handling in a small outline package with less than 3.8 x 3.8 mm in size on average.”

These baluns are available on Tape and Reel and can be assembled using surface mount capability. They are all RoHS compliant, lead-free and compatible with a 260 °C reflow temperature profile. Excellent temperature stability is a strong feature of these baluns and most can be used in either 75 Ω or 50 Ω systems.

The table below outlines typical performance:
Part Number Frequency (MHz) Insertion Loss(dB) Impendence Ratio Phase Balance Amplitude Balance
MABA-011002 5-200 0.8 4:1 0.6 0.3
MABA-011013 45-1200 0.7 1:1 2.0 0.2
MABA-011014 45-1200 0.9 1:1 2.0 1.1
MABA-011015 45-1200 1.7 1:2.78 5.0 0.3
MABA-011028 600-1700 0.3 1:1 1.0 0.1
MABA-011030 46-1002 0.1 1:1 2.4 0.8
MABA-011031 5-1200 0.2 1:1 5.0 0.7
MABA-011032 40-1000 1 1:3 11.0 0.5

Production quantities and samples of these balun devices are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM 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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