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Directional power detector dev't using GaAs process

24 Dec 2012

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Analog semiconductor solutions provider M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. has recently unveiled its latest line of Small Package Directional Detectors for power monitoring. The company's latest offering is touted to be ideal in Point-to-point radios, Aerospace and Defence systems, Radar, IMS, VSAT, and Electronic Warfare´┐Żapplications.

"With integrated low loss directional couplers and built-in temperature compensation circuits, these detectors provide an easy way to monitor the power of a signal travelling in a specific direction along a transmission line" said Tom Galluccio, Product Manager.

The Small Package Detectors are housed in a miniature, surface mount 1.5 x 1.2 mm lead-less plastic package. They require a small bias current of less than 0.5 mA for proper performance. The package, though small, can be handled and placed with standard pick and place assembly equipment. The detectors are fabricated on a well-established GaAs process featuring full passivation for performance and reliability.


The table above outlines typical part number performance.

More information regarding Small Package Directional Detectors can be found here.

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