MACOM Introduces New Negative Voltage Drivers Optimized for Use With High-Performance AlGaAs and HMIC PIN Diode Switches

  • New MADR-011020 and MADR-011022 drivers enable exceptionally fast switching speeds
  • Seamless compatibility with MACOM AlGaAs and HMIC PIN diodes ensures unrivaled ease of use
  • MACOM’s new drivers are available to customers today

Lowell, Massachusetts, December 18, 2018MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today announced two new negative voltage drivers designed for use with a broad range of MACOM’s AlGaAs and HMIC PIN diode switches. The new MADR-011020 and MADR-011022 drivers enable integration that complements the industry-leading performance of MACOM’s advanced PIN diodes, providing designers with layout-efficient and cost-effective solutions while eliminating the design complexities and time to market constraints imposed by discrete componentry.

The MADR-011020 enables back bias voltage selection between -20 V and -50 V and provides up to 50 mA sinking and sourcing bias current for medium power SPDT switches, while the MADR-011022 accommodates between -10 V and -25 V with up to 25 mA sinking bias current and 20 mA sourcing for use with low power SPDT switches. These compact 4 mm, 16-lead PQFN packaged drivers feature built-in power sequencers, eliminating the need for external power sequencing, and can be easily controlled with standard TTL logic. Achievable switching speeds range from sub-50 ns (MADR-011020) to sub-80 ns (MADR-011022).

These drivers can be used as building blocks where two or more drivers can be paralleled to control 2 to 8 throw switch configurations. An all-off RF switch state can be achieved using the drivers’ enable pins.

“Designers count on MACOM to provide the highest-performing PIN diode switches available in the industry leveraging our proprietary AlGaAs and HMIC technologies,” said Graham Board, Senior Director of Product Marketing, MACOM. “The new drivers introduced today are worthy complements, comprising a complete solution that makes it exceptionally easy for designers to architect and evaluate their RF switch designs.”

For over 60 years, MACOM’s design and applications experts have spearheaded innovation in the RF, microwave and millimeterwave domain, developing the industry’s broadest portfolio of MMICs and components spanning the entire RF signal chain. Leveraging advanced, proprietary technologies, MACOM’s heterogeneous semiconductor and packaging strategy ensures that each individual RF system function is fully optimized to deliver maximum performance at the appropriate cost. MACOM remains firmly committed to delivering true competitive advantage to our customers, providing superior technology, expertise, cost structures and supply chains – with no compromises.

MACOM is a complete solution provider for High Performance RF control components, providing discrete PIN diodes with I-layer thickness from 1 micron to 400 microns for frequency-specific switching and power limiting applications, discrete chip capacitors and quartz chip inductors for custom bias networks/filters, drop in wideband (2 to 18 GHz) bias decoupling networks for use with discrete or integrated switching circuits, multi-throw switches using MACOM’s HMIC or AlGaAs technologies with on-chip biasing networks, and TTL-compatible positive and negative voltage switch/PIN diode drivers with very fast switching speed. MACOM offers standard band-specific control circuits, and supports customers with devices for custom designs and circuits.

Switch Part Number

Short Description

Compatible MACOM
Driver Part #

MASW-011071

20 W HMIC™ Silicon PIN Diode Terminated SPDT Switch

MADR-011022

MA4AGSW1

SPST Reflective AlGaAs PIN Diode Switch RoHS Compliant 

MADR-011022

MA4AGSW2

SP2T AlGaAs PIN Diode Switch

MADR-011022

MA4AGSW3

SP3T AlGaAs PIN Diode Switch

MADR-011022

MA4AGSW4

SP4T AlGaAs PIN Diode Switch

MADR-011022

MA4AGSW5

SP5T AlGaAs PIN Diode Switch

MADR-011022

MA4AGSW8-1

SP8T AlGaAs PIN Diode Switch

MADR-011022

MA4SW4100

HMIC™ Silicon SP4T PIN Diode Switch

MADR-011022

MASW-002103

HMIC™ SP2T SURMOUNT CHIP

MADR-011022

MASW-002102

HMIC™ SP2T SURMOUNT CHIP with Integrated Bias Network

MADR-011022

MASW-010646

Ka-Band High Power Reflective SPDT PIN Switch

MADR-011020

MASW-010647

20 W HMIC™ Silicon PIN Diode Terminated SPDT Switch

MADR-011020

MASW-011021

HMIC Silicon PIN Diode SPDT Switch

MADR-011020

MASW-011036

Ka-Band High Power Terminated SPDT PIN Switch, 26-40 GHz

MADR-011020

MASW-011094

Ka-Band High Power Terminated SPDT PIN Switch

MADR-011020

MASW-011098

Packaged High Power 26-40 GHz Reflective SPDT PIN Switch

MADR-011020

MASW-001150-1316

HMIC PIN Diode,50 W

MADR-011020

MA4SW110

HMIC™ Silicon PIN Diode Switches

MADR-011020

MA4SW210

HMIC™ Silicon PIN Diode Switches

MADR-011020

MA4SW310

HMIC™ Silicon PIN Diode Switches

MADR-011020

MA4SW210B-1

HMIC PIN Diode with Bias 

MADR-011020

MA4SW310B-1

HMIC PIN Diode with Bias 

MADR-011020

MASW-001100-1190

HMIC™ Silicon PIN Diode Switches

MADR-011020

MASW-002100-1190

HMIC™ Silicon PIN Diode Switches

MADR-011020

MASW-003100-1190

HMIC™ Silicon PIN Diode Switches

MADR-011020

MASW-011052

HMIC Silicon PIN Diode SP2T Switch with Integrated Bias Network

MADR-011022

MASW-001150-1316

SURMOUNT PIN Diode Switch Element with Thermal Terminal

MADR-011020

MASW-011036

Ka-Band High Power Terminated SPDT PIN Switch, 26-40 GHz

MADR-011020

 

MACOM’s new MADR-011020 and MADR-011022 drivers are available to customers today. For assistance identifying MACOM products optimized to substitute or replace offerings from other vendors, visit MACOM’s Cross Reference tool. For more information about these new drivers, please visit:

https://www.macom.com/products/product-detail/MADR-011020

https://www.macom.com/products/product-detail/MADR-011022


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