MACOM's MADP-000907-14020 is a solderable, flip-chip Aluminum Gallium Arsenide (AlGaAs) PIN diode. It is fabricated with MOCVD grown epitaxy using a process and design that optimizes device to device uniformity and produces extremely low parasitics. The diode exhibits an exceptionally low RC product (0.1ps) and a 2-3 nS switching speed. The chips are fully passivated with silicon nitride and have an added BCB polymer layer for scratch protection. The BCB protective coating prevents damage to the diode junction area and anode air-bridge during handling and assembly.
The ultra low capacitance of the MADP-000907-14020
allows for operation at millimeter wave frequencies for
RF switches and phase shifter applications. The diode is
designed to be used in pulsed or CW applications,
where single digit nS switching speed is required. The
low capacitance of the MADP-000907-14020 makes it
ideal for use in many microwave multi-throw switch
assemblies, where the series capacitance of each “off”
port adversely loads the input and affects VSWR.