MACOM's unique HMIC™(Heterolithic Microwave Integrated
Circuit) process, US Patent 5,268,310. This
process allows for the incorporation of silicon pedestals
that form the series and shunt diodes or vias by
imbedding them in a low loss, low dispersion glass.
This hybrid combination of silicon and glass gives
HMIC™ switches exceptional low loss and remarkably
high isolation through low millimeter-wave frequencies.
This high performance switch is suitable for use in
multi-band ECM, radar, and instrumentation control
circuits where high isolation to insertion loss ratios
are required. With a standard +5V/-5V, TTL controlled
PIN diode driver, 50nS switching speeds are