Lowell, Mass. Tyco Electronics has introduced a family of M/A-COM single-junction surface-mount circulators aimed at a variety of WiMAX applications. The M/A-COM MAFR-000229-000001, MAFR-000050-5S4C1T, MAFR-000159-5S4C1T and MAFR-000200-5S4C1T circulators are high performance products that split the WiMAX frequency bands and may be used in customer premises equipment (CPE), base stations and repeater equipment.
The M/A-COM circulators offer a typical performance of 0.2 0dB insertion loss with 25 dB of isolation. Each part is said to provide excellent intermodulation characteristics of 65 dBc and will provide peak power handling of 1,000 watts with CW (continuous wave) forward and reverse power handling of 200 watts.
The circulators are housed in RoHS compliant, low-cost packaging, and operate at the following frequencies:
- MAFR-000229-000001: 2.3 GHz - 2.5 GHz
- MAFR-000050-5S4C1T: 2.5 GHz - 2.7 GHz
- MAFR-000200-5S4C1T: 3.3 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- MAFR-000159-5S4C1T: 3.4 GHz - 3.6 GHz
Pricing: Each circulator is priced at $13.64 in quantities of 10,000.
Availability: From stock.
Product information: datasheets for M/A-COM's circulators
M/A-COM, Inc., 1-800-368-3277, www.macom.com