MACOM Introduces New Wideband Double-Balanced Mixers for High-Performance Test and Measurement, Microwave Radio and Radar Applications

LOWELL, Mass.–MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic solutions, today announced a new portfolio of wideband double-balanced mixers, covering the 8 – 43 GHz and 18 – 46 GHz frequency ranges. Delivering low conversion loss, high linearity and a wide intermediate frequency (IF) bandwidth, the new MAMX Series mixers are ideally suited to meet the performance requirements for next-generation Test and Measurement (T&M), Microwave Radio and Radar applications.

The double-balanced circuit configuration of the new MAMX Series mixers provides excellent port isolation, while internal 50-ohm matching simplifies the application. In addition, the class 1B (500V – 1000V) electrostatic discharge (ESD) rating ensures high levels of ruggedness and reliability. Both devices – the MAMX-011036 and MAMX-011054 – are available in compact 3 mm, 12 lead QFN plastic packaging as well as bare die formats for flexible integration.

“MACOM is investing in key technologies across every stage in the signal chain, aiming to cultivate product portfolios that enable significant gains in performance, reliability and ease of integration,” said Graham Board, Senior Director of Product Marketing, MACOM. “The newest entries in the MAMX Series embody MACOM’s sustained strategy to provide every component – from building block device to highly specialized solutions – to elevate the value of our customers’ end 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.

The table below outlines typical component performance:

MAMX-011036 MAMX-011036-DIE MAMX-011054 MAMX-011054-DIE
Frequency Range (GHz) 8 to 43 8 to 43 18 to 46 18 to 46
Conversion Loss (dB) 8.5 8 6.5 6.5
Input IP3 (dB) 20 20 21 20
LO Power (dBm) 15 15 15 15
IF Bandwidth () 0 – 10 0 – 10 0 – 20 0 – 20
Input P1dB (dB) 13 13 12 12
LO – RF Isolation (dB) 40 40 35 35
LO – IF Isolation (dB) 35 40 45 40
RF – IF Isolation (dB) 25 20 30 20
Size 3mm 12L AQFN 1.20 x 0.97 x 0.10 mm 3mm 12L AQFN 1.15 x 0.97 x 0.10 mm

MACOM’s MAMX Series double-balanced mixers 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.

MACOM will showcase its industry leading RF technology portfolio at IEEE’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2018, Booth #1125 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 12th – 14th. MACOM’s booth will feature new product solutions optimized for 5G connectivity, basestations, SATCOM, Test and Measurement, ISM and Radio communications. To make an appointment, contact your local sales representative. For more information about MACOM’s RF technology solutions visit

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