News | July 7, 2014

MACOM Extends Its Wired Broadband Leadership Position With High Performance Family Of Baluns


M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced a family of eight new baluns for CATV MoCA applications. The devices are available as surface mount and are ideal for real estate constrained customers. Boasting excellent temperature stability and broadband performance, these devices are lead free and RoHS compliant.

“This family has been designed specifically for customers requiring a high performing transformer balun for wired broadband applications” said Graham Board, Product Manager, Networks. “The family enables customers to design a broad range of applications of different frequency ranges using a diverse range of impedances. These baluns offer high current handling in a small outline package with less than 3.8 x 3.8 mm in size on average”.

These baluns are available on Tape and Reel and can be assembled using surface mount capability. They are all RoHS compliant, lead-free and compatible with a 260°C reflow temperature profile. Excellent temperature stability is a strong feature of these baluns and most can be used in either 75 Ω or 50 Ω systems.

The table below outlines typical performance:

Part Number   Frequency (MHz)   Insertion Loss(dB)   Impendence Ratio   Phase Balance   Amplitude Balance
MABA-011002   5-200   0.8   4:1   0.6   0.3
MABA-011013   45-1200   0.7   1:1   2.0   0.2
MABA-011014   45-1200   0.9   1:1   2.0   1.1
MABA-011015   45-1200   1.7   1:2.78   5.0   0.3
MABA-011028   600-1700   0.3   1:1   1.0   0.1
MABA-011030   46-1002   0.1   1:1   2.4   0.8
MABA-011031   5-1200   0.2   1:1   5.0   0.7
MABA-011032   40-1000   1   1:3   11.0   0.5

Production quantities and samples of these balun devices are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. ( is a leading supplier of high performance analog RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical, satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, CATV, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, The First Name in Microwave and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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