News | May 17, 2013

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New Solder-Able Flip Chip PIN Diode


Low Capacitance AlGaAs PIN Diode is ideal for Fast Switching in Microwave/Millimeterwave Frequencies

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, recently announced a new broadband general purpose amplifier for Multi-market applications.

The MADP-000907-14020 is designed for customers who need a versatile, low cost, ultra-small PIN diode solution for Police Radar, Point to Point, Electronic Warfare and Aerospace and Defense applications. The device is a package-less PIN diode with contacts that allow for standard solder reflow manufacturing processes. Unlike its nearest alternatives, the MADP-000907-14020 is fabricated using an AlGaAs process which provides customers full passivation for increased performance and reliability.

The table below outlines typical performance:






Up to 70 GHz

Capacitance @-10V



Series Resistance



Breakdown Voltage (min)






“The MADP-000907-14020 is a high frequency AlGaAs PIN diode well suited for operation at millimeter wave frequencies for RF switches and phase shifter applications” said Paul Wade, Product Manager. “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.”

Production quantities and samples of MADP-000907-14020 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the MACOM website at:

About Macom
M/A-COM Technology Solutions is a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. MACOM builds on more than 60 years of experience designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit

SOURCE: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.