News | August 14, 2014

Richardson RFPD Introduces Industry's First DC–40 GHz, 6-bit Digital Attenuator


MACOM device available as bare die and in 3 mm PQFN package

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced recently the availability and full design support capabilities for a new wideband, 6-bit digital attenuator from M/A-COM Technology Solutions.

The MAAD-011021 is offered in both bare die and in a 3 mm PQFN package, operating from DC–40 GHz (an industry first for a 6-bit digital attenuator) and DC–30 GHz, respectively.

The device provides up to 31.5 dB of attenuation in 0.5 dB steps, with attenuation error typically less than +/- 0.5 dB, and RMS phase error less than 5 degrees at 20 GHz. The MAAD-011021 features integrated TTL digital control and is fully matched across the bandwidth of operation, enabling simple and fast implementation. It is ideally suited for broadband applications, including military radar and radio systems, test equipment, and commercial microwave radio and satellite links.

To find more information, or to purchase this product today online, please visit the MAAD-011021-DIE and MAAD-011021-TR5 webpages. Please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from MACOM, please visit the MACOM storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD
Richardson RFPD / Arrow RF & Power, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. For more information, visit

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