Integrated power detector family reduces footprint in high-rel monitoring

Integrated directional couplers and built-in temperature compensation in the MACP series provide a small footprint. Macom Technology Solutions’ latest power detector family covers two to six, six to 18 and 10 to 30GHz frequency ranges.

The MACP series of power detectors with integrated, low loss directional couplers are optimised for power monitoring and levelling in point-to-point radios, ISM, radar, VSAT, EW and aerospace and defence applications. The integrated directional coupler and temperature compensated detector circuit enables customers to dramatically simplify their system designs, says Macom, and lower bill of material costs while preserving board space.

The MACP-010571 (two to 6GHZ), the MACP-010572 (six to 18GHz) and MACP-010573 (10 to 30GHZ) detectors provide low insertion loss and high directivity enabling power monitoring along a transmission line.

The devices are housed in lead-free, 1.5 x 1.2mm surface mount plastic packaging compatible with standard pick and place assembly equipment.

Graham Board, senior director of product marketing, Macom, said: “Through the integration of the directional coupler and temperature compensation circuit, we have developed easy to use, robust and cost-effective power detector solutions that are suitable for multiple power sensing missions.”

Macom’s MACP Series power detectors are available today. They will be showcased at European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2018, Madrid, Spain (25 to 27 September) booth 271.

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