Phase Shifter Tunes C-Band Radars

Nov. 20, 2012
This digital phase shifter provides stable phase and amplitude performance for C-band radar applications from 5 to 6 GHz.

Model MAPS-011008 is a digital phase shifter from M/A-COM Technology Solutions for C-band radar applications from 5 to 6 GHz. It provides a phase adjustment range of 360 deg. with step size of 5.6 deg. The phase shifter promises ±3 deg. root-mean-square (RMS) phase accuracy across its frequency range. The phase shifter achieves an input third-order intercept point of +48 dBm. Insertion loss is only 4 dB in any phase state, with attenuation variations held to ±0.5 dB or less. The compact phase shifter is housed in a 4-mm 24-lead PQFN package. It is powered by means of a +5-VDC serial or parallel control line.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc., 100 Chelmsford St., Lowell, MA 01851; (800) 366-2266, (978) 656-2500,

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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