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5 October 2016

MACOM and X-Microwave collaborate to enable faster, easier design of RF systems

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for analog RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and photonic applications) and modular system design firm X-Microwave LLC of Round Rock, TX, USA have announced the availability of MACOM-based RF components for use with X-Microwave's online simulation and prototyping platform. Pre-configured with MACOM's MMICs, the drop-in and cascadable components (X-MWblocks) enable designers to quickly and easily architect modular, end-to-end RF systems.

MACOM's support for the X-Microwave platform equips designers to take advantage of its MMIC performance, with the added ability to interconnect hundreds of compatible, pre-characterized X-MWblock components with solderless, building block flexibility. This reduces evaluation and design complexity and enables designers to accelerate their time to market, says MACOM. With this collaboration, X-Microwave users can now take advantage of a broad selection of MACOM MMICs, spanning amplifiers, mixers, frequency multipliers, octave-band voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), RF switches, voltage variable attenuators and phase shifters.

"Through our collaboration with X-Microwave, designers now have the ability to leverage all of these benefits in a manner that can dramatically accelerate their system prototyping and shorten design cycles," says Graham Board, senior director, RF and Microwave, at MACOM.

"X-Microwave is committed to optimizing the design process for RF engineers through every phase of the development process," says X-Microwave's president & CEO John Richardson. "With the addition of MACOM MMICs to our component ecosystem, X-Microwave users are assured leading-edge RF performance and quality from the foremost innovator in the RF and microwave industry," he adds. 

MACOM is showcasing its new portfolio of MMICs and its collaboration with X-Microwave in booth 207 at European Microwave Week (EuMW 2016) in London, UK (4–6 October).

Tags: M/A-COM MMIC

Visit: www.eumweek.com

Visit: www.xmicrowave.com/products/by-manufacturer/macom-mmics-x-mwblocks

Visit: www.macom.com

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