News | April 17, 2014

Richardson RFPD Introduces New 40.5-43.5 GHz Receiver With High IIP3 From MACOM


Integrated, high performance receiver solution for 42 GHz point-to-point radio band

Richardson RFPD, Inc. recently announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 40.5–43.5 MHz receiver with high third-order intercept point (IIP3) from M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM).

The MADC-010736 is an integrated USB receiver solution with an IIP3 of +9 dBm (typical at IF=2 GHz), a noise figure of 3.5 dB, and a typical conversion gain of 12 dB. The MADC-010736 includes an integrated LO buffer, LO doubler, low noise amplifier (LNA), and balanced image reject mixer. It is ideally-suited for 42 GHz band point-to-point radio applications.

The integrated mixer provides image rejection of 30 dBc. I and Q mixer outputs are provided, and an external 90° hybrid is required to complete the image rejection function. The device is packaged in a 6- mm laminate package that is RoHS compliant and compatible with reflow temperatures to 260 °C, allowing it to be assembled using standard surface mount production lines.

Key features of the MADC-010736 include:

  • Integrates LNA, image reject mixer, LO doubler, and LO buffer
  • 3.5 dB noise figure
  • 12 dB conversion gain
  • 30 dBc image rejection
  • +9 dBm input third order intercept @ 2 GHz IF
  • Lead-free 6-mm laminate package
  • RoHS-compliant and 260 °C reflow compatible

Richardson RFPD's design advisors provide extensive technical expertise and design-in assistance for MACOM products, including the new MADC-010736 integrated receiver. The device is in stock and available for immediate delivery. To find more information, or to purchase this product today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the MADC-010736 webpage. To learn about additional products from MACOM, please visit the MACOM storefront ( webpage.

About Richardson RFPD, Inc.:
Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry’s top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Richardson RFPD, Inc.