M/A-COM announces a miniature two-leaded plastic SC-79 package. Many of M/A-COM’s discrete diodes including PIN, Schottky and varactor, are now offered in the SC-79 small surface mount package, which are RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant and meet the 260°C maximum rating often required for Pb-free processing. The low package inductance (0.6 nH) allows these devices to work at frequencies higher than standard diode plastic packages (SOD-323, SC-70, SOT-23 and SOT-143). The SC-79 PIN switching diodes are designed for various switching functions including Tx/Rx, VCO and large signal switching, used in WLAN, broadband, CATV, telemetry and cordless handset applications. The attenuator PIN diodes are designed for CATV and cellular basestation applications requiring high IP3 and low distortion. Schottky diodes in the SC-79 package are suited for RF power detector circuits requiring high sensitivity in WLAN, telemetry and DBS/LNB applications. Varactor diodes offered in the SC-79 package are designed for VCO applications, as well as phase shifters and tunable filters.