AVX’s 0603-sized 3-dB directional couplers, with their frequency range of 800 to 6000 MHz, deliver 10-W continuous power handling. Based on the company’s thin-film technology, the 90° couplers exhibit high-frequency performance across the entire frequency range. LGA packaging gives the couplers a low profile, and provides low parasitics, improved heat dissipation, and self-alignment during reflow. Surface-mountable and RoHS-compliant, the DB0603N couplers also feature low loss, high isolation, and rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly. They will find homes in mobile communications, satellite TV, GPS devices, vehicle location systems, and wireless LANs, as well as other communications applications.