SOURCE: Custom MMIC

Custom MMIC

June 11, 2012 16:58 ET

LNA MMIC Offers a Noise Figure of 1.5 dB From 6 to 18 GHz

WESTFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - Custom MMIC (www.CustomMMIC.com), a developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is offering two new devices from its growing MMIC design library. The CMD157 (die) and CMD157P3 (packaged) are GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) for applications from 6 to 18 GHz. These broadband devices each boast an impressively low noise figure of 1.5 dB, deliver greater than 25 dB of flat gain, and have a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +10 dBm.

Both the CMD157 and the CMD157P3 are 50 Ohm matched designs, thus eliminating the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. The CMD157 is suitable for chip-and-wire applications, whereas the CMD157P3 is housed in a leadless RoHS compliant 3x3 mm plastic surface mount package. The amplifiers are biased with a single positive voltage of +3.0 V @ 52 mA. RF power can be applied at any time.

These LNAs are much smaller, lower-cost alternatives to hybrid amplifiers in this frequency range. Ideally suited for broadband EW and communication systems, where small size and low power consumption are needed, the CMD157 and the CMD157P3 can also be used in low noise downconverters, microwave radio receiver systems, and radar receivers.

For full datasheets on the CMD157 and CMD157P3 GaAs MMIC LNA, visit: http://www.custommmic.com/Custom-MMIC_data_sheets.html

About Custom MMIC
Custom MMIC represents a new way of thinking about MMICs. Driven by customer challenges, the company offers both hands-on design through testing services, and a growing library of system-ready designs. They are experienced in GaAs, GaN, SiC, InP, and InGaP HBT and have established relationships with the leading foundries in these technologies. They specialize in RF through millimeter-wave circuits for satellite communications, radar systems, cellular infrastructure, consumer electronics, VSAT, and point-to-point radio systems. For more information, visit www.CustomMMIC.com.

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