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Ultra - Low Noise Amplifiers, Driver Amplifiers, and Low Loss Phase Shifters on Display by Custom MMIC at IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology

October 24, 2016

Chelmsford, MA – Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) is pleased to announce their attendance at the IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology October 18 - 21st in Waltham, MA at Booth #7 with a focus on ultra-low noise amplifiers, driver amplifiers, and low loss phase shifters. With a large suite...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Radiation Tolerant 36 V In-Amps integrate differential ADC driver.

July 13, 2016

Wafer-by-wafer guaranteed to 75 krad (Si) with low dose rate exposure of 10 mrad/sec, ISL70617SEH differential input, rail-to-rail output instrumentation amplifier (in-amp) serves communication satellite applications. Silicon on insulator process provides SEL and SEB robustness of 60 MeV in heavy ion environments, while <10 µsec SET performance eliminates need for extra filtering. ISL70517SEH offers similar features but implements differential input and rail-to-rail single-ended output. Read More

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Wideband Driver Amplifier features 26-35 GHz frequency range.

July 5, 2016

Operating from single 5 V supply and drawing just 90 mA typical, Model CMD243 offers 15.5 dB of gain with output P1dB compression point of +21 dBm. Balanced design provides good VSWR matching, along with optimized stability and gain flatness. Self-biasing GaAs MMIC amplifier is a 50 Ω matched design, which eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Applications include military, space, and communications systems where small size and high linearity are necessary. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Balanced LNA delivers high gain and low-noise.

November 12, 2015

Suited for EW and communication systems with space constraints and low power consumption requirements, 9–18 GHz CMD223 has 50 Ω matched design that eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Full passivation promotes reliability and provides moisture protection. At 13.5 GHz, this balanced low-noise amplifier (LNA) delivers >22 dB of gain with corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +13.5 dBm and noise figure of 1.5 dB. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Zero-Drift Instrumentation Amplifier enables precise measurement.

October 26, 2015

Available in 4.9 x 3.91 mm SOIC package, INA188 enables accurate DC and low-frequency measurements over full extended industrial temperature range. Zero-drift architecture, providing long-term temperature stability, enables offset voltage of 25 µV and offset-voltage drift of 80 nV/°C. Capable of operating at up to 36 V, amplifier generates 250 nV(PP) noise from 0.1–10 Hz without any 1/f corner frequency between broadband and near-DC.
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Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Advanced GaN and GaAs MMICs Unveiled by Custom MMIC at IMS 2015

May 22, 2015

Westford, MA –Custom MMIC, (www.CustomMMIC.com), a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), will be debuting several new GaAs and GaN MMIC amplifiers, switches, and multipliers at the 2015 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Phoenix, Arizona, being held from May 19 through May 21. Their latest products...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Low Noise Amplifier operates from 10-14 GHz.

April 17, 2015

Housed in leadless 3 x 3 mm plastic surface-mount package, Model CMD189P3 delivers greater than 19 dB of gain with corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +4 dBm and noise figure of 1.4 dB. Broadband MMIC device has 50 Ω matched design, which eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Applications include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, military end-use, and test instrumentation. Read More

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Comtech Xicom Technology Receives First Annual Impact Award for New SuperPower(TM) SATCOM Uplink Amplifiers from SatNews Publishers

April 3, 2015

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., the leader in high power amplifier products for satellite communications (SATCOM), received the first Annual Impact Award from SatNews Publishers during Satellite2015, for their introduction of a new line of SuperPower™ traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) that can double available TWTA output and provide direct replacement for klystron...Read More

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Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers suit uplink applications.

March 16, 2015

Based on SuperPower technology, XTD-2000KHE Ku-band TWTA provides 750 W of linear power in compact, rugged package weighing 92 lb and drawing less than 3,200 W of prime power. XTD-1500DBSHE DBS-band TWTA provides 560 W of linear power for direct-to-home applications in same package and draws only 2,500 W of prime power. Designed for SATCOM applications, both are available as outdoor antenna-mount units with operating temperature of -40 to +60°C or as indoor rackmount configurations. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Maxim Integrated Demonstrates Highly Integrated Analog Solutions at Embedded World 2015

February 26, 2015

Maxim showcases solutions for industrial power, industrial interface, and the signal chain. MUNICH - Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) will demonstrate highly integrated analog solutions for embedded applications at the Embedded World 2015 Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany (February 24-26, 2015). In three demo areas for Industrial Power, Industrial Interface, and...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Broadband Low Noise Amplifiers range from 30 MHz to 40 GHz.

February 18, 2015

With noise figure levels from 2.5–3 dB typ across entire band, ultra-broadband and millimeter wave low noise amplifiers (LNAs) include 17 unconditionally stable models covering multi-octave bandwidths with flat gain response and GaAs PHEMT semiconductor technology. Features include 50 Ω hybrid MIC circuits enclosed in environmentally sealed metal packages with nickel or gold plating, stainless steel SMA or 2.92 mm connectors, and IP3 levels as high as +42 dBm. Read More

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Ultra Low Noise MMIC Amplifier has 17-27 GHz bandwidth.

January 26, 2015

Supplied in die form, CMD163 features gain of +24 dB, noise figure of <1.3 dB, and output 1 dB compression point of +19 dBm across 17–27 GHz bandwidth. All-positive bias scheme eliminates need for negative voltages and sequencing circuitry, and bias conditions are Vdd = 4 V @ 120 mA and Vgg = 3.0 V. LNA is internally matched 50 Ω design that does not require any external components aside from bypass capacitors. Areas of use include military and space applications and communication systems. Read More

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High Linearity 4 W Power Amplifier suits Ka-band applications.

January 20, 2015

Offered in bare die format and 5 x 5 mm, 32-lead QFN package, MAAP-011139 has 29–31 GHz frequency range and delivers 24 dB of linear gain, 4 W of saturated output power, and 23% efficiency. This high-linearity power amplifier, suited for Ka-band, high-data density satellite communications, provides >27 dBm Pout/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30 dBc. Rating for input and output return loss is 10 dB. Read More

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GaN Low-Noise Amplifier features 23 dB gain.

December 24, 2014

Able to survive input power levels up to 5 W without front-end limiter, 4–8 GHz Model CMD219 features output of 1 dB, compression point of +18 dBm, and noise figure of 1.1 dB across operating bandwidth. Typical bias conditions are Vdd = 10 V at 100 mA and Vgg = -2.3 V, although Vdd can vary from 5–28 V. Suitable applications include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, military and space, and test instrumentation. Read More

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Pasternack Introduces Expanded Lines of In-Stock RF Amplifiers

December 16, 2014

The Industry’s Largest Selection of Off-the-Shelf Connectorized RF Amplifiers Unveiled by Pasternack Irvine, CA - Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has significantly expanded their portfolio of connectorized RF amplifiers including high power amplifiers, high-rel amplifiers, broadband amplifiers, limiting...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Noise GaN LNA features high power survivability.

December 15, 2014

Supplied in die form, CMD218 offers gain of 22 dB, output of 1 dB, compression point of +19.5 dBm, and noise figure of <1.25 dB across 5–9 GHz frequency range. Unit can, without input limiter, survive incident power levels up to 5 W without any degradation in performance. With 50 Ω matched design that eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching, LNA operates from 5–28 V supply and draws 100 mA typ quiescent current. Negative gate voltage is required for proper operation. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Transimpedance Amplifier targets optical networking systems.

September 29, 2014

Intended for 100G optical networking market, 4-channel ONET2804T provides less than 2 µA input-referred noise and virtually no cross talk between channels. Internal circuit provides photodiode reverse bias voltage and senses average photocurrent supplied to each photodiode. Available in 750 µm channel-pitch bare die, TIA serves parallel optical interconnects in applications with data rates up to 28 Gbps, such as optical line cards, point-to-point microwave backhauls, and video over fiber. Read More

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Klystron Modulator provides pulse fidelity and repeatability.

August 26, 2014

Featuring >0.1% pulse fidelity and repeatability, with 100,000 hr MTBF, DTI PowerMod™ Solid-State Klystron Transmitter is suited for particle accelerators and mission-critical radars. Unit includes PLC-based controller, pulse transformer, high voltage solid-state switch, and required protection circuitry to run Klystron. With peak RF power to 100 mW, amplifier offers pulse widths from 1 µs to 5 mS, repetition rate to 1 KHz, voltage flatness of <1%, and 0.1% reproducibility. Read More

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Low Noise Amplifier offers wideband performance.

July 22, 2014

Operating from DC-50 GHz, Model CMD206 offers noise figure of less than 3.5 dB, gain of greater than 11 dB, and output 1 dB compression point of +12 dBm at 30 GHz. Distributed LNA requires all-positive bias of only 4 V at 32 mA (drain), 3 V (gate). External drain bias network and input blocking capacitor are required for proper operation. Offering full passivation, die is suited for microwave radio and VSAT, telecom infrastructure, test instrumentation, and fiber optic applications. Read More

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Ultra-Low-Noise Amplifiers suit E- and W-band applications.

June 6, 2014

Measuring 1.7 mm², Model ALP283 operates from 80–100 GHz, while Model ALP275, measuring 2.125 mm², operates from 71–96 GHz. ALP283 provides 29 dB of linear gain, 2.5 dB typical noise figure, and P1dB of 3 dBm (2 mw). Delivering greater than 26 dB of linear gain, ALP275 features 3 dB typical noise figure and P1dB of 4 dBm (2.5 mw). InP HEMT MMIC LNAs are suited for W- and E-band commercial, civil, and military applications such as communication links, sensors, and millimeter-wave imaging. Read More