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Broadband 20 GHz GaN PA is designed for reliability.

Press Release Summary:

Broadband 20 GHz GaN PA is designed for reliability.

Jun 12, 2014 - Fabricated on GaN, CMD184 offers bandwidth of 0.5–20 GHz, output 1 dB compression point of >+34 dBm, and flat gain of 13 dB. This broadband 20 GHz GaN power amplifier (PA) requires off-chip bias tee for proper operation. Die offers full passivation for maximum reliability and moisture protection. In addition to microwave radio and VSAT, suitable areas of use include telecom infrastructure, test instrumentation, as well as military and space applications.

Original Press Release

Broadband 20 GHz GaN Amplifier Announced by Custom MMIC at IMS

Press release date: Jun 02, 2014

Westford, MA — Custom MMIC (, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has announced they’ll be talking about their new CMD184, a broadband 20 GHz GaN power amplifier, during the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa, FL June 3rd-6th, 2014.

The CMD184 amplifier die offers an ultra-wide bandwidth of 0.5 to 20 GHz, an output 1 dB compression point of greater than +34 dBm, and flat gain of 13 dB. The CMD184 is Custom MMIC’s first released standard product fabricated on GaN.

The CMD184 requires an off-chip bias tee for proper operation. The die offers full passivation for increased reliability and moisture protection.

Ideal applications for the CMD184 are microwave radio and VSAT, telecom infrastructure, test instrumentation, and military and space.

To download the full datasheet on the CMD184 Power Amplifier, visit the Custom MMIC Product Library.

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

Company Contact:
David Folding
Custom MMIC

Agency Contact:
Molly Heyward
Strand Marketing