Custom MMIC in Orbit: Space Qualified GaAs MMICs Per MIL-PRF-38534 Class K & MIL-PRF-38535 Class S

Chelmsford, MA – March 8, 2017 – Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), highlights the company’s space qualification capabilities for high performance GaAs MMICs. Customers seeking high MTTF, high FITs, and 100% electrical and visually inspected parts can trust in Custom MMIC to deliver the required quality and reliability.

Over 70 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) MMIC die products provided by Custom MMIC are able to be qualified to MIL-PRF- 38534 Class K, or could be hermetic packaged and qualified per MIL-PRF-38535 Class S. The space qualification elemental evaluation is either performed internally by Custom MMIC, or through their trusted sub-contractors. In addition, Custom MMIC can develop and qualify a custom solution, if so desired.

Several of Custom MMIC’s products have already undergone the rigorous high-level visual inspection, burn-in, 1000-hour life test, 100% elemental electrical results, and wafer lot qualification. For example, the CMD162 Ka-Band LNA has heritage, having completed Class K qualification and was launched in a major communications fast broadband satellite in 2015.

Learn more about Custom MMIC’s space qualified parts

About Custom MMIC

Custom MMIC is a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). Embracing their customers’ challenges, the company offers both a growing family of highperformance MMIC standard products and innovative custom-design services. Their engineering team is highly experienced in a broad range of III-V processes (e.g. GaAs, GaN, InP, InGaP) and has longstanding relationships with the leading foundries. Custom MMIC specializes in RF through millimeterwave circuits serving diverse markets including wireless and wired communications, satellite, radar systems, cellular infrastructure and instrumentation. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Chelmsford, MA. For more information, visit

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John Greichen

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