Distributed Amplifiers offer positive gain slope.

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From DC–22 GHz, ultra-wideband BroadRange™ CMD240 delivers over 15 dB of gain with mid-band noise figure of 2.2 dB, output 1 dB compression point of 19 dBm, and output IP3 of 28 dBm at 10 GHz with 5 V supply. Wideband BroadRange™ CMD241, operating from 2–22 GHz with low mid-band noise figure of 2.3 dB, features output IP3 of +28 dBm, low supply current of 74 mA, and 13 dB of gain with max RF input power of +20 dBm. Both are 50 Ω matched designs and can operate off 3–8 V power supply.



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High Performance BroadRange(TM) Distributed Amplifiers Offer Positive Gain Slope



Chelmsford, MA – Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has added two new BroadRangeTM distributed amplifiers to their portfolio, the DC-22 GHz CMD240 and 2-22 GHz CMD241. Both new products feature a unique positive gain slope, which eases the design of broadband systems by eliminating equalizer circuits or added amplifiers to compensate for the typical negative gain slope of most amplifiers.



The CMD240 is an ultra-wideband GaAs MMIC BroadRangeTM distributed amplifier that operates with a low noise figure, low current consumption, and high linearity in a small die size. From DC to 22 GHz, this amplifier delivers over 15dB of gain with a mid-band noise figure of 2.2 dB, output 1 dB compression point of 19 dBm and output IP3 of 28 dBm at 10 GHz with a 5 volt supply.



The CMD241 is a wideband GaAs MMIC BroadRangeTM distributed amplifier that operates with a low mid-band noise figure of 2.3 dB, an output IP3 of +28 dBm, a low supply current of 74mA in a small die size. The CMD241 offers over 13 dB of gain with a maximum RF input power of +20 dBm.



Both amplifiers are 50 ohm matched designs, eliminating the need for RF port matching and can operate off a 3 to 8 volt power supply. The CMD241 also has on-chip blocking capacitors. Applications for the CMD240 and CMD241 include military/commercial communications and instrumentation.



Both amplifiers will be offered in QFN packages later in the summer.



Download the full datasheets now the CMD240 and the CMD241, and visit the Custom MMIC Product Library at custommmic.com to learn more about their other MMIC products.



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 high-performance 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 millimeter-wave 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 www.custommmic.com.



Company Contact:

John Greichen

Custom MMIC

jgreichen@custommmic.com

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