Press Release Summary:
Custom MMIC’s GaN Low Noise Amplifiers are available in CMD276C4, CMD277C4 and CMD278C4 models. These amplifiers are suitable for radar and electronic warfare (EW) applications. CMD276C4 (2.6 to 4 GHz), CMD277C4 (5 to 7 GHz) and CMD278C4 (8-12 GHz) deliver a gain of 14 dB, 20 dB and 15 dB respectively. Units provide an output of 1 dB with compression point of +25.5 dBm (CMD276C4), +26.5 dBm (CMD277C4) and +28 dBm (CMD278C4).
Original Press Release:
Versatile Gan Mmic Low Noise Amplifiers Have Output IP3 of +32 dbm and High Input Power Handling of 5 Watts
Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), continues to rapidly add to its extensive GaAs and GaN MMIC portfolio. Three new unique GaN low noise amplifiers (LNAs) are now fully released and offered with easy to use evaluation boards.
The CMD276C4, CMD277C4 and CMD278C4 GaN MMIC LNAs deliver high linearity performance with output IP3 of +32dBm while offering high input power handling of 5W. The high input power handling feature enables system designers to avoid limiters and other protection networks, while still achieving extremely low noise figure over the operating bandwidth. These new MMIC LNAs are housed in a leadless 4x4 mm QFN package. They are ideally suited for radar and electronic warfare (EW) applications where high performance and high input power survivability are required.
The CMD276C4 is a 2.6 to 4 GHz (S Band) LNA delivering greater than 14 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +25.5 dBm and a noise figure of 1.2 dB.
The CMD277C4 is a 5 to 7 GHz (C Band) LNA with 20 dB of gain, output 1 dB compression point of +26.5 dBm and a noise figure of 1.2 dB.
The CMD278C4 is a broadband 8-12 GHz (X Band) LNA with 15 dB of gain,output 1 dB compression point of +28 dBm and a noise figure of 1.8 dB.
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.