Low-Noise GaN LNA features high power survivability.

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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 50Â 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.



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Custom MMIC's New Low Noise GaN Amplifier Features High Power Survivability



Westford, MA – Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is pleased to announce the release of the CMD218, a 5-9 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) in die form, to their growing line of standard GaN products.



The CMD218 offers a gain of 22 dB, output of 1 dB, compression point of +19.5 dBm, and noise figure of less than 1.25 dB across the 5 to 9 GHz frequency range. In addition, without an input limiter, the CMD218 can survive high incident power levels up to 5 W with no degradation in performance.



The CMD218 is a 50 ohm matched design, thus eliminating the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. In terms of biasing, the CMD218 can operate from a supply voltage of 5 V to 28 V, and typically draws 100 mA of quiescent current. A negative gate voltage is required for proper operation.



The LNA is ideally suited for microwave radios and C- and Xband applications where small size and low power consumption are needed. Applications include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, military and space, and test instrumentation.



To download the full datasheet on the CMD218 Low Noise 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 www.CustomMMIC.com.



Company Contact:

David Folding

Custom MMIC

davef@custommmic.com

978-467-4290



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Melanie Schleeweis-Connor

Strand Marketing

mschleeweis-connor@strandmarketing.com

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