Press Release Summary:
Supplied in die form, CMD163 features gain of +24 dB, noise figure of <1.3 dB, and output 1 dB compression point of +19 dBm across 17–27 GHz bandwidth. All-positive bias scheme eliminates need for negative voltages and sequencing circuitry, and bias conditions are Vdd = 4 V @ 120 mA and Vgg = 3.0 V. LNA is internally matched 50 Ω design that does not require any external components aside from bypass capacitors. Areas of use include military and space applications and communication systems.
Original Press Release:
New 17 to 27 GHz Ultra Low Noise MMIC Amplifier
Westford, MA — Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is pleased to announce the release of the CMD163, a 17 to 27 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) in die form, to their growing line of standard GaAs amplifier products.
The CMD163 has a gain of +24 dB, a noise figure of less than 1.3 dB, and an output 1 dB compression point of +19 dBm across the 17 to 27 GHz bandwidth. Additionally, the CMD163 utilizes an all-positive bias scheme, thereby eliminating the need for negative voltages and expensive sequencing circuitry. Bias conditions are Vdd = 4 V @ 120 mA and Vgg = 3.0 V.
The CMD163 is ideally suited for military and space applications, as well as point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communication systems where small die size and high linearity are needed. The LNA is an internally matched 50 ohm design that does not require any external components, aside from bypass capacitors. Additionally, the LNA is available in packaged form as the CMD163C4 with similar performance.
To download the full datasheet for the CMD163 Ultra Low Noise Amplifier, visit the Custom MMIC Amplifiers 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.