Custom MMIC adds two new wideband Amplifiers

14th February 2017
Positive gain slope feature decreases requirement for equaliser circuitry


Custom MMIC, a developer of GaAs and GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has added two new distributed amplifiers to its standard product line. 

The CMD244 distributed driver amplifier covers DC to 24 GHz, with a unique positive gain slope over frequency range. The positive gain slope feature decreases the requirement for equaliser circuitry, saving SWaP in many communications and measurement designs. The GaAs MMIC has a P1dB of 25 dBm, OIP3 of 32 dBm, 8 dB of gain and a noise figure of 2.5 dB at 10 GHz.

The CMD242 distributed amplifier features ultra-wideband performance from DC to 40 GHz while delivering 10.5 dB of gain with a flatness of +/- 1 dB. 

The noise figure of the CMD242 is 4.4 dB, with an output P1dB of 18 dBm and OIP3 of 27 dBm at 20 GHz. With a low current consumption of 100 mA, the CMD242 is said to lead the market for the broad frequency and high dynamic range requirements.

Both are designed for aerospace, commercial and military applications.

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