Ultra Low Noise GaAs AmplifiersSource: Custom MMIC Design Services (CMDS) , Inc.
Custom MMIC is adding two new low noise amplifiers, the CMD167 and the CMD167P3, to their growing product line. Both are ideally suited for EW and communications systems where small die size and low power consumption are needed.
The CMD167 is a highly efficient, ultra low noise GaAs MMIC amplifier that operates from 10 to 17 GHz. The CMD167P3 is the packaged version of the amplifier which operates from 8 to 16 GHz. At 14 GHz, both the CMD167 and the CMD167P3 deliver greater than 15 dB of gain, with an output 1 dB compression point of +11 dBm and a noise figure of 1.8 dB. Both are 50 ohm matched designs, thereby eliminating the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching.
The CMD167 and CMD167P3 each require a single positive supply voltage for operation. The CMD167 is available as a bare die for hybrid assemblies, whereas the CMD167P3 is housed in a leadless 3x3 mm plastic surface mount package.