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6-14 GHz Broadband MMIC Driver Amplifier: CMD158P3

6-14 GHz Broadband MMIC Driver Amplifier: CMD158P3

Custom MMIC’s CMD158P3 is a broadband MMIC driver amplifier covering the 6-14 GHz frequency range. It features high output power, low current consumption, a single supply voltage of +5.0 V @ 95 mA, and a Pb-free RoHs compliant QFN package.

GaAs MMIC I/Q Mixers

GaAs MMIC I/Q Mixers

These GaAs MMIC I/Q Mixers are ideal for applications involving point-to-point radio, point-to-multi-point radio, sensors, military radar, satellite communications, EW, and ELINT. Two different models are available in this series with frequency range coverage of 24-28 GHz, and 8-12 GHz.

Wideband GaAs MMIC Distributed Amplifier: CMD173

Wideband GaAs MMIC Distributed Amplifier: CMD173

This RF amplifier operates in the DC-20 GHz frequency range and features small die size, a low noise figure, and low current consumption. This amplifier is ideal for microwave radio and VSAT, telecom infrastructure, test instrumentation, and military and space applications.

GaN MMIC Amplifiers/Transistors

GaN MMIC Amplifiers/Transistors

Northrop Grumman’s first three entries in their GaN MMIC Amplifiers/Transistors have been developed for defense and commercial ground satellite communications terminal markets and the commercial wireless infrastructure market. These GaN MMIC Amplifiers/Transistors are ideal for several applications including point-to-point radio, phased-array radar, Military SatCom, and point-to-multipoint communications, SATCOM terminals, and more. Links to datasheets of the amplifiers that make up this line can be found below.

6-11 GHz Low Noise Amplifier: CMD186P3

6-11 GHz Low Noise Amplifier: CMD186P3

The CMD186P3 is a broadband MMIC low noise amplifier housed in a leadless 3x3 mm plastic surface mount package. The CMD186P3 is ideally suited for EW and communications systems where small size and low power consumption are needed.

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MMIC

MMIc circuits are traditionally called “mimic” circuits. They are an abbreviation for Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit. These circuits are normal integrated circuits just like any chip except they operate on a specific frequency range. They operate in the microwave range of 300 mega hertz to 300 gig hertz.  MMIC circuits have a very small form factor. They typically contain numerous other circuits within them and are a form of hybrid. The main board is made from gallium arsenide and is mass produced by the millions. The IC itself is used in many applications from amplifications of low level noise and other microwave circuits.

MMIC have evolved over the years and as such much research has gone in to the making of new age chips. These new chips have been made to withstand huge cut off as well as increase the gain on the antennas that they are connected to. MMIC chips have reduced over the years and are now approximately 1% the size they used to be when they were first designed. These chips will further decrease in form factor from their current millimeter range into the pico meter range within a few years. The substrates materials that are currently supporting the build have also changed over the years and now include SiGE and GaN.

One thing to note is that the materials used in making these chips can be harmful to the environment if the byproducts of manufacturing are not properly disposed off.  In this category most governments have imposed laws on the disposal and incineration of chemical byproducts. The incineration processes totally any environmental issues.