17-27 GHz Low Noise Amplifier: CMD163

Source: Custom MMIC Design Services (CMDS) , Inc.

17-27 GHz Low Noise Amplifier: CMD163

Custom MMIC introduces the CMD163 as a high dynamic range GaAs low noise amplifier (LNA) designed for military, space, and communications systems where small size and high linearity are required. This device delivers greater than 24 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +19 dBm, and a noise figure of 1.3 dB. It is optimized for 21 GHz operation.

The CDM163 amplifier utilizes a 50 ohm impedance matched design that eliminates the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. With full passivation for increased reliability and moisture protection, this LNA is an ideal alternative to high cost hybrid amplifiers.

Additional CDM163 Features:

  • Gain: 24 dB
  • Noise Figure: 1.3 dB
  • Input Return Loss: 10 dB
  • Output Return Loss: 20 dB
  • Output P1dB: 19 dBm
  • Supply Current: 120 mA

For more specifications, recommendations, and operating parameters on the CMD163, download the datasheet.