News | April 11, 2013

Custom MMIC Announces New Fundamental Mixer, Offers Low Conversion Loss


Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits, has announced a new general purpose, double balanced fundamental mixer—the CMD178C3.

This new mixer can be used for up- and downconverting applications between 11 and 21 GHz. In terms of performance, the CMD178C3 has typically 6 dB conversion loss, with very low LO leakage to both the RF and IF ports (-25 dBm and -30 dBm respectively), can operate with an LO drive level as low as +9 dBm, and has a wide IF bandwidth from DC to 6 GHz.

The CMD178C3 can easily be configured as an image reject mixer or single sideband modulator with external hybrids and power splitters. It is housed in a durable, Pb-free, RoHs compliant, 3x3 mm SMT package.

Ideal applications for this new mixer are point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, test equipment and sensors, and military end-use.

To download the full datasheet for the CMD178C3, visit the Custom MMIC Product 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