News | July 17, 2014

DC - 50 GHz Low Noise Amplifier Offers Wideband Performance


Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is pleased to announce the addition of the CMD206, a new DC-50 GHz distributed low noise amplifier in die form, to their diverse and growing product line.

The CMD206 features DC to 50 GHz operation with a noise figure of less than 3.5 dB, a gain of greater than 11 dB, and an output 1 dB compression point of +12 dBm at 30 GHz. The amplifier requires an all-positive bias of only 4 V @ 32 mA (drain), 3 V (gate).

An external drain bias network and input blocking capacitor are required for proper operation. The die offers full passivation for increased reliability and moisture protection.

Applications for the CMD206 include microwave radio and VSAT, telecom infrastructure, test instrumentation, military and space, and fiber optics.

To download the full datasheet for the CMD206 Distributed Low Noise Amplifier, visit the Custom MMIC Amplifier 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