News | June 2, 2017

Mil/aero System Designers Offered More Solutions And Design Tips From Custom MMIC At IMS 2017

Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is exhibiting at the International Microwave Symposium 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii in booth #1355. IMS 2017 attendees whose core business or interests involve high performance MMICs are encouraged to visit with the Custom MMIC team and learn of their new GaAs and GaN MMIC innovations.

Custom MMIC’s latest ultra-high linearity and ultra-wide IF bandwidth mixers, CMD181 and CMD261, have IF bandwidths of DC to 12 GHz and 5 GHz to 20 GHz, as well as RF frequencies from 26 GHz to 45 GHz and 30 GHz to 46 GHz, respectively. These passive double balanced mixers can operate with extremely low conversion loss, as low as 6.5 dB, and can be used as image reject mixers or single sideband modulators with a few external components. 

Also featured is their newest wideband gallium arsenide (GaAs) distributed power amplifier MMICs (Pas), the CMD249 and CMD201P5, which operate from DC to 20 GHz and have an output P1dB of 30 dBm. An exciting topic of discussion will also be their new low phase noise amplifiers (LPNAs). Released earlier this year, these unique MMICs deliver additive phase noise as low as -165 dBc/Hz, low noise, and wideband performance in microwave and millimeter-wave frequency bands from 6 GHz to 40 GHz. 

Moreover, Paul Blount, Custom MMIC President and CTO, will be giving an IMS Micro-Apps presentation on practical approaches to combating phase noise and jitter in RF systems. For those interested, this will be held Tuesday June 6 at 2:40pm HST in the IMS Exhibit Hall (Booth #1946). 

In terms of industry collaborations, a large number of Custom MMIC components have been incorporated into the X-Microwave prototyping and manufacturing system. Custom MMIC engineers will be available to discuss the benefits of this innovative rapid prototyping technology, previously unavailable for high performance RF and microwave systems. 

About Custom MMIC

Custom MMIC is a leading manufacturer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). Embracing their customers’ challenges, the company offers both a growing portfolio of high-performance MMIC standard products and innovative custom-design services. Their engineering team is highly experienced in a broad range of III-V processes (e.g. GaAs, GaN, InP, InGaP) and has longstanding relationships with the leading foundries. Custom MMIC specializes in RF through millimeter-wave products serving diverse markets including wireless and wired communications, satellite, radar systems, cellular infrastructure and instrumentation. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Chelmsford, MA. For more information, visit