News | December 19, 2012

MMIC Amplifiers Offer High Output Power And Positive Bias


Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has added three new GaAs MMIC power amplifiers covering 5 to 11 GHz to their growing standard product library. The CMD169P4 (5 – 7 GHz), CMD170P4 (7.5 – 9 GHz) and CMD171P4 (9.5 – 11 GHz) each have an output 1 dB compression point of greater than +28 dBm, with gain levels from 20 to 30 dB. All three designs require only positive bias, thereby eliminating the need for costly and complicated sequencing circuitry. They also offer an on-chip detector for applications where power leveling is required. The amplifiers are housed in Pb-free RoHs compliant 4x4 QFN plastic packages and are 50-ohm matched on the input and output ports. DC blocks are not required.

To download the full datasheets on the CMD169P4, CMD170P4, and CMD171P4, visit the Custom MMIC Amplifiers Design 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