News | August 5, 2014

New Amp's Small Size, High Linearity Ideal For Military, Space, And Communications Systems


Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is pleased to announce the CMD207, a new 20-40 GHz MMIC driver amplifier in die form with an all positive bias scheme, to their growing list of standard products.

The CMD207 delivers 25 to 30 dB of gain, has an output 1 dB compression point of +18.5 dBm, a saturated output power of +21 dBm, and a noise figure of 5 to 6 dB across the entire 20 to 40 GHz bandwidth. The amplifier utilizes an all-positive bias scheme of 4.0 V, 270 mA on the drain, and 3 V, 3 mA on the gate, thereby eliminating the need for a negative voltage and costly bias sequencing circuitry.

The CMD207 is a matched 50 Ohm design and does not require any external components except for bypass capacitors. The die is fully passivated for increased reliability and moisture protection.

Ideal applications for the CMD207 are point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, VSAT, and military and space.

To download the full datasheet for the CMD207 Driver Amplifier, visit the Custom MMIC Product Library at

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