News | August 7, 2012

New Double-Balanced Mixer For 2 - 18 GHz Downconverter Applications

Source: Hittite Microwave Corporation

Provides Excellent LO/RF & LO/IF Isolation

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched a new double-balanced mixer product which is ideal for microwave and VSAT radios, sensors, test equipment and military & space applications.

The HMC1048LC3B  is a GaAs MMIC, general purpose, double-balanced mixer that can be used as a downconverter with DC to 4 GHz at the IF port and 2 to 18 GHz at the RF port. This mixer requires no external components or matching circuitry and exhibits excellent LO/RF and LO/IF isolation due to optimized balun structures. The mixer operates with LO drive levels from +9 dBm to +17 dBm and provides a typical input IP3 of  23 dBm. Ideal for downconversion in satellite transponder applications, the HMC1048LC3B is housed in a compact ceramic 3 x 3 mm SMT package.

The HMC1048LC3B  complements the widest selection of microwave communication solutions available from any OEM. Samples and evaluation PC boards for all SMT packaged products are available from stock and can be ordered via the company's e-commerce site or via direct purchase order. Released data sheets are available on-line at

About Hittite Microwave Corporation 
Hittite Microwave Corporation is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, or ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for technically demanding digital, RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications covering DC to 110 GHz. The Company's standard and custom products apply analog, digital and mixed-signal semiconductor technologies, which are used in a wide variety of wireless / wired communication and sensor applications for Automotive, Broadband, Cellular Infrastructure, Fiber Optics & Networking, Microwave & Millimeterwave Communications, Military, Test & Measurement, and Space markets. The Company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

SOURCE: Hittite Microwave Corporation