News | January 16, 2014

New Ultra Low Noise GaAs Amplifiers Operate From 10 To 17 GHz


Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is adding two new low noise amplifiers, the CMD167 and the CMD167P3, to their growing product line. Both are ideally suited for EW and communications systems where small die size and low power consumption are needed.

The CMD167 is a highly efficient, ultra low noise GaAs MMIC amplifier that operates from 10 to 17 GHz. The CMD167P3 is the packaged version of the amplifier which operates from 8 to 16 GHz. At 14 GHz, both the CMD167 and the CMD167P3 deliver greater than 15 dB of gain, with an output 1 dB compression point of +11 dBm and a noise figure of 1.8 dB. Both are 50 ohm matched designs, thereby eliminating the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching.

The CMD167 and CMD167P3 each require a single positive supply voltage for operation. The CMD167 is available as a bare die for hybrid assemblies, whereas the CMD167P3 is housed in a leadless 3x3 mm plastic surface mount package.

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