News | January 15, 2014

Newly Released 1 Watt & 4 Watt Power Amplifiers

Microwave Radio, Radar & SATCOM Coverage in 12-16 GHz & 40-43.5 GHz Bands

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has announced two new GaAs MMIC power amplifiers that are ideal for high capacity point-to-point/point-to-multi-point radios, SATCOM and radar systems covering the 12 to 16 GHz and 40 to 43.5 GHz frequency ranges.

The HMC5879LS7 is a 4 stage GaAs pHEMT MMIC Watt Power Amplifier that operates between 12 and 16 GHz. The amplifier provides 28 dB of gain, +37 dBm of saturated output power, and 22% PAE from a +7V supply. TheHMC5879LS7 exhibits excellent linearity and is optimized for high capacity digital microwave radio. It is also ideal for 13.75 to 14.5 GHz Ku Band VSAT transmitters as well as SATCOM applications.

The HMC5929LS6 is a 4 stage GaAs pHEMT MMIC 1 Watt Power Amplifier which operates between 40 and 43.5 GHz. The HMC5929LS6 provides 19 dB of gain, +30 dBm of saturated output power, and 15% PAE from a +6V supply. With an excellent OIP3 of +36 dBm, the HMC5929LS6 amplifier is equally applicable for linear applications in digital microwave radios as well as military and space systems.

Both amplifiers require no external matching components and are housed in ceramic air cavity packages which exhibit low thermal resistance and are compatible with surface mount manufacturing techniques.

The HMC5879LS7 is ideal for inclusion in new microwave radio designs with the 10 to 16 GHz HMC924LC5 I/Q Upconverter, while the HMC5929LS6 power amplifier is ideal for operation with the 40 to 44 GHz HMC6146BLC5A I/Q Upconverter. Correspondingly, the 12 to 16 GHz HMC869LC5 and 37 to 44 GHz HMC6147ALC5A I/Q Downconverters can be used to build the receive chains. LO generation may be accomplished with Hittite's unique low phase noise Microwave PLLs with Integrated VCOs, which include the HMC764LP6CE, HMC765LP6CE and HMC778LP6CE devices. For more detailed information about these products, and to access released datasheets, consult the company website at

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.

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