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Reaching New Levels Of Linearity In Passive Mixers With GaN Technology

Source: Custom MMIC Design Services (CMDS) , Inc.

By Charles Trantanella, Chief Scientist, Custom MMIC

Until recently, the benefits of GaN technology beyond usage in amplification have not been pursued. Custom MMIC has recently been working with domestic foundries to investigate the use of GaN for passive mixers. The resulting discovery was that the high-linearity properties of GaN amplifiers also translated to mixers. This application note discusses the results of studies on new levels of linearity from GaN technology within different types of passive mixers. Download the full paper for more information.