News | September 5, 2012

2W & 5W Power Amplifiers With On Chip Power Detectors Cover 9 To 14 GHz

Source: Hittite Microwave Corporation
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High Gain, High Linearity PAs are Ideal for X-Band Applications

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched three new GaAs pHEMT MMIC power amplifiers which cover the 9 to 14 GHz frequency range and are ideal for microwave radio, military and space, SATCOM and test & measurement applications.

The HMC952 and the HMC952LP5GE are four stage GaAs pHEMT MMIC 2 Watt Medium Power Amplifiers with temperature compensated on chip power detectors which operate between 9 and 14 GHz. These amplifiers provide 33 dB of gain, +35 dBm of saturated output power, and 27% PAE (Power Added Efficiency) from a +6V supply. With up to +43 dBm output IP3 the HMC952LP5GE is ideal for high linearity applications in military and space as well as high capacity point-to-point and point-to-multi-point radios. The HMC952 die may be easily incorporated into MCMs, while the HMC952LP5GE leadless QFN 5 x 5 mm surface mount packaged version is compatible with high volume assembly equipment. Both amplifier versions are a much smaller alternative to bolt down power amplifier solutions, and complement Hittite's unmatched selection of active and passive components for microwave and millimeterwave radio applications.

The HMC1053 is a four stage GaAs pHEMT MMIC 5 Watt Power Amplifier with Power Detector which operates between 9 and 14 GHz. The HMC1053  provides 34 dB of gain, +43 dBm output IP3 and +38 dBm of saturated output power at 26% PAE from a +7V power supply. The HMC1053 exhibits excellent linearity and is optimized for high capacity point-to-point and point-to-multi-point radio systems.

These powerful amplifiers also feature I/Os that are internally matched to 50 Ohms and require no external matching components which makes them ideal for use as drivers, or as the final power stage in a microwave transmitter chain.

Die samples, SMT product 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. For more information, visit www.hittite.com.

SOURCE: Hittite Microwave Corporation