MMIC Amplifiers


The QPA1017D is Qorvo’s MMIC power amplifier operating from 5.7 – 7.0 GHz for C-band radar and satellite communications applications. Fabricated on Qorvo’s production 0.15 um GaN on SiC process, the amplifier produces 50 W of saturated output power with 21 dB of large-signal gain while achieving greater than 40% power-added efficiency.

Mimix Broadband’s two stage 2 to 18 GHz GaAs MMIC low noise amplifier has a small signal gain of 15 dB with a noise figure of 3.8 dB across most of the band. This MMIC uses Mimix Broadband’s 0.15 µm GaAs PHEMT device model technology, and is based upon electron beam lithography to ensure high repeatability and uniformity

The HMC7149 is 10 watt GaN MMIC amplifier covering the 6-18 GHz frequency range. It’s ideal for applications involving general communications, test instrumentation, and radar.

REMEC D&S designs high-performance, cost-effective MMICs, including low-noise and high-power amplifiers, switches, phase shifters, detectors, and attenuators from RF, microwave, and millimeter wave (mmWave) bands for next generation space, missile defense, communication, and unmanned aerial vehicle applications.
Mimix Broadband’s four stage 26.0-31.0 GHz GaAs MMIC power amplifier is optimized for linear operation with a third order intercept point of +36.0 dBm.
Avago Technologies’ 37 - 40 GHz 1W Power Amplifier (MMIC Die): AMMC-6442 is a 1W power amplifier MMIC die for use in transmitters that operate at frequencies between 37 GHz and 40 GHz. Typical applications include point-to-point radio systems and millimeter – wave communications.
Recent improvements on the CMOS Silicon process introduced many one-chip solutions to the market. DSP, Analog/Digital converter, Digital/Analog converter, Up/Down converter, VCO and PLL Synthesizers are one of those one-chip solutions in the market today. However, CMOS has some drawbacks in higher power levels of 10dBm+ and having a high noise figure.

Mini Circuits offers the CMA-83LN+ low noise MMIC amplifier operating from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz for sensitive, high-dynamic range receiver applications. The amplifier offers flat gain and a P1dB of 20.3 dBm at 2 GHz with a noise figure of 1.3 dB. It operates on a single 5 V or 6 V supply and is well matched f to 50 ohms.