Low-noise amplifier (LNA) for military and space applications introduced by Custom MMIC

WESTFORD, Mass., 6 Feb. 2015. Custom MMIC in Westford, Mass., is introducing the CMD163 low-noise amplifier (LNA) for military and space applications, as well as point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communication systems where small die size and high linearity are needed.

Feb 6th, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

WESTFORD, Mass., 6 Feb. 2015. Custom MMIC in Westford, Mass., is introducing the CMD163 low-noise amplifier (LNA) for military and space applications, as well as point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communication systems where small die size and high linearity are needed.

The CMD163 RF and microwave device is a 17-to-27-GHz LNA that comes in die form, has a gain of +24 dB, a noise figure of less than 1.3 dB, and an output 1 dB compression point of +19 dBm across the 17 to 27 GHz bandwidth.

Additionally, the CMD163 uses an all-positive bias scheme, thereby eliminating the need for negative voltages and expensive sequencing circuitry. Bias conditions are Vdd = 4 V at 120 mA and Vgg = 3.0 V.

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The CMD163 is an internally matched 50 ohm design that does not require any external components, aside from bypass capacitors. Additionally, the LNA is available in packaged form as the CMD163C4 with similar performance.

For more information contact custom MMIC online at www.custommmic.com.

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