Hittite introduces microwave components for military and space applications

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 19 Nov. 2006. Hittite Microwave Corp. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing two RF and microwave components for military, space, microwave radio, industrial, test-equipment, and medical applications.

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 19 Nov. 2006. Hittite Microwave Corp. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing two RF and microwave components for military, space, microwave radio, industrial, test-equipment, and medical applications.

The HMC564LC4 and the HMC565LC5 are surface-mount technology (SMT)-packaged gallium arsenide pseudomorphic high-electron mobility transistor (PHEMT) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) low-noise amplifiers for applications that operate from 6 to 20 GHz. The devices operate from 3-volt power supplies and require no external matching.

The HMC564LC4 is rated from 7 to 14 GHz, and features low 1.8 dB noise figure, high output IP3 of +25 dBm, and 17 dB small signal gain, and is housed in a RoHS compliant 4-by-4-millimeter leadless SMT package.

The HMC565LC5 is rated from 6 to 20 GHz and delivers 2.4 dB noise figure, +20 dBm output IP3, and 21 dB small signal gain, and is housed in a RoHS-compliant 5-by-5-millimeter leadless SMT package. Both devices consume less than 75 milliamps of power and feature DC blocked I/Os.

For hybrid MCI and ACM assembly applications, these self biased low-noise amplifiers are also available in die form as the HMC564 and the HMC565.

For more information contact Hittite Microwave Corp. online at www.hittite.com.

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