WESTFORD, Mass., 21 Nov. 2012. Custom MMIC in Westford, Mass., is introducing the CMD173 wideband gallium arsenide monolithic microwave integrated circuit (GaAs MMIC) distributed amplifier die for military, space, microwave radio, very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT), telecommunications, test, and instrumentation applications from DC to 20 GHz.
This device delivers greater than 15 decibels of gain with a corresponding output 1-decibel compression point of +18 dBm, and a noise figure of 1.5 decibels at 8 GHz.
The CMD173 is an all-positive bias design to eliminate complicated and costly sequencing circuits while also simplifying board layout, company officials say. In addition, the use of on-chip tracking circuits delivers consistent performance over temperature and process variation.
The CMD173 is a 50-Ohm matched design that offers passivation for increased reliability and moisture protection. The device does require off-chip bias networks.
For more information contact Custom MMIC online at www.custommmic.com.