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Breakthrough GaAs and GaN MMICs Being Rolled out by Custom MMIC at IMS 2018

11 June 2018

Custom MMIC has unveiled its industry-first Ultra-low Noise Amplifier (ULNA) MMIC at the 2018 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Philadelphia. The CMD283C3 provides an incredible 0.6 dB noise figure, outperforming all other LNA MMICs, and rivaling discrete component implementations. It operates over a frequency range of 2 GHz to 6 GHz (S- and C-band) and has output IP3 of +26 dBm.

Four members of the company's new GaAs MMIC digital attenuator family are also being introduced. The Source: Custom MMICSource: Custom MMICCMD279 and CMD280 operate up to 30 GHz with 5-bit control. Attenuation range is up to 15.5 dB. Two, 2-bit attenuators, the DC-35 GHz CMD281 and DC-40 GHz CMD282, offer coarser control in 2 and 4 dB steps respectively. All four devices offer input IP3 of +42 dBm.

Our latest distributed amplifier, the DC-20 GHz CMD249P5, offers a positive gain slope with nominal 12 dB gain. The GaAs device features output Psat of +30 dBm and output IP3 of +38 dBm.

Custom MMIC continues to enhance its line of unique low phase noise amplifiers (LPNAs). Responding to customer requests to assist in reducing unwanted phase noise and improve signal integrity and target acquisition in military radar systems, these LPNAs operate up to 40 GHz and offer low phase noise performance down to -165 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. They serve as Local Oscillator (LO) drivers or receiver amplifiers in a variety of phased array radar, EW, military radio, instrumentation and aerospace and space communication designs.

MMIC releases on the horizon include more ultra-low noise amplifiers and digital attenuators, as well as broadband distributed power amplifiers and GaN mixers.

Stop by and learn more at Booth #851 at IMS.

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