Custom MMIC Unveils Next-Gen GaAs & GaN MMICs at IMS 2018

At IMS 2018Custom MMIC has unveiled a new Ultra Low Noise Amplifier (ULNA) MMIC that provides a low noise figure of 0.6 dB, outperforming most rivaling discrete component implementations. The CMD283C3 operates over a frequency range from 2 GHz to 6 GHz (S & C-band) and has output IP3 of +26 dBm.

Custom MMIC has also introduced four new GaAs MMIC digital attenuators. The CMD279 and CMD280 operate up to 30 GHz with 5-bit control and 15.5 dB attenuation range. The CMD281 which is a 2-bit attenuator that operates from DC to 35 GHz and the CMD282 an attenuator that operates up to 40 GHz. All four devices offer input IP3 of +42 dBm.

They have also introduced the CMD249P5, a Distributed Amplifier that operates from DC to 20 GHz with a positive gain slope and gain of 12 dB. The GaAs device features an output Psat of +30 dBm and output IP3 of +38 dBm.

Custom MMIC also continues to enhance their line of unique low phase noise amplifiers (LPNAs) as well. 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.

MMICs on the horizon from Custom MMIC include more ultra-low noise amplifiers and digital attenuators, as well as broadband distributed power amplifiers and GaN mixers. All these new MMICs are also being added to their “space-qualifiable” list. 

Custom MMIC is showcasing and discussing these products at the IMS 2018 event in Philadelphia from June 12-15. (Booth #851).

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