The CMD217 from Custom MMIC is an 8.5 W GaN power amplifier that operates from 28 to 32 GHz. The power amplifier provides a gain of 20 dB with a saturated output power of 39.3 dBm with 35% efficiency. The CMD217 is matched to 50 Ohms eliminating the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. It requires a 28 V to supply and draws 580 ma of current. The amplifier is well suited for Ka-band communications, military and space applications.