The HMC7053 is a Ka-band block upconvertor with an output frequency of 29 to 31 GHz. It requires an input IF frequency of 1 to 2 Ghz. The up-converter provides a linear output power of -30 to 5 dBm with a 20 dB conversion gain. It has been designed with a dual upconversion scheme to ensure no phase inversion and maximum spurious rejection. Other features include dual L-band inputs, an SMA input and a 2.9-mm output connector, digital gain control and thermal monitoring and gain compensation.