A Low Cost, Plastic Packaged, 0.5W, 6-18GHz Amplifier MMIC

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  • Author: Stuart Glynn and Liam Devlin
This article describes the design, fabrication and evaluation of a low cost, SMT packaged, 6 to 18GHz amplifier MMIC. It was designed to occupy a small die area on a high volume, optically defined process and to be packaged in a low cost standard QFN plastic package. The resulting part provides >10dB of gain across the 6 to 18GHz band and has an output P-1dB of +27dBm.