CHELMSFORD, Mass., 14 May 2012. Hittite Microwave Corp. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing two RF and microwave amplifiers and three mixers for microwave & millimeter wave radios, military sensors, test & measurement equipment, and satellite communications (SATCOM) applications operating at frequencies from 24 to 46.5 GHz.
The HMC1040LP3CE is a self-biased gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) low-noise amplifier (LNA) that operates between 24 and 43.5 GHz and delivers 23 dB gain, 2.2 dB noise figure, and offers output IP3 as high as +22 dBm.
The component consumes 70 milliamps of power from a 2.5-volt power supply while the output P1dB rating of +12 dBm enables it to serve as a LO driver. The HMC1040LP3CE has I/Os that are DC blocked and internally matched to 50 Ohms, and is housed in a 3-by-3-millimeter QFN plastic package.
The HMC1016 is a four stage GaAs pseudomorphic high electron mobility Transistor (PHEMT) MMIC medium power amplifier die that operates between 34 and 46.5 GHz. The device provides 22 dB of gain, +26 dBm of saturated output power, and 17 percent PAE from a 6-volt supply. With output IP3 as high as +37 dBm, the HMC1016 is for high-linearity applications in point-to-point radio, as well as for military and space applications. The wideband driver amplifier occupies less than two square millimeters.
The HMC1041LC4 and HMC1042LC4 are compact I/Q MMIC mixers that cover RF frequencies from 17 to 27 GHz and from 15 to 33.5 GHz respectively. Each mixer uses two double-balanced mixer cells and a 90 degree hybrid, and is fabricated in a GaAs metal semiconductor field effect transistor (MESFET) process.
These integrated converters can be used as either image reject mixers or as single sideband upconverters with conversion losses as low as 9 dB. The HMC1041LC4 and HMC1042LC4 come in 4-by-4-millimeter QFN packages and require no external components.
The HMC1043LC3 is a special-purpose triple balanced mixer that accepts 16 to 22 GHz at the IF port and 26 to 32 GHz at the RF port. The HMC1043LC3 exhibits excellent LO/RF, LO/IF and 2 LO/IF isolation due to optimized balun structures, and requires no external components. The HMC1043LC3 operates with LO drive levels as low as 9 dBm from 7 to 11 GHz, and is for upconversion and downconversion in satellite transponder applications. The HMC1043LC3 is housed in a compact 3-by-3-millimeter QFN package and requires no external matching components.
For more information contact Hittite Microwave online at www.hittite.com.