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Custom MMIC launches compact 17 to 27GHz Low noise Amplifier

LNA in die form added to standard GaAs amplifier range

Custom MMIC, a developer of MMICs, has announced the release of the CMD163, a 17 to 27 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) in die form, to its growing line of standard GaAs amplifier products.

The CMD163 has a gain of +24dB, a noise figure of less than 1.3dB, and an output 1 dB compression point of +19dBm across the 17 to 27GHz bandwidth.

Additionally, the CMD163 utilizes an all-positive bias scheme, thereby eliminating the need for negative voltages and expensive sequencing circuitry. Bias conditions are Vdd = 4V @ 120mA and Vgg = 3.0V.

The CMD163 is suited for military and space applications, as well as point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communication systems where small die size and high linearity are needed. 

The LNA is an internally matched 50Ω design that does not require any external components, aside from bypass capacitors. Additionally, the LNA is available in packaged form as the CMD163C4 with similar performance.  

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