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Mixers, Amplifiers Reach 46.5 GHz

Mixers, Amplifiers Reach 46.5 GHz

Several components have been developed for microwave/millimeter-wave radios and other high-frequency applications from 24.0 to 46.5 GHz. The components include two amplifiers and three mixers. Model HMC1040LP3CE is a low-noise amplifier (LNA) with 2.2-dB noise figure and 23-dB gain from 24.0 to 43.5 GHz. It consumes only 70 mA from a +2.5-VDC supply but achieves a third-order intercept to +22 dBm. It is housed in a 3 x 3 mm QFN package. Model HMC1016 is a medium-power amplifier in die form with 22-dB gain from 34.0 to 46.5 GHz. It also offers +26-dBm saturated output power and 17% power-added efficiency (PAE) from a +6-VDC supply.

Models HMC1041LC4 and HMC1042LC4 are in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) mixers for bands of 17 to 27 GHz and 15.0 to 33.5 GHz, respectively. They feature conversion loss as low as 9 dB and are supplied in 4 x 4 mm QFN packages. Finally, model HMC1043LC3 is a triple-balanced mixer with RF port range of 26 to 32 GHz and intermediate-frequency (IF) range of 16 to 22 GHz. It works with LO drive as low as +9 dBm from 7 to 11 GHz and is ideal for upconversion and downconversion in satellite transponder applications. It is supplied in a 3 x 3 mm QFN package and requires no external matching components.

Hittite Microwave Corp.
2 Elizabeth Dr.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
(978) 250-3343
FAX: (978) 250-2273
e-mail: [email protected]

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