GaAs MMIC Amp Boosts 34 To 37 GHz

March 4, 2009
Mimix Broadband has unveiled its latest GaAs monolithic-microwave-integrated-circuit (MMIC) amplifier for millimeter-wave applications. Model XP1073-BD provides 22 dB gain and +37 dBm saturated pulsed output power from 34 to 37 GHz. Ideal for ...
Mimix Broadband has unveiled its latest GaAs monolithic-microwave-integrated-circuit (MMIC) amplifier for millimeter-wave applications. Model XP1073-BD provides 22 dB gain and +37 dBm saturated pulsed output power from 34 to 37 GHz. Ideal for millimeter-wave, military, radar, and satellite applications, the amplifier achieves 24-percent power-added efficiency over its operating frequency range.

According to Product Manager Jeff Kovitz, "The XP1073-BD is a balanced high-power amplifier, and with saturated output power of nearly 6 W, it rises well above anything available in the marketplace today." He added that, "by balancing two of our popular XP1072-BD devices using a fairly unique Lange coupler network, the XP1073-BD provides the end user with a well-matched HPA solution for many Ka-Band applications."

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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