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PRFI Reaches Milestone 150th Custom MMIC Design

June 5, 2023
The milestone gain-block MMIC, along with a companion device, covers a frequency range of 17 to 29.5 GHz. Both draw a minuscule 10 mA.

This article is part of our IMS 2023 coverage.

In Booth 1820 at IMS 2023, PRFI will showcase its milestone 150th custom MMIC design, a low-current mmWave gain block. The device has now moved to production. The gain-block MMIC provides a small-signal gain of 17 dB across an operating range of 23 to 29.5 GHz while drawing just 10 mA. Housed in a low-cost 3- × 3-mm QFN package, the MMIC and is fully matched to 50 Ω, making its use very straightforward.

The part, designed for CML Microcircuits’ (IMS Booth 655) SµRF product range,is commercially available as the CMX90B702. A companion part has also been designed by PRFI. It has similar gain with the same very low 10-mA current consumption and covers 17 to 23 GHz.

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