Amplifier Stays Flat From 0.01 To 6.00 GHz

Dec. 21, 2012
A broadband hermetically-packaged MMIC amplifier features flat gain from 0.01 To 6.00 GHz.

Model CMA-62+ is a RoHS-compliant wideband amplifier with extremely flat gain from 0.01 to 6.00 GHz. The small-signal gain, which is typically 15.4 dB at 2 GHz, remains within ±0.7 dB from 50 to 4000 MHz. The amplifier delivers +19 dBm typical output power at 1-dB compression at 2 GHz. It offers a wide dynamic range, with a third-order intercept point of typically +39 dBm at 50 MHz and +33 dBm at 2 GHz. Based on GaAs heterojunction-bipolar-transistor (HBT) technology, the monolithic-microwave-integrated-circuit (MMIC) amplifier is bonded to a low-temperature-cofired-ceramic (LTCC) substrate and housed in a hermetic package measuring just 3.00 x 3.00 x 1.14 mm. The amplifier draws 72 mA from a +4.8-VDC supply.

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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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