LNA Boosts 6 To 20 GHz

Nov. 21, 2013
A broadband, packaged LNA provides high gain from 6 to 20 GHz.

The model CMD194C3 low-noise amplifier (LNA) from Custom MMIC provides more than 20-dB small-signal gain from 6 to 20 GHz with better than +15-dBm output power at 1-dB compression. The LNA, which is supplied in a leadless, RoHS-compliant 3 x 3 mm ceramic surface-mount QFN package, boasts a noise figure of only 2 dB across its frequency range. Suited for broadband communications and electronic-warfare (EW) applications, the amplifier typically draws 120 mA current from a +4-VDC supply. It delivers +16.5-dBm saturated output power across the frequency range.

Custom MMIC, 1 Park Dr., Unit 12, Westford, MA 01886; (978) 467-4290, FAX: (978) 467-4294.

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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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