GaN MMIC Amps Power 2 To 20 GHz

July 25, 2013
Four amplifiers combine for different output-power levels from 2 to 20 GHz.

Four gallium-nitride (GaN) MMIC power amplifiers are suitable for a wide range of applications from 2 to 20 GHz. Model HMC1086F10 provides 25 W output power from 2 to 6 GHz and is supplied in a 10-lead, flange-mount package. It features 23-dB small-signal gain across its frequency range with +44 dBm saturated output power and +46 dBm output third-order-intercept (IP3) point. It draws 1100 mA from a +28-VDC supply. Model HMC1086 is the die version of the same amplifier, with 25-W output power from 2 to 6 GHz. Model HMC1087F10 is an extremely broadband amplifier, housed in a 10-lead flange-mount package and with 8 W output power from 2 to 20 GHz. It delivers 11-dB small-signal gain across that range, with +39 dBm saturated output power. It draws 850 mA current from a +28 VDC supply. Model HMC1086 is the die version of the same amplifier.

Hittite Microwave Corp., 2 Elizabeth Dr., Chelmsford, MA 01824; (978) 250-3343 FAX: (978) 250-3373.

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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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