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MMIC Switches And Amps Hit 40 GHz

June 2, 2014
New lines of switches and amplifiers mark a company’s entry into the MMIC market.

Microsemi Corp. (IMS Booth No. 321) comes to the 2014 IMS after announcing a new line of monolithic-microwave-integrated-circuit (MMIC) products, including low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) and switches. The new devices span DC to 40 GHz. The company works in both gallium arsenide (GaAs) and gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technologies for commercial and military applications. Examples include the model MMS002AA single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch with 45-dB isolation from DC to 20 GHz and the model MMA001AA wideband amplifier with better than 17-dB gain from DC to 20 GHz.

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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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