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Wideband Downconverter RFIC Covers 800 to 2700 MHz

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has introduced a new highly integrated Wideband Downconverter RFIC which is designed for use in virtually all wireless infrastructure applications including Cellular/3G and WiMAX/4G systems from 800 to 2700 MHz. The HMC334LP4E is a Wideband Downconverter RFIC which is rated from 800 to 2700 MHz. The HMC334LP4E delivers +26 dBm input IP3, 0 dB conversion gain, and noise figure as low as 10 dB. This wideband downconverter features singled-ended LO and RF inputs, and a balanced IF output which can support a bandwidth of up to 600 MHz. The LO input of the HMC334LP4E operates with drive levels between -6 and +6 dBm, while the wide LO frequency range of 10 to 3300 MHz supports both low side and high side LO frequency plans. This high linearity RFIC also provides excellent performance in the presence of high level “blocker” signals, making it ideal for receiver applications in demanding environments. The HMC334LP4E is housed in a RoHS compliant leadless 4x4 mm QFN SMT package, and consumes only 173 mA from a single +5V supply. Samples and evaluation PC boards for all SMT packaged products are available from stock and can be ordered via the company’s e-commerce site or via direct purchase order. Released data sheets are available on-line at www.hittite.com.

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