- Buyers Guide
Custom MMIC, (www.CustomMMIC.com), a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits, has announced a general purpose, double balanced fundamental mixer—the CMD178C3. This new mixer can be used for up and down converting applications between 11 and 21 GHz.
In terms of performance, the CMD178C3 has typically 6 dB conversion loss, with very low LO leakage to both the RF and IF ports (-25 dBm and -30 dBm respectively), can operate with an LO drive level as low as +9 dBm, and has a wide IF bandwidth from DC to 6 GHz.
The CMD178C3 can easily be configured as an image reject mixer or single sideband modulator with external hybrids and power splitters. It is housed in a durable, Pb-free, RoHs compliant, 3x3 mm SMT package.
Ideal applications for this new mixer are point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, test equipment and sensors, and military end-use.