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Mimix Introduces 17 to 34 GHz Highly Integrated Upconverter

August 26, 2008
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Mimix Broadband Inc. introduces a 17 to 34 GHz GaAs PHEMT SMT packaged upconverter that integrates a linear, balanced resistive PHEMT mixer, LO buffer amplifier and LO doubler within a fully molded 4x4 mm QFN package. This RoHS-compliant, packaged upconverter has an input third-order intercept point (IIP3) of +23 dBm, a conversion loss of 10 dB and an LO drive level of +2 dBm. The device includes on-chip ESD protection structures and DC by-pass capacitors to ease the implementation and volume assembly of this device. The XU1010-QH is well suited for point-to-point radio, LMDS, SATCOM and VSAT applications.


"The XU1010-QH provides impressive broadband performance with high linearity and high LO suppression at the RF port, a combination that reduces the gain and linearity requirements for the RF transmit chain," said Paul Beasly, product manager. "The device combines the advantages of an integrated solution and a standard fully molded QFN package, allowing the user to reduce their board area, BOM count and time to market using standard SMT board technology."

The device is 100 percent RF and DC tested. Engineering samples are available today from stock, with a lead time of 14 weeks for production quantities.

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