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Mimix Broadband Introduces Highly Integrated, QFN Packaged Up-Converter

December 1, 2009
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Mimix Broadband Inc. introduces a 37 to 40 GHz GaAs MMIC up-converter that integrates an image reject balanced mixer, LO buffer amplifier, LO doubler and RF buffer amplifier within a fully molded 4x4 mm QFN package. This RoHS-compliant, packaged up-converter has an input third order intercept point (IIP3) of +20 dBm, a conversion gain of 7 dB and an image rejection of greater than 15 dBc. The device can be tuned to give 2xLO leakage of less than -25 dBm; variable gain regulation can be achieved by adjusting the bias, with turn-down trajectories optimized to maintain linearity and minimal 2xLO leakage over the gain control range. The XU1019-QH is well suited for point-to-point (PTP) radio, LMDS, SatCom and VSAT applications.

"The XU1019-QH delivers exceptional 2xLO leakage and image rejection performance in the 38 GHz PTP radio band, with IIP3 and conversion gain exceeding typical application requirements," said David Richardson, Product Line Director, Mimix Broadband Inc. "The XU1019-QH completes the 38 GHz up-converter/driver/PA Mimix SmartSet chipset, all in surface-mount packages. The complete chipset allows radio designers to implement a high performance, low cost 38 GHz transmit stage, which can be fully assembled in standard SMD assembly lines."

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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