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Contact: John Greichen
Title: Vice Pres., Sales & Mktg
Phone: 978-467-4290
Fax: 978-467-4294

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Custom MMIC
300 Apollo Drive
Chelmsford MA 01824
United States

Custom MMIC is a complete ISO-certified designer and supplier of standardized high performance MMICs for your military, aerospace, and space qualified applications. We have longstanding and flexible relationships with world-class MMIC foundries and offer the highest reliability and competitive pricing. Review solutions, download technical literature and s-parameter data, and request pricing at www.custommmic.com

Amplifier MMICs
Our amplifier MMIC products provide industry-leading gain flatness and stability, noise figure, phase noise and linearity, and also offer unique benefits such as positive gain slope, positive biasing, and 50 ohm matching. Models include low noise amplifiers (LNAs)driver amplifierspower amplifierslow phase noise amplifiers (LPNAs) and broad range distributed amplifiers.

Control Device MMICs
Our switching and frequency conversion MMICs offer state-of-the-art insertion/conversion loss, bandwidth, and isolation for advanced signal chain design. These products include SPST to SP4T SwitchesRF Phase Shifters, and Voltage Variable Attenuators.

Mixer and Multiplier MMICs
Our gain and phase control products provide the highest accuracy, along with low loss. Our mixer models include fundamental mixersdual mixers, and I/Q / I/R mixers. Our RF multiplier MMIC family includes both passive and active solutions.

Space Qualified MMICs
For RF / microwave designs that require complete space qualification, Custom MMIC offers full screening of our standard MMICs to MIL-PRF-38534 Class K & MIL-PRF-38535 Class S. Several low noise amplifiers (LNA) MMICs, and a driver amplifier MMIC, have been previously space qualified.

 

Articles

Breakthrough GaAs MMIC Wideband Low Phase Noise Amplifier Family Delivers Extremely Low Phase Noise

Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has added new category to their rapidly expanding standard product offerings. Custom MMIC’s new GaAs MMIC Low Phase Noise Amplifier family offers previously unattained phase noise performance. Phase noise is a critical requirement which defines the performance level of most radars and communications systems.


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Custom MMIC high performance switches and MMIC amplifiers on display at EuMW  

Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) is pleased to announce attendance at European Microwave Week 2016. Custom MMIC products will be on display with their UK representative, Aspen Electronics, at European Microwave Week (EuMW) in London, October 3-7. Stop by the Aspen Electronics Stand #121 to learn about our advanced, high performance MMIC products covering frequencies from DC-50 GHz including amplifiers, switches, mixers and more. 


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Custom MMIC's BroadRange Distributed Amplifiers feature dynamic range over ultra-wide bandwidths

Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has developed a growing family of distributed amplifiers, called BroadRange Distributed Amplifiers™, with bandwidths from DC to 50 GHz. The distributed amplifiers provide industry leading performance in terms of dynamic range, frequency bandwidth and power consumption.


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Custom MMIC features over 80 standard products on new website

Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has launched a new website. The site features over 80 products from their catalog and over a dozen recently released high performance, GaAs and GaN low noise amplifiers, distributed amplifiers, power amplifiers,
driver amplifiers, attenuators, mixers, multipliers, phase shifters and switches.

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Custom MMIC's GaAs MMIC frequency multipliers span 8 to 40 GHz

Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has expanded its standard product portfolio with three new frequency multipliers/doublers. The multiplier family now covers output frequencies from 8 to 40 GHz, with both passive and active architectures. The active multipliers offer high output power for driving mixers directly, while their passive counterparts offer low phase noise with a lower output power.


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Custom MMIC names John Greichen vice president of sales and marketing

Custom MMIC, a leading supplier of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is pleased to announce that John Greichen has joined its leadership team as vice president of sales and marketing. He will be responsible for all aspects of sales and marketing for Custom MMIC, as the company continues to rapidly grow its standard product and design services offerings.


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Custom MMIC introduces the CMD132P3 ultra-low noise amplifier

Custom MMIC, (www.CustomMMIC.com), a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is adding a new 5 to 11 GHz ultra-low noise amplifier to its growing line of high-quality products. The CMD132P3 presents an ultra-low noise figure of 1.3 dB, delivers greater than 20 dB of gain across the entire bandwidth, and has a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +10 dBm.


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Custom MMIC unveils 3 new LNA MMICs at IMS 2012

Custom MMIC (www.CustomMMIC.com), a developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), introduced three new devices from its growing MMIC IP/design library. CMD162 is a GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) chip for applications from 26 to 34 GHz. Optimized for 30 GHz satellite communications, the CMD162 boasts a typical noise figure of 1.7 dB with a small-signal gain of 22 dB and an output 1 dB compression point of +7 dB.


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Products

Custom MMIC’s Circuits Added to X-Microwave’s Modular Design, Production System

X-MWblock System

Custom MMIC announced an expanded collaboration with X-Microwave LLC, developers of a modular/drop-in simulation, prototyping and production system for solderless and reconfigurable RF/microwave circuits up to 67 GHz. The X-MWblockTM system enables efficient and expedient microwave and mmWave circuit development and testing, using industry grade non-linear online simulation tools.


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Wideband Low Phase Noise Amplifier Family

Low_Phase_Noise_PR-product numberCustom MMIC added a new category to their rapidly expanding standard product offerings. Custom MMIC’s GaAs MMIC low phase noise amplifier family offers previously unattained phase noise performance. Phase noise is a critical requirement which defines the performance level of most radars and communications systems. The five product family achieves phase noise performance as low as -165 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset.


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Wideband GaAs MMIC Distributed Amplifier: CMD240P4

CMD240p4_PRCustom MMIC has added a distributed amplifier to its market leading portfolio of broadrange distributed amplifiers. The ultrawideband DC to 22 GHz performance of the CMD240P4 distributed amplifier is accompanied with a low noise figure of 2.2 dB and +28 dBm IP3. The performance levels of this device make it suited for an extremely wide range of applications, including electronic warfare, SIGINT, military radar and instrumentation.


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Tech Brief to Simplify Biasing Design Approach

Positive_Bias_PRCustom MMIC recently developed a Tech Brief to help you simplify your biasing design approach, reduce your bill of materials, and reduce extraneous noise sources with Low Noise Amplifier MMICs (LNAs) that utilize only a positive bias. Download the tech brief, “Throw out complex bias sequencers along with the negative voltage supply” at www.custommmic.com.


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GaAs MMIC Frequency Doubler: CMD225C3

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Custom MMIC is pleased to announce a GaAs MMIC frequency doubler, the CMD225C3. The released CMD225C3 operates with an input frequency range of 4 to 8 GHz. This passive frequency doubler can be driven with a +15 dBm input signal with a low conversion loss of 13 dB, and excellent Fo and 3 Fo isolations of at least 47 dBc. THe CMD225C3 is a 50 ohm matched design to eliminate the need for RF port matching.


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Two GaAs MMIC Switches: CMD234C4 and CMD235C4

CMD234C4_CMD235C4_PRCustom MMIC has added two GaAs MMIC switches to its expanding product offerings, the non-reflective CMD234C4 and CMD235C4. The CMD234C4 is a DC-18 GHz broadband MMIC SP3T switch featuring a low insertion loss of 2.4 dB and a high isolation of 40 dB at 10 GHz. The CMD235C4 is a DC-18 GHz broadband MMIC SP5T switch offering broadband performance with an insertion loss of 2.5 dB and high port-to-port isolation of 40 dB at 10 GHz.


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Broadrange Distributed Amplifier: CMD233C4

CMD233C4_PRCustom MMIC has added an amplifier to its Broadrange Distributed AmplifierTM portfolio, the CMD233C4. The 2 to 18 GHz distributed amplifier is a packaged version of the CMD233 die product. The CMD233C4 is a wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier with a low noise figure of 4.5 dB and output 1 dB compression point of +20.5 dBm. This amplifier delivers over 9 dB of gain and operates from a single 3 to 6 volt supply.


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Wideband GaAs MMIC Distributed Amplifier: CMD238

Custom MMIC_CMD238_PR ImageCustom MMIC has the added CMD238 2 to 20 GHz amplifier to its market leading BroadRange Distributed Amplifier™ portfolio. The CMD238 is a wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier ideally designed for wideband applications requiring high linearity in a small die size. From 2 to 20 GHz, this amplifier delivers 14 dB of gain with an output P1dB of +26 dBm, an output IP3 of +34 dBm, and a 2nd harmonic level of -33 dBc.


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Wideband Balanced Driver Amplifier: CMD243

Custom MMIC_CMD243_PR ImageCustom MMIC has added an amplifier to its expanding product offerings, the CMD243 26 to 35 GHz low noise driver amplifier. The CMD243 is a wideband self-biasing GaAs MMIC balanced driver amplifier that offers 15.5 dB of gain with an output P1dB compression point of +21 dBm. The amplifier operates from a single 5 volt supply and draws just 90 mA typical. The balanced design provides good VSWR matching, along with improved stability and gain flatness.


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Two High Performance BroadRange Distributed Amps: CMD240 / CMD241

Custom MMIC CMD240_241_PRCustom MMIC has added two BroadRangeTM distributed amplifiers to their portfolio, the DC-22 GHz CMD240 and 2 to 22 GHz CMD241. Both products feature a unique positive gain slope, which eases the design of broadband systems by eliminating equalizer circuits or added amplifiers to compensate for the typical negative gain slope of most amplifiers. Both amplifiers are 50 ohm matched designs.


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Distributed Amps Family: BroadRange Distributed Amplifiers™

Custom-MMIC_Dist_AmpsCustom MMIC has developed a growing family of distributed amplifiers, called BroadRange Distributed Amplifiers, with bandwidths from DC to 50 GHz. The distributed amplifiers provide industry leading performance in terms of dynamic range, frequency bandwidth and power consumption. The BroadRange Distributed Amplifier product line consists of over ten released products. The amplifiers are provided in low-profile die or QFN packaged.


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Wideband GaAs MMIC Driver Amplifier: CMD232

CMD232Custom MMIC is announcing the CMD232 2 to 9 GHz driver amplifier. The CMD232 is a wideband GaAs MMIC driver amplifier that offers high gain, wide bandwidth, single positive supply voltage, and a small die size. It is ideally suited for military, space, and communications systems that require small size and high linearity. At 6 GHz the device delivers greater than 15 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +17 dBm and an output IP3 of 23 dBm.


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GaAs MMIC Driver Amplifier: CMD231

Custom MMIC CMD231The CMD231 is a wideband GaAs MMIC driver amplifier covering 2 to 6 GHz that offers high gain, single positive supply voltage, low current consumption, and small die size. It is ideally suited for communications systems needing small size and high linearity. The device operates from a +3 to +6 V supply. At 4 GHz, it delivers greater than 14.5 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +13.5 dBm and an output IP3 of 23.5 dBm.


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Distributed Low Noise Amplifier: CMD233

Custom MMIC CMD233Custom MMIC has added another amplifier to its growing product line, the CMD233 2 to 20 GHz distributed low noise amplifier. The CMD233 is a GaAs MMIC distributed low noise amplifier that offers wide bandwidth, single positive supply voltage, low noise figure, and small die size. It is ideally suited for military, space, and communications systems that need a small size and low noise figure over a wide bandwidth. The device operates from a +3 to +6 V supply.


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Three Multipliers/Doublers: CMD213 / CMD226 / CMD227

CMD213_226_227Custom MMIC has expanded its standard product portfolio with three frequency multipliers/doublers. The Multiplier family now covers output frequencies from 8 to 40 GHz, with both passive and active architectures. The CMD213 active multiplier offers high output power for driving mixers directly, while the CMD226 and the CMD227 passive counterparts offer low phase noise with a lower output power.


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SPDT Switch: CMD230

Custom MMIC_CMD 230Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has added a SPDT switch to their rapidly growing standard product portfolio - the CMD230.The CMD230 is a general-purpose, broadband, high-isolation reflective MMIC SPDT switch in die form. Covering DC to 26 GHz, it features low insertion loss of 1.4 dB, Input IP3 of 37 dBm and high isolation of 40 dB at 13 GHz.


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Low-Noise Amplifier for EW and Communication Systems: CMD223

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Custom MMIC is offering a low-noise amplifier that is perfect for EW and communication systems where small size and low power consumption are critical. The CMD223 features a low noise figure, high-gain, broadband performance, excellent return losses, and single positive supply voltage. At 13.5 GHz the CMD223 delivers greater than 22 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +13.5 dBm and a noise figure of 1.5 dB.


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GaN Low-Noise Amplifier: CMD219C4

CM_219_CMYK_PrintCustom MMIC is pleased to announce the addition of the CMD219C4, a new GaN low-noise amplifier. The CMD219C4 is a broadband MMIC low-noise amplifier fabricated in GaN technology that operates from 4 to 8 GHz with a gain of 22.5 dB, a noise figure of 1.0 dB, and an output 1 dB compression point of +17 dBm. In terms of survivability, the CMD219C4 can withstand RF input power levels of up to 5 W without permanent damage.


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GaN Low-Noise Amplifier: CMD219

GaN Low-Noise Amplifier CMD219Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is pleased to announce the release of the CMD219, a 4 to 8 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) in die form, to their growing line of standard GaN amplifier products. The CMD219 has a gain of 23 dB, an output 1 dB compression point of +18 dBm, and a noise figure of 1.1 dB across its operating bandwidth.


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Low Noise GaN Amplifier: CMD218

GaN-Low-Noise-Amplifier-CMD218Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is pleased to announce the release of the CMD218, a 5 to 9 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) in die form. The CMD218 offers a gain of 22 dB, output of 1 dB, compression point of +19.5 dBm, and noise figure of less than 1.25 dB across the 5 to 9 GHz frequency range.


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Non-Reflective SPDT Switch: CMD195

CMD195Custom MMIC announces the addition of the CMD195, a new DC-20 GHz non-reflective SPDT switch, to their growing line of control products. The CMD195 operates across the DC to 20 GHz bandwidth with an insertion loss of 2.5 dB that reduces to 2 dB as the frequency increases. The terminated switch has an isolation of greater than 40 dB and port return losses less than -15 dB.


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Driver Amplifier : CMD158C4

CMD_158Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the addition of the CMD158C4, a new 6 to 16 GHz driver amplifier, to their growing standard product line. The CMD158C4 delivers 21 dB of gain across its bandwidth, while providing +21 dBm of saturated output power at a PAE of 24%. The CM158C4 operates from a single positive supply voltage of +5.0 V at 95 mA.


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MMIC Driver Amplifier: CMD207

CMD207Custom MMIC announces the CMD207, a new 20 to 40 GHz MMIC driver amplifier in die form with an all positive bias scheme, to their growing list of standard products. The CMD207 delivers 25 to 30 dB of gain, has an output 1 dB compression point of +18.5 dBm, a saturated output power of +21 dBm, and a noise figure of 5 to 6 dB across the entire 20 to 40 GHz bandwidth.


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Fundamental Mixer: CMD179

CMD179Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the release of the CMD179, a fundamental mixer in die form. The CMD179 is a general purpose, double-balanced GaAs mixer that can be used for up- and down-converting applications between 16 and 26 GHz. The mixer, offers conversion loss of 7 dB, an LO to RF isolation of greater than 40 dB, an IF bandwidth of 8 GHz, and an input IP3 of +18 dBm.


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GaAs MMIC Driver Amplifier: CMD191C4

CMD191Custom MMIC developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), announces the addition of the CMD191C4 to their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD191C4 is a GaAs MMIC driver amplifier housed in a leadless, RoHs compliant, 4 x 4 mm surface mount package. It offers high output power and low current consumption.


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GaAs MMIC Distributed Amplifier: CMD192

CMD192 (2)Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), announces the addition of the CMD192 to their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD192 is a wideband DC-20 GHz GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier available in die form. This amplifier delivers greater than 20 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of + 22 dBm and a noise figure of 2.8 dB at 18 GHz.


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Wideband GaAs MMIC Amplifier: CMD187

CM_187_PRCustom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is offering a device from their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD187 is a wideband GaAs MMIC amplifier die for applications from 2 to 20 GHz. This device delivers greater than 22 dB of flat gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +14 dBm, and a noise figure of 4.5 dB at 20 GHz.


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Low Noise Amplifier: CMD186P3

CM_186_PRCustom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is adding a 6 to 11 GHz low noise amplifier to their growing line of high quality products. The CMD186P3 presents an ultra-low noise figure of 2.1 dB, delivers greater than 18 dB of gain, and has a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +16.5 dBm.


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Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier: CMD132P3

CMD132P3_Broadband_LNACustom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is adding a new 5 to11 GHz ultra-low noise amplifier to their growing line of high-quality products. The CMD132P3 presents an ultra-low noise figure of 1.3 dB, delivers greater than 20 dB of gain across the entire bandwidth, and has a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +10 dBm.


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Mixer: CMD182C4

CMD182C4_IRMCustom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is now offering a new passive 6 to 10 GHz I/Q mixer, the CMD182C4.  This exciting new product is ideal for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and digital radios as well as VSAT terminals.


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GaAs MMIC Amplifier: CMD173

CM_6917_PRCustom MMIC is offering a new device from their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD173 is a wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier die for applications from DC to 20 GHz. This device delivers greater than 15 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +18 dBm, and a noise figure of 1.5 dB at 8 GHz.


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Ka-Band LNA MMIC

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CMD162-PRCustom MMIC is offering a new device from its growing MMIC design library. The CMD162 is a GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) chip for applications from 26 to 34 GHz. Optimized for 30 GHz satellite communications, the CMD162 boasts a typical noise figure of 1.7 dB with a small-signal gain of 22 dB and an output 1 dB compression point of +7 dB.


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Downloads

Throw out complex bias sequencers along with the negative voltage supply

This Tech Brief from Custom MMIC talks about the use of enhancement mode pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility-transis­tors (E-pHEMTs) in monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs.)

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Conquer Phase Noise in Radar and Communications Systems

This Tech Brief from Custom MMIC provides insights into the contributions to Phase Noise from common signal chain components, and discusses semiconductor typology issues related to key phase noise factors.

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Learn How Easy MMIC Biasing Can Be.

In this Tech Brief, you’ll learn how to reduce your signal chain's bill of materials, simplify your bias circuitry, and reduce the number of extraneous noise sources with Low Noise Amplifier MMICs (LNAs) that utilize a positive bias.

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Passive Mixers Get a Boost of Linearity Leveraging GaN Technology

Custom MMIC has recently investigated the use of gallium nitride (GaN) to break through this linearity stalemate. Using GaN MMIC processes, Custom MMIC has achieved mixer IP3 levels of +40 dBm, with a very high linear efficiency of 10 to 15 dB.

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