Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, announces the release of a GaAs MMIC HEMT Ultra Low Noise Amplifier module for use in telecommunication infrastructure, test equipment, VSAT, military and space applications from 5 to 9 GHz. The HMC-C048 is a minature hermetic LNA module that provides 24 dB of gain, while contributing only 1.4 dB of noise figure over the frequency range of 5 to 9GHz. The amplifier provides excellent output IP3 performance of +28 dBm as well as an output P1dB of 14.8dBm while operating from a single positive supply within the range +8V to +16V. The amplifier I/O’s are internally matched to 50 ohms and DC blocked for robust performance. The HMC-C048 is conveniently housed in a miniature RoHS-5 compliant hermetic module that features removable SMA connectors which can be detached to allow direct connection of the I/O pins or even complete connector replacement in the field. All connectorized module 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.