New X-Band Amplifier Module Delivers Ultra Low Phase Noise. Targets High Resolution Radar & X-Band Synthesizers with -167 dBc/Hz Phase Noise at 1 kHz Offset

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has introduced a new GaAs HBT Ultra Low Phase Noise Amplifier module which is ideal for high performance applications in microwave radio, military & space, radar systems, test instrumentation and synthesizers from 6 to 12 GHz.

The HMC-C072 is a GaAs HBT Ultra Low Phase Noise Amplifier module which provides a phase noise contribution of -167 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset, enabling superior modulation accuracy in high resolution radar and X-band synthesizer applications. This amplifier module also provides high dynamic range and exhibits 11 dB of gain, 4.5 dB noise figure and up to 23 dB of output power. Also ideal for transceiver architectures, the HMC-C072 delivers up to 22 dBm of saturated output power and typical gain flatness of ±1 dB with minimal variation over temperature.

Specified for -55C to +85C temperature operation and housed in a miniature hermetic module with field replaceable SMA connectors, the HMC-C072 operates from a +7V single supply, and consumes only 170 mA.

The HMC-C072 complements Hittite's expanding line of low phase noise amplifier products which are available in die, SMT and connectorized module formats, with frequency coverage up to 18 GHz.

All connectorized module products are available from stock and can be ordered via the company’s e-commerce site or via direct purchase order. A released data sheet is available on-line at