CMD192 (2)Custom MMIC’s New Positive Gain Slope Amplifier Operates from DC to 20 GHz

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.

Unlike most distributed amplifiers, the CMD192 has a positive gain slope with increasing frequency, thus compensating for the higher frequency losses typical of other components in a system. In addition, the use of on-chip tracking circuits ensures consistent performance over temperature and process variation. The CMD192 is a 50 Ohm matched design that requires minimal off-chip components to complete the bias network, which is typical of this amplifier topology.

The CMD192 is suitable for microwave radio and VSAT, telecom infrastructure, test instrumentation, and military and space applications.

To download the full datasheet for the CMD192 Distributed Driver Amplifier, visit the Custom MMIC Product Library.