Hittite Microwave Corp., the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, announced a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) MMIC power amplifier product which offers significant performance, size and durability advantages for communications, test instrumentation and radar systems operating in the 6 to 18 GHz frequency range.

The HMC7149  is a 10 W GaN MMIC power amplifier that operates between 6 and 18 GHz. The amplifier typically provides 20 dB of small signal gain, +40 dBm of saturated output power. The amplifier draws 680 mA quiescent current from a +28 V DC supply and features RF I/Os that are matched to 50 Ohms for ease of use.

The HMC7149  GaN MMIC amplifier also offers high output power capability, a compact die size and simplified biasing, which make it ideal for integration into high power density Multi-Chip-Module (MCM) and subsystem applications.

The HMC7149  is Hittite’s fifth GaN MMIC amplifier to be released during 2013, along with the previously released 2-6 GHz, 25W HMC1086, HMC1086F10 and the 2-20 GHz, 8W HMC1087 and HMC1087F10 amplifiers. All five GaN MMIC power amplifiers complement Hittite’s extensive line of microwave power amplifiers which provide continuous frequency coverage from 0.01 to 86 GHz. For inquiries and pricing information, please contact Sales@hittite.com. Datasheets can be requested on-line at GaN@hittite.com