Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC), is now offering a new, low noise amplifier (LNA) that is perfect for EW and communication systems where small size and low power consumption are critical — the CMD223 9 to 18 GHz balanced low noise amplifier. 

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.

The device is a 50 ohm matched design, which eliminates the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. It also offers full passivation for increased reliability and moisture protection. 

Applications for this new LNA include point-to-point radios, military and space, test instrumentation, and sensors. To download the full datasheet on the CMD223 9 to 18 GHz balanced low noise amplifier, visit the Custom MMIC Product Library.