Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), announced the addition of a new driver amplifier to its growing line of products, the CMD232 2 to 9 GHz driver amplifier.
The CMD232 is a wideband GaAs MMIC driver amplifier that offers high gain, wide bandwidth, single positive supply voltage, and a small die size. It is ideally suited for military, space, and communications systems that require small size and high linearity. At 6 GHz the device delivers greater than 15 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +17 dBm and an output IP3 of 23 dBm.
It is a 50 ohm matched design, which eliminates the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching, and it offers full passivation for increased reliability and moisture protection.
Applications for the CMD232 include military, space and test instrumentation. It is a pin-compatible CMM-9 replacement.