Custom MMIC is exhibiting at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii in Booth #1355. IMS2017 attendees whose core business or interests involve high performance MMICs are encouraged to visit with the Custom MMIC team and learn of their new GaAs and GaN MMIC innovations.

Custom MMIC’s latest ultra-high linearity and ultra-wide IF bandwidth mixers, CMD181 and CMD261, have IF bandwidths of DC to 12 GHz and 5 to 20 GHz, as well as RF frequencies from 26 to 45 GHz and 30 to 46 GHz, respectively. These passive double balanced mixers can operate with extremely low conversion loss, as low as 6.5 dB, and can be used as image reject mixers or single sideband modulators with a few external components.

Also featured is their newest wideband GaAs distributed power amplifier MMICs (Pas), the CMD249 and CMD201P5, which operate from DC to 20 GHz and have an output P1 dB of 30 dBm. An exciting topic of discussion will also be their new low phase noise amplifiers (LPNAs). Released earlier this year, these unique MMICs deliver additive phase noise as low as -165 dBc/Hz, low noise, and wideband performance in microwave and mmWave frequency bands from 6 to 40 GHz.

Moreover, Paul Blount, Custom MMIC president and CTO, will be giving an IMS Micro-Apps presentation on practical approaches to combating phase noise and jitter in RF systems. For those interested, this will be held Tuesday June 6 at 2:40 p.m. HST in the IMS Exhibit Hall (Booth #1946).

In terms of industry collaborations, a large number of Custom MMIC components have been incorporated into the X-Microwave prototyping and manufacturing system. Custom MMIC engineers will be available to discuss the benefits of this innovative rapid prototyping technology, previously unavailable for high performance RF and microwave systems.