Microwave Journal

HMC816_817_818LP4E Dual Channel MMIC LNAs

January 17, 2011

Dual Channel MMIC LNAs for Cellular/3G & WiMAX/4G Infrastructure. Three New LNAs Support High Linearity Applications from 230 to 2200 MHz.

Chelmsford, MA, June 30, 2009 - Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has introduced three new SMT packaged Dual Channel GaAs pHEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and fixed wireless applications from 230 MHz to 2.2 GHz.

The HMC816LP4E, HMC817LP4E and HMC818LP4E are Dual Channel GaAs pHEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers which are rated from 230 to 660 MHz, 550 to 1200 MHz, and 1.7 to 2.2 GHz respectively. These high linearity LNAs are ideal for double density receivers and other demanding applications in automotive, broadband, cellular/3G and WiMAX/4G from 230 MHz to 2200 MHz. The HMC816LP4E, HMC817LP4E and HMC818LP4E have been optimized to provide noise figure as low as 0.5 dB with up to 22 dB Gain and +40 dBm output IP3 from a single supply of +5V.

The HMC816LP4E, HMC817LP4E and HMC818LP4E exhibit excellent input and output return losses, can operate from either a +3V or +5V bias supply, and feature an externally adjustable supply current which allows the designer to tailor the linearity performance of each channel of the LNA for each application. These versatile LNAs are housed in RoHS compliant 4x4 mm QFN SMT packages and share a common pinout.

Samples and evaluation PC boards for all SMT packaged products are available from stock and can be ordered via the company’s e-commerce site or via direct purchase order. Released data sheets are available on-line at www.hittite.com.