Microwave Journal


January 17, 2011

hmc641lc4_100 Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, announces the release of a ceramic SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT SP4T (Single Pole, Four Throw) MMIC Switch which is ideal for industrial sensors, test and measurement, microwave radio, military EW and space applications from DC to 20 GHz.

The HMC641LC4 is a GaAs pHEMT MMIC SP4T Switch which is rated for operation from DC to 20 GHz. This wideband, non-reflective switch exhibits 2.1 dB insertion loss and 42 dB isolation at midband, and features an on-chip binary decoder which requires only two control lines. High P1dB and input IP3 performance of +23 dBm and +39 dBm respectively, make the HMC641LC4 ideal for applications requiring wide bandwidth and moderate to high linearity. The HMC641LC4 SP4T accepts control voltages of 0 and -5 V, and consumes only 3 mA. This versatile high isolation switch requires no external matching components and is compatible with high volume surface mount manufacturing techniques.

The HMC641LC4 MMIC SP4T Switch is housed in a ceramic RoHS compliant 4 x 4 mm SMT package, and complements Hittite’s broad line of GaAs MMIC switch products which are available in die, SMT and connectorized module formats with operating frequencies from DC to 86 GHz.

Samples of 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 and can be attained through the link below our logo on this page.

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