Microwave Journal

Custom MMIC's new 6-20 GHz LNA delivers more than 20 dB of gain

November 13, 2013

Custom MMIC (www.CustomMMIC.com), a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is introducing a new 6-20 GHz Low-Noise Amplifier to its growing product library, the CMD194C3. The new packaged broadband amplifier offers low noise figure and high gain while requiring a single-supply voltage.

The CMD194C3operates from 6-20 GHz and delivers greater than 20 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +15 dBm and a noise figure of 2 dB. The device is housed in a leadless, Pb-free, and RoHs compliant 3x3 mm ceramic surface-mount package. The ports of the MMIC are matched to 50 Ohms, thereby eliminating the need for external DC blocks and RF matching. The CMD194C3 low-noise amplifier is ideally suited for EW and communications systems where small size and low power consumption are needed. Applications for the CMD194C3 include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, military EW systems, and test instrumentation.


To download the full datasheet on the CMD194C3 Low-Noise Amplifier, visit the Custom MMIC Product Library.