Microwave Journal

Custom MMIC's new GaN power amp offers high power and excellent efficiency

August 19, 2014

Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is pleased to announce the addition of the CMD216, a new 14 to18 GHz GaN power amplifier in die form, to their expanding product line.

The CMD216 delivers 16 dB of flat gain across the entire 14 to 18 GHz bandwidth, an output 1 dB compression point of +37 dBm, and a saturated output power of +38 dBm. The CMD216 requires a bias of Vdd = 28 V, 550 mA, and Vgg = -3.4 V. Additionally, the amplifier boasts a power added efficiency of 32 percent or greater.

The CMD216 is a fully matched 50 ohm matched design and only requires external bypass capacitors to complete the bias circuitry. The die is passivated for increased reliability and moisture protection.

The CMD216 is ideally suited for Ku-Band communications systems. To download the full datasheet on the CMD216 Power Amplifier, visit the Custom MMIC Product Library. www.custommmic.com