Custom MMIC of Chelmsford, MA, USA, a developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has added a new packaged distributed amplifier, CMD201P5, to its portfolio of Broad Range Distributed Amplifier MMICs. Beyond ultra-wideband performance of DC to 20GHz, this new distributed power amplifier also features high linearity with high output power and very low return loss.
The CMD201P5 distributed power amplifier provides 11dB of gain with an output 1dB compression point of over 28dBm and output IP3 of +38dBm at 10GHz. The input return loss and output return loss are excellent at -16dB and -17dB, respectively. This GaAs amplifier also delivers excellent temperature behavior with highly stable output power, noise figure, OIP3, and P1dB over temperature.
The CMD201P5 is offered in a compact 5mm x 5mm plastic QFN package, and also features built 50 ohm matched design, which eliminates the need for additional RF port matching circuitry external to the MMIC.