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GaAs Driver Amplifier MMICs for RF Circuit Designs Needing High Gain over Wide Bands

Excelling at designing GaAs MMIC amplifiers for over 10 years, Custom MMIC offers a range of wideband and high performance driver amplifiers from 20 to 40 GHz that meet high gain and bandwidth specs in small and power efficient die and surface mount (SMT) packages. Many of Custom MMIC’s RF driver amplifier MMICs have 50 Ohm matched designs and a single positive bias supply voltage. Additional features include a positive gain slope and low current consumption models.

Eliminating the need for DC Blocks and RF port matching, some of Custom MMICs Driver Amplifiers are designed with internal 50 Ohm matching circuitry. Offering another layer of BOM, cost, and footprint reduction, many of these Driver Amplifiers also require only a single-positive supply rail and exhibit positive gain slope, which removes the need for gain slope equalization circuitry.

Driver Amplifier Frequency Bands

  • RF Driver Amplifier Frequency Bands
    • HF Driver Amplifiers (3 MHz to 30 MHz)
    • VHF Driver Amplifiers (30 MHz to 300 MHz)
    • UHF Driver Amplifiers (300 MHz to 1 GHz)
    • L-band Driver Amplifiers (1 GHz to 2 GHz)
    • S-band Driver Amplifiers (2 GHz to 4 GHz)
    • C-band Driver Amplifiers (4 GHz to 8 GHz)
  • Microwave Driver Amplifier Frequency Bands
    • X-band Driver Amplifiers (8 GHz to 12 GHz)
    • Ku-band Driver Amplifiers (12 GHz to 18 GHz)
  • Millimeter-wave Driver Amplifier Frequency Bands
    • K-band Driver Amplifiers (18 GHz to 27 GHz)
    • Ka-band Driver Amplifiers (27 GHz to 40 GHz)
    • Q-band Driver Amplifiers (33 GHz to 50 GHz *waveguide frequency band)

Driver RF Amplifier Applications

  • Wireless Point-to-point (P2P) Radio
  • Wireless Point-to-multipoint (P2M) Radio
  • Transmitter-Receiver (TR) Modules for Wireless Communications and Radar
  • Military Radar Transmitters and Receivers
  • Avionic Radar Transmitters and Receivers
  • Electronic Warfare (EW)
  • Electronic intelligence (ELINT) and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT)
  • High Survivability Receivers (Jamming Resistant Receivers)
  • Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
  • RF Test and Measurement (T&M) Equipment

Driver Amplifier Functions

  • Driver RF Amplifiers for Sensitive Receivers (SATCOM, Radar, and etc.)
  • Space Qualified Amplifiers (Virtually All Custom Driver Amplifier Components can be Space Qualified)

Custom MMIC Driver RF Amplifier Key Features

  • GaAs Driver RF Amplifiers
  • High Linearity Amplifiers
  • Wideband Amplifiers
  • Positive Bias Amplifiers (single-positive supply voltage)
  • Positive Gain Slope
  • Low Current Consumption Amplifiers
  • 50 Ohm Matched Designs
  • Small Die Size

Available Driver RF Amplifier Packaging Options

  • Die
  • Pb-free RoHS Compliant SMT Packages
  • 3x3 mm ceramic QFN
  • 4x4 mm ceramic QFN
  • MSL Rating: MSL1
  • ESD Rating: Class 1A
  • Full-passivation available


Driver Amplifiers
Model
Part
Number
Frequency
(GHz)
Gain
(dB)
Noise
Figure

(dB)
Phase
Noise

(dBc/Hz)
Output
P1dB

(dBm)
Output
Psat

(dBm)
OIP3
(dBm)
Bias
Voltage

(V)
Bias
Current

(mA)
Package
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CMD224
Driver Amplifier
CMD22416 - 26232.271318+2 / +5110DIE
CMD191C4
Driver Amplifier
CMD191C44 - 10204.521.522.530+51234x4 mm QFN
CMD158
Driver Amplifier
CMD1586 - 16203.5202126+3 / +695DIE
CMD158P3
Driver Amplifier
CMD158P36 - 1419.5419.520.526.5+3 / +6953x3 mm QFN
CMD158C4
Driver Amplifier
CMD158C46 - 16214202126+3 / +6954x4 mm QFN
CMD200
Driver Amplifier
CMD2009 - 1315.53.2515.51720.5+538DIE
CMD187
Driver Amplifier
CMD1872 - 2022.56141629+3 / +2115DIE
CMD187C4
Driver Amplifier
CMD187C42 - 2022.56131529+3 / +21154x4 mm QFN
CMD166
Driver Amplifier
CMD16620 - 4094.5171827+2 / +476DIE
CMD207
Driver Amplifier
CMD20720 - 40 355.518.52129+4 / +3270DIE 
CMD199
Driver Amplifier
CMD19926 - 35153.519.521.524.5+572DIE
CMD231
Driver Amplifier
CMD2312 - 614.54.513.516.523.5+3 / +845DIE
CMD232
Driver Amplifier
CMD2322 - 9154.51718.523+5 / +690DIE
CMD243
Driver Amplifier
CMD24326 - 3515.54.42122.525+3 / +590DIE
CMD232C3
Driver Amplifier
CMD232C32 - 915 4.517 18.5 23 +5 / +690 3x3mm
CMD231C3
Driver Amplifier
CMD231C32 - 614.54.5 13.5 16.5 23.5 +3 / +845 3x3mm
Tech Brief Explains How to Eliminate Complex Bias Sequencers and Negative Voltage Supply

Tech Brief Explains How to Eliminate Complex Bias Sequencers and Negative Voltage Supply

We are proud to announce a new technical brief illuminating our progress in eliminating complex bias sequencers and negative voltage supply. Our expert engineers have been exploring the use of enhancement mode

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Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: 978-467-4290
Fax: 978-467-4294

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All rights reserved.