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Custom MMIC is proud to announce a new technical brief describes additional selection criteria commonly overlooked during the initial evaluation phase of an LNA. Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) MMICs are a critical component in virtually all radar, wireless communication and instrumentation systems. There are a wide range of options and tradeoffs an engineer must consider when picking an LNA MMIC for [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is proud to announce a new technical brief discussing the phenomenon of high-power pulse recovery in GaN LNAs.  The Gallium Nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) is well known for its use in microwave and millimeter wave power amplifiers due to its high breakdown voltage and ability to handle high RF power. Recently, GaN technology has also been used to create low [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has announced three new GaAs MMIC mixers for C-band, X-band, K-band, and Ka-band applications. The CMD251C3 fundamental mixer, CMD252C4 I/Q mixer, and CMD180 fundamental mixer deliver best-in-class isolation and conversion loss performance while offering low input power requirements. These new MMIC mixers help increase dynamic range while reducing LO power and subsequent filtering [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC announces their attendance at European Microwave Week 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, October 8th through 13th. Custom MMIC representatives will be excited to meet and discuss the latest developments in RF and microwave GaAs and GaN MMICs, including ultra-wideband amplifiers, linear mixers, low noise amplifiers (LNAs), low-phase noise amplifiers (LPNAs), switches, and more at [...] Read More
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The Custom MMIC team is proud to announce that Paul Blount, President and CTO of Custom MMIC, will be presenting his paper, Conquer Phase Noise in Radar and Communications Systems at EDI-Con 2017. Paul’s presentation will be taking place on Wednesday, September 13th in room 108 from 10:20 - 10:50. Paul will provide insight into the contributions to Phase Noise from common signal chain components [...] Read More
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  According to the new market research report Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Market by Frequency (<6 GHz, 6-60 GHz, and >60 GHz), Material (Silicon, Silicon Germanium, Gallium Arsenide), Vertical (Consumer, Telecom, Military, Industrial, Automotive and Medical), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023", published by Markets and Markets (TM), the market is expected to grow from USD 1.17 [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), announces the CMD241P4, a packaged version of  their popular CMD241 ultra-wideband GaAs MMIC distributed low noise amplifier. The wideband operation, low noise figure, low current consumption, excellent return loss, and compact size of this distributed amplifier device make it ideal in use [...] Read More
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Just like clockwork, come late spring the buzz surrounding the International Microwave Symposium reaches its height. And, it was no different this year with the engineers and executives at Custom MMIC. Especially, as this year’s IMS 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii, had a deep focus in the evolution of 5G and enabling technologies. As a premier designer and supplier of performance driven RF/microwave [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC announces a new edition to our growing line of high performance MMIC doublers, the CMD226N3 broadband frequency doubler. The doubler covers an input frequency of 7 GHz to 11 GHz input frequency (C-,X, input ;Ku-, and K-band output). This doubler’s low conversion loss and excellent Fo isolation make it ideal for use in military radar, SMDS, SATCOM, VSAT, and LO chains for point-to-point [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC announces an expanded collaboration with X-Microwave LLC, developers of a modular/drop-in simulation, prototyping, and production system for solderless and reconfigurable RF/microwave circuits up to 67 GHz. The X-MWblockTM system enables efficient and expedient microwave and millimeter-wave circuit development and testing, using industry grade non-linear online simulation tools powered [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added a new packaged distributed amplifier, CMD201P5, to its growing portfolio of Broad Range Distributed Amplifier MMICs. Beyond ultra-wideband performance of DC to 20 GHz, this new distributed power amplifier also features high linearity with high output power and very low return loss. The CMD201P5 distributed power amplifier provides 11 dB of gain with an output 1 dB compression [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added two new low loss, high linearity and high isolation MMIC mixers to their growing family of fundamental, IQ, and IRM mixers. The CMD181 and CMD261 are both general purpose double balanced mixers that can be used for upconversion and downconversion, or as image rejection mixers or single sideband modulators with the appropriate external hybrids and power splitters. The CMD181 [...] Read More
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IMS 2017 attendees whose core business or interests involve high performance MMICs are encouraged to visit with the Custom MMIC team and learn of their new GaAs and GaN MMIC innovations. Custom MMIC is exhibiting at the International Microwave Symposium 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii in booth #1355.  Custom MMIC’s latest ultra-high linearity and ultra-wide IF bandwidth mixers, CMD181 and CMD261, [...] Read More
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Raytheon Company awarded Custom MMIC earlier this month during the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) 2017 Supplier Excellence Conference. Raytheon IDS business instituted the Supplier Excellence Award to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and [...] Read More
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On Wednesday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 24th Custom MMIC is taking part in the local community by teaching 8th grade students a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lesson about the unique discipline of microwave engineering and how it’s applied in real life. Groton-Dunstable Middle School students will attend a one hour presentation detailing MMICs, how they work and what they [...] Read More
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President and CTO, Paul Blount, will be delivering a Micro-Apps presentation on Phase Noise in Microwave Circuits on Tuesday June 6 at 2:40pm HST during the International Microwave Symposium 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii in the Exhibit Hall (Booth #1946). As there is often confusion surrounding phase noise in general, and specifically phase noise effects in oscillators, amplifiers, and frequency multiplier [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is proud to announce a new technical brief illuminating our progress with reaching incredible limits of linearity with passive MMIC mixers using GaN Technology. Over the past year, mixer experts at Custom MMIC have been exploring the use of gallium nitride (GaN) processes as the basis for extremely linear RF mixers. Deducing that the high linearity performance of GaN power amplifiers [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is proud to announce Paul Blount, President of Custom MMIC, will offer a webinar discussion on phase noise in monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifiers, as part of Microwave Journal’s E-Learning Technical Education Training Series. The webinar will be conducted on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, New York, GMT-04:00). Phase noise in [...] Read More
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The Custom MMIC team is anticipating another phenomenal RF / microwave industry gathering at IMS 2017 in Hawaii at Booth #1355. With now more than 100 GaAs and GaN MMIC products, the experts at Custom MMIC are excited to engage with other industry professionals about the their latest accomplishments and advantages of their innovative product line. Among the hot topics this year are Custom [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is offering a free technical brief, “Addressing Your Phase Noise Challenges in Radar and Communication Systems,” illuminating key aspects of how phase noise impacts signal quality in radar and communication systems. Additionally, the tech brief provides some insight into product solutions that can be used in radar and communication systems that are phase noise constrained. Any [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC highlights the company’s space qualification capabilities for high performance GaAs MMICs. Customers seeking high MTTF, high FITs, and 100% electrical and visually inspected parts can trust in Custom MMIC to deliver the required quality and reliability. Over 70 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) MMIC die products provided by Custom MMIC are able to be qualified to MIL-PRF-38534 Class [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC, announces its most recent product releases have pushed their standard product portfolio over the 100 product mark. Custom MMIC is a leading developer of GaAs and GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), serving the high performance and high reliability needs of military, space, aerospace and industrial applications. “Since its founding in 2006, Custom MMIC has been [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is proud to announce a new technical brief illuminating our progress in eliminating complex bias sequencers and negative voltage supply. Experts at Custom MMIC have been exploring the use of enhancement mode pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility-transistors (E-pHEMTs) in monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). This is a promising technique, for it may directly address a well-known [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added two unique distributed amplifiers to their performance leading standard product line. Custom MMIC continues its focus on offering value-added MMIC solutions for aerospace, commercial and military applications. The CMD242 distributed amplifier features ultra-wideband performance from DC to 40 GHz while delivering 10.5 dB of gain with a flatness of +/- 1 dB. The noise figure [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added a new category to their rapidly expanding standard product offerings. Custom MMIC’s new GaAs MMIC Low Phase Noise Amplifier family offers previously unattained phase noise performance. Phase noise is a critical requirement which defines the performance level of most radars and communications systems. The five product family achieves phase noise performance as low as -165dBc/Hz [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added a new distributed amplifier to its market leading portfolio of Broad Range Distributed Amplifiers.   The ultrawideband DC-22 GHz performance of the CMD240P4 distributed amplifier is accompanied with a low noise figure of 2.2 dB and +28 dBm IP3. The performance levels of this device make it suited for an extremely wide range of applications, including electronic warfare, [...] Read More
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John Greichen, VP of Sales and Marketing at Custom MMIC was recently featured in Microwave Product Digest's View From the Top. Head over to MPD to read the full interview covering the defense market for RF and Microwave components, 5G, IoT, and 2017 technologies to watch.  Read More
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Custom MMIC recently developed a Tech Brief to help you simplify your biasing design approach, reduce your bill of materials, and reduce extraneous noise sources with Low Noise Amplifier MMICs (LNAs) that utilize only a positive bias. In modern RF and microwave communications and radar systems, the range of parameters an engineer must consider while optimizing a design is staggering. Not only must [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is pleased to release a helpful guide to single-, and dual-supply MMIC amplifier biasing techniques enabled with positive bias amplifier devices by Custom MMIC, “Application Note 103: Amplifier Biasing Techniques.” Nominally, two positive bias voltages are required to bias many of Custom MMIC’s positive bias MMIC devices, this Application Note describes a method of [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is pleased to announce Paul Blount, President and CEO at Custom MMIC, will be presenting at the Compound Semiconductor Conference on Wednesday, October 26th with his talk entitled, “A High Efficiency, Ka-Band Pulsed Gallium Nitride Power Amplifier for Radar Applications.”  Paul Blount founded Custom MMIC in 2006 and has served as its President and CTO since its inception. [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is pleased to announce attendance at European Microwave Week 2016. Custom MMIC products will be on display with our UK representative, Aspen Electronics, at European Microwave Week (EuMW) in London, this October from the 3rd-7th. Stop by the Aspen Electronics stand #121 to learn about our advanced, high performance MMIC products covering frequencies from DC-50 GHz including Amplifiers, [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is pleased to announce Dr. Charles J. Trantanella, Chief Scientist at Custom MMIC, will be presenting at EDI CON USA 2016 on September 22nd with his talk at 9:00 a.m. entitled, “Reaching New Heights in Mixer Linearity with GaN MMIC Technology.”  With over half a dozen technical articles in trade publications including Microwave Journal, Microwave Product Digest, and [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added two new GaAs MMIC switches to its expanding product offerings, the non-reflective CMD234C4 and CMD235C4.  The CMD234C4 is a DC-18 GHz broadband MMIC SP3T switch featuring a low insertion loss of 2.4 dB and a high isolation of 40dB at 10 GHz. The CMD235C4 is a DC-18 GHz broadband MMIC SP5T switch offering broadband performance with an insertion loss of 2.5dB and high port-to-port [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added a new amplifier to its Broadrange Distributed Amplifier portfolio, the CMD233C4. The 2-18 GHz distributed amplifier is a packaged version of the CMD233 die product.  The CMD233C4 is a wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier with a low noise figure of 4.5 dB and output 1 dB compression point of +20.5 dBm. This amplifier delivers over 9 dB of gain and operates from [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is pleased to provide a convenient documentation describing the details around carrier tape and reel and device orientation for our devices, “Application Note 101: Carrier Tape and Reel Dimensions and Device Orientation.” This document provides many of the necessary details for understanding the specific carrier tape and reel dimensions and device orientation conventions [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added two new packaged driver amplifiers to their expanding product offerings, the CMD232C3 and the CMD231C3.   2-9 GHz Driver Amplifier with 15 dB of Gain The newly released CMD232C3 GaAs MMIC driver amplifier functions from to 2-9 GHz and delivers over 15 dB of temperature stable gain with an output 1 dB compression point of 17 dBm, and an output IP3 of 23 dBm. With this device’s [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is proud to be celebrating a decade of innovation. Our commitment to our clients, and the entire RF and Microwave industry, is to continue to push the envelope of performance-driven design.  “Over the past ten years, Custom MMIC has built a reputation on the promise of solving their client’s problems,” Bob Gibbens from NWN, Inc. stated at IMS 2016. “Paul [...] Read More
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Chelmsford, MA – July 25, 2016 – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the appointment of Repwave, Inc., as their new technical representative in Canada. “We’re excited by the addition of Repwave to our growing network of technical representatives,” said Paul Blount, President and CEO of Custom MMIC. “They have extensive knowledge of Canada’s RF and microwave [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has the added CMD238 2-20 GHz amplifier to its market leading Broad Range Distributed Amplifier portfolio. The CMD238 is a wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier ideally designed for wideband applications requiring high linearity in a small die size. From 2 to 20 GHz, this amplifier delivers 14dB of gain with an output P1dB of +26 dBm, an output IP3 of +34 dBm, and a 2nd harmonic [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added a new amplifier to its expanding product offerings, the CMD243 26-35 GHz low noise driver amplifier. The CMD243 is a wideband self-biasing GaAs MMIC balanced driver amplifier that offers 15.5 dB of gain with an output P1dB compression point of +21 dBm. The amplifier operates from a single 5 volt supply and draws just 90 mA typical. The balanced design provides good VSWR matching, [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added two new Broad Range Distributed Amplifiers to their portfolio, the DC-22 GHz CMD240 and 2-22 GHz CMD241. Both new products feature a unique positive gain slope, which eases the design of broadband systems by eliminating equalizer circuits or added amplifiers to compensate for the typical negative gain slope of most amplifiers. The CMD240 is an ultra-wideband [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC gladly offers a handy walkthrough of preparing SMT MMIC Solder Reflow profiles in our new note, “Application Note 102: Solder Reflow Profiles for Standard and Lead Free SMT Packages.” This download provides details and guidelines when developing a solder reflow profile for Custom MMIC SMT devices. Included in Application Note 102 are general soldering guidelines, the technical [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC products will be on display with our UK representative, Aspen Electronics, at European Microwave Week (EuMW) in London, this October from the 3rd-7th. Stop by the Aspen Electronics stand #121 to learn about our advanced, high performance MMIC products covering frequencies from DC-50 GHz including Amplifiers, Switches, Mixers and more.   Read More
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Custom MMIC is featuring a range of new high performance microwave amplifiers and switches with ultra wideband operation at IMS 2016 in San Francisco.  DC-18 GHz SP3T and SP5T Non-reflective Switches* Leveraging a non-reflective design, the SP3T CMD234C4 provides high isolation of 40 dB at 10 GHz and very low insertion loss of 2 dB. The CMD234C4 includes an on board binary decoder circuit, [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has developed a growing family of distributed amplifiers, called BroadRange Distributed Amplifiers, with bandwidths from DC to 50 GHz. The distributed amplifiers provide industry leading performance in terms of dynamic range, frequency bandwidth and power consumption. The BroadRange Distributed Amplifier product line consists of over ten released products, with five more to be revealed [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC recently moved their offices to Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This move will support the company’s rapid growth, providing a threefold increase in office and lab space. The address of the new location is 300 Apollo Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01824. All other contact information, including phone numbers, remains the same.  “We are excited to make the move to our new headquarters [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is announcing the addition of a new driver amplifier to its growing line of products, the CMD232 2-9 GHz Driver Amplifier. The CMD232 is a wideband GaAs MMIC driver amplifier that offers high gain, wide bandwidth, single positive supply voltage, and a small die size. It is ideally suited for military, space, and communications systems that require small size and high linearity. [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added a new amplifier to its expanding product offerings, the CMD231 2-6 GHz Driver Amplifier.    The CMD231 is a wideband GaAs MMIC driver amplifier that offers high gain, single positive supply voltage, low current consumption, and small die size. It is ideally suited for communications systems needing small size and high linearity. The device operates from a +3 to +6 [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added another new amplifier to its growing product line, the CMD233 2-20 GHz Distributed Low Noise Amplifier.   The CMD233 is a GaAs MMIC distributed low noise amplifier that offers wide bandwidth, single positive supply voltage, low noise figure, and small die size. It is ideally suited for military, space, and communications systems that need a small size and low noise figure [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has launched a new website. The site features over 80 products from their catalog and over a dozen recently released high performance, GaAs and GaN Low Noise Amplifiers, Distributed Amplifiers, Power Amplifiers, Driver Amplifiers, Attenuators, Mixers, Multipliers, Phase Shifters, and Switches.  In addition to several industry-leading performance characteristics driven by customer [...] Read More
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DC- 26 GHz SPDT MMIC Switch Offers Low Insertion Loss and High Isolation Custom MMIC has added a new SPDT switch to their rapidly growing standard product portfolio - the CMD230. Its 1.4 dB insertion loss is the company’s lowest yet for an SPDT.  The CMD230 is a general-purpose, broadband, high-isolation reflective MMIC SPDT switch in die form. Covering DC to 26 GHz, it features low insertion [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC's CMD223 Balanced LNA Delivers High Gain, Low-Noise, Excellent Return Loss Custom MMIC is now offering a new, low-noise amplifier (LNA) that is perfect for EW and communication systems where small size and low power consumption are critical—the CMD223 9-18 GHz Balanced Low-Noise Amplifier. The CMD223 features a low noise figure, high-gain, broadband performance, excellent [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Announces Appointment of Special-Ind as Technical Representative for Italy We’re excited to add Special-Ind to our growing network of exceptional technical representatives,” said Paul Blount, President and CEO of Custom MMIC. “Their extensive knowledge of a number of high-tech industries in Italy, developed over 60 years, gives them an unparalleled understanding of the [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Announces Appointment of Aspen Electronics as Technical Representative for the United Kingdom Custom MMIC  is pleased to announce the appointment of Aspen Electronics as their new technical representative covering the United Kingdom.  “We’re excited to be working with Aspen Electronics as a part of our growing network of technical representatives,” said Paul [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Announces Seaport Technical Sales, Inc. as Technical Representative for Northwest Region Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the appointment of Seaport Technical Sales, Inc. as their new technical representative covering the Pacific Northwestern territory, including Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. “We’re excited by the addition of Seaport Technical [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Names John Greichen as Vice President of Sales and Marketing Custom MMIC is pleased to announce that John Greichen has joined its leadership team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He will be responsible for all aspects of sales and marketing for Custom MMIC, as the company continues to rapidly grow its standard product and design services offerings. “With his management [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Announces Appointment of MMS Technical Sales as New England Representative Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the appointment of MMS Technical Sales, Inc. as their new technical representative covering the New England region. “We’re excited to be working with the MMS team,” said Paul Blount, President and CEO of Custom MMIC. “Their extensive knowledge of [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Announces Appointment of JS Commtech as Korean Technical Representative Custom MMIC  is pleased to announce the appointment of JS Commtech as their new technical representative covering the country of Korea. “We’re excited by the addition of JS Commtech to our growing network of technical representatives,” said Paul Blount, President and CEO of Custom MMIC. “Their [...] Read More
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Advanced GaN and GaAs MMICs Unveiled by Custom MMIC at IMS 2015 – Custom MMIC will be debuting several new GaAs and GaN MMIC amplifiers, switches, and multipliers at the 2015 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Phoenix, Arizona, being held from May 19 through May 21. Their latest products include two GaAs LNAs, the CMD228P4 and CMD229P4, and a GaAs passive doubler, the CMD225. The [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Announces Technical Representative Appointment of ACETEC, Inc. – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the appointment of ACETEC, Inc., as a new technical representative covering the Southern California territory. “We’re excited by the addition of ACETEC to our growing network of technical representatives,” said Paul Blount, President and CEO of Custom MMIC. “Their [...] Read More
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New GaN LNA Meets Need for High RF Power Survivability – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the addition of the CMD219C4, a new GaN low-noise amplifier, to their standard product catalog. The CMD219C4 is a broadband MMIC low-noise amplifier fabricated in GaN technology that operates from 4 to 8 GHz with a gain of 22.5 dB, a noise figure of 1.0 dB, and an output 1 dB compression point [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC's Newest Amp: Low Noise, Low Current Use, High Gain - Custom MMIC is pleased to present their newest product offering: a 10-14 GHz amplifier that offers a low noise figure, low current consumption, and high gain.  The CMD189P3 is a broadband MMIC low-noise amplifier that operates from 10 to 14 GHz and delivers greater than 19 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB [...] Read More
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New 6-14 GHz Fundamental Mixer Offers High Isolation, Low Conversion Loss - Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the release of the CMD177C3, a packaged 6 to 14 GHz double-balanced mixer, to their growing standard product library.  The CMD177C3 has a low conversion loss of 6.5 dB, high LO to RF isolation of 45 dBc, and a high input IP3 of +18 dBm across the 6 to 14 GHz bandwidth. The minimum [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Announces Appointment of Saguaro Technical Sales as Representative for Arizona and New Mexico – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the appointment of Saguaro Technical Sales as their new representative in Arizona and New Mexico. “We’re excited to add Saguaro Technical Sales to our team,” said Paul Blount, President and CEO of Custom MMIC. “Saguaro will help [...] Read More
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New x2 Frequency Multiplier Offers High Output Power and Low Spur Levels –  Custom MMIC is pleased to announce  the addition of the CMD214, a new 24 to 36 GHz (output) active x2 frequency multiplier in die form, to its growing line of standard products.   The CMD214 accepts input signals in the range of 12 to 18 GHz and provides output to the second harmonic (24 to 36 [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Awarded U.S. Navy Phase II SBIR Contract - Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the awarding of a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from the United States Navy, entitled “Gallium Nitride Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology for High Altitude Periscope Detection.”   Within the scope of this Phase II contract, Custom [...] Read More
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New 17 to 27 GHz Ultra Low Noise MMIC Amplifier – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the release of the CMD163, a 17 to 27 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) in die form, to their growing line of standard GaAs amplifier products.  The CMD163 has a gain of +24 dB, a noise figure of less than 1.3 dB, and an output 1 dB compression point of +19 dBm across the 17 to 27 GHz bandwidth. [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Introduces New 4-8 GHz GaN Low-Noise Amplifier – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the release of the CMD219, a 4-9 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) in die form, to their growing line of standard GaN amplifier products. The CMD219 has a gain of 23 dB, an output of 1 dB compression point of +18 dBm, and a noise figure of 1.1 dB across its operating bandwidth. Typical bias [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC's New Low Noise GaN Amplifier Features High Power Survivability – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the release of the CMD218, a 5-9 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) in die form, to their growing line of standard GaN products.  The CMD218 offers a gain of 22 dB, output of 1 dB, compression point of +19.5 dBm, and noise figure of less than 1.25 dB across the 5 to [...] Read More
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DC-20 GHz SP4T Non-Reflective Switch Offers Low Insertion Loss November 19, 2014 – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the release of the CMD203, a DC-20 GHz SP4T non-reflective switch in die form, to their growing line of control products. Featuring low insertion loss of 2.4 dB and high isolation of 39 dB at 10 GHz, the CMD203 offers exceptional switch performance over a broad frequency [...] Read More
Custom MMIC Announces Appointment of Cornes Technologies as Technical Representative November 17, 2014 – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the appointment of Cornes Technologies as their new technical sales representative in Japan.    “We’re excited to have Cornes Technologies join our network of sales representatives,” said Paul Blount, President and [...] Read More
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DC-28 GHz SPDT Non-Reflective Switch Offers Low Insertion Loss - Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the release of the CMD196, a DC-28 GHz, non-reflective, SPDT switch in die form, to their growing line of control products. Covering DC to 28 GHz, the CMD196 features low insertion loss of 1.75 dB, high isolation of 46 dB, and port return losses better than -15 dB at 14 GHz. A pair of complimentary [...] Read More
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New SPDT Non-Reflective Switch Offers Positive Gain Slope – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the addition of the CMD195, a new DC-20 GHz non-reflective SPDT switch, to their growing line of control products. The CMD195 operates across the DC to 20 GHz bandwidth with an insertion loss of 2.5 dB that reduces to 2 dB as the frequency increases. The terminated switch has an isolation [...] Read More
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New 6 - 16 GHz Driver Amplifier Delivers 21 dB of Gain – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the addition of the CMD158C4, a new 6 to 16 GHz driver amplifier, to their growing standard product line. The CMD158C4 delivers 21 dB of gain across its bandwidth, while providing +21 dBm of saturated output power at a PAE of 24%. The CM158C4 operates from a single positive supply voltage of +5.0 [...] Read More
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New 28 - 32 GHz GaN Power Amplifier Offers High Power and High Linearity – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the addition of the CMD217, a new 28 to 32 GHz GaN power amplifier in die form, to their growing product line. The CMD217 features greater than 20 dB of gain across its operating frequency range, with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +36.7 dBm and saturated output [...] Read More
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New GaN Power Amp Offers High Power, High Linearity, Excellent Efficiency – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the addition of the CMD216, a new 14-18 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 [...] Read More
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Small Size, High Linearity of CMD207 Amplifier Ideal for Military, Space, and Communications Systems – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the CMD207, a new 20-40 GHz MMIC driver amplifier in die form with an all positive bias scheme, to their growing list of standard products. The CMD207 delivers 25 to 30 dB of gain, has an output 1 dB compression point of +18.5 dBm, a saturated output power [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Announces Appointment of TECH-INTER as Technical Representative – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the appointment of TECH-INTER as their new European technical sales representative. TECH-INTER will cover France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Germany. “TECH-INTER has a long established presence in Europe, and we look forward to growing our international customer [...] Read More
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DC-50 GHz Low Noise Amplifier Offers Wideband Performance – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the addition of the CMD206, a new DC-50 GHz distributed low noise amplifier in die form, to their diverse and growing product line. The CMD206 features DC to 50 GHz operation with a noise figure of less than 3.5 dB, a gain of greater than 11 dB, and an output 1 dB compression point of +12 dBm [...] Read More
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Low Loss, High Isolation SPST Switch Covers DC to 20 GHz – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the introduction of the CMD204C3, a DC to 20 GHz single-pole, single-throw (SPST) MMIC switch. Also available in die form (CMD204), the CMD204C3 is the latest control device added by Custom MMIC to its growing library of standard products.  The CMD204C3 SPST, at 10 GHz, features a low insertion [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC to Discuss Positive Bias Sequencing at IMS Booth #1844 – Custom MMIC will be holding one-on-one discussions with engineers during the 2014 IMS Exhibition in Tampa, FL, about the benefits of the all-positive bias scheme available in many of their amplifiers. In comparison to depletion mode amplifiers, which require a bias sequencing circuit that ensures the negative gate voltage [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Introduces Broadband 20 GHz GaN Amplifier – Custom MMIC has announced the CMD184, a broadband 20 GHz GaN power amplifier. The CMD184 amplifier die offers an ultra-wide bandwidth of 0.5 to 20 GHz, an output 1 dB compression point of greater than +34 dBm, and flat gain of 13 dB. The CMD184 is Custom MMIC’s first released standard product fabricated on GaN. The CMD184 [...] Read More
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DC to 20 GHz SP4T Non-reflective Switch Offers Low Insertion Loss of 2.4 dB – Custom MMIC announces the introduction of the CMD203C4, a DC to 20 GHz single-pole, four-throw (SP4T), MMIC, switch housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm ceramic package. The CMD203C4 is the latest control device added by Custom MMIC to its growing library of standard products. The CMD203C4 features a low insertion [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Appoints Spartech-South as Representative for Southeast USA – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the appointment of Spartech-South as their technical sales representative in the southeastern states of the United States. “We’re excited to add another representative to our team,” said Mr. Blount, President and CEO of Custom MMIC. “Spartech-South brings [...] Read More
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New 16-26 GHz Double-Balanced Fundamental Mixer Offers High Isolation – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the release of the CMD179, a fundamental mixer in die form. The CMD179 is a general purpose, double-balanced GaAs mixer that can be used for up- and down-converting applications between 16 and 26 GHz. The mixer, which offers conversion loss of 7 dB, an LO to RF isolation of greater [...] Read More
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New Amplifier Delivers Ultra-Wideband Performance, High Output Power – Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the product release of the CMD201, a new DC-20 GHz distributed MMIC power amplifier in die form. The CMD201 delivers greater than 20 dB of gain from DC to 20 GHz, with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +29 dBm and an output IP3 of +38 dBm at 10 GHz. This new distributed [...] Read More
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New DC to 20 GHz GaAs Distributed Driver Amp Offers Positive Gain Slope, Low Noise Figure – Custom MMIC is adding a new driver amplifier, the CMD192C5, to its growing product library. The CMD192C5 is the packaged version of the highly popular CMD192 amplifier that until now had only been available in die form. The CMD192C5 is a wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier that operates from DC [...] Read More
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New 1-24 GHz GaAs Driver Amplifier Delivers +20 dBm of Output Power – Custom MMIC has added a new 1-24 GHz distributed driver amplifier in die form, the CMD197, to its growing product line. The CMD197 offers 16 dB of flat gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of greater than +20 dBm and an output IP3 of greater than +30 dBm across its entire bandwidth. The amplifier [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Adds Two New Non-Reflective Switches to Expanding Product Line – Custom MMIC is introducing two new DC-18 GHz SPDT non-reflective switches, the CMD195C3 and the CMD196C3. While both switches cover the same bandwidth and are housed in the same 3x3 mm RoHS-compliant SMT package, they differ in their insertion loss. The CMD195C3 has an insertion loss of 2.25 dB at the low end [...] Read More
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New Ultra Low Noise GaAs Amplifiers Operate from 10 to 17 GHz – Custom MMIC is adding two new low noise amplifiers, the CMD167 and the CMD167P3, to their growing product line. Both are ideally suited for EW and communications systems where small die size and low power consumption are needed. The CMD167 is a highly efficient, ultra low noise GaAs MMIC amplifier that operates from 10 to [...] Read More
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New Calculator Determines Resistor Values for PI, TEE, and BRIDGED-TEE Attenuators – Custom MMIC announces the release of a new, easy-to-use Attenuator Calculator to their suite of free online tools. We also offer Cascade Analysis, Thermal Analysis, and Image Rejection calculators. The new calculator determines the resistor values for PI, TEE, and BRIDGED-TEE fixed attenuators. Users [...] Read More
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New Calculator Plots Phase and Amplitude Errors to Easily Manipulate Image Rejection – Custom MMIC is pleased to introduce a new, easy-to-use Image Rejection Calculator to our suite of free online tools. This innovative new tool displays the contours of constant image rejection as a function of phase and amplitude error. After the user inputs a specific error condition, the program computes [...] Read More
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New Positive Gain Slope Amplifier Operates from DC to 20 GHz – Custom MMIC announces the addition of the CMD192 to their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD192 is a wideband DC-20 GHz GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier available in die form. This amplifier delivers greater than 20 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of + 22 dBm and a noise figure of [...] Read More
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New 6-20 GHz Low-Noise Amplifier Delivers More Than 20 dB of Gain – Custom MMIC  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 CMD194C3 operates from 6-20 GHz and delivers greater than 20 dB of gain with a corresponding [...] Read More
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Thermal Analysis Calculator Estimates Accurate Package Bottom Temp Based on PCB Construction – Custom MMIC is introducing a free, easy-to-use, Thermal Analysis tool to our array of web-based calculators. We offer Attenuator, Image Rejection, Cascade Analysis, and now Thermal calculators. The thermal analysis tool tackles the problem of estimating the rise in temperature between the [...] Read More
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Cascade Analysis Calculator Lets You Go Easily from Datasheet to Analysis – Custom MMIC is introducing a new online, easy-to-use, cascade analysis calculator that lets you choose between input or output specifications for each component in your system. Designed to analyze up to ten stages, this new calculator offers a simple yet powerful way to analyze multi-component systems for their cascaded [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Announces Technical Representative Appointment of Ultram Technologies LTD in Israel – Custom MMIC announced today the appointment of Ultram Technologies LTD as their technical sales representative in Israel. “We’re excited to add another international representative to our team,” said Mr. Blount, President and CEO of Custom MMIC. “Ultram Technologies [...] Read More
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New DC to 20 GHz Distributed Amplifier Offers Low Noise Figure of 2 dB at 10 GHz – Custom MMIC announces the addition of the CMD173P4 to their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD173P4 is a GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier operating from DC to 20 GHz that delivers greater than 15 dB of gain with a corresponding output of 1 dB compression point of +18 dBm and noise figure [...] Read More
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New 4-10 GHz Driver Amplifier Offers High Output Power, Low Current Consumption – Custom MMIC announces the addition of the CMD191C4 to their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD191C4 is a GaAs MMIC driver amplifier housed in a leadless, RoHs compliant, 4x4 mm surface mount package. It offers high output power and low current consumption. Ideally suited for complex communications [...] Read More
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New GaAs MMIC Low Noise Amplifier Operates from 33 to 45 GHz – Custom MMIC announces the addition of the CMD190 to their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD190 is a highly efficient GaAs MMIC ultra low noise amplifier for applications from 33 to 45 GHz. This amplifier delivers greater than 19 dB of gain with a corresponding noise figure of 2.1 dB at 36 GHz. The CMD190 is an [...] Read More
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2 to 20 GHz Broadband Amplifier Offers Positive Bias – Custom MMIC is offering a new device from their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD187 is a wideband GaAs MMIC amplifier die for applications from 2 to 20 GHz. This device delivers greater than 22 dB of flat gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +14 dBm, and a noise figure of 4.5 dB at 20 GHz. The [...] Read More
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6 to 11 GHz Low Noise Amplifier Offers 2.1 dB Noise Figure – Custom MMIC is adding a new 6 – 11 GHz low noise amplifier to their growing line of high quality products. The CMD186P3 presents an ultra-low noise figure of 2.1 dB, delivers greater than 18 dB of gain, and has a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +16.5 dBm. The CMD186P3, which is housed in a RoHS-compliant, [...] Read More
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4 to 8 GHz Low Noise Amplifier Offers 1.9 dB Noise Figure – Custom MMIC has added a new low noise amplifier, the CMD185P3, to its expanding line of standard amplifier products. The CMD185P3 has a low noise figure of 1.9 dB and associated gain of +15 dB across the 4 to 8 GHz bandwidth, while only requiring a single positive supply voltage (+4.0 V @ 75 mA). With an output 1dB compression [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Adds Four New Products to Its Growing Line of Amplifiers – Custom MMIC has added four new amplifiers in die form to its product family: the CMD164, 165, and 173 distributed amplifiers, and the CMD166 driver amplifier. The new products boast ultra-wideband performance, low noise figure, low current consumption, and an all positive bias scheme. Concerning the distributed amplifiers, [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Announces New Fundamental Mixer, Offers Low Conversion Loss – Custom MMIC has announced a new general purpose, double balanced fundamental mixer—the CMD178C3. This new mixer can be used for up- and downconverting applications between 11 and 21 GHz. In terms of performance, the CMD178C3 has typically 6 dB conversion loss, with very low LO leakage to both the RF and IF [...] Read More
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New CMD158P3 Driver Amp Offers Medium Power with Single Supply – Custom MMIC announces the introduction of the CMD158P3, a new broadband driver amplifier ideally suited for mixer LO chains, passive multipliers, and medium power applications. The CMD158P3 covers 6 to 14 GHz and delivers 20 dB of gain with +20 dBm of saturated power while requiring a single +5 V supply @ 95 mA. Housed in [...] Read More
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New CMD172 VVA Die from Custom MMIC Offers Ultra Wideband Performance, Low Insertion Loss, Wide Attenuation Range – Custom MMIC announces the introduction of the CMD172, a new Voltage-Variable Attenuator (VVA) in die form operating from 18 to 40 GHz. Fabricated in GaAs with a small footprint, the CMD172 is a wideband absorptive VVA die that uses a single DC control voltage between -3V and [...] Read More
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New 6-10 GHz I/Q Mixer from Custom MMIC Offers Low Conversion Loss and High Image Rejection – Custom MMIC is now offering a new passive 6-10 GHz I/Q mixer, the CMD182C4.  When paired with an external IF hybrid, the CMD182C4 can be used as either an image reject mixer or single sideband modulator, with 5.5 dB of conversion loss and 30 dB of image rejection/sideband suppression, while supporting [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Introduces the CMD132P3 Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier – Custom MMIC is adding a new 5-11 GHz ultra-low noise amplifier to their growing line of high-quality products. The CMD132P3 presents an ultra-low noise figure of 1.3 dB, delivers greater than 20 dB of gain across the entire bandwidth, and has a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +10 dBm. The CMD132P3, which is [...] Read More
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MMIC Amplifiers Offer High Output Power and Positive Bias - Custom MMIC has added three new GaAs MMIC power amplifiers covering 5 to 11 GHz to their growing standard product library. The CMD169P4 (5 – 7 GHz), CMD170P4 (7.5 – 9 GHz) and CMD171P4 (9.5 – 11 GHz) each have an output 1 dB compression point of greater than +28 dBm, with gain levels from 20 to 30 dB. All three designs require [...] Read More
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20 GHz Distributed Amp Offers Positive Bias - Custom MMIC is offering a new device from their growing MMIC library of standard products. The CMD173 is a wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier die for applications from DC to 20 GHz. This device delivers greater than 15 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +18 dBm, and a noise figure of 1.5 dB at 8 GHz. The CMD173 is an [...] Read More
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LNA MMIC Offers a Noise Figure of 1.5 dB from 6 to 18 GHz  – Custom MMIC is offering two new devices from its growing MMIC design library. The CMD157 (die) and CMD157P3 (packaged) are GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) for applications from 6 to 18 GHz. These broadband devices each boast an impressively low noise figure of 1.5 dB, deliver greater than 25 dB of flat gain, and have a corresponding [...] Read More
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Ka-Band LNA MMIC Offers 1.7 dB Noise Figure and Low Power Dissipation – Custom MMIC is offering a new device from its growing MMIC design library. The CMD162 is a GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) chip for applications from 26 to 34 GHz. Optimized for 30 GHz satellite communications, the CMD162 boasts a typical noise figure of 1.7 dB with a small-signal gain of 22 dB and an output 1 dB compression [...] Read More

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