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We're proud to announce that we've recently released a new GaAs Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) MMIC with broadband noise figure performance previously only achievable with discrete FET designs. The CMD283C3, with 0.6dB noise figure, is the first in a family of new Ultra Low Noise Amplifiers. The CMD283C3 LNA covers 2-6 GHz with high midband gain of 27 dB and output P1dB of 16dBm. The MMIC is [...] Read More
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Everything RF interviewed Custom MMIC's John Greichen, VP, Sales & Marketing to discuss our history, our technology, what differentiates us in the industry and our new line of high performance products. Custom MMIC is a fabless semiconductor company offering a rapidly growing standard product family of high-performance MMICs, while still offering custom design and delivery of unique solutions. [...] Read More
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We are excited to announce that we are continuing to add to our extensive LNA and Phase Shifter MMIC portfolio with the CMD270P3 and CMD174. The CMD270P3 is a C Band, 4-8 GHz low noise amplifier housed in a leadless 3x3 mm plastic surface mount package. The LNA delivers greater than 16 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +18 dBm and a noise figure of 1.7 dB. The CMD270P3 [...] Read More
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We're excited to announce that we've recently hired Thomas M. Rosa as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 1, 2018. Mr. Rosa, who has been consulting with us for 14 months prior to his hiring, will lead all aspects of our company’s finance and accounting operations. Mr. Rosa has more than 30 years of progressively more responsible financial management experience [...] Read More
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We are excited to announce that we have recently been certified by Nemko as meeting the standards of ISO 9001:2015. This achievement is an evolution from our previous certification to ISO 9001:2008 standards in 2012 and 2015. “We’re very proud of our team’s dedication to quality and document control that has led to this certification,“ said Erik Sauve, Director of Quality. [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC had a great time filming this video with RF Globalnet and Custom MMIC's Senior Applications Engineer, Christopher Gregoire at the International Microwave Symposium, June 2018 in Philly. Chris discusses how to simplify the designs for wideband systems, and maximize SWaP-C in all applications with the use of positive gain slope amplifiers. Click to watch the full interview! [...] Read More
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The power of GaN MMIC technology is strongest when applied to RF power amplifier MMICs. Here we quickly review some of our power amplifier MMIC successes with GaN. The CMD262 is a 5 W GaN MMIC power amplifier die ready for Ka-band systems where high power and high linearity are a must. This MMIC amplifier delivers greater than 26 dB gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +37.5 [...] Read More
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We are proud to announce our industry-first Ultra Low Noise Amplifier (ULNA) MMIC. The CMD283C3 provides an incredible 0.6 dB noise figure, outperforming all other LNA MMICs, and rivaling discrete component implementations. It operates over a frequency range of 2 GHz to 6 GHz (S & C-band) and has output IP3 of +26 dBm. Four members of our new GaAs MMIC digital attenuator family are [...] Read More
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We are proud to announce our recognition by Raytheon Company, with a 5-star award during the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) 2018 Supplier Excellence Conference. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. [...] Read More
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Building on our previous blog on pulse recovery testing, we present the measurements of pulse recovery time for a commercially available GaN MMIC amplifier with a 5 to 9 GHz bandwidth. The amplifier was assembled into a metal housing, with 2.4 mm connectors used to interface with the test equipment. Three separate units were tested, with the results being consistent among all units. Therefore, we present [...] Read More
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We are proud to announce our latest technical brief “Realizing the SwaP-C Benefits of Designing with Positive Gain Slope MMIC Amplifiers” Modern wideband microwave systems often require a flat overall gain response with respect to frequency. Achieving this performance can be difficult, however, since most wideband microwave components exhibit a negative gain slope as the frequency increases. [...] Read More
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We are proud to announce the addition of sales representation in the Scandinavian region. Bredengen AS represents Custom MMIC in Norway. The company was established in 1926 and is based in Oslo. Amtele Communication AB represents Custom MMIC in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and the Baltics. The company was established in 1968, and has offices in Stockholm area, Gothenburg and Helsinki. Both companies [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC continues to rapidly add to its extensive family of MMIC Switches; with two new GaAs MMIC switches, the non-reflective CMD235C4 and CMD236C4. 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 isolation of 40dB at 10 GHz. The CMD236C4 covers DC to 18 GHz and offers a low insertion loss of 2.5 [...] Read More
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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 noise amplifiers (LNAs) in the microwave region, as the noise properties of GaN are similar to other semiconductor materials, most [...] Read More
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Phased-array radar systems are important instruments in national electronic defense strategies. From the large, ship-based systems that scan for distantly launched missiles to the more compact arrays installed on fighter aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), electronic phased-array radars come in many sizes and forms, providing reliable signal detection and identification. These modern systems [...] Read More
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The CMD276C4, CMD277C4 and CMD278C4 GaN MMIC LNAs deliver high linearity performance with output IP3 of +32dBm while offering high input power handling of 5W. The high input power handling feature enables system designers to avoid limiters and other protection networks, while still achieving extremely low noise figure over the operating bandwidth. These new MMIC LNAs are housed in a leadless 4x4 mm [...] Read More
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Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) are a critical component in virtually all radar, wireless communications and instrumentation systems. But while the noise figure (NF) performance is often your primary focus, other microwave system considerations related to performance and size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) can be equally, if not more important. In this blog we’ll describe a few other key characteristics [...] Read More
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We are pleased to announce that we have added two new GaAs High IP3 I/Q Mixer MMICs to our product family covering C and X-Band, the CMD257C4 and CMD258C4. These new mixers feature wide IF bandwidths and excellent image rejection, extremely compact 4x4 SMT packages and offer cost savings compared to hybrid image reject mixers and single sideband upconverter assemblies.   The CMD257C4 offers [...] Read More
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We are aware of various and continued industry-wide obsolescence of GaAs and GaN MMIC amplifiers and other devices from large suppliers. It’s impacting production needs and new RF and microwave hybrid assembly and system design decisions across the industry. On December 1, 2017, Broadcom announced obsolescence of over 1,000 part numbers from the former Avago brand product catalog, including [...] Read More
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We are proud to announce a new technical brief which 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 a [...] Read More
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We are 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 noise [...] Read More
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We have 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 requirements. [...] 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 Billion [...] Read More
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We are pleased to announce the addition of the CMD241P4, a packaged version of our 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 in L-, S-, C-, X-, Ku-, and K-band wideband radar, broadband microwave/millimeter [...] 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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We have announced 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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We've expanded our collaboration with X-Microwave, the innovative 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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We have added a new packaged distributed amplifier, CMD201P5, to our 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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We've added two new low loss, high linearity and high isolation MMIC mixers to our 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 fundamental [...] Read More
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During the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) 2017 Supplier Excellence Conference, Custom MMIC  was a recipient of a 4-star Supplier Excellence Award. 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 [...] 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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We are 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 modern [...] Read More
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Our space qualification capabilities for high performance GaAs MMICs are the perfect fit for customers seeking high MTTF, high FITs, and 100% electrical and visually inspected parts can trust in us to deliver the required quality and reliability. Over 70 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) MMIC die products provided by us are able to be qualified to MIL-PRF-38534 Class K, or could be hermetic packaged [...] Read More
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We've announced our most recent product releases have pushed our standard product portfolio over the 100 product mark. We are 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 our founding in 2006, Custom MMIC has been known for [...] Read More
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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 pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility-transistors (E-pHEMTs) in monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). This is a promising technique, for it directly addresses a well-known [...] Read More
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We've added two unique distributed amplifiers to their performance leading standard product line. We continue our 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 of the CMD242 [...] Read More
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We've added a new category to our rapidly expanding standard product offerings. Our new GaAs MMIC Low Phase Noise Amplifier (LPNA) 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 at 10 [...] Read More
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We've added a new distributed amplifier to our 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 offers a helpful guide to single-supply, and dual-supply MMIC amplifier biasing techniques enabled with positive bias amplifier devices by our “Application Note 103: Amplifier Biasing Techniques.” Nominally, two positive bias voltages are required to bias many of our positive bias MMIC devices, this Application Note describes a method of using a single-supply biasing [...] Read More
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A leader in MMIC design and microwave signal chain optimization, Dr. Charles Trantanella, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at Custom MMIC, took time during EDI-CON Boston 2016 to review his developments in the area of RF GaN mixer MMICs. In addition to this segment, which can be found on YouTube, RF and Microwave system engineers and designers will find value in downloading Dr. Trantanella's [...] Read More
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We've added two new GaAs MMIC switches to our 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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In this video from IMS-2016, Custom MMIC’s John Greciehn sits down with Microwave Journal's, Gary Lerude, and discusses how our Ka-band GaN MMIC driver amplifiers feature a unique positive bias, which eliminates the need for the negative supply that is common to GaAs amplifiers, and ensures a simpler microwave signal chain design. These robust amplifiers handle more varieties [...] Read More
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We've added a new amplifier to our Broad Range 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 a single [...] Read More
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We are pleased to provide a convenient documentation describing the details around carrier tape and reel and device orientation for MMIC 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 that we [...] Read More
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We've has added two new packaged driver amplifiers to our 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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We've added CMD238 2-20 GHz amplifier to our 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 level of -33 [...] Read More
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We've added a new amplifier to our 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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We've added two new Broad Range Distributed Amplifiers to our 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 GaAs MMIC [...] Read More
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We now gladly offer 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 [...] Read More
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We've recently moved our offices to Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This move will support our 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 in Chelmsford, [...] Read More
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We've announced the addition of a new driver amplifier to our 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. At 6 GHz the [...] Read More
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We've added a new amplifier to our 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 V supply. [...] Read More
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We've added another new amplifier to our 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 [...] Read More
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We've updated our website! The site features over 100 products from our 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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The CMD223 balanced low-noise amplifier (LNA) is perfect for EW and communication systems where small size and low power consumption are critical. This 9-18 GHz features a low noise figure, high-gain, broadband performance, excellent return losses, and single positive supply voltage. At 13.5 GHz the CMD223 delivers greater than 22 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression [...] Read More
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The CMD219C4 is a broadband MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) 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 of +17 dBm. In terms of survivability, the CMD219C4 can withstand RF input power levels of up to 5 Watts without permanent damage. The CMD219C4 is housed in a leadless 4x4 mm ceramic package. The [...] Read More
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The CMD189P3 is a broadband MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) that operates from 10 to 14 GHz and delivers greater than 19 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +4 dBm and noise figure of  1.4 dB. It is housed in a leadless 3x3 mm plastic surface-mount package and has a 50 ohm matched design, which eliminates the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. The [...] Read More
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The CMD177C3 is a packaged 6 to 14 GHz double-balanced mixer with 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 LO drive requirement is +9 dBm, with saturation reached at levels above +13 dBm.  Housed in a leadless, 3 mm ceramic surface mount package, the CMD177C3 can be used in both up- and [...] Read More
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The CMD214 is a new 24 to 36 GHz (output) active x2 frequency multiplier in die form. The CMD214 accepts input signals in the range of 12 to 18 GHz and provides output to the second harmonic (24 to 36 GHz) at a level of +17 dBm. Isolations to the fundamental and third harmonics are greater than 32 dBc and 25 dBc, respectively. Typical input drive level for the CMD214 is +14 dBm, although the multiplier [...] Read More
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 MMIC will design, manufacture, and test a series of high performance, [...] Read More
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The CMD163 is a 17 to 27 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) in die form. 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. Additionally, the CMD163 utilizes an all-positive bias scheme, thereby eliminating the need for negative voltages and expensive sequencing circuitry. Bias conditions are Vdd [...] 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 4-8 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 [...] Read More
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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 9 GHz frequency range. In addition, without an input limiter, the CMD218 can survive high incident power levels up to 5 W with no degradation in performance.   The CMD218 is a 50 ohm matched design, thus eliminating the need for external DC blocks and RF port [...] Read More
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The CMD203 is a DC-20 GHz SP4T non-reflective switch in die form. 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 range, with a switching speed of 66 nS, an input P1dB of +20 dBm, and an input IP3 of +30 dBm. The CMD203 also includes an on-board binary decoder circuit, thereby reducing the [...] Read More
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The CMD196 is a DC-28 GHz, non-reflective, SPDT switch in die form. 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 voltage lines at 0 / -5 V control the switching action without the need for an external bias supply. Switching speed is typically 1.8 nS. The CMD196 [...] Read More
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The CMD195 is a new DC-20 GHz non-reflective SPDT MMIC switch which 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 of greater than 40 dB, port return losses less than -15 dB, an input 1 dB compression point of +25 dBm, and a switching speed of 1.8 nS. Switching operation is controlled [...] Read More
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The CMD158C4 is a new 6 to 16 GHz driver amplifier which 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 V @ 95 mA. The amplifier is housed in a Pb-free, RoHs-compliant, ceramic 4x4 mm QFN surface-mount package. No external components are required for operation [...] Read More
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The CMD217 is a new 28 to 32 GHz GaN power amplifier in die form which 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 power of +39.3 dBm (8.5 W). Power added efficiency for the CMD217 is 28% to 35% across the band. The CMD217 is a fully matched 50 ohm design and only requires external [...] Read More
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The CMD216 is a new 14-18 GHz GaN power amplifier in die form which 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% or greater.   The CMD216 is a [...] Read More
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The CMD207 is a new 20-40 GHz MMIC driver amplifier in die form with an all positive bias scheme which delivers 25 to 30 dB of gain, has an output 1 dB compression point of +18.5 dBm, a saturated output power of +21 dBm, and a noise figure of 5 to 6 dB across the entire 20 to 40 GHz bandwidth. The amplifier utilizes an all-positive bias scheme of 4.0 V, 270 mA on the drain, and 3 V, 3 mA on the [...] Read More
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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The CMD206 is a new DC-50 GHz distributed low noise amplifier in die form which 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 at 30 GHz. The amplifier requires an all-positive bias of only 4 V @ 32 mA (drain), 3 V (gate). An external drain bias network and input blocking capacitor are required [...] Read More
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The CMD204C3 is a DC to 20 GHz single-pole, single-throw (SPST) MMIC switch. It's also available in die form (CMD204). The CMD204C3 SPST, at 10 GHz, features a low insertion loss of less than 1 dB, a high-isolation of 50 dB, and a 0.1 dB compression point of +25 dBm. At 20 GHz, the insertion loss is 1.2 dB, the isolation is 40 dB, and the 0.1 dB compression point is +24 dBm. The CMD204C3 is [...] Read More
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In comparison to depletion mode amplifiers, which require a bias sequencing circuit that ensures the negative gate voltage is applied before Vdd, enhancement mode amplifiers developed by Custom MMIC allow Vdd to be applied at any time with no current draw until the enable line is energized. In addition to removing the complex bias sequencing circuitry, the all-positive bias approach also eliminates [...] Read More
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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 requires an off-chip bias tee for proper operation. The die offers full passivation for increased reliability and moisture protection. Ideal applications [...] Read More
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The CMD203C4 is 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 loss of 2.4 dB and high isolation of 40 dB at 10 GHz. The switch also includes an integrated binary decoder circuit that only [...] Read More
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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 than 40 dB, an IF bandwidth of 8 GHz, and an input IP3 of +18 dBm, is ideally suited for hybrid assemblies given its small die size of 0.9 mm^2. A key advantage of the CMD179 [...] Read More
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The CMD201 is a new DC-20 GHz distributed MMIC power amplifier in die form which 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 power amplifier offers ultra-wideband performance, high linearity, high output power, excellent return losses, and a small die size. An off-chip [...] Read More
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The CMD192C5 is the plastic packaged (QFN) 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 to 20 GHz and has a positive gain slope versus frequency. This design feature allows for the cascading of multiple amplifiers without the need for extra gain compensation circuitry. [...] Read More
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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 driver amplifier also includes a number of features including a single positive bias requirement, an on-chip bias choke, 50 Ohm port matches, wide bandwidth, and high linearity. Full passivation of the die ensures [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC Adds Two 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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The CMD167 and the CMD167P3 both are ideally suited for EW and communications systems where small size and low power consumption are needed. The CMD167 die is a highly efficient, ultra low noise GaAs MMIC amplifier that operates from 10 to 17 GHz. The CMD167P3 is the packaged version of the amplifier which operates from 8 to 16 GHz. At 14 GHz, both the CMD167 and the CMD167P3 deliver greater than [...] Read More
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Custom MMICs easy-to-use Attenuator Calculator part of our suite of free online design tools. We also offer Cascade Analysis, Thermal Analysis, and Image Rejection calculators. The Attenuation Calculator determines the resistor values for PI, TEE, and BRIDGED-TEE fixed attenuators. Users simply enter their required attenuation level and system impedance, and the calculator displays [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is pleased to offer an easy-to-use Image Rejection Calculator as part of our suite of free online design tools. This innovative calculator 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 the image rejection and displays the result on the graph along with the [...] Read More
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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 2.8 dB at 18 GHz. Unlike most distributed amplifiers, the CMD192 has a positive gain slope with increasing frequency, thus compensating for the higher frequency losses typical [...] Read More
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The CMD194C3 is a packaged broadband amplifier offering 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 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. [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC is pleased to offer this free, easy-to-use, Thermal Analysis tool as part of our suite 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 ambient surrounding and the bottom of a packaged MMIC when attached to a printed [...] Read More
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Our online, easy-to-use, cascade analysis calculator lets you choose between input or output specifications for each component in your system. Designed to analyze up to ten stages, this calculator offers a simple yet powerful way to analyze multi-component systems for their cascaded gain, noise figure, compression point, and linearity. Until now, the various online cascade analysis calculators [...] Read More
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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 of 2 dB at 10 GHz. Housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm plastic surface mount package, the CMD173P4 also utilizes an on-chip pinch off tracking circuit to ensure consistent performance over temperature and process [...] Read More
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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 systems where small size and high linearity are needed, the device operates from 4 - 10 GHz and delivers 20 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of greater than [...] Read More
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The CMD190 is a highly efficient GaAs MMIC ultra low noise amplifier (LNA) MMIC 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 all-positive bias design, thus eliminating the complicated and costly negative bias sequencing circuits while also simplifying board layout. In addition, the [...] Read More
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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 CMD187 is an all-positive bias design, thus eliminating the complicated and costly sequencing circuits while also simplifying board layout. In addition, the [...] Read More
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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, 3x3 mm QFN plastic surface mount package, requires a single supply voltage of +5 V at 78 mA. Ideal of microwave radios and C- and X-band applications where small size and low power consumption [...] Read More
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The CMD185P3 has a low noise figure of 1.9 dB and associated gain of +15 dB across a 4 to 8 GHz bandwidth, while only requiring a single positive supply voltage (+4.0 V @ 75 mA). With an output 1dB compression point at +15 dBm, the CMD185P3 is ideal for converter chains in communications systems where small size and low DC power consumption are required. The CMD185P3 is housed in a Pb-free, [...] 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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Operating between 11 and 21 GHz, the CMD178C3 offers 6 dB conversion loss, with very low LO leakage to both the RF and IF ports (-25 dBm and -30 dBm respectively). It can operate with an LO drive level as low as +9 dBm, and has a wide IF bandwidth from DC to 6 GHz. The CMD178C3 can easily be configured as an image reject mixer or single sideband modulator with external hybrids and power splitters. [...] Read More
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The CMD158P3 is a broadband driver amplifier ideally suited for mixer LO chains, passive multipliers, and medium power applications. It 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 a RoHs-compliant, Pb-free 3x3 mm QFN plastic package, the CMD158P3 offers high performance in a small footprint. The input [...] Read More
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The CMD172 is a 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 0V to vary the RF signal level over a 37 dB dynamic range. The insertion loss of the CMD172 is only 1.6 dB. The GaAs MMIC also offers full passivation for increased [...] Read More
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This 6-10 GHz I/Q Mixer from Custom MMIC offers Low Conversion Loss and High Image Rejection. 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 an IF bandwidth of DC to 3.5 GHz. In addition, the CMD182C4 features very low LO [...] Read More
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The CMD132P3 offers 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 housed in a RoHS-compliant, 3x3 mm QFN plastic surface mount package, requires a single supply voltage of +3.6 V at 30 mA. Ideal for microwave radios and C- and X-band applications where [...] Read More
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Custom MMIC has added three new GaAs MMIC power amplifiers covering 5 to 11 GHz to our 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 only positive bias, thereby eliminating the need for [...] Read More
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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 all-positive bias design, thus eliminating complicated and costly sequencing circuits while also simplifying board layout. In addition, the [...] Read More
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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 output 1 dB compression point of +10 dBm. Both the CMD157 and the CMD157P3 are 50 Ohm matched designs, thus eliminating the need for external [...] Read More
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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 point of +7 dB. This amplifier delivers high performance with high efficiency, reducing typical industry DC power dissipation for a device in this [...] Read More

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