The CMD178C3 mixer MMIC can be used for up- and downconverting applications between 11 and 21 GHz. In terms of performance, 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), 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. It is housed in a durable, Pb-free, RoHs compliant, 3x3 mm SMT package.
Ideal applications for this mixer are point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, test equipment and sensors, and military radar and comms.