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 bypass capacitors to complete the bias circuitry. The die is passivated for increased reliability and moisture protection. Ideal applications for the CMD217 include Ka-band communication systems, where high power and high linearity are required.
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