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Tech Brief Shows How GaN Translates to Mixers and Solves Linearity Challenges

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Tech Brief Shows How GaN Translates to Mixers and Solves Linearity Challenges

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 may cross-over to other critical microwave components, Custom MMIC engineers have gone through several iterations of GaN mixer technologies and typologies with several of our key foundry partners.

Ultimately, the fruits of our efforts have led to passive GaN mixer designs that surpass all gallium arsenide (GaAs) passive mixer designs in terms of the ratio of input third-order intercept point (IIP3) to local oscillator (LO) drive -- a figure-of-merit Custom MMIC is coining as Linear Efficiency. From S-band to K-band (2 GHz to 19 GHz) these new passive GaN mixers are demonstrating IIP3 figures well above 30 dBm, LO drive levels around 20 dBm, and linear efficiencies above 10 dB.

Download and read the tech brief, “Reach New Levels of Linearity in Passive Mixers with GaN Technology.”

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

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All rights reserved.