Hittite's Four New SMT Passive Attenuator Pads For DC to 25 GHz Applications
Excellent Return Loss, Low Cost, and Convenient 2x2 mm SMT Packaging
Chelmsford, MA, November 9, 2010 - Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC
based solutions for communication & military markets, has introduced four new wideband fixed value attenuator
products. These innovative SMT attenuator pads are the perfect solution for a wide range of applications including
microwave radio, military subsystems, fiber optics, scientific instruments and sensor applications up to 25 GHz.
HMC655LP2E are wideband fixed value 50 Ohm matched attenuators which offer relative attenuation levels of 2,
3, 4 and 6 dB respectively. These passive attenuator pads exhibit extremely flat attenuation and excellent return
losses, and are priced at only $1.33 each in 10,000 piece quantities.
HMC655LP2E are housed in convenient 2x2 mm SMT plastic packages, specified for operation over the -40 to +85
ºC temperature range, and handle up to +25 dBm of input power. These wideband attenuator pads are the ideal
solution for terminating unused switch ports, adjusting mixer LO drive levels, and padding reactive loads in
military, test equipment, and other wideband subsystem applications.
HMC655LP2E are also available in chip form as the
HMC655 which are rated to 50 GHz. These wideband passive attenuator pads complement Hittite’s broad line of
fixed value attenuators which are available in both 2x2 mm SMT packaging and as bare chips.
evaluation PC boards for all SMT packaged products are available from stock and can be ordered via the company’s
e-commerce site or via direct purchase order. Released data sheets are available on-line at
Hittite Microwave Corporation is an innovative designer and
manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for digital, RF, microwave
and millimeterwave applications covering DC to 110 GHz. Our RFIC/MMIC products are developed using
state-of-the-art GaAs, GaN, InGaP/GaAs, InP, SOI, SiGe, CMOS and BiCMOS semiconductor processes utilizing MESFET,
HEMT, pHEMT, mHEMT, HBT and PIN devices. Our custom and standard products support a wide range of wireless / wired
communications and radar applications for Automotive, Broadband, Cellular/4G, Fiber Optics, Microwave &
Millimeterwave Communications, Military, Test & Measurement, and Space markets.
Hittite Microwave Corporation
20 Alpha Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824