Hittite Press Release - February 4, 2011
Hittite Introduces Three New Power Amplifiers with Output Power to 4 Watts
- Fully Matched MMIC Amplifiers for Microwave Radio cover 12 to 31.5 GHz
Chelmsford, MA, 2/4/2011 – Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based
solutions for communication & military markets, announces the release of two new chip and one new SMT GaAs pHEMT
MMIC Power Amplifiers. These amplifiers are ideal for military EW, test & measurement equipment, and telecom
applications as high as 31.5 GHz.
HMC949 is a four stage GaAs pHEMT MMIC 2 Watt Power Amplifier chip, which operates between 12 and 16 GHz,
delivers 31 dB of gain, and +35.5 dBm of saturated output power at 26% PAE. The
HMC949 provides +42 dBm of output IP3, has a compact size of 2.82 x 1.50 mm, and consumes only 1200 mA from a
+7V supply. The
HMC949 RF I/Os do not require any external matching for ease of integration into Multi-Chip-Modules (MCMs).
HMC950 is a four stage GaAs pHEMT MMIC 4 Watt Power Amplifier chip, which operates between 12 and 16 GHz,
delivers 28 dB of gain, and +37 dBm of saturated output power at 23% PAE. The
HMC950 provides +44.5 dBm of output IP3, has a compact size of 3.24 x 4.5 mm, and consumes 2400 mA from a +7V
HMC950 RF I/Os do not require any external matching for ease of integration into MCMs.
HMC943LP5E is a GaAs pHEMT MMIC 1.5 Watt Power Amplifier in a SMT package, which operates between 24 and 31.5
GHz, delivers 21 dB of gain, and +34 dBm of saturated output power at 24% PAE. It provides +41 dBm of output IP3
and consumes only 1200 mA from a +5.5V power supply. The
HMC943LP5E RF I/Os internally matched to 50 Ohms and the 5x5 mm plastic package eliminates the need for
wirebonding and is compatible with surface mount manufacturing techniques.
Die samples and 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
About Hittite Microwave Corporation
Hittite Microwave Corporation is an innovative
designer and manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, or ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation
for technically demanding digital, RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications covering DC to 110 GHz. The
Company's standard and custom products apply analog, digital and mixed-signal semiconductor technologies, which
are used in a wide variety of wireless/wired communication and sensor applications for Automotive, Broadband,
Cellular Infrastructure, Fiber Optics, Microwave & Millimeterwave Communications, Military, Test & Measurement,
and Space markets. The Company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Hittite Microwave Corporation
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Chelmsford, MA 01824