Hittite Press Release - October 20, 2011
Hittite's New MMIC Divide-by-3 Sets Bandwidth Benchmark
-- Low Noise MMIC Performs Divide-by-1 and Divide-by-3 Functionality to 13 GHz
MA, October 20, 2011 – Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions
for communication & military markets, announces the release of a new low noise programmable frequency divider
which is ideal for use in signal generation architectures found in test equipment, laboratory systems and various
is a Low Noise Programmable Frequency Divider which can be programmed to divide-by-1 or divide-by-3, and accepts
input frequencies from 100 MHz to 13 GHz. The
exhibits extremely low additive phase noise of -152 dBc/Hz in divide-by-1 mode, and -153 dBc/Hz in divide-by-3
mode. This versatile frequency divider accepts input signal levels from -10 to +10 dBm, while delivering +2 dBm of
output power. The wide input frequency and power level ranges, and the low single sideband phase noise make the
ideal for synthesizer and phase locked loop applications in wideband and high data rate communication systems.
division ratio of the
is selected by a single CMOS compatible input and the device is powered from a +5V supply. The
is the only known MMIC divide-by-3 available in the marketplace which operates to 13 GHz.
is conveniently housed in a miniature 3x3 mm RoHS compliant QFN leadless SMT package and is specified for
operation over -40 °C to +85 °C. 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
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 &
Networking, Microwave & Millimeterwave Communications, Military, Test & Measurement, and Space markets. The
Company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Hittite Microwave Corporation
20 Alpha Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
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