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Hittite Press Release - September 19, 2011

Hittite's Two New High Linearity VGAs are Ideal for Microwave Radio --  Variable Gain Amplifiers Cover Point to Point Bands from 5 to 27 GHz

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Hittite's HMC996LP4E and the HMC997LC4 are GaAs PHEMT MMIC analog variable gain amplifiers which operate from 5 to 12 GHz and from 17 to 27 GHz respectivelyChelmsford, MA, 09/19/2011 – Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, announces the release of two new SMT packaged GaAs MMIC variable gain amplifiers (VGAs) which are ideal for VSAT, microwave radio, military, and test & measurement equipment applications from 5 to 27 GHz.

The HMC996LP4E and the HMC997LC4 are GaAs PHEMT MMIC analog variable gain amplifiers which operate from 5 to 12 GHz and from 17 to 27 GHz respectively. Across the line, these versatile amplifiers delivers up to 20.5 dB of gain, +24 dBm, of output P1dB, and +34 dBm of output IP3 in their maximum gain state. Each of these amplifiers is controlled by a single analog control voltage between 0 and -4.5V, and provides up to 22 dB of gain control range. The high linearity performance of the HMC996LP4E and the HMC997LC4 allows them to be used as either buffer amplifiers, or as power amplifier pre-drivers in microwave transmitter applications.

HMC996LP4E block diagramThe HMC996LP4E consumes 120 mA from a +5V supply, and is housed in a RoHS compliant 4 x 4 mm QFN leadless package. The HMC997LC4  consumes only 170 mA from a +5V supply, is housed in a RoHS compliant 4 x 4 mm ceramic QFN leadless package. The HMC996LP4E and the HMC997LC4 are compatible with high volume surface mount manufacturing, and both feature excellent gain flatness making them well suited for military EW, ECM and radar applications.

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 www.hittite.com.


About Hittite 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 & Networking, Microwave & Millimeterwave Communications, Military, Test & Measurement, and Space markets. The Company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.



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Beth McGreevy
MarCom Manager
mcgreevy@hittite.com
Hittite Microwave Corporation
20 Alpha Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: 978-250-3343
FFax: 978-250-3373
sales@hittite.com www.hittite.com







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