Hittite's New 1 to 20 GHz SDLVA Module Features 250V ESD Rating
November 5, 2012 Press Release
-- Ideal For Space & Power Constrained EW, ELINT,
DF Radar, ECM & IFM Systems
Chelmsford, MA, 11/05/2012 – Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has introduced a new Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA) that operates over the full 1 to 20 GHz frequency range and carries a class 1A ESD rating (250V HBM). Specified as an improved ESD performance replacement for the HMC-C052 SDLVA, the HMC-C088 features miniature connectorized module packaging, which make it ideal for designers with space and power-constrained applications including EW and ELINT receivers, DF radar, ECM, and IFM systems.
Also ideal for pulsed signal applications requiring high amplitude accuracy, the HMC-C088 is a broadband SDLVA device that converts RF signals at its input to an output voltage that is proportional to the logarithm of the RF input signal amplitude. The HMC-C088 employs a successive compression topology, which delivers a high logging range of 59 dB and allows for the processing of high level signals up to +5 dBm. During typical operation, the HMC-C088 provides a nominal slope of 14 mV/dB and a typical intercept of -119 dBm at 10 GHz.
The HMC-C088 also provides high value for laboratory and high reliability applications and is capable of processing RF pulses with amplitudes from -54 dBm to +5 dBm with less than 10 ns rise/fall times, and with only 21 ns of recovery time. The HMC-C088 exhibits frequency flatness of better than ±2 dB at -30 dBm input power, while logarithmic linearity is less than ±1 dB. The HMC-C088 features an integrated voltage regulator that allows operation from a single supply voltage between +7V and +16V without any appreciable change in performance. The HMC-C088 draws significantly less power compared with competing discrete and module SDLVA solutions, consuming only 1 W from a +12V supply.
The HMC-C088 is supplied standard with two female SMA field replaceable connectors, but can also be used with blind mate SMP connectors or as a drop-in module. Specified for operation over the full -55 °C to +85 °C temperature range, the HMC-C088 is housed in a miniature connectorized package with 1.086” x 0.85” x 0.23” (27.58 x 21.6 x 5.84 mm) dimensions.
All connectorized module products are available from stock and can be ordered via the company's e-commerce site or via direct purchase order.
About Hittite Microwave
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.
Marketing Communications Manager
Hittite Microwave Corporation
2 Elizabeth Dr.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
978-250-3343, ext. 1117
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