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.
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.
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.
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