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Hittite's New High Linearity Wideband Direct Modulator for 3G & 4G Applications

February 22, 2012 Press Release

--  Excellent OIP3 & Low Noise from 100 MHz to 6 GHz!


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Hittite Wideband Direct I/Q Modulator HMC1097LP4Chelmsford, MA, 02/22/2012 - Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched a new high linearity Wideband Direct I/Q Modulator HMC1097LP4 which is ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/LTE/4G, military and test & measurement equipment applications between 100 MHz and 6 GHz.
 
The HMC1097LP4E is a high linearity, low noise Direct Quadrature Modulator RFIC which is rated from 100 MHz to 6 GHz. This wideband direct modulator exhibits an outstanding output IP3 of +30 dBm, noise floor of -160 dBm/Hz, output P1dB of +11 dBm, and sideband suppression of -46 dBc. The RF output port is single-ended and matched to 50 Ohms with no external components while the LO input operates from drive levels between -6 dBm and +6 dBm, and can be driven in either differential or single-ended mode. The HMC1097LP4Ehas a flexible architecture where its output IP3 can be further optimized over different frequencies up to 6 GHz. The HMC1097LP4E exhibits a very fast enable/disable feature which can be used to reduce system power dissipation in TDD-based cellular communication systems.
 
Optimized for a +5V supply, and housed in a compact 4 x 4 mm SMT QFN package, the HMC1097LP4E requires minimal external components and provides a low cost alternative to more complicated double upconversion architectures. This high linearity direct modulator can be used to create virtually any analog or digital modulation format including BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK, OFDM, and QAM for basestation, access point, and customer premise equipment. Ideal for software defined radio and multi-band transmitter applications, the HMC1097LP4E offers improved carrier feedthrough and sideband suppression characteristics. The device also supports applications where upconverter modulation format and/or output frequency must be dynamically changed based on local operating conditions.
 
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.




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.



Contact
Beth McGreevy
Mararketing Communications Manager
mcgreevy@hittite.com
Hittite Microwave Corporation
2 Elizabeth Dr.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
978-250-3343, ext. 1117
978-250-3373 Fax



Posted  2/27/2012
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