Hittite's Highly Integrated IC Radio Solution for Low Cost 60 GHz Radio Applications
April 11, 2012 Press Release
-- Highly Integrated IC Radio Solution for Low Cost 60 GHz Radio Applications!
-- Ideal for
Metrocell/Picocell Backhaul, WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad) Solutions & Wireless Sensors
Chelmsford, MA, 4/11/2012 – Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC-based
solutions for communication & military markets, announces the release of the highly integrated HMC6000/6001
silicon transceiver chipset which targets 60 GHz applications such as: metrocell/picocell backhaul, WiGig (IEEE
802.11ad) multi-Gbps solutions including wireless cable replacement (HDMI, USB 3.0, DisplayPort), wireless docking
stations, video/magazine kiosks and wireless sensors. The chipset not only solves many of the key technical
challenges encountered at millimeterwave frequencies, but also enables turnkey multi-Gbps communication links at
60 GHz. Low frequency baseband signals are directly translated to and from 60 GHz, minimizing the need for
expensive or complex millimeterwave interconnection components on the printed circuit board.
transmitter IC can translate analog baseband in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) signals to a selected channel in the
60 GHz band, requiring only an external crystal oscillator. The HMC6000 is fabricated with silicon-germanium
(SiGe) BiCMOS semiconductor process technology. It provides differential analog I and Q input ports with DC
coupling to enable cancellation of DC offsets and carrier feedthrough. The HMC6000 transmitter IC includes a low
phase noise frequency synthesizer for tuning across the 57 to 64 GHz band in 500 or 540 MHz steps (which
represent one quarter of the IEEE channel spacing) depending upon the reference input frequency. It features as
much as 38 dB gain (with 17 dB gain-control range) to achieve up to +12 dBm linear output power and +17 dBm
saturated output power. The differential RF output provides a low-loss RF transition with high output efficiency.
The HMC6001 receiver IC operates with single-ended input signals from a selected channel in the 60 GHz band
and downconverts them to differential analog I and Q baseband signals. The receiver chip includes all necessary
frequency generation, gain control, and filtering to support RF signal bandwidths of up to 1.8 GHz. The receiver
chip contains programmable baseband filters to set the highpass corner frequency for removal of residual DC offset
and local oscillator (LO) feedthrough signals and to set the lowpass frequency for lower bandwidth signals. The
HMC6001 exhibits a 6 dB noise figure at the maximum gain setting and provides a 65 dB gain control range in 1 dB
Both the HMC6000 and
HMC6001 feature integrated phase noise of -25 dBc at the 1.76 GHz WiGig symbol rates, enabling modulation formats
up to 16-state quadrature amplitude modulation (16-QAM). Both the HMC6000 and HMC6001 exhibit phase noise of
typically -86 dBc/Hz at offsets 1 MHz from the carrier. A simple four-wire digital serial interface provides full
control and status reporting for these ICs, including frequency channel selection, gain control, circuit bias, and
To facilitate evaluation of these 60-GHz transceiver ICs, Hittite offers both
connectorized and antenna-in-package (AiP) evaluation kits based on the HMC6000 and HMC6001 millimeterwave
transceiver ICs. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Mararketing Communications Manager
Hittite Microwave Corporation
2 Elizabeth Dr.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
978-250-3343, ext. 1117
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