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Hittite's New 24 dB Power Detector Covers 71 to 86 GHz
- Power Detector for E-Band Communications, Test & Sensor Markets
MA, 12/17/2013 – Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication &
military markets, has announced a new E-Band MMIC power detector that is ideal for communications systems, test
equipment, sensors and general purpose RF detection over the 71 to 86 GHz frequency range.
HMC7447 power detector provides
a linear output voltage over a -0.5 to +23.5 dBm input power range with low insertion loss of 0.45 dB and typical
input return loss of only 19.5 dB. Ideal for monitoring transmitter operation or enabling closed loop transmitter
output power, the detector exhibits excellent sensitivity and a frequency response of ±0.2 dB over the 71 to 86
GHz frequency band. The HMC7447
power detector also provides excellent repeatability and flat performance over varying temperature and output load
variations. It may be interfaced to an op-amp circuit to achieve a slope of 20 mV/dB at the minimum detector input
Available in die format, the
HMC7447 complements Hittite's
E-Band product offering, and can be used in conjunction with the
HMC-APH634 E-band power
amplifiers. The HMC7447 power
detector features I/Os that are internally matched to 50 Ohms and require no external matching components. Die samples
are available from stock and can be ordered via the company's e-commerce site or via direct purchase order. Released
Datasheets 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.
Hittite Microwave Corporation
2 Elizabeth Dr.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
978-250-3343, ext. 1117
Posted December 18, 2013
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