Hittite Intros 2 W GaAs pHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier Covers 15 to 20 GHz
-- Ideal for High Linearity Point-to-Point/Multi-Point Radios,
Military & Space Applications
Chelmsford, MA, 09/09/2013 – Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched a new power amplifier which maintains excellent performance over its operating frequency range. The new amplifier, HMC6981LS6, is ideal for high linearity point-to-point and point-to-multi-point radios, SATCOM, military and space applications.
The HMC6981LS6 is a four-stage GaAs pHEMT MMIC power amplifier which operates between 15 to 20 GHz. Ideal for covering the 18 GHz licensed microwave radio band, the amplifier provides 26 dB of gain, +34.5 dBm of saturated output power, and 25% PAE from a +6 V supply. With up to +43.5 dBm OIP3 and drawing only 1100 mA from a +6 V supply, the HMC6981LS6 is also ideal for “green” mode of operation which require amplifiers offering increased RF output performance for less DC input power.
The HMC6981LS6 is housed in a ceramic RoHS compliant 6 x 6 mm QFN leadless air cavity package which exhibits low thermal resistance and is compatible with surface mount manufacturing techniques. The RF I/Os are internally matched to 50 Ohms.
The HMC6981LS6 complements Hittite’s extensive line of power amplifiers which provide frequency coverage for all of the licensed microwave radio bands from 6 to 86 GHz. Samples 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 offers over 1075 standard products across 36 product lines in addition to a wide range of custom products which 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
Posted September 10, 2013
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