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GaAs distributed driver ampCustom MMIC (Westford, MA) added a new driver amplifier, the CMD192C5, to its product library. The CMD192C5 is the packaged version of the CMD192 amplifier that until now had only been available in die form. This wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier operates from DC to 20 GHz and has a positive gain slope versus frequency. This design feature allows for the cascading of multiple amplifiers without the need for extra gain compensation circuitry. Applications include microwave radio and VSAT, telecom infrastructure, test instrumentation, military and space, and fiber optics. The amplifier delivers:

  • Greater than 19 dB of gain with a corresponding output of 1 dB compression point of +25 dBm.
  • A low noise figure of 1.9 dB at 10 GHz.
  • A 50-Ohm matched design in a Pb-free, RoHs-compliant, 5x5 mm SMT package.

For more information, visit www.custommmic.com

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