Thursday, September 27, 2012

Compact New MMIC LNA Covers 0.3 to 3 GHz and Occupies Only 4.5 mm²!

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has released a new broadband GaAs pHEMT MMIC low noise amplifier. The HMC374SC70E is housed in a compact 2.15 x 2.1 mm surface mount package and is ideal for automotive, fixed wireless, CATV, microwave radio, cellular infrastructure and repeater applications from 0.3 to 3.0 GHz.

The HMC374SC70E is a high dynamic range pHEMT MMIC LNA which delivers 1.6 dB noise figure, +34 dBm output IP3 and 14 dB small signal gain at 900 MHz. With saturated output power up to +19 dBm and output IP3 to +36 dBm, the HMC374SC70E is also ideal for driving the LO port of high linearity mixers and for transmitter pre-driver applications. This broadband MMIC LNA requires no external matching, is unconditionally stable, and operates from a single supply from +3 to +3.6V. Compared to a discrete implementation, the HMC374SC70E enables higher reliability, better consistency, less PCB area, and reduced component count.

The HMC374SC70E consumes only 75 mA from a +3.3V supply and is housed in a RoHS compliant plastic surface mount package. The HMC374SC70E is also available in a SOT-26 package as the HMC374E.

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