Six MMICs are wideband in design for defence and industry use

Six monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), announced by Microsemi, include four wideband low noise MMIC amplifiers (MMA040AA , MMA041AA, MMA043AA and MMA044AA). There are also two wideband GaAs MMIC switches (MMS006AA and MMS008AA).

The MMICs are suited for test and measurement, electronic warfare and radar applications, including receiver front end amplifiers for electronic warfare (EW) and signal intelligence (SIGINT); and wideband bench top and portable measurement equipment up to 26GHz.

The MMA040AA, a DC to 28GHz distributed low noise amplifier, features a low noise figure of 2.5dB, flat gain of 16dB and provides 27dBm of OIP3 linearity. The MMA041AA, a DC to 26GHz distributed low noise amplifier, features 3.2dB noise figure, 18dB gain and 35dBm of OIP3 linearity. The MMA043AA, a 0.5 to 12GHz low noise amplifier, offers a 1.4dB noise figure, 16.5dB of gain and 29dBm of OIP3 linearity. The MMA044AA low noise amplifier operates across the 6.0 to 18GHz band and provides a low noise figure of 1.7dB, in combination with 21dB of gain and 30dBm of OIP3 linearity.

The MMS006AA, a DC to 20GHz single pole double throw (SPDT), non-reflective MMIC switch, has high isolation of 45dB and low insertion loss of 1.5dB at 15GHz. Finally, the MMS008AA is a DC to 8.0GHz single pole four throw (SP4T), non-reflective MMIC switch that offers over 45dB of isolation and less than 1.7dB insertion loss. Both devices handle up to 30dBm of input power and offer high input third-order intercept performance of 42dBm and 46dBm respectively.

All six MMICs feature RF ports that are internally matched to 50Ohm and are available in bare die, for ease of integration into multi-chip modules (MCMs). 

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