30 May 2012

GigOptix samples low-power 26.5GHz distributed power amplifier

GigOptix Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (which supplies semiconductor and optical components for high-speed information streaming) has started engineering sampling of its EXH2008, a monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) wideband power amplifier in a surface-mountable 7mm x 7mm QFN package, for use in military electronic warfare (EW), radar, test & measurement equipment, and broadband telecom equipment applications.

Key features include: wideband performance from 10MHz to 26.5GHz; typical drain voltages of +8VDC with supply current of 350mA; up to 29 dBm typical Psat; low power dissipation of less than 3W; gain of up to 10 dB across the band, with gain flatness of better than ±1 dB; and internally matched 50 Ohms RF input and output.

“The EXH2008 represents another powerful addition to the growing family of GigOptix’s wideband amplifier solutions,” says Padraig O’Mathuna, VP & general manager of GigOptix's RF/MMIC product line. “The EXH2008 leverages GigOptix’s high-speed packaging expertise to enable a wideband packaged amplifier that demonstrates excellent performance into the K-band and provides similar performance to die-based solutions,” he adds.

“Moreover, the EXH2008 utilizes GigOptix’s industry-leading low-power MMIC design that dissipates significantly less power than similar competing solutions,” O’Mathuna claims. The EXH2008 package is fully RoHS compatible, and compatible with industry-standard SMT manufacturing techniques, making it suitable for lowering the cost of military as well as test & measurement designs, he adds.

The EXH2008 is offered as a 7mm x 7mm SMT QFN package and is available for engineering sampling immediately.

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