Hittite Microwave Corporation, represented by ASD Technology in Australia and New Zealand has released connectorised wideband driver amplifier module, which is ideal for EW, ECM, radar, space and test equipment applications from 2 to 35 GHz.
HMC-C038 is a GaAs MMIC distributed driver amplifier packaged in a miniature, hermetic module with replaceable 2.92 mm connectors.
Operating between 2 and 35 GHz, the HMC-C038 provides 12 dB of gain, +29 dBm output IP3 and up to +18 dBm of output power at 1 dB gain compression. Gain flatness is good from 2 to 16 GHz at ±0.5 dB, making the HMC-C038 ideal for test and measurement applications. The HMC-C038 also exhibits a mid-band noise figure of 4 dB and is specified for operation over the full -55°C to +85°C temperature range.
The HMC-C038 is also designed with integrated voltage regulators, which allows for flexible biasing of both the negative and positive supply pins, while the internal bias sequencing circuitry assures robust operation. The I/Os of the HMC-C038 wideband driver amplifier are internally matched to 50 Ohms and DC blocked.