HITTITE Microwave Corporation, represented by ASD Technology in Australia and New Zealand, has released a wideband GaAs MMIC switch. The HMC-C011 nonreflective SPDT switch module is suitable for military EW/ECM, space, wideband telecom, industrial, microwave radio and test equipment applications from dc to 20GHz.
It has a hermetic housing with field-replaceable SMA connectors. It offers 2dB insertion loss, 35dB to 65dB isolation and +23dBm input P1dB.
An integrated high-speed CMOS driver enables 1.3ns rise and fall times with video transients of 10mV.
The HMC-C011 operates from a single +5V supply and consumes 1.4mA of bias current.