Connectorized Drive Amplifier
Hittite Microwave Corporation announces the release of a connectorized wideband driver amplifier module, which is appropriate for EW, ECM, radar, space and test equipment applications from 2 to 35 GHz. The HMC-C038 is a GaAs MMIC Distributed Driver Amplifier packaged in a miniature, hermetic module with replaceable 2.92 mm connectors. The device 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 from 2 to 16 GHz at ±0.5 dB making the module suited 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.