Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces a gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) fundamental balanced mixer, which is for use as a down-converter. Using 0.15 micron gate length GaAs pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) device model technology, this mixer covers the 32 to 42 GHz frequency bands. The device has conversion loss of 8 dB with 22 dBm input third order intercept point. This mixer, identified as 40BRFM0058, is suited for wireless communications applications such as millimeter-wave point-to-point radio, local multipoint distribution services (LMDS) and SATCOM. Mimix performs 100% on-wafer RF testing on the 40BRFM0058, as well as 100% visual inspection to MIL-STD-883 method 2010. The chip also has surface passivation to protect and provide a rugged part with backside via holes and gold metallization to allow either a conductive epoxy or eutectic solder die attach process.
Mimix Broadband, Inc.