Broadband 20 GHz GaN amplifier

June 11, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Custom MMIC has announced the CMD184, a broadband 20 GHz GaN power amplifier.

The CMD184 amplifier die offers an ultra-wide bandwidth of 0.5 to 20 GHz, an output 1 dB compression point of greater than +34 dBm, and flat gain of 13 dB. It is the company's first released standard product fabricated on GaN.

The amplifier requires an off-chip bias tee for proper operation. The die offers full passivation for increased reliability and moisture protection.

Typical applications include microwave radio and VSAT, telecom infrastructure, test instrumentation, and military and space.