New CMD172 VVA Die From Custom MMIC Offers Ultra Wideband Performance, Low Insertion Loss, Wide Attenuation Range
Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits, announces the introduction of the CMD172, a new Voltage-Variable Attenuator (VVA) in die form operating from 18 to 40 GHz.
Fabricated in GaAs with a small footprint, the CMD172 is a wideband absorptive VVA die that uses a single DC control voltage between -3V and 0V to vary the RF signal level over a 37 dB dynamic range. The insertion loss of the CMD172 is only 1.6 dB. The GaAs MMIC also offers full passivation for increased reliability and moisture protection.
Ideal applications for the CMD172 include point-to-point and VSAT radio systems, microwave sensors, test instrumentation, and military and space applications.
To download the full datasheet for the CMD172 VVA, visit the Custom MMIC Product Library (http://custommmic.com/Product-Library/Control-Devices/).
About Custom MMIC
Custom MMIC represents a new way of thinking about MMICs. Driven by customer challenges, the company offers both hands-on design through testing services, and a growing library of system-ready designs. They are experienced in GaAs, GaN, SiC, InP, and InGaP HBT and have established relationships with the leading foundries in these technologies. They specialize in RF through millimeter-wave circuits for satellite communications, radar systems, cellular infrastructure, consumer electronics, VSAT, and point-to-point radio systems. For more information, visit www.CustomMMIC.com.
SOURCE: Custom MMIC