Hittite Microwave Corporation has released the HMC1015 triple-balanced GaAs MESFET MMIC mixer die which is well suited for microwave and millimeterwave radios, military sensors, and test/measurement equipment applications from 26 to 32 GHz.
The HMC1015 mixer accepts IF frequencies from 16 to 22 GHz, and RF frequencies from 26 to 32 GHz. It employs a passive architecture that requires no DC bias and no external components or matching circuitry. The HMC1015 operates with LO drive levels as low as +9 dBm, and is suited for use as the frequency converter core in both upconversion and downconversion applications. On-chip balun structures provide LO to RF, LO to IF and 2LO to IF isolations of greater than 30 dB.
The HMC1015 is offered in bare die form and features RF I/Os which are internally matched to 50 Ohms.
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