Chelmsford, Mass.Hittite Microwave Corp. has introduced four connectorized passive GaAs MMIC I/Q mixer modules that provide a high level of image rejection, wide IF bandwidth, and high isolation, making suitable for telecommunications, military, space and test equipment applications from 6-GHz to 23-GHz.
The HMC-C041, HMC-C042, HMC-C043 and HMC-C044 I/Q mixer modules provide RF/LO coverage of 6-GHz to 10-GHz, 8.5-GHz to 13.5-GHz, 11-GHz to 16-GHz and 15-GHz to 23-GHz, respectively.
The HMC-C044 mixer typically exhibits 25-dB image rejection over the RF/LO range from 15-GHz to 23-GHz, while the HMC-C041 mixer provides image rejection of 35-dB over the 7-GHz to 8.5-GHz frequency range.
The HMC-C042 has an IF bandwidth specified from DC to 2-GHz, while the HMC-C041, HMC-C043 and HMC-C044 provide a wider IF bandwidths spanning DC to 3.5-GHz.
Ideal for microwave radio applications, the mixer modules provide conversion loss of 7.5-dB, and deliver input IP3 of +28-dBm, while maintaining LO to RF isolation in the range of 35-dB to 45-dB.
The HMC-C041, HMC-C042, HMC-C043 and HMC-C044 I/Q mixer modules offer an alternative solution to open hybrid assemblies, and can be used as either image reject mixers or single sideband upconverters.
The HMC-C041, HMC-C042, HMC-C043 and HMC-044 are rated for operation over the -55°C to +85°C temperature range, feature removable SMA connectors for drop-in microstrip and coplanar circuit applications, and can also be up-screened for military and space end-use.
The HMC-C041, HMC-C042, HMC-C043 and HMC-044 I/Q mixer modules are packaged in a C-4 (41.66 x 36.32 x 8.5 mm) hermetic module.
Availability: From stock.
Datasheets: HMC-C041, HMC-C042, HMC-C043, and HMC-C044.
Hittite Microwave Corp., 1-978-250-3343,