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MMICs target next-gen communication networks

Posted: 24 May 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:millimeter wave MMICs? MMICs? wireless communication infrastructure? mobile base stations?

Avago's millimeter-wave MMIC devices

Avago Technologies announced a comprehensive line of millimeter wave MMICs designed for next-generation communication networks.

Offering superior linearity, Avago's new series of millimeter wave products include power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, general purpose amplifiers, mixers and multipliers. Available in bare die or SMT packaging, these MMICs are optimized to provide design flexibility and faster time to market for designers of point-to-point and point-to-multipoint type wireless communication infrastructure applications.

All of Avago's next generation millimeter wave MMICs are available in a 5-by-5 mm surface mount package or in chip, making the product easy to store, manage and integrate. The MMICs support a wide range of radio bands and deliver industry-high performance levels. Moreover, Avago leverages its own mass manufacturing expertise obtained from its wireless handset operations to reliably deliver high-quality MMIC products in high volume amounts.

Product family
Included in the new Avago family is the AMMC/P-6408 (6-18GHz), a broad band 1W power amplifier. The MMIC is optimized for linear operation with an output third order intercept point (OIP3) of 38dBm. AMMC/P-6408 operates from a 5V bias at 650mA.

Another part in the new series is the AMMC-6550 image reject mixer (15-50GHz). It supports a wide range of radio bands with 20dBm image rejection ratio. It operates from a 0.4 Vbias with almost zero current consumption.

The AMMC/P-6545 mixer is a sub-harmonic pumped mixer. It supports 18-45GHz with the injected LO at half of that frequency required by conventional mixer plus low conversion loss of 12dB. On the other hand, the AMMC/P-6222/6232 high linearity low noise amplifier (7-32GHz) features best in class linearity of 29dBm for superior network coverage, high gain of 25-27dB and low noise figure of 2.3-2.8dB.

Another part in the new series is the AMMC/P-6522/6532 multi-function LNA/image reject mixers that support 7-34GHz. The part is a broadband integrated receiver with NF 2.5dB and image suppression of 15dBm. It is said to be a cost-effective alternative to multichip solution that have higher loss and complex assembly.

The AMMC/P-6421 power amplifier (10-18GHz) provides P1dB of 30dBm at frequency range of 12-16GHz with 23dB gain. The AMMC/P-6421 operates from a single 5V bias at 500mA.

The AMMC/P-6333 driver amplifier (17-33GHz) features a high gain of 22dB at 4V and high linearity of 23dBm at 4V. The AMMC/P-6333 operates from a single voltage supply of 4V at 290mA.

Except for the AMMC/P-6333/6421/6532 devices, products are now available.

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