Sub-harmonically pumped mixer MMIC performs through 97 GHz

Sub-harmonically pumped mixer MMIC performs through 97 GHz

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The device, which can be used both as an upconverter or downconverter, also delivers RF return loss at better than 10 dB, LO drive level of +15 dBm, and is highly repeatable.

Subharmonic mixers are often used in communications system in order to eliminate the unwanted effects of LO self-mixing, which occurs in many fundamental frequency mixers. EWM9002ZZ has the advantage of high RF to LO isolation and LO noise cancellation across a very broad frequency band.

The device utilizes anti-parallel connected PHEMT diode pairs to mix the second harmonic of a fixed-frequency LO with the input signal, and is well suited for E-band point to point microwave radio applications, W-band defense electronics and commercial communications systems. Endwave also offers key products for the LO chains, such as our EWX4201 multiplier and EWP4102ZZ driver amplifier.

Each die is visually inspected to Mil-STD-2010. The mechanical measurements of the die are 1.815 x 1.295 x 0.05 mm.

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