Hittite's New Triple Balanced Mixer Serves Millimeterwave Transceivers
January 9, 2012 Press Release
-- Targeting Clock Distribution for ADC/DACs, Cellular Infrastructure, SONET, Fibre Channel, & GbE
MA 01/9/2012 – Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for
communication & military markets, announces the release of a new Triple Balanced GaAs MESFET MMIC Mixer die which
is ideal for microwave & millimeterwave radios, military sensors, and test & measurement equipment applications
from 26 to 32 GHz.
HMC1015 is a Triple Balanced
GaAs MESFET MMIC Mixer die which accepts IF frequencies from 16 to 22 GHz, and RF frequencies from 26 to 32 GHz.
This highly integrated mixer employs a passive architecture which 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 ideally suited as the
frequency converter core in both upconversion and downconversion applications. This unique mixer die exhibits
consistent conversion gain and compression characteristics across its operating bandwidth, while on-chip balun
structures provide excellent LO to RF, LO to IF and 2LO to IF isolations of greater than 30 dB.
HMC1015 is offered in bare die form and features RF I/Os which are internally matched to 50 Ohms, allowing for
simplified integration into higher level modules and subsystems. The HMC1015 complements Hittite’s broad line of
single, double and subharmonic mixers with frequency coverage up to 90 GHz. Samples are available from stock and
can be ordered via the company's e-commerce site or via direct purchase order. Released data sheets are available
Hittite Microwave Corporation is
an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, or ICs, modules, subsystems and
instrumentation for technically demanding digital, RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications covering DC to
110 GHz. The Company's standard and custom products apply analog, digital and mixed-signal semiconductor
technologies, which are used in a wide variety of wireless / wired communication and sensor applications for
Automotive, Broadband, Cellular Infrastructure, Fiber Optics& Networking, Microwave & Millimeterwave
Communications, Military, Test & Measurement, and Space markets. The Company is headquartered in Chelmsford,
Mararketing Communications Manager
Hittite Microwave Corporation
2 Elizabeth Dr.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
978-250-3343, ext. 1117