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Agilent Technologies introduces millimeter-wave and microwave monolithic ICs for cost-sensitive RF and optical networking systems

October 7, 2003

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BÖBLINGEN, Germany -- Agilent Technologies Inc. announceda new series of millimeter-wave and microwave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs). The Agilent AMMC product series offer low-cost and superior performance for a wide range of DC to 50 GHz radio frequency (RF) and 10 Gb/s to 40 Gb/s telecomm applications. These devices are fabricated using a 0.15-micron gate length pHEMT (pseudomorphic high electron mobilitytransistor) process, and add to Agilent's existing HMMC series of MMICs.

The Agilent AMMC-5040 was designed specifically for point-to-pointmicrowave systems. It makes an excellent driver amplifier and frequency doubler in 18 GHz, 23 GHz, 28 GHz and 38 GHz applications with its combination of high gain of 25 dB and high output power of +21 dBm linear(P-1dB) at 38 GHz. The AMMC-5023 is a 23 GHz (21.2 to 26.5 GHz) low-noise amplifier, combining high gain of 23 dB with a low 2.3 dB noise figure.

The Agilent AMMC-5026 and AMMC-5024 serve as broadband gain blocks anddriver amplifiers for applications ranging from electronic defense to instrumentation and fiber. As driver amplifiers for optical modulators, they operate at up to 10 Gb/s (OC-192), and 40 Gb/s (OC-768), respectively. The AMMC-5026 is a traveling wave amplifier (TWA) designed for medium output power and high gain over the full 2 GHz to 35 GHz frequency range. The design employs a 6-section cascode-connected FET structure to provide flat 10.5 dB gain, 24 dBm power and uniform group delay. The Agilent AMMC-5024 is a TWA operating from 30 kHz to 40 GHz, employing a 9-stage, cascode-connected FET structure that provides 16 dB gain and 22.5 dBm output power.

The Agilent AMMC-2008 is a broadband monolithic SPDT (single pole doublethrow) switch with low insertion loss and high isolation. This DC to 50 GHz MMIC is designed for a wide range of applications including electronic warfare, instrumentation and commercial systems. One series and two shunt pHEMTs per throw provide 2.0 dB insertion loss and 28 dB isolation at 40 GHz.

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