- 17.3 to 21.2 GHz Frequency Range
- 1.2 dB Noise Figure
- 51 mW Power Dissipation
- 23 dB gain
- Space Qualified GaAs pHEMT Process
- Die or Packaged
- Single Bias Voltage
- Engineering Release
- K-Band Satellite Downlink Receiver
The TMC173 was developed to be the low noise amplifier (LNA) in a satellite downlink receiver operating between 17.3 and 21.2 GHz. It was designed to have both very low noise figure (1.2 dB) and super low power dissipation (51 mW), with 23 dB small-signal gain. The MMIC is biased from a single 3 V supply. The LNA is fabricated with a space-qualified pHEMT process. It will be available as a die or packaged in a 3 mm x 3 mm air-cavity QFN.
This product is in Engineering Release. Samples are not yet available for evaluation.