For applications that require additional mmWave system versatility, the mmW Intelligent Gain Block™ ICs may be configured as a driver amplifier with an output SPDT switch. The ICs when used in the driver amplifier w/switch application provide a +12 dBm output 1dB compression point with gains of +24 dB and +18 dB at Ku-band and Ka-band, respectively. The ICs operate from a single +1.8V supply and consume only 250 mW DC power at Ku-band and 370 mW at Ka-band and are packaged in compact 2.5 x 2.5 mm WLCSP packages for easy surface mount installation.

Driver Amp w/SW Ku-Band Ka-Band Units
  AWMF-0117 AWMF-0116  
Freq. Range 10.5 – 16.0 26.0 – 30.0 GHz
Gain +20 +24 dB
OP1dB +12 +12 dBm
Switch Isolation 15 15 dB
DC Power 250 370 mW
Die Size 2.5 x 2.5 2.5 x 2.5 mm