Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the HMC8205 gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier from Analog Devices, Inc. Covering the 300 MHz-to-6 GHz spectrum, the highly integrated wideband MMIC radio frequency (RF) amplifier provides significant benefits for system designers of applications such as wireless infrastructure, radar, public mobile radio, and general-purpose amplification test equipment that require pulse or continuous wave (CW) support.
The Analog Devices HMC8205 GaN MMIC amplifier, available from Mouser Electronics, offers unmatched integration, gain, efficiency, and wide bandwidth in a small footprint. The small device requires minimal external circuitry, which reduces overall component count and board space.
The HMC8205 combines DC feed/RF bias choke, DC blocking capacitors, and driver stage on a single design, while delivering 45.5 dBm (35 Watts) with up to 44 percent power added efficiency (PAE) across an instantaneous bandwidth of 0.3 GHz to 6 GHz. The amplifier is supported by the EVAL-HMC8205 a two-layer evaluation board that includes the HCM8205 amplifier, 50-ohm coaxial RFIN and RFOUT connectors, and a copper heat spreader for thermal relief. The board also includes mounting holes that allow engineers to attach an external heat sink for improved thermal management.