Features and Benefits

  • P1dB Output Power: +33.5 dBm
  • 25% PAE @ +34.5 dBm Pout
  • Gain: 26 dB
  • Output IP3: +43.5 dBm
  • 50 Ohm Matched Input/Output
  • Ceramic 6x6 mm High Frequency Air Cavity Package

Product Details

The HMC6981 is a four-stage GaAs pHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier with an integrated temperature compensated on-chip Power Detector, which operates between 15 and 20 GHz. The amplifier provides 26 dB of gain, +34.5 dBm of saturated output power, and 25% PAE from a +6V supply. With an excellent output IP3 of +43.5 dBm, the HMC6981 is ideal for linear applications such as high capacity point-to-point or point-to-multi-point radios or SATCOM applications demanding +34.5 dBm of efficient saturated output power. The HMC6981 is housed in a ceramic 6 x 6 mm high frequency air cavity package which exhibits low thermal resistance and is compatible with high volume surface mount manufacturing techniques. The RF I/Os are internally matched to 50 Ohms.


  • Point-to-Point Radios
  • Point-to-Multi-Point Radios

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