Features and Benefits

  • Low Noise: 6 dB NF
  • High Linearity: Output IP3 +30 dBm
  • Variable Gain: 0 to 40 dB
  • High Bandwidth: DC to 100 MHz
  • Precise Gain Accuracy:
    0.5 dB Gain Step
  • Excellent Magnitude & Phase Response
  • Externally Controlled Common Mode Output Level
  • Parallel or Serial Gain Control
  • Read/Write Serial Port Interface (SPI)
  • 24 Lead 4x4 mm SMT Package 16 mm²
  • Programmable Input Impedance (400Ω Differential or 100Ω Differential)

Product Details

The HMC960LP4E is a digitally programmable dual channel variable gain amplifier. It supports discrete gain steps from 0 to 40 dB in precise 0.5 dB steps. It features a glitch free architecture to provide exceptionally smooth gain transitions. The device has matched gain paths which provide excellent quadrature balance over a wide signal bandwidth.

The HMC960LP4E provides an SPI programmable input impedance of 100Ω differential or 400Ω differential (default).

Externally controlled common mode output feature enables the HMC960LP4E to provide a flexible output interface to other parts in the signal path. Gain can be controlled via either a parallel interface (GC[6:0]) or via the read/write serial port (SPI).

Housed in a compact 4x4mm (LP4) SMT QFN package, the HMC960LP4E requires minimal external components and provides a low cost alternative to more complicated switched amplifier architectures.


  • Baseband I/Q Transceivers
  • Direct Conversion & Low IF Transceivers
  • Diversity Receivers
  • ADC Drivers
  • Adaptive Gain Control

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