MMIC/Super-MIC/MIC-Combined C- to Ku-Band 2 W Balanced Amplifier Multi-Chip Module

Yasushi ITOH  Masatoshi NII  Norio TAKEUCHI  Yoshihiro TSUKAHARA  Hidetoshi KUREBAYASHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E80-C    No.6    pp.757-762
Publication Date: 1997/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Microwave and Millimeterwave High-power Devices)
MMIC,  MIC,  amplifier,  wideband,  high power,  

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This paper describes the design, fabrication, and performance of a C- to Ku-band 2 W balanced amplifier multi-chip module employing an MMIC/Super-MIC/MIC configuration. In this module, single-ended amplifiers, quadrature couplers, and pulsed-drive circuits are fabricated on MMICs, Super-MICs, and MICs, respectively, which show different features in fabrication, performance, size, and cost. With the use of the distinguished features of MMICs, Super-MICs, and MICs, the multi-chip module with high performance, small size, and low cost has been achieved. The MMIC/Super-MIC/MIC-combined module would be a candidate for a variety of multi-chip modules with stringent requirements for performance, size, and cost.