Ku-Band MMICís in Low-Cost, SMT Compatible Packages

mm-wave components are very expensive due to the high package and assembly cost. This paper describes a 0.25um PHEMT Ku-band 2- watt PA, and a 2.2dB NF LNA MMIC in a low-cost SMT package ($2.00). The package has excellent thermal resistance, 0.5C/W, return loss (20dB), and input/output isolation (40dB), from DC-40 GHz. We believe this is the first time such a package design is published.

2002 MTT Ku MMIC.pdf