MACOM’s 18.0-50.0 GHz GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier has a small signal gain of 17.0 dB with a noise figure of 5.0 dB across the band. The device also includes 30.0 dB gain control and a +15 dBm P1dB compression point. This MMIC uses M/A-COM Tech’s GaAs PHEMT device model technology, and is based upon electron beam lithography to ensure high repeatability and uniformity. The chip has surface passivation to protect and provide a rugged part with backside via holes and gold metallization to allow either a conductive epoxy or eutectic solder die attach process. This device is well suited for microwave, millimeter-wave and wideband military applications.