I'd like to know what the minimum LO drive is for the HMC-C042? I see that the data sheet shows some typical performance curves with the LO Drive between +15 and +21 dBm, but I need to know how it would perform with an LO drive of +8 dBm. Thanks.
The HMC-C042 utilizes the HMC527. Neither unit has the performance vs. LO data you are looking for. I recommend you request the HMC527 eval board and take the measurements yourself.