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HMC986 DC Block

Question asked by darnoc on Feb 17, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2015 by s.ilke

Hi all,


Looking through the datasheet for this component shows that it is DC coupled.  I am planning on connecting several of these back to back.  Will I need to worry about having a DC blocking capacitor in between each switch or is this not necessary?


There will not be any DC MMIC bias anywhere on the RF line. 


Another concern is that I received this email from when I queried the HMC986:


"HMC986 is not recommended for new design."

Could someone please elaborate as to why this is?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.