Hello, I have an issue with wide band amplifiers I have built using the HMC788A biased via a TCBT-14R+ (minicircuits).
Power supply is 5V (via a 1.8ohm resistor to the TCBT-14R+ Bias Tee )
Input connected to antenna via a series 10nF capacitor only.
3X 0.2mm VIAs under the package connected to ground plane.
Working temperature stabilizes around 60°C after a few minutes
The problem is that during normal operation, some amplifiers starts drawing a high current (about 400mA) then gets damaged after a few seconds. This happens randomly.
Do you have any idea what may cause that issue?
PCB Layout picture: