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Hi, We are using the HMC487LP5 in our design. The MAX RF input power is 20dBm according to the spec sheet. What will happen if this is exceeded?

Question asked by brian.whitworth on Mar 9, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 10, 2017 by brian.whitworth

Is there a reason the RF input is limited to 20dBm max? We turned on our Transmitter at 22dBm and didn't see any issues. What are some of the expected issues which can be caused as a result of exceeding this limit? It appears the heat of the chip is reduced so it seems to be a good thing.