Amplifier with Super Wide Frequency and Temperature Range
News Release from:
Atlantic Microwave Ltd
14 September 2010
Possibly the World's most versatile amplifier has just been announced by AtlantecRF, the UK based microwave components and equipment manufacturer, in that it is capable of operating over a temperature range from -269C (4K) to +100C at frequencies from 1 to 20 GHz.
Model AOX-010200 is a miniature, small signal, low noise amplifier module typically producing 27dB gain and +13dBm P1 output power across a multi-octave bandwidth. Noise figure is typically 2.5dB at 5GHz and +25C and this reduces to 0.5dB at the cryogenic temperature of 4K.
At saturation, power output levels rise to +15dBm at 5GHz and third order intercept is typically at +28dBm. The amplifier will operate over a range of DC voltages from +5V to +8V and draws a maximum of 150mA current.
The MIC design utilises GaAs PHEMT distributed amplifier MMIC technology, together with proprietary matching circuits within a robust light-weight aluminium alloy housing measuring just 31.4 x 23.4 x 10.0 mm and is fitted with SMA female stainless steel connectors which can be supplied either passivated or gold plated.
The standard housing has screw fixings to the lid and is suitable for most applications within protected environments but a laser welded option is available for military applications where the amplifier is required to operate unprotected from -55 to +85C.
Geoff Burling, AtlantecRF C.E.O. said “Using innovative techniques we have created an amplifier module which is suitable for applications in telecommunications, satcoms, radar, countermeasures, EMC, test & measurement, radio astronomy and other highly demanding commercial and military systems”.