Cost-effective LNAs & gain blocks cover 9KHz to 3GHz

9th October 2015
Jordan Mulcare

Pasternack has announces the release of affordable coaxial-packaged RF amplifiers. Both low noise and gain block amplifiers are offered and display excellent performance covering wide octave frequency bands from 9KHz to 3GHz. All of these amplifiers provide an outstanding value and are all priced less than $500.00 for a single unit.

These products provide engineers with a convenient and economical source of in-stock and ready to ship coaxial RF amplifier solutions. The devices are suited for a variety of applications including military communications, electronic warfare, SATCOM, fibre optic communication systems, wireless base stations, medical patient monitoring systems and university R&D labs.

Pasternack’s latest families of RF amplifiers have P1dB levels up to +23, low VSWR and are unconditionally stable. Many of these amplifier designs utilise advanced GaAs PHEMT semiconductors for highly linear performance and high efficiency. These amplifiers exhibit outstanding noise figure levels as low as 0.5dB and high IP3 linearity up to +37dBm. Single DC positive voltage supply ranges from 12 to 15 VAC, while bias current ranges from 40 to 190mA.

The 50Ω hybrid circuits require no external matching components and are enclosed in rugged metal packages with SMA connectors making them environmentally sealed from harsh elements. Designs perform across the full operational temperature range from -40 to +85°C.

“Our new cost-effective amplifier solutions provide our customers an excellent value considering the performance specifications and capabilities of these devices all offered from stock,” says Tim Galla, Product Manager of Active Components, Pasternack. “LNAs and gain blocks are integral parts in many RF/microwave systems and this portfolio will meet and exceed the needs of many of our customers’ requirements.”

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