Fairview's new line of tunnel diode detectors

Tunnel Diode Detectors Feature Sensitive Power Detection

Sept. 27, 2019
Fairview’s new line of tunnel diode detectors operate over octave and broadband frequencies ranging from 100 MHz to 26 GHz.

Fairview Microwave Inc. recently released a full line of coaxial-packaged tunnel diode detectors that are are well-suited for proof-of-concept and prototype applications. Such application areas include military and commercial radar, aerospace and defense, satellite communications (satcom), test-and-measurement, and more.

Fairview’s new product line consists of 26 tunnel diode detector models that operate over octave and broadband frequencies ranging from 100 MHz to 26 GHz. These zero-biased designs feature rugged germanium planar construction, and are available in both positive and negative video-output polarities, says the company.

According to Fairview, the detectors deliver a dynamic range with efficient low-level signal detection, along with a fast pulse response rise time of 5-ns typical. They have a maximum input power handling of +17 dBm and exhibit a flat video output response across wide frequency bands over a maximum temperature range of -65 to +115°C. All models are RoHS- and REACH-compliant.

The detectors come in compact cylindrical packages that feature an SMA male RF input connector and an SMA female video output connector.

"This new comprehensive line of tunnel diode detectors covers a variety of applications and is ideal when fast and sensitive power detection capability is needed. Plus, these designs are offered with detailed datasheets, applications support, and same-day shipping with no MOQ required," said Tim Galla, product manager.

Fairview’s new tunnel diode detectors are in stock and ready for immediate shipment. For detailed information on the products, visit here.

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