Pasternack unveils lines of broadband portable amplifiers

April 6, 2015

Pasternack has announced a new lines of portable bench-top amplifiers that cover wide frequency bands up to 40 GHz. These rugged RF amplifier modules are designed to meet MIL-STD-202F environmental test conditions for humidity, shock, vibration, altitude, and temperature, making them suitable for use inside high-traffic test labs in aerospace, defense, optical, industrial, and telecom industries and in R&D applications.

The new amplifiers includes four models covering multi-octave bandwidths between 1 GHz to 40 GHz that exhibit flat gain response. The new amplifiers offer up to 60-dB small-signal gain with high dynamic range, low noise figure of 5 dB, and output P1 compression power ranges from +10 dBm to +22 dBm. Additionally, these amplifiers have an internal voltage power supply of 115 to 120 VAC at 60 Hz and an operating temperature range -40°C to +85°C; they allow a storage temperature of -40°C to +100°C. The 20-GHz modules use SMA female connectors, while the 40 GHz versions utilize 2.92-mm connectors.

The new amplifiers use a single AC voltage supply with internal voltage regulation, are fuse protected, and are designed with convenient front-panel access with an on/off switch and RF input/output connectors. Each unit also comes with a 6-foot power cord. No export license is required for these products.

“This new line of portable bench top amplifiers is a great compliment to our broad and diverse RF amplifier portfolio,” explained Tim Galla, active rf components product manager at Pasternack. “These amplifiers also offer designers an ultra-broadband source for small signal gain from 1 GHz to 40 GHz in a small rugged package design, with convenient front panel access for the on/off switch and RF input/output connectors.”

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