Electronic Amplifiers

Electronic Components & Devices

Power Amplifier Module targets WLAN applications.

March 25, 2015

Designed for Wi-Fi 802.11ac access points, routers, and STBs, 5 GHz Model SST11CP22 delivers 19 dBm linear output power at 1.8% dynamic EVM with MCS9 80 MHz bandwidth modulation. Device also provides 20 dBm linear power at 3% EVM for 802.11a/n applications, is spectrum mask compliant up to 24 dBm for 802.11a communication, and has less than -45 dBm/MHz RF harmonic output. Housed in 4 x 4 mm, 20-pin QFN package, amplifier includes output harmonic rejection filter and is 50 Ω-matched. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers suit uplink applications.

March 16, 2015

Based on SuperPower technology, XTD-2000KHE Ku-band TWTA provides 750 W of linear power in compact, rugged package weighing 92 lb and drawing less than 3,200 W of prime power. XTD-1500DBSHE DBS-band TWTA provides 560 W of linear power for direct-to-home applications in same package and draws only 2,500 W of prime power. Designed for SATCOM applications, both are available as outdoor antenna-mount units with operating temperature of -40 to +60°C or as indoor rackmount configurations. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Communication Systems & Equipment

Broadband Coaxial Limiters protect RF receiver components.

March 11, 2015

Offered in 7 unique designs ruggedized to meet MIL-STD-202, RF limiters operate in bands from 0.5–40 GHz and protect sensitive RF receiver components in close proximity to high-power signals while suppressing even-order harmonics under hard limiting conditions. Products provide low leakage power (10–15 dBm) to sensitive control components in receiver chain and exhibit CW power handling up to 100 W peak power as well as recovery time of 10–100 nsec. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Broadband RF Amplifiers operate from 0.5-40 GHz.

March 5, 2015

Based on GaAs PHEMPT semiconductor technology with 50 Ω hybrid MIC circuits enclosed in environmentally sealed metal packages, RF Broadband Amplifiers offer noise figures from 2.5–6 dB across entire frequency range. Devices have gain levels from 20–48 dB, gain flatness as low as ±0.5 dB, and power output from 20 mW to 2 W. Equipped with stainless steel SMA or 2.92 mm connectors, amplifiers feature DC voltage supply from +8.5 to +15 Vdc and bias current from 125–2,500 mA. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Broadband Low Noise Amplifiers range from 30 MHz to 40 GHz.

February 18, 2015

With noise figure levels from 2.5–3 dB typ across entire band, ultra-broadband and millimeter wave low noise amplifiers (LNAs) include 17 unconditionally stable models covering multi-octave bandwidths with flat gain response and GaAs PHEMT semiconductor technology. Features include 50 Ω hybrid MIC circuits enclosed in environmentally sealed metal packages with nickel or gold plating, stainless steel SMA or 2.92 mm connectors, and IP3 levels as high as +42 dBm. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Microphone Preamplifier allows acoustic testing in tight spaces.

February 12, 2015

Used to convert high impedance signal from measurement microphone into low impedance signal, Model 426A13 is designed for ½ in. microphones used to measure frequencies within both infrasound and the human audible range (3 Hz to 20 kHz). Preamplifier electronics fit in 0.94 in. long housing, and overall length (including connectors) of 1.4 in. accommodates space-constrained test environments. Noise floor allows measurements from 15 dBA to 147 dB with appropriate microphone. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

S-Band 7 W Pulsed High Power Amplifier features balanced design.

January 21, 2015

Covering 2.7–3.0 GHz from 6 mm PQFN 28-lead SMT package, MAAP-011022 can be used individually or in complete MACOM chipset solution for Civil Air Traffic Control and Weather Radar applications. Encapsulated IC, which offers 7 W of pulsed power and 23 dB small signal gain, provides rugged performance under load mismatch. Other features include +10 V bias operation, 50 Ω impedance, and 0.5 µm pHEMT process. Design is RoHS compliant and 260° reflow compatible. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Portable, 3U, 500 W Power Amplifier covers 80-1,000 MHz.

January 21, 2015

Delivering 500 W of broadband output power, Model 2175 comes in air-cooled chassis and provides single RF input and output as well as user-selectable configuration and operation in AGC (Automatic Gain Control), ALC (Automatic Level Control), and MGC (Manual Gain Control) modes. Use of high-voltage RF transistors (LDMOS) lend to ruggedness, while multi-faceted Monitoring and Control (M&C) UIs include Web browser, TCP/IP Ethernet, RS-485 interface, and front panel touchscreen. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Power Amplifier delivers 1 kW broadband output power.

January 21, 2015

Housed in 5U, air-cooled chassis, Model 2170 features single RF input and output operating over 1-3 GHz frequency range. Unit offers user-selectable configuration and operation in 3 different modes, including Automatic Gain Control, Automatic Level Control, and Manual Gain Control. Equipped with Web browser, TCP/IP Ethernet, RS-485 interface, and front panel touchscreen display, amplifier is suitable for test and measurement, electronic warfare, and communications applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

High Linearity 4 W Power Amplifier suits Ka-band applications.

January 20, 2015

Offered in bare die format and 5 x 5 mm, 32-lead QFN package, MAAP-011139 has 29–31 GHz frequency range and delivers 24 dB of linear gain, 4 W of saturated output power, and 23% efficiency. This high-linearity power amplifier, suited for Ka-band, high-data density satellite communications, provides >27 dBm Pout/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30 dBc. Rating for input and output return loss is 10 dB. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

ULP Precision CMOS Op Amps deliver zero drift operation.

December 30, 2014

Targeting front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs, NCS325 and NCS333 offer respective quiescent currents of 21 and 17 µA at 3.3 V and enhance accuracy of motor control feedback and power supply control loops. Products, operating with 350 kHz gain bandwidth with peak to peak noise down to 1.1 µV from 0.1–10 Hz, provide rail-to-rail input and output performance and are optimized for 1.8–5.5 V operation. Max input offset voltage is 10 µV, and offset temperature drift is 30 nV/°C. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

GaN Low-Noise Amplifier features 23 dB gain.

December 24, 2014

Able to survive input power levels up to 5 W without front-end limiter, 4–8 GHz Model CMD219 features output of 1 dB, compression point of +18 dBm, and noise figure of 1.1 dB across operating bandwidth. Typical bias conditions are Vdd = 10 V at 100 mA and Vgg = -2.3 V, although Vdd can vary from 5–28 V. Suitable applications include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, military and space, and test instrumentation. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Solid-State Pulse Amplifier features dual-mode operation.

December 18, 2014

Combining continuous and pulse operating modes, S31-500-900P performs 600 V/m radar pulse radiated immunity testing in 0.8–3.1 GHz band. GaN-based amplifier has 500 W continuous rating and can deliver >900 W in pulse mode. Peak power rating allows unit to generate 600 V/m test with either high gain narrow band antennas or single wide band antenna. Features include pulse width up to 570 µsec, PRF range of 0–100 KHz, and rise/fall times of 15 nsec at duty cycles up to 10% in pulse mode. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Noise GaN LNA features high power survivability.

December 15, 2014

Supplied in die form, CMD218 offers gain of 22 dB, output of 1 dB, compression point of +19.5 dBm, and noise figure of <1.25 dB across 5–9 GHz frequency range. Unit can, without input limiter, survive incident power levels up to 5 W without any degradation in performance. With 50 Ω matched design that eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching, LNA operates from 5–28 V supply and draws 100 mA typ quiescent current. Negative gate voltage is required for proper operation. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

RF Power Amplifier features optimized SWaP profile.

December 4, 2014

Housed in 4.50 x 3.50 x 0.61 in. aluminum chassis, NuPower™ 13G05A provides saturated RF power of at least 35 W from 800–2,000 MHz with greater than 40% efficiency across frequency band. With nominal input drive level of 0 dBm, L-band unit offers 45 dB of RF gain. Device is small enough for integration into air- or ground-based tactical, test, or training platforms. It can be used with communications and telemetry systems to provide range extension or with electronic warfare systems. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

7-GHz ADC Drivers bring AC performance to DC-coupled applications.

November 28, 2014

Supplied in 14-pin, 2.5 x 2.5 mm QFN package, LMH3401 and LMH5401 are fully differential amplifiers (FDAs). While LMH3401 provides 16 dB of gain and delivers 7 GHz of -3 dB bandwidth at 16 dB gain, slew rate of 18,000 V/µs, and harmonic distortion of -77 dBc at 500 MHz, LMH5401 can be configured for 6 dB of gain or more. It delivers 6.2 GHz of -3 dB bandwidth at 12 dB gain and provides slew rate of 17,500 V/µs, harmonic distortion of -90 dBc at 200 MHz, and IMD3 of -90 dBc at 200 MHz. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Audio Converter preserves tone of musical instruments.

November 6, 2014

Featuring rugged construction, SC800A preserves tone of musical instruments via active circuitry that extends reach and audio fidelity for professional audio engineers and musicians. This 48 V, phantom powered direct box converts unbalanced outputs of passive musical instruments, such as acoustic guitar and bass, to balanced, mic-level signals that can be connected to audio consoles and mic preamps. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

Ka-Band HPA and Block Upconverter serves SatComm applications.

October 29, 2014

Intended for use in single-carrier satellite communications, 5.72 x 4.51 x 1.63 in. HMC7053 block upconverter and 5.0 x 4.51 x 1.145 in. HMC7054 high-power amplifier (HPA) operate in 29–31 GHz frequency output range and feature -60 dBc SFDR performance. Ka-band block upconverter features 1–2 GHz dual input IF at 0 dBm typ and 20 dB conversion gain. Ka-band HPA achieves linear output power of 37 dBm, offers 42 dB small signal gain, and operates at 5 V while drawing 14 A. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Stereo Class-D Power Amplifier delivers 20 W per channel.

October 28, 2014

Housed in 28-pin TSSOP package, Model IS31AP2110 optimizes audio quality for multimedia applications, such as sound bars, LCD projectors, and HDTVs. Adjustable power limit function and dynamic temperature control enable quality audio playback without external heat sink. Eliminating need for input resistors, 4 digitally selectable gain settings from 20–36 db ensure optimized input matching to minimize noise. Advanced output stage permits use of ferrite bead filters for EMC compliance. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Linear RF Amplifiers operate from 0.8-9.5 GHz.

October 17, 2014

With gain performance from 18–32.5 dB, Coaxial GaAs PHEMT MMIC-based Amplifiers are suited for commercial and defense applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, and commercial 2-way radio. Units offer gain flatness from ±0.5 dB to ±2 dB and third order intercept levels from 38.5–47 dBm. Rated for -55 to +85°C operation, amplifiers are fully matched internally for input and output at 50 Ω. Read More