Broadband RF Power Splitter supports DC to 2 GHz operation.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in 28-lead MLP, PS12000 is built on 20 GHz complementary bipolar process and can provide either 3 differential output signals or 6 single-ended outputs. Input signal is initially boosted through high-linearity (+20 dBm IIP3, +50 dBm IIP2), 6 dB gain buffer before being split to 3 differential output drivers. Two output drivers include 0 to -40 dB AGC stage, allowing signal levels to be adjusted as required or effectively switched off.

Original Press Release:

Plessey Semiconductors Introduces PS12000 - 3 to 6 Channel RF Power Splitter

Plymouth, ENGLAND - Plessey Semiconductors today announced the introduction of its PS12000 3/6 Channel DC to 2GHz Power Splitter. The PS12000 is built on Plessey's 20GHz complementary bipolar process and provides a highly linear power splitter for broadband RF or video signals.

The PS12000 is a broadband RF power splitter that can provide either three differential output signals or six single-ended outputs. The input signal is initially boosted through an ultra high linearity 6dB gain buffer before being split to the three differential output drivers. Two of these output drivers include a 0 to -40dB AGC stage allowing signal levels to be adjusted as required or effectively switched off. The datasheet describes in detail how the various input and output signals can be matched to meet individual system needs including 75 Ohm or 50 Ohm. The device's key performance parameters are;

  • Broadband operation up to 2GHz
  • High linearity: +20dBm IIP3 and +50dBm IIP2
  • 8dB noise figure and >40dB AGC range
  • Gain tracking error <1dB

    The PS12000 is offered in a 28 lead MLP package; samples are available now and the part will be in volume production from April. The device is supported by a comprehensive datasheet and an evaluation board is available on request.

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    About Plessey Semiconductors Limited
    Plessey Semiconductors are the leading experts in the development and manufacture of semiconductor products used in sensing, measurement and controls applications. Plessey's products are found in a wide range of markets including communications, manufacturing, medical, defence, aerospace and automotive. Plessey designs their products specifically for high performance applications and include image sensors, RF components, and power management devices. Plessey's suite of state-of-the-art process technologies enables high frequency, high precision and high voltage products that are available in high temperature and radiation tolerant options.

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