New range of coaxial packaged tunnel diode detectors

Louise Smyth

Pasternack has introduced a new product line of coaxial packaged tunnel diode detectors. These are designed for prototype and proof-of-concept applications used in aerospace and defence, military and commercial radar, test and measurement, SATCOM applications and so on.

Pasternack’s offering includes 26 models of tunnel diode detectors that feature rugged Germanium planar construction and operate over octave and broadband frequencies that range from 100 MHz to 26 GHz. These zero-biased designs are available in both positive and negative video output polarities and offer efficient low-level signal detection. Another added benefit is a fast pulse response risetime of 5 nsec typical. 

They have 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°C to +115°C. All models are RoHS and REACH compliant and available in compact cylindrical packages that feature an SMA male RF input connector and an SMA female video output connector.