Pasternack Enterprises, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has announced the release of eight new high power linear amplifiers that provide accurate signal amplification across a multitude of commercial and defence applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, commercial two-way radio, and many others. These GaAs PHEMT MMIC-based amplifiers operate from 0.8 GHz to 9.5 GHz and can be used as high power output amplifiers or driver amplifiers depending upon the system architecture.
Pasternack’s new amplifiers provide a choice of gain levels, frequency ranges, power outputs and exhibit gain performance ranging from 19 dB to 32.5 dB. These amps also offer competitive gain flatness from ±0.5 dB to ±2 dB and excellent third order intercept levels (IP3) from 38.5 dBm to 47 dBm. The company’s linear RF amplifiers are offered in various frequency ranges with optimised performance over the pertinent range and are specially designed to ensure the robustness of the modules and ease of use through features such as mounting holes in the body of the aluminium enclosure, which assures a more effective heat dissipation path.
The high performance of the amplifiers is achieved through using GaAs PHEMP MMIC circuitry along with advanced hybrid integration techniques. The amplifiers are fully matched internally for input and output at 50 ohms, which eliminates the customers’ need for any sensitive external RF tuning components. All of the new amplifiers are rated for operation over a -55°C to +85°C temperature range.
“We are very pleased to offer this new family of GaAs MMIC-based broadband high power amplifier modules to the market as it brings additional diversity and versatility to our growing RF amplifier offering,” says Michael Rachlin, director of Product Management at Pasternack.