Covering UHF, VHF, L, S and C frequency bands, Pasternack has announced a portfolio of solid state, high power, coaxial packaged RF amplifiers. The devices are designed for use in applications such as electronic warfare, instrumentation, military communications, radar, SATCOM, telecomms, data links and medical devices.
The 22 models released have output power levels greater than 10W that cover broadband frequencies from 150kHz to 7,500MHz. Solid state 50Ω hybrid MIC designs use GaN, GaAs or LDMOS transistor technology that offers high dynamic range and allows gain levels ranging from 40 to 60dB. The typical gain variation of these amplifiers is ±1.5dB. Some amplifier models have output P1dB levels ranging from 10 to 50W, while some devices have output saturated power levels ranging from 40 to 50dBm.
All of the high power amplifiers in this product family have single voltage supplies which are internally regulated and the circuits are enclosed in environmentally sealed metal packages. These rugged coaxial packages withstand environmental conditions like humidity, altitude, shock and vibration, with each module designed with stainless steel SMA female connectors. Each SSPA from Pasternack is classified as EAR99.
Tim Galla, Product Manager, Active RF Components, Pasternack, commented: “Pasternack offers designers one of the most comprehensive selections of high performance SSPA’s, which focus on UHF to C band frequencies for a variety of applications in multiple markets. These high gain, high power modules utilise leading edge semiconductor technology, with the benefit of high efficiency and high dynamic range.”
The high power solid state RF amplifiers are available in-stock and ready to ship now.