Coaxial RF and microwave limiting amplifiers for EW and microwave receivers introduced by Pasternack

IRVINE, Calif. – Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing coaxial broadband limiting RF and microwave amplifiers for electronic warfare (EW), microwave receivers, and broadband communications systems.

Jun 20th, 2017
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

IRVINE, Calif. – Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing coaxial broadband RF and microwavelimiting amplifiers for electronic warfare (EW), microwave receivers, and broadband communications systems.

The amplifiers, which cover frequencies from 1 GHz to 18 GHz, are to protect sensitive microwave receivers by limiting excessive input power which could potentially create unwanted distortion or even damage the receiver.

These RF amplifiers offer an input dynamic range between -61 dBm to +20 dBm, high gain levels of 40 to 80 dB typical while exhibiting gain flatness performance of ±1 dB depending on the specific model.

Additionally, these limiting amplifiers offer a limited range of output power, between 15 and 19 dBm, with a saturated power output deviation of ±0.5 dB over the frequency range, independent of the input.

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Pasternack's wideband limiting amplifiers are housed in hermetically sealed packages and are designed to operate in temperatures from -30 to 70 degrees Celsius. Over-voltage protection is installed externally, and the amplifiers are matched internally for 50 Ohm input and output.

Pasternack's five models of limiting amplifiers include the PE15A6002 which features 60 dB of gain and supports 1 GHz to 2 GHz frequency range; the PE15A6015 which features 40 dB of gain and supports 2 GHz to 4 GHz; the PE15A6007 which features 80 dB of gain and frequency range of 2 GHz to 6 GHz; the PE15A6008 which features 40 dB of gain and a frequency range of 2 GHz to 8 GHz; and the PE15A6012 which offers 40 dB of gain and a frequency range of 6 GHz to 18 GHz.

For more information contact Pasternack online at www.pasternack.com.

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