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Believed to be the first of its kind, the new BOX-010200 amplifier from AtlanTecRF provides a portable and rugged gain block for situations where cordless operation is either essential or preferred. It is a self-contained battery powered wide band amplifier, providing 25 dB of gain across the whole 1 to 20 GHz frequency range with typically +13 dBm output power at the 1 dB gain compression point and 3 to 5 dB noise figure. The fully charged battery has a typical run time of 24 hours and standby time of 28 days.
Geoff Burling, AtlanTecRF CEO, stated, “This amplifier will provide a distinct advantage to those who either do not have or do not want additional power input cables within the test environment and we believe the concept to be completely new in the RF/microwave industry.”
The MIC design utilizes GaAs PHEMT distributed amplifier MMIC technology, together with proprietary matching circuits within a robust die-cast aluminum alloy housing which also contains a rechargeable NiMH battery. A battery charger is supplied with each unit. The amplifier is also fitted with precision type N connectors, male input and female output as standard.
Measuring 175 by 80 by 60 mm, the amplifier is enclosed in a matt black housing with a choice of either axial or radial connector locations and options of male/female precision type N, SMA or other connector series. It is intended for use in a wide range of applications where corded input power is either unavailable or undesirable, such as within anechoic chambers for EMC testing, at remote antenna sites or alongside portable radar, countermeasures and communications test equipment.
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