- Buyers Guide
Mini-Circuits' new PGA-106 series of amplifiers deliver a winning combination of high dynamic range, low noise, and flat gain, fine-tuned to meet specific customer demands across a wide range of 75 Ω systems.
The PGA-106-75+ model is ideal for CATV forward path implementations, offering 17 ± 0.8 dB of gain all the way from 50 MHz to 1.5 GHz. Performance is highly linear, with an IP3 up to 37 dBm, IP2 of 50-60 dBm, and low noise figure of only 3.3 dB typ. CSO & CTB (-56 & -72 dBc, respectively), are also excellent, especially in light of its tiny SOT-89 case and low DC power consumption, typically only 116 mA at 5V.
For CATV return path amplification, the company's new PGA-106R-75+ covers 5+ octaves from 5 to 250 MHz with exceptionally flat gain — 17.9 ± 0.1 dB — across the entire band! Output power at 1 dB compression is consistent across frequencies as well, at 19.8±0.3 dBm. Its high dynamic range is typified by an IP3 of 34 dBm and IP2 of 62 dBm, with a noise figure reaching below 3dB, and remaining less than 6 dB even outside the stated operating range, all the way down to 10 MHz.
For 75 Ω satellite systems, PGA-106W-75+ delivers excellent performance from 950 to 2150 MHz. Gain is consistent at 15.8 ± 1.1 dB, with a P1dB of 19.5 dBm typ. The high IP3 of 35.6 dB is typically 13-15 dB above compression, with an IP2 from 50-60 dBm, and a low noise figure at 3-4 dB. And like the rest of its “siblings,” it does it all with consistently low DC power requirements of 5V/116 mA typ, in a tiny SOT-89 package with excellent thermal characteristics
For more information on these, and all the rest of Mini-Circuits' newest products, go to the New Product Announcements section at www.minicircuits.com.