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Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released their new 2016 RF Product Guide. The company’s new 264 page catalog contains thousands of in-stock products such as a greatly expanded portfolio of RF amplifiers and electromechanical switches, the industry’s largest selection of RF cable assemblies and hundreds of other passive, active and test & measurement components.
Pasternack announces their expanded offering of gallium nitride (GaN) coaxial power amplifiers that includes GaN-based models featuring very high gain levels from 43 to 60 dB across mostly broad frequency bands ranging from 30 MHz to 7.5 GHz. Saturated output power levels range from 10 to 100 W with 20 to 35% power added efficiency. The thermal efficiency of GaN technology enables these assemblies to be integrated into smaller more compact coaxial packages.
Pasternack introduces a line of bi-directional amplifiers that are used for sending and receiving radio signals in key applications. The new bi-directional RF amplifiers consist of 2 narrow band models that operate in L-Band (1.35 to 1.39 GHz) and S-Band (2.4 to 2.5 GHz). These designs utilize highly linear Class AB LDMOS semiconductor technology. A general purpose broadband model is also featured which covers 30 MHz to 3 GHz and uses Class A GaAs semiconductors.
Pasternack introduces a large portfolio of in-stock general purpose multi-market coaxial packaged electromechanical switches for RF, microwave and millimeter wave applications. These new electromechanical switches are uniquely qualified for use in numerous applications including military communications, radar, commercial and military aviation, SATCOM, test & instrumentation, medical equipment and others.
Pasternack has introduced a family of continuously variable waveguide attenuators with performance up to 110 GHz. The waveguide attenuators can vary the attenuation level from 0 to 30 dB over the specified band allowing the user to dial in the attenuation level needed for the application as well as allowing the designer to see how the system will perform at various signal strengths These attenuators also boast flat performance across a wide band low insertion loss.
Pasternack has expanded their portfolio of general purpose VNA calibration kits with new 50 and 75 ohm versions. Three economical versions including a 50 ohm 3.5 mm calibration kit up to 26.5 GHz, a 3.5 mm kit up to 8.5 GHz , and a 75 ohm Type-F calibration kit operating to 3 GHz. These new VNA calibration kits complement the company’s existing models which include a 3.5 mm kit operating to 26.5 GHz (PE5500-KIT) and a Type-N kit operating to 18 GHz (PE5501-KIT).
Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, is rolling out a collection of high performance zero biased waveguide detectors that exhibit optimum performance in Ka, Q, U, V, E and W frequency bands. These waveguide detectors are widely deployed in various aerospace, defense and commercial wireless applications used in instrumentation, power detection, power monitoring, direct detection receivers and more.
Pasternack microwave and millimeter wave products, unveils a family of instrumentation grade directional waveguide couplers boasting accurate performance up to 110 GHz. In this release there are 28 unique models in seven popular frequency bands including K, Ka, Q, U, V, E and W bands. The couplers are offered in two physical configurations, standard waveguide and split block waveguide and are also available in both E Bend and H Bend designs.
Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has introduced a new portfolio of solid state, high power amplifiers. These coaxial packaged RF amplifiers cover UHF, VHF, L, S and C frequency bands and are widely employed in applications such as electronic warfare, instrumentation, military communications, radar, SATCOM, telecom, data links, medical devices and many others.