Articles by Pasternack Enterprises Inc., Irvine, Calif.

Mobile-Friendly Version of Pasternack.com

Mobile-Website-SQPasternack has just launched its new mobile website which marries powerful parametric search capabilities with a sleek, simplified and user-friendly interface that is specifically intended for smart phones and tablets. Pasternack’s main objective with the new mobile site was to provide engineers in the field the easiest, most intuitive process for searching and finding any of the company’s +40,000 RF components and cable assemblies.


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Threshold Detectors

Threshold-Detectors-SQPasternack’s latest release of threshold detectors consists of 3 unique models covering broadband frequency bands from 2 to 40 GHz. Designs incorporate gain stages for higher dynamic range that cover input power levels ranging from -45 dBm to 0 dBm with a typical threshold variation over frequency of ± 0.5 dB. One model supports a fixed threshold while the other 2 models support an adjustable threshold setting.


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2016 RF Product Guide

2016 Catalog CoverPasternack 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.


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Gallium Nitride Coaxial Power Amplifiers

GaN-Power-Amplifiers-SQPasternack 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.


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Bi-Directional Amplifiers

Bi-Directional-Amplifiers-SQPasternack 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.


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Electromechanical Switches

General-Purpose-Electromechanical-RF-Switches-SQPasternack 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.


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Family of Continuously Variable Waveguide Attenuators

Millimeter-Wave-Continuously-Variable-Waveguide-Attenuators-SQPasternack 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.


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General Purpose VNA Calibration Kits

General-Purpose-VNA-Calibration-Kits-SQPasternack 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).


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