AGM-mini-drThe newly introduced model AGM-1005-15 is a miniature X-Band amplifier, available from stock, which can be used in either connectorised or drop-in configuration and which features high reliability screening to MIL-STD-883 as standard. Covering the frequency range 8 to 12 GHz, this amplifier utilises thin film and MMIC technology to provide a very versatile, economical and reliable gain module for microwave applications in communications, radar and defence equipment.

Geoff Burling, CEO of AtlanTecRF said, “This x-band miniature amplifier runs from a +15V DC supply to deliver over 18dBm of linear power at typical gain of 12dB and noise figure of 4dB at +25C. Gain flatness is +/-0.75dB max over the band and the input and output VSWRs are 2.0:1 maximum. “All units are tested over the temperature range of -55 to +85C and the MIL-STD-883 screening includes precap, stabilisation bake, temperature cycling, burn-in, acceleration, vibration as well as gross and fine leak”, Burling concluded. At around the size of a small postage stamp, the amplifier enables high density assembly and is also cascadeable for higher gain.