Pasternack has added a new family of low noise amplifiers (LNA) capable of high gain and broadband performance between 9 kHz and 18 GHz that can be used across a wide spectrum of military and commercial applications. A total of 14 new LNAs are offered that provide customers with a choice of noise figures, gain levels, frequency ranges and power outputs depending on the intended use.
The new LNA category exhibits excellent broadband performance from 9 kHz to 18 GHz, noise figures between 0.8 and 3 dB, gain levels from 25 to 50 dB, gain flatness from ±0.75 to ±1.25 dB and power output levels (P1dB or Psat) between 10 and 18 dBm. The high performance of these LNAs is achieved using a hybrid microwave integrated circuit design and advanced GaAs PHEMT technology. The LNAs are connectorized SMA modules that are unconditionally stable and include built-in voltage regulation, bias sequencing and reverse bias protection for added reliability. All of the LNAs use a DC voltage supply of 12 V and range in current supply from 75 to 300 mA with an operating temperature of -40° to +75° or +85°C, depending on the device.
Depending on the intended application, both hermetically sealed and non-hermetically sealed versions are available. The LNAs are fully matched internally for input and output impedances of 50 ohms, which eliminates the customers need for any sensitive external RF tuning components. The LNAs are all EAR99 (no export license required) and are in-stock and ready to ship same-day.