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Pasternack recently released brand new lines of USB-controlled RF/microwave and millimeter wave components, including amplifiers, attenuators and PIN diode switches. These new components are controlled and powered by a convenient USB 2.0 port with driverless installation, meaning no external power supply is required. The attenuators and PIN diode switches require an easy-to-use, downloadable software program which interfaces with any Windows-based computer.

Pasternack has released two models each of the amplifiers, switches and attenuators that cover extremely wide frequency bands up to 40 GHz. The modules are 50 ohm hybrid MIC designs that do not require any external matching components. All models operate over a broad temperature range of -40° to +85°C and, depending on the frequency, are available with either female SMA or 2.92 mm connectors.

The new USB-controlled amplifiers provide 12 dB gain, 10 dBm P1dB and 4.5 dB noise figure (typical) and operate from either 50 MHz to 18 GHz or 50 MHz to 40 GHz. The attenuators provide 30 dB attenuation with 1 dB step size and 5 to 8 dB insertion loss (typical) and are available in two programmable models that cover 100 MHz to 18 GHz or 100 MHz to 40 GHz. The SPDT switches have 3 to 5 dB insertion loss, 65 to 70 dB isolation and 6 µs switching speed (typical) and are available in two models that cover 500 MHz to 18 GHz or 500 MHz to 40 GHz.

Pasternack’s new USB-controlled components and downloadable software are in-stock and ready to ship. Each component is classified as EAR99.

Pasternack Enterprises Inc.
Irvine, Calif.
(866) 727-8376