Low noise amplifiers (LNA) are a critical component in essentially every radar receiver and satellite communications system. With systems moving to higher frequencies, designers are seeking components with lower noise figure, better over-temperature performance and lower size, weight, power and cost.
HASCO’s new line of broadband E-, W- and V-Band LNAs cover the frequencies from 53 to 110 GHz and offer system designers off-the-shelf options for meeting higher frequency system requirements. The LNAs use advanced RF device technology to achieve low noise figure, gain to 23 dB, wide bandwidth and lower power consumption. The LNAs are available with various input and output coaxial connectors and waveguide ports to better match the LNA to the required frequency band. They are biased with a higher voltage, between 7.5 and 12 VDC, and have internal reverse bias protection to ensure rugged and reliable operation.
HASCO currently offers three models in the broadband line: 1) HWLNA12-E2304, covering 67 to 90 GHz, with 4 dB typical noise figure across the full band and 23 dB gain; 2) HWLNA10-W10045, covering 75 to 110 GHz, with 4.5 dB typical noise figure across the full band and 20 dB gain; and HWLNA15-V2004, covering 53 to 65 GHz, with 4 dB typical noise figure across the full band and 20 dB gain.
HASCO’s broadband mmWave LNAs are designed to improve the performance of radar, communications and instrumentation systems, anywhere a low system noise figure is important. In addition to amplifiers, HASCO offers virtually all RF/microwave component functions, including connectors, adapters, cable assemblies, antennas, attenuators, circulators, crystal oscillators, detectors, directional couplers, filters, frequency multipliers, isolators, mixers, phase shifters, power dividers, oscillators, switches, terminations and waveguide.