Pasternack launched a new series of low noise amplifiers (LNAs) that are perfect for use in electronic warfare, ECM, microwave radio, VSAT, satcom, radar, space systems, R&D, prototype/proof of concept and test and measurement applications.

Pasternack’s new series of input protected LNAs feature GaN semiconductor technology which provides robust input power protection. GaN semiconductors ensure state-of-the-art performance with excellent power-to volume ratio that is ideal for broadband high power applications. These amplifiers offer excellent thermal properties and a significantly higher breakdown voltage that results in tolerating higher RF input power signal levels while maintaining excellent low noise figure performance. This is done without the need of an input protective limiter circuit that is required for other semiconductor technologies and could contribute to higher noise figure levels.

These new input protected LNAs cover desirable microwave and mmWave frequency bands that complement Pasternack’s existing portfolio of input protected LNA’s that cover lower RF frequencies. Features and options include broadband frequencies ranging from 1 to 23 GHz, high gain up to 46 dB typical, low noise figures as low as 1.5 dB typical and high RF input power handling up to 10 watts CW. Additionally, these LNAs boast a rugged, mil-grade compact coaxial designs and SMA connectors.

Pasternack’s new input protected low noise amplifiers are in-stock and available for immediate shipping with no minimum order quantity required.