Crystek continues to enhance its product portfolio with the release of the RedBox Amplifier. Crystek’s model CRBAMP-100-6000 is a low noise general purpose connectorized amplifier covering a frequency range of 100 MHz to 6 GHz.

The amplifier is housed in a custom aluminum enclosure (1.25” x 1.25” x 0.59”) with three SMA connectors for both input and output as well as the power supply input. The unit operates from a single +5 V supply consuming only 60 mA. This broadband, low noise amplifier has a small-signal gain of 18 dB with an output power of 17 dBm (P1dB). It features a typical noise figure of 3.5 dB with an IP3 of +30 dBm.

The CRBAMP-100-6000 is ideal for use in applications such as IF or RF buffer amplifiers, base stations, high-reliability applications and general lab use for in-house testing. Pricing for the CRBAMP-100-6000 will start at $125 each through distributors.

For more information, visit Crystek at IMS 2008, Atlanta, GA, June 17-19, Booth 2215.