Microwave Journal

Pasternack releases new portable bench top RF amplifiers in time for IMS2015

May 14, 2015

Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announces their new lines of portable bench top amplifiers that cover extremely wide frequency bands up to 40 GHz. These rugged RF amplifier modules are designed to meet MIL-STD-202F environmental test conditions for humidity, shock, vibration, altitude and temperature cycle which makes them ideal for use inside high traffic test labs in industries such as aerospace, defense, optical, industrial, telecom and R&D.

Pasternack’s latest release of RF amplifiers includes 4 models covering multi-octave bandwidths between 1 and 40 GHz and exhibit flat gain response. The new bench top amplifiers offer up to 60 dB small signal gain with high dynamic range, low noise figure of 5 dB and output P1dB compression power ranges from +10 to +22 dBm. Additionally, these portable and compact amplifiers have an internal AC voltage power supply of 115-120 VAC @ 60 Hz, an operating temperature range -40° to +85°C and allow a storage temperature of -40° to +100°C. The 20 GHz modules use SMA female connectors, while the 40 GHz versions utilize 2.92 mm connectors.

The new ultra-broadband portable bench top RF amplifiers from Pasternack use a single AC voltage supply with internal voltage regulation, are fuse protected, and are designed with convenient front panel accesswith an on/off switch and RF input/output connectors. Each unit also comes with a 6 foot power cord. No export license is required for these products.

“This new line of portable bench top amplifiers is a great compliment to our broad and diverse RF amplifier portfolio,” explains Tim Galla, Active RF Components Product Manager at Pasternack. “These amplifiers also offer designers an ultra-broadband source for small signal gain from 1 GHz to 40 GHz in a small rugged package design, with convenient front panel access for the on/off switch and RF input/output connectors.”

Pasternack’s new portable bench top amplifiers are in-stock and available to ship now. You can view the new RF amplifiers by visiting http://www.pasternack.com/pages/Featured_Products/portable-bench-top-amplifiers.htm.

Visit Pasternack at IMS In Phoenix, Ariz., May 17-22, Booth # 3214.