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Millimeter Wave Antennas

60-GHz-WR-15-Antennas-SQ (3)Pasternack Enterprises has launched a family of high frequency, WR-15 waveguide antennas, which are perfectly designed for high-bandwidth applications including point-to-point links, GigE wireless LAN, millimeter radiometry, uncompressed HD video, FMCW radar, millimeter scintillometry, campus networks, and multi-gigabit wireless communications.

Offered in this release are four high gain WR-15 horn antennas operating between 50 GHz and 70 GHz and are available in 20 dBi, 24 dBi, 34 dBi and 42 dBi gain models. Pasternack’s WR-15 waveguide horn antennas pairs seamlessly with the recently added 60 GHz transmit/receive development system (PEM003-KIT) which enables companies to experiment and develop applications in the globally-unlicensed 60 GHz frequency band. Using two of Pasternack’s WR-15 beam antennas rated to 42 dBi gain (PE9881-42), a user is able to transmit and receive a 60 GHz signal at a distance of one kilometer (km), making these antennas an ideal solution for high frequency point-to-point backhaul.

Also available in this new release is Pasternack’s new omni-directional millimeter wave antenna (PE-W15A001), a vertically polarized WR-15 waveguide connected antenna using a standard UG387/U flange that operates between 58 GHz and 63 GHz. This omni-directional millimeter wave antenna has a 30 degree vertical beam width and a 360 degree horizontal gain variation, making it ideal for short range wireless communications, indoor networks, high frequency applications and 60 GHz development systems. The millimeter wave omni-directional antenna is constructed with a durable brass waveguide input and light-weight aluminum body. www.pasternack.com

Series of Low-PIM Cable Jumpers

Pasternack Enterprises has introduced a series of low PIM cable jumpers with form-able coax. These new assemblies are designed for low passive intermodulation (PIM) applications including use in black boxes, test equipment racks and cabinets and DAS.

Formable-low-PIM-Cables-Assemblies-SQ (3)Pasternack’s low PIM-form-able cables are made using a tin-filled braid that produces a hand form-able, solid outer conductor wall, making them perfect for installation into tight places. These RF cables are available with two different coax diameters sizes including 0.163 inch and 0.276 inch and connector options include 7/16 DIN, 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN, Type N and SMA. The robust connectors’ TriMetal plating, soldered connection point and precise coaxial cable construction produce reliable low-PIM performance for the life of the assembly.

The form-able cable jumpers boast PIM performance of -160 dBc and 1.25:1 VSWR. Between-series configurations can be ordered with SMA, Type N, and 7/16 DIN connector combinations, while in-series cables using 4.1/9.5 Mini DIN connectors are also available. Pasternack’s low-PIM jumpers operate from DC up to 6 GHz depending on the desired configuration. www.pasternack.com

 

Family of Low-noise Amplifiers

Low-Noise-Amplifiers-SQ (2)Pasternack Enterprises has released a new family of low-noise amplifiers (LNA) capable of high gain and broadband performance between 9 KHz and 18 GHz. A total of 14 new low-noise amplifiers provide a choice of noise figures, gain levels, frequency ranges and power outputs depending on the intended use. Options include  noise figures between 0.8 dB to 3 dB, gain levels from 25 dB to 50 dB, gain flatness from ±0.75 dB to ±1.25 dB and power output levels (P1dB or Psat) between 10 dBm and 18 dBm. The performance of these low noise amplifiers is achieved using a hybrid microwave integrated circuit design and advanced GaAs PHEMT technology.

The amplifiers are connectorized SMA modules that are unconditionally stable and include built-in voltage regulation, bias sequencing and reverse bias protection for added reliability. Depending on the intended application of these RF amplifiers, both hermetically sealed and non-hermetically sealed versions are available. The low noise amplifiers are fully matched internally for input and output at 50 ohm, which eliminates the customers need for any sensitive external RF tuning components. www.pasternack.com

Medium-Power Broadband Amplifiers

Pasternack Enterprises has released ten 1-Watt and 2-Watt broadband amplifiers for applications from 2 GHz to 18 GHz. The performance of these broadband RF amplifiers is achieved using a hybrid microwave integrated circuit design and advanced GaAs pHEMT technology. The connectorized SMA amplifier modules are unconditionally stable and include built-in voltage regulation, bias sequencing, and reverse bias protection for added reliability. Over-voltage protection has been installed externally for easy repair. These RF amplifiers are fully matched internally for 50 Ohm input and output, which eliminates the need for any additional sensitive external RF tuning components.

All ten new broadband amplifiers from Pasternack are housed in hermetically sealed modules and will operate from -55°C to +85°C. This comprehensive RF power amplifier product offering provides customers a choice of gain levels, frequency ranges and power outputs for their specific requirements. Pasternack’s 1W and 2W broadband RF amplifiers are designed to perform in gain ranging from 32 dB to 48 dB, gain flatness from ±1 dB to ±2 dB at the higher frequency range of 12 GHz to 18 GHz, and high linearity levels (IP3) of 39 dBm to 42 dBm. www.pasternack.com