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Pasternack intros USB-controlled microwave, mm-wave devices

Posted: 13 Apr 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Pasternack? RF amplifier? PIN diode switches? attenuator? USB?

Pasternack has announced its latest line-ups of USB controlled microwave and millimetre wave components that includes amplifiers, attenuators and PIN diode switches. According to the company, the latest devices are controlled and powered by a USB 2.0 port with driverless installation, meaning no external power supply is required.

The attenuators and PIN diode switches require an easy-to-use downloadable software programme that interfaces with any Windows computer, added Pasternack. The company is releasing two models each of the amplifiers, switches and attenuators that cover extremely wide frequency bands up to 40GHz. The modules are 50 hybrid MIC designs that do not require any external matching components.

USB-controlled devices from Pasternack

Pasternack's USB-controlled amplifiers offer typical performance of 12dB gain, 10dBm P1dB, a 4.5dB noise figure and operate over a 50MHz to 18GHz band or 50MHz to 40GHz band. The attenuators offer typical performance of 30dB attenuation, 5dB to 8dB of insertion loss, a 1dB step size and are available in two programmable models that cover 100MHz to 18GHz and 100MHz to 40GHz. Lastly, the SPDT switches offer typical performance 3dB to 5dB of insertion loss, 65dB to 70dB isolation, a 6s switching speed and are available in two models that cover 500MHz to 18GHz and 500MHz to 40GHz. All models operate over a broad temperature range of -40C to 85C and depending on the frequency, are available with either female SMA or 2.92mm connectors.

Pasternack's USB controlled components and downloadable software are in-stock and available.

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