Compact Amplifier Drives 6 To 18 GHz

April 12, 2011
Solid-state amplifier specialist CTT has developed a compact amplifier capable of 40 W output power from 6 to 18 GHz. Based on gallium-nitride (GaN) monolithic-microwave-integrated- circuit (MMIC) device technology, the model AGM/180-4646 amplifier ...

Solid-state amplifier specialist CTT has developed a compact amplifier capable of 40 W output power from 6 to 18 GHz. Based on gallium-nitride (GaN) monolithic-microwave-integrated- circuit (MMIC) device technology, the model AGM/180-4646 amplifier delivers 46-dB gain with gain flatness of 2.5 dB across the 12-GHz bandwidth. The noise figure is rated at 8 dB. The minimum saturated output power is +44.5 dBm, with typical saturated output power of +46 dBm. Suitable for broadband jammers, the amplifier measures 4.14 x 3.0 x 0.68 in. and draws 6.6 A current from a +36-VDC supply.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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