Broadband Amp Boasts Flat Gain

Nov. 18, 2010
Model YSF-2151+ is one member of the new MSiP series of flat-gain amplifiers from Mini-Circuits. With a wide bandwidth of 900 to 2150 MHz, the surface-mount amplifier provides 20-dB nominal gain flat within 0.4 dB. It also features a wide dynamic range, ...

Model YSF-2151+ is one member of the new MSiP series of flat-gain amplifiers from Mini-Circuits. With a wide bandwidth of 900 to 2150 MHz, the surface-mount amplifier provides 20-dB nominal gain flat within 0.4 dB. It also features a wide dynamic range, with +20 dBm output power at 1-dB compression and a third-order intercept point of +35 dBm. The noise figure is a relatively low 2.8 dB. The self-contained amplifier includes all matching, bias, and DC-blocking circuitry in its compact 5 x 6 mm package. Other members of the MSiP amplifier line include the 900-to-3200-MHz model YSF-322+ and the 3300-to-3800-MHz model YSF-382+ amplifier.

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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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