IF Amp Boosts 50 MHz To 6 GHz

Feb. 4, 2010
Model PSA-0012+ is an intermediate-frequency (IF) amplifier from Mini-Circuits with an extremely broad frequency range of 50 to 6000 MHz. Based on e-PHEMT device technology, it offers 16-dB typical gain at 1 GHz and 10.6-dB typical gain at 5 GHz. It ...

Model PSA-0012+ is an intermediate-frequency (IF) amplifier from Mini-Circuits with an extremely broad frequency range of 50 to 6000 MHz. Based on e-PHEMT device technology, it offers 16-dB typical gain at 1 GHz and 10.6-dB typical gain at 5 GHz. It exhibits 2.4-dB typical noise figure at 1 GHz, with a noise figure of typically 3.2 dB at 5 GHz. Output power at 1-dB compression is typically +21.8 dBm at 1 GHz and +21.9 dBm at 5 GHz. The output third-order intercept point reaches typically +34 dBm at 1 GHz. Supplied in a compact SOT-363 package, it is pin-for-pin compatible with the model MAALSS0012 IF amplifier from M/A-COM making it suitable as a replacement part. The IF amplifier typically draws 74 mA from a +5-VDC supply and is ideal for cellular, WLAN, and WiMAX wireless communications applications.

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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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