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Low-Noise Amp Boosts 4 To 12 GHz

June 5, 2014
A compact coaxial LNS provide 1-dB typical noise figure from 4 to 12 GHz.

Among the many amplifiers and other components on display for satellite communications (satcom) and other high-frequency applications at the 2014 IMS Booth No. 325, model AMF-5F-04001200-12-10P from MITEQ is a coaxial low-noise amplifier (LNA) with maximum noise figure of 1.2 dB from 4 to 12 GHz, with typical noise figure of only 1 dB. Supplied with field-replaceable SMA connectors and measuring only 0.89 × 0.64 in., the LNA provides 39-dB gain from 4 to 12 GHz with minimum output power of +10 dBm at 1-dB compression and typical third-order output power (IP3) of +20 dBm. Designed for operating temperatures from -40 to +75°C, the amplifier draws only 250 mA current from a single +15-VDC supply. Available in a hermetic and RoHS version, the amplifier’s aluminum alloy housing provides excellent thermal performance in addition to being very small and light.

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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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