Pasternack Debuts New RF Amplifier

Offers performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz
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IRVINE, CALIF.—RF, microwave and millimeter wave product provider Pasternack has introduced a new rackmount variable gain RF amplifier with performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz, the PE15A7000. The 19-inch rack mounted unit is designed for lab use and test and measurement applications.

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The broadband frequency coverage for the RF amplifier is 100 MHz to 18 GHz with high gain levels of 50 dB minimum over a temperature of -40 degrees to 85 degrees Celsius. It features integrated digitally controlled attenuators with a dynamic range of up to 60 dB with a 1 dB step size. A 6.5 dB noise figure and 14 dBm output P1dB is its typical performance.

The package comes with a front panel LED display with manual control dial and SMA connectors. There is also a nine pin D-Sub Miniature connector on the rear panel. In addition, the amplifier is environmentally sealed and meets a series of MIL-STD-202F test conditions.

The amplifier can manually control the gain level with precise attenuation step size over a wide frequency band; or the included RS-232 serial cable and Ethernet connection can be linked to a PC computer to command control for automated testing applications.

The PE15A7000 amplifier from Pasternack is in stock and available for shipping.