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Pasternack launches new 2 - 6 GHz GaN Power Amplifier

50W device makes port matching easier over wider bandwidths using lower loss components

Pasternack, a provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has announced a new 50W GaN coaxial power amplifier (PA) operating in the popular 2 to 6 GHz frequency band. 

According to the company, the PE15A5025's compact and rugged design delivers high levels of output power and efficiency and has the advantage of high output load impedance that makes port matching easier over wider bandwidths using lower loss components.

The new GaN power amplifier offers 50dB of small signal gain with a saturated output power level of +47dBm typical and 30 percent power added efficiency (PAE). While generating 50W of saturated output power under worst case conditions, the output harmonic response is -1dBc and spurious levels are kept at -70 dBc.

The amplifier requires a +28 Vdc power supply and is unconditionally stable. Other desired features include integrated voltage regulation, bias sequencing circuitry, DC control TTL logic, DC current monitoring, and over temperature shutdown at +90°C baseplate temperature for added reliability. 

Applications for the PE15A5025 amplifier include commercial and military radar, jamming systems, medical imaging, wireless communications and electronic warfare.

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