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Pasternack Introduces 8 To 46 GHz Active Frequency Multipliers

New off-the-shelf series uses GaAs PHEMT MMIC technology

Pasternack, a US provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released a new series of active frequency multipliers that simplify system designs by offering high output power levels.

These active frequency multipliers are building block components used in local oscillator (LO) chains for radar, communication receivers and frequency sources to extend frequencies and achieve optimal performance. They support multiple markets and applications including electronic warfare, electronic countermeasures, point-to-point radio, VSAT radio, test instrumentation and telecom infrastructure.

The PE88X-series active frequency (x2) multipliers double input frequencies ranging from 4 GHz to 23 GHz up to desirable mm-wave output frequencies from 8 GHz to 46 GHz. 

"Pasternack's new series of active frequency multipliers give designers the capability to double input frequencies up to 8 to 46 GHz millimeter wave bands.  These designs utilise efficient GaAs PHEMT semiconductor technology in compact coaxial packages that generate up to +17 dBm output power which can eliminate the need for additional external components in system level applications," said Tim Galla, active components product manager at Pasternack. "Active multipliers usually require long manufacturing cycles, but Pasternack offers all three models ready to ship right off the shelf."  

The multipliers require a single +5V DC supply.  Input/output RF ports are matched for 50 ohms and are DC blocked.  The compact drop-in package assemblies are hermetically sealed and support field replaceable 2.92mm connectors.  All models are RoHS and Reach compliant and designed to meet MIL-STD environmental test conditions.



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