Fairview Microwave Introduces New Family of GaAs RF Amplifiers
Fairview Microwave, a supplier of microwave and RF components, has released an expanded offering of broadband RF amplifiers operating in octave bands between 0.5 and 40 GHz with noise figures ranging from 2.5 to 6dB across the entire frequency range.
Fairview Microwave's new broadband amplifier portfolio consists of 18 part numbers to choose from that are commonly employed in a wide spectrum of military and commercial applications including wireless communications, telecom infrastructure, radar, electronic warfare, sensors, test instrumentation, microwave backhaul and many others. These wideband amplifiers feature highly efficient GaAs PHEMT semiconductor technology with 50Î© hybrid MIC circuits that are enclosed in environmentally sealed metal packages with nickel or gold plating.
The new RF amplifiers have gain levels ranging from 20dB to 48dB, gain flatness as low as Â±0.5 dB and power output ratings (P1dB) from 20 mW to 2 Watts. DC voltage supply ranges from +8.5 to +15Vdc while bias current ranges from 125 mA to 2500 mA. These broadband amplifiers utilise either stainless steel SMA or 2.92mm connectors and some of the modules are hermetically sealed with field replaceable connectors. The 2.92mm connectorized model operates to 40GHz.
"The expansion of our offering of active RF components is an ongoing company initiative to help meet the demand of our customers and the market," says Brian McCutcheon, VP and general manager at Fairview Microwave. "This new portfolio of broadband amplifiers is a sign of commitment to our customers that we will continue to be their on-demand source for all urgently needed RF products."