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Extreme BW RF Amplifiers

We've developed several models of extremely wide bandwidth RF amplifiers, covering the frequency ranges from 5 KHz to 500 MHz, 5 KHz to 1 GHz, 5 KHz to 2 GHz, 555 MHz to 935 MHz and 5 KHz to 3 GHz. This amplifier was developed to provide high dynamic range amplification of communication signals starting from 5 KHz and up to 3 GHz. In addition to the Extreme Bandwidth RF amplifier, we've incorporated a design-adjustable equalizer at the amplifier input and an optional resistive power divider at the amplifier output, all integrated into the same package.

New! Extreme BW RF Amplifiers with +12V, +15V, 24V DC Supply, and New 50% Smaller M06 Package

We've recently designed the Extreme BW RF amplfiers to run off of +12V,+15V and 24V DC. Some measured data on the these parts is shown in the table below

Below is a list of parts we currenty have available. We are still adding to this list. If you don't see what you need, or would like us to quote an order, please contact us with the following information with the new model number( RAR - Mxx - Vxx - xx.x - Sxx.x - X )   Where the model number is in a format of Mxx = Package ,Vxx = DC Voltage, xx.x = Upper frequency, Sxx.x = Input Equalization and X = Output Ports (A = upper, B = Lower , and AB = both).

New Model Number Old Model Number Package DC Voltage Upper Frequency Input Equalization Output Ports Nominal Gain
(TYP)
Overall Gain Slope
(TYP)
Noise Figure Low Freq
(TYP)
Noise Figure High Freq
(TYP)
Pout 1dB Min
(TYP)
RAR-M04 V15-0.5-S0.0-A RPL0065-0-A M04 15 500 MHz 0 dB A 24.3 1.0 4.0 5.0 21.0
RAR-M04 V15-0.5-S1.0-A RPL0065-1-A M04 15 500 MHz 1 dB A 23.7 0.0 5.5 5.0 21.0
RAR-M04 V15-0.8-S0.0-A RPL0076-0-A M04 15 800 MHz 0 dB A 24.6 -1.81 3.8 4.5 19.28
RAR-M06 V12-0.935-S1.8-A RPL0141-1.8-A M06 12 935 GHz 1.8 dB A 22.72 0.00 5.00 20.00
RAR-M04 V24-2.00-S0.0-A RPL0040-0-A M04 24 2 GHz 0 dB A 22.42 -5.64 4.20 4.90 20.00
RAR-M04 V24-2.00-S7.0-A RPL0040-7-A M04 24 2 GHz 7 dB A 15.50 3.0 12.5 5.00 20.00
RAR-M04 V24-2.00-S7.0-AB RPL0040-7-AB M04 24 2 GHz 7 dB A
B
10.0
10.0
3.0
3.0
5.00 20.00
RAR-M04 V24-2.0-S0.0-A RPL0042-0-A M04 24 2 GHz 0 dB A 22.69 -5.89 15.00 5.00 20.00
RAR-M04 V24-2.0-S6.0-A RPL0042-6-A M04 24 2 GHz 6 dB A 18.78 1.15 11.28 5.22 20.23
RAR-M04 V24-2.0-S7.0-A RPL0042-7-A M04 24 2 GHz 7 dB A 17.94 2.89 13.00 5.00 19.87
RAR-M04 V24-2.0-S7.0-B RPL0042-7-B M04 24 2 GHz 7 dB B 17.73 2.61 12.30 5.37 19.87
RAR-M04 V24-2.0-S7.0-AB RPL0042-7-AB M04 24 2 GHz 7 dB A
B
12.07
11.98
1.84
1.83
5.00 20.00
RAR-M04 V24-2.0-S8.0-A RPL0042-8-A M04 24 2 GHz 8 dB A 17.68 3.72 11.00 5.00 20.00
RAR-M04 V24-2.15-S10.0-A RPL0040-10-A M04 24 90 MHz
2.15 GHz
10 dB A 8.00
13.80
0.00
8.00
5.00 20.00
RAR-M04 V24-3.0-S0.0-A RPL0055-0-A M04 24 3 GHz 0 dB A 21.12 -8.84 5.00 20.00
RAR-M04 V24-3.0-S8.0-A RPL0055-8-A M04 24 3.0 GHz 8 dB A 16.48 0.0 12.78 5.76 20.6
RAR-M04 V15-3.0-S8.0-A RPL0064-8-A M04 15 3.0 GHz 8 dB A 16.2 0.0 13.00 6.0 21.0
RAR-M06 V24-3.0-S8.0-A RPL0119-8-A M06 24 3.0 GHz 8 dB A 17.0 1.0 5.00 20.00
RAR-M06 V24-3.0-S8.0-AB RPL0119-8-AB M06 24 3.0 GHz 8 dB A
B
10.32
10.53
1.00
1.00
5.00 20.00
RAR-M04 V24-3.0-S12.0-A RPL0055-12-A M04 24 3.0 GHz 12 dB A 14.00 4.50 5.00 20.00
New Model Number Old Model Number Package DC Voltage Upper Frequency Input Equalization Output Ports Nominal Gain
(TYP)
Overall Gain Slope
(TYP)
Noise Figure Low Freq
(TYP)
Noise Figure High Freq
(TYP)
Pout 1dB Min
(TYP)

Now we have more choices for the Extreme BW RF Amplifiers:

Device Performance (5 KHz to 2 GHz Model RPL0040-X-Y)

The typical performance of the Extreme BW RF Amplifier design is provided below:

  • Frequency Range: 5 KHz to 2 GHz
  • Gain: 24 to 20 dB from 5 KHz to 2 GHz
  • Noise Figure: 4.0 to 5.0 dB from 10 MHz to 2 GHz
  • 1 dB Output Compression Point: 21 dBm typical
  • Third Order Output Intercept Point: 35-37 dBm typical
  • Input Voltage: +24 VDC (single voltage!)
  • Input current: 100 mA typical
  • Integrated Package Size: 1.9" L X 1.3" W X 0.4" H. This package includes input DC filter, input equalizer, and output resistive power divider
  • Input equalizer slopes are customizable (0-12 dB slope across the band)
  • Output resistive power divider can be "zeroed out" if not needed
  • Options for +12 to +15 VDC inputs with additional DC-DC converter and DC filter
  • Maximum RF input power: +13 dBm

Current Performance Data (5 KHz to 2 GHz Model RPL0040-X-Y)

We've taken quite a lot of data on the Extreme BW RF Amplifier. Some of the measured data is provided below

The current amplifier shown is referenced as follows:

RPL0040-X-Y, where

Extreme BW RF Amplfier Block Diagram

A block diagram of the Extreme BW RF Amplifier is shown below.

Extreme LB Amplifier block diagram

Preliminary Device Performance (5 KHz to 3 GHz Model RPL0055-X-Y)

The typical performance of the Extreme BW RF Amplifier design is provided below:

  • Frequency Range: 5 KHz to 3 GHz
  • Gain: 16.5 dB average from 5 KHz to 3 GHz (equalized)
  • Noise Figure: 12.8 dB to 5.8 from 10 MHz to 3 GHz
  • 1 dB Output Compression Point: 21 dBm typical
  • Third Order Output Intercept Point: 35-37 dBm typical
  • Input Voltage: +24 VDC (single voltage!)
  • Input current: 100 mA typical
  • Integrated Package Size: 1.9" L X 1.3" W X 0.4" H. This package includes input DC filter, input equalizer, and output resistive power divider
  • Input equalizer slopes are customizable (0-12 dB slope across the band)
  • Output resistive power divider can be "zeroed out" if not needed
  • Options for +12 to +15 VDC inputs with additional DC-DC converter and DC filter
  • Maximum RF input power: +13 dBm

Current Performance Data (5 KHz to 3 GHz Model RPL0055-X-Y)

Some of the measured data is provided below

The current amplifier shown is referenced as follows:

RPL0055-X-Y, where

Preliminary Device Performance (5 KHz to 3 GHz Model RPL0119-X-Y)

The typical performance of the Extreme BW RF Amplifier design is provided below:

  • Frequency Range: 5 KHz to 3 GHz
  • Gain: 17.0 dB average from 5 KHz to 3 GHz (equalized)
  • Noise Figure: 12.3 dB to 5.37 from 10 MHz to 3 GHz
  • 1 dB Output Compression Point: 20 dBm typical
  • Third Order Output Intercept Point: 35-37 dBm typical
  • Input Voltage: +24 VDC (single voltage!)
  • Input current: 100 mA typical
  • Integrated Package Size: 1.5" L X .92" W X 0.37" H. This package includes input DC filter, input equalizer, and output resistive power divider
  • Input equalizer slopes are customizable (8 dB slope across the band)
  • Output resistive power divider can be "zeroed out" if not needed
  • Options for +12 to +15 VDC inputs with additional DC-DC converter and DC filter
  • Maximum RF input power: +13 dBm

Current Performance Data (5 KHz to 3 GHz Model RPL0119-X-Y)

Some of the measured data is provided below

The current amplifier shown is referenced as follows:

RPL0119-X-Y, where

Extreme LB RF Amplfiers being built into an RF Module

In the picture below, 3 Extreme BW RF Amplfiers, a DC-DC Converter, and DC Filter are being assembled into a custom RF Module for one of our customers.

Extreme LB Amplifier Module assembly

If you would like us to quote an order for this amplifier, or custom design an Extreme BW RF Amplifier similar to this one, please contact us.

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