Pasternack has launched a new line of bi-directional amplifiers designed to transmit high-quality signals and amplify receive signals with an advanced LNA (low noise amplifier) to maximise data rates. The new amplifiers are ideally suited to UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and robotics telemetry and tactical communications applications.
The new models bring Pasternack’s portfolio of bi-directional amplifiers to total of six different models. The comprehensive solutions cover popular VHF/UHF, L, S, C and broadband RF frequency bands that range from 0.225 MHz to 5.875 MHz. All amplifiers are compact, rugged military-grade units enclosed in environmentally-sealed, SMA-connectorized housings, and also feature either quick-connect or D-SUB connectors for DC and control functions.
The amplifiers deliver sensitive receiver performance with 2.5 dB noise figures, and some models incorporate highly efficient GaN semiconductor technology. Transmit output Psat levels range from 8 to 20 Watts, boosting performance of data links and transmitters. The units also feature manual or auto-sensing transmit/receive control with fast switching times of 1-2 µsec.
Tim Galla, Product Line Manager at Pasternack, commented: “Pasternack’s new selection of bi-directional amplifiers offers higher frequency capability and GaN technology with higher efficiency, which is ideal for broadband RF telemetry, tactical communication and unmanned aerial vehicle applications.”