High-Linearity Broadband LNAs Offer Optimal IP3 Headroom
Mon, 09/22/2008 - 12:45pm
Endwave Corporation releases three high-linearity broadband low-noise amplifiers which preserve signal purity by minimizing the nonlinear contributions. These amplifiers simultaneously achieve several high performance characteristics in a wideband design, and they are available in three frequency bands: 0.5 to 2 GHz (JCA02-4000), 2 to 4 GHz (JCA24-4001) and 4 to 8 GHz (JCA48-4000). They feature noise figures of under 2 dB up through C-Band, output P1dB levels of 24 dBm and output IP3 headroom levels of 15 dB or greater above the output P1dB compression point. In addition, the units deliver saturated output power levels approaching 27 dBm, they have impressive I/O return loss of 11 dB min. across the entire operating bandwidth, and they provide signal gain of 35 dB or more.