Fairview Microwave, a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, has several active components that cover broad RF & microwave frequency bands. For medical applications, components such as coaxial RF amplifiers can find their way into patient monitoring and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems supporting the testing and scanning functions. Also they can be deployed in hospital communication systems to boost wireless transmission networks to replace older wired systems. The frequency range can be from .5 to 40 GHz and power levels up to 50 dBm.
The company has released an extensive portfolio of in-stock cost effective coaxial packaged low noise RF amplifiers for the availability market. These low noise amplifiers boast outstanding performance that covers wide octave RF frequency bands from 9 KHz to 3 GHz and can be used across multiple markets for a wide variety of applications including electronic warfare, military communications, SATCOM, receivers, fiber optic communication systems, transportation systems, wireless base stations, patient monitoring systems, radio astronomy and university R&D labs.
These new coaxial amplifiers from Fairview are all priced less than $500.00 USD for 1 unit, and provide system designers and engineers a convenient and cost-effective source of immediately available RF amplifier solutions. These amplifiers exhibit exceptional noise figure levels as low as 0.5 dB and high IP3 linearity up to 37 dBm. The 50 ohm hybrid circuits require no external matching components and are enclosed in rugged metal packages with SMA connectors making them environmentally sealed from harsh elements. Designs perform across the full operational temperature range of -40° to 85°C.
Fairview Microwave’s latest offering of RF amplifiers have P1dB levels up to 23, low VSWR and are unconditionally stable. Most of the amplifier designs use advanced GaAs PHEMT semiconductors for highly linear performance and high efficiency. Single DC Positive Voltage supply ranges from 12 to 15 Vdc, while Bias Current ranges from 40 to 190 mA.