8 April 2010


CTT launches 1–18GHz LNA covering more than four octaves

CTT Inc of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, which designs and manufactures GaAs and GaN-based solid-state microwave amplifiers and subassemblies for defense electronics and commercial communications markets, has launched a compact low-noise amplifier (LNA) offering noise figures of less than 2.5dB (typical) over an instantaneous bandwidth of more than four octaves (1–18GHz).

The new LNA will find use in a wide range of RF and microwave applications including radar imaging and spread-spectrum, as well as ultra-wide bandwidth applications including the related instrumentation for each.

The AMX/0118-3026 is based on GaAs pHEMT technology with input and output impedance matching, and is available as a drop-in package or with SMA connectors.

In addition, the new LNA’s ‘automated friendly’ design increases consistency of performance, making design-in more cost effective for system designers and manufacturers alike, says the firm.

CTT will be exhibiting the new LNA at the 2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium in Anaheim, CA, USA (23–28 May).

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