Teledyne e2v HiRel has announced the availability of a rad-tolerant X-Band Low Noise Amplifier for use in demanding high reliability, space and defense applications. The model TDLNA001013 is an LNA that has been developed on 0.15 μm InGaAs pHEMT technology. It will be available as die and is qualified per MIL-PRF-38534 Class K-equivalent.
The TDLNA001013 LNA leverages monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design techniques that deliver superior performance in the X-band communication channel. It delivers a gain of 26 dB from 8 GHz to 12 GHz while maintaining a noise figure of less than 1.4 dB and an output power (P1dB) of 12 dBm. The Class K-equivalent element evaluation is performed per wafer.
“Today we’re releasing our first LNA for space applications,” said Brad Little, General Manager of Teledyne e2v HiRel. “With a noise figure of less than 1.4 dB and the ease that comes from requiring only a single supply voltage, we believe this new product will make system designs easier for space-based communication and general radar applications.”
The TDLNA001013 is TID radiation tolerant to 100 krad (Si), making it an excellent choice for satellite communication systems by increasing the power of a radio signal with little of the noise and distortion that can degrade digital signals. Devices are available for ordering and shipment, from Teledyne e2v HiRel or an authorized distributor, with the option of Classes H- or K-equivalent screening. They are shipped from the DoD Trusted Facility in Milpitas, California.
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