The APM-6848 from Marki Microwave is a low phase noise amplifier that operates from 2 to 29 GHz. This 2-stage amplifier provides a saturated output power of 21 dBm, a small signal gain of 23 dB with a noise figure of 6 dB. It can handle up to 20 dBm of input power and has a phase noise of -165 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset from the carrier frequency.
This amplifier uses GaAs HBT technology for low phase noise and is optimized to provide enough power to drive the LO port of an S-diode mixer from 2 GHz to 20 GHz or of an H or L diode mixer from 2 GHz to 32 GHz.
This RoHS-compliant amplifier is available as a wire bondable die or in a connectorized module. It can be operated with a variety of bias conditions for both low power and high-power applications such as mobile test and measurement equipment, radar and satellite communication, 5G transceivers, and driver amplifier for S, H, and L-diode mixers.