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Waveguide frequency mixers from Pasternack operate up to 0°C

26 Nov 2015

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Pasternack has announced mm-wave waveguide frequency mixers available in six down-conversion and six up-conversion models that cover full Ka, Q, U, V, E and W bands. The devices are aimed at designs that use high performance GaAs Schottky barrier beam lead diodes in balanced configurations that require a 13dBm LO drive and display low levels of conversion loss.

Waveguide frequency mixers

Pasternack's waveguide mixers, also referred to as waveguide converters, are a key building block component of mm-wave receivers used to down-convert very high frequency signals to usable RF frequencies for cost effective signal processing. They are also very useful for test and measurement applications to convert signals to frequency levels that can be measured with available equipment. Similarly, these mixers can be used to efficiently up-convert RF signals to mm-wave frequencies for point-to-point radio and mm-wave radar applications.

The waveguide frequency mixers operate over RF and LO frequency bands ranging from 26.5GHz to 110GHz with an IF frequency covering DC to 18GHz. Depending on the model, conversion loss ranges from 6dB to 9dB typical with 20dB typical RF to LO isolation. Maximum RF input power is 5dBm and performance is specified over an operating temperature of zero to 50°C. Rugged gold plated package designs are thermally stable for high reliability and feature compact dimensions with integrated waveguide sizes ranging from WR-28 to WR-10.

The waveguide mixers from Pasternack are in-stock and ready to ship.

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