Satnews Daily
November 28th, 2016

Home On The Range... RF, That Is...

Building on an already comprehensive range of portable satellite communications test equipment AtlanTecRF, a global RF and microwave components and equipment manufacturer, has launched a new range of bench instrument SATCOM Line Amplifiers.
The range, which are housed in lightweight bench instrument cases cover a frequency range from 10MHz to 31GHz and incorporate all SATCOM bands including L-, S-, C-, X-, Ku- and Ka-. All models provide 1 dB gain compression output power of at least +20 dBm with higher output levels optional up to 10 watts.

Base models have nominal gain of between 20 dB and 30 dB depending on the frequency range with options available for increased gain to 40 dB minimum. Gain control can be affected with the optional variable attenuators at input or output and these can be either manual or remote digital.

All models come in a 260x110x360 mm instrument housing with tilt handle and are operated from 80-240v, 50-60Hz A/C supplies. Common specifications include +/-0.5 dB gain flatness, -70 dBc spurious and an operating temperature range of between -10c and +50c. All models have SMA (F) input and output connectors as standard with the exception of the Ka band uplink frequencies to 31GHz which use 2.92mm (F).