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October 15, 2015
1.0 PMI Model: SDLVA-18G40G-65-CD-292FF
PMI's Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA)has been designed using cutting edge GaAs technology providing stunning performance and reliability. Its compact package makes it an optimum solution for high speed channelized receiver applications. It has a dynamic range of 65 dB, log slope of 25 mV / dB, a nominal video bandwidth of 32 MHz, and operates between the 18.0 to 40.0 GHz frequency range.
2.0 PMI Model No. PFT-7R5G17R5G-5BT-8BD-640K
PMI's High Speed 5-Bit Frequency Translator features 8 independently calibrated bands for better amplitude and phase accuracy, resulting in excellent carrier suppression over narrower frequency ranges. It operates over the frequency range of 7.5 to 17.5 GHz.
3.0 PMI Model No. PFT-8G18G-5BT-8BD-640K
PMI's high speed 5-Bit Frequency Translator features 8 independently calibrated bands for better amplitude and phase accuracy, resulting in excellent carrier suppression over narrower frequency ranges. It operates over the frequency range of 8.0 to 18.0 GHz.
4.0 PMI Model: PE2-15-30M26R5-5R5-18-12-SFF
PMI's 0.03 to 26.50 GHz Low Noise Amplifier provides a typical gain of 15 dB while maintaining a maximum gain flatness of ±2.0 dB. The typical noise figure is 5.5 dB with a minimum OP1dB of +16 dBm.
5.0 PMI Model: PTRAN-100M18G-SFB-3UVPX-10HP-MAH
PMI's transceiver fits into a 3U open VPX form factor utilizing the high speed VITA 67 RF connector. This unit up-converts a 100 MHz to 4.0 GHz transmit signal to the 2.0 to 18.0 GHz range. It also down-converts a 100 MHz to 18.0 GHz received signal to the 100 MHz to 4.0 GHz intermediate frequency range for analog to digital conversion. A receive filter bank incorporates a 2-way absorptive switch to select an input along with two 6-way switches allowing one of six filter paths to be chosen. A filter bank is used also on the transmit path with two 6-way switches allowing one of six filter paths to be chosen. The unit is made to attach to an FPGA controller card allowing for total solution in a 10HP (2") form factor.
6.0 PMI Model: PLNA-30-10M6G-P1dB22-120VAC
PMI's gone portable! This portable amplifier operates over the 10.0 MHz to 6.0 GHz, frequency range. This model provides a typical gain of 30 dB with an output P1dB of +22 dBm. This amplifier features an illuminated push button On/Off switch in a small package.
7.0 PMI Model: PEC-20-200M6G-3R0-25-SFF
PMI's 200 MHz to 6.0 GHz, Low Noise Amplifier, has a gain of 20 dB with ±1.5 dB flatness, an OP1dB of +25 dBm minimum, and a noise figure of 3.5 dB. This unit is supplied with SMA female connectors.
8.0 PMI Model: P1T-DC40G-65-T-24FM-1NS
PMI's Absorptive, Single Pole, Single Throw Pin Diode Switch operates from DC to 40 GHz. This model incorporates a TTL compatible driver for easy system integration.
About Planar Monolithics Industries (PMI)
Planar Monolithics was founded basically to take advantage of the growing demand in monolithic-based products using the hybrid MIC/MMIC technology innovations that are mushrooming in a big way all over the world. High performance and reliable products can be obtained by using this technology. Planar Monolithics will meet these requirements. Planar Monolithics organization has been setup to design, develop, manufacture, test, and market complex state-of-the-art hybrid RF/microwave and monolithic integrated circuits (MIC/MMIC) and components, and hybrid MIC/MMIC supercomponents and subsystems. Planar Monolithics provides its unique products for applications in space, military, communications, telecommunications, commercial, and consumer electronics systems.
Posted October 15, 2015