USB Controlled RF Amplifiers, Attenuators and PIN Diode Switches Up to 40 GHz Unveiled by Pasternack
March 30, 2015
Irvine, CA - Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products,
releases their brand new lines of
USB controlled microwave and millimeter wave components which includes amplifiers, attenuators and PIN diode
The new components from Pasternack are controlled and powered by a convenient USB 2.0 port with driverless
installation, meaning no external power supply is required. The attenuators and PIN diode switches require an
easy-to-use downloadable software program which interfaces with any Windows computer. The company is releasing
two models each of the amplifiers, switches and attenuators that cover extremely wide frequency bands up to 40
GHz. The modules are 50 Ohm hybrid MIC designs that do not require any external matching components.
Pasternack’s new USB controlled amplifiers offer typical performance of 12 dB gain, 10 dBm P1dB, a 4.5 dB
noise figure and operate over a 50 MHz to 18 GHz band or 50 MHz to 40 GHz band. The attenuators offer typical
performance of 30 dB attenuation, 5 to 8 dB of insertion loss, a 1 dB step size and are available in two
programmable models that cover 100 MHz to 18 GHz and 100 MHz to 40 GHz. Lastly, the SPDT switches offer typical
performance 3 to 5 dB of insertion loss, 65 to 70 dB isolation, a 6 µsec switching speed and are available in
two models that cover 500 MHz to 18 GHz and 500 MHz to 40 GHz. All models operate over a broad temperature range
of -40°C to +85°C and depending on the frequency, are available with either female SMA or 2.92mm connectors.
“Pasternack now offers a complete selection of high performance broadband USB controlled amplifiers,
attenuators and switches. The USB 2.0 connection is convenient and innovative, utilizing a computer interface to
power and control these devices for ease of use,” says Tim Galla, Active RF Components Product Manager at
Pasternack’s new USB controlled components and downloadable software are in-stock and available now. You can
view these components by visiting
About Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier that offers
the industry’s largest selection of passive and active RF, microwave and millimeter wave products available for
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92614
Posted March 31, 2015