Pasternack Unveils New Zero Biased Waveguide Detectors Utilizing GaAs Schottky Barrier Beam Lead Diodes
July 20, 2015
Irvine, CA - Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, rolls
out a brand new collection of high performance zero biased
waveguide detectors that exhibit optimum performance in Ka, Q, U, V, E and W frequency bands. These waveguide
detectors are widely deployed in various aerospace, defense and commercial wireless applications used in instrumentation,
power detection, power monitoring, direct detection receivers, high frequency communications, radar, SATCOM, point-to-point
radio, telecom, data links and R&D.
Pasternack's latest release of waveguide detectors consists of 6 unique models covering a broad frequency range
of 26.5 GHz to 110 GHz. The input ports use popular waveguide sizes ranging from WR-28 to WR-10, while the video
output ports utilize SMA female connectors. The detector circuits use high performance GaAs Schottky Barrier Beam
lead diodes with extremely low junction capacitance. These designs perform with minimal sensitivity variation resulting
in a flat frequency response across the entire waveguide band.
waveguide detectors from Pasternack are all zero biased, so no external DC bias or mechanical tuning is required.
The package designs utilize rugged steel construction and are thermally stable. Integrated waveguide connectors
make the outline extremely compact. Performance is guaranteed over 0°C to +50°C. These detectors offer negative
output voltage polarity for a variety of applications. Typical voltage sensitivity levels range from -600 mV/mW
to -3000 mV/mW. "This selection of waveguide detectors utilize high performance GaAs Schottky Barrier Beam lead
diodes that exhibit high sensitivity performance in Ka, Q, U, V, E and W bands without external DC bias or mechanical
tuning," explains Tim Galla, Active Components Product Manager at Pasternack. "Designers will find them particularly
useful for applications which involve instrumentation, power detection, power monitoring and direct detection receiver
All of the new waveguide detectors from Pasternack are in-stock and ready to ship now. For detailed information
on these products, please visit the
Pasternack Waveguide Detector web page. Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.
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 July 20, 2015