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New IQ Mixers can be configured as Image Reject Mixers or as Single-Sideband Upconverters
Irvine, California - Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products,
has released six new IQ mixer models with RF and LO frequency bands ranging from 4 GHz to 38 GHz and
In-Phase and Quadrature IF bandwidths ranging from DC to 4.5 GHz. Typical applications include point-to-point
and point-to-multipoint radio, VSAT, Military Radar, EW, Satellite Communications, sensors, and test
and measurement equipment.
new IQ Mixer modules are composed of MMIC based assemblies which use a highly reliable
GaAs MESFET semiconductor process that consists of a pair of matched double-balanced mixer cells, a
90-degree hybrid and a 0-degree splitter/combiner. This level of integration offers advantages in size
and performance when compared to discrete module assemblies. With the addition of an external 90-degree
IF hybrid module, these IQ Mixers can be configured as an Image Reject Mixer or Single Sideband Upconverter
Mixer. Image rejection and sideband suppression can reduce overall system cost and complexity by removing
the need for preselection filtering.
The IQ Mixers' performance as an Image Reject Mixer (IRM) includes low conversion loss that ranges
from 7.5 to 10 dBm, high image rejection up to 35 dB typical, and LO to RF Isolation up to 42 dB typical.
These designs offer excellent linearity with input 1 dB compression as high as +20 dB typical and Input
IP3 as high as +35 dB typical. LO drive power ranges from +15 to +19 dBm.
These models are offered in hermetically sealed Kovar™ drop-in metal packages that are gold-over-nickel-plated
and support field-replaceable SMA connectors. All units are RoHS compliant, export classified as EAR99,
and guaranteed to meet MIL-STD-883 environmental test conditions for fine and gross leak and temperature
"Our comprehensive new line of IQ Mixers offers designers six new models that are extremely useful
for applications involving Image Rejection and Single Sideband Upconversion. Products like these usually
command very long lead-times, but Pasternack has all six models ready and available to ship today,"
said Tim Galla, Active Component Product Manager at Pasternack.
Pasternack's IQ Mixers are in-stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity.
For detailed information on these products, please visit
. For inquiries, Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.
Over the last 40+ years, a lot has changed in the RF and Microwave industries. However,
some things remain the same, like Customers' demand for a reliable source of quality
products supported by superior technical and customer service.
Since 1972, Pasternack has steadily grown by aligning its offerings to match the needs
of our Customers. We maintain an inventory of more than 40,000 products that are always
available which gives you access to products ranging from the rare, hard-to-find specials
to the broadest array of industry standards.
Today, Pasternack is a global supplier of RF and Microwave components supported by a
growing list of 19 International Distributors who service customers in more than 35
countries worldwide and partner with us in pursuit of our vision to be the world's most
recognized and trusted provider of urgently needed RF/Microwave components and assemblies.
Pasternack continues its mission to provide the users of RF and Microwave components
and assemblies the broadest and deepest selection of products available for same-day
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92614
Posted April 5, 2017