Pasternack Debuts New Line of High Power Linear RF Amplifiers

Brand New Coaxial GaAs MMIC-based High Power Amplifiers Released by Pasternack

October 9, 2014 – Irvine, CA - Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announces the release of eight new  high power linear amplifiers that provide accurate signal amplification across a multitude of commercial and defense applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, commercial two-way radio, and many others. These GaAs PHEMT MMIC-based amplifiers operate from 0.8 GHz to 9.5 GHz and can be used as high power output amplifiers or driver amplifiers depending upon the system architecture.

Pasternack’s new high power  RF amplifiers provide a choice of gain levels, frequency ranges, power outputs, and exhibit gain performance ranging from 19 dB to 32.5 dB. These amps also offer competitive gain flatness from ±0.5 dB to ±2 dB and excellent third order intercept levels (IP3) from 38.5 dBm to 47 dBm. The company’s linear RF amplifiers are offered in various frequency ranges with optimized performance over the pertinent range and are specially designed to ensure the robustness of the modules and ease of use through features such as mounting holes in the body of the aluminum enclosure which assures a more effective heat dissipation path.  

The superior performance of Pasternack’s high power amplifiers is achieved through using GaAs PHEMP MMIC circuitry along with advanced hybrid integration techniques. The amplifiers are fully matched internally for input and output at 50 ohms which eliminates the customers’ need for any sensitive external RF tuning components. All of the new amplifiers are rated for operation over a -55°C to +85°C temperature range.            

“We are very pleased to offer this new family of GaAs MMIC-based broadband high power amplifier modules to the market as it brings additional diversity and versatility to our growing RF amplifier offering”, says Michael Rachlin, Director of Product Management at Pasternack. “Providing our industry with a comprehensive selection of market-leading amplifier solutions available for immediate shipment is a key strategic objective for Pasternack because it eliminates our customers’ burden of extended lead times which is common throughout the industry.”

Pasternack’s new GaAs MMIC-based high power linear amplifiers are available today from stock. You can view the new amplifiers by visiting

About Pasternack

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 same-day shipping.

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