Model: PEC-40-25-218-21-12-SFF-TTLVG 

PMI Model No. PEC-40-25-218-21-12-SFF-TTLVG is a variable gain amplifier that operates over the 2.0 to 18.0 GHz frequency range. This model has two gain states. In high gain model the gain is +40 dB and in low gain model the gain is +25 dB typically. The OP1dB is +20 dBm minimum and a maximum noise figure of 4.5 dB in maximum gain mode and 7.0 dB in minimum gain mode.  The gain model is controlled via TTL and switches between states in less than 500 ns. The amplifier is supplied with SMA(F) connectors and the housing measures 2.54" x 1.0" x 0.383".


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Unit Data

  PL21713 PL21735
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  PL21716 PL21894
  PL21734 PL21990

 

Specifications:

Frequency Range 2.0 to 18.0 GHz
Gain  
  @ -25 ºC Max Gain Position: +42 dB ±2 dB Max
Measured 41.94 dB ±1.82 dB

Min Gain Position: +27 dB ±2 dB Max
Measured 26.80 dB ±1.52 dB
  @ +25 ºC Max Gain Position: +40 dB ±2 dB Max
Measured 41.68 dB ±1.28 dB

Min Gain Position: +25 dB ±2 dB Max
Measured 26.71 dB ±1.43 dB
  @ +75 ºC Max Gain Position: +37 dB ±2 dB Max
Measured 40.94 dB ±1.47 dB
Min Gain Position: +22 dB ±2 dB Max
Measured 25.98 dB ±1.41 dB
Pout @1dB Compression  

  @ -25 ºC

  @ +25 ºC

  @ +75 ºC

Max Gain Position: +21 dB Min
Min Gain Position: +20 dB Min
Saturated Output Power Over Operating Temp Range
(Both Gains)
+26 dBm
Noise  
  @ -25 ºC Max Gain Position: +3.8 dB Max - Measured +3.12 dB
Min Gain Position: +6.0 dB Max - Measured +3.48 dB
  @ +25 ºC Max Gain Position: +4.5 dB Max - Measured +3.78 dB
Min Gain Position: +7.0 dB Max - Measured +4.31 dB
  @ +75 ºC Max Gain Position: +5.0 dB Max - Measured +4.44 dB
Min Gain Position: +8.0 dB Max - Measured +4.96 dB
VSWR In/Out 2.0:1 Max - Measured 1.67:1 In/1.43:1 Out
Input/Output Impedance 50 ohms Nom
Input Power (Without Damage) +20 dBm CW Max
In-Band Harmonics @ or Below the 1 dB Compression Point -10 dBc Min
Pulse Rise Time with input signals up to 20 dBm < 5 ns
Pulse Overshoot with input signals up to 20 dBm < 0.5 dB
Pulse Droop with the following pulses up to 250 µs in duration input signal up to -20 dBm < 2.0 dB
Pulse Recovery Time with the following pulses up to 250u in duration inputsignal up to -20 dB 15 ns
Gain Switching Time <500 ns
Gain Switch Control TTL High "1" - Max Gain
TTL Low "0" - Min Gain
DC Supply

780 mA Max @ +12 V ±5% Max Gain Position -
Measured 33 2mA @ Max Gain Position

610 mA Max @ +12 V ±5% Min Gain Position -
Measured 332 mA @ Min Gain Position

Environmental Ratings:

Temperature:  -55 ºC to +85 ºC Operating
 -65 ºC to +125 ºC Non-Operating
 Humidity:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 103B Cond. B
 Shock:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 213B Cond. B
 Vibration:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 204D Cond. B
 Altitude:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 105C Cond. B
 Temperature Cycle:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 107D Cond. A