Automotive & Transportation

Pasternack Unveils Six Zero-Biased Waveguide Detectors

21 July 2015

Targeting aerospace, defense and commercial wireless applications, Pasternack has introduced a new range of high-performance zero biased waveguide detectors for the Ka, Q, U, V, E and W frequency bands. The waveguide detectors are used in product areas such as instrumentation, power detection, power monitoring, direct detection receivers, high frequency communications, radar, SATCOM, point-to-point radio, telecom, data links and R&D.

Six unique models cover a broad frequency range of 26.5 GHz to 110 GHz. Input ports use popular waveguide sizes ranging from WR-28 to WR-10 and video output ports use SMA female connectors. The detector circuits use high performance GaAs Schottky Barrier Beam lead diodes with extremely low junction capacitance. There is minimal sensitivity variation resulting in a flat frequency response across the entire waveguide band.

All waveguide detectors in the series are zero biased, eliminating the need for external DC bias or mechanical tuning. Package designs use rugged steel construction and are thermally stable. Performance is guaranteed over 0°C to 50°C. The detectors deliver negative output voltage polarity and typical voltage sensitivity levels range from -600 mV/mW to -3000 mV/mW.

The waveguide detectors are currently available.

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