Technical Datasheet GT-1040A Microwave Power Amplifier 10 MHz to 40 GHz Broadband High-Power Instrumentation Amplifiers 34891 -Rev.A / US110718 Microwave Power Amplifier Advanced Amplifier Technology •• 10 MHz to 40 GHz eliminates band switching, reduces cost and complexity •• Solid-state technology for low noise, high reliability and long life •• Ideal for R&D Lab, ATE Systems, Wireless Communications and Defense EW applications The Giga-tronics GT-1040A Microwave Power Amplifier incorporates broadband MMIC-based architecture. These state-of-the-art amplifiers are based on solid-state parallel MMIC design with exceptionally wide bandwidth and high power. The unique circuit topology is highly reliable, with performance that excels where extremes of bandwidth and power are demanded. 34891-Rev. A/ US110718 The Giga-tronics GT-1040A Microwave Power Amplifiers provide excellent pulse fidelity, low intermodulation distortion, high linearity and superior gain flatness without the warm-up time, drift or aging issues of traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA). They feature low noise figure, low harmonics and spurious content, and are highly tolerant to load mismatch. 1 Microwave Power Amplifier Advanced Amplifier Technology The Giga-tronics GT-1040A Microwave Power Amplifiers offer linear high-power amplification across multi-octave bands. They are ideal for testing in R&D Lab, ATE Systems, wireless communications applications and Defense EW systems. The 10 MHz to 40 GHz frequency range allows broadband testing without band switching or swapping narrow band amplifiers resulting in faster and more accurate testing. The amplifiers can be used in wireless communications and component testing wherever a highly linear amplifier is needed. These microwave power amplifiers with excellent pulse fidelity are ideal for many Aerospace and Defense applications, including EW, ECM, ECCM, radar and satellite system signal simulation and testing. The GT-1040A is an ideal ATE system building block for boosting test signals to overcome cable and connector loss whenever long cable runs are needed in assembly bays, environmental test chambers or field locations. 34891-Rev. A/ US110718 The amplifier nominally provides 20 dB of gain over the 10 MHz to 40 GHz frequency range. The GT-1040A can be paired with a Giga-tronics 2440C 40 GHz Microwave Signal Generator or Giga-tronics 2540B 40 GHz Microwave Signal Generator, increasing the overall output power while preserving the synthesizer’s fast switching speed, modulation, and high signal fidelity. 2 Microwave Power Amplifier Technical Specifications Frequency Range GT-1040A 10 MHz to 40 GHz Output Power Output power is specified as minimum saturated power into 50 Ohm load with +5 dBm input, at 23°C ± 5°C Input power for normal operation should limited to +5 dBm maximum. Range Specifications 10 MHz to 500 MHz +23 dBm (200 mW) nominal, +20 dBm (100 mW) minimum 0.5 to 26.5 GHz +25 dBm (300 mW) nominal, +23 dBm (200 mW) minimum 26.5 to 40 GHz +23 dBm (200 mW) nominal, +20 dBm (100 mW) minimum Gain Flatness 34891-Rev. A/ US110718 Nominal gain is 20 dB, minimum gain > 15 dB. Gain flatness is specified as maximum variation with -5 dBm input and 50 Ohm load. 3 Range Specifications 10 MHz to 40 GHz ± 2.5 dB nominal, ±3.5 dB maximum Microwave Power Amplifier Technical Specifications Input and Output VSWR Input, 50 Ohms 2.0:1 nominal Output, 50 Ohms 2.0:1 nominal Additional Specifications Parameter Specifications Stability Unconditionally Stable Maximum Load VSWR 3:1 Maximum Input Power +17 dBm Third Order Intercept +30 dBm nominal Harmonic Distortion* < -30 dBc nominal Spurious* < -60 dBc nominal Reverse Isolation > 50 dB nominal Noise Figure < 8 dB nominal * Note: Harmonics measured at +10 dBm output power. Spurious measured at -5 dBm input power level Line Voltage 100 to 240 VAC, 47 to 440 Hz, Single Phase Line Power 20 VA maximum Operating Temperature 0°C to +50°C Storage Temperature -20°C to +75°C Dimensions 2.5” H x 6.8” D x 7.0” W (64 mm H x 173 mm D x 178 mm W) Weight 4.5 lbs (2 kg) RF Connectors 2.92 mm (f) 34891-Rev. A/ US110718 General Specifications 4 Ordering Information Giga-tronics has a network of RF and Microwave instrumentation sales engineers and a staff of factory support personnel to help you find the best, most economical instrument for your specific applications. In addition to helping you select the best instrument for your needs, our staff can provide quotations, assist you in placing orders, and do everything necessary to ensure that your business transactions with Giga-tronics are handled efficiently. Model Number Frequency Range GT-1040A Microwave Power Amplifier, 10 MHz to 40 GHz Giga-tronics Support Services At Giga-tronics, we understand the challenges you face. Our support services begin from the moment you call us. We help you achieve both top-line growth and bottom-line efficiencies by working to identify your precise needs and implement smart and result orientated solutions. We believe and commit ourselves in providing you with more than our superior test solutions. 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