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CTT, Inc Announces New, Compact, GaN-Based Solid-State Power Amplifiers Designed for a Wide Range of X-Band Frequency Applications

CTT, Inc Announces New, Compact, GaN-Based Solid-State Power Amplifiers Designed for a Wide Range of X-Band Frequency Applications


SUNNYVALE, CA, - - - CTT, Inc. announces a new family of compact, GaN-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) operating in the 7.0 to 11.0 GHz frequency range for a wide variety of commercial, industrial and military microwave applications. CTT’s latest compact SSPA designs offer as much as 100 Watts of Output Power in a compact package. This new line is engineered specifically to meet the stringent requirements imposed by many multi-function system designs.

The 7.0 to 11.0 GHz segment of X-Band is one of the more “Application Rich” portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Some of the most notable and highly diverse applications include: digital high-capacity, 140/155Mbit/sec data point-to-point links; 7.9 to 8.4 GHz uplinks for MILSatcom; radar applications including Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Electronically Scanned Array (ESA) and Active ESA (AESA) as employed by civil, military and government agencies; simulators and test equipment; and electronic defense, in the seemingly paradoxical role in selective jamming of each and every one of the other applications, on demand.

This new family of CTT GaN power amplifiers is unique in the versatility of the GaN-based building blocks, that are at the heart of this design, in that they can be configured mechanically as well as electrically allowing for a variety of gain, power and packaging solutions. CTT engineers have developed a proprietary, open architecture/common platform of these GaN-based power amplifiers which relies on advanced coupler design and unique substrate material selection. The result is modular amplifiers offering efficiency and high output power. Both military and commercial configurations can benefit from improvements in: Reduced Size and Weight, Higher Efficiency, Wider Bandwidth, Reduced Cost, and System Power Efficiency.

Model AGW-110-4760 as a traveling wave tube (TWT) replacement, general purpose, wideband amplifier provides a minimum CW output power of 50 Watts across the entire 7.0 to 11.0 GHz frequency range. Electrical specifications include 60 dB of Gain, and 47 dBm of CW Power Saturation (Psat). With operation at 28VDC, quiescent current (without RF input) is approximately 6 Amps, rising to no more than 14 Amps at full saturated output. At 7.5 GHz, efficiency is typically more than 25%.

Model AGW-110-5056-P provides up to 100 Watts of pulse power at selected 1 GHz segments of the 7.0 to 11.0 GHz frequency band. The amplifier specifications offer 56 dB of Gain, and 50 dBm of Pulsed Saturated Power. In pulsed operation, at 30 VDC, quiescent (undriven) current is less than 6 Amps with no more than 16 Amps at pulse saturation making this an attractive solution where supply power is limited, as in UAVs and SAR.

The new amplifiers come in a compact package which measures only 4.32 inch (L) x 4.5 inch (W) x 0.68 inch (H). Both of the amplifiers are also available in rack-mount configurations. In addition, the new SSPA’s “automated friendly” design increases consistency of performance, making design-in more cost effective for system designers and manufacturers alike. CTT offers the addition of a variety of custom engineered options (CEOs) including, for example, TTL control.

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CTT, Inc Announces New, Compact, GaN and GaAs Solid-State Power Amplifiers for Radar, EW and Mulit-Function Systems Design

CTT, Inc Announces New, Compact, GaN and GaAs Solid-State Power Amplifiers for Radar, EW and Mulit-Function Systems Design


SUNNYVALE, Calif. - - - CTT announces a New 4-page Power Amplifiers Short Form Catalog that was introduced at IMS2013 in Seattle, Washington. The catalog features more than 75 models developed for radar, EW and multi-function systems design. The amplifiers feature Narrowband CW, Narrowband Pulsed, Wideband (CW) and Ultra-Wideband (CW) coverage. Frequency coverage is from 0.1 to 18 GHz. CTT's family of solid-state amplifiers are finding applications in many of the next generation of high-performance communications, instrumentation and medical systems where high power is required.

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CTT, Inc Announces 39 New, Compact, GaN Solid-State Power Amplifiers Which Provide As Much As 160 Watts of Output Power

CTT, Inc Announces 39 New, Compact, GaN Solid-State Power Amplifiers Which Provide As Much As 160 Watts of Output Power


SUNNYVALE, CA, - - - CTT, Inc. announces a new family of compact, GaN-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) operating in the 6.4 to 11.0 GHz frequency range for a wide variety of RF and microwave applications including commercial, industrial and military radar applications. CTT’s latest compact SSPA designs offer as much as 160 Watts of Output Power in a compact package.

Engineered specifically to meet the stringent requirements imposed by many modern radar designs, CTT’s family of 39 GaN-based power amplifiers (AGN and AGW Series), perform a wide range of functions. Whether the radar is narrowband, wideband or ultra-wideband, operating in pulsed or CW mode, CTT’s GaN power amplifiers are an especially attractive choice for new multifunction radar systems that effectively conserve weight, space and power consumption though the combination of several stand-alone radars into a single system.

CTT engineers have developed a proprietary open architecture/common platform of these GaN-based power amplifiers which relies on advanced coupler design and unique substrate material selection. The result is a selection of adaptable, modular amplifiers requiring only a single supply voltage. Both military and commercial configurations can benefit from improvements in: Increased Sensitivity, Reduced Size and Weight, Higher Efficiency, Wider Bandwidth, Reduced Cost, and System Power Efficiency.

CTT’s new SSPAs include 15 models for Narrowband applications operating from 7.8 to 10.7 GHz in Continuous Wave (CW) mode. There are 12 models for Narrowband (< 10% bandwidth) applications operating from 8.5 to 10.7 GHz in Pulsed mode. For Wideband and Ultra-Wideband applications there are 12 models which operate from 6.4 to 11.0 GHz in CW mode.

CTT Model Number AGN/105-4957-P offers 9.5 to 10.5 GHz frequency operation with operating input power requirements of 13.8 Amps @ +30 Volts DC. Additional specifications include a minimum of +57 dB of Gain, Power Saturation (Psat) performance is 80 Watts, Min. The compact package measures only 4.32 inch (L) x 4.5 inch (W) x 0.68 inch (H). In addition, the new SSPA’s “automated friendly” design increases consistency of performance, making design-in more cost effective for system designers and manufacturers alike.

RF and microwave designers can see this new SSPA and obtain additional specifications and a 4-page brochure at CTT’s booth #2414 during the 2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, June 17-22, 2012 in Montreal, Canada.

CTT, Inc., established in 1981, is a privately-held company located in Silicon Valley. The Company designs and manufactures GaAs and GaN-based solid-state microwave amplifiers and subassemblies for the domestic and international defense electronics and commercial communications markets.

For additional information contact:
CTT, Inc, 241 East Java Drive, Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089, Phone: 408-541-0596, Fax: 408-541-0794, Web: www.cttinc.com.

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CTT, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW, COMPACT, 6-18 GHz POWER AMPLIFIER WHICH PROVIDES 40 WATTS OF OUTPUT POWER

CTT, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW, COMPACT, 6-18 GHz POWER AMPLIFIER WHICH PROVIDES 40 WATTS OF OUTPUT POWER


CTT, Inc. announces a new, compact, solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) operating in the 6.0 to 18.0 GHz frequency range for a wide variety of RF and microwave applications. This amplifier design provides good efficiency, high operating temperature range and small size.

CTT’s latest compact SSPA is a GaN-based MMIC design that offers 40 Watts of Output Power in a compact package. Additional specifications include a minimum of +46 dB of Gain, Max., Gain Flatness of ±2.5 dB, Noise Figure of 8.0 dB. Power Saturation (Psat) performance is +44.5 dBm, Min. and +46.0 dBm, Typ.

This new SSPA will find use in a wide range of applications including wideband jamming for both ship-based and airborne usage. The new SSPA is also suitable for next generation jamming designs.

CTT Model Number AGM/180-4646 is based on GaN MMIC technology with operating requirements of +36 Volts, DC and 6.6 A, Typ., of DC Current.

The compact package measures only 4.14 inch x 3.0 inch x 0.68 inch. In addition, the new SSPA’s “automated friendly” design increases consistency of performance, making design-in more cost effective for system designers and manufacturers alike.

RF and microwave designers can see this new SSPA and obtain additional specifications at CTT’s booth #2302 during the 2011 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, June 5-10, 2011 in Baltimore, MD.

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NEW, COMPACT, 1-18 GHz LOW-NOISE AMPLIFIER THAT COVERS MORE THAN FOUR OCTAVES

CTT, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW FAMILY OF 1-18 GHz LOW-NOISE AMPLIFIERS COVERING MORE THAN FOUR OCTAVES


CTT, Inc. announces a new family of compact, low-noise amplifier (LNA) operating in the 1.0 to 18.0 GHz frequency range for a wide variety of RF and microwave applications.

CTT’s family of LNAs offer noise figures of less than 2.5 dB (Typical) over an instantaneous bandwidth of more than four octaves (1 through 18 GHz).

These compact LNAs will find use in a wide range of applications including radar imaging, spread-spectrum, and a myriad of ultra-wide bandwidth applications including the related instrumentation for each. CTT’s AMX family of LNAs is based on GaAs pHEMT technology with input and output impedance matching. The compact LNAs are available as a drop-in package or with SMA connectors.

In addition to offering ultra-broadband noise performance, the amplifiers provides three gain options to match system performance budget requirements with sufficient power output suitable for driver applications. The new LNA’s “automated friendly” design increases consistency of performance, making design-in more cost effective for system designers and manufacturers alike.


MODEL
NUMBER
Frequency
Response

(GHz)
Gain
(dB)
Gain
Flatness
(±dB)
Noise
Figure
(dB)
P1dB
(±dBm)
 Case
  Min Min Max Max Min~Max  

AMX/0118-3011 1–18 11 1.50 3.0 6 M4
AMX/0118-3021 1–18 21 1.75 3.0 12 M5
AMX/0118-3028 1–18 28 2.0 3.0 16 M7


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