0.1 GHz to 20.0 GHz - Broadband



    • Low-Noise
    • Low Cost
    • Standard Package (AL Series)
    • Aluminum Package with Removable Connectors
    • Frequency Coverage from 0.2 GHz to 20 GHz
    • Designed to Meet MIL-STD-883
    • Custom Engineered Options (CEOs)

0.1 GHz to 20.0 GHz - Broadband
Low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) are, by design and application, small signal amplifiers, intended to be the primary signal booster in RF subsystems; especially those where link-margins are critical.

Since overall LNA performance is determined largely by the first stage of amplification, CTT has combined its many years of experience in characterizing these devices with its expertise in the design of matching circuits to optimize noise figure performance.

CTT has developed an extensive "Library" of device parameters and compatible matching solutions, which allow predictable, repeatable noise performance. This "Library" is the basis for CTT's automated module production capability, which has been able to virtually triple module production efficiency.

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Gain Flatness NF P1dB VSWR Vdc Current Request
MODEL NUMBER Freq. (dB) (±dB) (dB) (dBm) In/Out Volts (mA) Case For
  (GHz) Min Max Max Min Max   Typ   Quote

ALX/010-1030 0.1-1.0 30 1.50 1.0 10 2.0:1 12~15 180 HC2 RFQ

ALX/040-1530 0.1-4.0 30 1.50 1.5 10 2.0:1 12~15 180 HC2 RFQ

ALX/020-2810 0.2-2.0 10 0.75 2.8 8 2.0:1 12~15 60 HC2 RFQ
ALX/020-2822 0.2-2.0 22 1.25 2.8 12 2.0:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALX/020-2830 0.2-2.0 30 1.25 2.8 15 2.0:1 12~15 160 HC2 RFQ
ALX/020-3525 0.2-2.0 25 1.25 3.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 220 HC2 RFQ
ALX/020-3535 0.2-2.0 35 1.50 3.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 260 HC2 RFQ
ALX/020-5812 0.2-2.0 12 1.00 5.8 20 2.0:1 12~15 150 HC2 RFQ

ALM/020-1515 0.5-2.0 15 0.75 1.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALM/020-1530 0.5-2.0 30 1.00 1.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 160 HC2 RFQ
ALM/020-2015 0.5-2.0 15 0.75 2.0 15 2.0:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALM/020-2030 0.5-2.0 30 1.00 2.0 15 2.0:1 12~15 160 HC2 RFQ
ALM/020-2045 0.5-2.0 45 1.50 2.0 15 2.0:1 12~15 240 HC2 RFQ
ALM/020-2210 0.5-2.0 10 0.75 2.2 8 2.0:1 12~15 60 HC2 RFQ
ALM/020-2222 0.5-2.0 22 1.00 2.2 12 2.0:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALM/020-2230 0.5-2.0 30 1.00 2.2 15 2.0:1 12~15 160 HC2 RFQ
ALM/020-2240 0.5-2.0 40 1.25 2.2 15 2.0:1 12~15 240 HC4 RFQ
ALM/020-3026 0.5-2.0 26 1.00 3.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 220 HC2 RFQ
ALM/020-3036 0.5-2.0 36 1.50 3.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 260 HC2 RFQ
ALM/020-3046 0.5-2.0 46 1.50 3.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 340 HC4 RFQ
ALM/020-5515 0.5-2.0 15 1.00 5.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 150 HC2 RFQ

ALM/040-2210 0.5-4.0 10 0.75 2.2 8 2.0:1 12~15 70 HC2 RFQ
ALM/040-2222 0.5-4.0 22 1.00 2.2 12 2.0:1 12~15 100 HC2 RFQ
ALM/040-2230 0.5-4.0 30 1.25 2.2 15 2.0:1 12~15 160 HC2 RFQ
ALM/040-2240 0.5-4.0 40 1.25 2.2 15 2.0:1 12~15 200 HC2 RFQ
ALM/040-3525 0.5-4.0 25 1.25 3.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 200 HC2 RFQ
ALM/040-3535 0.5-4.0 35 1.25 3.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 250 HC2 RFQ
ALM/040-5512 0.5-4.0 12 1.00 5.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 150 HC2 RFQ

ALX/080-3011 0.5-8.0 11 1.00 3.0 8 2.0:1 12~15 50 HC2 RFQ
ALX/080-3020 0.5-8.0 20 1.25 3.0 12 2.0:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALX/080-3030 0.5-8.0 30 1.50 3.0 12 2.0:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ
ALX/080-3040 0.5-8.0 40 1.50 3.0 12 2.0:1 12~15 200 HC4 RFQ
ALX/080-4526 0.5-8.0 26 1.25 4.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 200 HC2 RFQ
ALX/080-4540 0.5-8.0 40 1.50 4.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 260 HC4 RFQ
ALX/080-6012 0.5-8.0 12 1.00 6.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ

ALX/00518-3515 0.5-18.0 15 2.00 3.5 6 2.2:1 12~15 80 HX2 RFQ
ALX/00518-3522 0.5-18.0 22 2.00 3.5 8 2.2:1 12~15 140 HX2 RFQ
ALX/00518-3530 0.5-18.0 30 2.00 3.5 10 2.2:1 12~15 200 HX2 RFQ
ALX/00518-4013 0.5-18.0 13 1.50 4.0 5 2.2:1 12~15 60 HX2 RFQ
ALX/00518-4020 0.5-18.0 20 2.00 4.0 8 2.2:1 12~15 140 HX2 RFQ
ALX/00518-4026 0.5-18.0 26 2.00 4.0 8 2.2:1 12~15 200 HX2 RFQ
ALX/00518-4033 0.5-18.0 33 2.25 4.0 8 2.2:1 12~15 260 HX2 RFQ
ALX/00518-5520 0.5-18.0 20 2.00 5.5 8 2.2:1 12~15 160 HX2 RFQ
ALX/00518-5530 0.5-18.0 30 2.25 5.5 10 2.2:1 12~15 250 HX2 RFQ
ALX/00518-5536 0.5-18.0 36 2.50 5.5 10 2.2:1 12~15 280 HX4 RFQ
ALX/00518-6010 0.5-18.0 10 1.50 6.0 8 2.2:1 12~15 90 HX2 RFQ

ALO/040-1815 2.0-4.0 15 0.75 1.8 8 2.0:1 12~15 40 HS2 RFQ
ALO/040-1830 2.0-4.0 30 1.00 1.8 15 2.0:1 12~15 120 HS2 RFQ
ALO/040-3027 2.0-4.0 27 1.00 3.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 200 HS2 RFQ
ALO/040-3042 2.0-4.0 42 1.25 3.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 270 HS4 RFQ
ALO/040-4012 2.0-4.0 12 0.75 4.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 120 HS2 RFQ

ALM/060-2511 2.0-6.0 11 0.75 2.5 8 2.0:1 12~15 50 HC2 RFQ
ALM/060-2522 2.0-6.0 22 1.00 2.5 12 2.0:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALM/060-2533 2.0-6.0 33 1.20 2.5 12 2.0:1 12~15 120 HC4 RFQ
ALM/060-3014 2.0-6.0 14 0.75 3.0 8 2.0:1 12~15 50 HC2 RFQ
ALM/060-3028 2.0-6.0 28 1.25 3.0 12 2.0:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ
ALM/060-3042 2.0-6.0 42 1.50 3.0 12 2.0:1 12~15 200 HC4 RFQ
ALM/060-4025 2.0-6.0 26 1.25 4.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 200 HC2 RFQ
ALM/060-4040 2.0-6.0 40 1.50 4.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 280 HC4 RFQ
ALM/060-6011 2.0-6.0 11 0.75 6.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ

ALM/080-2514 2.0-8.0 14 0.75 2.5 7 2.0:1 12~15 50 HC2 RFQ
ALM/080-2528 2.0-8.0 28 1.25 2.5 12 2.0:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ
ALM/080-2542 2.0-8.0 42 1.50 2.5 12 2.0:1 12~15 180 HC4 RFQ
ALM/080-3012 2.0-8.0 12 0.75 3.0 8 2.0:1 12~15 50 HC2 RFQ
ALM/080-3020 2.0-8.0 20 1.25 3.0 12 2.0:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALM/080-3030 2.0-8.0 30 1.50 3.0 12 2.0:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ
ALM/080-3040 2.0-8.0 40 1.50 3.0 12 2.0:1 12~15 180 HC4 RFQ
ALM/080-4026 2.0-8.0 26 1.25 4.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 200 HC2 RFQ
ALM/080-4040 2.0-8.0 40 1.50 4.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 280 HC4 RFQ
ALM/080-6012 2.0-8.0 12 0.75 6.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ

ALX/0218-3513 2.0-18.0 13 1.50 3.5 5 2.2:1 12~15 60 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0218-3520 2.0-18.0 20 2.00 3.5 8 2.2:1 12~15 140 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0218-3526 2.0-18.0 26 2.00 3.5 8 2.2:1 12~15 200 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0218-3533 2.0-18.0 33 2.25 3.5 8 2.2:1 12~15 260 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0218-4020 2.0-18.0 20 2.00 4.0 8 2.2:1 12~15 160 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0218-4030 2.0-18.0 30 2.50 4.0 8 2.2:1 12~15 250 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0218-6016 2.0-18.0 16 1.25 6.0 12 2.2:1 12~15 200 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0218-6021 2.0-18.0 21 1.25 6.0 12 2.2:1 12~15 270 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0218-6026 2.0-18.0 26 1.25 6.0 12 2.2:1 12~15 330 HX4 RFQ

ALX/0220-4510 2.0-20.0 10 2.00 4.5 8 2.5:1 12~15 80 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0220-4520 2.0-20.0 20 2.00 4.5 8 2.5:1 12~15 140 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0220-4530 2.0-20.0 30 2.50 4.5 10 2.5:1 12~15 200 HX4 RFQ
ALX/0220-7514 2.0-20.0 14 1.50 7.5 20 2.2:1 12~15 400 HX2 RFQ
ALX/0220-7520 2.0-20.0 20 1.50 7.5 20 2.2:1 12~15 480 HX4 RFQ

ALO/080-1518 4.0-8.0 18 1.00 1.5 6 2.0:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALO/080-1526 4.0-8.0 26 1.00 1.5 8 2.0:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ
ALO/080-1534 4.0-8.0 34 1.00 1.5 10 2.0:1 12~15 180 HC4 RFQ
ALO/080-2212 4.0-8.0 12 1.00 2.2 10 2.0:1 12~15 50 HC2 RFQ
ALO/080-2222 4.0-8.0 22 1.00 2.2 15 2.0:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ
ALO/080-2233 4.0-8.0 33 1.25 6.0 15 2.0:1 12~15 200 HC4 RFQ
ALO/080-3522 4.0-8.0 22 1.00 3.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 180 HC2 RFQ
ALO/080-3534 4.0-8.0 34 1.25 3.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 260 HC4 RFQ
ALO/080-3546 4.0-8.0 46 1.50 3.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 340 HC4 RFQ
ALO/080-6010 4.0-8.0 10 1.00 6.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 130 HC2 RFQ

ALM/120-3509 4.0-12.0 9 1.00 3.5 5 2.0:1 12~15 50 HX2 RFQ
ALM/120-3520 4.0-12.0 20 1.25 3.5 10 2.0:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALM/120-3530 4.0-12.0 30 1.50 3.5 10 2.0:1 12~15 180 HX4 RFQ
ALM/120-3540 4.0-12.0 40 1.50 3.5 10 2.0:1 12~15 260 HX4 RFQ
ALM/120-5018 4.0-12.0 18 1.00 5.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 200 HX2 RFQ
ALM/120-5028 4.0-12.0 28 1.50 5.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 260 HX4 RFQ
ALM/120-5038 4.0-12.0 38 1.50 5.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 340 HX4 RFQ

ALM/150-3510 5.5-15.0 10 1.25 3.5 8 2.0:1 12~15 60 HX2 RFQ
ALM/150-3520 5.5-15.0 20 1.25 3.5 10 2.0:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALM/150-3530 5.5-15.0 30 1.50 3.5 10 2.0:1 12~15 170 HX4 RFQ
ALM/150-3540 5.5-15.0 40 1.50 3.5 10 2.0:1 12~15 250 HX4 RFQ
ALM/150-5520 5.5-15.0 20 1.25 5.5 18 2.0:1 12~15 200 HX2 RFQ
ALM/150-5530 5.5-15.0 30 1.50 5.5 18 2.0:1 12~15 280 HX4 RFQ
ALM/150-5540 5.5-15.0 40 1.50 5.5 18 2.0:1 12~15 360 HX4 RFQ

ALM/180-3008 6.0-18.0 8 1.00 3.0 10 2.0:1 12~15 50 HX2 RFQ
ALM/180-3018 6.0-18.0 18 1.00 3.0 10 2.0:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALM/180-3030 6.0-18.0 30 1.50 3.0 15 2.0:1 12~15 220 HX4 RFQ
ALM/180-3508 6.0-18.0 8 1.00 3.5 8 2.0:1 12~15 50 HX2 RFQ
ALM/180-3520 6.0-18.0 20 1.00 3.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 150 HX2 RFQ
ALM/180-3530 6.0-18.0 30 1.50 3.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 220 HX4 RFQ
ALM/180-3540 6.0-18.0 40 1.50 3.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 300 HX4 RFQ
ALM/180-5015 6.0-18.0 15 1.25 5.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 200 HX2 RFQ
ALM/180-5021 6.0-18.0 21 1.25 5.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 260 HX4 RFQ
ALM/180-5032 6.0-18.0 32 1.50 5.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 420 HX4 RFQ
ALM/180-5040 6.0-18.0 40 1.50 5.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 500 HX6 RFQ

ALW/124-1511 8.0-12.4 11 0.75 1.5 8 2.0:1 12~15 40 HX2 RFQ
ALW/124-1522 8.0-12.4 22 1.00 1.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALW/124-1533 8.0-12.4 33 1.25 1.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 180 HX4 RFQ
ALW/124-1544 8.0-12.4 44 1.50 1.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 240 HX4 RFQ
ALW/124-2510 8.0-12.4 10 0.75 2.5 10 2.0:1 12~15 50 HX2 RFQ
ALW/124-2520 8.0-12.4 20 1.00 2.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALW/124-2530 8.0-12.4 30 1.25 2.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 180 HX4 RFQ
ALW/124-4530 8.0-12.4 30 1.25 4.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 280 HX4 RFQ
ALW/124-5020 8.0-12.4 20 1.00 5.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 200 HX2 RFQ
ALW/124-6009 8.0-12.4 9 1.00 6.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 100 HX2 RFQ

ALO/180-3008 8.0-18.0 8 1.00 3.0 8 2.0:1 12~15 50 HX2 RFQ
ALO/180-3018 8.0-18.0 18 1.00 3.0 10 2.0:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALO/180-3030 8.0-18.0 30 1.50 3.0 15 2.0:1 12~15 220 HX4 RFQ
ALO/180-3520 8.0-18.0 20 1.00 3.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 150 HX2 RFQ
ALO/180-3530 8.0-18.0 30 1.50 3.5 15 2.0:1 12~15 220 HX4 RFQ
ALO/180-4522 8.0-18.0 22 1.25 4.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 260 HX4 RFQ
ALO/180-4532 8.0-18.0 32 1.50 4.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 420 HX4 RFQ
ALO/180-4544 8.0-18.0 44 1.50 4.5 20 2.0:1 12~15 510 HX4 RFQ
ALO/180-6016 8.0-18.0 16 1.25 6.0 20 2.0:1 12~15 200 HX2 RFQ



Low-Noise Amplifier Comments (Apply to all AM, AF and AL Series amplifiers):
1. All specifications are guaranteed at +25°C CASE temperature as measured in the linear region.
2. CTT can provide replacements for many hard to find products including those formerly produced by Avantek, Watkins-Johnson and Celeritek.
3. Noise figure will rise 0.015 dB/°C typically as the temperature increases.
4. P1dB will drop approximately 1 dB from +25°C to +85°C.
5. All units contain internal voltage regulators which can operate from +12 to +15 VDC.
6. Proper heat sink is needed to keep the case temperature below +105°C. Otherwise, permanent damage or degradation may occur.
7. Consult the factory for additional gain, power, higher frequencies, temperature compensation or any special functions.
8. Commercial versions are available with reduced screening and industrial grade FETs.
9. Maximum power without damage is +12 dBm min. Up to +20 dBm option available, contact factory.
10. For selected applications, lower noise-figures are available, contact the factory.