17 GHz to 40.0 GHz (Ka-Band) - Broadband



    • Low-Noise
    • Low Cost
    • Standard Package (AL Series)
    • Aluminum Package with Removable Connectors
    • Frequency Coverage from 17 GHz to 40.0 GHz (Ka-Band)
    • Designed to Meet MIL-STD-883
    • Custom Engineered Options (CEOs)

0.1 GHz to 20.0 17 GHz to 40.0 GHz (Ka-Band) - Broadband
Low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) are, by design and application, small signal amplifiers, intended to be the primary signal booster in R.F. 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

ALW/210-2817 17.0-21.0 17 1.00 2.8 12 2.0:1 12 150 SP RFQ
ALW/210-2824 17.0-21.0 24 1.00 2.8 12 2.0:1 12 220 SP RFQ
ALW/265-2830 17.0-21.0 30 1.50 2.8 12 2.0:1 12 350 SP RFQ

ALW/265-3511 18.0-26.5 11 1.00 3.5 12 2.0:1 12 130 GK2 RFQ
ALW/265-3517 18.0-26.5 17 1.25 3.5 12 2.0:1 12 180 GK4 RFQ
ALW/265-3522 18.0-26.5 22 1.50 3.5 12 2.0:1 12 260 GK4 RFQ
ALW/265-3530 18.0-26.5 30 2.00 3.5 12 2.0:1 12 350 GK6 RFQ
APW/265-2017 18.0-26.5 17 2.50 4.5 20 2.0:1 12 420 GK4 RFQ
APW/265-2024 18.0-26.5 24 2.50 4.5 20 2.0:1 12 480 GK6 RFQ
APW/265-2030 18.0-26.5 30 2.50 4.5 20 2.0:1 12 540 GK6 RFQ

ALO/400-5515 18.0-40.0 15 1.25 5.5 6 2.5:1 12 210 GK4 RFQ
ALO/400-5520 18.0-40.0 20 2.00 5.5 6 2.5:1 12 280 GK4 RFQ
ALO/400-5524 18.0-40.0 24 2.25 5.5 6 2.5:1 12 350 GK6 RFQ
ALO/400-5528 18.0-40.0 28 2.50 5.5 6 2.5:1 12 420 GK6 RFQ
ALO/400-6010 18.0-40.0 10 1.50 6.0 12 2.5:1 12 180 GK2 RFQ
ALO/400-6017 18.0-40.0 17 1.50 6.0 12 2.5:1 12 280 GK4 RFQ
ALO/400-6023 18.0-40.0 23 2.00 6.0 12 2.5:1 12 350 GK6 RFQ
ALO/400-6029 18.0-40.0 29 2.50 6.0 12 2.5:1 12 410 GK6 RFQ
ALO/400-6035 18.0-40.0 35 3.00 6.0 12 2.5:1 12 470 GK8 RFQ

ALW/270-2817 21.0-27.0 17 1.00 2.8 12 2.0:1 12 150 SP RFQ
ALW/270-2824 21.0-27.0 24 1.00 2.8 12 2.0:1 12 220 SP RFQ
ALW/270-2830 21.0-27.0 30 1.50 2.8 12 2.0:1 12 350 SP RFQ

ALW/400-5515 26.5-40.0 15 1.25 5.5 6 2.5:1 12 210 GK4 RFQ
ALW/400-5520 26.5-40.0 20 2.00 5.5 6 2.5:1 12 280 GK4 RFQ
ALW/400-5524 26.5-40.0 24 2.25 5.5 6 2.5:1 12 350 GK6 RFQ
ALW/400-5528 26.5-40.0 28 2.50 5.5 6 2.5:1 12 420 GK6 RFQ
ALW/400-6010 26.5-40.0 10 1.50 6.0 12 2.5:1 12 180 GK2 RFQ
ALW/400-6017 26.5-40.0 17 1.50 6.0 12 2.5:1 12 280 GK4 RFQ
ALW/400-6023 26.5-40.0 23 2.00 6.0 12 2.5:1 12 350 GK6 RFQ
ALW/400-6029 26.5-40.0 29 2.50 6.0 12 2.5:1 12 410 GK6 RFQ
ALW/400-6035 26.5-40.0 35 3.00 6.0 12 2.5:1 12 470 GK8 RFQ
ASW/400-1814* 26.5-40.0 14 1.50 6.5 18 2.5:1 12 400 GK4 RFQ
ASW/400-1818* 26.5-40.0 18 2.00 6.5 18 2.5:1 12 500 GK4 RFQ
ASW/400-1824* 26.5-40.0 24 2.50 6.5 18 2.5:1 12 600 GK6 RFQ

ALN/300-3525 27.0-30.0 25 1.00 3.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 200 GK4 RFQ
ALN/300-3530 27.0-30.0 30 1.00 3.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 270 GK5 RFQ

ALN/350-3525 32.0-35.0 25 1.00 3.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 200 GK4 RFQ
ALN/350-3530 32.0-35.0 30 1.00 3.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 270 GK5 RFQ

ALN/360-3525 34.0-36.0 25 1.00 3.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 200 GK4 RFQ
ALN/360-3530 34.0-36.0 30 1.00 3.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 270 GK5 RFQ

ALN/380-3525 36.0-38.0 25 1.00 3.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 200 GK4 RFQ
ALN/380-3530 36.0-38.0 30 1.00 3.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 270 GK5 RFQ

ALN/400-3525 38.0-40.0 25 1.00 3.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 200 GK4 RFQ
ALN/400-3530 38.0-40.0 30 1.00 3.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 270 GK5 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.
11. * = Saturated Power (All AS Series amplifiers).