LNAs: Up to 18.0 GHz - Narrowband



    • Low-Noise
    • Low Cost
    • Standard Package (AL Series)
    • Aluminum Package with Removable Connectors
    • Frequency Coverage Up to 18 GHz
    • Designed to Meet MIL-STD-883
    • Custom Engineered Options (CEOs)

LNAs: Up to 18.0 GHz - Narrowband
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

ALN/039-1510 3.1-3.9 10 0.50 1.5 8 1.8:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALN/039-1520 3.1-3.9 20 0.50 1.5 8 1.8:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ
ALN/039-1530 3.1-3.9 30 0.50 1.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 160 HC2 RFQ

ALW/059-1510 4.4-5.9 10 0.75 1.5 8 1.8:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALW/059-1520 4.4-5.9 20 0.75 1.5 8 1.8:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ
ALW/059-1530 4.4-5.9 30 0.75 1.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 160 HC2 RFQ

ALW/065-1510 5.2-6.5 10 0.75 1.5 8 1.8:1 12~15 80 HC2 RFQ
ALW/065-1520 5.2-6.5 20 0.75 1.5 8 1.8:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ
ALW/065-1530 5.2-6.5 30 0.75 1.5 10 1.8:1 12~15 160 HC2 RFQ

ALW/085-1522 7.1-8.5 22 0.50 1.5 8 1.5:1 12~15 120 HC2 RFQ
ALW/085-1533 7.1-8.5 33 0.50 1.5 10 1.5:1 12~15 160 HC2 RFQ
ALW/085-1544 7.1-8.5 44 0.75 1.5 12 1.5:1 12~15 220 HC4 RFQ

ALW/096-1520 8.1-9.6 20 0.50 1.5 8 1.5:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALW/096-1530 8.1-9.6 30 0.50 1.5 10 1.5:1 12~15 160 HX2 RFQ

ALW/096-1540 8.5-9.6 40 0.75 1.5 12 1.5:1 12~15 220 HX4 RFQ

ALN/105-1510 9.0-10.6 10 0.50 1.5 6 1.5:1 12~15 80 HX2 RFQ
ALN/105-1520 9.0-10.6 20 0.50 1.5 8 1.5:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALN/105-1530 9.0-10.6 30 0.50 1.5 10 1.5:1 12~15 160 HX2 RFQ
ALN/105-1540 9.0-10.6 40 0.75 1.5 12 1.5:1 12~15 220 HX4 RFQ

ALW/125-1810 10.5-12.5 10 0.50 1.8 6 1.8:1 12~15 80 HX2 RFQ
ALW/125-1820 10.5-12.5 20 0.50 1.8 8 1.8:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALW/125-1830 10.5-12.5 30 0.50 1.8 10 1.8:1 12~15 160 HX2 RFQ
ALW/125-1840 10.5-12.5 40 0.75 1.8 12 1.8:1 12~15 220 HX4 RFQ

ALN/135-2210 12.4-13.5 10 0.50 2.2 6 1.5:1 12~15 80 HX2 RFQ
ALN/135-2220 12.4-13.5 20 0.50 2.2 8 1.5:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALN/135-2230 12.4-13.5 30 0.50 2.2 10 1.5:1 12~15 160 HX4 RFQ
ALN/135-2240 12.4-13.5 40 0.75 2.2 12 1.5:1 12~15 220 HX4 RFQ

ALW/155-2510 13.5-15.5 10 0.50 2.5 6 1.5:1 12~15 80 HX2 RFQ
ALW/155-2520 13.5-15.5 20 0.50 2.5 8 1.5:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALW/155-2530 13.5-15.5 30 0.50 2.5 10 1.5:1 12~15 160 HX4 RFQ
ALW/155-2540 13.5-15.5 40 0.75 2.5 12 1.5:1 12~15 220 HX4 RFQ

ALW/180-2510 14.0-18.0 10 0.50 2.5 6 1.5:1 12~15 80 HX2 RFQ
ALW/180-2520 14.0-18.0 20 0.75 2.5 8 1.5:1 12~15 120 HX2 RFQ
ALW/180-2530 14.0-18.0 30 0.75 2.5 10 1.5:1 12~15 160 HX4 RFQ
ALW/180-2540 14.0-18.0 40 0.75 2.5 12 1.5:1 12~15 220 HX4 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.