High power sources
High-Power AMC/Sources feature about 10dB more output power in comparison to Broadband AMC/Sources, but in a limited frequency band. Typically, the frequency bandwidth of ACST high-power AMC/Sources is about 15-18%.
These are dedicated for customized applications where frequency band is not critical, but output power is important. These AMC/Sources are usually employed for imaging systems for security verification and nondestructive quality control in industrial processes.
Signal Sources are designed to provide RF-signal at MM-Waves.
The source consists of a Voltage-Controlled Oscillator (VCO), followed by an Amplifier/Multiplier Chain (AMC). The AMC applies ACST High-Power Multiplier Technology resulting in best available performance with respect to output power, bandwidth and spectral purity.
Output signal frequency is defined by tune voltage applied at the V-tune port. These are plug-and-play modules and do not need any additional equipment for operation except electrical power supply. Most of ACST sources have also available TTL-port for ON-OFF signal modulation and a V-tune port for tuning the frequency of the output signal within the specified frequency band.
The integrated VCO is free-running and, therefore, the phase noise of the output signal is not controlled. However, these sources are easy to operate and are dedicated for applications as, for instance, antenna characterization, or imaging systems employing phase-insensitive absolute power detectors for security verification and nondestructive quality control in industrial processes.
High power sources
Following products combines HPA technology of ERAVANT and High-Power multiplier technology of ACST GmbH to provide State-of-the-Art performance at MM/SubMM-Waves:
1210A-S | 1213A-S | 1213B-S | 1213C-S | 1211A-S | 1229A-S | 1229C-S
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