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ACST offers a set of THz sources based on the active multiplication chain approach to provide high power signals beyond 100 GHz. These sources can be used as transmitters for single or multi-pixel applications and the current offer goes up to 540 GHz. ACST sources can be divided in high power and full-band sources. Both kind of sources are based on our special high power multipliers using dedicated Schottky diodes technology. ACST high power sources can provide more than 150 mW, 40 mW and 15 mW power at 150 GHz, 300 GHz and 500 GHz. These high power sources offer a bandwith larger than 25 GHz, 50 GHz and 70 GHz respectively. ACST full band sources cover a frequency range going from 40 GHz to 500 GHz with State-of-the-Art output power levels as high as 250 mW, 20 mW, 8 mW and 2 mW in the frequency range of E-band, D-band, WR-3.4 and WR-2.2 respectively. These performances are achieved without any power combining technique placing ACST sources among the most powerful while affordable options in the current THz market. The power handling capabilities of our sources can be increased in a factor of 2 to 4 under customer requirement.

AMC/Sources

ACST Sources represent an Active Multiplier Chain based on high performance Microwave/MM-Wave components, followed by an ACST high-power MM-Wave multiplier. The source is designed and manufactured as a bench top unit to extend the low frequency synthesizer or sweeper without losing all of the functionalities and features. The source is fixed tuned and does not require any adjustment for proper operation. All required voltage biases and current sources are provided by a dedicated power supply unit, which only needs a standard AC power. A TTL modulation port and/or an user-controlled attenuator can be integrated on customer request.

Graphs of ACST THz Sources

 

These graphs show available THz power AMCs/Sources catalogue up to 500 GHz. For Output power levels or frequency ranges different than plotted AMCs/Sources, please, contact us for consulting and guidance.

Application Areas:

  • MM-wave FMCW-Radar
  • Active imaging
  • LO Source for MM/SubMM wave receiver arrays
  • High-bit rate data transmission systems

Product Features:

  • High power & Efficiency
  • Large bandwidth
  • Flat response
  • TTL-modulation port (optional)
  • User controlled attenuation (optional)

 

 

Catalog Models Systems

For further information and datasheets please click on the model number or contact us.

Model
Number
Output Frequency Range (GHz) Multipli-cation Factor (n)
Input/
Output Ports
Min. Output Power (mW)
Typ. Output Power (mW)
Max. Output Power(mW)
High-Power
1210A 138-158   SMA/WR-6.5 80 120 170
1210B 158-185   K-Type/WR-4.8   100 178
1213A 200-235   SMA/WR-4.3 20 50 80
1213B 230-260   SMA/WR-3.4 20 40 80
1213C 265-300   SMA/WR-3.4
10 40 80
1211A 275-315   SMA/WR-3.4 10 20 40
1211B 310-370   SMA/WR-2.8 10 20 50
1215A 410-470   K-Type/WR-2.2
3 10
20
1215B 475-525   K-Type/WR-1.9 3 10 20
1229A 610-695   SMA/WR-1.5 2 3 5
1229C 800-900   SMA/WR-1.0 1 2 3
Broadband
1216D-A 45-75  4 SMA/WR-15 80 140
250
1216B-A 55-85  4 SMA/WR-12 65 100 250
1217A 60-90   SMA/WR-12
20 50
80
1217E-A 70-110  6 SMA/WR-10 40 60 90
1217F 85-125   SMA/WR-10
20
50
80
1214G 90-140   SMA//WR-8
3 5
20
1214B-A 110-170  8 SMA/WR-6.5 6 10
25
1223D-A 140-220  12 SMA/WR-5.1
4
10
20
1223B-A 158-258  12 SMA/WR-4.3
2.5
6.3
12.6
1219E-A 220-330  18 SMA/WR-3.4
1
2.5
6
1218B-A 330-500  24 SMA/WR-2.2
 0.1  0.8  1.5
1221B 500-750   SMA/WR-1.5 -13 dBm
-9 dBm
-6 dBm
1221A 750-1100   SMA/WR-1.0 -25 dBm
-16 dBm
-13 dBm
1227D 1000-1500   SMA/WR-0.8 -35 dBm
-28 dBm
-23 dBm

 

ACST GmbH reserves the right to make changes to the information contained herein without notice.

Catalog Models Systems

For further information and datasheets please click on the model number or contact us.
Typical V-tune Port is SMA (female).

Model
Number
Output Frequency Range (GHz) Tune  Voltage V-tune (V) (Min/Max)
Output Ports
Min. Output Power (mW)
Typ. Output Power (mW)
Max. Output Power
(mW)
High-Power
1210A 138-158   WR-6.5 80 120 170
1210B 158-185   WR-4.8   100 178
1213A 200-235   WR-4.3 20 50 80
1213B 230-260   WR-3.4 20 40 80
1213C 265-300   WR-3.4
10 40 80
1211A 275-315   WR-3.4 10 20 40
1211B 310-370   WR-2.8 10 20 50
1215A 410-470   WR-2.2
3 10
20
1215B 475-525   WR-1.9 3 10 20
1229A 610-695   WR-1.5 2 3 5
1229C 800-900   WR-1.0 1 2 3
Broadband
1216D-S 45-75 3.5/14.5 WR-15 80 140
250
1216B-S 55-85 6/20 WR-12 65 100 250
1217A 60-90   WR-12
20 50
80
1217E-S 70-110 4/15.5 WR-10 40 60 90
1217F 85-125   WR-10
20
50
80
1214G 90-140   WR-8
3 5
20
1214B-S 110-170 6/20 WR-6.5 6 10
25
1223D-S 140-220 3.5/15 WR-5.1
4
10
20
1223B-S 158-258 5.5/19 WR-4.3
2.5
6.3
12.6
1219E-S 220-330 4.5/15.5 WR-3.4
1
2.5
6
1218B-S 330-500 6.0-18.5 WR-2.2
 0.1  0.8  1.5
1221B 500-750   WR-1.5 -13 dBm
-9 dBm
-6 dBm
1221A 750-1100   WR-1.0 -25 dBm
-16 dBm
-13 dBm
1227D 1000-1500   WR-0.8 -35 dBm
-28 dBm
-23 dBm

 

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