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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

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Input/
Output Ports
Output Frequency Range (GHz) Model
Number
Min. Output Power (mW)
Typ. Output Power (mW)
Max. Output Power
(mW)
High-Power
SMA/WR-6.5 138-158 1210A 80 120 170
K-Type/WR-4.8 158-185 1210B   100 178
SMA/WR-4.3 200-235 1213A 20 50 80
SMA/WR-3.4 230-260 1213B 20 40 80
SMA/WR-3.4
265-300
1213C
10 40 80
SMA/WR-3.4 275-315 1211A 10 20 40
SMA/WR-2.8 310-370 1211B 10 20 50
K-Type/WR-2.2
410-470
1215A
3 10
20
K-Type/WR-1.9 475-525 1215B 3 10 20
SMA/WR-1.5 610-695 1229A 2 3 5
SMA/WR-1.0 800-900 1229C 1 2 3
Broadband
SMA/WR-15 45-75 1216D 100 150
230
SMA/WR-12 55-85 1216B 80 120 230
SMA/WR-12
60-90
1217A
20 50
80
SMA/WR-10 70-110 1217E 40 60 90
SMA/WR-10
85-125
1217F
20
50
80
SMA//WR-8
90-140
1214G
3 5
20
SMA/WR-6.5 110-170 1214B 8 10
25
SMA/WR-5.1
140-220
1223D
5
10
18
SMA/WR-4.3
160-260
1223B
5
8
15
SMA/WR-3.4
220-330
1219E
1
2.5
6
SMA/WR-2.2
330-500
1218B
 0.1  0.5  1.5
SMA/WR-1.5 500-750
1221B
-13 dBm
-9 dBm
-6 dBm
SMA/WR-1.0 750-1100
1221A
-25 dBm
-16 dBm
-13 dBm
SMA/WR-0.8 1000-1500
1227D
-35 dBm
-28 dBm
-23 dBm

 

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