Spectrum Microwave Introduces QBH-8900 Ultra-High Linearity Amplifiers

Spectrum Microwave introduces a new line of lower cost amplifiers that provide ultra-high linearity and a low noise figure. These amplifiers feature a new lower cost surface mount package and are available with frequencies from 20 MHz to 4,000 MHz, IP2 values to +75 dBm and noise figures as low as 0.9 dB. QBH-8900 series amplifiers offer gain from 10 dB to 28 dB and third order intercepts to +45dBm.

Spectrum Microwave QBH-8900 Ultra-High Linearity AmplifierSpectrum Microwave’s ultra-high linearity amplifiers do not require external circuitry, only a DC power supply. The amplifiers feature internal blocking caps, biasing circuitry and RF matching. In addition to being cost effective, the new packaging for these high performance amplifiers is lightweight.

QBH-8900 series amplifiers are ideal for a wide range of applications including military radios, mobile communications platforms, point-to-point and multipoint radios and military jammers. The amplifiers are priced from $50 to $99 depending on quantity and configuration, with typical lead-times of four to six weeks.

About Spectrum Control
Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001 and TS 16949 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of EMI/RFI filters and power components, power management systems, microwave components, and sensors and controls. Spectrum Microwave is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Control, Inc. and produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Integrated Microwave Systems include switchable filter banks, low noise amplifiers, local oscillator multipliers, microwave synthesizers, digitally tuned oscillators and integrated assemblies. Microwave Filters include bandpass filters and duplexers, lumped element filters, cavity filters, waveguide filters, tubular filters, base station products and resonators. Frequency Control Components include a wide range of amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) and dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs).

The Spectrum Control Signal & Power Integrity produces discrete surface mount EMI filters, resin sealed and hermetically sealed EMI filters, EMI filtered arrays, EMI filtered connectors, ESD/EFT protected connectors, filtered data-com connectors, gaskets and shielding, patch antenna elements, single line filters, filtered terminal blocks, power entry modules, power line filters, military/aerospace multi-section filters, and commercial custom assemblies.

Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC power distribution and remote management systems. Products include off-the-shelf SMART start products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements. DC power circuit breaker and fuse interface panels, power outlet strips and data acquisition modules are also offered.

Spectrum Sensors & Controls Precision Positioning Sensors Operation manufactures a variety of precision co-molded conductive plastic potentiometers and position sensors, as well as element segments and cable assemblies. Designs for these potentiometers and position sensors include rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as custom assemblies. The company’s Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs).