Integrated Sources and Receivers

OVERVIEW

Integrated AMC (AMC-I)
Virginia Diodes' Signal Generator Extension Modules (SGXs) provide high performance frequency extension of microwave signal generators into the THz range. VDI now offers integrated Amplifier / Multiplier Chains that provide industry leading performance in a compact package. VDI AMC-I products require a user supplied bias voltage. The product will be shipped with a heat sink. The heat sink may be removed but the user is required to provide sufficient heat sinking. 

VDI Integrated AMC Technical Notes:
-AMC-I products require a user supplied voltage (+6 to +9V expected)
-AMC-I products are shipped witha heat sink, may be removed. If heat sink is removed, user must provide sufficient heat sinking.
-All input connectors are 2.9mm(f) compatible.
-No test port is included with the module. Contact VDI for pricing on test ports (1" and 2" test ports are available).

Integrated MixAMC (MixAMC-I)

Virginia Diodes' standard Spectrum Analyzer Extension (SAX) modules provide high performance broadband down-conversion and frequency extension of microwave specturm analyzers into the THz range. VDI now offers integrated MixAMC modules that provide industry leading performance in a compact package. These integrated MixAMC modules can be used to down-convert millimeter-wave / THz signals only. Spectrum Analyzer Extension mode is not currently available for the MixAMC-I products. Integrated MixAMC modules utilize a low frequency LO input (<20 GHz) and have a separate IF output port. These modules are configured for high IF bandwidth.

General MixAMC-I Technical Notes:
-MixAMC-I products require a user supplied voltage (+6V to +9V expected)
-MixAMC-I products are shipped with a heat sink, but may be removed. If heat sink is removed, user must provide sufficient heat sinking.
-All input connectors are 2.9mm(f).
-Standard configuration includes a ~100kHz-40GHz IF amplifier with ~10dB gain. There is no direct access to mixer IF port. The MixAMC-I can configured without an IF amplifier, at no additional cost. If the IF amplifier is removed, the IF port is extremely ESD sensitive. Contact VDI for more information.
-No test port is included with the module. Contact VDI for pricing on test ports (1" and 2" test ports are available).
-Intrinsic mixer conversion loss is measured at IF~1GHz, loss increasses at a rate of about 1dB/10GHz up to the specified maximum IF.

 

 
Options

- External Micrometer driven RF Attenuator (~0 - 30dB)
- Output Horn Antenna
- Waveguide Test Port Extensions (1" and 2" options available)

  Contact vdirfq@vadiodes.com for more information.