Columbia, Md.Paratek Microwave Inc. is now shipping low loss, high performance tunable band pass filter evaluation kits based on Paratek's tunable RF technology.
The 0.3 sq. in. filter core features insertion loss as low as 2-dB with an IIP3 in excess of 45-dBm, while consuming less than 20 milliwatts of power.
Paratek attributes this performance to its ParaTune family of Passive Tunable ICs (PTICs) and supporting high voltage control ASIC that replace switched capacitors and varactor diodes in tunable filters, matching networks, and phase shifters. Paratek PTICs provide Q values two to four times higher than previous devices. This higher Q leads directly to lower insertion loss and better selectivity.
Paratek low-loss tunable filters are intended for software-defined radio (SDR) applications that require high intercept filters with minimum size, weight, and power.
Paratek is now shipping 2-pole and 3-pole 10% bandwidth band pass filter kits covering the 300MHz to 450MHz frequency range. Each kit includes a self-contained filter test board with SMA connectors, AC adaptor, RS-232 interface cable, and all required software.
Pricing: Kits are priced at $1500.
Availability: Ship four weeks after receipt of order.
Paratek Microwave Inc., www.paratek.com