Plessey Semiconductors has introduced the PS13201 Logarithmic/Limiting Amplifier, a pin-for-pin, drop-in compatible replacement for the original Plessey SL3522 log amp.
The PS13201 Log Amp is a monolithic seven stage successive detection logarithmic amplifier IC for use in the 100MHz to 500MHz frequency range.
It features an on-chip video amplifier with provision for external adjustment of log slope and offset. It also features a balanced RF output. The PS13201 operates from supplies of ±5V. The PS13201 is specified across the military temperature range of -55°C to + 125°C.
• 75dB Dynamic Range
• Surface Mount SO Package
• Adjustable Log Slope and Offset
• 0dBm RF Limiting Output
• 60dBm Limiting Range
• 2V Video Output Range
• Low Power (Typ. 1W)
• Temperature Range (TCASE) 55°C to +125°C