Pasternack has launched a new series of miniature SMT packaged noise sources that are excellent for built-in test equipment, dithering for increased dynamic range of A/D converters and as a source for bit error rate testing. Applications include communication systems, microwave radio, defence and commercial radar, test and measurement, base station infrastructure and telecom data links.
The company's new noise sources include nine models with industry-standard SMT gullwing pin and DIP surface-mount packaging options. They include frequency ranges from 0.2MHz to 3GHz and provides a source of AWGN with a crest factor of 5:1. The SMT gullwing pin models in this line feature high output ENR levels ranging from 31dB to 51dB. The DIP models provide a noise output power level of -5dBm. These rugged 50Ohm designs need DC voltage levels of +12VDC or +15VDC and can operate over a broad temperature range of -55C to +125C.
“Pasternack now offers a comprehensive selection of miniature SMT packaged noise sources to address the needs of designers for circuit board level proof-of-concept or prototype applications. These products normally require eight to ten-week lead times, but we are able to provide them quickly with same-day shipping and no minimum order quantity,” said Tim Galla, senior product line manager at Pasternack.