Low-noise Amplifier for 5.8-GHz Receivers
The ALN1S58X low noise amplifier is designed for use on 5.8 GHz receivers and, when placed between the antenna and receiver, provides 14 dB of signal gain. The operating frequency range is 5725 to 5875 MHz, P1dB output is 4 dBm with a maximum 13 dBm RF input, noise figure is 2 dB, and input and output VSWR is less than 1:5.1. The module measures 1.25 x 1 x 0.5 in., weighs less than 1 oz. and uses female SMA connectors. The operating temperature is -20° to +50° C, and the CNC-machined T6061-T6 aluminum enclosure is IP67 rated. The LNA requires a power supply providing +5 VDC at 15 mA. A wide variety of customization options is available on request. Typical applications for the ALN1S58X include both airborne and ground-based unmanned vehicles as well as any platform that requires a very low noise figure in a compact enclosure that can handle harsh operating conditions.