14 March 2017
Pasternack debuts mm-wave transmitter module covering 60GHz global unlicensed frequency spectrum
Pasternack Inc of Irvine, CA, USA (which makes both passive and active RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products) has launched the PEM010, a complete millimeter-wave transmitter module suitable for use in the development of multi-gigabit, high-speed, point-to-point wireless communication links, which provide low-cost, gigabit wireless throughput for applications involving telecom ‘last kilometer’ distribution, telecom cellular backhaul, millimeter-wave wireless gigabit Ethernet data communications, building-to-building high-speed networks and mesh-based LAN infrastructures.
The PEM010 is a highly integrated millimeter-wave transmitter (Tx) module that operates in the global unlicensed frequency spectrum from 57.0 to 64.8GHz. It also supports IEEE 802.11ad and 802.11aj Wi-Fi protocols for wireless, multi-gigabit, high-speed networking. The module’s design incorporates a silicon germanium (SiGe) MMIC-based frequency synthesizer and power amplifier. Its small, lightweight, low-cost aluminum package is precisely machined and features a complete waveguide interface with low-loss transition between the chip and WR-15 waveguide port. A multi-pin ST4 connector is used for power, reference clock, digital control port and baseband signals.
Typical performance includes 38dB gain, +12dBm output P1dB, 34dB image rejection, up to 1.8GHz modulation bandwidth, and phase noise of -111dBc/Hz @ 10MHz offset. Either of the two reference clocks can be used for setting the 540MHz or 500MHz channel spacing. The module’s I/Q analog baseband interface accepts analog baseband signals, providing flexibility in design and applications. The optional baseband input supports FSK/MSK modulation for non-coherent applications and the WR-15 waveguide port can support available gain horn antennas for extended-transmission-range applications.
The PEM010 Tx module is in-stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity.