27 March 2018
Fairview launches line of RF and microwave power amplifier accessories
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Fairview Microwave Inc of Lewisville, TX, USA has introduced a family of RF and microwave power amplifier accessories that includes heat sinks, heat sinks with cooling fans, and power control cable assemblies.
Suitable for thermal management of power amplifiers (which can generate excessive levels of heat), the heat sinks are able to enhance heat dissipation from a power amplifier to ensure that the internal circuit assembly does not overheat and that optimum performance and reliability is maintained.
The new product line includes eight different heat-sink models that feature finned extrusion profiles with large baseplate mounting surfaces and AC or DC power supply options for models with integrated cooling fans. Most models include thermal mounting gaskets for optimal thermal flow. Some are designated for general-purpose usage and others are configured for select power amplifier models. The general-purpose heat-sink models (FMAMC5013 and FMAMC5022) can be used for all Fairview power amplifiers where a heat sink is recommended (typically 1W and greater). This series also includes four power control cable assemblies that are configured for select power amplifier models with D-sub connector interfaces to support test & measurement applications.
“Designers will find our new amplifier accessories extremely useful in test & measurement applications,” reckons product manager Tim Galla. “They ensure optimal performance, long-term reliability and can be used in combination with a wide selection of our power amplifier models.”
The new RF and microwave power amplifier accessories are in stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity.