Schottky microwave detectors offer high sensitivity

March 19, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
AtlanTecRF is introducing two models of zero bias Schottky detectors with high sensitivity and a wide operating temperature range.

The first two frequency ranges offered are 10 MHz to 18 GHz and 2.0 to 8.0 GHz, both with sensitivity of 500 mV/mW and TSS of -50 dBm.

Flatness over the 10 MHz to 18 GHz frequency band is ±1.25 dB maximum and VSWR for this device is 2.0:1.

“These detectors are designed to be an affordable method in RF signal measurement for engineers designing a wide variety of equipment and test stations,” said AtlanTecRF’s CEO, Geoff Burling.

Input RF connectors are SMA male while the output video connector is SMA female and the output impedance is in the range 3.0 to 5.0 k-ohms with 20 pF shunt capacitance.

No bias is required and there is a choice of either positive or negative output polarity.