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API Technologies

RF & MICROWAVE LIMITERS AND LIMITING AMPLIFIERS


When your circuit design requires amplitude compression, API Technologies delivers the RF limiting function with its line of RF limiting amplifiers. These amplifiers are useful for protecting subsequent components from input overdrive and removing amplitude modulation from FM signals. Click below to learn more:

View PDF datasheets for each RF limiting amplifier by clicking on the desired part number.

Surface mount Kovar packaging offers superior protection against environmental conditions.

Surface mount Kovar packaging offers superior protection against environmental conditions.

We offer receiver protection for frequencies from 5 MHz to 1000 MHz.

We offer receiver protection for frequencies
from 5 MHz to 1000 MHz.

Adjustable gain control from 10-500 MHz with up to 45 dB in gain.

Adjustable gain control from 10-500 MHz
with up to 45 dB in gain.

Slightly modified standard units and fully customizable designs available.

Slightly modified standard units and fully customizable designs available.

We improve performance on existing designs from major manufacturer’s stand parts.

We improve performance on existing designs from major manufacturer’s stand parts.

Input levels up to +26 dBm.

Input levels up to +26 dBm.

Use as a clean-up limiter or stand-alone for lower power requirements.

Use as a clean-up limiter or stand-alone
for lower power requirements.

FEATURES
High Input Power Ranges

GMIC Limiters

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  • Utilising API Technologies GMIC (Glass Microwave Integrated Circuit) Technology, integration applications can benefit from both small feature size and high performance.
  • High reliability S-band 'Drop-in' limiter module features a weight and space saving design.
  • High power with minimum 50dB isolation.
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High Input Power Ranges

High Input Power Ranges

To message to one of our engineers about our high input power ranges, click here! To request pricing information about our high input power ranges, click here!
  • API Technologies offers receiver protection for frequencies from 5 MHz to 1000 MHz.
  • With input power levels up to +26 dBm, use as a clean-up limiter with higher power limiters or stand-alone for lower power requirements.
Hermetic Kovar Packaging

Hermetic Kovar Packaging

To message to one of our engineers about our hermetic kovar packaging, click here! To request pricing information about our hermetic kovar packaging, click here!
  • Surface mount kovar packaging offers superior protection against severe environmental conditions.
  • Email one of our experienced engineers to learn more today!
Custom Solutions

Custom Solutions

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  • We offer slightly modified standard units.
  • Fully customized designs are available upon request.
Drop-in Replacements

Drop-in Replacements

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  • We cross most major manufacturer's standard catalog parts.
  • We also improve performance over their existing designs.
Adjustable Gain Controlled Amps

Adjustable Gain Controlled Amps

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  • Our AGC designs offer adjustable gain control from 10-500 MHz with up to 45 dB in gain.
  • Begin now by requesting a quote!

 

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS


GMIC Limiters

Part Number

Freq.
Band
(GHz)

Operating Temp
(°C)

Insertion Loss
(dB)

Iso-
lat-
ion Min. (dB)

Peak Input Pow-
er Max (W)

Output Flat Leak-
age (CW & Pulse)

Spike Leak-
age
(RF
rise time ≥ 15ns)

Recov-
ery Time*

VSWR
(Pin ≤ -10dBm)

Min

Max

Min

Max

Typ

Max

Input

Output

MALI-010365-000000 2.7 3.8 -10 65 0.3 0.5 50 100 +19 dBm 10 nJ 500 nS 1.5:1 1.5:1
MALIML0024 2.7 3.8 -10 65 0.3 0.5 35 100 +19 dBm 10 nJ 500 nS 1.5:1 1.5:1
Notes: Applies over the frequency range @ +25°C, output and input load impedance of 50 ohms. Unless otherwise stated limits & conditions are indicated values.
* Normal Operating (to within 3db of I/L at input power test conditions)

RF Limiting Amplifiers

Part Number

Frequency (MHz)

Gain (dB) Typ

Input Power Limiting Range (dBm)

Output Level Saturated (dBm) Typ

Output Power Flatness (dB) Typ

Noise Figure (dB)Max

VSWR

In/Out

Power Type

Min

Max

(Vdc)

(mA)

BXL9653 5 500 30.0 -33 to +10 -4.0 ±1.0 11.0 2.0:1 +15 60
TML9052 5 500 7.0 -3 to +7 -4.0 ±0.5 11.0 2.0:1 +15 20
TML9053 5 500 7.0 -6 to +7 -4.0 ±1.0 10.5 2.0:1 +15 20
TML9002 50 500 11.0 0 to +20 +7 ±0.7 9.0 2.0:1 +15 54
TML9004 50 500 9.0 0 to +20 +8 ±1.0 9.0 2.0:1 +12 50
TML9017 10 1000 9.5 0 to +20 +7 ±1.0 7.5 2.2:1/2.0:1 +15 36
TML9012 20 550 13 0 to +20 +0.5 ±0.2 5.0 1.2:1 +15 54
ENL9654 10 1000 50 -52 to +10 +7 ±1.0 7.5 2.2:1/2.0:1 +15 36
BXL9812 8000 12000 28 -20 to -10 +10 ±1.0 5 2.0:1 +15 165

RF Limiters

Part Number

Price

Frequency Range (MHz)

Insertion Loss
Pin=20 dBm, V=15V
Typ (dB)

P1 dB Comp
V=15V
Typ (dBm)

Max Output Level
Pin=20 dBm, V=15V
Typ (dBm)

VSWR
In/Out
Max

Max Input
Level
(dBm)

Power
Typical

TL9010 request pricing 5 - 3200 2 -2 -1 2:1 +26 +15 V / 7 mA
TL9011 request pricing 5 - 500 2 -1.5 1 2:1 +26 +15 V / 7 mA

Adjustable Gain Amplifiers

Part Number

Frequency
(MHz)

AGC Range
(dB)

Gain Flatness (dB)
VAGC=0 to 5V

P1 dB Comp
VAGC=0V
Typ/Min (dBm)

Noise Figure (dB)
(VAGC=0V)

VSWR
In/Out
Max

Power
Vdc/mA

TMG9553 10 - 500 45 ±2 1 / -2 5.0 1.5:1 0 to +5 / 0 to 27

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