10W class A amplifier designed for 1 to 525MHz broadband operation

The IE-PA-1-550-40A is a 10W class A amplifier designed for 1 to 525MHz broadband operation. This amplifier uses advanced broadband matching techniques and high reliability gold mosfets to achieve high linearity, extreme ruggedness and broadband operation. This design is stable from 22 to 30 volts and it can withstand infinite VSWR at 10W CW making it ideal for laboratory use.


  • Signal generator source boost
  • Network analyzer source boost
  • TV/FM/Communications driver stage
  • Laboratory research


Parameter Min. Typ Max. Unit
Frequency 1 525 550 MHz
Pout CW P1dB 40 dBm
Power In -2 dBm
Gain 40 42 dB
S21 Flatness +/- 1.5 dB
Drain Current 1.8 2.5 Amps
Input R/L -15 dB
Supply Voltage 24 28 30 Volts DC
IMD 2 tone 10KHz -34 -28 dBc
2nd Harmonic -30 -20 dBc
3rd Harmonic -30 -25 dBc
Physical Dimensions 4.25 x 2.50 x 1.1 inches

PLEASE NOTE: A suitable heatsink is required.






Suitable Heatsink (Example)

LA 28 100 24V; High performance cooling aggregate with integral Fan


Frequency Response

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About MIMO:

IQxel MW support multiple MIMO configurations up to 8×8 true MIMO. For example, it is possible to use 2 IQxel-M2W units to obtain 4×4 MIMO or a single M16W, there will not be a performance difference between running 2 x M2W units versus M16W unit.

Differences would be minor in commercial and user-experience:

  • Commercially, the licenses must be purchased per tester. M16W only requires the purchase of a single license.
  • User-experience wise, there would be 2 tester IP’s to manage, and external trigger cabling to attached, but MIMO analysis is handled by master/slave configuration.
  • Note that IQfact+ MIMO solutions are targeted at specific tester configurations. Please check with LitePoint to confirm support for using multiple testers in MIMO configurations.

About MU-MIMO:

MU-MIMO relies on an underlying technology called Explicit Beam Forming (EBF). Today, the majority of chipset companies do not support EBF testing in non-signaling mode, and therefore LitePoint is not currently offering a released MU-MIMO solution for the market. Please be careful when communicating to customers! We continue to work closely with the chipset companies, and a roadmap will follow when one has been agreed with the particular chipset company as they enable new test methodologies.
IQxel-M SigFox support

LitePoint and SigFox are collaborating to support device manufacturers that now can use the

IQxel-M to perform manufacturing and certification testing of Sigfox-enabled IoT devices.

Manufacturing test of Sigfox enabled devices / modules:

  • The IQxel-M has been verified by Sigfox as an approved test solution
  • There is an Applications Note available describing the recommended manufacturing test plan, example Sigfox module AT control commands, and the appropriate LitePoint SCPI commands to make the measurements.
  • We have not developed any off-the-shelf Sigfox IQfact+ solutions as there are many
    different chipset players making devices. If a business case makes sense to put one
    together, we can look at doing this. The technology is very simple, and there are only a few SCPI commands required to make the measurements.
  • The Sigfox technology license is required to enable Sigfox measurements on the IQxel family. This is active for quoting in Salesforce today.

Certification test of Sigfox enabled devices / modules:

LitePoint has enabled Sigfox to integrate IQxel-M into their Certification software, called
“Radio Signal Analyzer” (RSA).

Sigfox develops, maintains, and supplies the RSA Certification software tool to test labs,
test house, and any other customer interested in the certification process. LitePoint
cannot provide the RSA software directly to customers.

IQxel-MW Beamforming

IQxel-MW platform advanced architecture allows testing both Implicit and Explicit beamforming. Beamforming is a complex technology; if you hear any of your customers inquiring about it get in contact with us so that we can help you in evaluating the opportunity and define the specification.

Broadcom has released BRCM 43684

We are happy to announce that Broadcom has released their Manufacturing test software with MANDATORY “TBT” (Trigger Based Test) test support for the BRCM 43684.

What does this mean to you?

  • It provides a very unique differentiation for LitePoint IQxel-MW. No other vendor can
    offer this technology.

What does it do?

  • Trigger Based Test (TBT) uses unique HW and firmware algorithms to rapidly test many combinations of OFDMA waveforms used in the 802.11ax system. It allows real system level test operation to be verified. This means better test in less time for less cost.

What do you need to do?

  • TBT testing requires the SBT/TBT license (P/N:0300-IXMW-003). This is a line item option you must quote.
  • Please ensure all future MW quotes include the SBT/TBT option if the customer has any belief they will test BRCM 802.11ax equipped devices.


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Wir wünschen frohe Weihnachten!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Zum Weihnachtsfest wünschen wir Ihnen, Ihren Mitarbeitern und Angehörigen besinnliche, erholsame Tage und für das Neue Jahr Gesundheit sowie persönlichen und geschäftlichen Erfolg!

Ihr Industrial Electronics Team

Unser Betrieb ist ab dem 22.12.2017 geschlossen.
Wir sind ab dem 01.01.2018 wieder in gewohnter Weise für Sie da!

Warmest thoughts and Best Wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year !

Our offices will be closed from December 22rd and will re-open on January 1st 2018. We look forward to a mutually successful new business year!

Your Industrial Electronics Team

Power-amplifiers – AM9/2-6-52-52R – Wideband-GaN


Wideband instantaneous power in a compact bench-top form. Suitable for general purpose test & measurement applications, these amplifiers utilise the very latest GaN semiconductor devices to achieve excellent performance with robustness and reliability.


  • Frequency Range : 2.0 – 6.0GHz
  • Small Signal Gain : 55dB min
  • Gain Flatness : 4dB p-p max, 3dB typ
  • RF Input Drive for rated Output : 0dBm nom
  • RF Input Drive (survival) : +15dBm max
  • Saturated Output Power : +51.5dBm min, +52dBm typ
  • Flatness @ Psat : 2dB p-p max, 1dB typ
  • Harmonics : -15dBc typ
  • Non-Harmonic Spurious : -70dBc min
  • Input Return Loss : 10dB min, 14dB typ
  • Output Return Loss : 10dB typ @ Psat
  • Power Supply : 230V 50Hz AC
  • Dimensions (LWH) : 19″ x 4U x 450mm
  • Weight : 25Kg nom

Protection Features

  • Open & short circuit operation
  • Over temperature protection

Controls & Monitors

  • AC power keyswitch
  • Enable push-switch
  • TTL control (rear panel BNC)
  • PSU status indicator
  • RF status indicator
  • Overtemp indicator


  • RF power meter (W)
  • Rack mount or bench top

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Press Release: LitePoints IQxel is Now Available for Manufacturing & Certification Testing of Sigfox-Enabled Internet of Things Devices

Collaboration with Sigfox paves way for leading wireless test provider to accelerate go-to-market for IoT devices

Sunnyvale, CA – September 13, 2017 – LitePoint®, a leading provider of wireless test solutions, announced that its IQxel family of testers has been validated by Sigfox for testing of Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are compatible with its LPWA technology.

Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things. The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s network is already present in more than 30 countries, and on track to be in 60 countries by the end of 2018.

Thanks to this collaboration, device manufacturers can now use the IQxel-M to perform manufacturing tests of Sigfox-enabled IoT devices. They will also have a pre-certification tool ready-to use, enabling them to quickly design and qualify the modem of their IoT device. Furthermore, the LitePoint solution can be used to run certification testing as part of the Sigfox Verified™ certification program.

“IoT systems have a great need for high-quality RF at the lowest possible cost, which the cost effective and comprehensive IQxel-M delivers,” said Adam Smith, Director of Product Marketing at LitePoint. “The IQxel-M is an ideal solution to enable Sigfox’s partners to meet their growth plans for 2018.”

Raoul Mallart, CTO of Sigfox said, “We are pleased to welcome LitePoint in our global ecosystem of partners. Their cost-effective IQxel-M solution will contribute to simplify and accelerate the mass production of Sigfox compatible devices worldwide.”

Technical Highlights

The IQxel-M manufacturing and certification test solution is available today. IQxel-M is a comprehensive, one-box test solution for wireless connectivity testing and supports a wide variety of wireless standards including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and now Sigfox. The system can perform parallel testing of multiple devices (Multi-DUT) while at the same time enabling the concurrent test of multiple technologies (Multicom™).

IQxel-M was built from the ground up for manufacturing with its rugged and compact design, the 2U-high chassis fits in a standard 19 inch rack, making it easy for rack and stack implementations.

For more information on LitePoint’s IoT solutions, visit http://litepoint.com/iot/.

About LitePoint
LitePoint, creates wireless test solutions and services for the world’s most innovative wireless device makers, helping them to ensure their products perform for today’s demanding consumers. A leading innovator in wireless testing, LitePoint products come out of the box ready to test the most widely used wireless chipsets in the world. LitePoint works with the leading makers of smartphones, tablets, PCs, wireless access points and chipsets. LitePoint is also at the forefront of testing the burgeoning world of connected devices…the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and with offices around the world, LitePoint is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teradyne (NYSE: TER), a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications. Teradyne had revenue of $1.75 billion in 2016 and currently employs approximately 4,440 people worldwide.

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Litepoint’s IQgig – High-performance test for 802.11ad (WiGig) devices

IQgig Family

High-performance test for 802.11ad (WiGig) devices



IQgig™ is a high performance, comprehensive, physical-layer test solution tailored for 802.11ad (WiGig) modules and final products. It is ideal for both R&D characterization and high-volume production, making it the perfect platform to enable a cost-effective, seamless transition from the lab to the manufacturing floor. IQgig-RF is an easy to use Over-the-Air (OTA) test solution for WiGig RF modules and end-products, and IQgig-IF is an optimized test solution for conducted testing of WiGig chipsets and baseband modules. Together, the IQgig family products provide the total test solution that brings your WiGig products to market quickly, and with high quality.


Highest Performance for 802.11ad

  • IQgig-RF’s zero-IF architecture delivers better than -30 dB EVM and the lowest noise floor at 65 GHz
  • IQgig-IF delivers better than -35 dB EVM and complete frequency coverage for commercial IF interfaces
  • Separate RF and IF test systems offer optimized manufacturing economics
  • IQgig, enabled with LitePoint’s patented PacketEngine™ technology, provides superior test throughput

Robust for Manufacturing

  • Fully-integrated test solution replaces traditional rack-and-stack bench equipment, simplifying test setups
  • Intuitive GUI and programming interface provide easy access to detailed RF analysis
  • Turnkey IQfact+™ application software provides quick and reliable results
  • Small test head size simplifies test chamber integration


  • WiGig backhaul radios
  • Tri-band routers and access points
  • Virtual Reality (VR) devices
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Docking stations
  • Projectors
  • TVs



Frequency Range:

  • 55 to 68 GHz

Input Power Range:

  • 0 to -70 dBm

Output Power Range:

  • +5 to -70 dBm

Supported Technologies:

  • 802.11ad


Frequency Range:

  • 4.9 to 19.4 GHz

Input Power Range:

  • 0 to -40 dBm

Output Power Range:

  • +5 to -30 dBm

Supported Technologies:

  • 802.11ad

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Neue Mini-Circuits Produkte für den Monat März 2017

Neue Mini-Circuits Produkte für den Monat März 2017

4250 to 4350 MHz Bandpassfilter for C-Band, 50 Ohms


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• Low insertion loss, 1 dB typical
• Good VSWR, 1.3:1 typical
• High rejection
• Fast roll-off
• Connectorized package

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USB Programmable Attenuator, 0-60 dB, 1 to 8000 MHz


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• Wide attenuation range, 60 dB
• Fine attenuation resolution, 0.25 dB
• Short attenuation transition time (800 ns)
• Compact size, 2.5 x 3.0 x 0.85”
• USB and Ethernet control

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DC Pass, Ultra-Thin Power Splitter/Combiner, 12 Way-0°


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• Wideband, 600 – 6000 MHz
• High power, 20W as a splitter
• Good isolation, 19 dB
• Ultra-slim case, 8.5 x 9.5 x 0.43”
• SMP snap-on connectors

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Power-amplifiers – AM61/X-Band-(11.4GHz & 12GHz) -1200W

 11.4GHz & 12GHz 1200W GaN Amplifiers:

Utilising the latest GaN power transistor technology, the AM61 X-band amplifiers are designed for high efficiency pulsed power. With fast rise times & low pulse distortion the amplifier is ideally suited to applications in high-energy physics, typically as drivers for Klystron tubes. Four of our 400W units are combined using a waveguide stucture minimising losses and maintaining a tight phase balance, whilst ultra stable power supply technology gives a low jitter output response. Remote control is provided either by conventional TTL, or using RS232 based Graphic User Interface (GUI), whilst power and status monitoring may be provided by the GUI or as RF/analog outputs. Protection circuits are incorporated to ensure safety and long-term reliability. The amplifier is housed in a rugged 19″ rack mountable chassis only 6U in height.

The amplifier is operated in a Gated mode, with the RF transistor bias controlled by a TTL command synchronised with the RF pulse. The transistors are in a biassed state only during the RF pulse, and otherwise in standby. This design provides for high power outputs but without the disadvantages of high power consumption and heat generation, and with the amplitude variation and phase excursions caused by transistor junction heating being reduced by the application of pre-pulse bias.