High Frequency Wide Bandwidth Preamplifier Modules

Our range of quality high frequency wide bandwidth amplifiers from Spectrum are in a neat robust modular case, ideal for use as external MHz / GHz pre-amplifiers for the Spectrum signal capture cards, or any similar high-speed applications where very small micro or millivolt signals require high gain amplification. All DC versions feature a manually adjustable voltage output offset, together with exceptional dynamic low noise performance.
  • Very wide bandwidth from Hz up to GHz RF frequencies
  • Pre-amplifier modules with upper bandwidth (-3dB) limit of 10 MHz to 2.5 GHz
  • Amplification of x10 (20dB), x100 (40dB) and x1000 (60dB)
  • 50 ohm or 1 MOhm input impedance - (see data table below)
  • Switchable AC/DC input coupling and dual gain settings on models up to 200MHz
  • Manual output offset easily adjustable on models with DC coupling
  • Standard sturdy BNC in/out signal cable connectors. SMA for GHz models.
  • Suitable for use with Spectrum A/D signal capture cards or similar amplification applications
  • 100 - 240V AC mains to DC converter supply unit included
Amplifer module SPA.1402, orientated to show power and output connection.
VersionUpper -3dB Bandwidth (+/-10%)Lower -3dB Bandwidth (AC mode)Input CouplingInput ImpedanceOutput ImpedanceGain 1Gain 2
SPA.18412.2GHz10KHzAC only50 0hm50 0hmx100 (40dB)N/A
SPA.18012.5GHz10KHzAC only50 0hm50 0hmx10 (20dB)N/A
SPA.1601500MHzn/aDC only50 0hm50 0hmx10 (20dB)N/A
SPA.1412200MHz1HzAC/DC1 Mohm50 0hmx10 (20dB)x100 (40dB)
SPA.1411200MHz1KHzAC/DC50 ohm50 0hmx10 (20dB)x100 (40dB)
SPA.123210MHz1HzAC/DC1 Mohm50 0hmx100 (40dB)x1000 (60dB)
SPA.123110MHz1KHzAC/DC50 ohm50 0hmx100 (40dB)x1000 (60dB)
Input (overload) limit +/- 3V (SPA.1841, 1801), all others +/-5V
Maximum Output: +/- 1.9V (into 50 ohm) and +/- 4.0V (into 1M ohm)
Dimensions (excluding connectors and toggle switches):   Length: 54mm, Width 43mm, Height 22mm. (SPA.1801, 1841)
All others; Length: 94mm, Width 51mm, Height 27mm
IncludedExternal power supply for all SPA amplifiers, 110-240VAC, type C euro mains connector with UK adaptor plug
Amplifier module system, package contents Signal Amplifer module comparison mhz and ghz.

Delivery: The pre-amplifier module also comes with a auto-ranging 100 - 240V AC to +/- 15VDC power supply and power connection cables. The AC power cable is terminated in a type C euro connector, however for UK use we automatically provide a neat converter that clamps over the euro end (pictured) approved by BSI to all relevant standards. We can on request provide a supply power supply with US/Japan mains connector as substitute.

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If you do require any further information please feel free to contact us here at DataQuest Solutions.
Amplifer module SPA.1402, orientated to show power and output connection.

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(Last revised 18.06.15)
Images courtesy of Spectrum GmbH