RF Modules

Wenzel Associates’ Blue Tops RF Modules are RF system building blocks with verified state-of-the-art phase noise performance and exceptionally low harmonic and spurious content. These modules enable RF systems designers to quickly configure frequency generating systems with low noise outputs to 16 GHz. Each module contains all the components required to achieve a given function integrated into a single, compact aluminum case. The Blue Tops Series includes amplifier, multiplier, divider and phase lock loop modules, mixers, filters, splitters and power level detectors, most with fast deliveries and low cost.
Model Description Block Diagram Size
LNDC
Directional Coupler (LNDC)
  • Low Noise Directional Coupler (LNDC)
  • Input Frequency from 5 MHz to 1 GHz, fixed
  • Integral Coupler, Amplifier and Attenuators
  • Input Level: +10 dBm, minimum
  • Output Level (Main Line): 1.5 dBm < Input Level
  • Output Level (Coupled Line): To +20 dBm (Consult Factory)
  • Port-to-Port Isolation: 20 dB, typical
  • Intrinsic Phase Noise Floor to -165 dBc/Hz (Input Referred)
  • Current Draw: 80 mA, typical
  • Nickel-Plated Machined Aluminum Housing
  • SMA(f) Input and Output Connectors, Standard
LNDC block 1.25 x 1.25 x 0.8"
Model Description Block Diagram Size
LNIMX
Integrated Mixer (LNIMX)
  • Low Noise Integrated Mixer (LNIMX)
  • Mixer Selected Based on Frequencies Required
  • Integral Attenuators to Adjust Levels as Required
  • LO Frequency Range - Up to 3.4 GHz, fixed
  • RF Frequency Range - Up to 2 GHz, fixed
  • Output Frequency: Up to 2 GHz
  • (Raw Unfiltered Sum, Difference and Originals)
  • Nickel-Plated Machined Aluminum Housing
  • SMA(f) Input and Output Connectors, Standard
LNIMX block 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8"
Model Description Block Diagram Size
LNMX
Low Noise Mixer (LNMX)
  • Low Noise Mixer (LNMX)
  • Standard Mixer - M/A COM P/N: M8TH
  • Integral Attenuators to Adjust Levels as Required
  • Frequency Range - RF: 1-3400 MHz
  • Frequency Range - LO: 1-3400 MHz
  • Frequency Range - IF: 1-2000 MHz
  • LO Power: +23 dB, nominal
  • Conversion Loss: 8.0 dB, typical
  • Isolation: L-R, 35 dB; L-I, 35 dB ; R-I, 21 dB
  • Nickel-Plated Machined Aluminum Housing
  • SMA(f) Input and Output Connectors, Standard
LNMX block 1,25 x 1,25 x 0.8"
Model Description Block Diagram Size
LNPLL
Phase Lock Loop (LNPLL)
  • Low Noise Phase Lock Loop (LNPLL)
  • Input Frequency from 5 MHz to 150 MHz, fixed
  • Integral Phase Detector, Amplifiers, Detectors and VReg
  • Type 1 or 2 Loop Options
  • Loop Bandwidth Optimized for Individual Application
  • Lock and Rail Detect Monitoring Options (TTL)
  • Current Draw: 100 mA
  • Nickel-Plated Machined Aluminum Housing
  • SMA(f) Input and Output Connectors, Standard
LNPLL block 2.55 x 2.55 x 0.8"
Model Description Block Diagram Size
LNPS
Power Splitter (LNPS)
  • Low Noise Power Splitter (LNPS)
  • Input Frequency from 5 MHz to 2 GHz, fixed
  • Integral Splitter and Attenuators
  • Flexibility in Setting Gain and Input/Output Levels
  • Input Level: Up to +15 dBm
  • Insertion Loss: ≤ 3.5 dB
  • Port-to-Port Isolation: ≥ 20 dB
  • Nickel-Plated Machined Aluminum Housing
  • SMA(f) Input and Output Connectors, Standard
LNPS block 1.25 x 1.25 x 0.8"
Model Description Block Diagram Size
LNST (2)
Signal Translator (LNST)
  • Low Noise Signal Translator (LNST)
  • Input Frequency from 5 MHz to 160 MHz, fixed
  • Integral Waveform Converter, Amplifier and Filters
  • Sine-to-Square and Square-to-Sine Options Available
  • Sine, TTL, LVTTL, LVDS, and Others
  • Current Draw: 150 mA, typical
  • Nickel-Plated Machined Aluminum Housing
  • SMA(f) Input and Output Connectors, Standard
LNST block (2) 2 x 1.25 x 0.8"
Model Description Block Diagram Size
LNVR
Voltage Regulator (LNVR)
  • Low Noise Voltage Regulator (LNVR)
  • Input Voltage from +5 VDC to +28 VDC, fixed
  • Input Voltage Tolerance: Up to 10%
  • Output Voltage from +2.5 VDC to +25 VDC, fixed
  • Output Current Draw: ≤ 1 Amp, typical (Consult Factory)
  • Nickel-Plated Machined Aluminum Housing
  • SMA(f) Input and Output Connectors, Standard
LNVR block 1.75 x 2.5 x 1"
Model Description Block Diagram Size
TLPD
Through-Line Power Level Detector (TLPD)
  • Through-Line Power Level Detector (TLPD)
  • Input Frequency from 5 MHz to 2 GHz, fixed
  • Integral Coupler, RMS Detector or Optional Comparator
  • Input Level: -5 dBm to +20 dBm, fixed
  • Monitor Window: Up to ±10 dB (relative to input power level)
  • Output (RMS Detector Option): 0 to +5 VDC, typical
  • Output (Comparator Option): TTL Compatible (5V)
  • Insertion Loss: 1 dB, typical @ 500 MHz
  • Current Draw: ≤ 30 mA
  • Nickel-Plated Machined Aluminum Housing
  • SMA(f) Input and Output Connectors, Standard
TLPD block 1.25 x 1.25 x 0.8"