Cryogenic Analog RF Module

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Using an advanced low-noise amplifier and compact cryogenic cryocooler, the Cryogenic Analog RF Module (CARM) provides amplification with extremely low noise. Its compactness allows the module to be used directly after an antenna in place of a traditional LNA or LNB.

Initially developed for Ka-Band, different frequency bands will soon be available. Customization of the mechanical interface, formfactor or additional filtering are also possible.

  • Extremely low-noise amplification
  • Light and compact
  • High gain
  • Ka-band
  • Turnkey operation
  • Various customization options available
  • Satellite communication
  • Line-of-sight datalinks
  • Signals intelligence
  • Electronic warfare
  • Radar
  • Channelizing receiver
  • Transient digitizer
  • Software radio
  • Spectrum monitoring
Configuration Options

RF Band (select one from the list below; for multiple channel module, please contact HYPRES)

  • Ka-band (default)
  • X band
  • UHF
  • Custom
Form Factor
  • Module for GBS antenna (default, as shown)
  • Benchtop
  • Custom
  • None (default)
  • Cold copper filter
  • High-temperature superconductor filter
Output Interface
  • Electrical coaxial K connector (default)
  • Optical
Installation and Warranty
  • Onsite installation and training
  • One-year standard warranty
  • Recommended maintenance: Every 2 year
General Specifications
  • Dimensions: 10” x 5” x 4”
  • Weight: 2.7 kg ( < 6 lbs)
  • Frequency band: 20.2-21.2 GHz
  • Input: WR42 square flange
  • Output: Coaxial K connector
  • Operating temperature of the LNA : ~80K
  • Noise temperature: <50K
  • Gain: 25 dB
  • Startup time: none
  • Cool down time: ~ 1h
  • Peak power: <40W
  • Steady state power: ~25W