AI AC-538

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DIMENSIONS ARE IN INCHES [MILLIMETERS]
SPECIFICATIONS
*
INTERMODULATION PERFORMANCE
ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM RATINGS
Rev. 5/10
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TO-8 Package for Amplifiers
SMTO-8 Package for Amplifiers
AC538
5 TO 500 MHz
TO-8 CASCADABLE AMPLIFIER
AC538
T
ypical Values
AC538
H
igh Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.5 dB
Low Noise Figure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.8 dB
High Second Harmonic Intercept Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +56 dBm
High Performance Thin Film
Standard Size TO-8 Package
Small Signal Gain (Min.) 27.5 dB 27.0 dB 26.5 dB
Gain Flatness (Max.) ±0.3 dB ±0.5 dB ±0.8 dB
N
oise Figure (Max.) 2.8 dB 3.5 dB 4.0 dB
SWR (Max.) Input/Output < 1.5:1 1.7:1 1.8:1
Power Output (Min.)
@ 1dB comp. +12.5 dBm +11.5 dBm +11.0 dBm
Reverse Isolation 37.0 dB ——
DC Current (Max.) 47 mA 50 mA 53 mA
Guaranteed
Parameter Typical 0 to 50 °C -55 to +85 °C
F
requency (Min.) 3-600 MHz 5-500 MHz 5-500 MHz
Typical @ 25 °C
AC538
Second Order Harmonic Intercept Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +56 dBm
Second Order Two Tone Intercept Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +50 dBm
Third Order Two Tone Intercept Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +27 dBm
Storage Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -62 to +125 °C
Maximum Case Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +125 °C
Maximum DC Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +9 Volts
Maximum Continuous RF Input Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +10 dBm
Maximum Short Term Input Power (1 Minute Max.) . . . . . . . 50 Milliwatts
Maximum Peak Power (3 µsec Max.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 Watt
Burn-in Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +125 °C
Thermal Resistance
1
(θjc) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +65 C/Watt
Junction Temperature Rise Above Case (Tjc) . . . . . . . . . . . +16.2 °C
1
Thermal resistance is based on total power dissipation.
AS538
* Measured in a 50-ohm system at +5 Vdc unless otherwise specified.
TYPICAL PERFORMANCE TYPICAL AUTOMATIC TEST DATA
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AC538
GAIN - dB
FREQUENCY - MHz
5 10 30 50 100 200 300 400 500 600
Gain vs Temperature Vcc= 5
29.0
28.0
27.0
26.0
25.0
3.5
3.0
2.5
2.0
NOISE FIGURE - dB
Noise Figure
KEY:
+25 ° C
+85 ° C
-55 ° C
16.0
14.0
12.0
10.0
8.0
OUTPUT POWER - dBm
Power Output at 1 dB Compression
70
60
50
40
30
20 
INTERCEPT POINT - dBm
Intercept Point
FREQUENCY - MHz
FREQUENCY - MHz
FREQUENCY - MHz
IP
3
IP
2
5 10 30 50 100 200 300 400 500 600
5 10 30 50 100 200 300 400 500 600
5 10 30 50 100 200 300 400 500 600
2nd HAR
M
odel: AC538 Vcc=+5V Icc= 47.22
FREQ SWR SWR GAIN GROUP DELAY REV/ISO
MHZ IN OUT DB NSEC DB
5 1.39 1.15 27.5 -38.5
1
0 1.41 1.08 27.6 -38.0
20 1.41 1.06 27.7 3.130 -38.0
50 1.41 1.05 27.7 1.402 -37.8
100 1.41 1.05 27.7 0.988 -37.6
2
00 1.40 1.05 27.7 0.977 -37.6
300 1.37 1.05 27.7 0.979 -37.2
4
00 1.34 1.03 27.7 0.995 -36.7
500 1.25 1.03 27.6 1.009 -36.3
6
00 1.16 1.13 27.3 1.037 -35.5
LINEAR S-PARAMETERS
Model: AC538 Vcc=+5V Icc= 47.22
FREQ. S11 S21 S12 S22
MHz MAG ANG MAG ANG MAG ANG MAG ANG
5 0.16 -17.4 23.69 28.6 0.012 35.0 0.07 -127.7
1
0 0.17 -9.9 24.10 11.9 0.013 19.0 0.04 -140.1
20 0.17 -7.9 24.22 0.6 0.013 11.0 0.03 -157.2
50 0.17 -12.9 24.38 -14.5 0.013 -0.0 0.02 -173.0
100 0.17 -24.4 24.27 -32.3 0.013 -4.0 0.03 177.3
2
00 0.17 -48.4 24.24 -67.5 0.013 -10.0 0.03 161.0
3
00 0.16 -69.8 24.34 -102.7 0.014 -17.0 0.02 141.2
400 0.14 -86.7 24.22 -138.5 0.015 -25.0 0.01 128.5
500 0.11 -107.5 23.87 -174.8 0.015 -37.0 0.01 -140.6
600 0.08 -135.4 23.13 147.8 0.017 -49.0 0.06 -150.8
700 0.04 134.1 22.70 109.7 0.019 -62.0 0.15 -175.9

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