|Frequency Range, GHz||26.5-40||33-50||40-60||50-75||60-90||75-110||90-140||110-170|
|Conversion losses at RF LO over full waveguide band, IF: 0.01-8 GHz, dB (max)||8||8||8,5||9||9,5||10||—||—|
|Conversion losses at fixed LO, IF: 0.01-8 GHz, dB (max)||6.0||7||7||7,5||7,5||8||8||8,5|
|Conversion losses at fixed LO, IF: 8-18 GHz, dB (max)||7 IF <13.5GHz||7.5 IF <17GHz||7,5||8||8||8,5||9||9|
- Maximum operating temperature is +60 °C
- Incident max CW RF power: 20 mW (typ)
- RF power at 1 dB compression: 1 dBm (typ)
- IF, bias connectors: SMA female
- BM-05 mixers are available upon request
How to order
Specify Model Number BM-XX/LO/IF/N/A/В, where
X – number of waveguide standard (Ex. 10 for WR-10 and 06 for WR-06)
LO – LO frequency (or operating range), F- if full band
IF – intermediate frequency range
N – number of operating harmonic, nothing if N=1
A – with built-in power amplifier at output, nothing if without output power amplifier
B – requires bias, nothing if no bias
BM-10/F/4 (W-band mixer, LO= 75-110 GHz, IF= 4 GHz
BM-06/142/6-18 (D-band mixer, LO= 142 GHz, IF= 6-18 GHz
BM-10/12-18/1/6 (W-band mixer, LO= 12-18 GHz, IF= 1 GHz, harmonic number 6
BM-10/94/0.5-1.5/A (W-band mixer, LO= 94 GHz, IF= 0.5-1.5 GHz, harmonic number 1, with built-in output power amplifier
Delivery time 6-8 weeks for standard models. Custom designed mixers are delivered within 12 weeks ARO.
All ELVA-1 balanced mixers are warranted by the manufacturer for one year after receipt.
Example of using ELVA-1 waveguide components for plasma physics and fusion:
Research paper describing our system at the Asdex Upgrade Tokamak diagnostics system.
The system has since been upgraded with receivers for 70 GHz and 140 GHz. All local oscillators, millimeterWave mixers, VCVA PiN attenuators are from Elva-1.