I apologize; this has been sitting in my drafts for a month! Here are some 5.7 GHz amplifiers I have found.
*802.11a bidirectional 1W $300 OEM* <http://www.rflinx.com/products/amplifiers/5800/cae-p/ This one is bidirectional (Power amp/Receive preamp) I think would work best for us considering price. A reasonable alternate is the one from Streakwave (below), however it is in an enclosure. Probably good for the ground side; but we would strip it down for the rocket side. Going above 1 watt, the price goes up real fast. --- Others 5.8 to 7 GHz; 2.5 watt; $1000 <http://www.rf-links.com/rf_amplifiers.htm#28.1 BFP640 transistor <http://rfdesign.com/mag/radio_lowcost_twostage_low/ SZP-5026Z transistor <http://www.mwjournal.com/News/article.asp?HH_ID=AR_5732 -- 802.11a bidirectional amps <http://streakwave.com/items.asp?Cc=AMP5GHz&Bc= 1W $469 <http://streakwave.com/Itemdesc.asp?ic=12%2D505&eq=&Tp= 4W $5300 <http://streakwave.com/Itemdesc.asp?ic=12%2D531&eq=&Tp= -- 300 mW power amp <www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc4514.pdf LNA (for Rx) <http://www.maxim-ic.com/quick_view2.cfm/qv_pk/2461 _______________________________________________ psas-avionics mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.psas.pdx.edu/mailman/listinfo/psas-avionics