RF Broadband Amplifiers

More than 30 years experience in microwave technology

For more than 30 years SHF is doing RF broadband amplifier design. The outstanding performance makes our amplifiers suitable for a wide variety of applications in R&D. This comprises not only optical communications but also satellite communications, high-speed pulse experiments, data transmission, radar and antenna measurements.

Laboratory amplifiers for telecom applications (e.g. OC-192, OC-768, 100GbE, 400G and further)

Below you will find a selection of SHF broadband amplifiers with different bandwidth, gain and output drive to suit different requirements for complex signal generation e.g. with LiNbO3 or electro-absorption modulators.

Ideally suited for analog or multi-level signals

3.5V output signal from a SHF S807 at 32 GBaud

3.5V output signal from a SHF S807 at 32 GBaud

A variety of SHF amplifiers are verified for their excellent performance with multi-level (e.g. for PAM or QAM) and analog signals (e.g. OFDM). The SHF S807, in particular, is an amplifier specifically designed for 4-level signals. These amplifiers with particular emphasis on linearity are shown in the “Ultra Linear RF Amplifiers” section.

10 & 20 Gbps RF Amplifiers (ASK, DPSK, DQPSK)

P/N Min. Bandwidth Typ. Gain Min. P1dB Min. P3dB Datasheet

SHF 100 APP

12 GHz

19 dB

18 dBm

SHF 100 BPP

12 GHz

17 dB

19 dBm

22 dBm

SHF 115 AP

20 GHz

27 dB

18 dBm

SHF 100 AP

25 GHz

19 dB

17 dBm

18 dBm

SHF 100 BP

25 GHz

17 dB

21 dBm

22 dBm

SHF 826 H

25 GHz

25 dB

20 dBm

26 dBm

40 & 100 Gbps RF Amplifiers (100GbE, 100G)

P/N Min. Bandwidth Typ. Gain Min. P1dB Min. P3dB Datasheet

SHF 806 E

38 GHz

26 dB

20 dBm

22 dBm

SHF 810

38 GHz

29 dB

18 dBm

20 dBm

SHF 803 P

40 GHz

17 dB

20 dBm

22 dBm

SHF 804 EA

45 GHz

20 dB

12.5 dBm

15.5 dBm

SHF S807

50 GHz

23 dB

15 dBm

19 dBm

SHF 804 TL

55 GHz

22 dB

12.5 dBm

15.5 dBm

SHF 801 P

58 GHz

8 dB

11 dBm

13 dBm

SHF 827

65 GHz

11 dB

11 dBm

15.5 dBm

SHF 804M

65 GHz

23 dB

11 dBm

15.5 dBm

Ultra Linear RF Amplifiers (QAM, OFDM, PAM-4, PAM-8)

P/N Min. Bandwidth Typ. Gain Min. P1dB Min. P3dB Datasheet

SHF 100BP Opt. ML

14 GHz (typ.)

17 dB

21 dBm

22 dBm

SHF 806 E

38 GHz

26 dB

20 dBm

22 dBm

SHF 803P

40 GHz

17 dB

20 dBm

22 dBm

SHF S807

50 GHz

23 dB

15 dBm

19 dBm

SHF 827

65 GHz

11 dB

11 dBm

15.5 dBm

RF Power Amplifiers for Clock Signals

P/N Min. Bandwidth Typ. Gain Min. P1dB Min. P3dB Datasheet

SHF 816

17- 27 GHz

32 dB

29 dBm

30.5 dBm

SHF 818

36- 41 GHz

30 dB

24 dBm
(typ.)

29 dBm
(typ.)