GEN3-ERF®


Gen3-ERF

Overview

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Product Name: GEN3-ERF®

The 3rd Generation Mini-ERF is a Reduced SWaP-C, 30 to 520 MHz tunable bandpass filter that features 50mW (typ.) power consumption, 1 Watt CW continuous power handling (7% BW), +40 dBm IIp3 (typ.), low insertion loss, and 4 dB typ. selectivity @ +/-10%, (7% filter). The GEN3-ERF’s are fully tuned and tested by Pole/Zero® for convenience and ease of use.

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MODULAR

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SWaP

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CUSTOM DESIGN

Applications

Delivering high performance in a small package, Pole/Zero’s ERF Tunable Filter is applicable for multiple markets, including defense, EW, radar, communications, satcom, and automated test equipment.

Markets

Defense Aerospace Communications GPS ATE Space

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Product Specifications

Absolute Maximum Ratings

Symbol Parameter Conditions Min Max Unit
VCC Supply voltage - 0.5 6 V
VBB High supply voltage - 0.5 12 V
VI Input voltage On all digital interface input pins 0.5 3.6 V
VO  Output voltage On all digital interface output pins 0.5 3.3 V
IOH/IOL Digital interface pin sink/source current -   8 mA
IO Output current - - 8 mA
PINBAND In-band RF input power level Signal is in passband 𝑓0 = 30 − 520 𝑀𝐻z - 33 dBm
POUTBAND Out-of-band RF input power level - - 33 dBm
TRATE Maximum tune rate (frequency hopping) - - 2 kHz

Handling Ratings

Symbol Parameter Conditions Min Nom Max Unit
Ts Storage temperature
- - -55 +125 °C

Recommended Operating Conditions

Symbol Parameter Conditions Min Nom Max Unit
VCC Supply voltage - 4.7 5 5.5 V
VREF High supply voltage - 4.5 10 10.5 V
PIN (Vref = +5V) Maximum RF input power for linear operation Signal is in passband
- - 30 V
PIN (Vref = +10V) Maximum RF input power for linear operation Signal is in passband
- - 31 dBm
TA Ambient operating temperature - -40 - +85 °C

Electrical Characteristics

Symbol Parameter Conditions Min Nom Max Unit
ICC_STATIC VCC current consumption, statically tuned At nominal VCC - 7.5 10 mA
ICC_HOP VCC current consumption, hopping Nominal VCC,
hopping at 10KHz
- - 35 mA
IREF_STATIC VREF current consumption, statically tuned At nominal VREF
voltage
- 11.5 35 mA
IREF_HOP VREF current consumption Nominal VREF,
hopping at 2KHz
- 11.5 TBD mA
VIH Digital high level input voltage
On all digital
interface input pins
2 - - V
VIL Digital low level input voltage On all digital
interface output
pins
- - 0.8 V
ICC_STATIC VCC current consumption, statically tuned At nominal VCC voltage - 3.3 30 mA
ICC_HOP VVCC current consumption, hopping Nominal VCC, hopping at - - - - mA
VBB High supply voltage At nominal VBB voltage 23.75 25 26.25 -
IBB_STATIC VBB current consumption, statically tuned At nominal VBB voltage - - 2  mA
IBB_HOP VBB current consumption Nominal VBB, hopping at - - - - mA
VIH Digital high level input voltage On all digital interface input pins 0.7* Vcc - - V
VIL Digital low level input voltage  On all digital interface output pins - - 0.3* Vcc V
IIH/IIL Digital Interface pin input logic current - 4 - -4 mA
F(RANGE) Tunable frequency range - 30 - 520 MHz
ZO Input/output impedance - - 50 - Ω
VSWR Voltage Standing Wave Ratio - - 1.24:1 2.2:1 -
RL Return loss  At 50 Ω 9 19.5 - dB
IL Insertion loss For NN-30-520-6-S06 - 5.1 7 dB
%BW Bandwidth (3 dB) - 6.2 7 7 %
SEL10% Selectivity 10% removed from the center frequency 𝑓𝑂
± 10%
12 15 - dBc
SEL(ULTIMATE) Ultimate selectivity 2 × fo - 50 - dBc
IIP3 Input third order intermodulation intercept point - - 45 - dBm
NF Noise Figure - - Il IL+1.0 dB
PSpurious Spurious Output 15 dB Noise
Source Reference
- 130   dBm
TTUNE Tune time - - 24.8 75 μs
FDRIFT Center frequency - -40 - +80 ppm/°C

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Through continuous product, technology, and process innovation, Pole/Zero continues to expand its role as the leading supplier of unique, cost-effective solutions to the most complex of RF challenges. Our comprehensive suite of RF interference mitigation devices includes Tunable Filters, Low Noise Amplifiers, Integrated Cosite Equipment, Cosite Power Amplifiers and a wide range of other products tailored to the interference characteristics of multiple industries.

Our expertise and experience in space and military markets, has led to industry leading products that readily meet the unique size, weight and power requirements of cosite environments, placing us as a leading supplier for military applications.  

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