Pasternack RF detectors are active coaxial components that convert RF signal strength into proportional DC voltage at its output, also referred to as “video out”. Pasternack carries 3 basic types of RF detectors including zero bias Schottky diode detectors, bias Schottky diode detectors and log detectors. RF detectors are used to monitor and measure signal strength from an RF source.
RF detectors from Pasterack are available with SMA connectors and BNC connectors for the 75 Ohm line. The zero bias detectors, bias detectors and log detectors have various frequency capabilities from 100 KHz to 26.5 GHz depending on type and style. These RF detectors have a maximum input power rating between 10 dBm and 23 dBm and an RF signal threshold (tangential sensitivity) of -54 dBm to -20 dBm. Pasternack carries two variations of RF detectors with a positive or negative output bias.