Noise receiver modules

When measuring noise figures or noise parameters, the following problems are often encountered:

  • The available spectrum or network analyzer cannot reach the required measurement frequency
  • The input sensitivity of the measurement instruments is insufficient
  • It is necessary to install a reliable HF switch at the input in order to switch between noise source and network analyzer

By using the noise input and noise receiver modules by Maury-Microwave, it is nevertheless possible in many cases to perform high-precision noise measurements with the available measuring equipment. These modules offer sensitive pre-amplifiers for increased sensitivity as well as down-mixers for expanding the frequency range. The available noise receiver modules are:

Model

Measurement signal
frequencies

Output
frequencies

Intregrated components
Noise figure
Connection
MT7553A 0,01-26,5GHz 0,01-26,5GHz LNA, Bias-Tee, HF switch
Separate NWA/NFA connection
6dB 3,5mm
MT7553A03 0,1-26,5GHz 0,1-26,5GHz LNA, Bias-Tee, HF switch
Separate NWA/NFA connection
6dB 3,5mm
MT7553B 0,01-50,0GHz 0,01-26,5GHz LO, Mixer, LNA, Bias-Tee, HF Switch
Separate NWA/NFA connection
15dB 2,4mm
MT7553B01 0,01-50,0GHz 0,01-26,5GHz LO, Mischer, LNA, Bias-Tee, HF switch
Common NWA/NFA connection
15dB 2,4mm
MT7553B02 0,1-50,0GHz 0,1-50,0GHz LNA, Bias-Tee, HF Switch
Common NWA/NFA connection
6dB 2,4mm
MT7553M15 50,0-75,0GHz 0,01-26,5GHz LO, Mixer, LNA
Separate NWA/NFA connection
12dB WR15
MT7553M12 60,0-90,0GHz 0,01-26,5GHz LO, Mixer, LNA
Separate NWA/NFA connection
12dB WR12
MT7553M10 75,0-100,0GHz 0,01-26,5GHz O, Mixer, LNA
Separate NWA/NFA connection
12dB WR11

Explanations: the specified noise figure values are typical values.
NWA = Network Analyzer NFA = Noise Figure Analyzer

Noise Receiver Module MT7553M12 with WR-12 Waveguide Input and Controller
Coaxial Noise Receiver Modules MT7553B03 (left) and MT7553B01 (right)
Model

Measurement
signal frequencies

Output
frequencies

Integrated components
Connections
MT7553N26 0,1-26,5GHz 0,01-26,5GHz Bias-Tee, HF switch 3,5mm
MT7553N26 0,1-50GHz 0,1-26,5GHz Bias-Tee, HF switch 3,5mm

All modules by Maury-Microwave are prepared for integration into the ATSv5 SW, which supports automatic measurement of noise parameters. The data sheet for these modules can be accessed here: Data sheet 4T-085.pdf