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Nooelec SAWbird+ iO - Premium SAW Filter & Cascaded Ultra-Low Noise LNA Module for L-Band (Inmarsat AERO/STD-C) Applications. 1542MHz Center Frequency

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A dual LNA module with an integrated, high-performance SAW filter. Designed for L-Band applications such as Inmarsat AERO and STD-C near 1.542GHz.

Includes free aluminum enclosure, male SMA to male SMA adapter and USB to DC barrel connector adapter. Full 1 year warranty and support direct through Nooelec!

SKU: 100788


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SAWbird+ iO is a self-contained LNA module designed for capturing L-Band signals, like Inmarsat AERO and STD-C. It has a very high attenuation outside of the 60MHz bandpass region, centered around 1.542GHz, and a minimum of 30dB of gain within the bandpass region. Nominal current draw is 180mA.

The SAWbird+ series contains 2 ultra-low-noise LNAs sandwiched around a custom-designed, high-performance SAW filter centered at the frequency of interest. Each LNA module has 2 EMI shields to separate each delicate LNA from external interference. There are also M3 mounting holes available to mount the PCB in your custom enclosure or project with standard hardware.

Each module allows for 3 different power options, but you should only power with one option at any given time! The recommended power input through the SMA output port (for bias-tee capable SDRs like the NESDR SMArTee XTR) is 3V-5V DC. Alternatively, if you don't have a bias-tee capable SDR, you can use the external power options through the microUSB port or the power input header (female 0.1" header). The recommended external power input is 3.3V-5.5V DC. Though there is protection circuitry on the SAWbird for overvoltage conditions, and voltages of up to 12V DC should still work and will not damage the device, it is not recommended for long-term usage. Kindly note that damage resulting from overvoltage conditions would not be covered under the standard 1 year warranty.

Our recommendation for use with this LNA is the NESDR SMArTee v2--which contains a bias-tee capable of powering the SAWbird+ iO module with bias power--but it is compatible with most SDRs on the market.

It is important to note that some SDRs, like the current production version of the NESDR SMArt, would have their ESD protection diode tripped by the LNA when powered externally. You can still use the LNA with these SDRs of course, but you would need to install a DC block between the LNA and SDR. This can be as simple as a low-distortion, high-quality capacitor in series with the RF path, should you prefer a DIY solution.

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