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Entry  Mon Jul 7 21:36:33 2014, Jenne, rana, Update, PSL, PMC local oscillator is going wonky PMC_LO_failing.pdf
    Reply  Mon Jul 7 22:18:26 2014, Koji, Update, PSL, PMC local oscillator is going wonky 
       Reply  Tue Jul 8 15:28:32 2014, Koji, Update, PSL, PMC local oscillator is going wonky 
          Reply  Wed Jul 9 00:47:22 2014, Koji, Update, PSL, PMC local oscillator is going wonky 
             Reply  Wed Jul 9 11:41:12 2014, Koushik, Update, PSL, PMC local oscillator is going wonky 
                Reply  Wed Jul 9 19:53:34 2014, rana, Update, PSL, PMC LO monitor trend (5 years) LODET.png
                   Reply  Thu Jul 10 01:02:13 2014, rana, Update, PSL, more PMC science PMCloCal.pdf
          Reply  Wed Jul 9 00:59:09 2014, rana, Update, PSL, PMC local oscillator is going wonky PMC_RFslider.pdf
Message ID: 10148     Entry time: Mon Jul 7 22:18:26 2014     In reply to: 10146     Reply to this: 10153
Author: Koji 
Type: Update 
Category: PSL 
Subject: PMC local oscillator is going wonky 

It seems that there is no better chip in MiniCircuits line-up with the same form factor.
ERA-5 is the most powerful one in the ERA (or MAR) series.

If the output is ~0dBm we have MAR-6SM in stock. But I suspect that ERA-5 was driven at the power level close to its saturation (~18dBm).

If we allow different form factors, we have GVA-** or GALI-** in the market and also in the blue tower, in order to gain more performance margin.
If it is difficult to apply them, I would rather use another ERA-5 with enhanced heat radiation.

I'm sure that Downs has EAR-5 replacement.

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