December 2010: LNF receives funds from Västra Götalands Regionen to develop InP HEMT MMIC LNAs together with Chalmers University of Technology. The goal is to develop a number of cryogenic MMIC LNAs to fill the need for future large radio astronomy arrays.
June 2009: Our 4-8 GHz cryogenic and room temperature LNA is back in production. With new state-of-the-art InP HEMT transistors from Chalmers University of Technology we are able to offer our customers the LNA with improved performance. The transistors are developed by the Microwave Electronics Laboratory at the Microtechnology and Nanoscience department at Chalmers and manufactured by the Nanofabrication Laboratory at the same department. More LNAs based on these transistors are under development.
October 2008: LNF teams up with the Microwave Electronics Laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology to deliver a larger number of 8.5 GHz cryogenic LNAs for the European Space Agency. The LNAs will be used for deep space communication for current and future deep space missions.
August 2007: LNF unveils the world's first commercial InP HEMT based cryogenic Low Noise Amplifier. Using state-of-the-art InP HEMT technology developed by the Microwave Electronics Laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology, LNF is happy to be able to offer customers a 4-8 GHz three stage LNA. At only 6.5mW of dissipated DC-power the LNA delivers 35 dB of unconditionally stable gain and a noise temperature of <3.5K (nf=0.05dB) with IRL and ORL >18dB. Check out our products page for detailed information.
December 2006: LNF signs a framework agreement with Chalmers University of Technology. LNF will provide micro-assembly services to Chalmers at a discounted rate.
September 2006: LNF moves to a bigger lab on Mölndalsvägen in Göteborg
October 2005: LNF signs a contract with the SETI institute to supply 0.5-11 GHz cryogenic active baluns for the Allen Telescope Array. Click for details.
May 2005: LNF is founded.