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Wi-Fi Filter Solution
This is a three section, cavity filter with a passband of 5725 to 5875 MHz, with <0.25 dB insertion loss. The Wi-Fi filter provides >10 dB attenuation at 5570 and 6030 MHz and >70 dB at DC to 2500 MHz and is capable of handling 50 W CW with a peak rating of 500 W. Size: 2.3" × 1.1" × 0.75" excluding sma connectors.
3H Communication Systems
Switched Filter Banks
This new line of standard switchedfilter banks features customer-specified frequency bands from 2 to 7 channels. With lead times as fast as four weeks, the configurable solution significantly reduces development cycle time, resulting in cost savings and faster time to market. Offering customer-defined passband frequencies from 20 to 7500 MHz with ultimate rejection up to 20 GHz, these switched filter banks can be used in a wide variety of applications where cost-efficiency and high performance is required.
API Technologies Corp.
Broadband Power Dividers
Models 152-045-002 and 152-045-004 are two and four-way power dividers with an operating frequency range of 500 to 4500 MHz. Typical isolation is 20 dB and insertion loss above theoretical split is 1 to 2 dB nominal depending on configuration. The wide frequency range of these 5 W average power devices allows use with multiband antennas and leaky cable systems. Applications include LTE, UMTS/WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, AMPS, GSM, PCS, CDMA, Wi-Fi/WLAN. Delivery is from stock. Other configurations, connector types and frequency ranges are available.
BroadWave Technologies Inc.
Tiny Shielded Power Inductor
Coilcraft’s XPL2010 Series of ultra-small, magnetically shielded power inductors combine excellent current handling, low DC resistance and inductance values up to 220 µH in a package that measures just 1.9 × 2.0 mm. The XPL2010 Series offers DCR as low as 0.027 ohms and current ratings up to 3.75 Amps. They are available with 22 inductance values ranging from 0.20 to 220 µH, and their soft saturation characteristics make them ideal for point-of-load (POL) dc todc converter applications.
SP4T Non-reflective Switch
The CMD203C4 is a DC to 20 GHz single-pole, four-throw (SP4T), MMIC, switch housed in a leadless 4 × 4 mm ceramic package. It features a low insertion loss of 2.4 dB and high isolation of 40 dB at 10 GHz. The CMD203C4 is the latest control device added by Custom MMIC to its growing library of standard products.
77 GHz Economic Sensor
Model SRF-77120910-01 is a low cost 77 GHz sensor designed for Doppler speed measurement. It is constructed with a high performance circular horn antenna, a linear to circular polarizer and T/R diplexer. It also incorporates a balanced mixer and a high performance Gunn oscillator. The sensor features a 12 degree 3 dB beamwidth, 10 dBm output power and 9 dB conversion loss. The sensor can readily be modified to offer different beamwidths, dual channel (I-Q) output or FMCW versions.
Digitally Controlled PIN Diode QPSK Modulator
Model SA-80-2JJ is a digitally controlled PIN diode QPSK modulator that operates from 25.5 to 27 GHz with a dynamic range of 0, 90, 180 and 270, ± 10º. This unit features an insertion loss of less than 10 dB with a 1.8:1 VSWR in 50 ohms. The supply voltage accommodates up to ± 5 VDC at ± 100 mA with a handling power of +15 dBm CW, 1 W max.
G.T. Microwave Inc.
Herotek offers a new series of high limiting threshold limiters with various threshold levels. Model LS0160TH10A operates from 0.1 to 6 GHz up to 2 W CW input. It has a hard limiting level (flat leakage) of typically only 2 to 3 dB above threshold level. The limiter has maximum insertion loss of 1 dB, maximum VSWR of 1.5:1, typical limiting threshold is +10 dBm, typical leakage power at 2 W CW input is +22 dBm, and is hermetically sealed for military application. Removable connectors for MIC assembly.
Digitizing and Signal Generation FMC IO
Innovative Integration announced the FMC-500, a high speed digitizing and signal generation FMC IO featuring two 500 MSPS A/D channels. The module also provides a dual-channel 1230 MSPS DAC plus ultra low-jitter PLL sample clock and triggering features. Support logic written in VHDL is provided for integration with FPGA carrier cards. Software tools for innovative carrier cards are included at no charge and provide C++ libraries and drivers for Windows and Linux, 32 or 64-bit.
Chip-Scale Atomic Clock
Jackson Labs TechnologiesInc. announced the availability of its breakthrough product, SAASM HD CSAC combining for the first time, a P(Y) capable military SAASM dual-frequency GPS receiver with a chip-scale atomic clock on a ruggedized PC board with dimensions of only 2.0" ×2.85" ×0.6". The SAASM HD CSAC GPSDO is capable of receiving L1 and L2 GPS signals with C/A and P(Y) code, and is optimized for providing a highly accurate position, velocity, time and frequency reference under extreme environments.
Jackson Labs Technologies Inc.
Current Sensing Resistors
KOA Speer Electronics introduced two new current sensing resistors: the zero ohm SLZ and the 1W/2012 SLW07. The high current SLZ1 jumper chip offers a rated current of 44 A in a 2512 size. The SLW07 has an enhanced high power rating of 1 W in a smaller package size of 2010. The SLZ1 and SLW07 both feature a wide temperature range of -55° to +180°C. The SLZ1 has a max resistance of 0.5 m Ω and the SLW07 is available in 0.5 mΩ~100 mΩ in both 1 and 5 percent tolerances.
KOA Speer Electronics Inc.
70 MHz Bandpass Filter
KR Electronics part number 3157-1 is a 70 MHz bandpass filter. It has a min 0.5 dB bandwidth of 30 MHz. The filter is group delay and amplitude equalized. Stopband attenuation of 45 dB is maintained to 5 GHz. Elliptic type response for quick transition to the filter is supplied in a 0.6" × 0.6" × 2.25" case with SMA connectors. Other frequencies and bandwidths are available.
KR Electronics Inc.
16-Channel, 16-Bit ±10 V SoftSpan DAC
Linear Technology Corp. introduced the LTC2668-16, a 16-channel, 16-bit voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with SoftSpan™ outputs, each of which can be independently configured for one of five selectable unipolar and bipolar output ranges up to ±10 V. Each rail-to-rail DAC output is capable of sourcing or sinking 10 mA with guaranteed load regulation and is stable driving capacitive loads as large as 1000 pF.
Linear Technology Corp.
High Speed Absorptive Switch
PMI Model No. P1T-200M18G-60-T-SFF OPTION 0518 is a high speed, single pole, single throw, absorptive switch capable of switching within 25 ns. The frequency range is 0.5 to 18 GHz. This switch has over 60 dB of isolation and a maximum VSWR of 2.0:1.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
RRDL-Series 1P2T Relay
RelComm Technologies compliments its product line by offering a high power handling, high performance 1P2T relay configured with ‘N’ type connectors and RF performance to 1 GHz. Power rating is 1200 W continuous over the operating temperature range of -25° to +70°C. The relay measures 2.50 wide ×1.00 thick and is less than 2.3" tall. It is fitted with side launched solder terminals for ease of wire up installation and is fully RoHS compliant.
RelComm Technologies Inc.
RF Bay Inc.’s FBS-N-10 is a 4 to 10 GHz frequency divider that the divide ratio N can be set at the factory between 8 and 511. It is very easy to use for phase locked loop application. The unit takes -25 to +5 dBm input and output power at +4 dBm. Operating at 5 V/160 mA, the unit measured at 1.25" × 1.25" × 0.63" with SMA female connectors on both sides.
RF Bay Inc.
PIN Diode Limiter Module
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Skyworks SKY16601-555LF PIN diode limiter module covering the frequency range of 0.5 to 6 GHz. The SKY16601-555LF addresses a growing need for receiver low noise amplifier (LNA) protection in microwave applications. It is a fully integrated PIN diode, low-threshold limiter module in a 2.5 × 2.5 mm SMT package. Capable of handling 230 W pulsed power, the SKY16601-555LF insertion loss is only 0.1 dB while return loss is specified at 27.5 dB.
RLC Electronics’ high power lowpass filters are designed for high power systems in the frequency range of 100 to 8000 MHz These filters are designed to handle 2500 W average under extreme temperature and altitude conditions, while offering low loss (0.15 dB typical) and 1.5:1 VSWR (max). RLC filters offer the flexibility of choosing cutoff frequency, number of sections and connector type (N, SC, HN, 7/16) for a truly custom high power lowpass product.
RLC Electronics Inc.
V-Band Eight-Way Power Combiner
Model SWP-50366308-15-C1 is a V-Band waveguide eight-way power combiner that operates from 50 to 66 GHz. The power combiner exhibits 2 dB insertion loss and 18 dB port to port isolations between non-adjacent ports and 13 dB between adjacent ports in the operational bandwidth. The power combiner possesses excellent phase and amplitude balance. The power combiner is equipped with WR-15 waveguides and UG385/U flanges.
SAGE Millimeter Inc.,
High Voltage Resistors
Stackpole has expanded and improved its MG Series thru hole metal glaze high voltage resistors. The value range for all sizes has been expanded to include values from 1 KΩ up to 1GΩ. In addition, working voltages have been improved and now range from 1.6 KV for the ¼ watt size to 7 KV for the 2 W and mini 3 W sizes. Metal glaze technology provides an inherently moisture proof resistive element and is less expensive than many other high voltage resistor types.
Stackpole Electronics Inc.
Wide Bandwidth 4-Way Splitter
The SPD-5-1500 power divider is capable of splitting a signal from 5 to 1500 MHz into four equal signals with not more than 0.7 dB of amplitude unbalance across the band. Featuring the company’s RoHS compatible packaging, this splitter is housed in a small surface mount package of 0.8" ×0.4" ×0.2". Other performance specifications include an input power handing of 1 W when used as a power splitter.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Satellite Modem and Modulator
Teledyne Paradise Datacom, a business unit of Teledyne Microwave Solutions, launched the Q-FlexV™ broadcast satellite modem/modulator, a solution designed specifically for ASI and IP DVB video broadcasts. Q-FlexV now gives broadcasters a “single-box” modem and modulator solution packed with all the advanced features they need, as well as an unmatched performance-to-price ratio when compared to competing alternatives on the market.
Teledyne Paradise Datacom
40 dB Dual Directional Coupler
Werlatone offers the Model C9688, a 40 dB dual directional coupler, covering the full 1 to 1000 MHz band. Rated at 800 W CW, the C9688 will operate into 3:1 load VSWR, and is ideal for applications spanning multiple frequencies. This high power design, measures 6" ×2.2" ×2.2" and is designed for military and commercial applications.
Fixed Frequency Synthesizer
Z-Communications Inc. announced a new RoHS compliant fixed frequency synthesizer model SFS1575D-LF in the L-Band. The SFS1575D-LF is a single frequency synthesizer that operates at 1575.42 MHz with a 10 MHz reference and features a typical phase noise of -102 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. The SFS1575D-LF is designed to deliver a typical output power of 5 dBm with a VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc while drawing 20 mA (typical) and a phase locked loop voltage of 3 Vdc while drawing 14 mA (typical).
Cables and Connectors
Carlisle introduces TuffSpec™ Wire, the latest addition to its portfolio of ruggedized wires, designed specifically for the demanding oil and gas industry. TuffSpec has been designed for downhole tooling applications, such as perforating guns and acoustical tools for borehole imaging. Manufactured using CarlisleIT’s proprietary seamless tape technology, TuffSpec provides the advantages of a tape wrap with the look and feel of an extruded product.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
Break-Over Type Torque Wrenches
Fairview Microwave Inc. released a new portfolio of break-over type torque wrenches used to precisely fasten connections between components and systems. Fairview Microwave has added a broad range of these break-over type torque wrenches suitable for multiple RF connector types including 1.0, 2.4, 2.92, 3.5, and 7 mm; SC, SMA, SMC, SSMA, SSMC, Type N and TNC designs. These RF torque wrenches are offered with hex sizes (also called bit size) of 5/16", 5/8", 15/64", 5/32", 1/4", 9/16", 13/16", 3/4" and 25/32".
Low PIM Adapters and Jumpers
MECA’s low PIM (-160 to -165 dBc typ) adapters and jumpers for DAS applications feature industry leading PIM performance of -155 dBc min. Available in 7/16 DIN, Type N to SMA and 4.1/9.5 Mini-DIN connectors. Ideal for IDAS/ODAS, in-building, base station, wireless infrastructure, 4G and AWS applications. Made in the U.S. and 36-month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
San-tron Inc. released their new, pSeries pressurized connectors which provide low loss, high stability performance through 30 GHz at ±65 psi. These pressurized connectors, which meet the IP68 standard, feature a simplified, three-piece design – body, center contact and an innovative dielectric – eliminating troublesome internal O-rings, gaskets and silicone greases. Pressurized coaxial connectors are vital where high pressure is maintained for extended periods and in environments needing protection against moisture and other contaminates – such as agriculture, aviation and marine applications.
With AR’s dual band amplifiers, you have freedom like never before. You pick the power from 5 to 80 W. You pick the bandwidth from 0.7 to 8 GHz, 0.7 to 10.6 GHz or 0.7 to 18 GHz. AR puts it together for you in one package that costs less, weighs less and takes less space than two separate amplifiers.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
RF Power Amplifiers
Four RF power amplifiers – the MGA-43003, MGA-43013, MGA-43024 and MGA-43040 – for small cell base transceiver station applications and a full spectrum of LTE/Wi-Fi coexistence FBAR filters for mobile and wireless infrastructure applications have been added to the proven MGA-43xxx PA family. The small cell PAs address LTE Bands 3, 12, 13, 17 and 40 and the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Band. They feature high linearity, gain and power-added efficiency with integrated power detector function.
Mini-Circuits CMA-545G1+ is a E-PHEMT based low noise MMIC amplifier operating from 0.4 to 2.2 GHz with a unique combination of low noise and high IP3 making this amplifier ideal for sensitive receiver applications. This design operates on a single +5 V supply and is internally matched to 50 ohms. The MMIC amplifier is bonded to a multilayer integrated LTCC substrate, then hermetically sealed under a controlled nitrogen atmosphere with gold-plated covers and eutectic AuSn solder.
Coaxial and Compact Ka-Band Linear Amplifier
Model AMF-6F-18004000-29-8P is a recent addition to MITEQ’s family of low noise, wide-band, and ultra-small coaxial LNAs in the 18 to 40 GHz band. This LNA has over 35 dB of gain in a housing that is only 0.38" long and 0.75" wide without the field replaceable 2.93 mm connectors. Gain flatness is a maximum of ±3 dB. The AMF-6F-18004000-29-8P has a maximum noise figure of 2.9 dB in the full band, though the typical value is 2.6 dB.
X-Band High Gain Power Amplifiers
Pasternack Enterprises Inc. introduced a new family of coaxial X-Band high gain power amplifiers. These RF amplifiers are typically used as driver or high power output amplifiers in a wide variety of commercial, industrial and military applications including telecom infrastructure, test instrumentation, fixed microwave backhaul, radar systems, communication systems, satellite communications and commercial avionics. Pasternack’s new X-Band power amplifiers are packaged inside hermetically-sealed metal enclosures and exhibit outstanding performance in high gain, gain flatness, high linearity and wide dynamic range.
Pasternack Enterprises Inc.
Wideband Power Amplifier
RWP17050-10 is a GaN on SiC wideband power amplifier designed for broadcasting, telecommunication and other applications. This affordable GaN wideband amplifier achieves a typical power gain of 37 dB, and an output power of 50 W over a broadband frequency range from 700 to 2700 MHz. RFHIC has already applied full in/out matching for broadband performance in this compact package.
0.8 W Power Amplifier
Arrow Electronics Inc. announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 0.8 W power amplifier from Wavelex. The WPA0409A offers wide frequency band operation, from 470 to 960 MHz, with 50 Ω impedance, and features +29 dBm P1dB, 14 dB gain and +43 dBm IP3. It is versatile for a range of applications, including VHF, UHF, PA driver amplifiers, RF bench test, and fixed wireless communications. The new device is SMA-connectorized and packaged with precision machine housings in Wavelex’s IP-3 package.
GaN High Power Quasi-MMICs
The CHZ050A-SEA and the CHZ180A-SEB are the first two products launched in a new range of internally-matched GaN high power quasi-MMIC devices that are now available in hermetic thermally enhanced metal-ceramic packages. The CHZ050A-SEA is a 50 Ω input and output internally matched packaged GaN C-Band HPA. It exhibits a high power of 50 W with more than 15 percent bandwidth and features a 12 dB associated gain with > 40 percent PAE, suitable for pulsed radar and satcom applications.
United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS)
1 W Broadband Power Amplifier
Model ABP1800-11-3830 is a MMIC based power amplifier offering 38 dB of linear gain and 30.5 dBm typical output power at 1 dB gain compression point over the frequency range from 2 to 18 GHz with excellent gain flatness and VSWR. The amplifier has built-in DC voltage regulator and requires a single +15 V DC power supply. The package size of the amplifier is 1.9" ×1.5" ×0.5".
FEKO Suite 7.0
FEKO Suite 7.0 sees the addition of a Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) solver to its comprehensive set of powerful computational methods as well as the hybridization of the Multilevel Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM) with Physical Optics (PO). Three new import file formats are also now available. FEKO reaches a new milestone with the inclusion of the finite difference time domain (FDTD) solver to its comprehensive set of powerful computational methods.
EM Software & Systems - S.A. (Pty) Ltd.
Platform-Independent Power Sensor
LadyBug Technologies’ “Gemini” line of platform-independent RF power sensors consists of five new True RMS sensors with coverage from 9 kHz to 40 GHz. Their exceptional frequency flatness, match and measurement speed are complemented by USBTMC and USBHID connectivity making them compatible with Linux, Windows and most other computers with a USB port. In addition to the USB IO, the products offer TTL (SPI and I2C) interfaces. The high-accuracy sensors are designed to operate in un-attended applications using their built-in real-time clock and internal storage.
RF/Microwave Switch Matrix
SenarioTek’s new standard off-the-shelf RF switch matrix products offer high performance over the broadest range of standard input and output configurations. They offer frequencies from DC to 40 GHz, a wide range of standard configurations, over 10 million switching cycles, delay matching to ± 1 ps, expedited delivery option and a three-year standard warranty.
Mini Vector Network Analyzer Extension Modules
VDI introduced new mini vector network analyzer extension modules, with one quarter of the volume of earlier models. These smaller modules are reduced in size but yield the same industry leading performance as the original designs. This makes them extremely attractive for applications such as probe stations and antenna ranges. This smaller footprint is enabled by a more efficient, simplified power supply and the resultant elimination of cooling fans. The modules combine high-test port power with exceptional dynamic range and unmatched stability.
Virginia Diodes Inc.
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