100 W Fixed Attenuator
Model series 351-338-XXX is a 100 W RF power (average) rated fixed attenuator. This 50 ohm device has an operating frequency range of DC to 3 GHz and is available in 3, 6 and 10 dB (attenuation accuracy ±0.75 dB), 20 and 30 dB (attenuation accuracy ±1 dB) as well as 40 dB (attenuation accuracy ±1.5 dB). Maximum VSWR is 1.20:1 (DC to 1 GHz) and 1.40:1 (1 to 3 GHz). The RF connectors are SMA female.
Filter Sample Kits
CTS Corp. announced the release of two new sample kits of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) filters specifically suited for microwave applications. CTS compiled two “C” type kits, 4300-900 and 4306-900, that are ideal for use in applications where board space and high performance are critical. The 4300-900 kit is an assortment of 10 parts from CTS’ solder mount EMI/RFI 4300 series. The 4306-900 kit consists of 10 parts from CTS’ press-in filter 4306 series.
SPDT Terminated Coaxial Switch
The D2 Series SPDT coaxial switches come in a variety of connectors, such as BNC, TNC, N and SMA. Models operate from DC to 12.4 GHz. Actuator options come in latching and failsafe modes, as well as units with TTL circuitry and integrated indicator circuits. Ducommun’s design engineers can create custom versions for your specific applications.
RF Rotary Joints
Fairview Microwave Inc. announced the company’s new line of single-channel/single-axis and single-channel/multi-axis RF rotary joints. These joints are needed wherever RF signals are transmitted between stationary and moving parts of a system, including commercial and military radar, land-mobile-radio communications and anti-missile defense applications. Fairview’s joints boast a compact design, excellent VSWR, low insertion loss, and minimal variation of RF performance during rotation. The operating frequency ranges from 0 to 18 GHz depending on the model.
SP3T Absorptive PIN Diode Switch
Model S3L-69-2 is a SP3T absorptive PIN diode switch that operates from 2 to 18 GHz with an isolation of 30 dB. This unit features an insertion loss of 2.45 dB with 2.0:1 VSWR in 50 ohms with a handling power of +20 dBm CW, 1 W max. The supply voltage accommodates up to ± 5 VDC @ +100/-60 mA. It offers 3 bits of TTL compatible logic and the switching speed is less than 100 nsec max. The package size is 2.00" × 1.25" × 0.50".
G.T. Microwave Inc.
2-Way Wilkinson Power Divider/Combiner
Marki Microwave’s Wilkinson power divider/combiner splits one signal or combines two signals with a nominal loss of 3 dB and isolation between ports. Features include a unique CAD optimized design for industry leading bandwidth, isolation and balance. Surface mount options are available for some models.
Marki Microwave Inc.
Compact 100 W Low PIM Terminations
MECA’s new compact 100 W low PIM terminations feature industry leading PIM performance of -165 dBc typical while handling full rated power to +85°C. All of the terminations cover 698 to 2700 MHz in a compact package measuring 8.5" × 3" and with 7/16 DIN, Type N or 4.1/9.5 (mini-DIN) connectors. VSWR is 1.10:1 typical, 1.20:1 max. Made in the U.S. with 36-month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
McManus Microwave introduced the Model 287 circulator. Operating in a frequency range from 225 to 400 MHz and offering power of 100 W (internal load is rated at 50 W CW), the M287 has a max. VSWR of 1.40:1. Min. isolation is 16 dB and max. insertion loss is 0.8 dB. Operating temperature range is -20° to +70°C. The M287 is only 1.5" × 1.5" × 0.63". McManus has produced custom ferrite components for industry leaders since 1990.
High Speed Threshold Detector
PMI model no. TD-1G12G-RL-CD-SFF is a high speed threshold detector designed to operate over 1 to 12 GHz. It has an adjustable threshold level of -30 to -10 dBm and a VSWR of 3.0:1 max. This unit is a very small size with field removable SMA connectors on the input and output and has active low output.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
Terminated SPDT Switch
RLC Electronics’ DC to 50 GHz terminated single pole, two position coaxial switches have proven reliability and excellent electrical performance. This series features extremely low insertion loss and VSWR over the entire range (1.1 dB max and 2:1 max, respectively, at 50 GHz) while maintaining high isolation (50 dB min). The switch has internal 2 W terminations that can be replaced by connectors for special applications.
RLC Electronics Inc.
Coax Switch Series
The CCT-38 is a broadband multi-throw, electromechanical coaxial switch designed to switch a microwave signal from a common input to any of 10 outputs. The CCT-38 normally open switch covers DC to 12 GHz and is available with 12, 15, 24 and 28 coil voltages. Internal 50 ohm terminations make the CCT-38 switches suitable for applications where unused ports must be terminated to eliminate noise.
Teledyne Coax Switches
Full Band WR28 Waveguide Circulator
Model F3838-3325 is a full band WR28 waveguide circulator covering 26.5 to 40 GHz with 0.6 dB maximum insertion loss, 16 dB minimum reverse isolations and 1.4:1 VSWR at input and output. It can handle 5 W of CW power. The RF ports are designed to match to UG-599/U waveguide flanges.
50 dB Dual Directional Coupler
Werlatone Inc. introduced its full line of 700 to 4200 MHz directional couplers ranging from 100 to 2,000 W CW, and coupling values of 20 to 50 dB. Werlatone offers solutions ideal for military or commercial high power amplifiers, multi-octave platforms and test and measurement applications.
Cables and Connectors
Phase Adjustable Connectors
Coaxial Components Corp. announced its next generation of the phase adjustable connector for RG405, the 3993-3. There has never been a faster or easier way to phase match a set of cables. Coaxicom has enhanced the direct solder versions of the phase adjustable connector for superior electrical performance. Just trim the cable, plug it in and solder to the connector body. Coaxicom specializes in the manufacture of RF connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters, torque wrenches, phase adjusters and cable assemblies.
Coaxial Components Corp.
141 SMNM+ series Hand-Flex coaxial cables are ideal for integrating coaxial components and subsystems in tight spaces and dense system configurations. SMA to N-Type connection avoids the need for an adapter between components with SMA-F and N-F connection ports, reducing system cost and improving reliability. Sturdy, hand-formable cable construction maintains shape after bending with bend-radius as small as 8 mm. 141 SMNM+ coaxial cables have the advantages of wide frequency range and excellent return loss and insertion loss. Available in 12", 18" and 24".
High Performance Test Cables
Response Microwave Inc., a global specialist in providing RF/microwave customer solutions for the defense and telecommunications market, announced the availability of its new TESTCABLZ family of robust test cables for use in production test applications. The new family offers BLU402 (0.163"od) or BLU405 (0.104"od) high performance flexible cable with choice of male or female SMA, N, and N18 connectors in straight configurations with a robust clamp attachment method.
Response Microwave Inc.
High Frequency 1.0 mm (W) Connector Line
Southwest Microwave Inc. introduced a new line of 1.0 mm (W) DC to 110 GHz connectors. Products in this high-frequency connector series include field-replaceable two and four-hole flange mount and thread-in connectors, direct solder cable connectors, and clamp-on end launch connectors, including low profile and reduced-size low-profile versions. Made in the U.S. and built to Southwest Microwave’s rigorous performance and quality standards, 1.0 mm (W) connectors are rugged and durable.
Southwest Microwave Inc.
Floating SMPM Coaxial Contacts
SV Microwave’s new lightweight VITA 67 product line drops 70% of the mass from VITA 67 connections. SV’s newest line, made from aluminum, utilizes the high density, high performance benefits of VITA 67, but at a fraction of the weight. SV’s floating SMPM coaxial contacts ensure excellent RF performance in any mating condition. These are designed for side-by-side implementation with VITA 46 hardware and can be cabled to 0.086 and smaller coaxial cable.
American Microwave Corp. announced its model CVR-120-50-CW DLVA, a form, fit, function replacement for the 2277635-4 Teledyne detector logarithmic video amplifier. It covers 1 to 20 GHz with 45 dB logging range, CW immunity, 40 nS rise time, -42 dBm TSS and 6 uSec, maximum recovery time. The DVLA is utilized in the ALQ-119 jamming system and is applicable (with minor modifications) to the ALQ-184 jamming system and other related platforms.
American Microwave Corp.
ANADIGICS Inc. introduced a new reverse path amplifier optimized for data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) system standard version 3.1. The ARA2032 provides industry-leading linearity, output power and noise performance over a wide 5 to 300 MHz frequency range to enable advanced CATV services, including higher upstream data speeds. ANADIGICS continues to aggressively expand its world-class CATV infrastructure products to support anticipated network buildouts and upgrades, including the adoption of DOCSIS 3.1.
The Model 200 CW TWT amplifier has been designed to operate 200/250 W traveling wave tubes up to 18 GHz. All power supplies are regulated, phase shifted resonant mode DC to DC converter designs operating at 50 kHz. The TWT power supplies feature full load efficiency greater than 90%, and fast regulation loop response which provides minimal output variations at any PRF including non-periodic and burst. Power supply and power line related spurious signals are below -50 dBc.
Applied Systems Engineering Inc.
Custom MMIC announced the addition of the CMD217, a new 28 to 32 GHz GaN power amplifier in die form, to its growing product line. The CMD217 features greater than 20 dB of gain across its operating frequency range, with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +36.7 dBm and saturated output power of +39.3 dBm (8.5 W). Power added efficiency for the CMD217 is 28 to 35% across the band.
Microwave Power Module
The dB-3758 is an integrated pulsed microwave power module (MPM) operating in X-Band providing 1000 W peak output power at a duty cycle of 6 percent. The RF signal path consists of a solid PIN diode modulator, solid state driver amplifier and a mini-TWT. The high-voltage power supply (HVPS) section uses a modular architecture and low-noise power supply topology with high efficiency solid-state power conversion circuits. A highly stable, solid-state modulator is used for TWT grid modulation.
The MMG38151B is a broadband general purpose class A driver amplifier designed to meet the requirements of all 3G and 4G UMTS BTS amplifiers and general wireless applications operating from DC to 6000 MHz. At 3800 MHz, its P1dB is 13 dBm with an OIP3 of 25 dBm. The MMG38151B is biased with a single 5 V supply and a supply current of 47 mA. Its RF input and output are internally matched.
The LTC6430-20, a 20 MHz to 2 GHz differential input and output 20 dB gain amplifier from Linear Technology, offers outstanding linearity of +51 dBm OIP3 and 2.9 dB noise figure at 240 MHz. It has a best-in-class output 1 dB compression point of +23.9 dBm. The LTC6430-20 is offered in an A-grade version, which is 100% tested and guaranteed to a minimum OIP3 of +44.8 dBm, +48.3 dBm typical at 380 MHz. Gain is also guaranteed to be a minimum of 19.6 dB and maximum of 22.1 dB.
Linear Technology Corp.
26 to 40 Low Noise Amplifier
MITEQ’s new Model JS5-26004000-30-15P is a state-of-the-art 26 to 40 GHz low noise amplifier with a 3 dB maximum noise figure. This model has a gain of 32 dB minimum in a small hermetically sealed package with field replaceable K-connectors. Available as RoHS compliant. MIL-883 screening is also available.
High Power Amplifier
PE15A5008 is a broadband 6 W GaAs PHEMT MMIC-based coaxial power amplifier module designed to be used in a wide range of commercial and defense applications in the 3.5 to 7 GHz frequency range. The amplifier offers 19 dB small signal gain with the gain flatness of ±2 dB. This performance is achieved through the use of advanced GaAs PHEMT MMIC circuitry. The amplifier operates between -55° and 85°C, and is characterized by
its light weight (45 g) and small size (1.5" × 1.2" × 0.56").
Pasternack Enterprises Inc.
E-Band Full Band Low Noise Amplifier
Model SBL-6039033050-1212-S1 is a full band, 60 to 90 GHz, low noise amplifier. The amplifier exhibits a typical small-signal gain of 30 dB and 5 dB noise figure throughout the entire E-Band, making it ideal for many applications ranging from test equipment to fully integrated communication systems. The amplifier requires single positive DC bias between +5 and +12 VDC at 30 mA. The standard model’s input and output ports are in right angle configuration.
SAGE Millimeter Inc.
The K701 digital receiver supports one or two plug-in FMC modules, each providing up to eight independent channels of DDC and one spectrum analyzer embedded in a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA. It allows users to monitor the wide-band or narrow-band spectrum and record the data directly from the ADCs or down-convert the channels modulated on the IF band. The receiver can do contiguous recording at 1600 MByte until running out of disk space.
Ultra Low Noise Phase Locked Oscillator
The DCO2000-5 is a fixed frequency VCO that meets market demand for a cost effective, low noise frequency source. Center frequency is 2000 MHz and phase noise is -110 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and -130 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset. Tuning sensitivity is 15 to 20 MHz/V, as a building block for phase locking to external stable references. Bias requirements are 4.5 V at 35 milliamps, maximum. Package size is a small 0.3" square surface mount configuration with a 0.080" maximum z-height.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Voltage Controlled Oscillator
Z-Communications Inc. announced a new RoHS compliant VCO model V590ME09-LF. It operates over the frequency range of 850 to 1050 MHz with 0.5 to 5 V tuning range. This VCO features a spectrally clean signal of -100 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset while operating from a 5 VDC supply and drawing only 15 mA of current. The low cost V590ME09-LF is designed to deliver +5.5 dBm of output power into a 50 Ω load and covers the frequency band with an average tuning gain of 63 MHz/V.
The model ATH200M1G-1 high-gain horn antenna exhibits increasing gain with increasing frequency (up to 18 dB at 1000 MHz). With this useful performance characteristic, the antenna helps compensate for losses that occur elsewhere in an RF test system that generally increase with frequency. The model ATH200M1G-1 is well suited for either shielded room or free space testing. Optimum performance is achieved when used with model 3000W1000 and 4000W1000 broadband amplifiers for RF susceptibility testing.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
GPS Helix Antennas
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two new GPS helix antennas from Maxtena Inc. Both of the new devices are built on Maxtena’s proprietary Helicore® technology, which provides exceptional pattern control, polarization purity and high efficiency in a compact form factor. The M1575HCT-22P-SMA and M1575HCT-22P-MR are rugged high-performance passive antennas designed for the GPS L1 band and feature integrated SMA connectors. The ultra-light designs are rated IP-67/68, mounted and unmounted for added protection.
Multi-Octave 1 to 18 GHz Spiral Antenna
The QSP-RC-1-18-S-SG-R is an ultra small multi-octave wideband 1 to 18 GHz left and right hand circularly polarized spiral antenna suitable for applications where space and gain requirements are at a premium. At a diameter of 78 mm, with an SMA connector, the antenna provides excellent return loss, gain and axial ratio over the full 1 to 18 GHz operational band. Applications include ELINT and COMINT systems, radar warning receivers systems and spectrum management antenna arrays.
Steatite Q-par Antennas
Time Domain Analyzers
HYPERLABS has announced a major hardware and software update to its line of Time Domain Analyzers. Instruments such as the HL5208 and the HL2202 now feature fully differential channel pairs, edge stabilization, and faster, more accurate calibration. These products include a copy of the new XTDR?™ software, with TDR, TDT, crosstalk and controlled impedance measurement capabilities.
100 HR Burn In
Passive Plus Inc. now performs a 100 hour burn in on all leaded 1111, 2225, 3838, 6040 and 7676 series capacitors and assemblies. Typical electrical tests may not detect internal flaws such as voids, cracks, de-laminations and electrode discontinuities, which can lead to latent and/or catastrophic failures in high power applications. The PPI 100 hour burn in, is done at extended voltage and 125°C, with capacitance, dissipation factor (inverse of Q), and insulation resistance measurements taken before and after burn in.
Passive Plus Inc.