C-Band Nano Filter
3H’s new C-Band Nano bandpass filter offers low in-band insertion loss of <2 dB over 10% bandwidth and >50 dB attenuation at ± 900 MHz from Fo. The filter size is 0.65" × 0.20" × 0.08, is suitable for automated assembly processes and meets Mil-Std-202 conditions. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call
3H Communication Systems
TK4 Series Switches
The TK4 series features K connectors and a frequency range of DC to 40 GHz. This series is available with failsafe, latching self-cut-off or pulse latching functions. Ducommun Inc. RF Products has design engineers who can create custom versions for your specific applications. Contact them at (310) 513-7256 or (310) 513-7200 for more information.
High-Rel Electromechanical Switches
Fairview Microwave Inc. announced a brand new line of high reliability single pole double throw (SPDT) surface-mount electromechanical RF switches that cover broadband frequencies from DC to 8 GHz. These new RF switches offer exceptional reliability and repeatable performance which make them an ideal solution for demanding industries and applications related to aerospace, defense, industrial, telecom, instrumentation and medical devices. The switches utilize compact surface-mount packages and are designed for high rel performance rated for 2 million life cycles minimum.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
The HL9407 is the new 67 GHz (at -3 dB) broadband balun from HYPERLABS, a leader in amplitude- and phase-matched precision broadband baluns. With 1.85 mm connectors, this ROHS-compliant balun is ideal for applications such as 40+ Gbps communications systems, modulator drivers, high speed analog-to-digital converters and single-ended to differential data conversion. It is bidirectional, so it can also be used as a high performance signal combiner.
MCV ceramic filters feature high Q/low loss, high rejection, small size in rugged SMT or connectorized package covering 300 MHz to 10 GHz. High power ceramic filters can handle 10, 20, 30 and 60 W CW. Ceramic bandpass filters, band reject filters and multiplexers are used in 4G LTE small cell, DAS, in-building network, public safety and wireless communication up to 5 GHz. These are an economical option replacing cavity filters at a much smaller size.
Rack-mount Power Divider
MECA announced its latest addition to the broadband line of power dividers with the 32-way splitter. Available in Type N & SMA, 30 W Wilkinson power dividers, optimized for excellent performance with industry leading specifications from 500 MHz to 6 GHz. Offering typical VSWR’s ranging from of 1.30:1, isolation of 18 dB typical offering phase and amplitude balance typically only seen in narrower/octave band models.
MECA Electronics Inc.
Voltage-Controlled Phase Shifter
Microwave Solutions Inc. model MSH-4X2XX01-PH analog voltage-controlled phase shifter is a small microwave integrated circuit that provides a continuous variable phase shift at 4.4 to 5 GHz (usable 4 to 6 GHz) controlled with a single voltage from 0 to 10 Vdc. Phase shift is 270° min with a phase error of ±10°. The maximum insertion loss is 4 dB and I/O VSWR 2.0:1 max. Operational temperature is -45° to +85°C. Maximum input power is +10 dBm. The unit size is 1.67" × 0.78" × 0.46". Customization is available upon request.
Microwave Solutions Inc.
PIN Diode Attenuator
PMI Model PDVAT-100M20G-30-8B is an 8-Bit programmable 30 dB PIN diode attenuator with a step resolution as low as 0.25 dB over the frequency range of 100 MHz to 20 GHz. This model offers excellent attenuation accuracy and flatness over the entire 100 MHz to 20 GHz frequency range. At 30 dB the measured attenuation accuracy is ±0.09 dB and flatness of ±0.87 dB. It operates on a single +12 VDC to +15 VDC supply at 150 mA maximum/measured at 64 mA.
Planar Mololithics Industries Inc.
X-Band AESA Core IC Solutions
Richardson Electronics Ltd. announced the availability of the expanded portfolio of core ICs for commercial AESAs from Anokiwave Inc. Anokiwave has added two new devices to complete its family of X-Band AESA core IC solutions for commercial radar and 5G communications markets. Each IC architecture in the family includes an integrated 4-channel beam former, LNA and PA supporting four radiating elements. The ICs feature either a low noise figure or a high input linearity, and they are further divided by dual beam Rx/single beam Tx, or single beam Rx/single beam Tx.
Richardson Electronics Ltd.
RLC Electronics introduced a new line of GPO and miniature-GPO connectorized filters. These filters are available in all filter topologies, including tubular, cavity/comb and lumped element, in frequencies up to 26.5 GHz (GPO), 40 GHz (GPPO) and 65 GHz (G3PO). One main benefit of the GPO connector is the ease of mating on the customer board or in the overall system, which potentially eliminates the need for cables. With the GPO connector, RLC is able to offer a more compact filter, resulting in a reduction in overall length.
E-Band Sub-Harmonically Pumped Mixer
Model SFS-73336315-12SFKF-E1-M is an E-Band sub-harmonically pumped mixer that utilizes high performance GaAs MMIC chips to offer superior RF performance. The required LO frequency and power are 35 to 38 GHz and +16 dBm, respectively. The mixer exhibits 15 dB nominal conversion loss in the RF frequency band of 70 to 76 GHz. The amplitude unbalance is within ±1 dB and phase unbalance is ±20 degrees typically. IF frequency bandwidth is from DC to 5 GHz. The mixer offers high RF to LO port isolation.
SAGE Millimeter Inc.
The BCS7600 is an ultra-wideband, surface-mount bridge coupler that can be used for wide spectrum, low level signal splitting and combining. It is specified to operate optimally from 70 to 5500 MHz over the temperature range of -40° to +85°C. This unique product can find applications from VHF through C-Band and has excellent performance with typical split loss of 6.5 dB and isolation of 25 dB typical. The compact package measures 0.5" × 0.375" × 0.15".
Synergy Microwave Corp.
SMT 90° Hybrid Coupler
Werlatone’s model QH10148, a 90° hybrid coupler, covers the full 2 to 6 GHz band, at 100 W CW, and delivers best-in-class amplitude balance, specified at ± 0.5 dB max. An amplitude balance measuring half that of competing products, ensures that your transistors run more evenly and thus, more efficiently. Measuring just 0.75" × 0.45" × 0.79", the QH10148 is robust and highly repeatable.
Cables & Connectors
Southwest Microwave Inc. has added several new high performance products to their line of precision adapters. Additions include high frequency within-series adapters for Southwest Microwave’s 110 GHz 1.0 mm (W) connectors and 67 GHz 0.9 mm SuperMini ultra-miniature threaded coupling coaxial assemblies. Several between-series adapters have also been introduced for interface between 2.92 mm (K) and 1.85 mm (V) connectors, and between 0.9 mm SuperMini and 1.0 mm connectors. Southwest Microwave offers a full range of commercially-priced within-series and between-series adapters with near-metrology grade performance.
Southwest Microwave Inc.
300 W, 0.7 to 6 GHz SSPA
Model 300S1G6AB is a solid-state; 300 W class AB amplifier that instantaneously covers 0.7 to 6 GHz in one unit with an input power level of 0 dBm. This wideband output power amplifier is approximately half the size of a traditional class A design, is more efficient and offers a more economical price. Typical uses include wireless and EW applications.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Empower RF announced it is shipping an RF amplifier system that complements the frequency coverage and power level footprint of its next generation, high power PA product family. Model 2180, covering 1 to 2.5 GHz and delivering an unprecedented 2 kW CW of broadband output power in an 8U, air cooled chassis, is its latest market release.
Empower RF Systems Inc.
Rack-Mount Variable Gain RF Amplifier
Pasternack introduced a brand new rack-mount variable gain RF amplifier with performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. This 19" rack-mounted RF amplifier is designed for lab use and various test and measurement applications. Normally this type of test equipment commands long lead-times for delivery often exceeding several months; however, Pasternack has made this product available from stock for immediate shipment. Pasternack’s new rack-mount RF amplifier offers broadband frequency coverage from 100 MHz to 18 GHz with high gain levels of 50 dB minimum over -40° to +85°C.
Low Noise Amplifiers
Skyworks introduced two new global navigation low noise amplifiers. The SKY65605-21 and SKY65611-21 are both designed for BeiDou/GPS/GLONASS/Galileo receiver applications and are optimized to operate from 1559 to 1606 MHz. Each device integrates all output matching components, thereby requiring only a single external input matching component. Ideal applications include smartphones, personal navigation devices, wearables, machine-to-machine systems, base stations, asset tracking instruments and professional radios. The devices provide high linearity, excellent gain, a high 1 dB input compression point (1 P1dB), and a superior noise figure. The LNAs use surface-mount technology in the form of quad flat no-lead packaging, allowing for highly manufacturable and low cost solutions.
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
MILMEGA introduced a dual-band amplifier designed to exceed the requirements of automotive radar pulse test standards. The AS0104-800/400 has been optimized for maximum power in the two radar bands, 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and 2.7 to 3.1 GHz. This new solid-state amplifier complements MILMEGA’s existing 1 to 4 GHz amplifiers. The AS0104-800/400 uses MILMEGA’s dual-band philosophy, with each band covering only one octave (1 to 2 GHz and 2 to 4 GHz). This dual-band approach has the advantage that the harmonics of the test frequencies are outside the band of each of the sub-amplifiers and are very poorly amplified.
6 GHz RF Power Amplifier Module
Triad RF Systems introduced model TA1167, a compact GaAs RF power amplifier module that delivers over 5 W peak power from 6400 to 7200 MHz (other bands available) and is designed for wireless communications applications that require a boost in linear RF power. The TA1167 incorporates circuits that produce over 1 W of linear COFDM power when amplifying a +19 dBm signal. It has gain of 11 dB, return loss of -10 dB (2:1 VSWR), rise and fall times of less than 1 µs, and accepts a maximum RF input of +27 dBm.
Triad RF Systems
10 MHz to 1 GHz Broadband LNA
Model ABL0100-01-3010 is a low cost, SMA connectorized low noise amplifier offering 30 dB linear gain and 1 dB noise figure over the frequency range from 10 MHz to 1 GHz with excellent gain flatness and input/output return loss. The unit has a built-in voltage regulator and operates with a single DC power supply voltage from +10 to +15 V. The package size is 1.5" × 0.85" × 0.375".
Dielectric Resonator Oscillator
The EDRO-1000 series dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO) utilizes advanced MIC and MMIC technology to generate precise, reliable and ultra-low noise frequency at microwave and mmWave bands up to 40 GHz. The uni-package is designed to mechanically withstand harsh environmental conditions due to shock/ vibration, temperature and humidity. The EDRO-1000 series oscillator is designed using an ultra-low noise amplifier with series feedback at source and dielectric resonator at the gate. High gain, low noise devices are biased and matched precisely to ensure minimum phase noise. The devices are carefully matched for maximum power, minimum phase noise and voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR).
Greenray Industries Inc. announced the availability of the T1241 TCXO. The T1241 temperature compensated oscillator is available from 50 to 100 MHz with squarewave, CMOS output, and features low phase noise and vibration compensation. The T1241 offers low g-sensitivity (down to < 7 × 10-11/g) while providing superior phase noise performance – ideal characteristics for demanding mobile applications, including airborne and instrumentation. Typical phase noise is -155 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz. Supply voltage is +3.3 or +5.0 Vdc, and supply current is 30 mA max. EFC (electronic frequency control) is provided for precise tuning or phase locking applications. In addition, the T1241 features a rugged, SMT package.
Greenray Industries Inc.
Mini-Circuits’ RKK-4-112+ frequency multiplier multiplies input frequencies of 200 to 275 MHz by a factor of 4 into output frequencies of 800 to 1100 MHz, supporting applications including synthesizers, local oscillators, satellite up- and down-converters. This model provides RF input power range from +17 to +23 dBm, typical conversion loss of 22.5 dB, and high rejection of unwanted harmonics (F3, 30 dBc; F5, 23 dBc). It comes housed in a miniature shielded surface-mount package (0.50" × 0.50" × 0.18"), ideal for dense circuit board layouts. The RMK-4-112+ is available off-the-shelf for $8.95 each (qty. 10 to 49).
High Performance 20 GHz Signal Source
SignalCore’s high performance 20 GHz VCO-based synthesized signal source is cost effective, compact and designed for seamless integration. With frequency spanning 100 MHz to 20 GHz (1 Hz resolution), low phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset at 10 GHz carrier, and amplitude step resolution of 0.01 dB over a -30 dBm to +10 dBm output range, this product is ideal for R&D, academic, military and commercial applications.
Arbitrary Waveform Generators
The single channel M4i.6630-x8 and dual channel M4i.6631-x8 AWG cards are capable of outputting electronic signals at rates of up to 1.25 GS/s with 16-bit vertical resolution. They can be used to generate almost any waveform, making them suitable for stimulating electronic devices like amplifiers, filters, receivers and digital interfaces. As they can replay real world signals they can also be used to replace or model missing system components. Waveforms can be acquired from a digitizer or other instrument and loaded into the AWG via a number of popular file formats.
Spectrum Systementwicklung GmbH
Z-Communications Inc. announced a RoHS compliant voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) model CRO6800Z-LF. The CRO6800Z-LF operates at 6800 MHz within a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc. This high performance VCO features a remarkably clean spectral signal of -104 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 18 MHz/V. The CRO6800Z-LF is designed to deliver +5 dBm of output power into a 50Ω load.
4G LTE Cellular Omni Concealment Antenna
The 4G LTE Cellular Omni Concealment Antenna (P/N # 1066-012) allows for easy integration of penta-band 4G LTG cellular communication into a wide variety of devices and small spaces, and is ideal for low-profile or covert surveillance use. The penta-band design gives the antenna coverage across all 4G LTE bands, allowing for both domestic and international use. A miniature low loss RF cable and SMA Male connector allow for flexible connection options.
6 GHz High Speed VNA
AKELA introduces the only VNA available that can be controlled and programmed directly at the hardware level over LAN or WAN. 6 GHz high speed VNA with libraries of sample software in C++ and Python available on GitHub. The unit, priced at under $10,000, saves both hardware, software and operating cost in both production and remote environments, especially when used in conjunction with a switch matrix.
Phase Noise Test System
New GUI update now available for the BNC model 7300 phase noise test system. Key performance features include broadband 5 MHz to 26.5 GHz complete with no additional hardware, absolute and additive noise measurement included in one system, fastest ATE measurements in the industry (< 200 ms complete) and pulse and AM measurements capable. The GUI can be updated by simply by accepting the “Auto Update” notice feature, or by visiting the 7300 product page and see the latest firmware/GUI updates under the ‘downloads’ section.
Antenna and Cable Analyzer
Bird Technologies introduced the SiteHawk SK-200-TC hand-held antenna and cable analyzer that operates from 300 kHz to 200 MHz. The instrument makes it simple to detect problems in coaxial transmission lines and antenna systems and pinpoint their source using distance-to-fault measurements. The SiteHawk SK-200-TC provides all of the measurement capabilities required to evaluate the performance of a communication system’s transmission path, and has the same features as its higher frequency counterpart, Bird’s SiteHawk SK-4000-TC, which operates over 85 MHz to 4000 MHz.
The Highland Technology P350 “Wayback Machine” is an Ethernet-based waveform generator designed for aerospace simulation. Its eight analog outputs can be used independently or synchronously. In playback mode, it can store and play multi-gigabyte user waveform files, with programmable playback rates, summing, filtering, scaling/offset and phase/timeshift. Channels can also operate in wavetable mode, playing repetitive standard or arbitrary waveforms. Analog inputs and noise generators are available for modulation or summing.
Highland Technology Inc.