Pico Series Bandpass Filter
3H’s new X-Band, miniature, leadless, SMT, Pico filter offers low passband insertion loss of < 3.5 dB with a VSWR 2.0:1. The filter size is 0.43 in × 0.28 in × 0.15 in. The filter is manufactured for automated assembly processes and is designed to meet Mil-Std-202 conditions.
3H Communication Systems
Broadband Absorptive PIN Diode Switch
Amplical’s SW12A003 SP12T 2 to 18 GHz broadband absorptive PIN diode switch features low insertion loss, low vswr, high isolation and fast switching speed. Input ports are terminated in 50 Ω when switched in the isolation (off) state. All RF ports incorporate DC blocks. An on-board TTL-compatible driver provides convenient logic control. Additional frequency ranges, configurations and features are available upon request. Hermetic seal, MIL and hi-rel screening are available on request.
Dow-Key Microwave is a leading manufacturer of RF switches offering an extensive line of SPDT and DPDT (Transfer) switches for a wide range of RF and microwave applications. Designed with one to five million life cycles, the break-before-make coaxial switches operate from DC to 40 GHz, offer latching or fail-safe actuators while including a variety of control options. Standard coil voltages of 12, 24 and 28 V are available and may also be designed to include RoHS compliance.
Dow-Key Microwave Corp.
SPDT 40 GHz Switch - DK1 Series
The DK1 series features K connectors and a frequency range of DC to 40 GHz. This series is available with fail‑safe, latching self-cut-off or pulse latching functions. At frequency between 32 to 40 GHz, it is rated to perform at: VSWR at 2:1, ILO at 1.0 dB, ISO at 50 dB and switching time of 15 ms max at extreme temperatures of -35°C to +85°C. This SPDT is designed in accordance to MIL-DTL-3928 (Testing and Operation Modes).
Coaxial Voltage Variable Attenuators
Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, has introduced a new line of voltage variable attenuators (VVA) that offer up to 60 dB of attenuation across a broad range of frequencies from 400 MHz to 18 GHz. These voltage variable attenuators are frequently used in applications such as electronic warfare, instrumentation, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, fiber optic and broadband telecom, microwave radio and VSAT, military radios, radar, ECM, SATCOM and sensors and R&D.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
High Power Limiters
High power limiters feature 200 W CW, 10 to 500 MHz, frequency range down to very low frequency (10 MHz), low insertion loss and VSWR, 200 W CW and 1000 W peak, (1 microsec pulse width) power handling capability, built-in DC block at input and output and a hermetically sealed module.
SPDT Reflective RF Switches
IDT has introduced a new family of high performance single-pole, double throw reflective RF switches in compact 2 mm x 2 mm packages. The F2972 and F2976 operate from 5 MHz to 10 GHz, offering an industry-leading mix of low-insertion loss, high isolation, low distortion and high-power handling. Specified for use in either 50 or 75 ohm systems, the switches offer versatility for a wide range of applications, including BTS wireless communications equipment, DOCSIS 3.1 CATV applications, drones and general purpose consumer products.
Integrated Device Technology
Low PIM Termination Brackets
MECA offers mounting brackets for their full line of Low PIM Terminations. From 10 through 250 W models in all connector styles/configurations, designed for in-building, tower top or desktop configurations. Available in various weatherproof IP 67 standard, IP68 available. Made in the U.S. with a 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
Wideband Double Balanced MMIC Mixer Die, Level 15, 5 to 21.5 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ MDB-24H-D+ is a wideband, double-balanced, level 15 MMIC Mixer die with an IF bandwidth from DC to 5 GHz and LO/RF bandwidth from 5 to 21.5 GHz, supporting a wide range of applications including satellite up and down converters, defense radar, VSAT and more. This model provides low conversion loss (6.9 to 10.3 dB), 44 dB L-I isolation, 28 dB L-R isolation and good input/output return loss over its full frequency range without the need for external matching components.
Ultra-Wideband, Coaxial 2-Way 0° Splitter/Combiner, 500 to 8500 MHz
Mini-Circuits’ ZX10-2-852+ is a wideband coaxial 2-way, 0° splitter combiner covering over eight octaves from 500 to 8500 MHz. This model handles up to 2.5 W RF input power with low insertion loss (from 1.1 to 3.0 dB), 1.4:1 typical VSWR, 0.2 dB amplitude unbalance, 3° phase unbalance and DC passing up to 0.4A. It comes housed in a compact case (0.74 x 0.90 x 0.54) featuring rugged, unibody construction for high reliability and excellent survivability and SMA connectors at all ports.
The MRFXF0032 transformer is designed for applications that require very small, low cost and highly reliable surface mount components. Applications may be found in broadband, wireless and other communications systems. These units are built lead-free and RoHS compliant and feature welded wire construction for increased reliability. S-Parameters are available on request.
8-Bit Digital Phase Shifter
PMI Model No. PS-2G6G-8B-SFF is a 8-Bit digital phase shifter that operates over the 2 to 6 GHz frequency range. This model offers 360° of phase shift having a LSB of 1.4°. The insertion loss is 10.5 dB typical with a typical phase accuracy of ±0.5°, amplitude error of ±1 dB typical. Supplied in a housing measuring 3.25 in × 3.25 in × 0.94 in with SMA female connectors.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
RF-Lambda multiport switch improves insertion loss repeatability and isolation, which is necessary for higher performance test systems. The repeatability and reliability of this switch is vital to ATS measurement accuracy and can cut the cost of ownership by reducing calibration cycles and increasing test system up time. The RF-Lambda terminated multiport switch provides the long life and reliability required for automated test and measurement, signal monitoring and routing applications. Highly repeatable switching capability is made possible through RF-Lambda’s rigorous design and tight manufacturing specifications.
MHz Tunable Bandpass Filter
Richardson RFPD announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new 30 to 520 MHz tunable bandpass filter and associated evaluation board from NewEdge Signal Solutions Inc. The SAX239 offers an industry-leading combination of power handling (+33 dBm) and DC power consumption (< 100 mW) in a small form factor. The new device also features low insertion loss and fast-tuning across the band to 1 MHz resolution.
M68-3X2B Frequency Converter
To serve the 5G/WiGig research efforts, Spacek Labs is offering their model M68-3X2B, a frequency converter/mixer which operates in V-Band and accepts an RF input frequency from 64 to 71 GHz. The LO input frequency/power is 32 to 35.5 GHz at +15 dBm. An integrated LO X2 multiplier generates the 64 to 71 GHz LO. The IF output frequency is 0.01 to 7 GHz. The mixer conversion loss is 6 dB typ, 8.5 dB max, with an input P1dB of 0 dBm typ.
Surface Mount Mixer
Synergy Microwave’s popular, small size and high reliability wide bandwidth mixer model SGM-2-13 has a RF/LO frequency coverage of 0.25 to 3.25 GHz and an IF port operating from DC to 700 MHz, making this an ideal device for up or down conversion. Standard LO drive of +13 dBm provides a typical +14 dBm IP3. The typical conversion loss is just 6.5 dB. The typical isolation for LO/RF is 25 dB, LO/IF is 12 dB and RF/IF is 25 dB.
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, insures that your transistors run more evenly and thus, more efficiently. Measuring just 0.75 in x 0.45 in x 0.79 in, the QH10148 is robust and highly repeatable.
Cables & Connectors
Compact Waveguide Rotary Joint
MDL introduced its new compact waveguide rotary joint series. Model 28RU199 WR-28 “U” style with mounting flange. Frequency range is 34 to 36 GHz, VSWR 1.30:1 max, WOW 1.05 max, insertion loss 0.30 dB max, over 360° rotation. It can be pressurized. Let the company’s designers know how you need yours optimized and customized. Model styles “U”, “I”, “L”, “F” are currently available in WR-22, WR-28, WR-34, WR-42, WR-51.
Microwave Development Laboratories Inc.
Precision Compression Mount Connector Line
SV’s top selling solderless precision compression mount connector line is now available with screws. SV’s solderless high frequency RF install fast, easy and without damaging the PCB board. SV offers cost effective coaxial PCB mount SMA, 2.92 mm and 2.4 mm connector series. Additionally, SV can customize a PCB footprint design for your application using its latest simulation technology. These are all readily stocked through distribution.
Single Band Amplifiers
AR’s new 20S6G18A and 40S6G18B are self-contained, air-cooled, broadband, class A solid-state amplifiers designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. The Model 20S6G18A, when used with a sweep generator, will provide a minimum of 20 W of RF output power instantaneously from 6 to 18 GHz, while the 40S version delivers 40 W. These instruments are suitable for radiated immunity testing, TWTA replacements and EW applications.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Wideband Low Phase Noise Amplifier
Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC), has added a new category to their rapidly expanding standard product offerings. Custom MMIC’s new GaAs MMIC low phase noise amplifier family offers previously unattained phase noise performance. Phase noise is a critical requirement which defines the performance level of most radars and communications systems. The five product family achieves phase noise performance as low as -165 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset.
GaAs Hybrid SSPA Module
Exodus Advanced Communications announced the release of their best in class SSPA model AMP3060—a 32 to 40 GHz, 10 W GaAs hybrid SSPA module. It provides 10 W CW Psat over the full bandwith 4 dB peak to peak flatness. This amplifier is designed for any application that requires wide band coverage such as EMI/RFI, Ka-Band radar, EW and high-power millimeter testing.
Exodus Advanced Communications
130 W, 3.8 to 4.2 GHz, GaN/SiC Transistor
Designed for low C-Band applications, this high-power GaN-on-SiC HEMT transistor supplies 145 W of typical peak pulsed output power at 50 V drain bias, with 14 dB of gain and 57 percent of efficiency at 100 us-2 percent pulse conditions.
Low Phase Noise Amplifiers
Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released a new line of low phase noise amplifiers that incorporate GaAs HBT MMIC semiconductor technology to deliver ultra-low phase noise performance over a wide dynamic range. These amplifiers can be used to help optimize the sensitivity and dynamic range of higher performing test, radar and communication receiver designs where performance is dependent on how effectively the smallest and largest signal levels can be processed.
RF Signal Generator
DS Instruments introduces the SG6000F, a harmonic-filtered version of the popular SG6000 compact and economical RF signal generator covering 25 MHz to 6 GHz. Output power is adjustable and pre-calibrated to +10 dBm. Harmonic levels are now -30 dBc across the entire instrument output range. The USB serial port requires no drivers or API, only simple text commands.
OCXO + Rubidium Ruggedized Frequency Source
Wenzel Associates offers the QRb Sync Series products, which includes a low noise OCXO coupled with a very stable disciplined rubidium oscillator and combined within a small ruggedized housing. This combination offers exceptional phase noise performance as well as excellent stability. There are many options to choose from, depending on the application, including HF and VHF frequencies from 10 to 500 MHz as well as low g-sensitivity and internal vibration isolation.
Dual Polarized Antenna Horn Assembly
For communication and radar applications, SAGE Millimeter has released a new full band, dual polarized horn antenna assembly. Model SAR-5037531530-15-S1-DP covers the frequency range of 50 to 75 GHz and features an integrated orthomode transducer (OMT) that provides high port isolation and cross-polarization cancellation. Features include high isolation, low insertion loss, full band performance and dual polarization.
Test & Measurement
Phase Noise Testing Solution
The Model 7330 is a compact integrated phase noise testing solution offering an indispensable set of measurement functions for evaluating signal sources ranging from 5 MHz to 33 GHz. Fully turnkey, compact and broadband with both additive and residual measurements. This instrument is capable of measuring some of the most difficult devices such as unstable free-running VCO or pulsed amplifiers.
XMC I/O Module
The XA-160M is an XMC I/O module featuring two 16-bit, 160 MSPS A/D channels and two 16-bit, 600 MSPS DAC channels designed for high speed stimulus-response, ultrasound and servo control applications. It provides an extremely economical solution for real-time, FPGA-accelerated stimulus-response applications such as RADAR, LIDAR, optical servo or medical scanning. When mated with one of the company’s rugged, embedded PCs, the XA-160M becomes an autonomous, self-booting instrument with dual, 10 GbE connectivity—perfect for distributed instrumentation.