Components

5G IPD RF Filters
3D Glass Solutions Inc., a world-class expert on the fabrication of electronic packages and devices using photo-definable glass-ceramics, announced the development and production of the highest efficiency 5G integrated passive devices (IPD) for radio frequency (RF) filters. These RF filters have been designed to operate as bandpass filters for frequencies at 5 and 28 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss. 3DGS’ 5G RF filters are manufactured using APEX® Glass, a material which has significant benefits over legacy PCB materials.
3D Glass Solutions
www.3dglasssolutions.com

Compex Corp.

Wire-Bondable and Edge-Terminated Resistors
For years our customers asked us to bring our short lead times, outstanding customer service and quality focus to the thin film resistor industry. As is the Compex way, we listened. Compex is excited to announce it now offers a full line of wire-bondable and edge-terminated resistors built to its customer’s exact specifications. Available alternatives include single, dual, center-tap, array and custom configurations. Compex would be happy to provide samples to ensure you have the right parts for your needs.
Compex Corp.
www.compexcorp.com

Dow-Key Microwave

Multiposition Switches
Dow-Key® Microwave, the world’s largest manufacturer of electromechanical switches, provides an extensive selection of multiposition switches for a variety of ATE applications ranging from SP3T to SP14T. Characteristics include a standard design of 1 million life cycles; 2 million for 5 x 5 series and 5 million for Reliant SP6T. Coil voltages of 12, 24 and 28 V are available and operate from DC to 26.5 GHz. Various control options are offered and may also be designed with RoHS compliance.
Dow-Key Microwave
www.dowkey.com

MECA Electronics Inc.

3 dB Low PIM Attenuators
MECA also offers low PIM 3 dB attenuators in both 50 and 100 W models with a typical PIM spec of ­161 dBc. They feature a variety of connector styles and configuration within series and between series configurations in: 4.1/9.5, 7/16 and type N as well as 4.3/10.0 DIN connectors, while handling full rated power to +85°C. All of the terminations operate covering 0.698 to 2.7 GHz frequency bands, VSWR = 1.10:1 Typ./1.20:1 Min. Made in the U.S. and 36-month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
www.e-MECA.com

MiniRF

Transformer
The MRFXF5702 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.
MiniRF
www.minirf.com

 

Norden Millimeter

Down Converter
Norden Millimeter’s down converter converts 26 to 50 GHz down to 4 to 18 GHz to extend the range of lower cost test equipment. Norden can add gain, inter-stage filtering and bypass switching stages to the custom assemblies. Norden Millimeter continues as the leader in components used in the 5G market. Norden products can be used to quickly and cost effectively, build mmWave system prototypes which demonstrate the viability and feasibility of the technology.
Norden Millimeter
www.NordenGroup.com

Pasternack

Waveguide Electromechanical Relay Switches
Pasternack has introduced 28 new waveguide electromechanical relay switches that offer full waveguide performance covering C, X, Ku, K and Ka frequency bands from 5.85 to 40 GHz. They are ideal for applications that include electronic warfare, electronic countermeasures, microwave radio, VSAT, SATCOM, radar, research and development, space systems and test instrumentation. Pasternack’s new waveguide electromechanical relay switches are configured for single-pole double-throw (SPDT) operation with latching self-cut-off actuators, TTL logic and position indicators with manual override.
Pasternack
www.pasternack.com

Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.

2-Way High-Power Switch
PMI Model No. PDT-8G12G-40-515-SFF is an 8 to 12 GHz, 2-way high-power switch that has an insertion loss of 2 dB maximum and a VSWR of 1.8:1 maximum. The operating power is +40 dBm CW average, +57 dBm 1 µs, 1 percent duty cycle with an isolation of 40 dB minimum. Switching speed 200 ns maximum - measured 100 ns, power supply requirements +5 V at 100 mA and -15 V at 60 mA.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
www.pmi-rf.com

RF

Electro-Mechanical Switch
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.
RF-Lambda
www.rflambda.com

RFMW Ltd.

6-Bit Digital Attenuator
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Qorvo’s TGL2226-SM, a 6-bit, digital attenuator. With frequency coverage from 100 MHz to 15 GHz, the TGL2226-SM provides 0.5 dB least significant bit size for a range of 31.5 dB. Serving diverse markets such as radar, electronic warfare, satellite and point-to-point communication systems, this digital step attenuator is offered in a 3 mm x 3 mm QFN package for surface mount designs. Control voltage is -3 to -5 V.
RFMW Ltd.
www.rfmw.com

RLC Electronics Inc.

Absorptive Bessel Filters to 30 GHz
RLC Electronics’ 4th Order Absorptive Bessel Filters provide the excellent group delay response of Bessel filters, while maintaining impedance matching far into the stopband. Resistive elements are designed into these filters, resulting in a response that closely mimics the classic Bessel in both amplitude and phase. These filters are used in digital systems where truthful reproduction of waveforms is important. These filters are now available with -3 dB cut off frequencies as high as 30 GHz. A surface mount configuration is available to 4 GHz.
RLC Electronics Inc.
www.rlcelectronics.com

Synergy Microwave Corp.

Wideband Small Size 2-Way Power Divider
The SDL-100 is a RoHS surface mount 2-way power divider operating in the frequency range of 2 to 1000 MHz. This device combines wide bandwidth and high performance in a compact size, 0.300 in × 0.385 in × 0.200 in and operates in the temperature range of -40°C to 85°C. Product features include input power of 1 W (Max.), insertion loss of 1.2 dB (Typ.)/1.5 dB (Max.), an isolation of 23 dB (Typ.)/17 dB (Min.), amplitude unbalance of 0.6 dB (Max.) and phase unbalance of 4 degrees (Max.) in the band of 500 to 1000 MHz with better performance in the lower part of the frequency band.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
www.synergymwave.com

Cables & Connectors

HUBER+SUHNER

SUCOFLEX
HUBER+SUHNER has developed the SUCOFLEX 526S top performance cable assembly for various applications in its test laboratories. When it comes to test and measurement, SUCOFLEX 526S assemblies guarantee the highest level of satisfaction. Thanks to their unique cable and connector design, they deliver best-in-class phase and amplitude stability vs. flexure in combination with excellent return and insertion loss up to 26.5 GHz.
HUBER+SUHNER
www.hubersuhner.com

MegaPhase

110 GHz Cable Assemblies
MegaPhase offers its Mega110 products with 1 mm connectors in both semi-rigid and flexible cable assemblies. Its light-weight 110 GHz cable assemblies are specifically designed for the demands of high-bandwidth applications such as automotive radar, probe stations and mobile backhaul. Visit MegaPhase’s website to review its data sheets.
MegaPhase
www.megaphase.com/rf/110

Mini-Circuits

Ultra-Flexible SMA-M to N-M Test Cables, DC to 18 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ ULC-2FT-SMNM+ ultra-flexible test cable provides low insertion loss (0.3 to 1.5 dB) and excellent return loss (18 to 24 dB) for a wide range of test applications from DC to 18 GHz. These cables are specially designed for stability of phase and amplitude versus flexure in bend radii as tight as 2 in (2.0 in minimum dynamic bend radius, 0.7 in minimum static bend radius), making them ideal for demanding lab environments where frequent bending is common.
Mini-Circuits
www.minicircuits.com

SPINNER

SPINNER EasyDocks Now Even Better
A new, improved SPINNER EasyDock version is now available for you to take advantage of. The older version had to be slid onto the DUT first and then locked in a second step. The advantage of the new version is that it does both at the same time: it locks the moment you slide it home, without the need to apply pressure in a different place in a second step. Its design has also been made more ergonomic for easier holding and use, thus reducing fatigue.
SPINNER
www.spinner-group.com

SV Microwave

Tin-Dipped Surface Mount and Edge Launch Connectors
SV Microwave now offers tin-dipped surface mount and edge launch connectors that make the soldering process fast and easy. These surface mount and edge launch PCB connectors also provide increased solder joint durability while preventing rust, corrosion and oxidization. Connectors’ part numbers are denoted with a “-TD”. Readily available through distribution.
SV Microwave
www.svmicrowave.com

Withwave

DC to 50 GHz Vertical Launch Connectors
The new vertical launch connectors are specially designed for solderless vertical PCB launch on test and measurement boards. They are claimed to have excellent electrical transition performance up to 50 GHz. The connectors also reduce installation time by eliminating soldering. As well as test and measurement boards another key application is high speed digital test boards.
Withwave
www.with-wave.com

Amplifiers

AR/RF

Single Band Amplifiers Cover 0.7 to 6 GHz Frequency Band
The new 60S1G6 and 500S1G6 are 60 and 500 W CW solid-state amplifiers that have 48 and 57 dB gain, respectively. Both deliver 100 percent rated output power without foldback over the instantaneous 0.7 to 6 GHz band and can survive ∞:1 output VSWR. Applications include radiated susceptibility testing, EW jammers and wireless system and device stress screening tests.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
https://www.arworld.us/html/0.7to6GHz.asp

 

Custom MMIC

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.
Custom MMIC
www.custommmic.com

Richardson RFPD

0.01 to 20 GHz RF Power Amplifier Module
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new ultra-wideband power amplifier module from Analog Devices Inc. The HMC-C582 is a GaAs MMIC PHEMT power amplifier in a miniature, hermetic module with replaceable SMA connectors that operates between 0.01 GHz and 20 GHz. The device typically provides 24 dB of gain, up to +36 dBm output IP3, and up to +26 dBm of output power at 1 dB gain compression.
Richardson RFPD
www.richardsonrfpd.com

Semiconductors

SemiGen Inc.

Schottky Detector Diodes
SemiGen Inc., an ISO and ITAR registered RF/microwave assembly, automated PCB manufacturing and RF supply center, has added a series of new Zero Bias Schottky Detector Diodes to its expanding product offerings. SemiGen’s SZB900 series of Zero Bias Schottky Detector Diodes are catered to perform as components of video detectors and power monitors, eliminating the need for external DC biasing. This series of schottky diodes features low junction capacitances, high voltage sensitivity, uniform video resistances and high sensitivity, all without external bias circuitry.
SemiGen Inc.
www.semigen.net

Sources

Herotek

Expanded Pre-Amp Comb Generator
Herotek’s new 0.750 in (N3 package) long surface mount package for convenient placement on PCB Boards. Excellent for frequency multipliers, frequency synthesizers and built-in test source. GCA Series requires only +10 or 0 dBm input for input frequency ranges from 250 to 2000 MHz. The company’s GC Series (without preamp) also is offered in its “L” package which is 0.53 in long.
Herotek
www.herotek.com

MtronPTI

Low G-Sensitivity OCXO
MtronPTI announced XO5503 Series low G-sensitivity OCXO with vibration compensation for military and radar application. XO5503 is designed for application where superior performance is required under high vibration environment. In military communications and radar applications, reliability comes first. The communication link must stay up; the picture must be clear even when conditions are less than ideal.
MtronPTI
www.mtronpti.com

SAGE Millimeter

W-Band Varactor Tuned Gunn Oscillator
For communication, radar and test applications, SAGE Millimeter has released a new W-Band varactor tuned Gunn oscillator. Model SOV-94306310-10-G1 utilizes a high-performance GaAs Gunn diode and proprietary cavity design to deliver +13 dBm typical power. The oscillator features a Varactor tuning range of ±3 GHz and delivers low AM/FM noise and harmonic emissions. Compared to its counterparts, such as multiplier based sources, the Gunn oscillator is a lower cost and cleaner source.
SAGE Millimeter
www.sagemillimeter.com

Software

Modelithics Inc.

COMPLETE Library Release v17.0
Modelithics Inc. announced the latest release, of the Modelithics® COMPLETE Library version 17.0 for use with the Keysight EEsof EDA Advanced Design System (ADS) simulation software. This release marks another big milestone with over 15,000 commercial electronic components from over 65 different vendors now represented in the COMPLETE Library of advanced simulation models. The version 17.0 release contains 34 new models, in addition to the already extensive collection of high accuracy, scalable parasitic simulation models.
Modelithics Inc.
www.modelithics.com

Antennas

Anokiwave Inc.

5G Phased Array Active Antenna
Anokiwave Inc., an innovative company providing highly integrated IC solutions for mmW markets and active antenna based solutions, announced the introduction of the first in a family of phased array antenna innovator’s kits, the AWMF-0129, driven by the Anokiwave AWMF-0108 28GHz 5G Quad Core IC with embedded functions for remote telemetry and low-latency steering™. The AWMF-0129 is a 64-element, single polarization 5G phased array antenna designed to cover the 27.5 to 30 GHz frequency band.
Anokiwave Inc.
www.anokiwave.com

Southwest

S- & C-Band MIMO Sector Antenna
Southwest Antennas’ new S- and C-Band MIMO sector antenna feature 120 degrees of horizontal beamwidth, allowing for wide area coverage. 45 degree left/right slant polarization provides polarization and spatial diversity for connected radios. Designed for 2 × 2 MIMO radio systems, these sector antennas are offered in 2.2 to 2.5 GHz S-Band and frequency options, for ISM / broadcast video and law enforcement use. The antenna features 12 dBi of minimum gain across the entire operating band.
Southwest Antennas
www.southwestantennas.com


 

TEST EQUIPMENT

W. L. Gore & Associates

VNA Microwave/RF Test Assemblies
W. L. Gore & Associates has expanded the functional frequency range of its “FF series” GORE® VNA Microwave/RF test assemblies, now offering stable, reliable performance up to 70 GHz. This upgrade addresses industry requirements for enhanced performance in the 60-70 GHz range where there is increased need to maintain measurement accuracy, especially in Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs), communication testing, and mm-wave to name a few key applications.
W. L. Gore & Associates
www.gore.com