Components

Wire-Bondable and Edge-Terminated Resistors
For years customers have asked Compex to bring their short lead times, outstanding customer service and quality focus to the thin film resistor industry. As is the Compex way, they listened. Compex now offers a full line of wire-bondable and edge-terminated resistors built to customer’s exact specifications. Available alternatives include single, dual, center-tap, array and custom configurations in Alumina, AlN, BeO, Silicon and Quartz. The company is happy to provide samples to ensure you have the right parts for your needs.
Compex
www.compexcorp.com

Dow-Key Microwave

Waveguide Switches
Dow-Key® Microwave, a manufacturing leader with over 40 years of spaceflight heritage, now supplies Next Generation Waveguide products with an emphasis on more compact, lightweight and cost effective designs. With superior RF performance and power handling capability, now, nearly all of the company’s waveguide switches can be supplied in either “C” or “R” configuration for use in complex switching systems, making Dow-Key® Microwave an ideal partner for space programs.
Dow-Key Microwave
www.dowkey.com

Ducommun

60 to 90 GHz Block Down-Converter
Model SNG-12-01 is a full E‑Band block down‑converter that extends testing capabilities for low cost, low frequency noise figure meters; allows noise figure testing of E‑Band devices without noise figure meter, using the Y‑factor method. It’s versatile in low cost designs; Model SNG-12-01 is an affordable expansion to mmWave laboratories that do not have the budget for large scale equipment. Featuring low spurious/harmonics, low LO frequency and power requirement and is compact and lightweight.
Ducommun
www.ducommun.com

Fairview Microwave Inc.

Waveguide Straights
Fairview Microwave, a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, has launched a new line of straight waveguide sections that operate in the frequency range of 5.85 to 110 GHz and in 13 waveguide bands from C- to W-Band. Typical applications include test benches, instrumentation, MILCOM, SATCOM, telecom, radar and high-efficiency RF/microwave transmission networks. Fairview’s new line of straight waveguide sections consists of 61 models that are available in sizes ranging from WR-10 to WR-137.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
www.fairviewmicrowave.com

MECA Electronics Inc.

6 to 18 GHz Multi-Octave 3-Way Power Divider
MECA’s newest 3-way Wilkinson power divider has been optimized for excellent performance covering 6 to 18 GHz (P3S-12.000) with specifications such as isolation of 20 dB min/25 dB typical, VSWR 1.4:1 max, 0.7 dB max insertion loss and amplitude balance of 0.4 dB max, all in a compact package of 1 in × 1.5 in × 0.4 in. Made in the U.S. with 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
www.e-MECA.com

 

Microwave Filter Company Inc.

Lowpass RF Filters
Microwave Filter Company Inc. provides medium power lowpass RF filters from 50 to 500 MHz. These high quality filters are designed for use in any medium power application (100 W or less) that requires harmonic band rejection of up to 6x the fundamental (cut-off) frequency (Fc). The filters provide less than 0.5 dB passband insertion loss with more than 16 dB passband return loss. Housed in compact aluminum housings (2.75 in × 1.25 in × 1.04 in) with N-female connectors.
Microwave Filter Company Inc.
www.microwavefilter.com

Mini-Circuits Inc.

20 dB DC Pass High-Power
Bi-Directional Coupler

Mini-Circuits’ ZGBDC20-33H+ broadband high-power bi-directional coupler offers excellent performance across a wide range of popular frequency bands. Built using low loss suspended substrate construction, the ZGBDC20-33H+ can pass up to 3 A of DC current from input to output and handle up to 50 W CW. Rugged sealed construction makes this coupler ideal for use in field applications or remote monitoring sites; however, it is also ideal for high-power lab testing.

Mini-Circuits Inc.

Coaxial Power Splitter/Combiner
Mini-Circuits’ ZC10PD-26W+ is a 10-way 0° splitter/combiner providing 10 W RF power handling as a splitter across the 2250 to 2800 MHz range, covering a variety of applications including cellular, ISM and more. It provides a high port-count with low insertion loss, high isolation and low amplitude unbalance, making this model ideal for systems requiring distribution of signal into many channels. The splitter/combiner comes housed in a rugged aluminum alloy case (6.13 in × 3.00 in × 0.53 in) with SMA connectors.
Mini-Circuits Inc.
www.minicircuits.com

MiniRF

Transformer
MiniRF’s RFXF9504 transformer is designed for applications that require small, low cost and highly reliable surface mount components. Applications may be found in broadband, wireless and other communications systems. Frequency range: 5 to 3000 MHz, low cost and RoHS compliant, industry standard SMT package, impedance ratio: 1:1, 50 Ω characteristic impedance, for broadband and wireless applications.
MiniRF
www.minirf.com

Networks International Corp.

K-, Ka-Band Cavity Filters
NIC introduces Cavity Bandpass filters spanning from K- to Ka-Band. Bandwidths vary from 1 to 50 percent. These filters provide low insertion loss and sharp rejection in a small profile package, making it perfect for use in airborne, ship-mount or vehicle mount applications in harsh military environments. Custom designs are available from 18 to 30 GHz.
Networks International Corp.
www.nickc.com

Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.

RF Limiter
PMI Model No. LM-10M2D5G-100CW-1KWP-SFF is a RF limiter that operates in the 10 MHz to 2.5 GHz frequency range. This limiter can handle 100 W CW and 1 KW peak (1 percent duty cycle, 1 µs maximum pulse width) input power and provides a maximum leakage of +13 dBm CW input. This module has a low insertion loss of 0.5 dB and a recovery time of 2 µs typical. Package size is 1.86 in × 0.65 in × 0.38 in with SMA female connectors.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
www.pmi-rf.com

Response Microwave Inc.

High-Power Quad Hybrid for Radio Applications
Response Microwave Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of a new high-power 3 dB 90° hybrid for use in radio applications. Operational from 100 to 450 MHz, the unit offers 0.7 dB insertion loss, 1.3:1 VSWR and 18 dB minimum isolation with N female connectors. Power handling is 100 W CW over the -40°C to +105°C range. Custom configurations are available on request. For more information on this new line or to discuss your application specific requirement, please contact Response Microwave Inc. at (978)-772-3767.
Response Microwave Inc.
www.responsemicrowave.com

RLC Electronics

Multiplexers
RLC Electronics’ multiplexers are available in two, three or four channel versions. Adjacent passbands may be designed for a contiguous or non-contiguous response. For passband frequencies below 2 GHz, lumped element designs will often achieve the desired response in the smallest package. At higher frequencies (up to 40 GHz), distributed coaxial structures are employed to realize the lowest possible loss. RLC Electronics can supply multiplexers for most applications, including commercial, telecommunications and military specifications.
RLC Electronics
www.rlcelectronics.com

SAGE Millimeter

Compact Faraday Isolator Line for V- through D-Band
For subassemblies and instrumentation applications, SAGE Millimeter has released a new line of compact Faraday isolators to cover 50 to 170 GHz. For E-Band, model STF-12-S1-C is a full band Faraday isolator that operates from 60 to 90 GHz. The Faraday isolator is constructed with a longitudinal, magnetized ferrite rod that causes a Faraday rotation of the incoming RF signal. The compact, robust package is ideal for system integration and testing applications.
SAGE Millimeter
www.sagemillimeter.com

Cables & Connectors

MilesTek

Military Grade Fiber Cables and Connectors
MilesTek, a leading manufacturer and supplier of products designed to address military and avionics applications, announced that they have launched a new line of military grade fiber cables and connectors designed to address high speed fiber connectivity in harsh military and industrial environments. MilesTek’s military grade fiber cable series consists of IP67-rated assemblies in both multimode and single-mode variants and LC, SC and ST assemblies built with impact and crush resistant cable in OM1, OM2 and OM3 styles.
MilesTek
www.milestek.com

Pasternack

Handheld RF Analyzer Phase-Stable Cable Assemblies
Pasternack has launched a new series of handheld, RF analyzer, rugged, phase-stable cable assemblies. Typical applications include field testing, tower measurements, base station analyzers, handheld network analyzers, portable spectrum analyzers, distance-to-fault measurements and site maintenance. Pasternack’s new line of test cables for handheld RF analyzers consists of 19 models designed to deliver optimal amplitude and phase stability with flexure. They boast VSWR as low as 1.2:1 and maximum operating frequency of 27 GHz, depending on the configuration.
Pasternack
www.pasternack.com

SV Microwave

Single and Multiport PCB Connectors
SV Microwave’s complete line of single and multiport PCB connectors meet the industry need for high performing, easy-to-use threaded and blindmate/push-on compact designs. SV offers edge launch, board mount and through hole variations in 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm, SMA, SMP, SMPM and SMPS series. Pre-tinned options available.
SV Microwave
www.svmicrowave.com

Amplifiers

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation

Pulsed Amplifier
New 20000SP1G2 pulsed amplifier provides up to 20,000 W, AR’s 20000SP1G2 broadband solid state microwave pulsed amplifier provides 20,000 W of output power from 1 to 2 GHz and recently won 2017 EMC Product of the Year. It is designed for short pulse applications at low duty factors where instantaneous bandwidth and high gain are required. The amplifier can be used for a variety of applications in test and measurement, including EMC RF pulse susceptibility testing, industrial and university research and development and service applications.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
www.arworld.us/html/18200.asp?id=1313

 

 

 

 

 

Ciao Wireless Inc.

Amplifier-Sub-System
Ciao Wireless Inc. has introduced a 1:12 distribution amplifier–sub-system which features integrated internal cooling fans, AC power VAC, on/off switch (with fuse) and normal operation/fault status indicators. Designs are available for alternate frequency ranges between 10 MHz and 27 GHz with additional “N-Way” distribution configurations offered (1:8, 1:16, 1:24, 1:32 and more). Alternate rack style packages are available. Multiple gain, variable gain, internal switching and different output levels are also available.
Ciao Wireless Inc.
www.ciaowireless.com

Kratos General Microwave

SGA/SGN Series SSPAs
Kratos General Microwave’s SGA/SGN Series SSPA’s offer GaAs/GaN technology reliability that can be customized to meet specific pulse or CW output powers. The product line supports both X-Band and Ku-Band applications with bandwidths up to 10 percent and offers peak power outputs up to 400 W. Designed for demanding defense, aerospace and satellite communication applications. Kratos SSPA’s have excellent power efficiency with demonstrated field proven performance and reliability. Kratos’ vertical integration process affords flexible layouts and architectures to meet individual specifications for electrical, mechanical and environmental parameters.
Kratos General Microwave
www.kratosmed.com

Microwave Solutions Inc.

Gain Control Detector Amplifier Multi-Function Modules
Originally designed for radar and microwave test instrumentation, these Gain Control Detector Amplifier Multi-Function Modules (MFM) provide the gain control, amplification and detection for an integrated automatic level control (ALC) function, all within a single package. The functions of voltage controlled gain, amplification and detection can be specified in any order as may be desired by the system designer in order to minimize noise figure or maximize overall dynamic range. The amplification inserted either ahead of or after the voltage controlled attenuation.
Microwave Solutions Inc.
www.microwavesolutions.com

Richardson RFPD Inc.

1200 V, 75 mΩ SiC MOSFET
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new silicon carbide power MOSFET from Wolfspeed, a Cree Company. The 1200 V, 75 mΩ C3M0075120J features Wolfspeed’s C3M™ SiC MOSFET technology and is available in a compact, seven-lead TO-263-7 surface mount package. The Kelvin source Pin 2 in the TO-263-7 package supports driving the device at higher frequencies and enables highly efficient designs.
Richardson RFPD Inc.
www.richardsonrfpd.com

 

Triad RF Systems

Bi-Directional Amplifier
The TTRM1076D is a dual bi-directional amplifier designed for high data rate military and commercial radios. It is capable of 12 W 64QAM OFDM output and 32 W peak power for lower data rate FM/BPSK applications. High speed switching of 1 uS makes it compatible with TDD mesh radio systems.
Triad RF Systems
www.triadrf.com

Sources

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions

Frequency Synthesizers
Cobham Microelectronic Solutions has developed a new series of frequency synthesizers designed to meet the stringent phase noise, spurious and harmonic specifications demanded by today’s airborne applications. Cobham specializes in balancing tradeoffs to optimally achieve challenging requirements. Cobham’s new 1018 Synthesizer measures 2.6 in × 2.6 in × 0.6 in, weighs just 0.25 lbs and delivers full frequency coverage from < 450 MHz to > 18 GHz in 10 MHz steps with < 250 µs switching speed.
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions
www.cobham.com

Greenray Industries Inc.

T1265 and T1266 Series TCXOs
Greenray Industries Inc. has announced the availability of the T1265 and T1266 Series TCXOs. The new TCXOs (temperature compensated crystal oscillators) are available from 50 to 125 MHz with squarewave CMOS (T1265) or sinewave (T1266) output. With very low phase noise down to a floor of -165 dBc/Hz, both units deliver OCXO-like performance, but without their input power requirements and warm-up characteristics. In addition, they offer temperature stability down to ±0.5 ppm and external voltage control, with sufficient pull range to cover the total stability of the oscillator over the lifetime of the part.
Greenray Industries Inc.
www.greenrayindustries.com

Herotek

Comb (Harmonic) Generators
Herotek has designed ultra broadband comb generators with output frequency spectrum (from 1 to 75 GHz) in a single unit. The comb generators are used for frequency multipliers, frequency synthesizers and built-in test source. Ideal frequency multiplication base element for generation of mmWave frequencies. Typical output power per picket -15 dBm up to 20 GHz and to -55 dBm at 60 to 75 GHz. Output frequency starts from the second harmonic of the input frequency and up.
Herotek
www.herotek.com

Synergy Microwave Corp

500 to 1200 MHz Excellent Phase Noise VCO
The DCMO50120-5 is an octave band VCO operating from 500 to 1200 MHz over a tuning range of 24 V. This device provides excellent temperature stability with a buffered output in a planar resonator construction. Output power is +7 dBm minimum, tuning sensitivity is 25 to 50 MHz/V typical, harmonic suppression is 15 dB typical and the typical phase noise performance is -102 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz and -121 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offsets.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
www.synergymwave.com

TOP-electronics

LTE Cat M1 Cellular Module
TOP-electronics USA announces sales support for Quectel’s BG96, an LTE Cat.M1/Cat.NB1/EGPRS module with a maximum data rate of 375 kbps downlink/uplink, pin-to-pin compatible with Quectel LTE modules EG91/EG95, Cat.NB1 (NB-IoT) module BC95, UMTS/HSPA modules UG95/UG96 and GSM/GPRS module M95. With a cost-effective SMT form factor of 22.5 mm × 26.5 mm × 2.3 mm, integrators and developers can easily design their applications and take advantage of the module’s ultra-low power consumption. Its advanced LGA package allows fully automated manufacturing for high volume applications.
TOP-electronics
www.TOPelectronicsUSA.com

Software

3D Smith Chart

3D Smith Chart Tool
The 3D Smith chart tool is an advanced analysis and educational design tool including both 2D and 3D Smith charts in both impedance/admittance configurations. Based on state of the articles written by its developers, full 3D visualizations, intuitive highly configurable interface it is ideal for both active and passive microwave circuits analysis, simultaneous optimizations of S-parameters, group delays and quality factors while displaying stability circles analysis and unilateral power gains. It includes a unique educational (matching) module on r, x, g, b cirlces both in 2D and 3D.
3D Smith Chart
www.3dsmithchart.com

Packaging

Controx

Monolithic Circular Cutting Tools
Controx introduced monolithic circular cutting tools in solid carbide and high speed steel for the depaneling process of printed circuit boards (PCB) in a four page, full-color brochure. This informative literature details special saw blade designs which are ideal for cutting PCBs produced in “panel” or “multiblock” designs, which group multiple smaller PCBs together for maximum production. Controx designs for straight line depanelling of glassfiber and ceramic based PCBs like FR2, FR4, CEM1, CEM3 as well as aluminum and copper circuit boards.
Controx
www.controx.com

Test & Measurement

LadyBug Technologies

Dynamic Range Power Sensor
LadyBug’s thermally stable LB5908A True-RMS, a 1 MHz to 8 GHz, wide dynamic range power sensor delivers fast accurate measurements on any signal with any modulation, including wideband digital signals. Its unique two path design delivers better dynamic range than many three path sensors. SCPI commands and use either USBTMC, USBHID or connect directly with I2C or SPI. Get the accuracy or a thermal sensor with the speed and dynamic range of a diode sensor.
LadyBug Technologies
www.ladybug-tech.com

withwave Inc.

Probe Positioner
withwave Inc.’s probe positioner is designed for precise RF probing measurement using T-probe which have GSG and GS contact structure. The magnetic switch on metal base plate can be turned on and off to keep the positioner firmly to its position or moved and lifted to a new position easily. Its articulated arm is controlled by on arm knob at the middle joint that keep the arm firm and steady.
withwave Inc.
www.with-wave.com

National Instruments

Wireless Test System
The Wireless Test System (WTS) upsets the status quo in wireless production test. The WTS couples NI’s PXI vector signal transceiver (VST) and multicore processing technologies to deliver industry-leading test speeds. With faster measurements, you can reduce the cost of manufacturing test for wireless devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and infotainment systems. The WTS supports wireless standards from LTE-A to 802.11ax to Bluetooth LE. Its advanced switching topologies are ready for multisite and MIMO test.
National Instruments
www.ni.com

Rohde & Schwarz

R&S FSW-B5000 Option
Rohde & Schwarz introduced the new R&S FSW-B5000 option. In combination with the R&S RTO2064 digital oscilloscope as an external digitizer, the R&S FSW85 signal and spectrum analyzer equipped with the new hardware option provides equalized 5 GHz signal analysis bandwidth. The amplitude and phase response of the R&S FSW85 together with the R&S FSW-B5000 are fully characterized at the factory across the entire frequency range. The amplitude and phase measurement accuracy are guaranteed throughout the measurement bandwidth.
Rohde & Schwarz
www.rohde-schwarz.com