Components

Sensor for Radar
The SDLAC21802B is a new version of radar sensor covering 2 to 18 GHz with sensitivity of -78 dBm (TSS) and a dynamic range of
77 dB and a pulse response of 12/20 nSec (rise/fall time). The sensitivity of this product makes it possible to detect signals 2.5x the distance of any other product available on the market and yet maintains excellent high speed pulse performance. This product is thin film construction and is designed for air, land and sea applications.
Advanced Microwave Inc.
www.advmic.com

Fairview Microwave Inc.

Straight Waveguide Sections
Fairview Microwave Inc. 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

KR Electronics Inc.

916 MHz Bandpass Filter
KR Electronics part number 3012-916 is a 916 MHz bandpass filter designed for postive train control (PTC) applications. The filters are encapsulated/ruggedized for enhanced shock and vibration resistance. Thousands are currently installed and operating successfully in the field with major rail companies. Other frequencies and bandwidths are available.
KR Electronics Inc.
www.krfilters.com

Linear Technology Corp.

Step-Down Switching Regulator
Analog Devices Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corp., announces the LT8607, a 750 mA, 42 V input synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique synchronous rectification topology delivers 93 percent efficiency while switching at 2 MHz, enabling designers to avoid critical noise-sensitive frequency bands, such as AM radio while using a very compact solution footprint. Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 3 µA in no-load standby conditions, ideal for always-on systems. The device’s 3 to 42 V input voltage range is well suited for automotive applications that must regulate through cold-crank and stop-start scenarios with minimum input voltages as low as 3 V and load dump transients in excess of 40 V. Its internal 1.2 A switches deliver up to 750 mA of continuous output current.
Linear Technology Corp.
www.linear.com

MECA Electronics Inc.

Multi-Octave 2-Way Power Dividers
MECA expands its extensive power divider line to include a variety of multi-octave 2-way Wilkinson power dividers which are optimized for excellent performance covering; 3 to 5 (802-2-4.000-M01), 2 to 8 (802-2-5.000) and 8 to 18 GHz (802-2-13.000) with typical spec’s isolation 25 dB, VSWR’s 1.25:1, 0.3 dB insertion loss and amplitude balance of 0.2 dB. Made in the U.S. with 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
www.e-MECA.com

Microwave Solutions Inc.

Multi-Function Modules
Microwave Solutions Inc. offers the microwave system designer with the option of specifying multiple signal control functions within a single, standard size drop-in module. Originally designed for radar and microwave test instruments, these Multi-Function Modules (MFM) can provide gain control, amplification, coupler and/or detection for an integrated automatic level control (ALC) function all within a single package. Examples include an attenuator-amplifier-coupler-detector module, a coupler-sampler module with multiple sample ports and a coupler-coupler-detector module for both coupling and power level detection.
Microwave Solutions Inc.
www.microwavesolutions.com

Pasternack

Electromechanical Switches
Pasternack has unveiled a new series of low insertion loss repeatability electromechanical switches. Test and measurement applications require signal processing component performance to be highly accurate and repeatable over long periods and under extreme conditions. In automated test systems where electromechanical switches are used for signal monitoring and routing applications, every switch will add repeatability error. Electromechanical switches which exhibit low insertion loss repeatability over millions of switching cycles play a critical role to ensure overall system measurement accuracy is maintained at optimum levels.
Pasternack
www.pasternack.com

Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.

Pin Diode Transfer Switch
PMI Model No. PSX-500M18G-60-SFF is a pin diode transfer switch that operates over the 500 MHz to 18 GHz frequency range. Specifications include 60 dB minimum isolation, 3 dB maximum insertion loss, VSWR In/Out 1.9:1 maximum, +20 dBm CW maximum input power and 100 ns maximum switching speed. This model incorporates a TTL compatible driver for easy system integration. Hermetically sealed units are available as an option. Features SMA (F) RF connectors, lightweight design 1.4 oz and package size of 1 in x 1 in x 0.5 in.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
www.pmi-rf.com/products/switches/PXS-500M18G-60-SFF.htm

RLC Electronics Inc.

High-Power Bandpass Filter
RLC Electronics manufactures high-power cavity bandpass filters for military and commercial applications. These filters exhibit sharp attenuation and low loss. The unit pictured is a 1280 MHz bandpass filter with 65 dB rejection at 1000 and 1800 MHz. The filter is rated for 400 W cW and 2000 W peak (20 percent duty cycle) and has low loss (0.3 dB). RLC also offers other high-power products such as switches, couplers, power dividers and filters (highpass, bandpass, band reject and lowpass filters, including absorptive designs).
RLC Electronics Inc.
www.rlcelectronics.com

Sage Millimeter

Ka-Band Full Waveguide Junction Isolator
Model SNF-28-ID1-H is a Ka-Band, waveguide junction isolator that covers the frequency range of 26.5 to 40 GHz. The full band isolator is designed and manufactured to provide a low insertion loss of 0.50 dB typical with good flatness. Compared to a Faraday isolator, it offers a much shorter insertion length for system integration. The isolator also offers a moderate isolation of 17 dB and a forward power handling of 25 W.
Sage Millimeter
www.sagemillimeter.com

Synergy Microwave Corp.

0.3 to 1000 MHz Transformer
The TM1-0 is a surface mount, low cost, wideband transformer covering the frequency range from 0.3 to 1000 MHz in a 1:1 impedance ratio. This transformer is supplied in an open core design of 0.15 cubic inches. The transformer incorporates a transmission line design ideal for broadband applications. Insertion loss is typically 1.25 dB and power handling is 0.25 W maximum. The TM1-0 also offer a very good return loss of 16 dB typical.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
www.synergymwave.com

Cables & Connectors

Mini-Circuits

Voltage Variable Equalizer
The VAEQ-1220+ is a 50 Ω voltage variable equalizer built into a shielded case (size of 0.394 in × 0.394 in × 0.150 in; 10 mm × 10 mm × 3.8 mm). This model offers excellent performance over a wide frequency range of 50 to 1220 MHz with the variable slope providing great flexibility in a small 10 mm package. The VAEQ-1220+ is often used to compensate RF chain gain flatness or cable loss versus frequency.

Mini-Circuits

Coaxial Matching Pad
Mini-Circuits’ UNMP-R5075-33+ is a coaxial 50/75 Ω matching pad covering the DC to 3000 MHz frequency range, supporting impedance matching in a wide range of systems. This model is ideal for 50/75 Ω impedance matching in systems where minimizing overall signal loss is a priority. The matching pad housed in a rugged unibody construction with N-Male (50 Ω) to N-Female (75 Ω) connectors.
Mini-Circuits
www.minicircuits.com

 

SV Microwave

Coaxial PCB Connectors
SV’s complete line of coaxial PCB connectors meet the industry need for high-performing, easy-to-use compact designs. Single and multiport SMA, 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm, SMP, SMPM and SMPS series available. When performance and reliability matter, choose SV to connect you.
SV Microwave
www.svmicrowave.com

Withwave

Precision Cable Assemblies
The WT500 and WT670 cable assembly (DC to 50 GHz and 67 GHz, respectively) are claimed to have very good insertion loss and high phase/amplitude stability in relation to temperature. The W-Test series is a complete line of high precision cable assemblies, designed specifically for stable phase testing, with a design that is based on excellent microwave interconnection technologies.
Withwave
www.with-wave.com

Amplifiers

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation

New Solid State Pulsed Amplifiers
AR just added three new solid state pulsed amplifiers to its existing 19 models. The new 1000, 12,000 and 15,000 W models cover 2.7 to 3.1, 1 to 2 and 2 to 4 GHz, respectively. They provide higher reliability with better performance than traditional TWTA’s for automotive, aviation, military EMC radiated immunity susceptibility testing, as well as radar and communication applications.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
www.arworld.us/pulsedamps/

Comtech PST

Solid-State High-Power Amplifier
Comtech PST (CPST) offers solid-state high-power amplifier products for X-Band radar applications including TWT replacements. Comtech featured an
8 kW solid-state high-power amplifier system that combines 8 higher power amplifier modules using a waveguide combiner. It also integrates system status/control assembly and an AC-DC power supply. This fully-protected system is housed in a single rack-mountable chassis measuring 19 in × 17.78 in × 12.25 in. The forced air cooled amplifier is designed to interface with your radar in airborne or ground installations.
Comtech PST
www.comtechpst.com

Exodus Advanced Communications

SSPA AMP Module
Exodus new wideband SSPA Module AMP1090 covers the full 2 to 8 GHz frequency band at 10 W min. and up to 50 W power levels. The AMP1090 uses CW GaN devices and operates from a 32 VDC supply at 3 A max. with gain flatness of 3 dB max peak to peak. This module is suitable for use with all modulation standards and features built-in protection circuits. With high-reliability and ruggedness, typical applications would include EMI/RFI, S- and C-Band, RADAR, EW, SATCOM, among others.
Exodus Advanced Communications
www.exoduscomm.com

Integra Technologies

GaN/SiC Transistor
Integra Technologies’ GaN/SiC transistor IGN1214M500R2 is 550 W, 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and is designed for L-Band radar applications. This high-power GaN-on-SiC HEMT transistor supplies 550 W of peak pulsed output power at 50 V drain bias, with 17 dB gain and 70 percent efficiency, at 100 microseconds, 10 percent pulse conditions.
Integra Technologies
www.integratech.com

QuinStar Technology Inc.

W-Band Solid State Power Amplifier
QuinStar Technology Inc. announces the release of QPW 81863741, a new GaAs-based SSPA featuring high-efficiency performance in a compact (6 in × 6 in × 3.6 in) and lightweight (5 lbs) housing. This SSPA operates at 81 to 86 GHz and offers 5 W of saturated power at CW operation for high-reliability communication links and general test equipment. QuinStar is a Southern California-based engineering firm offering innovative RF solutions for communications, radar and scientific research.
QuinStar Technology Inc.
www.QuinStar.com

Richardson RFPD

RF Power GaN-on-SiC Transistor
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new GaN-on-SiC depletion-mode HEMT from NXP Semiconductors. The AFG24S100HR5 is a 125 W CW RF power GaN transistor that operates from 1 to 2700 MHz and includes input-matching for extended bandwidth performance. With its high gain and high ruggedness, this device is suitable for a range of CW, pulse and wideband RF applications, including public mobile radios, ISM (industrial, scientific and medical), wideband laboratory amplifiers and wireless cellular infrastructure.
Richardson RFPD
www.richardsonrfpd.com

Triad RF Systems

Bi-Directional SSPA
The TTRM1109 is a bi-directional SSPA for domestic and foreign military and public safety wireless links. It can handle any modulation and outputs 10 W typical BPSK and 3 W typical 64QAM OFDM.
Triad RF Systems
www.triadrf.com

Semiconductors

Custom MMIC

RF/Microwave Circuits
Custom MMIC announced an expanded collaboration with X-Microwave LLC, developers of a modular/drop-in simulation, prototyping and production system for solderless and reconfigurable RF/microwave circuits up to 67 GHz. The X-MWblockTM system enables efficient and expedient microwave and mmWave circuit development and testing, using industry grade nonlinear online simulation tools powered by Keysight’s Genesys Spectrasys engine. The expanded partnership will bring over 35 of Custom MMIC’s leading LNAs, PAs, distributed smplifiers, driver amplifiers, low phase noise amplifiers, phase shifters, switches and mixers to the X-Microwave system.
Custom MMIC
www.custommmic.com

Sources

Greenray Industries Inc.

T1265 TCXO
Greenray Industries Inc. has announced the availability of the T1265 Series TCXO. The new T1265 TCXO (temperature compensated crystal oscillator) is available from 50 to 125 MHz, with squarewave CMOS output to drive a 15 pf load. With very low phase noise, the T1265 delivers OCXO-like performance without their input power requirements and warm-up characteristics. The T1265 offers temperature stability down to ±0.5 ppm and has 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

 

Test & Measurement

Anritsu Co.

Signal Analyzer
Anritsu Co. introduces the Signal Analyzer MS2850A that can cost efficiently and accurately evaluate 5G signals with the 800 MHz modulation bandwidth (8 × 100 MHz channels) associated with 5G designs. With analysis bandwidth up to 1 GHz, excellent dynamic range and high flatness performance, the MS2850A provides wireless equipment manufacturers and mobile operators with a comprehensive and affordable tool to evaluate base stations and terminals, satcom and broadband communications equipment, as well as to monitor satellite communications.
Anritsu Co.
www.anritsu.com

Dow Key Microwave

MS-Control Kits
MS-Control Kits are low budget solutions best suited for ATE, test bench and system integrated applications, catering to those who are comfortable assembling components on their own. Depending on the type of controls, two kits are available consisting of an Ethernet or GPIB control board and 12x RJ11-4 straight cables (to be used with Dow-Key CAN bus switches). RF switches are not included and are purchased separately.
Dow Key Microwave
www.dowkey.com/ate/

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT)

Custom Spring Probes
Beyond a comprehensive portfolio of off-the-shelf spring probe solutions for a wide range of applications, ECT offers solutions fully designed to customer specifications when standard products do not meet an entire set of requirements. Whether a requirement is as simple as special tip geometry or as complex as a custom coax RF probe, ECT’s engineers combine state-of-the-art design, materials and production know-how, with ECT’s long-term experience in spring probe technology to deliver results that truly meet customers’ expectations.
Everett Charles Technologies (ECT)
www.ectinfo.com

OML Inc.

Mini-Source Module
OML’s mini-source module series is specifically designed as a portable solution for mmWave signal generator. Utilizing the handheld spectrum analyzer tracking generator as an LO source and the built-in DC supply/USB 5 V, this product is currently available in waveguide bands WR-42 (26 to 40 GHz), WR-15 (50 to 75 GHz), WR-12 (60 to 90 GHz) and extended WR-12 (56 to 96 GHz). For testing in the emerging application areas such as WiGig, 5G, collision avoidance radar systems, E-Band backhaul and military and defense.
OML Inc.
www.omlinc.com

Signal Hound

Spectrum Analyzer and Monitoring Receiver
The SM200A is a high-performance spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver, priced at $11,900 USD. It tunes from 100 kHz to 20 GHz, has 160 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth, 110 dB of dynamic range, 1 THz/sec sweep speed at 30 kHz RBW (using Nuttall windowing) and phase noise performance that is so good that it contributes less than 0.1 percent error to EVM measurements and rivals even the most expensive spectrum analyzers on the market. Available December 2017.
Signal Hound
www.signalhound.com

 

W. L. Gore & Associates

Microwave/RF Test Assemblies
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) is endorsing GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies for use with its new R&S ZNBT20 multi-port VNA. The new R&S ZNBT20 is the first true multiport vector network analyzer in the microwave range with up to 16 integrated test ports. The unique hardware architecture from the R&S ZNBT8 has been extended to 20 GHz. This allows users to characterize multiple devices under test in parallel and thus increase throughput tremendously.
W. L. Gore & Associates
www.gore.com