Mini-Circuits

2.4 mm Female to 2.4 mm Male Adapter Covers DC to 50 GHz for Industry-Leading Value
Mini-Circuits’ 24F-24M+ 2.4 mm Female to 2.4 Male adapter expands its portfolio of products in the 40 and 50 GHz range to give you more options and more capabilities. This model provides 0.12 dB insertion loss with very flat response across the DC to 50 GHz range and 1.06:1 typical VSWR up to 50 GHz. The unit features passivated stainless steel construction and measures only 0.72 in. (l) × 0.36 in. (dia.). Mini-Circuits now offers 50 GHz 2.4 mm adapters in a variety of gender configurations, all offering industry-leading performance and value.

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Ultra-Wideband Coaxial LNA, Matched from 0.5 to 15 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ ZX60-153LN+ is an ultra-wideband connectorized LNA providing low noise figure of typically 2.4 dB across the entire 0.5 to 15 GHz frequency range, supporting a broad range of applications including Wi-Fi, LTE, S-Band radar, C-Band and X-Band SatCom, test instrumentation and more. It delivers 17 dB typical gain with ±2.7 dB flatness, P1dB of +16 dBm and +28 dBm IP3. The amplifier operates on a single +12 V supply with low current consumption and comes housed in a rugged, compact unibody case (0.74 in. × 0.75 in. × 0.46 in.) with SMA connectors.

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Coaxial DC Block Covers 10 MHz to 40 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ BLK-K44+ is a coaxial DC block supporting a wide range of applications from 10 MHz to 40 GHz including 5G systems, Ka-Band SatCom, test and measurement and more. This model provides 0.43 dB insertion loss with flat response across the entire band, 25 dB return loss, RF input power handling up to 2 W and DC voltage handling up to 200 V. The unit features 2.92 mm Female to Male connectors and comes housed in a rugged, stainless steel body, measuring only 0.36 in. (l.) × 0.87 in. (dia.). Based on their specs, Mini-Circuits 40 GHz DC blocks offer identical performance to competitive models for the best value in the industry, starting at just $159.95 each (qty. 1-9).

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Rugged Rack Mount Amplifier Delivers 50 W Across 700 to 6000 MHz
Mini-Circuits’ HPA-50W-63+ is a high-power rack mount amplifier capable of delivering 50 W saturated output power over the entire 700 to 6000 MHz bandwidth, supporting high-power test applications for all the primary wireless communications bands. The amplifier provides 56 dB gain with ±4 dB flatness, 97 dB reverse isolation and +50 dBm IP3. This rugged design features built-in safety features including over-temperature protection, fan alarms and immunity to open and short loads while delivering up to +45 dBm output power. It operates on a 85 to 264 V AC line and comes in a rugged 19 in. wide by 3U high chassis with N-Type Female RF connectors and a 9-pin D-Sub Male connector for temperature and fan alarms on the front panel. It is the ideal workhorse for your power stress testing, EMI and antenna testing, reliability testing, burn-in and more.

Mini-Circuits

Ultra-Wideband Coaxial Amplifier Provides Flat Gain from 5 to 20 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ ZX60-24A+ is an ultra-wideband coaxial amplifier supporting a very wide array of applications from 5 to 20 GHz including microwave radio and radar, military communications, countermeasures, SatCom and more. This model provides 24 dB gain with ±2.2 dB flatness across its entire bandwidth, minimizing the need for external equalizer networks. It also offers 67 dB reverse isolation, +18 dBm typical P1dB and +25 dBm typical OIP3. The amplifier operates on a single +5 V supply and comes housed in a rugged, nickel-plated brass case (0.74 in. × 0.75 in. × 0.46 in.) featuring unibody construction and SMA connectors.

Mini-Circuits

Flexible Test Cables with SMA-Male to N-Male Connectors, DC to 18 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ FLC-2M-SMNM+ ultra-flexible test cable is specially designed to minimize performance change versus flexure, giving you reliable results in the most demanding test environments. Featuring stainless steel SMA-male to N-Male connectors and shielded construction with strain relief, the cable is performance qualified to 20,000 flexures. This model is 2M (6.56 ft.) in length and provides low insertion loss (1.43 dB at 6 GHz, 4.25 dB at 18 GHz), 94 W power handling at 18 GHz and 1.04:1 typical VSWR. The FLC model series features a variety of lengths and connector types to meet your needs.

Mini-Circuits

Surface-Mount Dual-Directional Coupler Provides 300 W Power Handling from 20 to 1000 MHz
Mini-Circuits DDCH-50-13+ surface-mount, high-power, dual-directional coupler provides 50 dB coupling on the through path and reflected path with very high-power handling up to 300 W for a wide variety of applications from 20 to 1000 MHz. This model provides ±0.15 dB coupling flatness across its entire bandwidth, low insertion loss of 0.15 dB, 30 dB return loss and 24.5 dB directivity. The coupler is designed into an open printed laminate (1.5 in. × 1.0 in. × 0.128 in.) with wraparound terminations for good solderability and easy visual inspection.

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Extra-Long Life Absorptive Electromechanical SP4T Switch, DC to 18 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ MSP4TA-18D+ is an ultra-reliable, rugged-duty, absorptive fail-safe SP4T switch, designed in break-before-make configuration. The switch operates from DC to 18 GHz and offers extremely long switch life up to 10 million cycles which can be extended up to 100 million cycles with routine factory cleaning. Powered by +24 V DC, this model has a typical switching speed of 20 milliseconds, insertion loss of 0.2 dB and high isolation of 90 dB. The MSP4TA-18D+ is suitable for use across a wide range of applications, including switching for automated test equipment and redundancy switching. It comes housed in a rugged aluminum case (2.63 in. × 1.8 in. × 1.7 in.) with SMA female connectors and a 9-pin D-Sub control port to allow easy, solderless connection and disconnection.

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Ultra-High Dynamic Range MMIC Amplifier Provides +46.1 dBm IP3 from 0.03 to 2.7 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ PHA-202+ is an ultra-high dynamic range MMIC amplifier supporting a wide range of applications from 0.03 to 2.7 GHz without the need for any external matching components. This model operates on a single +11 dBm supply and provides +46.1 dBm IP3, +30.4 dBm P1dB, 17 dB gain and input/output return loss of better than 15 dB across its entire frequency range. Fabricated with E-PHEMT technology, the amplifier has highly repeatable performance from lot to lot and comes housed in a 5 mm × 6 mm, 8-pad MCLP package with excellent thermal performance.
www.minicircuits.com

Components

American Technical Ceramics

RF/Microwave Attenuators
New additions to ATC’s AT Series RF/Microwave SMT attenuators include attenuation values from 0 to 10 dB in 1 dB increments. Built with AlN thin film construction in an 0603 case, they are non-magnetic and RoHS compliant. They provide flat loss over a broad frequency spectrum. They also cover from DC to 20 GHz, 1 W input power and VSWR 1:25:1 typical; suitable for microstrip and CPW applications.
American Technical Ceramics
www.atceramics.com

Coilcraft

Current Sense Transformers
Coilcraft’s new CST2020 Series current sense transformers sense current up to 40 amps over a frequency range of 400 Hz to 1 MHz and offer 4000 Vrms isolation voltage between the sense and output windings. They provide Reinforced Insulation per UL 60950-1. They are qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 1 (-40°C to +125°C) standards, making them ideal for automotive applications like current measurement in traction motor and battery management systems. They are also well suited for use in 48 V vehicle systems.
Coilcraft
www.coilcraft.com

MECA Electronics Inc.

Low PIM Bias Tees
Low PIM (-140 dBc typical), high-power (7 amp), bias tees for DAS applications, with rugged construction and excellent performance across all wireless bands from 0.698 to 2.7 GHz make them ideal for in-building or tower top systems. Available in various Type N configurations as well as custom. Weatherproof IP67 standard, IP68 available. Made in the U.S. with 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
www.e-MECA.com

Pasternack

Cross Guide Couplers
Pasternack’s new line of cross guide couplers consists of 160 parts in three sub-categories: cross guide couplers (4 waveguide ports), cross guide couplers with terminations (3 waveguide ports) and cross guide couplers with terminations and waveguide to coax adapters (2 waveguide ports with either a SMA, Type N or 2.92 mm coaxial connection). These couplers operate over eight waveguide bands in the 5.85 to 33 GHz frequency range. Typical applications include instrumentation, test benches, product development and characterization.
Pasternack
www.pasternack.com

Pickering Interfaces

300+ RF & Microwave Switching Products
Pickering Interfaces offers 300+ RF and microwave switching products. Available in PXI and LXI formats, they offer signal bandwidths from DC to 65 GHz (including new 50 GHz options) and 6 GHz solid state switching. In LXI, their microwave multiplexer family offers the highest density, packaging 16 multiplexers into a 2U rack. The PXI modules plug into any PXI Chassis as well as their LXI Chassis. These are available in key switching topologies and LED indicators are available on many modules.
Pickering Interfaces
www.pickeringtest.com

 

Reactel Inc.

Filters, Multiplexers & Multifunction Assemblies
Reactel manufactures a full line of filters, multiplexers and multifunction assemblies covering up to 50 GHz. From small, lightweight units suitable for flight or portable systems to high-power units capable of handling up to 25 kW, connectorized or surface mount, large or small quantities—their talented engineers can design a unit specifically for your application.
Reactel Inc.
www.reactel.com

RF-Lambda

USB Controlled Switches
RF-Lambda’s USB controlled switches have an ultra wide bandwidth that provides superior performance with high isolation, low insertion loss and fast switching speed across a broad operating frequency range. No additional DC supply voltage is required. Their solid state switches outperform any other on the current market due to its unique design and convenient USB port for control and power. This product is targeted at lab bench applications, production test, aerospace, military applications or anywhere microwave test systems are needed for routing various RF signals between instruments.

RF-Lambda

Solid State Power Amplifiers
RF-Lambda’s new series of wideband solid state power amplifiers possess the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of microwave technologies with a complete solid state solution featuring a user friendly interactive interface and excellent design. The easy to install and standardized enclosure makes efficient use of space. The amplifiers offer efficient cooling, various protection and high-reliability. Their amplifiers are widely used in the wireless telecommunication, medical, EMC and other microwave applications.

RF-Lambda

Series of Tx/Rx Modules
RF-Lambda introduces a new series of customized Tx/Rx modules. Through years of experience designing and devloping the necessary building blocks, RF Lambda creates fully integrated modules to meet customer requirements. These technologies include the company’s state of the art PA, LNA, mixer, filter, PLL and power technology for a complete solution with minimal lead times. Please contact the company for more details.
RF-Lambda
www.rflambda.com

Richardson RFPD

SAW Duplexers
RF360 has extended its range of SAW duplexers for small cell applications. The family covers all standard bands from 770 MHz to 2.7 GHz. With a signal strength of 24 dBm in the Tx-path at the antenna, a useful life of 100,000 hours is achieved in the continuous downlink transmission mode at an operating temperature of 55°C. The duplexers are available in the standard size 2520 packages, are RoHS-compatible and are suitable for lead-free soldering in accordance with J-STD20C.
Richardson RFPD
www.richardsonrfpd.com

Synergy Microwave Corp.

5 to 2000 MHz Double Balanced Mixer
The CLK-7B5S is a broadband double balanced mixer covering the LO and RF frequency band from 5 to 2000 MHz. The IF port bandwidth is from DC through 1000 MHz, making this product ideal for applications in prototyping through production of high performance frequency converters, phase detectors and bi-phase and amplitude modulators. It requires +7 dBm local oscillator drive to typically give on average third order input intercept point of +13 dBm. The RF interconnects are SMA type and the package size measures 1.25 in. × 1.25 in. × 0.75 in.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
www.synergymwave.com

Werlatone Inc.

Dual Directional Coupler
Werlatone’s model C10561 is a new surface mount, 20 to 1000 MHz, mismatch tolerant 50 dB dual directional coupler. The C10561 is compact, and conservatively rated at 250 W CW. Outperforming any competing product, Werlatone’s design operates at approximately 30 percent the insertion loss (less than 0.1 dB) and 65 percent less heat dissipation, in a smaller package. The C10561 provides superior main line and coupled port VSWR characteristics with directivity better than 25 dB.
Werlatone Inc.
www.werlatone.com

Cables & Connectors

Fairview Microwave

Low-PIM Jumper Cables
For use in wireless infrastructure, Fairview Microwave’s 36 new low-PIM jumper cables feature a maximum PIM level of -155 dBc and are made with UL910 plenum-rated SPP-250-LLPL cable. The PIM levels of each cable have been fully tested with the results of those tests marked on each cable. They boast a maximum operating frequency of 6 GHz and a maximum VSWR of 1.25:1 up to 2 GHz and 1.35:1 up to 6 GHz.
Fairview Microwave
www.fairviewmicrowave.com

MIcable

C29F Phase Matched Cable Assemblies
MIcable C29F series phase matched cable assemblies are designed for use in the environment where strict phase matching and/or phase tracking is required over temperature and flexure. The typical phase matching performances are specified to ±2.5°C at 50 GHz between pair and ±5°C at 50 GHz among multi-channels. It’s ideal for use in 5G MIMO connecting and testing, and regular use in lab and production line.
MIcable
www.micable.cn

 

 

Rosenberger

RPC-1.00 Range of Connectors
The Rosenberger RPC-1.00 range of connectors has been completed by the introduction of waveguide-to-coaxial adaptors. The connectors, with 50 Ω impedance and 1.00 mm outer conductor, can be used for challenging test and measurement applications up to 110 GHz. With high levels of reliability and repeatability of performance the new revised portfolio covers cable assemblies, in-series and inter-series adaptors and PCB connectors as well as the waveguide-to-coaxial adaptors and gauge kits.
Rosenberger
www.rosenberger.com

Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH

High-Power Adapters of Series 8058
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH is introducing high-power 18 GHz adapters of product category 8058-, which shows series and in-between series adapters of Types N and TNC. The units use special heat dissipating dielectric between center conductor and outer conductor, and have cooling fins to dissipate power to the environment. In addition the high-power hermetic sealed adapter series have been expanded as well, now operating to 18 GHz for N and TNC series.
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH
www.spectrum-et.org

Amplifiers

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation

New “U” Series Power Amplifiers From 10 kHz to 1000 MHz
AR’s new family of RF solid state Class A power amplifiers cover such a wide bandwidth that they are ideal for EMC, laboratory testing, antenna and component testing, watt meter calibration, medical/physics research and more. These compact, high performance and affordable instruments are available in 1, 2.5, 10, 25 and 50 W output levels and can be directly driven from a signal generator.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
www.arworld.us/html/u-series-amplifiers.asp

K&L Microwave

Pre-Filtered Low Noise Amplifiers
K&L Microwave offers pre-filtered low noise amplifiers for GPS and other frequency bands. The GPS offering can cover L1, L2, L5 or combinations of those frequency bands. Gains available are 16 to 40 dB with noise figures typically 1.8 dB or less. These LNA’s are designed for harsh military environments with product supplied to many missile applications. Options are available with or without limiters. DC inputs can be supplied through independent pins or through the RF connector by use of a bias.
K&L Microwave
www.klmicrowave.com

RFHIC Corp

QFN 9 x 9 GaN MMIC
RFHIC is proud to offer QFN 9 x 9 GaN MMIC, used mostly for 5G massive MIMO infrastructure systems. This best-in-class and 50 ohm matched QFN 9 x 9 GaN MMIC provides Doherty efficiency of 38 to 41 percent with Vds 28 V. Delivering 4 W average output power and covers 5G frequency spectrum from 3.5 to 3.9 GHz and 4.4 to 4.9 GHz. Samples are available at the end of Q4 2017.
RFHIC Corp.
www.rfhic.com

Sources

SAGE Millimeter Inc.

Gunn Oscillator

Model SOF-2820-M1 is a Ka-band, wide mechanical tuning bandwidth Gunn oscillator that utilizes a high performance GaAs Gunn diode and proprietary cavity design to deliver +20 dBm typical power with low AM/FM noise and harmonic emissions. The oscillator has a center frequency of 32 GHz and a mechanical tuning range of ±5 GHz. Compared to its multiplier based counterparts, the Gunn oscillator is a lower cost alternative and a cleaner source.

 

 

 

SAGE Millimeter Inc.

Horn Antenna Assembly
Model SAR-5037531530-15-S1-DP is a full band, dual polarized, WR-15 horn antenna assembly that covers the frequency range of 50 to 75 GHz. The antenna features an integrated orthomode transducer (OMT) that provides high port isolation and cross-polarization cancellation. At center frequency, the horn antenna offers 15 dBi nominal gain and a typical half power beamwidth of 28 degrees on the E-plane and 33 degrees on the H-plane.
SAGE Millimeter Inc.
www.sagemillimeter.com

Software

Modelithics

COMPLETE+3D Library™ v17.3
The latest version of the Modelithics Library for ANSYS HFSS has just been released. The COMPLETE+3D Library v17.3 for ANSYS HFSS has 40 new Microwave Global Models™ from 14 different vendors. This release also includes a sample set of Modelithics’ new full-wave 3D models for electromagnetic simulation. The Modelithics COMPLETE+3D Library for ANSYS HFSS is now available, with many new scalable equivalent circuit models for popular commercially available capacitors, inductors and resistors.
Modelithics
www.modelithics.com

Remcom

Diffuse Scattering Simulation For 5G mmWave Channels
Remcom’s Wireless InSite greatly improves simulation accuracy for mmWave systems being developed for 5G, WiGig and other emerging technologies. As 5G technology forces expansion into higher frequencies in the mmWave spectrum, the diffuse scattering model further increases precision by revealing how paths interact with a variety of surfaces and structures and how signal power is affected by these interactions. Key effects such as impact on complex impulse response and increased cross-polarization of received signals may be visualized.
Remcom
www.remcom.com

Test & Measurement

Copper Mountain Technologies

4-Port Analyzer
Copper Mountain Technologies’ C1420 4-port analyzer operates in a frequency range of 100 kHz to 20 GHz, offers a typical dynamic range of 135 dB (10 Hz IFBW) and sweep speeds as low as 12 ms per point. The effective directivity is 46 dB and output power adjustment range is -60 to +10 dBm. Designed for operation with any Windows PC or laptop. C1420 efficiently handles advanced test applications, providing an unmatched price-performance combination for S-parameter measurement for this frequency range.
Copper Mountain Technologies
www.coppermountaintech.com

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Multichannel Power Probe
The R&S RT-ZVC02/04 multichannel power probe can measure across large current and voltage ranges without having to switch ranges, making it possible to monitor the power consumption of chipsets, radio modules and wearables such as smartwatches. When used in combination with an R&S RTE or R&S RTO oscilloscope, the current drain can be clearly correlated with analog and digital control signals, enabling developers to optimize the battery life of devices early in the development cycle.
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
www.rohde-schwarz.com

MATERIALS

Anaren

Advanced Precision Etched Ceramic Substrate
Anaren’s state-of-the art Advanced Precision Etched Ceramic Substrate (APECS) technology provides precision ceramic substrate requirements without the expense and turn times, associated with thin film ceramics. Anaren’s precision thick film technology pushes thick film ceramics to a best-in-class position from where we can meet or exceed thin-film tolerances, while significantly improve turn times for samples and production parts, at a far more affordable price point. The APECS process lends itself to the higher-frequency, higher-power density trends seen throughout today’s RF, microwave and photonics industries.
Anaren
www.anaren.com