SPDT RF Switch
Aethercomm model number SSHPS 0.100-0.500-400 is a high-power symmetrical SPDT RF switch, which is employed in communication systems where high-power, low loss and excellent isolation are required. This unit operates across the military UHF communication range. The switch operates from +28 V DC supply with 550 mA maximum current draw.
Compact Waveguide Filters
Exceed Microwave’s WC-Series waveguide bandpass filters are high performance filters that come in small sizes. The typical length is half of the standard H-Plane Iris Coupled waveguide filters. Compared to standard waveguide filters, the WC-Series filters are capable of achieving very wide passbands and at the same time provide excellent high frequency rejection, including higher order modes above the waveguide cutoff frequency. Typical return loss is 20 dB or better across the entire passband. The WC-Series filters are an excellent choice when space is limited and need high performance.
Exceed Microwave LLC
The 62IJ1211PM is a WR62 isolator with a -50 dB power monitor that samples reverse/ reflected power. This unit operates at 80 W avg./80 Kw peak with 0.2 dB loss and 23 dB isolation typical. M Wave Design Corp. offers waveguide isolators and circulators from 1 to 65 GHz. This series boasts power handling up to 1 Kw average and 800 Kw peak (depending on guide size).
M Wave Design Corp.
GaAs MMIC Equalizers
Marki Microwave has expanded their line of passive GaAs MMIC equalizers to cover all applications from L- to Ka-Band. The MEQ series equalizers are an ideal solution for compensating for low pass filtering effects in RF/microwave and high speed digital systems. Optimized for excellent return loss over the entire band, the MEQ series equalizers provide consistent unit-to-unit performance in a small low-cost form factor. All MEQ equalizers are available in 1.25 mm2 die.
Public Safety/Rail & Transportation Combiners
Components and equipment are designed for the challenging environmental conditions of the public safety, rail and transportation industries. Many of MECA’s products meet IP 67/68 ratings and are subjected to harsh winters (extremely low temperatures and road salt) and summers (hot and humid) under public safety applications. MECA’s low frequency addition to the H-Series, 100 W Wilkinson high-power combiner/dividers. Available in 2- and 4-way configurations covering 5 to 500 MHz. VSWR of 1.30:1 accommodating load VSWR’s of 2.0:1 or better. N and SMA connectors.
MECA Electronics Inc.
2-Way, 90° Power Splitter
Mini-Circuits new 2-way, 90° power splitter, QCH-63 capable of handling up to 200 W with amplitude unbalance of ±1.0 dB typ. and phase unbalance of ±1.5 deg. typ. Operating over a frequency range of 2000 to 6000 MHz, the outstanding phase and amplitude unbalance make this component a versatile building block for use in a variety of systems and sub-system designs from balanced amplifiers and antenna feeds to military applications and more.
The MRFCP0015 coupler 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.
Hi-Q/Low ESR Capacitors
Passive Plus Inc. now offers extended-values for the traditional NP0, Hi-Q 0505 (0.055 in. x 0.055 in.)--now available up to 1000 pF; and 1111 (0.110 in. × 0.110 in.--now available up to 10,000 pF (0.01 uF). The 0505 and 1111 have an increased operational temperature up to 200°C. These parts exhibit low ESR/ESL, low noise, high self-resonance as well as ultra-stable performance over temperature. Usually used for wireless broadcasting equipment, mobile base stations, GPS, MRI and radar applications and offered in magnetic and non-magnetic terminations.
Passive Plus Inc.
RLC Electronics’ PA series attenuators are binary programmable step attenuators designed to operate from DC to 18 GHz. RLC offers two basic models; One type with 0 to 15 dB attenuation range in 1 dB steps, and the other type with 0 to 70 dB attenuation range in 10 dB steps. The attenuators are available with failsafe or latching operation, 12 or 28 V coils, optional TTL drivers, and a choice of frequency ranges, with typically less than 1 dB of loss over the DC to 18 GHz range.
RLC Electronics Inc.
High-Power Bi-Directional Coupler
The SCS-8012D is a small footprint, surface mount, 20 dB bi-directional coupler operating in the frequency range of 800 to 1200 MHz. Coupling flatness across this band is ±0.6 dB maximum and the mainline loss is 0.25 dB maximum. Directivity from 815 to 960 MHz is 22 dB typical and full band is 18 dB. VSWR across the band is typically 1.25:1. The power handling capability is 100 W and the package size is 0.56 in. × 0.35 in. × 0.65 in. Other models are available in the same series.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Cables & Connectors
Rugged Test Cables
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.
Solderless Edge Launch Connectors
SV Microwave’s new solderless edge launch connectors mount fast and easy for rapid prototyping. SV’s unique design adjusts to accommodate multiple PCB thicknesses and is available in their high frequency SMA, 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm and 1.85 mm connector series. COTS versions available through distribution.
X-Band Radar Solid State Power Amplifier
COMTECH PST introduces a new GaN amplifier for applications in the X-Band pulsed radar market. The AB linear design operates from 9 to 9.9 GHz frequency range over any instantaneous bandwidth of 500 MHz. Development of this product is intended for use in ruggedized radar applications. The amplifier design features self protection for load VSWR, duty factor, pulse width, temperature, as well as a graceful degradation in case of a RF power module failure. Custom configurations and features are available as well as specific power levels up to 16 kW.
Solid Power Amplifier Module
Exodus Advanced Communications is introducing the AMP1147, 500 to 6000 MHz, 10 W, 40 dB, 28 V module. This class AB linear state of the art solid state high-power amplifier features instantaneous ultra-broadband GaN design in a small form-factor, lightweight aluminum housing, and built-in protection circuits for high-reliability and ruggedness. The AMP1147 is suitable for all single channel modulation standards and for typical applications including communication systems, man-pack and airborne jammers, UAV applications, HPA’s driver and general laboratory and testing applications.
Exodus Advanced Communications
50 W, 8.5 to 11 GHz, Fully-Matched GaN/SiC Transistor
Model number IGT9010M50X-PR1 is designed for X-Band radar applications, this upcoming high-power GaN-on-SiC HEMT transistor is being previewed with preliminary data as follows: Fully-matched to 50 Ohms, 50 W of peak pulsed output power at 42 V drain bias, with 11 dB gain and 42 percent efficiency, at 10 GHz, 100 microseconds and 10 percent pulse conditions.
The ZHL-15W-422+ is a Class A, high-power amplifier providing 15 W saturated power over the 700 to 4200 MHz band, ideal for a variety of high-power test setups as well as applications including communications, radar and more. The ruggedly-designed amplifier provides unconditional stability and built-in self-protection against reverse polarity, shorting/unshorting and overheating. It is capable of withstanding short and open circuits at output while continuously delivering 10 W of power.
Low Noise Amplifier
PMI Model No. PE2-30-1R018R0-4R5-22-12-SFF-1 is a 1 to 18 GHz, low noise amplifier that typically provides 30 dB of gain while maintaining a maximum gain flatness of ±1.5 dB over the operating frequency. The noise figure is 4.5 dB maximum and offers an OP1dB of 22 dBm minimum. Operating voltage is +12 to +15 V DC with a typical current draw of 500 mA. The unit is supplied with removable SMA(F) connectors in its standard PE2 housing.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
Darlington Pair SiGe Gain Blocks
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a series of Darlington pair SiGe gain block amplifiers from Qorvo. Operating over a frequency range of DC to 4500 MHz, these gain blocks (QPA5389A, QPA6489A and QPA7489A) offer gain and output power options for applications in LTE infrastructure, repeaters, test & measurement and defense. With single supply operation, these cascadable gain blocks are available in SOT-89 packaging.
2 W Power Amplifier Module
Richardson RFPD announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new power amplifier module from NewEdge Signal Solutions Inc. The ETX115 delivers high gain and high-power across a wide RF transmit bandwidth. This 2 W, compact module can be used for a wide range of applications, including LTE signals for use in tactical communication, test and measurement or electronic warfare systems. It uses a single +12 V supply.
Wideband GaN Bi-Directional Amplifier
Triad has released the TTRM1190, a wideband GaN BDA that operates from 30 to 2700 MHz and produces over 8 W of Tx power. This feature rich BDA is also one of the most efficient. While producing 8 W of RF power, it only consumes 24 W of DC power. It also produces over 2 W of linear 16 QAM with < 9 percent EVM. In order to operate on various existing platforms, the unit features a wide DC input range of +11 to +28 V DC.
Triad RF Systems
High-Performance USB-Controlled PLL Synthesizers
Fairview Microwave Inc. has launched a new line of USB-controlled, phase locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers. In RF and microwave communications systems where signal integrity is priority, PLL synthesizers offer superior frequency stability and accuracy with exceptional phase noise characteristics that allow components in the signal chain to perform at their optimal levels. These new PLL synthesizers are ideal for applications that involve electronic warfare, signal generators, benchtop test and measurement and microwave radios.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
Greenray Industries Inc. has announced the availability of the T752 Series TCXO.The new TCXO (temperature compensated crystal oscillator) is available from 9 to 52 MHz with CMOS or clipped SINE output and features acceleration sensitivity down to ≤ 0.2 × 10-9/g. The T752 is available with +3.3 or +5 V DC supply and features a low-profile, 5 mm × 7mm package. The TCXO offers temperature stability down to ±0.5 ppm and EFC with sufficient pull range to cover the total stability of the oscillator over the lifetime of the part. The T752 Series has been designed for mobile communications, instrumentation, GNSS, SATCOM, GPS, missile guidance and other applications operating in demanding environments.
Greenray Industries Inc.
Ka- Through W-Band Precision Waveguide Noise Sources
NoiseWave Corp. has released a line of precision millimeter waveguide noise sources. The NW-W series of waveguide noise sources covers all major millimeter waveguide bands with high output, excellent flatness and ripple-free response. Designed for both built-in test and laboratory applications, these units can also replace outdated gas tube noise sources. Models are available up to 110 GHz (W-Band) with output ENR from 6 to 50 dB. Applications include noise figure measurement, mmWave radiometers, automotive radar as well as research and development in high frequency broadband wireless applications. NoiseWave’s waveguide noise sources are ideally suited for 5G and autonomous vehicle system test and verification.
Anritsu Co. introduces Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) software for its universal wireless test set MT8870A. The NB-IoT Uplink Tx measurement MX887067A software and NB-IoT downlink waveforms MV887067A package support 3GPP RF measurement tests for NB-IoT chipsets, modules and devices during production. Installing the NB-IoT software options in the MT8870A enables accurate and efficient evaluation of communications equipment with built-in NB-IoT functions, as well as tests of the RF TRx characteristics of modules and devices.
Circuit Co-Simulation in XFdtd Electromagnetic Simulation Software
Remcom announces circuit co-simulation and expanded signal integrity capabilities in the latest update to XFdtd® 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software. Circuit co-simulation facilitates a more realistic analysis of device performance by including imported circuit components within the electromagnetic simulation. The schematic for a desired component may be imported into XF via a netlist file, with support for SPICE elements such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, coupled inductors and subcircuits. Netlist components can also be assigned as a matching circuit embedded within a feed, simplifying matching network design.
Trihedral Corner Reflectors
SAGE Millimeter offers standard and custom trihedral corner reflectors for radar applications to various industries. They feature a rugged aluminum construction with a gold chemical film finish. The trihedral reflector simulates a radar target precisely and is widely used for radar system calibration. SAGE Millimeter offers many standard trihedral corner reflectors from 1.8 to 16 in.
Test & Measurement
Low Noise Tuner
The compact MP518B500 wideband tuner from diminuSys spans 0.5 to 18 GHz with 500 MHz instantaneous bandwidth, fast tuning, low phase noise, control flexibility, output versatility and mobility. Overall tuner gain is adjustable from -40 to +20 dB. The MP518B500 offers input preselection with bypass mode. Its wideband output is centered at 1000 MHz with auxiliary ports at 900, 120 and 21.4 MHz. All four outputs are synchronous and without frequency inversion. Control is by a simple command set via the tuner’s USB interface.
The LB479A 10 MHz to 8 GHz high dynamic range RF and microwave pulse power sensor. The sensor processes the signal and delivers a variety of pulse measurements including statistical peak power, pulse power, average power and duty cycle. The sensor utilizes a 10 MHz video filter, making it ideal for many applications including radar, IoT, manufacturing test and more.
TESTKITZ™ Line Facilitates Lab and Production Test
Response Microwave Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of a complete offering of adaptors, terminations, cables and tooling to facilitate test applications. The new TESTKITZ™ line offers discrete or bundled components operating over the DC to 65 GHz frequency range. Interface selections within the multi-functional offering are available in SMA27, N18, TNC18, 3.5 mm, 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm, 1.85 mm and NMD to address the current diversity of today’s test equipment. This line will assist the test manager in supporting R&D and production needs with many of the products available from stock.
Response Microwave Inc.
Vector Signal Generator
Rohde & Schwarz introduces a new realtime control interface software option for simulated radar scenarios based on pulse descriptor word (PDW) streaming. The radar scenario simulator streams the PDWs to the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator directly via LAN. Equipped with the new software option, the vector signal generator processes these signals to simulate highly agile and dense radar signal environments. The R&S SMW200 acts as an agile signal source that generates the highest pulse rates with superior RF performance.
Rohde & Schwarz
Volta Series Probe Heads
Smiths Interconnect announced the release of the Volta Series probe heads optimized for wafer level chip scale package testing. As phones and smart devices get more powerful, so do the integrated chips that support them. Volta is used for testing the chips (while in their wafer form) that are behind everything from Bluetooth and power management to digital display controllers. Volta helps customers deliver higher quality products by ensuring the chips in them are up to specification and perform as they should.