USB/Ethernet Programmable Attenuator
Mini-Circuits’ RCDAT-30G-30 is a precision programmable attenuator covering an extremely wide bandwidth from 0.1 to 30 GHz with attenuation range from 0 to 30 dB in 0.5 dB steps. The device is controlled via either USB or Ethernet allowing easy control directly from the user’s PC or remotely over a network. It also allows daisy chaining of up to 25 attenuators through one USB or Ethernet connection to a single master unit.
Ultra-Wideband MMIC Frequency Doubler Die
Mini-Circuits’ CY2-44-D+ ultra-wideband MMIC frequency doubler die converts input signals from 7 to 20 GHz into output signals from 14 to 40 GHz. This new model’s extremely wide output frequency range makes it suitable for applications such as 5G, Ka-Band SATCOM, instrumentation and more. It has an input power range from +12 to +18 dBm and provides low conversion loss of 13 dB (typ.). The multiplier achieves excellent suppression of fundamental signal and unwanted harmonics (F1, 20 dBc or better; F3; 24 dBc or better).
Ultra-Reliable Electromechanical SPDT Switch
Mini-Circuits’ MSP2T-26-12+ is an ultra-reliable, rugged-duty, reflective fail-safe SPDT switch, designed in break-before-make configuration. The switch operates from DC to 26.5 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 +12 VDC, this model has a typical switching speed of 20 ms, insertion loss of 0.25 dB and high isolation of 85 dB.
Tiny MMIC SPDT Switch
Mini-Circuits’ MSW2-50+ is a reflective SPDT MMIC switch supporting a wide range of applications from DC to 5000 MHz. This model provides extremely fast switching with just 5 ns rise/fall time, 0.7 dB insertion loss at mid-band, 53 dB isolation and +54 dBm IP3. Produced using MESFET process on GaAs, the switch provides excellent repeatability and comes housed in a tiny 3 x 3 mm QFN package, saving space in dense board layouts and minimizing parasitic effects.
Ultra-Wideband Hand-Flex Interconnect Cables
Mini-Circuits’ 086-KM+ series of HandFlex™ interconnect cables is ideal for interconnection of a wide variety of cable assemblies from DC to 40 GHz. 2.92 mm male connectors at both ends are ideal for making secure connections in assemblies using 2.92 mm, 3.5 mm and SMA connector types. Tight minimum bend radius of 6 mm makes these cables perfect for installations in tight spots, and hand formable cable construction allows easy bending to almost any shape without special bending tools often needed in semi-rigid cable assemblies.
MMIC Directional Coupler
Mini-Circuits’ EDC21-24+ is a MMIC directional coupler with a 21 dB coupling ratio and a wide operating frequency range from 4 to 20 GHz. This model provides ±2 dB coupling flatness across its full frequency range, 0.7 dB mainline loss, 18 dB typical return loss and 19 dB directivity. The coupler can handle up to +15 dBm RF input power (5 minute max.) and comes housed in a tiny 4 x 4 mm QFN package.
Ultra-Wideband MMIC Frequency Doubler
Mini-Circuits’ CY2-44+ ultra-wideband MMIC frequency doubler converts input signals from 6.2 to 20 GHz into output signals from 12.4 to 40 GHz. This new model’s extremely wide output frequency range makes it suitable for applications such as 5G, Ka-Band SATCOM, instrumentation and more. It has an input power range from +12 to +18 dBm and provides low conversion loss of 14 dB for input signals from 6.2 to 16 GHz, and 17 dB for input signals from 16 to 20 GHz.
150 W Surface-Mount 2-Way 90° Hybrid
Mini-Circuits QCH-382+ is a high-power, surface-mount 2-way 90 degree hybrid capable of handling up to 150 W RF input power for applications over a wide bandwidth from 800 to 3800 MHz. This model provides low insertion loss of 0.25 dB, and 28 dB port-to-port isolation. With 0.35 dB amplitude unbalance and 1.6 degree phase unbalance (relative to 90 degrees), the hybrid produces nearly equal output signals with 90 degree phase shift, ideal for I/Q modulators, balanced amplifiers, antenna feeds and many more applications.
Ultra-High Dynamic Range MMIC Amplifier
Mini-Circuits’ PHA-23HLN+ ultra-high dynamic range MMIC amplifier sets the new industry standard for noise figure and IP3 in VHF/UHF communications. This model is well matched to 50 Ω from 30 MHz to 2 GHz and provides 1.4 dB noise figure, +44.4 dBm IP3, making it ideal for maximizing sensitivity and dynamic range in high performance receiver applications. It delivers 21 dB typical gain with ±1.8 dB flatness, +28.4 dBm output power at 1 dB compression. The amplifier is fabricated using E-PHEMT technology with excellent repeatability.
Wideband Double Balanced MMIC Mixer
Mini-Circuits’ MDB-44H+ is a wideband, double-balanced, level 15 MMIC mixer with an IF bandwidth from DC to 15 GHz and LO/RF bandwidth from 10 to 40 GHz, supporting a wide range of applications including up- and down-conversion for 5G, defense radar and communications, satellite and more. This model provides 8.4 dB conversion loss, 37 dB L-I isolation, 37 dB L-R isolation and good input/output return loss over its full frequency range without the need for external matching components.
Elite RF Booth 307
S-Series Multi-Purpose RF Test System
Elite RF’s S-Series multi-purpose RF test system is a flexible alternative to expensive and bulky RF test equipment. Independent control of each RF system allows for maximum test flexibility and the system can be connected to a larger monitor for viewing multiple windows at the same time. Models are priced for every budget: SA441 ($19,995), SPA441 ($29,995), SA1241 ($24,995), SPA1241 ($39,995). Each RF system comes with a two year warranty and is made in the U.S.
Passive Plus Inc. Booth 309
Passive Plus Inc. (PPI) is now offering the 0708N (0.065 × 0.080 in.) series capacitor. With vertical electrodes which increase bandwidth, these capacitors have low ESR/ESL, and high self-resonance. Uniquely designed for excellent heat transfer in high RF applications, the 0708N offers ultra-stable performance over temperature. These capacitors are 100 percent RoHS compliant and also available in tin/lead termination. Typically used in wireless broadcasting equipment, mobile base stations, GPS, MRI and radar applications.
LadyBug Technologies Booth 402
Thermally Stable Wide Dynamic Range Power Sensor
LadyBug’s thermally stable LB5918A True-RMS, a 1 MHz to 18 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.
Synergy Microwave Booth 409
Synergy Microwave has developed a phase-locked oscillator (PLO) product line of low-noise, fundamental-frequency signal sources from 100 MHz to 15 GHz—and extendable to 30 GHz, when using an external Synergy doubler. Even more remarkable, these quiet signal sources fit within compact industry-standard 2.25 × 2.25 in. module housings or on a 1.00 × 1.25 in. surface-mount technology (SMT) footprint.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation Booth 425
U Series Power Amplifier
AR’s new family of “U” (Universal) Series RF solid state Class A power amplifiers now includes a 100 W amplifier that covers the 100 kHz to 1000 MHz frequency range and is ideal for EMC, laboratory use, antenna and component testing, watt meter calibration, medical/physics research and more. This compact, high performance and affordable amplifier joins a family of products available in 1, 2.5, 10, 25 and 50 W output levels that covers 10 kHz to 1000 MHz.
API Technologies Corp. Booth 503
OPTO-FIRE™ Optical Core Product Platform
API Technologies will be showcasing the OPTO-FIRE™ optical core product platform, a high speed micro-optical transceiver designed for critical data communication systems in military, aerospace and oil and gas applications. The U.K. designed, qualified and manufactured optical core platform addresses the need for system engineers looking to improve performance and reliability while also achieving reduction in SWaP consumption in harsh environments. The optical core offers a replacement for traditional copper cabling while delivering improved data transfer performance.
Dow-Key Microwave Corp. Booth 515
Commercial (COTS) Switch Matrix
Designed for RF, microwave and audio test applications in the DC to 18 GHz frequency range, Dow-Key’s matrix product line includes standard configurations ranging from 1 × 100 to 12 × 12. Packaged in a 19-in. rack-mountable enclosure and provided with remote interfaces such as ethernet, GPIB, USB and RS-232 along with a touch screen LCD front panel display or keypad for manual override. Dow-Key uses its own line of coaxial switches for these matrices, providing low loss and excellent isolation.
BSC Filters Booth 515
BSC has the 2 to 18 spectrum covered and segmented with its agile filtering modules. BSC’s miniature thin film filter banks combine high performance miniature filters with high performance switching to provide SWaP advantage. BSCs reconfigurable filter bank provides high speed (sub 100 ns) adaptive pre-selector functionality in a compact outline.
K&L Microwave Booth 515
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 LNAs 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 T.
Pole/Zero Booth 515
Tunable Bandpass Filter
Pole/Zero’s HF-ERF™ tunable bandpass filter covers the entire HF tactical radio band of 1.5 to 30 MHz while fitting in a low-profile package measuring 2.00 x 2.78 x 0.60 in. (50.8 x 70.61 x 15.24 mm). It has SMT capability with tune time and has remarkable selectivity for a compact device. These bandpass filters are commonly used in applications where small size, low power and high performance are needed for military handheld radios, radar systems, SATCOM and commercial applications.
Teledyne Relays Booth 525
Indium Phosphide HEMT RF Switch
Teledyne Relays introduces the InP1012-40, a new indium phosphide HEMT RF switch. This SPDT reflective switch has a 10 kHz to 40 GHz bandwidth, low insertion loss, high linearity and a switching time under 100 ns. The InP1012-40 can operate from -65°C to 125°C and tolerate up to 100 krads of radiation and its 9 mm3 sized flip-chip packaging provides shock and vibration resistance. These features make this RF switch perfect for military and space applications, ATE systems and RF and microwave communication.
Teledyne Storm Microwave Booth 525
E- and W-Band Test Assembly
Teledyne Storm’s new SF047EW cable assembly offers the proven durability and robustness of their Storm Flex® 047 cable, optimized for broadband operation to 110 GHz with 1 mm male and female connectors. This miniature, solid core cable has the flexibility to accommodate a variety of test setups and offers consistent, repeatable electrical performance with flexure. Insertion loss stability exceeds the VDI/VDE 2622 Part 19 Standard, and the cable exhibits 1.30:1 VSWR, typ., to 110 GHz.
L3 Electron Devices Booth 535
L3 Electron Devices’ MPMs are super components that combine a solid state driver amplifier with a micro-TWT and a power supply in one package that is much smaller, lighter and more efficient than a comparable TWTA or SSPA. L3 MPMs are available in bands from 2 to 95 GHz with output powers from 40 to 200 W. All L3 MPMs are optimized for demanding defense applications that require small, lightweight and environmentally rugged, high-power microwave amplifiers.
L3 Narda-MITEQ Booth 535
Low Noise Amplifier
L3 Narda-MITEQ’s new low noise amplifier Model JDM1-38004200-40-10P covers a frequency range of 38 to 42 GHz with broadband performances across the entire Q-Band. It features ultra-low noise with gain choice, variable I/O interface options, a dual DC power supply and a compact, lightweight package. Lower power models are also available with single supply. This model offers superior performance and is excellent for use in SATCOM, telecommunications, test instrumentation, transceiver subassembly applications and more.
Anokiwave Booth 538
mmWave Intelligent Gain Blocks
Anokiwave is redefining traditional single function gain blocks with multi-function silicon ICs offering complete T/R functionality and active gain and phase control. The ICs offer versatile RF blocks that can be used in wide range of designs across SATCOM, radar, 5G communications and mmWave sensing in Ku- and Ka-Bands. The AWMF-0117 operates at 10.5 to 16 GHz and AWMF-0116 operates at 26 to 30 GHz. Both ICs feature 6-bit phase/gain control and are packaged in a 2.5 x 2.5 mm WLCSP.
3GPP Compliant Quad Core ICs
Ready for 3GPP compliance? Anokiwave’s new 2nd generation 5G silicon active antenna IC family at 26, 28 and 39 GHz enable 3GPP compliant 5G basestations. The ICs each support four radiating elements, include gain and phase control for analog RF beam steering and enable low-cost hybrid beamforming with high energy efficiency and fast beam steering™. The 2nd generation IC family is part of Anokiwave’s on-going strategy to commercialize 5G mmWave systems with silicon ICs.
From IC to array, Anokiwave enables your 5G system. Anokiwave offers highly integrated silicon ICs with embedded functions for remote telemetry fast beam steering™ at all major mmWave 5G bands—24/26, 28 and 39 GHz. The company also offers active antenna innovator kits, based on their ICs to demonstrate the performance achievable using low power silicon integration and efficient antenna layout and design.
TechPlus Microwave Booth 550
1U High VHF Duplexer
The TM1003 is a VHF duplexer operating between 135 to 172 MHz which will fit in a 1U 19-in. rack mount. Space is a premium so the company designed this duplexer with the lowest profile possible. T/R spacing, 5 MHz min., passband, 500 KHz min., insertion loss, 3.6 dB max. Return loss 20 dB min., rejection at Fc ± 20 MHz 60 dB min. Max power 40 W. They also make a bandpass version.
Rohde & Schwarz Booth 649
Inline Calibration Units
Rohde & Schwarz presents the R&S ZN-Z32 and R&S ZN-Z33 inline calibration units for its R&S ZNB(T), R&S ZVA and R&S ZVT vector network analyzers. The calibration units are ideal for satellite component testing in thermal vacuum chambers (TVAC) and for multiport component testing on production lines. The R&S ZN-Z32 covers the frequency range from 10 MHz to 8.5 GHz, the R&S Z33 from 10 MHz to 40 GHz. They are controlled by an R&S ZN-Z30 CAN bus controller, which supports up to 48 units.
American Technical Ceramics Booths 707, 713
Thin Film Low Pass Filter
ATC’s new 1206 HP LPF Series high performance thin film SMT low pass filters offer superb high frequency performance in a low profile EIA style package. This series offers sharp cut-off response, excellent stopband rejection, low passband insertion loss with 50 Ohm input and output impedance characteristics. Their superb performance makes them well suited for the most demanding wireless frequency applications. The LPF 1206 filter series is supplied in tape and reel making them fully compatible with high speed automated pick-and-place manufacturing.
Qorvo Booth 725
GaN on SiC RF Transistor
Introducing Qorvo’s QPD1025 for IFF avionics applications. It is the highest powered GaN transistor on the market. The QPD1025 is a dual-channel 1.8 kW, 1 to 1.1 GHz GaN on SiC transistor in the 41 x 10 mm Ni-1230 package. The transistor comes in eared and earless package configurations. At 65 V, each side delivers a max of 900 W at 1 GHz, for a combined 1.8 kW. Peak efficiency at loadpull is 77 percent. Linear gain in the application board is 21 dB.
RF-Lambda USA LLC Booth 749
300 W 6 to 18 GHz Solid State Amplifiers
RFLUPA06G18GG RF- Lambda announces a new high-power wideband solid state power amplifier that is currently in production and will be ready in the third quarter of 2018. This amplifier is first of its class with 300 W of power and a frequency band that covers 6 to 18 GHz. The unit comes equipped with multiple protection features such as input over drive, over current and over temperature shutdown making it ideal for EMC, Vsat, test and radar applications.
2 to 6 GHz Wideband Power Amplifier
RFLUPA02G06GC is an ultra-wide band solid state power amplifier covering 2 to 6 GHz with a saturated output power of 100 W. The nominal gain is 47 dB, with a typical Psat of 50 dBm.
18 to 47 GHz Wideband Power Amplifier
RFLUPA18G47GE is a wideband solid state power amplifier covering 18 to 47 GHz with a saturated output power of 3 W. The nominal gain is 47 dB, with a typical Psat of +35 dBm.
Herotek Booth 812
Herotek offers a wide range of high-power limiters. Model LS0812PP100A is a 100 W CW limiter operating from 8 to 12 GHz with 1 kW peak, 1 µs pulse width limiting protection. It has a low insertion loss of 2 dB and 2:1 VSWR with typical leakage of +13 dBm at 100 W CW input. This limiter comes in a hermetically sealed package with removable connectors for drop in assemble and designed for both military and commercial applications.
Integra Technologies Inc. Booth 815
GaN/SiC Power Transistors, Power Amplifier Components and Integrated PAMs
Integra Technologies Inc. is dedicated to helping radar system engineers meet their goals for the highest resolution and most dependable signal transmissions. Among Integra’s latest products released are a number of L-, S-, C- and X-Band high-power, highly efficient, GaN/SiC power transistors, power amplifier components and integrated power amplifier modules (PAMs, aka “pallets”). Integra offers expertise in solving long range pulsed RF and microwave challenges and will customize any of their 100+ standard devices to suit your unique application requirements.
CST of America Booth 825
CST STUDIO SUITE® 2018
From initial concept to final prototype, every stage of product development means balancing multiple requirements; performance, reliability and cost on the one hand, and specifications, legal regulations and deadlines on the other. New features in the 2018 version of CST STUDIO SUITE® focus on system and hybrid simulation, enabling new workflows for system-level analysis such as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), installed performance and biological exposure. Connect the dots of your design, see the full picture and develop the potential of your ideas with CST STUDIO SUITE® 2018.