WRD750 Wide Passband Bandstop Filter
Exceed Microwave’s BSF-W-00053 is a WRD750 bandstop filter which provides a sharp and deep rejection at 9 GHz while maintaining a clean, flat passband all the way up to 18 GHz with no re-entrant rejection showing up. 9 GHz ± 100 MHz has > 45 dB rejection with 0.5 dB passband insertion loss which includes the WRD750 to SMA adapters. The low insertion loss and waveguide structure makes this an ideal bandstop filter for high-power applications.
E- and W-Band PIN Diode Waveguide Switches
Fairview Microwave Inc. has released a new line of E- and W-Band PIN diode waveguide switches. These single-pole single-throw (SPST) and single pole double-throw (SPDT) mmWave waveguide switches offer an ultra-broadband frequency range with fast switching performance. They are ideal for telecommunications, test instrumentation, R&D programs and radar front-ends in applications that involve general switching, receiver protection, pulse modulation and antenna beam switching.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
5G Programmable Attenuator
JFW Industries introduces their new 40 GHz Programmable Attenuator model 50P-2072 2.9MM. With a total attenuation of 0 to 31 dB in 1 dB steps and 100 MHz to 40 GHz, model 50P-2072 2.9MM is perfect for broadband testing of 5G wireless radios and networks.
JFW Industries Inc.
Tunable UHF Multicoupler
K&L Microwaves SPCL-00636 is a factory tunable UHF multicoupler designed to combine multiple UHF radios to a common antenna port. The four channels are tunable over 300 to 400 MHz and have a 2 MHz bandwidth at 15 MHz channel spacing. Insertion loss is very low at 2 dB in the band. The unit is designed to handle up to 100 W peak, 25 W CW, power. Designed for ground or airborne applications the unit will operate up to 15,000 ft. altitude.
Marki Microwave is introducing the latest addition to their world-leading GaAs MMIC IQ Mixer family with the MMIQ-4067LU module. This V-Band mixer spans 40 to 67 GHz with an IF bandwidth of DC to 20 GHz. Due to the excellent phase and amplitude balance of its on-chip LO quadrature hybrid, the MMIQ-4067LU provides an exceptional 33 dB of LO-RF isolation and 35 dB of image rejection. It is available today in a connectorized module.
Broadband 4-Way SMA Power Dividers
MECA Electronics’ latest new product offering, 4-way compact broadband of power dividers covering 0.5 to 6 GHz (804-2-3.250) encompassing public safety through ISM bands. With typical performance of VSWRs of 1.30:1 and 1.25:1, isolation of 21 dB, insertion loss of 1.5 dB and exceptional amplitude and phase balance of 0.6 dB and 10 degrees max. This is in addition to the family of 2-, 4-, 8- and 16-way splitters in various connector styles and IP60 and 67/68 ratings. Made in the U.S. with 36 month warranty.
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 (typical). The multiplier achieves excellent suppression of fundamental signal and unwanted harmonics (F1, 20 dBc or better; F3, 24 dBc or better).
The RFSP0012 4-way splitter is a low cost design for applications that require high performance, small 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. S-parameters are available on request. Available in tape and reel.
High-Power In-Phase Combiners
Nevada RF announces its ColdRF™ line of in-phase combiners for equal or uncorrelated high-power inputs. Models are tailored to specific bands in the 1 to 18 GHz frequency range and offer tight amplitude and phase matching with excellent return loss and isolation. ColdRF™ combiners employ no internal resistive elements and dissipate minimal power, relying instead on a single remotely located high-power load with cable interconnection.
10 W Peak, 1 W CW Limiter
PMI Model No. LM-100M20G-18-10W-SFF is a 10 W peak, 1 W CW limiter that operates over the 0.1 to 20 GHz frequency range. This model offers a maximum insertion loss of 2 dB and a maximum VSWR of 2.0:1. The unit is supplied with SMA female connectors in an ultra small housing measuring only 0.50 x 0.50 x 0.22 in.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
50 GHz, 2.4 mm Attenuators
A new range of attenuators equipped with 2.4 mm connectors that can reach 53 GHz is particularly suitable for equipment requiring high RF performance in a small form factor. With a VSWR of 1.65 at 50 GHz and the attenuation precision only reaching 0.7 dB at 50 GHz, this solution is ideal when performance is essential. The nominal power of the attenuator is 1 W, which is higher than existing market solutions (generally 0.5 W). The attenuator is 0.86 in. long, making it the smallest available form factor available for this frequency range.
Ceramic SMT Hairpin Filters
Remtec developed product family of ceramic SMT hairpin filters with insertion loss less than 1 dB across operational range (X-Band). Miniature filters with significantly reduced cross coupling are available on ceramics with dielectric constant 10-40. Ceramic filters have better reliability and repeatability and less expensive than those on organic boards.
Response Microwave Inc. announced the availability of its new broad band coupler for use in ATE and production applications. The new RMCO13.2-50.24f covers the 1 to 50 GHz band offering typical electrical performance of 2.8 dB max insertion loss, VSWR of 1.80:1 max and min isolation of 10 dB. Power handling is 16 W and the unit is operational over the ‐55°C to +105°C range.
Response Microwave Inc.
High-Power Dual Notch (Reject) Filters
RLC Electronics is now manufacturing high-power dual notch (Reject) filters. These filters are designed using interdigital finger structure on planar configuration. This interdigital finger resonator is providing us the ultra-wideband with two notches throughout the passband. This unit pictured above operates over the 500 to 2500 MHz band with two notches mid-band and handles 650 W CW. The units exhibit low loss (< 0.4 dB in the passband) and good VSWR (< 1.25:1) and are designed to operate over severe military environments.
RLC Electronics Inc.
V-Band, 4-Way In-Line Waveguide Power Divider
Model SWP-50375304-15-E1 is a V-Band, 4-way in-line waveguide power divider that operates across the frequency range of 50 to 75 GHz. The power divider offers a typical insertion loss of 1 dB at each output port and a typical isolation of 20 dB. The ports are well balanced and in phase for power dividing or power combining applications across the full band. This model offers an end launch design with WR-15 waveguides and UG-385/U flanges.
44 to 51 GHz Active Quadrupler
Spacek Labs’ active frequency quadrupler, Model A487-4XW-19, is a frequency multiplier designed for output operation from 44 to 51 GHz. Requiring only 5 dBm input power, it is capable of generating 20 dBm typical output power across the entire frequency range with better than 35 dBc undesired harmonic rejection. This active quadrupler is ideal for use as a driver for subsequent multiplication used in very high frequency communication systems.
Cables & Connectors
Vertical Launch Connectors
These vertical launch connectors—SMA, 2.92 mm and 2.4 mm—are specially designed for solderless vertical PCB connection on test and measurement boards. They exhibit excellent electrical transition performance up to 26.5, 40 and 50 GHz and reduce installation time by eliminating soldering. Applications include for test and measurement boards and high speed digital test boards.
100 kHz to 1000 MHz U Series Amplifier
AR’s new family of “U” (Universal) Series RF solid-state Class A power amplifiers includes a 100 W amplifier that covers the 100 kHz to 1000 MHz frequency range with a 250 W model coming soon. These amplifiers are 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.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Multi-Mode Interoperable Power Amplifier
Designed for optimized performance over a multitude of applications, the 2215 is a multi-mode power amplifier with built-in modes for a variety of input modulations and application scenarios that include frequency hopping, QAM-xx, OFDM, multi-carrier, pulse, AM, FM, barrage and broadband noise. For each operating mode the output power and efficiency is maximized and the protection is optimized. Empower’s flexible and programmable input and output detection scheme makes multi-mode operation possible and has the added advantage of future-proofing the amplifier to changes in the ever increasing complex waveform environment.
Empower RF Systems Inc.
High-Power Solid-State Amplifier
New AMP4066 26.5 to 40 GHz high-power solid-state amplifier. The AMP4066 system produces 40 W of CW power with a gain of 46 dB. This is a state-of-the-art power amplifier. The amplifier features Exodus' instantaneous wideband hybrid module design with built-in protection circuits for superb reliability and ruggedness. It is packaged in a 6U (10.5 in. H) chassis and is nominally 80 lb. This system is manufactured as standard with local/remote monitoring and control circuitry interfaces. Suitable for all lab applications.
Exodus Advanced Communications
300 W, 6 to 18 GHz Solid-State Amplifiers
RF-Lambda announces RFLUPA0618GG, 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.
Solid-State High-Power Amplifier
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability of a new solid-state high-power amplifier from Empower RF Systems Inc. The 1205/BBM3K5OEL is suitable for broadband mobile jamming, communications, general test and band-specific applications from 500 to 2700 MHz. This compact module utilizes high-power advanced GaN devices that provide excellent power density, high efficiency, wide dynamic range and low distortion. Exceptional performance, long-term reliability and high efficiency are achieved by employing advanced broadband RF matching networks and combining techniques, EMI/RFI filters, machined housings and qualified components.
Richardson RFPD Inc.
2 to 18 GHz Wideband Transceiver: 3U Module
Norden Millimeter introduces the NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 wideband microwave transceiver in a low-SWaP 3U module. The NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 is a dual conversion transceiver providing 2 to 18 GHz operation in a versatile OpenVPX platform. The NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 includes internal LOs which provide an instantaneous IF bandwidth of 1 GHz and exceptional noise figure: down-converter NF = 6 dB max, up-converter NF = 15 dB max. Both the RF and IF paths include variable attenuation. The NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 is digitally controlled by RS-485.
24 to 30 GHz GaN Front-End
This 24 to 30 GHz multi-purpose highly integrated power front-end is available in a 4 × 5 QFN package. The company’s novel approach brings together a high linearity RF transmitter, a switch and a very low noise RF receiver, housed in a standard plastic package. The Tx provides 30 dB gain and exhibits 2 W RF output power with 20 percent efficiency by using 0.15 μm GaN technology. The Rx features 18 dB gain with a 3.5 dB noise figure.
United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS)
High Efficiency, Lightweight Microwave Power Module
dB Control introduced a high efficiency microwave power module (MPM). The dB-3756HE features a 9 to 10 GHz frequency range and 1 kW pulsed output power at 20 percent maximum duty cycle. It is ideal for airborne platforms requiring low power consumption and lightweight—including UAVs, high performance radar and synthetic aperture radar systems. It also features 1000 MHz of bandwidth. A technical datasheet is available by contacting dB Control’s VP of Business Development Steve Walley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ultra-Low Noise VCO
The DCMO150318-5 is a small, half inch square VCO covering the greater-than-octave tuning band from 1500 to 3200 MHz with a tuning voltage of +0.5 to +20 VDC. With a bias voltage of +5 V at 30 mA, this low noise, voltage tuned oscillator will deliver a minimum buffered output power of +7 dBm. The wide tuning range gives a typical low phase noise of -93 dBc/Hz at an offset frequency of 10 kHz and -153 dBc/Hz at 10 MHz offset.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
G6 USB Vector Signal Generator
This G6 USB vector signal generator is a modularized VSG that covers 10 MHz to 6 GHz, it features compact design and high performance, even complete with benchtop VSG. G6 can generate Arbitrary Wave, Pulse Modulation Signal, Digital Modulation Signal, and Standard Wireless Vector Signals including 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and LoRa. Benefits from its attractive price, G6 is suitable for manufacturing test and education purpose activities. Also Transcom Instruments provides the perfect support for system integrators: PCB version products and API library are also available for secondary development.
Test & Measurement
The A-INFO CLKA1 series calibration kits are designed to provide accurate TRL (Thru-Reflect-Line), SSLT(Short-Short-Load-Thru) and offset load calibration of VNA for measurement in rectangular waveguide from WR975 to WR10 (0.75 to 110 GHz). A-INFO CLKA1 series Waveguide Calibration Kits contain all the necessary components to fully calibrate VNA configured for waveguide measurements. All kit components have both standard flange and precision flange (APF Series).
L-Band Distributing Matrix
The 16² (DEV 1985) 16 × 16 L-Band Distributing Matrix can be ordered with up to 16 input and 20 output channels and fits in a compact 2RU chassis. The DEV 1985 supports variable gain and slope and comes with a local user interface. The new 16² is designed for operation via the company’s web interface for multiple users. The secure lock operation mode allows users to lock a switched path so that other users cannot redirect those paths.
Miniature MS-Series Matrix
The miniature MS-series matrix is a modular and compact solution (6.29 x 3.30 x 7.05 in.) making it ideal for benchtop test & measurement applications. It is equipped with high performance Dow-Key Reliant Switches™ offering 0.03 dB insertion loss repeatability, DC to 26.5 GHz, 10 million life cycles SPDT and 5 million life cycles SP6T. A mixture of these switches can be mounted on the front and controlled with ethernet and web-based GUI.
The new TDEMI® ULTRA EMI receiver has features such as 685 MHz real-time bandwidth, ultra-fast receiver scanning as well as multi GHz real-time scanning up to 40 GHz. It is a multi-purpose EMC tester for a wide range of applications and due to its compact design, a 12 V supply and a weight of less than 10 kg, it is suitable for field testing or on-board testing applications.
RF Test Solution for IoT & 5G
The HFS-856 series offers a reliable RF test solution for IoT and 5G applications. Unlike OTA measurements, the signal can be tapped directly from the PC board. The mechanical sturdiness makes it suitable for harsh production environments. The test probes have particularly good, repeatably-accurate RF features. The VSWR is at least 1.3 in specified frequency ranges, the insertion loss is maximum 0.6 dB. A SMA connector or, for smaller grid sizes, a SMPM (-T) connector is used to connect the probes to the test system. A flange makes assembly in test fixtures especially easy. Tolerances are balanced out of by the test probe’s floating mount. The modular design allows the test probes to be modified for other applications.
Coaxial RF Probes and Probe Positioning Hardware
Pasternack has just launched a new, innovative line of coaxial RF probes and a probe positioning hardware. These new products are well-suited for signal integrity verification, chip evaluations, coplanar waveguide, circuit debugging and test fixture applications. Pasternack’s new product line consists of four coaxial RF probes and one RF PCB probe positioner with unique designs. The RF coaxial probes deliver frequency performance up to 20 GHz and return loss better than 10 dB.