V-Band Bandstop Filter
Exceed Microwave’s BSF-W-60000-1000-8-15 is a V-Band bandstop filter with a very narrow notch bandwidth and deep rejection. It provides more than 55 dB rejection at 60 GHz and the 1 dB roll off bandwidth is 1 GHz. The passband has very low insertion loss of less than 0.4 dB and return loss better than 17 dB. Exceed Microwave’s narrowband bandstop filters can be custom designed for waveguide and coaxial at any frequency.
Kaelus has released a new RF combiner that is suitable for outdoor and indoor applications. The DBC0113 dual-band combiner combines the 555 to 960 MHz and 1695 to 2690 MHz frequency bands and can be installed at either the BTS or antenna end of the feeder. The DBC0113 provides low insertion loss and high return loss with very low passive intermodulation performance in a lightweight package. The DBC0113 offers a traditional low/high diplexer function with DC Autosense functionality.
MCV Suspended Substrate Filters
MCV Microwave introduced a new series of suspended substrate bandpass filter, duplexer, triplexer and quadruplexer from 300 MHz to 30 GHz. These filters feature low PIM, low profile and high-power handling (100 W) in either surface mount or connectorized package. Wideband coverage such as 2 x Fc are particularly useful for 5G applications.
Broadband 2-Way TNC Power Dividers
MECA Electronics’ latest new product offering, 2-way compact broadband of power dividers covering 0.5 to 6 GHz (802-6-3.250) encompassing public safety through ISM bands. With typical performance of VSWR’s of 1.20:1 and 1.25:1, isolation of 22 dB, insertion loss of 0.6 dB and exceptional amplitude and phase balance of 0.3 dB and 5 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., 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
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.
Cryogenic Waveguide Isolator
M Wave Design’s cryogenic waveguide isolator line offers extremely low insertion loss. The WR42 isolator (Model #42IJ12xxK) boasts < 0.2 dB insertion loss over the 25 to 27 GHz band at 77°K, with improving response down to 7°K. Isolation and return loss are > 23 dB over the band. M Wave Design offers waveguide cryogenic isolator and circulator designs from 5 to 40 GHz.
M Wave Design Corp.
Bandpass Filter Skirts Telecom Bands
Response Microwave announced the availability of a new narrowband filter for use in specific telecom applications. The new RMFI.900-960Sf covers the 950 to 960 MHz band offering typical electrical performance of 1.5 dB max insertion loss, 18 dB min return loss and 50 dB min rejection over the 900 to 935 MHz band. The unit is operational over the ‐10°C to +85°C range and mechanical package is 3.6 in. x 2.0 in. x 0.7 in., plus SMA female connectors.
Response Microwave Inc.
18 to 40 GHz Frequency Doubler
RFE has designed a convenient, cost-effective 18 to 40 GHz frequency doubler with a bypass mode. The input 0.5 to 20 GHz (+10 dBm input) is doubled using a passive multiplier with gain and filter blocks. The output 18 to 40 GHz produces +10 dBm with the Bypass mode having ‐5 dB loss. The output is divided into three sub-bands allowing harmonic filtering of ‐40 dBc. There is also fast blanking (10 usecs) of the doubled output.
Absorptive Bessel Filters
RLC Electronics’ fourth-order absorptive Bessel filters provide the excellent group delay response of Bessel filters, while maintaining impedance matching far into the stopband. Resistive elements are designed into these filters, resulting in a response that closely mimics the classic Bessel in both amplitude and phase. These filters are used in digital systems where truthful reproduction of waveforms is important. These filters are now available with ‐3 dB cut off frequencies as high as 30 GHz. A surface mount configuration is available to 4 GHz.
RLC Electronics Inc.
50 to 75 GHz Broadband Detector
Spacek Labs Model DV-2 is a full-band, 50 to 75 GHz detector. This detector is a very cost-effective way of measuring power in the V-Band spectrum. The RF input is WR-15 (UG385/U) and the output is SMA (F). These detectors can be used as fast data rate receivers, with up to 3 GHz bandwidth at the 3 dB point into a 50 Ohm load. Typical input sensitivity is 1500 mV/mW at -20 dBm input power.
Conductive and Hybrid Conductive Aluminum Polymer Capacitors
Vishay Intertechnology introduced new conductive (184 CPNS, 185 CPNZ and 186 CPNT series) and hybrid conductive (182 CPHZ and 183 CPHT series) aluminum polymer capacitors in a variety of case sizes ranging from 4 by 4 by 5.5 mm to 10 by 10 by 12.4 mm. The Vishay BCcomponents devices offer longer lifetimes than do standard aluminum capacitors, and they provide higher ripple current and better impedance to save PCB space and lower costs.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
Cables & Connectors
High Speed Data Cables
GORE® Aerospace high speed data cables maintain stable communications on avionics networks in low-profile, flexible and routable designs. These high-speed copper and fiber optic cables support the latest open-source architectures and standardized protocols such as Ethernet, HDMI, USB, FireWire, Fibre Channel and more. Fully tested and qualified to stringent military specifications, Gore’s extremely rugged products perform without failure in the most demanding environments they encounter such as complex routing and harsh operational conditions.
W. L. Gore & Associates Inc.
GaN Solid-State Power Amplifier
Aethercomm model number SSPA 27.0-31.0-20 is a high-power, GaN solid-state power amplifier operating from 27 to 31 GHz. Nominal output power is 20 W typical. Typical power gain is 43 dB min. Input and output VSWR is 2.0:1 max. This SSPA can be blanked on and off in < 10 usec. OIP3 is 47 dBm min. This SSPA operates from a +28 VDC power supply. This power amplifier module operates from ‐40°C to +70°C base plate temperature.
Hybrid Power Modules
Now you can have Class A designs when linearity is the driving force, as in EMC and wireless applications or Class AB designs when increased power and efficiency is paramount for EW applications and reliability stress screening. Modular designs now provide up to 50 W Class A and 100 W Pout Class AB. Benchtop units can output up to 500 W CW.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Highly Integrated Amplifiers
Ciao Wireless features a line of highly integrated amplifiers for SATCOM and military/defense. Model CA0022-351560ADTCS exemplifies this product line with instantaneous frequency coverage from 10 MHz to 22 GHz, 35 dB gain, +15 dBm P1dB PT, low noise figure and includes temp comp, voltage variable gain attenuation (15 dB), integrated wideband output coupler and detected output with 10 dB min dynamic range and settling speed of 50 μs. Proven fielded reliability.
Full Band HF 1 KW Solid-State Amplifier
Designed for enabling or disrupting HF signal transmissions, this durable and compact 1000 W, 1 to 30 MHz system amplifier is the newest member of Empower’s next-generation product portfolio. Notably, the 2203 is built using the latest 50 V LDMOS device technology which lowers transistor count and reduces combining losses while increasing efficiency and reliability. The 2203 excels in multi-domain environments with optimized performance with any type of modulation including frequency hopping and complex digital modulation.
High-Power Solid-State Amplifier
The new AMP4065 18 to 26.5 GHz is a high-power solid-state amplifier. The AMP4065 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 its instantaneous wideband hybrid module design with built-in protection circuits for superb reliability and ruggedness. It is packaged in a 5U (8.75 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
RF and Microwave Power Amplifier Accessories
Fairview Microwave has introduced a new family of RF and microwave power amplifier accessories that includes heat sinks, heat sinks with cooling fans and power control cable assemblies. The heat sinks in this line are ideal for thermal management of power amplifiers that can generate excessive levels of heat. These heat sinks are able to enhance heat dissipation from a power amplifier to ensure the internal circuit assembly does not overheat and optimum performance and reliability is maintained.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
SGA/SGN Series SSPA’s
KRATOS General Microwave’s SGA/SGN Series SSPA’s offer GaAs/GaN technology reliability that can be customized to meet specific pulse or CW output powers. The product line supports both X- and Ku-Band applications with bandwidths up to 10 percent and offers peak power outputs up to 400 W. Designed for demanding defense, aerospace and SATCOM applications. General Microwave SSPA’s have excellent power efficiency with demonstrated field proven performance and reliability. General Microwave’s vertical integration process affords flexible layouts and architectures to meet individual specifications for electrical, mechanical and environmental parameters.
KRATOS General Microwave
Low Noise Amplifier
PMI Model No. PE2-19-6G18G-1R6-16-12-SFF is a low noise amplifier that operates between 6 to 18 GHz. This LNA provides 19 dB of small signal gain while maintaining a low noise figure of only 1.6 dB. The P1dB output power of 15 dBm enables the LNA to function as a LO driver for balanced, I/Q or image reject mixers. This model also features I/O’s that are DC blocked and internally matched to 50 Ohms.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
High Performance CATV Amplifier
Richardson RFPD announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a low noise amplifier for CATV applications from MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. In a 75 Ω CATV application, the MAAL-011139 provides 21.5 dB of flat gain while biased from 3 to 5 V. It provides superior noise figure while maintaining excellent return losses, and gain and current may be optimized with adjustment of external component values. The new device is assembled in a SOT-89 plastic package.
Richardson RFPD Inc.
Low Phase Noise Synthesizer
Synergy’s low phase noise synthesizer model LFSW190410-12 offers wideband coverage of 1900 to 4100 MHz and has an interactive communication interface for easy use. This model provides typical low close-in phase noise of -82 dBc at 1 through 10 kHz offset and -105 dBc at 100 kHz. It also provides an excellent buffered output power of +7 dBm min., spurious suppression of 70 dB typ. and harmonics of 15 dB typ. Unit can be easily powered with +5 V supplies.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Cadence® Virtuoso® RF Solution
The new Cadence® Virtuoso® RF Solution increases productivity and eliminates design failures caused by poorly integrated tools. It streamlines the RF design flow by using a single “golden” schematic to drive layout implementation, simulation and physical verification of the RF module while enabling simultaneous editing of multiple RFIC on the complex RF module. The environment also includes smart integration of EM analysis tools that automates hours of manual work required to run EM simulations.
Ka-Band Omnidirectional Antenna
Model SAO-2734030345-28-S1 is a full band, Ka-Band omnidirectional antenna that covers the frequency range of 26.5 and 40 GHz. This vertically polarized antenna offers 360 degrees azimuth coverage with a 3 dBi typ. gain and ±1 dB nominal gain flatness. The antenna features a half power beamwidth of 45 degrees in its vertical direction. The RF port of the antenna is equipped with WR-28 waveguide with UG-599/U flange. The version with a 2.92 mm (F) interface is offered under model number SAO-2734030345-KF-S1.
Test & Measurement
Peak Power Measurement
Boonton strengthens its position as the peak power measurement leader with the introduction of the 4500C, its next-generation peak power analyzer. Designed to capture, display, analyze and characterize RF and microwave power in both the time and statistical domains, it is an ideal tool for design, verification and troubleshooting of pulsed and noise-like signals used in commercial and military applications. These applications include radar, EW, education and research, consumer electronics and wireless communications, including emerging standards such as LTE-A and 5G.
New Signal/Spectrum Analyzers
The Ceyear AV4024 series handheld spectrum analyzer provides excellent performance at an affordable price. There are four different frequency ranges offered in this line-up to 44 GHz. Some of the features include field strength measurement, channel power, occupied bandwidth, adjacent-channel power ratio, tune and listen, carrier-to-noise ratio and emission mask. Some performance specs are 1 Hz to 10 MHz RBW, low DANL (-163 dBm at 1 Hz RBW), excellent phase noise (-106 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz frequency offset at 1 GHz carrier), full-band pre-amplifier and high speed sweep.
Calibrated Noise Standard NW346V Series
The NW346V series is the believed to be the broadest band calibrated noise standard available. The unit features a standard 15 dB nominal ENR value ideal for noise figure testing, operates with 28 V input and utilizes a V(m) output connector. Covering 10 MHz to 60 GHz, these units are compatible with standard noise figure meters as well as spectrum analyzers and networks analyzers. Applications include broadband test, MMIC noise figure and high speed serial digital characterization as well as satellite and military radio test.
4-in-1 Calibration Kits
Pasternack has released a new line of 4-in-1 3.5 mm calibration kits for test and measurement, field testing, antenna measurement and cable verification applications. Pasternack’s new series of calibration kits consists of two models, both with a compact, lightweight, 4-in-1 design package. These short-open-load-through (SOLT) calibration kits have a 26.5 GHz calibration capability. They feature gold-plated 3.5 mm connectors and a handy lanyard. Plus, they are available off-the-shelf and can be shipped immediately.