100 W Ku-Band GaN PA
CTT introduces a new solid-state GaN-based power amplifier (PA), Model AGN/145-5064, which covers 13.75 to 14.5 GHz (Ku-Band) and provides 100 W of CW power output. The compact size of 3.76 in. x 4.55 in. x 0.77 in. makes this SSPA an exceptional choice for RF/microwave engineers designing critical systems for use in applications including SATCOM uplinks, synthetic aperture radar and data-link communications.
Phase Invariant Cable AssemblieS
HUBER+SUHNER recently launched the Minibend CTR/Mini141 CT family which combines the industry-renowned flexibility of HUBER+SUHNER Astrolab’s bend-to-the-end connector termination technology with industry leading phase vs. temperature performance. Thus, it creates a stable, reliable, MILDTL-17 qualified interconnect solution to satisfy a huge range of customer applications where phase stability is key. The broad selection of available connector interfaces ensures a large variety of configurations to meet the unique requirements of customers.
7 Channel Switched Filter
The 7SFB-225/Q512-O is a 7 channel switched filter bank designed to filter spurious and harmonic content generated by high-power amplifiers and transmitters in the UHF-Band. These interferers can degrade performance and even damage sensitive equipment. As communications band usage and amplifier technology power densities increase, this challenge becomes more formidable. K&L Microwave has leveraged core competencies in PIN diode based switches and high-power filters to develop a suite of high-power switched filter banks. Please consult the factory for custom filters, other bands or higher power levels.
ACE The Test with Kaelus
The Kaelus ACE-1000A is the industry’s first calibration extender that allows customers to self-calibrate their PIM analyzers in the field. Reducing down-time to less than one hour, the ACE-1000A verifies successful calibration then extends your analyzer’s validation date by 12 months, eliminating costly shipping and service center charges.
L3 Electron Devices’ MPMs
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. Their 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 Electron Devices
DC to 40 GHz 086 Hand-Flex Coaxial Cable Assemblies
MIcable F01J (0.086 Hand Formable) microwave cable assemblies are constructed with SMP Female connectors on both sides up to 40 GHz in low VSWR within 1.40:1 at 40 GHz and low insert loss. It is tight bend radius, easily shaped by hand, ideal for interconnect of assembled system and takes place of 0.086 semi-rigid cables.
BENCHTOP TEST SOLUTIONS PRODUCT GUIDE
Mini-Circuits’ has innovated a line of products for these functions that are smaller, faster, easier to control and much more affordable than other options typically available in the industry. Their benchtop test and measurement modules offer the ease of control via USB or Ethernet and include programmable attenuators, power sensors, frequency counters, switch modules, signal generators and control products. Depending on the application, these units may be used as standalone solutions or easily integrated as building blocks to build scalable testing platforms customized to each user’s individual needs.
10 to 18000 MHz, 4 Channel Switched Filter Bank
NIC introduces a low profile, high performance 4 channel switched filter bank that covers a wide frequency range from 10 MHz to 18 GHz. The bands include a 2500 to 18000 MHz highpass filter, 10 to 8000 MHz lowpass filter and two bandpass filters. This switched filter bank uses Pin-diode technology and is TTL compatible. The filter bank offers low VSWR, excellent passband flatness, fast switching speeds and is housed in a compact, ruggedized enclosure making it a perfect fit for high-reliability radar, EW and space applications. Custom designs are available from 10 to 18000 MHz.
Networks International Corp.
Coaxial Nuclear EMP Surge Protection
PolyPhaser’s IS-NEMP family of surge protectors are engineered for quick turn on to protect RF equipment operating in the frequency range of 1.5 MHz to 1 GHz against fast rising electromagnetic pulse. The IS-NEMP family are configured with N-type connectors with an RF power rating of up to 200 W. These DC block surge protectors feature turn-on voltage of 330 Vdc ±20 percent, VSWR of ≤ 1.1:1 over frequency range and insertion loss of ≤ 0.1 dB.
20 GHz Headless RF Spectrum Analyzer
The SM200A is an affordable, compact and capable spectrum analyzer for a range of applications. Tuning from 100 kHz to 20 GHz, the analyzer has an instantaneous bandwidth of 160 MHz and a high dynamic range of 110 dB. A sustained sweep speed of 1 THz/s and ultra-low phase noise means the SM200A introduces only 0.1 percent error to EVM measurements. Unrivaled value at $11,900.
Interface Gauge Kits
A small investment will help to avoid trouble, means checking interfaces of connectors. The connector gauge kits of Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH are easy to use with direct reading and self-checking, measure the interface dimensions of coaxial connectors. The kits consist of gauges with especially developed dial indicators to mate with the individual connectors. A master setting gauge adjusts the dial indicator to zero, before mating with a connector to measure the interfaces. The gauges are sold as kits, individual components or replacement parts. Calibration service is provided as well.
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH
S-Band Rotary Joints for Use in Space
SPINNER has expanded its range of rotary joints for use in space, primarily in antenna pointing mechanisms. Many of the rotary joints already available for use in space operate in the X-, K- or Ka-Band, and SPINNER has now also developed units for the S-Band. Based on its proven contactless RF transmission technology, SPINNER has surmounted the challenges involved in designing and producing S-Band rotary joints that are comparable in size to those for higher frequencies, despite the longer wavelength.