W1 Coaxial Components
Anritsu Co. introduces W1 coaxial components that are metrology-grade designed and manufactured to deliver precision performance and repeatability for high frequency measurements. Comprised of a W1 connectorized power splitter, power divider, directional coupler and attenuators, the new family removes measurement complexity, reduces measurement setup time and improves accuracy, making them a superior alternative to millimeter-interfaced solutions. Unlike other solutions that are based on banded waveguide frequencies that require a waveguide interface, the W1 components are not band limited and support a frequency range from DC to 110 GHz.
Compact 6-Way SMA Power Dividers
MECA Electronics’ latest expanded product offering, non-binary 3- and 6-way broadband of power dividers optimized to cover 1.5 to 2.7 GHz (803-2-2.100 and 806-2-2.100) encompassing various aeronautical, satellite and mobile bands. With typical performance of VSWRs of 1.20:1, isolation 27 dB, insertion loss 0.6 dB and exceptional amplitude and phase balance of 0.3 dB and 6 degrees max. This is in addition to the family of 2-, 3-, 4-, 8-, 9-, 12- and 16-way splitters. Made in the U.S., 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
Coaxial mmWave Precision Fixed Attenuator
Mini-Circuits’ new BW-E series of precision fixed attenuators expands the coverage of its popular coaxial precision attenuator family up to 65 GHz, supporting mmWave applications including 5G test systems, Ka-Band SATCOM and more. The BW-E10-1W653+ provides 10 dB attenuation to within ±1.5 dB accuracy, RF input power handling up to 1 W and good VSWR of 1.2:1 at 26.5 GHz and 1.3:1 at 65 GHz. Measuring just 0.88 × 0.31 in., the attenuator features rugged, passivated stainless steel construction with 2.4 mm male to 2.4 mm female connectors.
The RFCP5773 coupler is designed for applications that require 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. S-parameters are available on request.
Passive Plus Inc. offers a line of Hi-Q capacitors specifically produced for high-power/high frequency requirements. These products are available in surface mount or leaded configurations that are 100 percent RoHS compliant and are offered in magnetic and non-magnetic terminations (the 1313C Series is only available in non-magnetic terminations). With over 30 years in the RF/microwave industry, Passive Plus Inc. manufactures high quality, high-power passive components using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.
Passive Plus Inc.
SPDT High-Power PIN Diode RF Switches
Pasternack has unveiled a new line of SPDT high-power PIN diode RF switches that offer desirable performance for transmit and receive signal routing applications. Typical applications can involve use in radar systems, EW applications, base station infrastructure, repeaters, military/microwave radios, public safety/land mobile radios, UHF/VHF radios and test & measurement applications. Pasternack’s new line of SPDT high-power PIN diode switches consists of seven different models that offer excellent power handling and isolation with broadband performance and fast switching speed.
0.1 to 20 GHz, Passive 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 max insertion loss of 2 dB and a max VSWR of 2.0:1. The unit is supplied with SMA female connectors in an ultra small housing measuring only 0.50 × 0.50 × 0.22 in. It is ideal for protecting low noise amplifiers from high-power (1 W CW) in a RF/microwave receiver application.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
RFMW Ltd. announced design and sales support for a Silicon on Insulator (SOI) single-pole, six throw (SP6T) switch designed for use in CATV, satellite set top and other high performance communications systems. Qorvo’s QPC6762 operates in 75 ohm environments from 5 to 2000 MHz and offers 34 dB of mid-band isolation. Low insertion loss of 0.4 dB and IIP3 of 75 dBm highlight exceptional performance for CATV and FTTH system developers. The QPC6762 is offered in a 2 × 2 mm, low-cost, QFN package.
SAGE Millimeter Inc.’s model STF-04-S1 is a full band Faraday isolator that operates from 170 to 260 GHz. The Faraday isolator is constructed with a longitudinal, magnetized ferrite rod that causes a Faraday rotation of the incoming RF signal. The Faraday isolator offers 30 dB typical isolation and 4 dB nominal insertion loss with good flatness. The return loss of the isolator is 15 dB. The input and output ports are WR-04 waveguides with UG-387/U-M flanges.
Sage Millimeter Inc.
Mixer model M80‐5X2B covers the two radio bands of 71 to 76 and 81 to 86 GHz. The mixer integrates an LO doubler, so that the customer need only supply a 39 GHz source with +16 dBm of power. Conversion loss is 6 dB typ. and 9 dB max, with an IF frequency range of 2 to 8 GHz. The input P1dB is −6 dBm typical, the bias is +12 VDC at 10 mA.
26.5 GHz RF Downconverter
The SC5318A is a C to K broadband single-stage downconverter, converting frequencies from 6 to 26.5 GHz down to 50 MHz to 3 GHz. The LO frequency range is from 6 to 26.5 GHz with an input LO range from 6 to 14 GHz. An internal frequency doubler multiplies the input LO range up to 26.5 GHz. This module also features an internal 26.5 GHz synthesized LO, RF preamplifier and variable gain control, making it a standalone module.
CABLES & CONNECTORS
Removable Vertical Launch Connectors
Fairview Microwave Inc. has released a new series of solderless vertical launch connectors that are ideal for high speed computing, high speed networking and telecommunications applications. Fairview Microwave’s new line of vertical launch connectors is made-up of 12 models that deliver max operating frequency of up to 50 GHz and VSWR as low as 1.3:1, depending on the model. They are offered in male and female versions, covering 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm and SMA interfaces.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
RF Superstore just announced the addition of PL-259 connectors, frequently used for amateur or ham radio applications.
Gain and Line Loss Equalizers
RLC Electronics’ gain and line loss equalizers combine filter and attenuator technology to achieve a desired response to 40 GHz. The typical curves that follow are representative of commonly requested responses, including both linear and half-sine responses. VSWR is dependent on frequency of operation, complexity of equalized response and bandwidth of response. Power handling is dependent on the physical size of the absorptive elements. Since these elements decrease in size with increasing frequency, power handling by 10 GHz is usually in the hundredths of W.
RLC Electronics Inc.
High-Power Adapters of Series 8058
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH is introducing high-power 18 GHz adapters of product category 8058-, which shows series and in-between series adapters of types N and TNC. The units use special heat dissipatingdielectric between center conductor and outer conductor, and have cooling fins to dissipate power to the environment. In addition the high-power hermetic sealed adapter series have been expanded as well, now operating to 18 GHz for N and TNC series.
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH
American Microwave Corp. introduced a baseband module with 2 RF inputs P1 (direct input), P2 (with pre-amp), bandpass filtering on the inputs and covering 2 to
6 GHz frequency range with built-in digitally controlled attenuator (31 dB gain control). It has dual output P3 (for RF processing) and P4 (input to a DLVA which AMC also supplies). The baseband module and DLVA are form fit function replacement within Litton EW receivers.
American Microwave Corp.
Solid-State Power Amplifiers
The new single band AS0860 series of solid-state power amplifiers developed on the CTS amplifier platform follows the AS series tradition for compact upgradeable microwave power amplifiers solutions with field proven reliability. Developed to cover the frequency range of 0.8 to 6 GHz in a single band, these class A GaN-based amplifiers have market leading power density with very linear operating characteristics. Coupled with a low noise power spec of 8 dB makes them ideal for industrial, instrumentation and telecom applications.
Ametek Compliance Test Solutions
150 W GaN System Amplifier
Empower RF announced the release of model 2223, a single band solid-state GaN system amplifier, capable of delivering a minimum 150 W across its entire 0.6 to 6 GHz band. Equally suited for the production floor, engineering lab or anechoic chamber, the 2223 comes complete with internal DDC, external forward and reverse sample ports and an easy to use web-served GUI with dedicated features for simplifying integration into your test application.
Empower RF Systems Inc.
AMP2135B is a best in class, state-of-the-art 10 kHz to 400 MHz, 300 W rated, 350 W typ. amplifier system, featuring 56 dB min gain, type N female RF input, sample and RF output ports. Built-in VVA circuits for gain control local and remote functionality, designed for high-reliability and ruggedness. This system is suitable for all single channel modulation standards, harsh automotive BCI tests and any application requiring high-power and wideband coverage such as EMI/RFI general and specialized test equipment requirements.
Exodus Advanced Communications
Low Noise Amplifier
L3 Technologies, Narda-MITEQ introduces a new series of low noise amplifiers (LNA) that will support the marketplace needs with frequency ranges from 100 MHz to 40 GHz. This LNA series will provide reduced delivery times along with competitive pricing. In addition, the LNA series are now available for purchase on-line using the new Web Store on the L3 Narda-MITEQ website. These high performance, low-cost LNAs are designed to offer customers the same high performance that the industry expects from L3 Narda-MITEQ, while also providing reduced lead times.
L3 Technologies, Narda-MITEQ
Medium Power TWT Microwave Amplifier
The 9400 series amplifier systems provide the maximum in performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness. The 9400 series amplifier utilizes miniature traveling wave tubes to provide incomparable RF performance for operation while having smaller exterior dimensions. Microprocessors provide the operator or computer, access to monitor TWT conditions, fault latching and control of power supply parameters.
The RFenable value line of amplifiers offers solid performance with respect to output power, thermal management and reliability. The amplifiers are designed for continuous operation and all come with options for connectors in the front or back of the unit, as well as options for integrated bidirectional power couplers to allow external monitoring of power.
GaN SMD Amplifier
RFHIC Corp. introduces the RTH49005G, designed for 4G and 5G small cell applications. The GaN SMD amplifier utilizes a GaN HEMT process that provides high efficiency of 38 percent and an average output power of 5 W in 4.8 to 5 GHz. Its drive amplifier and 50 ohm in/out matching circuit are integrated with asymmetric Doherty configuration for small form factor package (20 × 15 mm) to provide the convenience of customer’s system build.
DC to 12 GHz Reflective 10 W SPDT
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new reflective SPDT switch amplifier from United Monolithic Semiconductors S.A.S. (UMS). The CHS7012-99F is a monolithic FET-based, reflective switch amplifier that operates in the DC to 12 GHz frequency band. It is designed for a wide range of applications from military to commercial communication systems. The new device is developed on a robust 0.25 μm gate length GaN/SiC PHEMT process and is available as bare die.
L- and S-Band Power Amplifier
The all new TA1017 is a 50 W, L- and S-Band power amplifier that offers impressive power in a small and lightweight package, making it ideal for DBV‐T applications. The TA1017 is also an excellent choice for LTE, Wi-Fi and any other L- or S-Band application where small size and high output power are essential.
Triad RF Systems
Amplitude and Control Module Series Model ACM
Designed specifically for high performance simulator and ATE systems, General Microwave’s amplitude control module provides precise amplitude control of signal amplitude and pulse modulation over a high dynamic range with fine resolution. With 10 BIT TTL control, modules provide up to 100 dB attenuation, harmonics < −60 dB and pulse modulation 80 dB, 25 ns control. Available in bands from 0.5 to 40 GHz and can be upgraded to include optional phase control.
Kratos General Microwave Corp.
Samtec announced the release of the two new FireFly™ FMC+ Development Kits. The first supports data rates of 25 Gbps per channel while the second runs at 28 Gbps per channel. These new solutions offer easy-to-use evaluation and development platforms for Samtec’s FireFly™ optical engines. Samtec’s 25/28 Gbps FireFly™ FMC+ modules provides up to 400/448 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth over up to 16 channels from an FPGA/SoC to an industry-standard multi-mode fiber optic cable.
LTE-M/NB-IoT Front-End Solution
Skyworks announced the release of SKY68020-11, an LTE-M/NB-IoT front-end solution for low power, low data rate IoT applications. This advanced multi-band front-end module is system on chip (SoC) agnostic and designed to meet the most difficult network operator band specifications, including harmonic performance across stringent protocols. This device also supports 20 LTE bands, enabling single SKU designs to cover future LTE-M/NB-IoT requirements.
65 to 72 MHz Selectable Frequency Low Phase Noise PLL
The model FCPL-70 is a unique narrowband synthesizer versatile as a fixed frequency source. While standard synthesizers are based on user programming the FCPL series offers factory selectable set frequencies, as per binary table. Single or multiple set frequencies can be factory set as per user’s requirement. This model offers output power of +1 dBm min over the frequency band of 65 to 72 MHz. Exceptional close-in phase noise of −120 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset. Requires single power supply of +5 V and 60 mA max. Other models are also available for different frequency bands and package style. This model comes in a small 0.94 in. square surface-mount package.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
The fixed frequency SFS3200D-LF is a preprogrammed synthesizer that is phase locked to 3200 MHz. It is designed to lock with an external 10 MHz reference source while featuring very low phase noise of −130 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset. This remarkable PLO delivers a nominal 0 dBm of output power while operating off a 5 and 3 V supply all while packaged in a 0.6 × 0.6 × 0.22 in. miniature frame.
Diagonal Horn Antennas
A-INFO’s LB-DG series diagonal horn antennas are linearly polarized and provide a symmetrical radiation pattern and extremely low side-lobes. A-INFO’s diagonal horn antenna can cover from 0.75 to 220 GHz frequency range. This horn superficially looks like a pyramidal horn with a square output aperture. On closer inspection, however, the square output aperture is seen to be rotated 45 degrees relative to the waveguide. These horns are ideally suited for illumination of anechoic chamber, antenna far field test, radar cross section (RCS) measurement and other applications.
Wirewound Ferrite Beads
Coilcraft wirewound ferrite beads feature a ferrite construction and heavy gauge wire for high current handling. They provide extremely low DCR while maintaining high filtering impedance across a wide bandwidth—up to GHz band. These features enhance the performance of the choke circuit while potentially reducing board space by replacing a larger chip ferrite bead with an equivalent or higher performing wirewound ferrite bead.
Metal Bonding Epoxy Adhesive
Many assembly applications require strong structural bonds for metal to metal. The new 10-3044 epoxy adhesive bonds exceptionally well to aluminum and steel. It also bonds well to a variety of other substrates. 10-3044 is quickly becoming the industry standard as a stencil and screen adhesive due to its bonding strength, toughness and chemical resistance. It is fully compatible with cleaning solutions for stencils and screens. The 10-3044 cures within two hours at room temperature and is capable of withstanding high operating temperatures.
Master Bond EP30LTE-2 has been developed for joining dissimilar substrates exposed to thermally or mechanically induced stresses. It can be used for sealing, coating and encapsulating, especially for small to medium sized castings where a very low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is required. EP30LTE-2 is a highly dimensionally stable epoxy system with low linear and volumetric shrinkage upon curing. The compressive strength of the cured material is 24,000 to 26,000 psi and its CTE is very low at 10-13 × 10-6/in/in/oC.
TEST & MEASUREMENT
RF Coaxial Spring Probes
Everett Charles Technologies recently launched two new high frequency test probes for the PCBA test market. The CSP-40A-024 and CSP-40G-021 RF probes are designed to mate to a variety of industry standard connectors such as MMCX, Fakra, SMB and U.FL. They combine proven RF performance with ease of use to ensure accurate and reliable testing. The CSP-40 coaxial probes provide an instrumentation quality interface for broadband RF measurements in excess of 6 GHz, and provide a cost-effective solution for high volume board testing.
Everett Charles Technologies