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The model MSN-32DT-05-DEC-MP is a port-to-port phase matched, SP32T switch, with options 100M20, PM10 that operates within a frequency range from 100 MHz to 20 GHz. The switch offers an amplitude balance of ±1.2 dB maximum and is phase matched to ±10° maximum. The switch has a five-bit binary TTL compatible decoder. Insertion loss is 3 dB typical (14 dB maximum), isolation is 80 dB typical (70 dB minimum) and VSWR is 2.0. Size: 13" x 10" x 2".
American Microwave Corp.
RS No. 216
The model CCDP-620-1 is a highly selective, AWS band duplexer that offers low insertion loss combined with specific, out of band rejection. The unit has been specifically designed for high rejection of channels in the 850 (AMPS) and 1900 (PCS) bands. Power handling is 500 W average or CW and 12.5 kW peak. The approximate size of the unit is 4.5" x 5" x 2". 7/16 DIN female connectors are provided on the unit. Mounting options include rack mountable, ladder suspension as well as customized mechanical configurations. An outdoor, weather-sealed option is also available.
ClearComm Technologies LLC
RS No. 218
The model SSS-35251105-R1 Ka-band up/down converter assembly is a custom designed system. It operates in an anechoic chamber in order to simulate a radar receiver with realistic target echoes. The system includes four transmitter channels (up converter), one receiver channel (down converter), detectors, control circuitry and DC power supplies. The system operates in a frequency range from 33.3 to 36.3 GHz RF and 4.3 to 5.3 GHz IF. The receiver channel has gain of greater than 40 dB and noise figure of 5 dB, while the transmitter P1dB varies from +20 to +32 dBm with different channels according to requirements. The assembly is in the standard rack mountable box with dimensions of 19" x 7" x 19".
Ducommun Technologies Inc.
RS No. 219
The HMC656LP2E, HMC657LP2E and HMC658LP2E are passive wideband fixed value SMT 50 ohm matched attenuators that offer relative attenuation levels of 10, 15 and 20 dB, respectively. Housed in compact 2 x 2 mm plastic SMT packages, these wideband fixed attenuators can handle up to +25 dBm of RF input power, while maintaining excellent attenuation accuracy and VSWR performance versus frequency over the DC to 25 GHz frequency range. These fixed attenuator devices are an ideal choice for use in a wide range of applications including microwave radio, military, fiber optics, scientific instruments and general engineering prototypes.
Hittite Microwave Corp.
RS No. 220
These antenna duplexer assemblies utilize K&L’s state-of-the-art filter design expertise. The duplexers are combined in a single assembly providing high power transmit filtering, extended stop band to 12.5 GHz and high accuracy power monitoring. The receive side filtering includes a dual gain LNA. The filter and LNA have total noise figure as low as 2 dB, while maintaining an output intercept point over 40 dBm.
RS No. 221
Lorch Commercial and Wireless offers model DR-611/8, a ceramic filter that covers the wireless medical telemetry service (WMTS) frequencies from 608 to 614 MHz. The filter exhibits less than 3.5 dB of insertion loss across the passband while providing greater than 50 dB of rejection at 551 and 671 MHz. The unit measures approximately 1.10" x 0.87" x 0.30" and is available from stock.
RS No. 222
The RFMD ML5825 frequency transverter is designed to upconvert transmitted 2.4 GHz signals to 5.8 GHz and downconvert received 5.8 GHz signals to 2.4 GHz and is specifically optimized for streaming video applications. The addition of this frequency translation functionality to a pre-existing 2.4 GHz ISM band radio allows original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to quickly bring to market products for operation in the 5.8 GHz ISM band, including digital cordless phones and custom wireless data systems such as streaming audio and video appliances. The ML5825 is packaged in a 4 x 5 x 0.9 mm, 28-pin QFN package and is priced at $1.46 each, in quantities of 10,000 units with samples available immediately.
RF Micro Devices
RS No. 225
Pulsar P/N PS6-51-434/3S is a new six-way power divider that operates in the frequency range from 12 to 22 GHz with 2 dB insertion loss, 15 dB isolation and input/output VSWR of 1.8 maximum. Amplitude and phase balance are 0.8 dB and 10 degrees, respectively. Outline dimensions are 2" x 3.5" x 0.4" and SMA female connectors are utilized.
Pulsar Microwave Corp.
RS No. 223
Reactel part number DF-1227/1575-S11 is a narrowband dual filter that passes both the L1 and L2 GPS frequencies. It is the perfect unit for applications that are utilizing both of these GPS bands simultaneously, yet can only tolerate a two-port device. This small unit features loss of less than 1 dB and isolation in excess of 40 dB. The company manufactures many different varieties of GPS filters; contact Reactel for your specific needs.
RS No. 224
These miniature air dielectric directional couplers are rugged lightweight devices that offer lower insertion loss than comparable stripline units. The simplified construction allows for greater flexibility in creating customized configurations. Any port can be used as the input with these symmetrical devices. The standard units are available with a choice of coupling values and frequency ranges and an optional termination.
RLC Electronics Inc.
Mount Kisco, NY
RS No. 226
To meet the requirements of customers looking to simplify system level interconnect, SV Microwave introduces a new family of high frequency contacts for Series 1 and 3 MIL-DTL-38999 connectors. Based on SV’s proven blind mate technology to accommodate misalignment during mating, the product line consists of size 8 contacts with the option of 18 or 40 GHz performance and size 12 contacts operating to 65 GHz, all of which fit into standard cavities and are fully removable using standard extraction tools. Designs are available for common cable sizes; custom versions can be produced for special cables and PCB mount applications.
SV Microwave Inc.
West Palm Beach, FL
RS No. 227
The model PS-4.2/2S-5V-TTL-R is a solid-state non-reflective RF switch that features a fre- quency range of 1 MHz to 4.2 GHz. This model has a switching speed of < 100 ns and the isolation is > 50 dB at 4.2 GHz. Insertion loss is 4 dB maximum and the operating temperature range is 0° to +70°C. The 1P2T configuration features SMA female connectors on all ports and a DB-9 for the TTL control interface. Applications include: automated switching systems, switch matrices and manufacturing test systems. Standard delivery is five to six weeks.
RS No. 229
This QMA adaptor is designed for use with the Bird Electronics Watt Meter. The four-hole flange-mount QMA jack is designed to Bird Electronics specifications for connectors that mate to its bench top Watt Meter. The new adaptor designated 3191-202EA complements the SilverLine-QMA, quick mating test leads and adaptors that replace aging BNCs in two-way radio test applications. Features include: push on, pull off fast mating interface; rugged, stainless steel construction; 5000 mate life cycle; 360° rotation of DUT with little or no RF performance change; extremely accurate, consistent insertion loss and low VSWR.
Times Microwave Systems
RS No. 228
This low-cost, RoHS compliant, SPDT switch is for applications requiring fast settling time, low insertion loss and high isolation. The M/A-COM MASW-008899 is designed for use in 802.11 and 802.16 WLAN and WiMAX applications with a bias voltage as low as 3 V. The MASW-008899, with its low leakage current and low gate lag, offers excellent switch settling where multiple switches and high data rates are critical for optimal system performance. The MASW-008899 features a typical insertion loss of 0.4 dB at 2.4 GHz while achieving an isolation of 27 dB and P1dB of 28 dBm. The M/A-COM MASW-008899 is available from stock and is priced at $0.34 for quantities of 100,000.
RS No. 230
The model SM1025-36MQ2 is a GaAs FET amplifier designed for various applications. The unit operates in a frequency range from 1 to 2.5 GHz with a P1dB of +36 dBm. Small-signal gain is 10 dB with a flatness of ±0.5 dB across the band. Standard features include a single +12 VDC supply and over/reverse voltage protection. Optional features include TTL on/off and RF bypass mode. The unit measures 4" x 2" x 0.54".
Stealth Microwave Inc.
RS No. 234
The AWT6309 is a linear power amplifier (PA) designed specifically for use in CDMA wireless handsets and data devices that operate in 1.7 GHz bands. The new PA is designed to be compatible with Qualcomm CDMA2000™ and EVDO™ chipsets. The newest member of the ANADIGICS family of HELP2™ CDMA power amplifiers, the AWT6309 reduces average current consumption as much as 50 percent, compared to conventional two-stage amplifiers. The new amplifier’s power saving feature is the result of ANADIGICS’ proprietary designs and unique InGaP-Plus™ technology. This semiconductor process integrates switches and amplifier components onto the same die thus enabling creative new architectures and solutions for product designers and engineers. Measuring 3.0 x 3.0 mm with a height of 1.0 mm, the AWT6309 enables designers to create ultra slim and compact products.
RS No. 231
Heavy duty, ruggedness and reliable operation to meet demanding communication applications describe Mini-Circuits’ collection of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 W ZHL high power amplifiers. Covering 20 MHz up to 2 GHz, these broadband solutions are available with or without integrated heat sink/fan to fit custom system requirements. Each amplifier operates with low current consumption and is designed to work off a single +24 V DC supply, including the fan. Price: from $945.00 each (Qty. 1–9).
RS No. 232
The model AMF-6B-06001800-70-40P-PS is a self-cooled 3RU rack-mount high power amplifier (PA) that operates in a frequency range from 6 to 18 GHz and delivers approximately 10 W of power. The SMA connectorized box is 3.47" high, 16.99" wide excluding brackets and 12.12" deep including fans. This model can be horizontally or vertically mounted. Housing is EMI shielded, CE certified and can operate in ambient temperature up to 50°C. The PA includes over temperature protection in addition to full internal regulation. DC on/off switch is optional as is input connector through the front panel.
RS No. 233
The model 11C23300 is a high performance, robust blade antenna qualified for supersonic flight. This L-band (960 to 1220 MHz) antenna features omni-directional azimuth coverage, gain of a quarter wave monopole (3 dB peak), vertical polarization and low VSWR. It has been designed and qualified for use aboard new aircraft with signature control requirements. This antenna includes a single coaxial connector, a flat conductive base plate for easy installation and an all metallic antenna design. The antenna is designed to withstand high aerodynamic loads. The antenna employs sealed construction and rain erosion antistatic coating.
Cobham Defense Electronic Systems – Nurad Division
RS No. 235
The CSM, CST and CSP Series Schottky Detectors provide a comprehensive line of detectors covering most applications. These three AC coupled biased Schottky detector designs may be optimized for frequency range, voltage sensitivity, flatness or VSWR parameters. The CSM series provides a broadband, high voltage sensitivity and good flatness response, with a low video impedance of 350 Ω at 150 microamps of bias. The CST series provides high voltage sensitivity, good VSWR at both low and high input power levels, and excellent flatness response. The CSP series offers low VSWR response at both low and high input power levels over broadbands, exceptional flatness response, but with the performance trade off of lower voltage sensitivities when compared to the CSM and CST.
RS No. 236
The MD series of economical voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) offer low phase noise in the industry standard one half inch square package. Model MD110MST operates in a frequency range of 1175 to 1275 MHz and is rated –118 dBc at 10 kHz offset. Many other catalog models are available and custom designs can be supplied with no NRE.
RS No. 237
The DCO and DXO micro series of miniature voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) are designed for C-band and X-band applications. These VCOs are based on Synergy’s proprietary patented technology and patents pending, which enhances bandwidth, reduces phase noise and improves immunity to phase hits. Several models are available with starting frequency at approximately 4 to 10 GHz, in tuning bandwidths of approximately 1000 MHz, and tuning voltages ranging from 0 to 24 V DC. Phase noise for 8 to 9 GHz is typically better than 85 dBm at 10 kHz. These new series of VCOs are packaged in a tiny surface-mount package measuring 0.3" x 0.3" x 0.1", RoHs compliant, and can be delivered in tape and reel for automatic assembly processes.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
RS No. 238
The model CRO5700Z is a coaxial resonator oscillator in C-band (5690 to 5719 MHz) using a doubler inside and featuring ultra low phase noise performance of –106 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. This unique design offers a typical tuning sensitivity of 30 MHz/V and covers the band between 0.5 to 4.5 V at 5 VDC supply while drawing 140 mA (typical, due to the doubler) over the extended operating temperature range of –40° to 85°C. CRO5700Z is ideally suited for digital radios applications that require ultra low phase noise performance. CRO5700Z comes in Z-COMM’s VCO-24H package measuring 0.6" x 0.8" x 0.22". This VCO is ideal for automated surface-mount assembly and reflow.
San Diego, CA
RS No. 239
This 60 GHz T/R module targets short-range indoor communications that must transport data traffic at multi-gigabit speeds. The design allows full-duplex operation with flexible modulation and can also be operated in various radar modes, if desired. Typical specifications at 60 GHz are a receiver noise figure of 5 dB and a transmitter output power (at P1dB) of over +5 dBm with ±1 dB flatness over a 2 GHz operating bandwidth. Balance between I and Q ports measures better than 1.5 dB in amplitude and 10 degrees in phase over a 10 MHz (DC) to 1 GHz baseband frequency range. Measuring only 9 cm (31⁄2 in) in length, the transceiver includes independent Tx and Rx local oscillators and versatile programmable phase lock loops.
San Jose, CA
RS No. 246
The model 112 is an 8x8 switch matrix that is housed in a 19 inch 4U rack mounted chassis for ease of installation in new or existing ATE systems. The 50 ohm, 18 GHz switch matrix offers low insertion loss and excellent isolation over its entire operating frequency band. The standard unit utilizes a LAN interface. However, units requiring either an RS-232 or LXI interface can also be provided. Indicator telemetry and operation manuals are provided with each switch.
In-Phase Technologies Inc.
RS No. 240
The model RFE-218-70-BB is a 2 to 18 GHz direction finding receiver front-end. The mini-mum dynamic range of the subsystem is –60 to +5 dBm; while the input VSWR in frequency range is 3.0 and the frequency flatness at the outputs is ±3 dB maximum. The Log slope is 50 mV/dB (±10 percent), the Log linearity is ±2.25 dB maximum and the TSS is –63 minimum. The rise time is 30 ns maximum and the recovery time is 350 ns maximum. The typical gain is +3 dB and the isolation between the outputs is 24 dB minimum.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
RS No. 241
The model 4500B is the instrument of choice for capturing, displaying, analyzing and charac-terizing RF power in both the time and statistical domains. Applications include: pulsed RF such as RADAR, TDMA and GSM, pseudorandom or noise-like signals such as CDMA and WLAN, and modulated time slotted signals such as GSM-EDGE and TD-SCDMA. The 4500B features 100 psec timebase resolution, video bandwidth greater than 50 MHz (sensor dependent), flexible triggering and greater than 80 dB dynamic range (sensor dependent) without any range switching to cover the most demanding peak power measurement applications.
RS No. 244
This suite of three high-gain, high-power microwave horn antennas is designed for use in DO 160 High Intensity Radiated Frequency (HIRF) testing. The new models include: AT4444 – 2 to 4 GHz/1000 W CW/17 kW pulse input power; AT4446 – 4 to 6 GHz/800 W CW/15 kW pulse input power; and AT4448 – 6 to 8 GHz/700 W CW/10 kW pulse input power. These antennas provide a minimum of 18 dB over isotropic and supply the high intensity fields needed for DO 160 HIRF testing.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
RS No. 243
Anritsu Co. introduces three new options that make its BTS Master and Spectrum Master families the first complete TD-SCDMA handheld test solutions for deploying, installing and maintaining TD-SCDMA networks now being deployed in China. With the options, field engineers, technicians and contractors can accurately, quickly and easily make RF, demodulation and Over-the-Air (OTA) measurements on TD-SCDMA signals. The TD-SCDMA RF Measurement option offers a suite of test tools, including channel spectrum and power vs. time. The channel spectrum view shows the shape of the transmitter and displays the signal’s channel power and occupied bandwidth.
Morgan Hill, CA
RS No. 242
The LaserPro™ Field Probe is designed for E-field measurements between 10 kHz and 1 GHz. Features include: auto-ranging, a dynamic range of 2.0 to 800 V/m and a small physical profile for minimal field perturbation with improved isotropy. ETS-Lindgren’s newest broadband probe is available in two versions for user convenience: laser-powered and rechargeable battery powered. Model HI-6122 is the laser-powered probe and model HI-6022 is the battery powered probe supplied with rechargeable NiMH batteries. A2LA calibration and a three-year warranty are provided with either probe.
Cedar Park, TX
RS No. 245
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