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October 15, 2008
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High Power GaN Amplifier

RS 249The model SSPA 3.1-3.5-1300-RM is a high power, pulsed RF amplifier that operates from 3.1 to 3.5 GHz in a rack-mounted configuration. This PA is ideal for S-band military radars. It is packaged in a 3U high, 19 inch rack-mounted enclosure. This amplifier has a minimum peak output power of 1300 W at a 5 percent duty cycle with a 64 uSec pulse width. This amplifier offers a typical saturated gain of 38 dB with a typical power flatness of ± 1.0 dB with an input drive of 24 dBm ± 1.0 dB. Input and output VSWR is 1.5 maximum. This RF rack-mounted amplifier operates from 208 to 220 VAC. There is a forward power RF sample port along with an output forward detected voltage pulse available.


Aethercomm Inc., San Marcos, CA
(760) 598-4340, www.aethercomm.com.

RS No. 249

Low Noise Synthesizers

RS 216The ESP-1100 and ESP-1700 were designed for use as local oscillators in converters for fading channel simulators, operating at fixed-frequencies (1100 MHz and 1700 MHz), with extremely low phase noise of <-143 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz and <-138 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz, respectively. The ESP series features output powers up to +14 dBm, external or internal frequency references, in a small connectorized package, 2.25” x 2.25” x 0.6”. Originally configured for laboratory and ground-based applications, this part is extremely robust, will handle high levels of shock and vibration, and can be hermetically-sealed for use in high-rel military applications.

EM Research Inc., Reno, NV
(775) 345-2411, www.emresearch.com.

RS No. 216

Active x2 Multiplier

RS 217The HMC598 active x2 frequency multiplier utilizes GaAs PHEMT technology, and is offered in bare die form. The device is comprised of an input amplifier, a low conversion loss frequency doubler, and an output buffer amplifier. When driven with a +5 dBm input signal, this frequency multiplier provides +15 dBm typical output power from 22 to 46 GHz, and the Fo and 3Fo isolations are 25 dBc and 15 dBc respectively at 30 GHz. This multiplier is ideal for clock generation, microwave radio and test equipment applications.

Hittite Microwave Corp., Chelmsford, MA
(978) 250-3343, www.hittite.com.

RS No. 217

TWT Amplifier

RS 218The model 8923H is a dual-band 300 W 30 GHz/175 W 45 GHz Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) amplifier. Designed for military SAT-COM uplink applications, this TWT has a remarkably small footprint and weighs less than four pounds. L-3 ETI’s model 8923H TWT operates in a frequency range from 30 to 45.5 GHz, including the 33 to 36 GHz radar band, and incorporates focuselectrode modulation to allow both CW and pulsed operation. This product introduction complements L-3 ETI’s existing 8926HB 500 W Ka-band TWT (27.5 to 31 GHz) and 8925HP 200 W Q-band TWT (43.5 to 45.5 GHz).

L-3 Electron Technologies Inc., Torrance, CA
(310) 517-6000, www.l-3com.com.

RS No. 218

High Power Limiter

RS 219The model CCS33060 is a high power, self-biased limiter that operates from 10 MHz to 18 GHz. The input power specification is 180 W CW, 600 W peak. The flat leakage is 17 dBm maximum, and the insertion loss is 0.8 dB maximum. This device has a VSWR of 1.35 maximum and a recovery time of 5 uSec maximum. The input connector is a JGMS and the output connector is a removable SMA. This device uses a self-biased PIN/Schottky input stage with a PIN clean-up stage.

Cobham Defense Electronic Systems,
REMEC Defense and Space East, Manchester, NH
(603) 518-2700, www.remecrds.com.

RS No. 219

4 W Linear Power Amplifier

RS 220The model SM06927-36H is a 690 to 2700 MHz solid-state GaAs FET amplifier designed for multi-purpose use in multiple wireless and military markets. This module provides a minimum of +36 dBm of output power at P1dB with an OIP3 of +48 dBm. The gain flatness over the entire 2.1 GHz bandwidth is ±0.75 dB. The unit uses the latest surface-mount technologies to provide numerous features, while maintaining a minimal size. Price: $1200 (1-3). Delivery: three to four weeks.

Stealth Microwave Inc., Trenton, NJ
(609) 538-8586, www.stealthmicrowave.com.

RS No. 220

VME-based Receiver

RS 242The model SYS1000N01U is a VME-based receiver that features a multi-stage superhetrodyne architecture design. The design will translate an X-band signal with the frequency excursion of 1,000 MHz to an IF center frequency of 70 MHz with an instantaneous bandwidth of 20 MHz. The receiver functionality includes automatic gain control (AGC) attenuator with analog sampling, channel gain balance attenuator, channel phase balance phase shifter, signal injection point, peak detected signals (available via VME interface) and RF signal monitoring points. The receiver is fabricated into a three-slot wide VME module. Control of the receiver components is done using standard VME-64 bus protocol.

MITEQ Inc., Hauppauge, NY
(631) 436-7400, www.miteq.com.

RS No. 242

Monitoring Receiver

RS 243The model RMR-818-77-NRL is an 8 to 18 GHz radar/microwave monitoring receiver for laboratory applications. The receiver uses an extended range detector log video amplifier (DLVA), a pre-amplifier and RF bandpass filtering. It also offers a dynamic range of 75 dB with a typical TSS of -80 dBm. It can be supplied with either indi- vidually removable bandpass filters or various switched filter bank options. The basic model offers a log video output for analysis through external test equipment. These microwave monitoring receivers are available in frequency ranges from 0.5 to 20 GHz as well as different sizes and capabilities.

Planar Monolithics Industries Inc., Frederick, MD
(301) 631-1579, www.planarmonolithics.com.

RS No. 243

Calibrated Noise Source

RS 246The NW-CS-I series is a high level calibrated noise source equipped with an internal isolator allowing high output noise to be generated with an excellent VSWR. Standard output levels are 30 to 35 dB ENR with units as high as 40 dB available. These units are ideal for built-in test application in early warning radar systems and satellite test systems to calibrate receivers. Due to their high output levels they can be injected via couplers and into high loss networks. The unit is integrated into a small package saving space.

NoiseWave, East Hanover, NJ
(973) 386-1119, www.noisewave.com.

RS No. 246

Active Components

Temperature-compensated Crystal Oscillator

RS 221The model VFTX312 is a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) with a voltage control option suitable for FEMTO CELL reference timing. The output frequency of 26 MHz and the tight temperature stability of 0.1 ppm is specifically designed for 3GPP (Femto Cell) system timing. This TCXO is a fundamental mode crystal oscillator with low power consumption. Available in a 5x7 mm surface-mount hermetically-sealed package that is fully RoHS 6/6 compliant.

Valpey Fisher Corp., Hopkinton, MA
(508) 435-6831, www.valpeyfisher.com.

RS No. 221

Low Phase Noise Frequency Multiplier

RS 222The Holzworth HX4110 frequency multiplier is a laboratory grade reference multiplier that can be used for any 10 to 100 MHz conversion. The HX4110 has a unique circuit architecture that maintains the low phase noise and low jitter characteristics of precision oscillators and RF sources. With typical additive phase noise performance of -174 dBc/Hz (input referred), the HX4110 is an excellent choice for sensitive laboratory applications as well as high performance transmitter/receiver applications. Holzworth products are 100 percent final performance tested for phase noise verification.

Holzworth Instrumentation, Boulder, CO
(303) 325-3473, www.holzworth.com.

RS No. 222

Voltage-controlled Oscillators

RS 223These economical voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) offer low phase noise in the industry-standard one half inch square package. Model MD111MST operates in a frequency range from 950 to 980 MHz and is rated -119 dBc at 10 kHz offset. Many other catalog models are available and custom designs can be supplied with no NRE.

Modco Inc., Sparks, NV
(775) 331-2442, www.modcoinc.com.

RS No. 223

Micro-miniature SMA Switch

RS 224This micro-miniature SMA switch is a single-pole two position type. The switch incorporates SMA connectors to allow high density packaging and excellent electrical performance through 26.5 GHz. The switch is available in failsafe and latching configurations with a choice of three different frequency ranges and three different coil voltages.

RLC Electronics Inc., Mount Kisco, NY
(914) 241-1334, www.rlcelectronics.com.

RS No. 224

Voltage-controlled Oscillator

RS 226The model ZRO0743B2LF is a coaxial resonator based voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates in a frequency range from 738 to 748 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0 to 6 VDC. This VCO features an excellent typical phase noise of -131 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 2 MHz/V. The ZRO0743B2LF is designed to deliver a typical output power of 9 dBm at 8 VDC supply while drawing 23 mA (typical) over the temperature range of -40° to 85°C. The ZRO0743B2LF has a typical phase noise value of -104 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset and -151 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset. This VCO features typical second harmonic suppression of -20 dBc and comes in Z-COMM’s newly developed ZMX-14-SM package, measuring 0.75” x 0.75” x 0.22”. Delivery: stock to six weeks.

Z-Communications Inc., San Diego, CA
(858) 621-2700, www.zcomm.com.

RS No. 226

Amplifier

Low Noise Amplifiers

RS 227The model ZX60-0916LN+ is an ultra-low noise amplifier that boasts a noise figure of only 0.55 dB, while delivering 18 dB gain and a high output power of up to 16.5 dBm. Ultra reliable and packaged in a rugged patented unibody housing, using SMA connectors, these amplifiers provide for a broad range of applications from 824 to 960 MHz, including: CDMA: 824 to 894 MHz, GSM Rx: 880 to 915 MHz and GSM Tx: 925 to 960 MHz. Price: $39.95 (1-9). Delivery: available from stock.

Mini-Circuits, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 934-4500, www.minicircuits.com.

RS No. 227

Antenna

WLAN Antenna

RS 229The model HRP2-54-N antenna is a 2’ (0.6 m) diameter high performance single linear polarized design and operates in the 4.94 to 4.99 GHz public safety band and the unlicensed frequency bands of 5.25 to 5.85 GHz. Antenna gain is 26.7 to 28.5 dBi. HPBW’s are 7.0 to 6.2 degrees. VSWR is 1.5 maximum. F/B is 43 dB or better. RF input is type N female. The antenna offers manual polarization adjustment for vertical and horizontal polarization settings. The antenna incorporates a sturdy aluminum parabolic main reflector and aluminum shroud with a UV stabilized planar radome.

WAVE Industries LLC, Windham, ME
(207) 892-0011, www.mwavellc.com.

RS No. 229

Passive Components

In-phase Splitter

RS 225The model SPD-90-210 is an L-band, four-way in-phase splitter for SATCOM applications. This low loss splitter spans the frequency band of 900 to 2100 MHz while maintaining tight phase and amplitude tracking, typically within 3 degrees and 0.2 dB of signal unbalances respectively within specified frequency band. This product replaces stripline splitters and saves critical board space when splitting local oscillator signals and when used as receiver antenna combiners. Size: 0.8” x 0.4” x 0.2”. Prices start at $20.00 for low quantities, with deliveries ranging from stock to six weeks.

Synergy Microwave Corp., Paterson, NJ
(973) 881-8800, www.synergymwave.com.

RS No. 225

Phase Invariant Attenuator

RS 230The model APD3-0080G-0180G-111A is an 8 to 18 GHz phase invariant digital programmable attenuator. A double-balanced arrangement of quadrature couplers and PIN diodes gives phase invariant attenuation. It has an attenuation range of 32 dB, insertion loss of < 5.5 dB and VSWR of 2.0. This model offers attenuation accuracy of ±0.5 dB, flatness of ±0.8 dB from 0 to 20 dB and ±1.0 dB from 20 to 32 dB. Switching speed is < 350 ns. Size: 2.5” x 2" x 0.5".

American Microwave Corp., Frederick, MD
(301) 662-4702, www.americanmicrowavecorp.com.

RS No. 230

Low Pass Filters

RS 231Designed for reduction and removal of unwanted spurious signals, harmonics and sidebands, the AFL Series of coaxial low pass filters provides microwave design engineers and technicians with an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution to many spectral purity problems. These suspended sub-strate filters, which are available with standard cut-off frequencies from 1 to 18 GHz, can be quickly installed in communications equipment according to operating needs and as ‘select-on-test’ components prior to commissioning. The quasi-elliptical function provides typical insertion loss in the passband of 1.2 dB with stopband attenuation in excess of 50 dB and power handling of 15 W CW.

AtlanTecRF, Braintree, UK
+44 1376 550220, www.atlantecrf.com.

RS No. 231

WiFi/WiMAX Power Dividers

RS 232The model 151-173-002 is a two-way, 50 Ω, DC to 6 GHz, 1 W unit with SMA female connectors. Insertion loss is ±0.5 dB maximum DC to 4 GHz and ±0.8 dB maximum 4 to 6 GHz with maximum VSWR 1.50. Model 151-231-004 is a four-way, 50 Ω, DC to 6 GHz, 5 W unit with SMA female connectors. Insertion loss is ±1.0 dB nominal with maximum VSWR 1.50. These devices are ideal for dividing signals for in-building wireless, WiFi, WiMAX and Homeland Security/Public Safety systems.

BroadWave Technologies Inc., Franklin, IN
(317) 346-6101, www.broadwavetech.com.

RS No. 232

High Power Band Reject Filter

RS 233The model WSN-00198 is a high power band reject filter positioned at the output of a VHF-UHF amplifier. The filter attenuates an undesired harmonic by 60 dB, while maintaining low loss passbands utilizing special features to extend the upper passband to 500 MHz.

K&L Microwave, Salisbury, MD
(410) 749-2424, www.klmicrowave.com.

RS No. 233

PCS High Power Cavity Duplexer

RS 234The model WP-D00001 is a duplexer that covers the full Personal Communication System (PCS) frequencies. This duplexer exhibits less than 0.8 dB of insertion loss across the passbands of 1850 to 1910 MHz and 1930 to 1990 MHz while providing greater than 60 dB of rejection. The unit will handle 500 W average power and 10 kW peak power. This unit is designed for mounting on a 3U – 19” rack with a depth of 6.00” and is available from stock.

Lorch Commercial and Wireless, Salisbury, MD
(410) 860-5100, www.lorch.com.

RS No. 234

High Power Directional Coupler

RS 235The model C50-109-481/1N is a high power directional coupler that operates in a frequency range from 1 to 100 MHz with an insertion loss of 0.2 dB, coupling of 50±1 dB and directivity of 20 dB. The coupling is flat within ±1.0 dB across the band and the VSWR is 1.20. Maximum input power is 500 W. Outline dimensions are 3” x 4" x 1.5" and connectors are type N female.

Pulsar Microwave Corp., Clifton, NJ
(973) 779-6262, www.pulsarmicrowave.com.

RS No. 235

RF Coaxial Relay

RS 236This newly configured inline five-port 2P2T coaxial relay offers the flexibility of independently operating each of the two sets of switching contacts. The center RF connector port is common to the adjacent output connectors and allows signal path for backup or redundancy mode configuration. Available in 12 and 24 V failsafe with excellent RF performance and power handling capabilities from DC to 18 GHz. Relay measures 2.25” x 0.52” x 1.75”. Options include aux contacts, suppression diodes, DC header and logic.

RelComm Technologies Inc., Salisbury, MD
(410) 749-4488, www.relcommtech.com.

RS No. 236

Dual Notch Filter

RS 237This narrowband dual notch filter attenuates both L1 and L2 GPS frequencies. It is the perfect unit for applications that need to eliminate both of these GPS bands simultaneously, yet can only tolerate a two-port device. A high power option is available. The company manufactures many differentvarieties of GPS filters; please contact Reactel with your specific need.

Reactel Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
(301) 519-3660, www.reactel.com.

RS No. 237

6 GHz Fixed Attenuators

RS 238This XFP-6 series of 2 W fixed attenuators operates in a frequency range from DC to 6 GHz, with attenuation values from 1 to 40 dB. VSWR is excellent and specified at 1.25 and the attenuation accuracy is typically ±0.5 dB depending on the dB value. The body and SMA connectors are passivated stainless steel. This series is an ideal solution for test fixtures and signal leveling applications in UMTS and WiMAX test environments.

Trilithic Inc., Indianapolis, IN
(317) 895-3600, www.trilithic.com.

RS No. 238

30 dB Dual Directional Coupler

RS 239The model C3063 is a 30 dB dual directional coupler designed for high power, HF applications. This coupler is rated at 3000 W CW and exhibits exceptional flatness across its entire 0.5 to 32 MHz operating band. Specifications include 0.1 dB insertion loss, 1.05 VSWR, 25 dB directivity and ±0.25 dB coupling flatness. Size: 6.46” x 2.52” x 1.2”.

Werlatone Inc., Brewster, NY
(845) 279-6187, www.werlatone.com.

RS No. 239

Semiconductors/ICs

Thermally-enhanced GaN 30 W Devices

RS 240Models RT233, RT240 and RT243 are thermally-enhanced gallium nitride devices that offer 36, 43 and 45 dBm measured Psat output power each, from DC to 6 GHz applications. Patent-pending thermally-enhanced technology has been used to improve high temperature reliability and provide added power when used at pulsed applications or Class A amplification. The RT233, RT240 and RT243 transistors are packaged in a thermally-enhanced package, and are available with standard (RT233C, RT240C and RT243C: C-series), or earless type (RT233N, RT240N and RT243N: N-series) designs. Wide-band capable characteristics can give 50 to 2500 MHz wideband applications and other design opportunities.

RFHIC Corp., Suwon, Korea
82-31-250-5011, www.rfhic.com.

RS No. 240

Software

IC Package Tool

The VeloceWired™ is a powerful IC package tool that accelerates bondwire design and simulation and enables optimization of high-speed leadframe packages and co-design with analog and mixed-signal ICs. With this tool the bond-wire design becomes an integral part of the IC tool flow. It features an efficient and flexible bondwire editor that operates seamlessly in Cadence Virtuoso®. Bondwires are created in 2-D through a simple point-and-click procedure, while their 3-D properties can be edited on-the-fly. Die-to-die and stacked-die configurations are supported.

Helic, Athens, Greece
+30 210 9949390, www.helic.com.

RS No. 241

Test Equipment

RF Conducted Immunity Test System

RS 244AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has introduced a new RF conducted immunity test system to test to MIL-STD 461D & E CS114, DO160D & E, EN/IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 60601-1-2, EN 50130-4, EN 61000-6-1/2 and EN 55024 standards. Model CI00400 (10 kHz to 400 MHz) is a fully self-contained unit and includes a signal generator, power meter, 100 W AR amplifier, directional coupler and control software.

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation, Souderton, PA
(215) 723-8181, www.ar-worldwide.com.

RS No. 244

56 Gb/s Multiplexer and Demultiplexer

The 56 Gb/s 4:1 multiplexer and 56 Gb/s 1:4 demultiplexer is designed to meet current high-speed market needs. The MS4S1V2M is a SiGe 4-to-1 multiplexer designed for use in telecom applications up to 56 Gb/s. The module accepts input data rates from 0.5 to 14 Gb/s with an input sensitivity better than 100 mV. The broad bandwidth of the input allows operation from 2 to 56 Gb/s. The MD1S4V2M is a SiGe 1-to-4 demultiplexer designed for use in 100G applications operating at transmission speeds within the demultiplexer’s 2 to 56 Gb/s input rate. The demux has a very broad input rate, and can be used for a wide range of applications from 2 to 56 Gb/s.

Centellax Inc., Santa Rosa, CA
(866) 522-6888, www.centellax.com.

RS No. 250

Pre-matching Tuners

RS 245The MT902A series of pre-matching tuners operate in a frequency range from 8 to 50 GHz and are highly stable, low loss wafer probe mounts used in on-wafer device characterization applications. By extending a wafer probe away from the tuner body, these mounts create additional clearance for proper probe alignment. The ultra high stability inherent in their design eliminates the possibility of undesired movement during operation.

Maury Microwave Corp., Ontario, CA
(909) 987-4715, www.maurymw.com.

RS No. 245

Microwave Signal Generator Upgrades

RS 247The capabilities of the R&S SMF100A microwave signal generator has been expanded with two new options. The R&S SMF-K27 option allows users to configure pulse trains for radar specific developments and tests, while the R&S SMF-K28 option makes the R&S SMF100A the first signal generator to handle power analysis. The R&S SMF-K27 option allows users to generate pulse trains with very short rise and fall times. It makes use of the full dynamic range and speed of the pulse generator and modulator that can be integrated as options into the R&S SMF100A. The R&S SMF-K28 option offers the alternative of performing power analyses such as compression point measurements using an R&S SMF100A microwave signal generator. The results can be read, stored and also displayed as a diagram.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, Germany
+49 89 4129-13779, www.rohde-schwarz.com.

RS No. 247

Transmission-line Component

Coaxial Terminations

RS 248These coaxial terminations operate in a frequency range from DC to 18 GHz with power handling of up to 10 W. These components have been over-produced by the company’s production department and are ready for immediate delivery at greatly discounted prices. If your termination needs are not covered by these specifications, please contact a MCLI sales representative to learn about the company’s complete product line.

Microwave Communications Laboratories Inc. (MCLI), Saint Petersburg, FL
(727) 344-6254, www.mcli.com.

RS No. 248

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