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New Products

February 13, 2019

COMPONENTS

5G, Low PIM, Band Duplexer

3H Communication Systems

3H’s 5G Band 71 Duplexer offers < 1 dB passband insertion loss and > 100 dB co-channel isolation. The duplexer is rated for 200 W average with a PIM > 160 dBc with two 20 W tones applied at the Tx frequency band and measured at the Rx band typical. Package size is 9.85 in. x 8.85 in. x 3 in.

3H Communication Systems
www.3Hcommunicationsystems.com

Flexible Waveguide Models

Fairview Microwave Inc.

Fairview Microwave Inc. has unveiled a new line of seamless and twistable flexible waveguides covering 10 frequency bands from WR-137 to WR-22 and operating in the 5.85 GHz to 50 GHz range. Typical applications include base stations, DAS systems, antennas and test instrumentation. Fairview Microwave’s new line of flexible waveguides consists of 78 models - 39 seamless and 39 twistable, all operating in the same wide range of frequencies.

Fairview Microwave Inc.
www.fairviewmicrowave.com

5G Ready mmWave Products

MECA Electronics Inc.

MECA offers a family of components covering the various proposed bands for 5G and mmWave bands. Featuring power divider and couplers covering 6 to 40 and 10 to 50 GHz with 2.92 and 2.4 mm interfaces. Available in 2019, 40 to 50 and 26 to 65 GHz models. Also available are attenuators, terminations, bias tees, DC blocks and adapters. Additionally octave and multi-octave models covering MHz to GHz with SMA interfaces all built by J-Standard certified assemblers and technicians. Made in U.S. with a 36 month warranty.

MECA Electronics Inc.
www.e-MECA.com

Coaxial Ultra-Wideband Directional Coupler

Mini-Circuits

Mini-Circuits’ ZCDC10-K5R44W+ is a coaxial directional coupler with an operatingfrequency range from 0.5 to 40 GHz. This model provides 10 dB nominal coupling with ±0.9 dB flatness over the full band. It can handle up to 15 W RF input power and achieves low mainline loss (1.3 dB at 18 GHz and 2.1 dB at 40 GHz), 15 dB return loss and 22 dB directivity up to 40 GHz.

Mini-Circuits
www.minicircuits.com

Satellite Terminal

Norsat International

The GLOBETrekker™ 2.0 is the world’s most intelligent fly-away satellite terminal. With a modular architecture that enables easy component swapping in the field, a simple one touch interface and intelligent LinkControl™ software for automatic satellite acquisition, it is both powerful and easy to use. Built to military specifications, with a suite of integrated modems, video encoders and lightweight packaging compact enough for airline check-in, operators rely on the GLOBETrekker for mission critical communications anywhere on the planet.

Norsat International
www.norsat.com

Coaxial RF Lightning and Surge Protectors

Pasternack

Pasternack has just launched a new series of coaxial surge protectors that are designed to guard valuable communications equipment from power surges and indirect lightning strikes. Pasternack’s 46 new coaxial lightning and surge protectors are perfect for use in cellular base stations, public safety systems, Wi-Fi networks, active antenna systems and GPS system applications. The new surge protectors are available with 7/16 DIN, Type-N and 4.3-10 connectors and feature VSWR as low as 1.1:1, max power as high as 2 kW, multi-strike capability and low insertion loss.

Pasternack
www.pasternack.com

Tunable Bandpass Filter

Richardson RFPD Inc.

Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new tunable bandpass filter from NewEdge Signal Solutions Inc. The SAX270 electronically-tunable bandpass filter is designed for the extended UHF band in tactical communications applications. NewEdge has used a breakthrough approach to achieve the filter’s extremely small size and over-molded plastic packaging.

Richardson RFPD Inc.
www.richardsonrfpd.com



High-Power Directional Couplers

RLC Electronics Inc.

RLC Electronics’ high-power directional couplers offer accurate coupling (±1 dB), low insertion loss (0.1 to 0.35 dB max) and high directivity (> 14 dB at 18 GHz) in a compact package. These high-power couplers are offered with 500 to 1000 W average power handling up to 18 GHz, as well as 100 W versions up to 40 GHz. The standard units are optimized for 2 octave bandwidths and are available with a choice of coupling values (30, 40 or 50 dB) low intermodulation products.

RLC Electronics Inc.
www.rlcelectronics.com

SpaceNXT™ Ku Series of Band Circulators & Loads

Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect announced the release of the SpaceNXT™ Ku Series of high-power WR75 circulators and loads. The newly released Ku-Band family of passive waveguide components is part of an overarching initiative to create a broad range of readily accessible space qualified waveguide isolators, circulators, terminations, transitions, hybrids and couplers operating in assigned frequency bands from X- to V-Band.

Smiths Interconnect
www.smithsinterconnect.com

2-Way Power Divider

Synergy Microwave Corp.

The SD-1 is a 2-way power divider operating in the frequency range of 2 to 300 MHz. This device combines small size and wide bandwidth performance packaged in a lead free RoHS surface mount package measuring 0.31 in. x 0.25 in. x 0.205 in. and operates over a temperature range of −40°C to 85°C. This device can handle 1 W of maximum input power in splitter mode with an insertion loss of 0.8 dB (typ.)/1 dB (max).

Synergy Microwave Corp.
www.synergymwave.com

CABLES & CONNECTORS

Dual-Use Waterproof Ethernet Cables

MilesTek

MilesTek’s IP67, dual-use waterproof cables can be used with IP-rated receptacles for a watertight seal or with standard RJ45 jacks. This design eliminates the need to custom order specialized cables that are IP-rated on one end and have a standard RJ45 connector on the other end. This dual functionality is accomplished by a waterproof shroud that can be pulled back to mate with standard RJ45 jacks. These cable assemblies feature a CMX outdoor burn rating, foil shield to protect against EMI/RFI interference and a tethered dustproof shroud cap.

MilesTek
www.milestek.com

Waveguide to Coaxial Adapter Assembly

M Wave Design Corp.

The M Wave Design Corp. 284CA1208, WR284 (CPRF flange) to 7/8 in. EIA waveguide to coaxial adapter assembly is rated at 100 Kw peak/3 Kw average with a 1.1:1 typical VSWR and 0.05 dB typical insertion loss. M Wave Design Corp. has a large library of heritage adapter designs along with the ability to produce new configurations quickly, covering 2 to 40 GHz range.

M Wave Design Corp.
www.mwavedesign.com

Miniature Phase Adjusters

Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH

Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH offers a new line of miniature phase adjusters, operating in the frequency range DC to 40 GHz (2.92 mm), DC to 50 GHz (2.4 mm) and DC to 63 GHz (1.85 mm). The products, as the standard units, which start at 2 GHz, are designed for constant impedance of 50 Ohms over the whole adjustment range. The precision mechanical mechanism guarantees continuous adjustment over the entire frequency range and a locking mechanism ensures stability of the desired position during vibration.

Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH
www.spectrum-et.com

AMPLIFIERS

Low Noise Amplifier

Planar Monolithics Industries

PMI Model No. PE2-15-2R018R0-4R5-15-12-SFF is a 2 to 18 GHz low noise amplifier which provides 15 dB of gain whilemaintaining a gain flatness of ±1.25 dB max over the operating frequency. The noise figure is 4.5 dB typical and offers a typical OP1dB of 15 dBm. The amplifier requires +12 to +15 VDC and the current draw is 85 mA typical. The unit is supplied with SMA female connectors in their standard PE2 housing.

Planar Monolithics Industries
www.pmi-rf.com

Switch + LNA Modules

pSemi

pSemi’s family of switch + low noise amplifier (LNA) modules for 5G massive MIMO base stations are now available in volume production. With an ultra-low noise figure and excellent input power handling, the PE53111, PE53211, PE53110 and PE53210 are ideal for protecting remote radio units that operate in the sub-6 GHz frequency bands. The PE53111 and the PE53211 cover a frequency range from 2.3 to 2.7 GHz (bands 40, 41, n7, n38, n41), while the PE53110 and PE53210 extend from 3.3 to 3.8 GHz (bands 42, 43, 48, 49, n78).

pSemi
www.psemi.com

Amplifier Systems

Quarterwave

The 9100 series amplifier systems cover the 0.8 to 40 GHz frequency ranges and comes available with continuous wave or pulsed power. The 9100 series amplifier systems have been in use for over 20 years with most of these amplifiers still in use today. As with all Quarterwave products, these amplifiers feature an ultra-low noise output, a wide range of stable voltage adjustment and modular designs that are easily adjustable to accommodate specific project requirements.

Quarterwave
www.quarterwave.com



Power Amplifier

Skyworks

Skyworks announced its latest cellular infrastructure innovation, the SKY66313-11, a wide instantaneous bandwidth power amplifier with industry-leading efficiency for FDD/TDD 4G LTE and 5G applications. This breakthrough solution is utilized in small cell and massive MIMO base stations to deliver higher data rates and enhanced network efficiency that result in improved carrier capacity and greater coverage for data-intensive, multimedia and IoT devices. The amplifier’s highly efficient design boasts fully-matched input/output and high gain for best-in-class operation.

Skyworks
www.skyworksinc.com

5000 MHz, 10 W Power Amplifier

Triad RF Systems

The TA4002R utilizes the lastest GaN technology to provide 10 W of power in the C-1 and C-2 bands. The unit is designed to be integrated in any system that requires high-power, high efficiency and high linearity in the entire 4400 to 5000 MHz band. The amplifier provides 23 dB of small signal gain and can produce over 2 W of 64-QAM OFDM power. The compact unit measures only 2.73 in. × 2.53 in. × 1.31 in. and maintains a low operating temperature due to its built-in heat sink.

Triad RF Systems
www.triadrf.com

SOURCES

L-Band Power Module

Integra Technologies Inc.

Designed to solve various SWaP-C in high performance L-Band avionic systems, IGNP1011L2400 is a new high-power GaN on SiC RF power module/pallet, designed specifically for IFF/SSR systems operating under either Mode S ELM or standard Mode S pulse conditions, supplying a minimum of 2200 W of peak output power, with typically > 16 dB of gain and 57 percent efficiency and operating from a 50 V supply voltage.

Integra Technologies Inc.
www.integratech.com

Micro-Transcoder™ GPS Modulator

Jackson Labs Technologies Inc.

Jackson Labs Technologies Inc.’s Micro-Transcoder™ is by a large margin the world’s smallest, full-constellation, stand-alone, real-time 10-channel GPS simulator. The Micro-Transcoder™ achieves hardening of the customers’ GPS equipment by splicing the unit in-between the existing antenna and the users’ GPS receiver and taking the output of any secure PNT source such as INS, SAASM, M-code, Iridium STL or concurrent GNSS receiver and encoding (RF modulating) the baseband PNT and UTC timing information into a standard GPS L1 RF signal.

Jackson Labs Technologies Inc.
www.jackson-labs.com

Synthesizer

RFE Inc.

RFE Synthesizer provides a reliable, fast tuning, microwave source covering the 11 to 15 GHz range. The design is completely designed using COT surface mount components.

RFE Inc.
www.rfe-mw.com

SOFTWARE

XFdtd Electromagnetic Simulation Software

Remcom Inc.

Remcom announced 5G antenna array design features in the latest release of XFdtd® 3D EM Simulation Software, including workflow enhancements for modeling complex devices at mmWave frequencies. The advanced antenna systems in modern devices leverage beam steering and multiple data stream transmission to meet 5G throughput requirements. XFdtd provides performance metrics for 5G beam steering applications by simulating the radiation pattern for different array or subarray phasing conditions that are used to steer a beam.

Remcom Inc.
www.remcom.com

ANTENNAS

ProLine Series Antennas

KP Performance Antennas

KP Performance Antennas has debuted its new ProLine antennas, a series of high performance parabolic and sector antennas that are perfectly suited for high density, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and backhaul applications. KP’s new ProLine parabolic antennas are engineered to deliver high, stable gain over wide bandwidths with side-lobe and back-lobe suppression for mitigating inter-sector interference. These 5 GHz antennas are available in 1 and 2 ft. diameters with gain performance of 24 and 29 dBi, respectively.

KP Performance Antennas
www.kpperformance.com

Ultra-Low Profile DAS Antenna

Laird Connectivity

Laird Connectivity announced the CFSA35606P, the world’s thinnest, ultra-low profile DAS antenna with the broadest range of frequency coverage. The CFSA3560P is a low PIM, ceiling mounted antenna with omnidirectional pattern coverage optimized for indoor DAS coverage at 350 to 520, 600 to 960, 1350 to 1550 and 1690 to 6000 MHz for the UHF, 4G LTE, 2G/3G Cellular, UMTS/AWS-3, CBRS and Wi-Fi frequency bands.

Laird Connectivity
https://connectivity.lairdtech.com