Pasternack has released a line of waveguide direct read attenuators for instrumentation, test benches, high efficiency RF/Microwave transmissions, SATCOM, MILCOM, radar and telecom applications. Pasternack’s direct read attenuators are available in WR-42 to WR-10 waveguide standards operating in seven waveguide bands within the 18 to 110 GHz frequency range. They boast +/- 2% typical attenuation accuracy.
Already well known for its extensive range of test cables and comprehensive equipment cabling, AtlanTecRF launched its top-performing series of VNA test cables designed for use with vector network analyser set-ups to 50 GHz. The AVC series of low loss VNA test cables in both 40 and 50 GHz versions offer excellent RF performance in an ultra-flexible construction with superb crush resistance and a jacket which stands up to the high abrasion levels.
Anritsu Co. released a version of its award-winning SkyBridge Tools™ Test Manager that supports OTDR measurements to establish the industry’s first comprehensive field test automation tool that supports both RF and optical testing. By reducing test time by as much as 90% and increasing accuracy more than 10 times, SkyBridge Tools dramatically simplifies network installation verification.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a high efficiency power doubler designed to support DOCSIS 3.1 CATV hybrid fiber coax (HFC) requirements. The Skyworks ACA2429 offers 26.3 dB typical gain with 1dB tilt over the bandwidth of 50 to 1218 MHz. Ideal for HFC distribution systems and headend equipment, the ACA2429 operates from 24 V using 430 mA.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a X-band GaN power amplifier from Qorvo. The TGM2635-CP operates from 7.9 to 11 GHz and provides 100 W of saturated output power with 22.5 dB of large signal gain and greater than 35% power-added efficiency. It is offered in a 10-lead 19.05 mm x 19.05 mm bolt-down package with a pure Cu base for superior thermal management.
Model 500S1G6 is a 500 W CW solid-state amplifier that has 57 dB gain, delivers 100% rated output power without foldback over the instantaneous 0.7 to 6 GHz band and can survive ∞:1 output VSWR. Applications include radiated susceptibility testing, EW jammers, and wireless system and device stress screening tests.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 10 W power handling VPIN limiter from Qorvo. The TGL2217-SM protects receiver chains in commercial and military radar, communications systems and electronic warfare applications. Providing frequency coverage from 100 MHz to 20 GHz, flat leakage power is <18. 5 dBm. Both input and output ports are matched to 50 ohms with return loss of >15 dB.
SemiGen Inc. has added a series of fixed attenuator pads to its expanding product offerings. SemiGen offers a selection of fixed attenuators pads with an attenuation of 0 to 100 dB. These attenuator pads feature precise resistor films and superior metallization resulting in a flat response from DC to up to 50 GHz. Attenuator pads offer power handling from 1 to 5 W continuous wave.
TRAK, a Microwave brand of Smiths Interconnect, has announced it has added a 4-port, ferrite-based, C-band circulator to our line of products. Integrating forward and reverse power detectors that operate up to 75 W CW, TRAK offers radar and communications systems designers a unique solution for reducing components and lowering costs while striving to enhance signal clarity.
Rogers Corp. announced an addition to its RO4000® Series thermoset circuit materials: RO4830™ high-frequency laminates. RO4830 laminates offer 76 to 81 GHz auto radar sensor designers a lower-cost-but-performance-competitive option. Rogers RO4830 laminates have a lower price point and are processed by means of standard epoxy/glass (FR-4) circuit fabrication methods, for lower overall production costs versus PTFE-based circuits.