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American Microwave Corp.

Company Profile

Contact Information

Phone: (301) 662-4700
Fax: (301) 662-4938

Location

American Microwave Corp.
7309 Grove Road, Ste. A
Frederick MD 21704
United States

Since its founding in 1978 by Raymond L. Sicotte, American Microwave Corporation (AMC) has become a leader in the design and manufacture of DC to 40 GHz Solid State Control Components. AMC is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art technology as well as uniformly high quality microwave components and subsystems. AMC's vertically integrated manufacturing plant makes it possible to design, machine and manufacture microwave hardware; which means total technology, quality and schedule control on all prototype and production orders.

Products

Reflective Switch: SWN-2DR- STD

March 18, 2014

SWN-2DR-STDModel SWN-2DR- STD is a SPDT solid state reflective switch capable of operating from 8 to 18 GHz and can handle 40 W of CW power. The switch has a maximum Insertion Loss of 2 dB, VSWR of 2.0:1 maximum and an isolation of >40 dB. It has a maximum switching speed of 150 nSec. Switching rate is 500 KHz max. Input and output connectors are SMA (F) and solder pins for TTL and power supplies.

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Solid State Absorptive Switch: SWN-18DT

April 04, 2012

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American Microwave’s model SWN-18DT is a low profile SP18T solid state absorptive switch capable of operating from 0.5 to 10 GHz and handling more than 20 W of CW power. This switch is designed for high volume production offering very repeatable specifications.

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SP9T Solid State Switch

April 04, 2012

CWsp9tAmerican Microwave Corp. offers an operating L-Band, SP9T solid state switch that offers 1.6 dB insertion loss, >45 dB isolation, better than 1.5:1 VSWR, TTL control and handles up to 100 W CW.

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0.1 to 20 GHz Digitally Controlled Variable Attenuator

January 17, 2011

AMMicrowaveAGT-2000-70DD_pic1smallAmerican Microwave Corp. offers Model AGTN-0320-60DD-100, a digitally controlled variable attenuator with 60 dB dynamic range. The unit is designed to operate between the 0.1 to 20 GHz frequency range with an insertion loss of 5 dB maximum, switching time of 1 uS typical (100 nS goal), and a VSWR of 2.2:1 maximum.

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1.9 TO 2.1 GHz, SP2T, ABSORPTIVE SWITCH

January 17, 2011

AmericanMWAGTN-0320-60DD-100smallAmerican Microwave Corp. (AMC) proudly announces its latest development a SP2T, ABSORPTIVE, PIN diode switch that operates from 1.9 to 2.1 GHz. The isolation is 55 dB with an insertion loss of 2.0 dB and a VSWR of 1.8:1. The switching speed is 50 nS Rise/Fall and 100 nS On/Off at +20 dBm maximum RF input power.

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10 MHz TO 2.0 GHz, 70dB, DIGITAL ATTENUATOR

January 17, 2011

AMMicrowaveSWN-2181-2A-010-2F_pic1smallAmerican Microwave Corp. (AMC) proudly announces its latest development an Ultra Broadband, 10 MHz to 2.0 GHz Digitally Controlled Voltage Variable Attenuator. The Attenuator has a 70dB Dynamic Range, 1.75:1 Typical VSWR (at 0dB Attenuation) and 10 Bit True Binary Logic.

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40/45 dB, MINIATURE, 2 TO 18 GHz, DLVA

January 17, 2011

AmMW2LVD-218-50_picA line of Detector Log Video Amplifiers, in both 40/45dB and 70dB models with a variety of available packages and capabilities. The Model No: LVD-218-50 is a 40/45dB, miniature, 2.0 to 18.0 GHz (other Frequency Bands Available), DC-Coupled, Detector Log Video Amplifier. The VSWR is 3.0:1, the RF operating input power is +13 dBm. The rise time is 20 nS and the recovery time is 200 nS Max.

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50 kHz to 18 GHz Resistive Bias Tee

January 17, 2011

AMMicrowaveBT-50K18-PS-RES_pic1smallAmerican Microwave Corporation offers Model Number BT-50K18 with Options PS, and RES which is a Resistive Bias Tee Designed for 50kHz to 18 GHz Frequency Range. The VSWR is 1.75:1 Typical, and the Insertion Loss is 0.75 Typical while the Isolation is 60 dB Minimum.

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AMERICAN MICROWAVE CORPORATION PROGRAMMABLE

January 17, 2011

American_Microwave_AttenuatorsmallAMERICAN MICROWAVE CORPORATION, INC. announces an improved programmable attenuator. This incorporates a new linearization circuit to enable fast and accurate attenuation switching. The new design focuses on quick settling and stable operation over temperature extremes. Switching between any attenuation level is typically settled within 1 dB in about 400ns.

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BROAD BAND VARIABLE ATTENUATOR/MODULATOR

January 17, 2011

AMMicAGT-2018-60D-100-RWAmerican Microwave Corp. offers Model AGT-2018-60D-100 option RW, a broad band variable attenuator/modulator with 60 dB dynamic range, designed to operate over the full 0.5 to 18 GHz frequency range with a rise and fall time of 3 uSec maximum, a VSWR of 2.2:1 maximum, an insertion loss of 5.2 dB maximum, and a transfer function of 10 dB/V.

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DC to 40 GHz, Absorptive, Ultra High Speed, SPST Switch

January 17, 2011

AmericanMWSWCH1-DC40-SKAmerican Microwave Corp. (AMC) is proud to announce the development of its Model No.: SWCH1-DC40-SK. This SPST switch operates between the DC to 40 GHz frequency range with an insertion loss of 6.8 dB maximum, isolation of 55 dB minimum, and with an ultra high speed switching time of 15 nS maximum.

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Digital Programmable Attenuator

January 17, 2011

AMC_pic5American Microwave Corp. announces its latest product development. AMC Model Number 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, VSWR of 2.0:1.

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High Efficiency, Small Size 40/45 dB DLVA

January 17, 2011

AmMicLVD-910-85-N-EGGAmerican Microwave Corp offers a high efficiency, small size 40/45 dB DLVA with picowatt snsitivity: Model number LVD-910-85 option N-EGG. It operates over the frequency range of 9.3 to 10.8 GHz. This DLVA has a logging range of -80 dBm to -40/-35 dBm (TSS -85 dBm) minimum, with linearity error of less than ±0.75 dB and frequency flatness of ±1.0 dB.

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Integrated 70 dB Detector Log Video Amplifier

January 17, 2011

AmericanMWMDLVD-618-70-AD-ETHER_picsmallAmerican Microwave offers an integrated 70 dB Detector Log Video Amplifier, Model Number: MDLVD-618-70-AD-ETHER, with a 16 Bit Digital Output through an Ethernet Interface.

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MINIATURE BROAD BAND HIGH ISOLATION, RADIAL SP8T SWITCH

January 17, 2011

AmericanMWMSR-8DT-07-AKG-STThe AMC Model No: MSR-8DT-07- AKG-STANDARD Option 0120 is An Absorptive / Non-Reflective SP8T, Broad Band Switch that is surface mountable, miniature in size. It works from 0.1 GHz to 20 GHz. Insertion Loss is 6 dB Maximum and has Isolation of 110 dB Minimum.

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Miniature Voltage Controlled Attenuator

January 17, 2011

AmMW2MVVAN-30M3-40-SP-HPR2W-FK_picAmerican Microwave Corporation is pleased to offer our model number: MVVAN-30M3-40-SP with Options HPR2W, and FK which is a Miniature Voltage Controlled Attenuator.

This model Operates from 30.0 MHz to 2.8 GHz with a Very Low Insertion Loss of only 1.5 dB. The VSWR is 2.0:1 and an IP3 of 15 dB.

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Phase Invariant Digital Programmable Attenuator

January 17, 2011

PI-DVAN-8012-JC_100This Phase Invariant Digital Programmable Attenuator offers essentially constant phase, adjustable attenuation over 40 dB in the 8 to 12 GHz range. It utilizes a unique double balanced arrangement of diodes and quadrature couplers to achieve the phase independent attenuation characteristics usable over 6 to 18 GHz.

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PIN Diode Switch

January 17, 2011

MSN-2DT-05-INDThe model MSN-2DT-05-IND with option 561R310H01 is an absorptive, SPDT PIN diode switch that operates from 50 to 500 MHz. This hermetically sealed switch offers a typical insertion loss of less than 1 dB, a typical isolation of 65 dB and a typical VSWR of 1.25.

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PIN Diode Switch SWNN-3DR-06T

January 17, 2011

PinDiodeSwitchSWNNThe engineers and technicians at AMC have worked together to develop a new PIN diode switch circuit that allows for excellent insertion loss and isolation. Initial configurations will be SPST and SP3T. AMC Model Number SWNN-3DR-06T is a SP3T Reflective Solid State PIN Diode Switch with very low loss.

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Programmable Attenuator: DVAT-0518-60-8-SK-193

January 17, 2011

ProgramAttenDVATAMERICAN MICROWAVE CORPORATION, INC. announces an improved programmable 0.5 to 18 GHz attenuator. This incorporates a new driver circuit with faster switching and more accurate attenuation. Low insertion loss and stable operation over temperature extremes.

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PROGRAMMABLE ATTENUATOR: DVAT-0518-60-8-SK-196

January 17, 2011

AmericanMWDVAT-0518-60-8-SK-196_picsmallAMERICAN MICROWAVE CORPORATION, INC. announces an improved programmable 0.5 to 18 GHz attenuator. This incorporates a new driver circuit with faster switching and more accurate attenuation. Low insertion loss and stable operation over temperature extremes.

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Programmable Attenuator: M-DVAN-6018-60DD-SK

January 17, 2011

AAmerican_Microwave_Product_Photo_asmallmerican Microwave Corporation Inc. announces an improved programmable attenuator. This attenuator incorporates a new linearization circuit to enable fast and accurate attenuation switching. The new design focuses on quick settling and stable operation over temperature extremes.

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SOLID STATE DETECTOR LOG VIDEO AMPLIFIER

January 17, 2011

AmericanMWLVD-709804-50-7193141smallThe AMC Model Number: LVD-709804-50- 7193141 Option CS is a 7.9 to 8.4GHz, DC Coupled Detector Log Video Amplifier for continuous wave applications. It includes an input lowpass filter, temperature sensor circuitry, MIL-STD-461E EMI shielding, and it is environmentally sealed. Supply Voltage is +28V @ 225 mA Maximum.

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SP10T Absorptive Switch

January 17, 2011

SP10TabsorptiveSwitchThe model MSN-10DT-05-DEC-M options NE, 100M18, 3SS, 45004, is an SP10T absorptive switch that operates from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. Insertion loss is ≤ 2.25 dB at 100 MHz and ≤ 4.15 dB at 18 GHz. Isolation is ≥ 95 dB at 100 MHz and ≥ 60 dB at 18 GHz.

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SP2T Reflective Switch

January 17, 2011

American_MicrowaveSWN-RAYR-2DRThe model SWN-RAYR-2DR is a single-pole, two-throw, reflective switch module with options HPE2W, HS30NS and LVT25MV.

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SP2T Terminated Switch

January 17, 2011

SP2TterminatedSwitchThe model SWN-218-2DT option NS is a single-pole, two-throw, terminated switch module that offers an insertion loss of 1.2 dB typical, high isolation of 80 dB minimum and an integral TTL driver.

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SPST Absorptive Switch with Adjustable Rise Times

January 17, 2011

AmericanMWMSN-1DT-AS-HPR1W-0518-DJsmallAmerican Microwave Corporation offers the Absorptive Single Pole, Single Throw Switch, Model Number MSN-1DT-AS-HPR1W Options 0518, and DJ, with the Capability of Adjusting the Rise Time in Four Discrete Steps of 25 nS ±10 nS, 50 nS ±10 nS, 75 nS ± 10 nS, and 100 nS ±15 nS through a 2-Bit Decoder Via Solder Pins and with a Low Insertion loss of 3.5 dB Typical and a Very High Isolation of 90 db Typical.

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SPST Switch: SWM-6000-1DTU

January 17, 2011

SWM-6000-1DTU-ECL-GBThe model SWM-6000-1DTU option 011 is an absorptive/non-reflective SPST switch that operates from 10 MHz to 6 GHz (other frequencies are available). Insertion loss is less than or equal to 1.25 dB at 10 MHz and less than or equal to 3.5 dB at 6 GHz.

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SPST, 10 TO 20 GHz, SWITCH

January 17, 2011

AmMicSW-2184-1-1020_picsmallAmerican Microwave Corporation (AMC) Switch, Model SW-2184-1 Option 1020 is a SPST switch without an integral driver. They are broadband, nominally 2 to 18 GHz. The Option 1020 has been tuned and adjusted to perform over the bandwidth of 10 GHz to 20 GHz with a Minimum Isolation of 70dB at a Maximum Insertion Loss of 2.5dB with a VSWR of 1.9:1 Maximum.

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Switch Matrix on a Substrate

January 17, 2011

SwitchMatrixAmerican Microwave Corp. brings microwave integrated circuit technology to the solid-state switch matrix resulting in a hybrid switch matrix on a single substrate. Using a multilayer substrate, AMC is able to design for SMT production various configurations of RF/microwave switches with custom driver/logic circuitry and custom mechanical requirements.

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SWITCHED BIT ATTENUATOR ARRAY

January 17, 2011

AmMW2SAA-218-6-093-013542_picSWITCHED BIT ATTENUATOR ARRAY Planar Monolithics Industries Model No: SAA-218-6-093-013542 is an Array of Six Switched Bit Attenuators (AMC Model No: SBA-218-6) operating from 2 to 18 GHz. This Assembly provides Switchable RF Attenuation for Six Signal Paths.

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ULTRA-HIGH SPEED PULSE MODULATOR

January 17, 2011

AmMW2SWM-DJV-1DT-2ATT_picAMC Model No: SWM-DJV-1DT-2ATT is an Ultra-High Speed Pulse Modulator with ≤2nS Rise and Fall times with a ≤20nS Min. Pulse Width @ 50% Duty Cycle. The Modulator operates from 0.5 to 20.0 GHz and can handle RF Input Power up to +20 dBm with only ±10mV Max. Video Transient.

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News

PMI and AMC head in new, separate directions

May 14, 2013

Raymond Sicotte, chairman and CEO of American Microwave Corp. (AMC), and Ashok (Ash) Gorwara, chairman, president and CEO of Planar Monolithics Industries Inc. (PMI), wish to announce that they have completed realignment and separation of AMC and PMI.

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