Ultra-high Speed Attenuator

The model ADVAN-218-15DD options HS25NS and 5B is a 2 to 18 GHz digitally variable attenuator. This model offers a dynamic range of 15 dB in 0.5 dB steps and uses 5 bit binary control. The switching speed is 15 ns maximum, 6 ns typical. The insertion loss is 3 dB at 2 GHz and 6 dB at 18 GHz. The VSWR is 2.0 maximum with 1.25 typically at 2 GHz and 1.53 typically at 18 GHz. Size: 2.0" x 1.9" x 0.45".

American Microwave Corp.,
Frederick, MD
(301) 662-4700,

PCS Circulator

The model D3C1720N is a PCS circulator that supports the frequency range of 1.7 to 2 GHz. This design is geared towards service providers, base station installers and in-building wireless applications. The unit comes standard with type-N female connectors. This circulator offers a 20 dB minimum isolation, 0.4 dB maximum insertion loss and 1.25 maximum VSWR. Power handling is 150 W average and 750 W peak. Size: 1.25" x 1.25" x 0.73". Delivery: in-stock item.

DiTom Microwave Inc.,
Fresno, CA
(559) 255-7045,

Digital Attenuator

The model DA-1-425-50-13 is a single bit digital attenuator that covers 400 to 450 MHz. Typical specifications include 32 dB attenuation, 1.6 VSWR, TTL control, +5 VDC at 5 mA, +15 dBm input power, 1 ms maximum switching speed and an operating temperature of –40° to +85°C. Size: 0.81" x 0.81" x 0.15" surface-mount package.

Lorch Microwave,
Salisbury, MD
(410) 860-5100,

Double Ridge Couplers

These double ridge waveguide multihole couplers offer high directivity and ultra flat coupling. The design for double ridge coupler arrays combined with precision machining practice achieves full band directivities of greater than 40 dB and typically in excess of 45 dB; full band flatness is held to ±1 dB. Coupling values ranging from 10 to 50 dB are available and compact versions can be engineered.

Flann Microwave Ltd.,
Cornwall, England
+44 (0) 1208 77777,

Low Frequency Wideband Limiter

The model LS251-136 is a low frequency wideband limiter that operates in a frequency range of 30 MHz to 2.5 GHz. This limiter can give protection to RF components from 1 W CW up to 100 W peak power of 1 ms pulse width. The input VSWR is 2:1 maximum. The typical limiting threshold is +6 dBm and the flat leakage is +16 dBm maximum.

Herotek Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 941-8399,

Digital Phase Shifter

The model DPL-1214-6 is an L-band digital phase shifter that offers low loss and high power. This model is a 6-bit solid-state phase shifter with 5.625° phase increment, that operates from 1200 to 1400 MHz. The unit offers an insertion loss of 1.20 dB and 0.35 dB insertion loss variation over a 360° phase shift. This phase shifter provides capability of “hot” switching between phase states and on/off RF switching under input power 100 W CW.

Jersey Microwave LLC,
Hackettstown, NJ
(908) 684-2390,

Non-ceramic Laminate

This non-ceramic, laminate-based solution is designed for RF integrated passive devices and RF module substrates. The I3002 embeds, in a single component, all of the RF passive functions required for a dual-band wireless LAN application. This technology provides a platform for embedding RF passives into integrated passive devices and RF module substrates. The I3002 integrates two diplexers, two transmit filters and two receive filters in a 3.3 x 7 x 0.65 mm device. This product is targeted at IEEE 802.11 b/g/a wireless LAN applications, which operate in the 2.4 to 2.5 GHz and 4.9 to 5.9 GHz bands.

Atlanta, GA
(404) 526-6046,

MMDS Duplexer

The model WSD-00403 is an MMDS duplexer that offers high isolation and low insertion loss for FDM broadband wireless access, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communication systems in the 2500 to 2700 MHz frequency range. This duplexer offers low insertion loss of 0.50 dB over a receive passband frequency range of 2500 to 2566 MHz, and transmit frequency range of 2620 to 2686 MHz, with passband ripple specified at a low 0.4 dB p-p maximum. Size: 7.72" x 3.75" x 2.85".

K&L Microwave Inc.,
Salisbury, MD
(410) 749-2424,

Power Splitters/Combiners

The ZX10-4 family of four-way 0° power splitters/combiners operates at 800 to 3000 MHz. These devices are good for panel mount, conserving space on a panel maintaining high isolation of 20 dB typical and low insertion loss of 0.6 dB typical. These splitters/combiners are ideal for antenna arrays, signal distribution and test bench use. Price: $38.95 (1-24).

Brooklyn, NY
(718) 934-4500,

High Isolation Diplexer

This diplexer provides 60 dB of isolation between Tx band of 5250 to 5290 MHz, and Rx band of 5310 to 5350 MHz. Typical insertion loss is 1.5 dB with better than 17 dB of return loss. These units can be furnished with built-in detectors.

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

Absorptive Bessel Filter

The model LBA is a surface-mount fourth-order absorptive Bessel filter that provides the flat group delay response necessary to avoid distortion of digital signals. This LBA operates at 50 to 4000 MHz and offers a power rating of 0.5 W, VSWR of 1.5, DC to 2 x fc and a surface-mount configuration. Signal distortion due to impedance mismatches is avoided by the absorptive structure. These filters are well matched to 50 W transmission lines, far into the reject band.

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

Filtered Terminal Blocks

These back plane mount filtered terminal blocks eliminate unwanted EMI without major design changes. These blocks provide good EMI/RFI filtering of power and control lines in various applications, which include telecommunications equipment and instrumentation. Offered with 2 to 6 lines, these blocks have an effective insertion loss range from 10 MHz to 10 GHz. The capacitance range is 2000 to 5000 pF with a temperature range of –55° to +105°C.

Tusonix Inc.,
Tucson, AZ
(520) 744-0400,


Broadband Surface-mount Noise Module

The model SMN7114 is a broadband surface-mount technology amplified noise module. This module is designed for a wide range of applications. It boasts high output of 45 dB ENR over a frequency range of 100 MHz to 3 GHz. The SMN7114 features an onboard voltage regulator for noise that is extremely stable even if the DC supply is not. It also features on/off shutdown circuitry for easy to implement microprocessor control.

Micronetics Inc.,
Hudson, NH
(603) 883-2900,

High Power Transmitter Combiner

This high power transmitter combiner is designed for base station GSM, DCS, PCS and UMTS systems. These transmitters operate at a frequency range of 850 to 2170 MHz. The combiners display low operation temperature and stability for maximum reliability and energy efficiency. This line of base station power combiners offers a VSWR < 1.25, a third-order intermodulation of –70 dBc and an operating temperature of –30° to +60°C.

Renaissance Electronics Corp.,
Harvard, MA
(978) 772-7774,

System-on-Chip Solution

The model SiW4000™ is a highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) Bluetooth® solution with an enhanced data rate. This model is specifically designed for mobile phone applications. Developed using a 0.13 micron CMOS process technology with inherently lower operating voltage, the SiW4000 consumes low power consumption. Efficient memory utilization and small die size allow the SiW4000 to be assembled in an easy-to-use 4.5 x 4.5 mm ball grid array package.

RF Micro Devices Inc.,
Greensboro, NC
(336) 664-1233,

Stainless Steel Connector

The model TC-400-NMH-RA-SS (3190-1668) is an N male right angle passivated stainless steel connector for the LMR-400 series of low loss coaxial cables. This connector exhibits low loss and good VSWR performance up through the highest ISM frequency band of 5.8 GHz. LMR® cables are flexible, non-kinking, low loss RF transmission line cables that utilize easy-to-install connectors and are suitable for use as antenna feeders, system jumpers and interconnects. Price: $13.50. Delivery: available from stock.

Times Microwave Systems,
Wallingford, CT
(203) 949-8400,


InGaP HBT Power Amplifiers

The model HMC452QS16G and model HMC453QS16G are InGaP HBT MMIC power amplifiers designed for applications in cellular/3G, basestations and repeaters from 450 to 2200 MHz. The HMC452QS16G 1 W and the HMC453QS16G 1.6 W linear power amplifiers deliver output P1dB up to +32 dBm and output IP3 as high as +50 dBm. With a CDMA2000 test signal, the HMC453QS16G delivers +22.5 dBm of output power for –55 dBc of adjacent channel power.

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

High Performance Amplifier

The model ECM168 is a 1.9 GHz power amplifier module that utilizes InGaP HBT process technology. Key features include: 33.5 dBm output power, a single 10 V supply, 33 dB typical gain and good ACPR2 at 600 kHz offset. No negative voltage is required and the efficiency is in excess of 20 percent. Size: 29 x 13 x 4 mm.

WJ Communications Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 577-6200,

Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier

The model MSDLVA-2020-70 options 48 and SE is a successive detection log video amplifier (SDLVA) that operates from 4 to 8 GHz. This unit offers high speed and utilizes GaAs technology in a compact size. The dynamic range is 80 dB, VSWR is 1.6 typical and the TSS is –73 dBm typical. The logging range is –65 to +15 dBm and frequency flatness is ±1 dB typical. Size: 4.6" x 0.98" x 0.24".

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

WLAN Power Amplifier

The model SKY65006 is a highly efficient WLAN power amplifier (PA) that operates from 2.4 to 2.5 GHz and is for 802.11 b/g applications. A key feature of this PA is its versatility to be biased at higher voltage levels to deliver an additional 15 percent of output power for improved performance in access point and higher voltage USB designs. The PA delivers 17 dBm of linear output power for 802.11g and 20 dBm of linear output power for 802.11b, while consuming a low 100 and 120 mA of power, respectively, while operating from a 3.3 V supply. Size: 3 x 3 mm. Price: $0.55 (100,000).

Skyworks Solutions Inc.,
Woburn, MA
(781) 376-3000,


High Performance Antenna

The model HPCPE-23RS Discriminator™ is a one-foot diameter antenna that has first sidelobes 23 dB down from the main beam. This performance greatly reduces interference from other microwave transmitters when co-location is required. This series operates in the 23 GHz band and meets stringent FCC category A requirements.

Radio Waves,
N. Billerica, MA
(978) 459-8800,


Frequency Synthesizer

The model LX-1450 is a serially-programmable frequency synthesizer that covers the frequency range of 950 to 1450 MHz in 10 kHz to 1 MHz step sizes. It operates off +5 VDC at < 55 mA, has > +7 dBm output and exhibits phase noise better than –80 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. This synthesizer is designed for VSAT applications. Size: 0.75" x 0.75" x 0.15".

EM Research Inc.,
Verdi, NV
(775) 345-2411,

Frequency Synthesizer

This S- and X-band frequency synthesizer is designed for sensitive converter applications. The TLSD units operate from 4 to 10 GHz (in bands) and provide good spectral quality. The unit is housed in an EMI shielded enclosure with filtered connectors for minimum radiation. Key features include: output frequencies up to 10 GHz direct and to 20 GHz with an x2 multiplier, bandwidths up to 2 GHz, rugged EMI shielded enclosure and all standard interface options selectable within the unit (RS232, RS422, RS485).

Luff Research,
Floral Park, NY
(516) 358-2880,

MMIC Feedback Oscillator

The model 9OSC0315 is a gallium arsenide (GaAs) hetero-bipolar transistor (HBT) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) voltage-controlled feedback oscillator (VCO). This model uses an on-chip filter to provide the necessary oscillation conditions. The circuit consists of a linear Lange-coupled phase shifter, a Lange-coupled quadrature generator, a differential amplifier, a four-quadrant I/Q modulator and an output buffer differential amplifier. From 5.5 to 8.4 GHz, this VCO achieves +4 dBm fundamental output power and +1 dBm divide-by-four output power.

Mimix Broadband Inc.,
Houston, TX
(281) 988-4600,

Oven-controlled Crystal Oscillators

The VFTNH series is an oven-controlled crystal oscillator that offers a power consumption of < 120 mW, a frequency range up to 220 MHz and low phase noise of –165 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset typical. The VFTNH can be used in a number of applications including telecommunications, data communications, microwave sources, battery powered systems and equipment, GPS, instrumentation and SARSAT Beacons.

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



The delair® Etsiline pressurizers 32 and 52 are equipped with two heat-regenerated absorbers, an air compressor, a pressure relief valve and a microprocessor controlled printed circuit board. The combination results in an attractive pressurizer, which is suitable for fully continuous and automatic operation. These pressurizers were created as a result of humidity leakage problems that occur shortly after installation. The 32 and 52 guarantee a sufficient removal of water vapour, which results in a reduced risk of corrosion and arcing and keeps the transmission performance at maximum efficiency. The benefit is low maintenance costs with optimum service to users.

SPX Air Treatment
B.V., Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
(+31) 76 5085800,

Test Equipment

20 GHz Measurement System

This microwave mixer measurement system speeds up the development, tuning, setup and testing of microwave mixers and frequency converters. This system combines new measurement software with two high frequency test instruments – the 20 GHz IFR6813 microwave generator and the 20 GHz IFR6843 microwave system analyzer – into one streamlined system. Key measurements include insertion loss/gain, RF frequency response, input return loss and group delay. Price: $89,000.

Aeroflex Inc.,
Plainview, NY
(516) 694-6700,

Real-time Oscilloscope and Probing Measurement System

This Infiniium DSO80000 series of oscilloscopes and the InfiniiMax II series probing measurement systems include 10, 12 and 13 GHz versions. This oscilloscope and probing measurement system offers a maximum real-time bandwidth of 13 GHz and a maximum sample rate of 40 GSa/s. The performance level of these new offerings is vital to engineers designing high speed serial buses, RF and wireless products, and other ultra-high speed electronics. This series features a wide variety of software packages to match the oscilloscope to specific measurement needs.

Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Palo Alto, CA
(800) 429-4444,

EM Test Simulator

The model UCS 200M is an ultra-compact simulator for automotive transients. This tester incorporates EFT/burst generation, micropulse generation as per international standards and worldwide vehicle manufacturer specifications, and the coupling network to carry EUT currents of up to 200A depending on the configuration. Apart from the standard test pulses the UCS 200M offers a FreeStyle mode via the ISM ISO 4 software, to allow the generation of micropulses with variable test voltages, rise times and pulse durations.

AR Worldwide,
Souderton, PA
(215) 723-8181,


Inductive Output Tube

The model TH 713 is an inductive output tube (IOT) that has been specially developed to meet requirements for the free electron laser (X-FEL) and energy recovery Linacs (ERL) concepts to be used in fourth-generation synchrotron light sources. It is a high efficiency tube intended for applications requiring low continuous wave power, to be used in supra cavities. The tube delivers 15 kW CW output power, with typical gain of 20 dB and bandwidth of 1 MHz at –1 dB.

Thales Electron Devices,
Cedex, France
+33 (0) 1 30 70 36 40,