High Current Air Core Inductors
Coilcraft’s new VS Series air core inductors combine current ratings of up to 57.0 Amps and excellent Q factors, making them ideal for high current IF/RF applications. Other applications include high power filtering, high frequency VRMs where magnetic material must be avoided (e.g., in MRI machines), and as high current IF chokes. The VS Series is offered in three sizes/configurations. The 1010VS measures 10 × 10 mm,with a maximum height of 6.10 mm.
Millimeter Wave Guide Balanced Mixers
Ducommun LaBarge Technologies offers 6 waveguide bands balanced mixers to cover the frequency spectrum from 26.5 to 110 GHz. These mixers employ high power performance GaAs Schottky beam lead diodes and balanced configuration to produce superior performance and a moderate LO pumping level. The mixers are designed for full RF waveguide band operation with extremely wide IF bandwidth. Typical conversion loss for these mixers is 5 to 10 dB. Ducommun mixers can be used for test equipment, communication systems and radar receivers where frequency down conversion is required.
Low-Loss Wideband Hybrid Couplers
EMC Technology has released a new series of low-loss wideband hybrid couplers. The innovative HybriX® signal distribution product family, WH0530TF and WH1727F are the flagships of the new wideband hybrid coupler series power combining efficiency is maximized with low insertion loss and excellent amplitude and phase balance. HybriX products have been the preferred choice by RF and microwave designers in commercial wireless and space/military industries. Samples and evaluation boards are available now for these new low-loss wideband hybrid couplers.
Tunable RF Filters
Fairview Microwave’s tunable RF filters are commonly used in lab environments for testing many frequency bands including PCS, UHF, PMR, Tetra, LTE and WiFi. The tunable bandpass filters and band reject filters, also known as bandstop filters or band-rejection filters, are effective in band selection or frequency discrimination with high attenuation greater than 50 dB, allowing for excellent noise, harmonic and adjacent-band reduction. Fairview’s tunable filters are designed with ruggedized aluminum casings with critical surfaces being silver plated, making them highly durable in a demanding environment.
Digitally Controlled BPSK Modulator
Model M1D-48N-2 is a digitally controlled PIN diode BPSK modulator that operates from 2 to 6 GHz with a phase shift of 180º. The amplitude balance is ±0.5 dB with a phase vs. frequency of ±5.0º. This unit features an insertion loss of less than 2.5 dB with a 1.75:1 VSWR in 50 ohms. The supply voltage accommodates up to ±5 VDC @ ±50 mA with a handling power of +27 dBm CW, 1 W max. It offers TTL compatible logic and the switching speed is less than 100 nsec. max. The package size is 2.25" × 1.38" × 0.50".
G.T. Microwave Inc.,
Broadband Microlithic® IQ Mixers
Nearly all small form factor IQ mixers available on the market today are single octave units with frequency ranges (2:1, i.e. 15 to 23 GHz, 6 to 10 GHz, etc). Marki Microwave is proud to break the mold with the introduction of new Microlithic® IQ mixers, covering bands of 2 to 18 GHz and 4 to 16 GHz. Each of these mixers features excellent phase and superior amplitude balance, leading to typical untuned sideband suppressions of 30 dB.
High Power Reflective Solid State Switch
PMI Model No. P2T-1G1R1G-25-R-SFF-100Wis a single pole, two throw, hermetically sealed reflective switch designed to operate over the 1 to 1.1 GHz frequency range. This model is designed to handle 100 W average input power and 5 W peak having a 17 usec pulse width and 2 percent duty cycle.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.,
Ultra Low Phase Noise DRO
Model SDRO1000-8 is an ultra-low phase noise voltage controlled dielectric resonator oscillator ideal for applications in high quality phase locked sources for single frequency applications. It is a vital signal source for RADAR, test instruments and high speed clocking circuits. This VCO operates at a fundamental output of 10 GHz, with low power consumption from an +8 V supply with less than 25 mA of current. The phase noise is -107 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset; operating temperature from -15° to +75°C.
Synergy Microwave Corp.,
Absorptive VHF Lowpass Filter
The Model AF9349 is a VHF, lowpass absorptive filter, covering the 10 to 150 MHz bandwidth. This high power design is conservatively rated at 500 W CW (passband), and 100 W CW (stopband). The rejection is guaranteed at -50 dB from 300 to 1500 MHz. The rejection is guaranteed at -50 dB from 300 to 1500 MHz. This compact design measures just 4.5" × 1.75" × 1.13", and is ideal for military and commercial applications.
Isolators and Circulators
The HMI and HMC series broadband ferrite junction isolators and circulators are available from 18 to 120 GHz. They utilize a low loss H-plane structure in a modified Y-junction format to provide minimum loss with maximum isolation and bandwidth. 2 GHz bandwidth with 20 dB of isolation are standard. Wider bandwidth, high power handling and magnetic shielding are available in select units.
HXI Millimeter Wave Products,
DAS Band Power Divider
Response Microwave Inc. announced the availability of its new DAS band power dividers for use with distributed antenna applications. The new RMPD2.3000Nf covers the 600 to 3000 MHz band offering typical electrical performance of 0.25 dB insertion loss, VSWR of 13.5:1 and isolation of 20 dB minimum. Power handling is 25 W and the unit is operational over the -35° to +85°C range. Mechanical package is 2" × 2" × 0.75", plus N female connectors. Unit configurations are available in 2-way, 3-way, 4-way, 8-way and 16-way splits.
Response Microwave Inc.,
Cables and Connectors
Board-to-Board Power Pin Connector
Hirose has strengthened its board-to-board power connector product offering with the development of the flexible and customizable IT-P Series. Featuring a 3-piece structure consisting of the mating receptacle, the interposer, and the mounting receptacle, the IT-P Series provides a wide range of variable height interposers to achieve board-to-board stack heights ranging from 13.5 to 44 mm. The low-profile receptacles are designed to ensure an easy reflow assembly process to the PCB.
The QLS® Advanced Quick-Lock solution offers a comprehensive range of advanced product features for reliable, quick lock interconnection. It is fully backward compatible with the quick lock standard offered by the company. Typical features include easy and fast assembly, high packaging density, simple installation without tools and high contact pressure. The range boasts excellent Quick-Lock Antenna Interconnection, color coding of the locking ferrule, which is plastic and thus exhibits very good PIM behavior and high temperature resistance.
IMS Connector Systems,
Expanded-Beam Optical Cable Assemblies
Molex Inc. announced its expanded-beam ruggedized optical cable assemblies, delivering interconnects for use in harsh environments including aerospace and defense tactical communications, security communications, outside broadcast, petrochemical plant, mining and offshore systems. These connectors require minimal cleaning and deliver repeatable, error-free optical transmissions. They can also withstand thousands of mating cycles and feature a field-installable and repairable design to minimize maintenance downtime. The connectors work by utilizing lenses that expand and collimate the light emitting from optical fibers across a sealed connector interface.
SMPS Connector Series
Finally, smaller is better! Check out SV Microwave’s new SMPS connector series, the next generation in miniature blindmate connectors. The line is directly compatible with the G3PO interface. It is 45 percent smaller than the SMP and 30 percent smaller than the SMPM. The SMPS utilizes SV’s threadless design of push-on and blindmate connectors and is capable of frequencies exceeding 100 GHz. Visit the company’s website or email email@example.com for more information.
Nano Circular Connector
TE Connectivity announced its new CeeLok FAS-T nano circular connector. The contact configuration minimizes crosstalk, making it ideal for a variety of markets and applications, including missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), soldier systems and C4ISR. The CeeLok FAS-T nano circular connector’s ergonomic, nano-miniature design requires less weight and bulk. Available in board-mount and cable-applied versions with quick disconnect or threaded coupling options, the connector is suitable for weapons, ground support systems, soldier-worn applications, avionics, instrumentation and down-hole telemetry tools.
Detector Log Video Amplifier
American Microwave Corp. has introduced a form, function and fit replacement for the Detector Log Video Amplifier (Litton part number 27338) utilized in the Litton ALR-85 Radar Warning Receiver and other related platforms. This announcement should be of particular interest to Air Forces looking for parts to maintain their Radar Warning Receiver systems in the F4 and F5 fighter aircraft.
American Microwave Corp.,
Hybrid Power Amplifier
Model 50HM1G6AB-47 is a compact, wide-band, Class AB solid state hybrid power amplifier module that instantaneously covers 1 to 6 GHz. It operates from a single DC voltage and provides 48 dB of typical gain with excellent gain flatness, low noise figure and low intermodulation distortion for military and wireless applications. The unit offers over voltage and RF input overdrive protection and a fault monitor for over/under current. Additional output power levels in Class A and Class AB configurations are available.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation,
Ultra-Wideband Linear Amplifier
Model AMF-5F-04001200-12-10P is a recent addition to MITEQ’s family of low noise, wideband, and ultra-small coaxial LNAs in the 4 to 12 GHz band. This LNA has over 39 dB of gain in a housing that is only 0.89" long and 0.64" wide without the field replaceable SMA connectors. Gain flatness is a maximum of ±1.5 dB. The AMF-5F-04001200-12-10P has a maximum noise figure of 1.2 dB in the full band, though the typical value is 1 dB.
Medium Power Broadband Amplifiers
Pasternack’s new medium power broadband amplifiers are offered in 1 and 2 W models and range in frequency from 2 to 18 GHz depending on the RF amplifier configuration. The excellent performance of these broadband RF amplifiers is achieved using a hybrid microwave integrated circuit design and advanced GaAs PHEMT technology. The connectorized SMA amplifier modules are unconditionally stable and include built-in voltage regulation, bias sequencing, and reverse bias protection for added reliability. These wideband power amplifiers have over-voltage protection that is installed externally for easy repair.
Pasternack Enterprises Inc.,
4 W Power Amplifier
Model AHP1950-21-4036 is a power amplifier offering 40 dB of linear gain and 36 dBm typical output power at 1 dB gain compression point over the frequency range from 17.5 to 21.5 GHz with excellent gain flatness and VSWR. The amplifier has built-in DC voltage regulator and requires a single DC power supply of +9 to 12 V. The package size of the amplifier is 2.6" × 2.0" × 0.50".
Air Cavity Array Packaging
IKE Micro announced the completion of its in-house air cavity array packaging capability. The line includes automatic 01005/0201 SMT placement, die attach from wafer and waffle pack, wedge wire/ribbon and ball bonding, coil attachment, lid marking, lid attachment and dicing of array assemblies.
MicroAmp MH-1 Housing Kit
Twin Industries MicroAmp MH-1 housing kits facilitate rapid prototyping of 2-port circuits. The aluminum enclosure kits include SMA connectors, ground terminal, bias feed-through, cover plate, and mounting hardware. The housing will accommodate a single Twin Industries MB-series circuit board to create a completely shielded 2-port circuit. Enclosure dimensions = 0.920" × 0.750" × 0.375".
10 Amp Backup Power Controller IC
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC3350, a supercapacitor charger and backup controller IC that includes all of the features necessary to provide a complete, stand-alone capacitor-based backup power solution. Many applications require reliable short-term uninterrupted power in the event of a main power failure. The LTC3350 provides all PowerPath™ control, capacitor stack charging and balancing, and capacitor “health” monitoring to ensure that the backup system is capable of reliable operation.
SemiGen Inc. offers limiter diodes that feature fast turn-on time, low loss, low capacitance and resistance, and easy bonding. SemiGen’s RF Supply Center provides high-quality limiter diodes that can be supplied in chip form or in a choice of packages. The SemiGen SLP7100 series of limiter diodes is processed with a high-resistivity epi that has thin, intrinsic layers. These devices are typically in the 2 to 20 micron range of epi thickness and can be gold-doped to achieve specific performance goals.
Voltage Controlled Oscillator
Crystek’s CVCO55CC-3274-3280 VCO operates from 3274 to 3280 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 to 4.7 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +5 dBm. The model CVCO55CC-3274-3280 is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5" × 0.5" SMD package. Input voltage is 8 V, with a max. current consumption of 30 mA. Pulling and pushing are minimized to 3 MHz and 0.1 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is -12 dBc typical.
E-Band Active × 4 Multiplier
Model SFA-713863410-12KF-S1 is a 71 to 86 GHz × 4 active multiplier which is designed for E-Band communications and automotive radar applications. The active multiplier converts 17.75 to 21.5 GHz/+5 dBm input signal to deliver 71 to 86 GHz frequency band with a typical +10 dBm output power. The spurious and harmonic suppressions of the multiplier are 60 dBc, 20 dBc or better, respectively. The multiplier draws 250 mA current from a +8 Vdc DC power supplier.
SAGE Millimeter Inc.,
Direct Digital Synthesizer
Ultraview Corp. announced a dual DDS PCIe board with rapid profile switching for demanding uses in communications, radar, medical imaging, spectroscopy, RF/microwave testing and other critical applications. The Synth1000x2 can be set to produce two independent sine wave outputs, the frequency, amplitude, optional sweep rate and phase of which can either be changed manually using either a LabVIEWTM or QT GUI, or alternatively can be dynamically switched in real time (in under 50 ns), allowing the creation of complex modulated carriers, or rapid waveform sequences.
PNA-X Network Analyzer
Agilent Technologies Inc. expanded the PNA-X family of network analyzers with an 8.5 GHz model that supports lower-frequency devices used in wireless communication applications. The PNA-X nonlinear vector network analyzer (NVNA) has also been expanded to include an 8.5 GHz model. The new solutions provide engineers developing and manufacturing active devices the flexibility to select just the right frequency required for their specific application. The 8.5 GHz PNA-X offers the unmatched performance and capabilities needed to deliver on all fronts.
Agilent Technologies Inc.,
DAS Tray DCC500 Series
Microlab is releasing the active DAS tray DCC500 Series as part of the low PIM DAS tray product line. The DAS Control Rack (DCR) is the monitoring and controlling unit for Microlab’s DCC Series® product offering. The stand-alone 19" rack mount 1RU system allows for real time monitoring of 8 independent wideband channels, 698 to 2700 MHz. These channels are comprised of 4 uplink and 4 downlink sections that can be monitored and controlled locally or remotely.
RF Signal Generators
Mini-Circuits SSG-series portable synthesized signal generators are high-performance and cost-effective signal sources ideal for production, lab and field test environments. All models come standard with pulse modulation, frequency and power level scheduling for applications requiring automation capability, frequency hopping, USB control and GUI software. Special features include, high power output, low harmonics, expanded frequency range, AM, PM and FM capability, frequency resolution in step sizes as small as 0.01 Hz, power level resolution in step sizes as small as 0.001 dB, fast tuning (< 300 µs), and TCP/IP Ethernet control.