3H Communication Systems announced its new micro and nano thin filter product lines. These filters are now available from 50 MHz to 6 GHz with bandwidths up to 100%. The micro-thin and nano-thin products offer low insertion loss and 60 dB ultimate rejection. The micro-thin height is specified at 0.09" and the nano-thin height is specified at 0.08".
3H Communication Systems,
High Temperature MLCCs
AVX Corp. has introduced a new series of high temperature MLCCs rated for an industry leading 250°C. Designed to accommodate the rapidly emerging military and commercial market demands for capacitors capable of high-reliability, long lifetime performance at operating temperatures in excess of the current 125°C requirement, the new AT series capacitors exhibit high current handling capabilities, high volumetric efficiency, high insulation resistance, and extremely low ESR and ESL.
Low, Medium and High Power Attenuators
Fairview Microwave Inc. announced its new family of 25, 50 and 100 W attenuators with operating frequencies up to 18 GHz depending on the configuration. There is a total of 236 new part numbers in this attenuator release from Fairview Microwave. Attenuation options include 3, 6, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 dB models for most connector styles. These attenuators can be ordered with in-series connector configurations including SMA, TNC, Type-N and 7/16 DIN.
Fairview Microwave Inc.,
Digitally Controlled PIN Diode I&Q Vector Modulator
Model M2L-42A-5JJ is a digitally controlled PIN diode I&Q vector modulator that operates from 4.4 to 5 GHz with a dynamic range of 20 dB and 360 degrees. The amplitude balance is ±1 dB with a phase vs. frequency of ±7 degrees. This unit features an insertion loss of less than 11 dB with a 1.80:1 VSWR in 50 Ohms. The supply voltage accommodates up to ±12 to ±15 VDC at ±100 mA.
G.T. Microwave Inc.,
X-Band High Power Limiter
Herotek offers a new X-Band high power limiter with high power protection 100W CW and 1 KW peak (1 Microsec pulse width). Model LS0812PP100A operates from 8 to 12 GHz. It is ideal for radar application. The limiter has maximum insertion loss of 2 dB, maximum VSWR of 2:1, typical limiting threshold is +4 dBm, max input peak (1 Microsec pulse width) is 1000 W. Typical leakage power at 1 W CW input is +6 dBm, at 25 W CW input, +10 dBm, and at 100 W CW input, +13 dBm.
Compact Low PIM Loads
MECA’s new compact low PIM (-160 dBc typ.) 50 W loads with extended power handling capabilities. These loads feature industry leading PIM performance of -155 dBc min. all while handling full rated power to 85°C. All of the terminations cover 0.698 to 2.700 GHz frequency bands in 7/16 DIN, Type N & 4.1/9.5 (mini-DIN) connectors, VSWR = 1.10:1 typ/1.20:1 min. All in a compact package of 6" × 2.25". Made in the USA and 36-month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.,
C-Band High Power Polariser
The C-Band polariser has been developed for use in high power TWTA based radar systems. This highly integrated solution, delivers less than 1 dB insertion loss; a peak power handling of 60 kW and average power of 1.5 kW. The manufacturer’s expertise and proven heritage in ferrite switches and phase shifters is the key that allows the radar to be switched between linear horizontal or vertical and circular polarisations in less than 2 ?s.
MESL Microwave Ltd.,
Mini-Circuits switches operate up to 6 GHz and offer extremely fast switching times (<10 nS) up to medium power levels. Supplied in both MMIC and PIN diode based designs, with and without internal TTL/CMOS drivers, these products are offered in connectorized and surface mount packages.
Pasternack Enterprises Inc. announced its expanded line of 75 Ohm F attenuators. This new line of F-type attenuators is perfect for broadcast, HDTV and satcom applications in the L and S microwave bands up to 3 GHz. Pasternack’s new F attenuators are available in 1 to 10 dB values in 1 dB steps, with 16 and 20 dB values also available. These F 75 Ohm fixed attenuators are widely used in the broadcast industry for signal leveling and to attenuate strong input signals.
Pasternack Enterprises Inc.,
Indoor Broadband Quadruplexer
Pivotone Communication Technologies' indoor broadband quadruplexer combines 700, 850, PCS and AWS. Designed for high power DAS or POI systems, LTE can be added to existing sites while providing a low insertion loss and a high degree of isolation (minimum 50 dB) between systems. PIM is guaranteed to be lower than -153 dBc.
Pivotone Communication Technologies,
Renaissance’s new 3G2BG circulator is a wideband drop-in circulator designed for CW and pulsed applications such as wireless infrastructures, radar, military communication radios and general purpose duplexing applications. Operating over 690 to 1100 MHz, this circulator comes in a compact size of ~ 2" x 2" x 0.6". It is capable of withstanding 350 W of CW power levels.
Renaissance Electronics & Communications LLC,
6 GHz Fast Switching DSA
RFMW Ltd. announced design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s two-bit, fast-switching digital step attenuator (DSA). The PE43205 offers 29 nS switching time when transitioning between 6, 12 or 18 dB of attenuation. Specified from 35 MHz to 6 GHz, the PE43205 offers IIP3 of 61 dBm for highly linear, wide dynamic range circuits. In addition, the Peregrine PE43205 offers an extended temperature range of +05 degrees C to support passive/convection cooling in wireless infrastructure, small cell and land mobile radio applications.
16-Bit, Dual ADC
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new dual, 16-bit analog-to-digital converter with sampling speeds of up to 310 MSPS from Analog Devices Inc. The AD9652 is designed to support demanding, high speed signal processing applications that require exceptional dynamic range over a wide input frequency range (up to 465 MHz). A low noise floor of and a large signal spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) performance allow low level signals to be resolved in the presence of large signals.
Ultra Wideband Frequency Synthesizer
The LFSW35105-50 is a surface mount synthesizer operating between 350 and 1050 MHz with a step size of 500 kHz. Phase noise performance is optimized to -95 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset and -103 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset with a settling time of 10 mSec. Bias requirement is +5 V at 175 mA maximum and spurious-free output power is +10 dBm minimum.
Synergy Microwave Corp.,
DC to 32 GHz Attenuators
Looking for qualified M3933/30 (DC-32 GHz) attenuators? SV Microwave has been approved by DLA as the ONLY QPL source for these components. SV has the precision, quality and performance using 2.92mm connectors for DC through 32 GHz. Values range from 0.5 to 30 dB with low VSWR and flat attenuation.
Low Noise Voltage Regulator
The LNVR module is a low noise voltage regulator designed to provide excellent power supply spurious rejection when clean DC voltage is required for modules used in low noise applications. This module features low nV/Root-Hz performance, multiple output tabs and can handle current loads up to 1 Amp. The compact modular package is designed for use in subsystems and instruments, but can be used for bench top applications as well.
Wenzel Associates Inc.,
Fixed Frequency Synthesizer
Z-Communications Inc. announced a new RoHS compliant fixed frequency synthesizer model SFS10625E-LF.The SFS10625E-LF is a single frequency PLL solution that is pre-programmed to operate at 10.625 GHz. This fixed frequency device utilizes ceramic resonator topology to achieve integrated RMS noise performance of better than 0.4° while consuming less than 500 mW of power. It is designed to operate over the temperature range of -30° to +70°C and delivers +3 dBm of output power into a 50 V load.
CABLES AND CONNECTORS
Coaxial to Waveguide Adapters
RLC Electronics offers coaxial to waveguide adapters in a variety of configurations for your specific application. RLC offers both broadband adapters (whose excellent electrical specs are maintained over the entire adapter bandwidth) and also narrow band adapters (whose enhanced performance are provided over a specific band of the adapters' bandwidth). Computer design and the latest in RF techniques coupled with precision assembly ensure optimal electrical performance in the recommended frequency ranges. Options are available from WR229 (3.30 to 4.90) to WR22 (33 to 50 GHz).
RLC Electronics Inc.,
2.9 In Series Adapter
This 2.9 in series adapter #370SF-40RAD is precision stainless steel 2.9 mm male/ 2.9 mm female with a 90 degree radius right angle and VSWR 1.30:1 maximum, VSWR from DC to 40 GHZ.
United Microwave Products,
The Model 177Ka provides 750 W peak power at duty cycles up to 10 percent from 34 to 36 GHz. Particular emphasis has been placed on the generation of the output RF pulse shape. The RF output pulse width tracks the input 5 V video pulse. Internal power supplies are DC-DC converter designs operating at 50 kHz with fast loop response times to that output level variations are minimal for any PRF including a non-periodic or burst type PRF.
Applied Systems Engineering Inc.,
Single Band AR Amplifier
Model 200S1G6 is a self-contained, air cooled, broadband, solid-state amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. The unit, when used with a sweep generator, will provide a minimum of 200 W of RF power from 0.7 to 6 GHz in a single amplifier and can be used in many RF applications such as: RF susceptibility testing, antenna/component testing and communication testing.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation,
GaN Power Amplifier
Custom MMIC announced the addition of the CMD216, a new 14 to 18 GHz GaN power amplifier in die form, to its expanding product line. The CMD216 delivers 16 dB of flat gain across the entire 14 to 18 GHz bandwidth, an output 1 dB compression point of +37 dBm, and a saturated output power of +38 dBm. The CMD216 requires a bias of Vdd = 28 V, 550 mA, and Vgg = -3.4 V.
K-Band Linear Power Amplifier
Ducommun Inc. power amplifier model AHP-22092825-01 with single supply operates in the 18 to 26.5 GHz frequency range. It provides a minimum 25 dB gain with a minimum output power at 1 dB gain compression of +28 dBm and 2:1 maximum VSWR. The amplifier has in integrated voltage regulator and operates at +12 V DC and draws 1.0 A current, typical. It utilizes K (f) connectors and measures has a dimension of 2"(L) x 1.3"(W) x 0.6"(H).
26 to 40 GHz Low Noise/High Gain Amplifier
MITEQ’s new model JS5-26004000-32-18P is a state-of-the-art 26 to 40 GHz low noise high gain amplifier with only 3.2 dB maximum noise figure and +18 dBm minimum P1dB. This model has a gain of 32 dB minimum in a small hermetically sealed package with field replaceable K-connectors. MIL-883 screening is also available. This model is also available as RoHS compliant, along with different options such as low gain, noise figure and power output.
Low Noise Amplifier
RF Bay Inc. GNA-115T is 0.4 dB noise figure, 19 dB gain, low noise amplifier that operates in a frequency range from 400 to 2000 MHz. The +21 dBm P1dB and +36 dBm IP3 makes GNA-115T a driver amplifier for many applications. Operating at 9 to 15 V at 80 mA, the unit measured at 1.00" × 0.75" × 0.45" with SMA female connectors on both sides. Visit the website for over 100 different models of low noise amplifiers.
RF Bay Inc.,
Low Noise Broadband Amplifiers
The USLN low noise broadband amplifier series cover bandwidths of more than 11 octaves from the HF spectrum up to S-Band, providing outstanding flatness, sub-dB noise figure, typical P1dB of 20 dBm and a supply voltage range from 7 to 28 V. They feature non-destructive reverse polarity and overvoltage protection, and their current consumption is inversely proportional to the supply voltage for continuous maximum efficiency. All models meet all specifications from -40° through 85°C, and the outdoor option is IP65 compliant.
US Microwave Laboratories,
3 W GSM Frequency Power Amplifier
Model AHP0195-26-3235 is a PHEMT based power amplifier offering 32 dB of linear gain and 35 dBm minimum output power at 1 dB gain compression point over the frequency range from 1.7 to 2.2 GHz with excellent gain flatness and VSWR. The amplifier has built-in DC voltage regulator and requires a single +12 V DC power supply. The package size of the amplifier without heatsink is 2.08" × 1.25" × 0.5".
Wenteq Microwave Corp.,
SEMICONDUCTORS OR SYSTEMS
Millimeter-Wave Transmitter Module
Vubiq Networks announced a fully integrated 60 GHz radio transmitter module. Small and lightweight, the unit features a patented chip to waveguide transition that is compatible with WR-15 and UG-385/U waveguide flange interfaces. The waveguide modules operate within the V-Band of RF spectrum, between the license free frequencies of 57 to 64 GHz, and cover the IEEE 802.11ad and 802.11aj channels. The modules support up to 1.8 GHz modulation bandwidth, with an I/Q signaling interface for baseband modulation, and also support non-coherent modulation techniques.
Twin Industries MicroAmp MB series circuit boards are designed for rapid prototyping of many different low and high frequency circuit functions. Boards are available for many popular MMIC amplifiers, fitters, frequency dividers, multipliers, VCOs, passive circuits and op-amps. Using standard surface-mount components, functional circuits are easily attainable with these easy-to-assemble boards. Boards conform to the MicroAmp MH series of connectorized housings. They may be used as a single or dual-cascaded circuit.
Configurable Frequency Synthesizers
API Technologies Corp. announced the launch of configurable frequency synthesizers (Models LCFS-X), the newest addition to the company’s line of standard RF/microwave products. Offering superior phase noise performance as low as -92 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset, the synthesizers are ideally suited for a variety of applications including SIGINT /electronic warfare (EW), SATCOM, Doppler radar and telecommunication systems. The compact surface mount packaging and affordable price point make these synthesizers an ideal solution for unmanned systems applications.
API Technologies Corp.,
Wide Bandwidth 0.5 to 18 GHz Tuner
The P518B500 wideband tuner provides instantaneous bandwidth of 500 MHz over the 0.5 to 18 GHz band. The 1U rack mount system tunes the input range to a main output band of 750 to 1250 MHz (optionally 950 to 1450 MHz). Auxiliary outputs are at 900 MHz (200 MHz bandwidth), 120/160 MHz and 21.4 MHz, and are simultaneously accessible, synchronous and without frequency inversion. The P518B500 operates by simple command set via USB, Ethernet or serial interface.
LadyBug Technologies’ new LB5908L power sensor measures RF power at frequencies from 9 kHz to 8 GHz, making it ideal for source calibration and EMC testing applications. It has excellent sensitivity and measures from -60 dBm to +20 dBm. It has three interfaces. Customers can connect to the sensor using USBTMC, USB HID, or the optional SPI/IIC interface. It has a built-in real-time clock and measurement storage. Once programmed, it can make and store over 100 million measurements with no computer or power meter connected.
Engineering Probe Systems
MPI Corp. introduced a wide range of engineering probe systems addressing the specific requirements of various market segments and applications such as device characterization for modeling, failure analysis, design verification, IC engineering, wafer level reliability as well as special requirements for MEMS, high power, RF and mmW device testing. The TS series modular design concept allows a unique upgrade path towards reduced cost of ownership.
Ethernet Microcontroller Test Box
PMI model no. PL-MCU-ENET-TTL-MAH is an ethernet microcontroller test box that allows for an ethernet command to be sent up to 18 parallel TTL output bits. This controller can be used with may PMI products that required parallel digital commands, such as switches, attenuators, phase shifters and IQ modulators.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.,
The WBT provides complete RF recording and playback at 50 MHz (2 x 25 MHz) bandwidth tunable from 50 MHz to 6 GHz. At less than 10 lbs and 70 W, this portable solution records to solid state devices and costs far less than other products. Using the industry standard VRT file format (VITA-49), the WBT is fully contained in a single box, so there’s no need for a separate spectrum analyzer to digitize the signal, or a signal generator to play it back at RF.
Broadband 90° Quadrature Hybrid
Response Microwave Inc. announced the availability of its new broadband 3 dB, 90° quadrature hybrid for use in automated test and production applications. The new RMHY3.18000Sf covers the 2 to 18 GHz band offering typical electrical performance of 1.5 dB insertion loss, VSWR of 1.50:1, minimum isolation of 16 dB. Average power handling is 50 W and the unit is operational over the -55° to +85°C range. Mechanical package is 1.93" × 1.00" x 0.43", plus passivated stainless SMA female connectors.
Response Microwave Inc.,
F-Band Full Band Scalar Network Analyzer Extender
Model STN-SF908-00-P2 is an F-Band scalar network analyzer extender that covers the frequency range from 90 to 140 GHz. It offers an alternative way of allowing users to achieve millimeter wave scalar measurement in a low cost approach without losing any of the functionalities and features that the industry standard models have to offer. The scalar network analyzer extender utilizes a x9 frequency extender (STE-SF908-00-S1) to extend the measurement range from 10 to 15.56 GHz to 90 to 140 GHz.
SAGE Millimeter, Inc.,
Custom Switch Matrix Solutions
Senario Tek’s build to print custom switch matrix solutions offer the ability to design from concept and to reverse engineering (obsolescence, upgrades, etc.), redesign existing products and prototyping.