MECA announces a new family of low and “ultra-low” PIM terminations and attenuators. The compact terminations cover 698 MHz to 2.7 GHz, with typical VSWR of 1.10:1 (1.20:1 maximum). Typical PIM performance is -160 to -165 dBc. The loads are available in 10, 50, 100 and 250 W ratings at +85°C and with 7/16 DIN, mini-DIN (4.1/9.5) or Type N connectors. Mounting brackets and accessories are also available.
The new line of attenuators offers the same robust frequency, VSWR and PIM performance and is available with 50 and 100 W power handling at +85°C. Connector styles and configuration within series and between series include mini-DIN (4.1/9.5), 7/16 DIN, Type N and the soon-to-be-finalized 4.3/10.0 DIN.
All MECA low and “ultra-low” PIM products are tested and validated for RF performance. PIM testing follows the industry IEC standard of 2 × 20 W tones at 25°C, unless otherwise limited by the model’s maximum rated power dissipation. During development, all product designs are qualified per
MECA’s internal highly accelerated life test (HALT) for power handling, following portions of MIL-DTL-39030. The designs have demonstrated an impressive margin of over 50 percent (1.5?) the rated power. All products have a 36 month warranty.
Lead times for termination and attenuator models in the most common connector styles range from immediately, for units in stock, to two weeks. Some versions can be customized in as little as two additional weeks. Since 1961, MECA Electronics (Microwave Equipment & Components of America) has served the RF/microwave industry with equipment and passive components covering Hz to 40 GHz. A global designer and manufacturer for the communications industry, MECA is ISO9001:2008 certified, privately held and manufactures products in the U.S.