Components

Compex Corp

Thin Film Resistors
For years customers asked the company to bring its short lead times, outstanding customer service and quality focus to the thin film resistor industry. Compex announced that it now offers a full line of wire-bondable and edge-terminated resistors built to its customer’s exact specifications. Available alternatives include single, dual, center-tap, array and custom configurations. Compex would be happy to provide samples to ensure you have the right parts for your needs.
Compex Corp.
www.compexcorp.com


DS Instruments

Integrated Mixer
The new MX6000L integrated mixer from DS Instruments combines a cutting-edge active-core wideband mixer with a programmable LO and OLED display. This innovative new stand-alone device is completely USB powered and provides its own precision reference clock for the LO. Covering an RF range up to 6 GHz and an IF output to 600 MHz makes the MX6000L a powerful down-converter and general purpose RF mixing tool for any RF engineer.
DS Instruments
www.dsinstruments.com


Fairview Microwave Inc.

Programmable Attenuators
Fairview Microwave Inc. released their new digitally controlled programmable attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz and up to 60 dB attenuation range with 0.03 dB minimum step size. These programmable attenuators are commonly used in electronic warfare, military and space communication systems, radar, and test and measurement applications. Fairview’s digitally controlled attenuators perform the important function of adjusting the amplitude of signal levels in RF, microwave and millimeter wave systems.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
www.fairviewmicrowave.com


Integrated Device Technology Inc.

Digital Step Attenuators
Integrated Device Technology Inc.® (IDT®) expanded its RF portfolio with the addition of a new family of digital step attenuators (DSA) optimized for the demanding requirements of the broadband and CATV markets. The ultra-high-linearity 75 ohm DSAs feature IDT’s industry-first Glitch-Free™ technology for enhanced performance. The F1975 and F1977 deliver very low insertion loss and distortion, and offer higher power handling with pinpoint attenuation accuracy than competing devices, giving customers the performance needed to achieve higher data rates in their system.
Integrated Device Technology Inc.
www.idt.com


MCV Microwave

MCV Helical Filters
MCV helical filters feature small bandwidth, custom design and reliably tunable center frequency in UHF, VHF and SHF frequency range. MCV helical filters are silver plated in a through-hole package to offer higher Q and low insertion loss. Toko helical filter (5HW, 5HT, 7HW, 7HT, 5CHW, 5CHT, 5CHLW, CBT13, CBW13 series) replacements are available in a pin-to-pin footprint match through-hole package.
MCV Microwave
www.mcv-microwave.com


MECA Electronics Inc.

Microwave/Millimeter Wave 2-Way Power Dividers
2-Way, 30 W Wilkinson power dividers are optimized for excellent performance across all microwave and millimeter wave bands from 6 to 40 GHz in (2.92 mm). Resistive 2-way splitters cover DC to 26.5 GHz (2.92 mm). Also available are attenuators, isolators, terminations and couplers. Their rugged construction makes them ideal for telecommunications, aerospace & test equipment systems. Made in the U.S. and 36-month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
www.e-MECA.com


Mini-Circuits

Coaxial Limiter
These coaxial limiters feature wideband, 20 to 4000 MHz, low insertion loss 0.36 dB typ., fast recovery time, 33 nsec typ., excellent VSWR 1.2:1 typ. and low output power, 12 dBm typ. Applications include: military, hi-rel applications, stabilizing generator outputs, reducing amplitude variations and protects low noise amplifiers and other devices from ESD or input power damage.
Mini-Circuits
www.minicircuits.com


Peregrine Semiconductor

UltraCMOS®Mixers
The UltraCMOS PE41901 and PE41902 are high-frequency mixers that operate from 10 to 19 GHz. The PE41901 is an up-conversion mixer with an integrated LO coupler, and the PE41902 is a down-conversion mixer with an integrated LO combiner and RF coupler. These complete MMIC mixer solutions are ideal for test and measurement systems and Ku-Band earth terminals such as VSAT and point-to-point communication systems. These mixers encompass the key UltraCMOS technology strengths of high isolation and high linearity, while providing a robust and reliable solution for frequency-mixing applications.
Peregrine Semiconductor
www.psemi.com


Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.

Suspended Substrate Lowpass Filter
PMI model no. 7LP6G-6175-CD-TNC is a suspended substrate lowpass filter with TNC female connectors in/out. This model offers very high Q with broadband performance in a silver plated CNC machined housing. This unit has very low loss and is ideal for eliminating broadband harmonics.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
www.pmi-rf.com


Pulsar Microwave Corp.

8-Way Power Divider
The PS8-53-454-4S is an 8-way power divider that covers a frequency range of 10 to 40 GHz. It offers an insertion loss of 2.5 dB and isolation of 12 dB. Amplitude balance is 0.8 dB and phase balance is 12 degrees. VSWR is 1.90:1. Power handling is 10 W. Connectors are 2.92 mm female. Outline dimensions are 4" ×2"×0.4".
Pulsar Microwave Corp.
www.pulsarmicrowave.com


RFMW Ltd.

SP4T Switch
RFMW Ltd. announced design and sales support for Skyworks’ dual-band, internally matched, SP4T switch developed for Wi-Fi applications in the 2.4 and 5 GHz ISM bands. The Skyworks SKY13575-639LF supports access points and CPEs along with WLAN test and measurement equipment. Frequency coverage is from 100 MHz to 6 GHz with a maximum insertion loss of 1.4 dB. Isolation ranges from 26 to 40 dB and the SKY13575-639LF can handle up to 32 dBm of input power for demanding applications. Processed using SOI technology, this Skyworks switch consumes less than 10 mA.
RFMW Ltd.
www.rfmw.com


RLC Electronics Inc.

Switches
RLC Electronics introduced SP7T and SP8T switches with N connectors. These switches operate up to 6 GHz, and are designed for both low power and high power applications (500 W cW at 6 GHz, 2000 W cW at < 500 MHz). In addition to long life, the switch also features extremely low insertion loss (0.1 dB to 4 GHz and 0.3 dB to 6 GHz, typically) and VSWR over the entire frequency range, while maintaining high isolation (>80 dB). The switch can be provided in latching or failsafe modes, which is standard on all RLC switches.
RLC Electronics Inc.
www.rlcelectronics.com


SAGE Millimeter Inc.

71 to 76 GHz Waveguide Bandpass Filter
Model SWF-74305350-12-B1 is an E-Band, waveguide bandpass filter that is used to pass the frequency range of 71 to 76 GHz, while rejecting the frequency range of DC to 67 GHz and 81 to 90 GHz. The nominal insertion loss of the bandpass filter is 2 dB and the typical rejection is 50 dB. The standard interface offers WR-12 waveguides with UG-387/U flanges.
SAGE Millimeter Inc.
www.sagemillimeter.com


Synergy Microwave Corp.

BPSK Modulator
The SBM-K5 is a compact bi-phase modulator (BPSK) designed for high modulation speeds. The carrier frequency band operates from 1000 to 1650 MHz and modulation bandwidth can range from up to approximately 100 to 165 MHz. The device can be driven with external complementary drivers capable of sourcing and sinking up to 20 mA. The typical amplitude unbalance is 0.4 dB and phase error is ±4 degrees. The compact package measures 0.31" ×0.25"×0.21".
Synergy Microwave Corp.
www.synergymwave.com

Cables & Connectors


SGMC Microwave

Type N Female Bulkhead Precision Adapters
Type N female bulkhead precision adapters feature: frequency range: DC to 18 GHz (Mode FREE), electrical: 50 ohm, low VSWR and low insertion loss, VSWR: 1.15:1 max at 18 GHz (Typical VSWR 1.05:1 through 18 GHz), O-Ring seal captivated within the flange body groove, Materials: Passivated 303 stainless steel or nickel plated brass available and dielectrics fluorocarbon (PTFE). They are available for immediate delivery — same day shipping for all stock items.
SGMC Microwave
www.shmcmicrowave.com

Amplifiers


AmpliTech

High Gain Limiting Amplifier
The APT55-02001800-7016-66-LMS is an example of a wideband, high gain medium power limiting amplifier with +20 dBm saturated output power for which AmpliTech is sole-source supplier. It is designed mainly for IFM EW airborne applications where multiple signals are present at the input and low harmonic distortion is required to preserve the two-tone ratio at the output under limiting conditions. The input signals can be as large as +10 dBm.
AmpliTech
www.amplitechinc.com


AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation

Solid-State Power Amplifier Modules
AR’s line of 0.7 to 6 GHz hybrid power module products (HPM) offer the ultimate in performance over this wide frequency range in one compact connectorized housing. This design meets the stringent requirements of today’s military systems, and can also be price competitive to be used in various wireless applications. Both Class A and Class AB versions are available with output power levels up to 50 W CW.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
www.arworld.us/html/11200_hybrid_modules.asp


BeRex Corp.

Digital Variable Gain Amplifier
BeRex announced the BVA2140, a highly linear 0.25 W digital variable gain amplifier (DVGA) that integrates a 6-step digitally controlled step attenuator and 50 ohm matched, input/output gain block amplifiers in a single 4 mm × 4 mm package that consumes only 150 mA of current. Designed primarily for W-CDMA/LTE wireless infrastructure equipment, satellite radio and other high end wireless applications, the BVA2140 offers a controlled variable gain range of 31.5 dB in 0.5 dB steps with high attenuation accuracy.
BeRex Corp.
www.berex.com


Ducommun Inc.

Wideband Low Noise Amplifier
The ALN-33144030-01 is a wideband low noise amplifier operating across the entire Ka-Band (26.5 to 40 GHz). It provides ultra-flat small signal gain of over 30 dB, with a typical 4 dB noise figure. The amplifier operates from a single bias supply of +8 to +12 VDC with an internal voltage regulator and bias sequencing circuitry. The amplifier is ideal for communication or radar systems that need broadband low noise operation.
Ducommun Inc.
www.ducommun.com


Exodus Advanced Communications

Ultra Broadband High Power Solid-State Amplifiers
With a linear GaAsFET hybrid, Class AB design to achieve maximum output the AMP3033 amplifier module delivers 7 W CW typical output power from 24 to 31 GHz (4 W,min 24 to 25 GHz and 6 to 7 W min across the rest of the band). These amplifiers are suitable for a number of applications including EMI/EMC susceptibility testing, millimeter component testing and EW.
Exodus Advanced Communications
www.exoduscomm.com


Richardson RFPD Inc.

RF Power LDMOS Transistor
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new LDMOS transistor from NXP Semiconductors. The MRF8VP13350NR3 is a 350 W CW transistor designed for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications in the 700 to 1300 MHz frequency range. It is capable of 350 W CW or pulse power in narrowband operation. The new device is internally input matched for ease of use, and it can be used single-ended or in a push-pull configuration. It is qualified up to a maximum of 50 VDD operation and includes integrated ESD protection.
Richardson RFPD Inc.
www.richardsonrfpd.com


Wenteq Microwave

Low Noise Amplifier
Model ABL0150-02-2916 is a high dynamic range PIN diode limiter protected PHEMT transistor based low noise amplifier module offering 29 dB of linear gain and 1.6 dB noise figure over the frequency range from 30 MHz to 1.5 GHz. The maximum input no damage RF power can be as high as 30 dBm at RF input port. The unit has a built in voltage regulator, and a reverse polarity protection diode. It operates with a single DC power supply voltage from +10 to +15 V. The package size of the amplifier is 1.2" ×0.85" ×0.375".
Wenteq Microwave
www.wenteq.com

Sources


Berkeley Nucleonics

Pulse Generator
Berkeley Nucleonics Corp. (BNC) offers optical outputs to trigger, delay, gate and sync multiple devices for use in high EMI and RFI environments. Optical outputs allow distribution over longer distances while maintaining the precision timing and coherence between channels. Model 577, BNC’s latest digital delay/pulse generator, provides the ability to select timing references for each channel. In addition to this the unit allows control of both the delay and width of each channel and independent channel amplitudes and polarities.
Berkeley Nucleonics
www.berkeleynucleonics.com


Exodus Dynamics

Dual Frequency Phase-Locked DRO
Exodus Dynamics introduced EDPLO-2200 series ultra low noise, dual frequency phase locked DRO. The unit locks to a single reference frequency of 30 to 200 MHz and generates two single frequencies from 100 MHz to 45 GHz. The EDPLO-2200 uses a single supply of +12 or +15 VDC, with an output power up to +25 dBm at -40°to +85°C operating temperature.
Exodus Dynamics
www.exodusdynamics.com


Pasternack

Coaxial Packaged Noise Sources
Pasternack has greatly expanded their lines of coaxial packaged noise sources covering frequency bands up to 60 GHz. Various types of noise source design configurations are available including octave band and broadband noise sources, amplified noise sources, noise sources with integral isolators and precision calibrated instrumentation grade noise sources. Pasternack’s new noise sources might generally be used as a reference source to measure system level noise figure for test and measurement applications.
Pasternack
www.pasternack.com


RAKON

ASIC-Based OCXOs
Rakon’s patented Mercury™ technology enables ASIC-based OCXOs that are ideal for timing and synchronization in microwave applications. Mercury™ ASIC-based OCXOs combine the stability and noise performance of traditional discrete OCXOs with the advantages of lower power, significantly higher reliability and smaller size (industry’s smallest OCXOs: 9×7 mm and 14×9 mm). Rakon is a key supplier to leading OEMs, ODMs and silicon vendors throughout the telecommunications and defense industries with a global R&D, manufacturing and customer service footprint.
RAKON
www.rakon.com


Z-Communications Inc.

RoHS Compliant Voltage-Controlled Oscillator
Z-Communications Inc. announced a RoHS compliant voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) model USSP3300-LF in the S-Band. The USSP3300-LF operates from 3050 to 3550 MHz within a tuning voltage range of 0 to 5 VDC. This VCO features phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset while operating off a 3 VDC supply and typically drawing only 13 mA of current. The low cost USSP3300-LF provides the end user an output power of 1±3 dBm into a 50 Ωload.
Z-Communications Inc.
www.zcomm.com

Antennas


Southwest Antennas

MIMO Omni Antennas with Magnetic Mount Base
Southwest Antennas offers two and four input MIMO omni antennas with integrated magnetic mount base. These are ideal for vehicle mount antenna applications, especially where permanent installation is not desired or rapid deployment is needed. Both antennas are designed for S-Band communication at 2.1 to 2.5 GHz and are 45°slant polarized, and include 12 feet of integrated low-loss RF cable with Type-N(m) RF connectors (other cable length and RF connector options available upon request). Part # 1055-301 2-Input, Part # 1055-302 4-Input.
Southwest Antennas
www.southwestantennas.com

Test Equipment


Dow-Key Microwave

Miniature MS-Series Matrix
The new miniature MS-series matrix is an ideal switch solution for test & measurement requirements; designed and built with the Reliant Switch™ product series in mind. It is equipped with high performance Reliant Switches™ with 0.03 dB insertion loss repeatability across DC to 26.5 GHz and a minimum of 10 million life cycles for SPDT and 5 million life cycles for SP6T. The MMS-series can be used in many applications where RF switches are needed and it is not restricted to VNA’s extension only but also supports extensive testing on DUT’s.
Dow-Key Microwave
www.dowkey.com


LUMILOOP GmbH

Laser Powered E-Field Probe
The LSProbe offers a significant reduction in measurement time and effort for radiation immunity testing. Continuous streaming of 500,000 samples per second provides precise timing and characteristics of the electric field strength in reverberation chambers and multiple probes can measure synchronously. From 10 kHz to 6 GHz, the LSProbe is claimed to deliver best-in-class dynamic range (70 to 100 dB) for electric field strengths from 0.1 V/m to 10 kV/m. Extensive frequency and temperature compensation data is supplied for each probe.
LUMILOOP GmbH
www.lumiloop.de/en


OML Inc.

WR-12 Source Frequency Extension Module
Expand your existing signal generator capabilities to conduct measurements in WR-12 (60 to 90 GHz) with OML’s source module. With high output power of +10 dBm, this module provides high performance source for DUT characterization activities. It offers options such as manual (0 to 25 dB) and electronic (0 to 20 dB, 0 to 40 dB and 0 to 60 dB) adjustable attenuation.
OML Inc.
www.omlinc.com


Universal Switching Corp.

High Performance DC to 18 GHz Modular Matrix
System MS2010A is a high performance DC to 18 GHz coaxial blocking matrix designed for high reliability, very low MTTR, and is available in configurations from 4×4 to 10×10 in an elegant and compact 2RU unit. Enjoy the known benefits of mechanical relay elements without worry of relay-life, or hassle of maintenance. The company’s new proprietary high reliability relay element coupled with its sophisticated rack-mount design gives you the performance and maintainability you demand.
Universal Switching Corp.
www.uswi.com

Materials


SV Microwave

Tape and Reel Packaging
SV Microwave now offers in-house tape and reel packaging. Now you can automate your pick to place assembly process and protect your parts from electro-static discharge (ESD). SV’s new packaging allows customers to save time and money while simultaneously protecting your parts during shipping, processing and assembly. Contact SV today for more information on this newest value added feature.
SV Microwave
www.svmicro.com