High Performance S-Band Cavity Filter
3H’s new S-Band Cavity bandpass filter offers low in-band insertion loss of <0.5 dB over a 95 MHz bandwidth while rejecting frequencies with >90 dB attenuation out to 9 GHz. The filter size is 3.58" × 1" × 1". Meets Mil-Std-202 conditions. For more information contact: email@example.com or call 949-529-1583.
3H Communication Systems
Space Qualified Items
Experience and heritage are of great importance when providing products for space programs. Dow-Key Microwave, with nearly 150 designs found on over 100 space vehicles is a manufacturing leader in space qualified items. Dow-Key supplies waveguide products focusing on compact, lightweight and cost effective designs with superior RF performance and power handling capability. Now, nearly all of their waveguide switches can be supplied in either “C” or “R” configurations for use in complex switching systems.
Digital Step Attenuator
DS Instruments introduced the DAT64H, a compact but full featured RF step attenuator that covers 100 MHz to 12 GHz. The minimum step size is 0.5 dB. Attenuation can be manually via front panel controls, or remotely programed from a PC over the range of 0 to 31.5 dB with USB SCPI commands. Typical insertion loss at 10 GHz is 10 dB. Maximum input power is +23 dBm. The DAT64H has a complete front panel user interface displaying current attenuation value and confirming device settings.
RF Power Combiners
Fairview Microwave, a provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, introduced high power RF power combiners with functionality up to 6 GHz and a low VSWR of up to 1.3:1. These combiners are excellent for amplifier systems and amplifier power combining by offering a low insertion loss that minimizes power dissipation through the combiner for a more ideal combined signal at the output.
Surface Mount Highpass Filters
The new surface mount highpass filters with 3 dB cutoffs range from 6 to 18 GHz. These high performance parts produce extremely wide bandwidths in a surface mount package with an excellent match over the entire passband. The parts share common sizes and land patterns making them interchangeable on a patterned PCB.
High power (7 amp), bias tees that cover VHF to S-bands also lower power models covering UHF to E-band. Available in 2.92 mm, SMA, 7/16 DIN, N, BNC & TNC configurations plus custom solutions. Weatherproof IP 65/67 available. Made in the U.S. with 36-month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
Micro Lambda Wireless Inc. announced the production release of YIG-tuned filters with field replaceable RF connectors covering the frequency range up to 26.5 GHz. First models released are the MLFRC- 42026 and the MLFRC-46026. However, this technique can be applied to other model series packages including the 1", 1.4", 1.7" and 2" size packages. The standard models operates over the 0° to +65°C temperature range, but Military versions covering -40° to +85° C are available on special order.
Micro Lambda Wireless Inc.
Voltage Variable Attenuators
Pasternack, a provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, introduced an all new line of voltage variable attenuators offering up to 60 dB of attenuation across broad frequencies from 400 MHz to 18 GHz. This line of voltage variable attenuators is most commonly deployed in applications such as electronic warfare, instrumentation, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, fiber optic and broadband telecom, microwave radio and VSAT, military radios, radar, ECM, SATCOM and sensors, and R&D.
Pin Diode Attenuator
PMI Model PDVAN-6012-60-8 is an 8-bit programmable 60 dB pin diode attenuator with step resolution as low as 0.25 dB over the frequency range of 6 to 12 GHz. Features include SMA female connectors, 15 Pin Sub-miniature D (Male) with supplied mating connector and 8-Bit TTL compatible. Unit size is 2" × 1.8" × 0.5".
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
High Performance SPDT Switch with SC Connectors
RelComm Technologies introduced high performance SPDT switch configured with ‘SC’ type connectors with excellent RF performance up to 6 GHz. Power rating is 1250 W CW to 1 GHz and 500 W CW to 6 GHz. The relay measures 3.5" in width with a depth of 1" and is less than 2.4" tall. It is fitted with standard eyelet terminals for ease of wire up. This switch is fully RoHS compliant and available in either failsafe or latching configurations.
RelComm Technologies Inc.
Coaxial SP2T Switch
Features include wide band operation 0.5 to 6 GHz, an included TTL compatible driver, fast switching speed 50 ns, low insertion loss and high isolation and temperature range -45° to +85°C . Customization is available upon request. Hermetically sealed packages up to 60,000 ft are also available upon request.
High Power Cavity Filters
RLC Electronics is currently manufacturing high power cavity filters for military and commercial applications. Filters can accommodate any high power connector desired, including but not limited to N, SC, HN or 7/16. The benefits of this type of filter include sharp attenuation, low loss and consistent performance from unit-to-unit. The unit pictured above is a 1280 MHz bandpass filter with 65 dB rejection at 1000 and 1800 MHz. The filter is rated for 400 W avg and 2000 W cW (20% duty cycle) and exhibits low loss (0.3 dB).
RLC Electronics Inc.
E-Band Third Harmonic Mixer
Model SFH-7039030318-12KFSF-S1 is an E-Band third harmonic mixer. The mixer is designed with high performance GaAs Schottky diodes to provide mixing at 3× LO frequency to cover the RF frequency range from 70 to 90 GHz. The low LO frequency makes this mixer well suited for low cost E-Band system solutions with an LO frequency range of 23.33 to 30 GHz. The mixer provides 17 dB conversion loss and 30 dB LO to IF isolation.
The CCT-49K is an internally terminated broadband 40 GHz, latching multi-throw, electromechanical coaxial switch designed to switch a microwave signal from a common input to any of 3 to 6 outputs. The characteristic impedance is 50 Ω and incorporates 2.92 mm high performance connectors. Internal terminations provide an impedance match for the unselected ports. The new CCT-49K series expands Teledyne’s switching line card to frequencies as high as 40 GHz.
Cables & Connectors
Corrosion Resistant RF Connectors
The Pisces waterproof connector range is now manufactured in nickel aluminum bronze, a high strength alloy with superior corrosion resistance that does not require plating for environmental protection. This material has a highly-durable non-reflective surface, provides a high level of corrosion resistance, is inherently resistant to erosion in desert type environments and provides high resistance to sand and dust. Typical applications include video and communications systems, industrial control (SCADA) systems, military radar systems, nuclear and chemical systems, marine and naval systems.
110 GHz Cable Assemblies
MegaPhase offers its Mega110 products with 1 mm connectors in both semi-rigid and flexible cable assemblies. Their lightweight 110 GHz cable assemblies are specifically designed for the demands of high-bandwidth applications such as automotive radar, probe stations and mobile backhaul.
SGMC Microwave’s new one-step connectors have “captivated” center contacts offering excellent performance up to 65 GHz (usable up to 67 GHz). Assembly is as simple as trimming the cable and then inserting it into the body for soldering. Features include: DC to 65 GHz, VSWR: 1.25:1 max. per connector; 24" flexible cable assembly produced 1.34:1 max VSWR to 65 GHz; 8" semi-rigid cable assembly produced 1.21:1 max VSWR to 65 GHz; captivated center contact (beryllium copper, gold plated) and body components (corrosion resistant type 303 stainless steel, passivated).
Coaxial Cable Assemblies and Connectors
SV Microwave offers a variety of mmWave coaxial cable assemblies and connectors for 5G mobile communication development and production. Their high frequency (26 GHz and beyond) push-on and threaded RF connectors offer industry leading signal fidelity in the 5G frequency spectrum and unique packaging designs for high density requirements including in house tape and reel. Let SV Microwave be your partner in 5G product development enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution.
Remote Gain Control Amplifier
This product covers a frequency range of 0.1 to 27 GHz, 40 dB of gain, +20 dBm output with remote gain adjust of 15.5 dB (.5 dB LSB). It comes with IU rack mount as well. Needs Ethernet/LAN access. 90 to 250 VAC input.
Advanced Microwave Inc.
The Model 176 TWT amplifier has been designed specifically to operate pulsed traveling wave tubes in the 1 to 2 kW peak power range at frequencies up to 18 GHz. Particular emphasis has been placed on the generation of the output RF pulse shape without the use of RF switches. Pulse width control is with an external pulse. Internal power supplies are DC to DC converter designs with fast loop response times so that output level variations are minimal for any PRF including a non-periodic or burst type PRF.
Applied Systems Engineering Inc.
Solid-State Pulsed Amplifiers
There is now a very attractive alternative to Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTA) for automotive and military EMC radiated immunity susceptibility testing, as well as radar and communication applications. AR’s new offerings include the following frequency ranges: 1.2 to 1.4 GHz, 2.7 to 3.1 GHz, 1 to 2 GHz and 2 to 4 GHz. Output levels range from 1 to 150 kW. Designs can also be tailored to suit your specific application. Numerous applications include, but are not limited to automotive, MIL STD 464, DO-160 and military radar.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Solid-State RF PA Module
High efficiency, high power and compact with proven GaN technology. Can be easily combined to create high power C-Band radar transmitters. CPI BMD’s solid-state power amplifiers are reliable, highly efficient and easy to maintain. The VSC3644 solid-state power amplifiers are designed for use in maritime surveillance and weather radar transmitters and cover 5.2 to 5.9 GHz. GaN transistors are combined into a 1.1 kW output and are air cooled.
Communications & Power Industries Beverly Microwave Division
X-Band Solid-State PA Module
COMTECH PST introduced another new gallium nitride (GaN) amplifier for X-Band applications. This class AB linear design operates over the full 9 to 10 GHz frequency range and is ideal for use in phase array radar applications, as a TWT replacement or for a microwave communication link. The amplifier features phase and amplitude control, internal DC to DC converters and DC filtering, PA self-test and LED fault indications, unique waveguide coupling circuits, an internal isolator and digital control via a magic tee.
Solid-State RF Amplifier Module
Exodus introduced the AMP1071 - a solid-state RF amplifier module covering the entire ultra-wide 2 to 20 GHz frequency range instantaneously at 20 W CW minimum. Using state-of-the-art GaN devices, the AMP1071 operates from a 32 VDC source at less than 10A consumption. This module is suitable for use with all single channel modulation standards and applications requiring high power and ultra-wide band coverage. It has built-in protection circuits, high reliability and ruggedness. Typical applications include high power testing, EMI/RFI, EW and communications and jamming.
Exodus Advanced Communications
Low Noise Amplifier
Mini-Circuits’ ZX60-83LN+ is a wideband low noise connectorized amplifier providing a unique combination of low noise figure, high IP3 and flat gain over a very wide frequency range, supporting a wide range of sensitive, high-dynamic range receiver applications and many systems where high performance over wideband is needed. This design operates on a single 5 or 6 V supply and comes in a rugged, compact unibody case (0.74" × 0.75" × 0.46") with SMA connectors, making it an excellent candidate for tough operating conditions and crowded system layouts.
50 W GaN Amplifier
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new 2.8 to 3.2 GHz 50 W GaN amplifier from Qorvo. The QPA1000 is a high-power, S-Band amplifier fabricated on Qorvo’s QGaN25 0.25 µm GaN on SiC production process. Covering 2.8 to 3.2 GHz, the QPA1000 provides greater than +47 dBm of saturated output power and greater than 24 dB of large-signal gain, while achieving more than 58 percent power added efficiency.
Surface-Mount Frequency Synthesizer
The THOR-7500-XA is a 6 to 7.5 GHz frequency synthesizer designed for an Airborne RF Jammer that operates under extreme vibration and shock conditions. The design also features low phase noise (<- 95 dBc/Hz at 100 KHz) and fast switching capability (<300 µSec. band-edge to band-edge) critical for signals intelligence applications. The THOR-7500-XA also locks to a ±5 ppm stability and contains a channel step size of 500 KHz, +15 dBm output power, -60 dBc spurs and -25 dBc harmonics.
EM Research Inc.
Internally Phase Locked Oscillator
New EDPLO-3030 series Internally Phase Locked Oscillator series covers single frequencies of 30 MHz to 50 GHz with an output power up to +25 dBm, manufactured in a 2.25" × 2.25" × 0.65" low profile housing. The units are single biased with +12 VDC generating frequency stability of ±0.8 ppm over -40° to +70°C with 1 minute warm-up time and only 100 mA surge current over the steady state. Typical phase noise for 18.5 GHz is -105 dBc/Hz at 1 KHz and -115 dBc/Hz at 100 KHz offset.
Full Octave VCO
RFMW Ltd. announced design and sales support for Qorvo’s RFVC6405 voltage controlled oscillator. The RFVC6405 covers the full 2 to 4 GHz (S-Band) in a single device with exceptional performance. Output phase noise is -90 dBc@10K offset (typ.) with second harmonic suppression of -15 dBc. With an output power of 0 dBm, the RFVC6405 draws 25 mA from a 5 V supply. Tuning voltage is 0 to 16 Vdc. This Qorvo VCO is housed in a 0.5"×0.5" castellated package and operates over a temperature range of -40° to +85°C.
Phase Locked Ultra-Low Noise Signal Sources
Synergy Microwave Corp. introduced a series of ultra-low phase noise, fixed-frequency, phase-locked DRO oscillators (PLDRO). The KS-FLOD1280-12-1280
is a 12.8 GHz fixed frequency source which, when locked to a low noise reference at 1200 MHz, will deliver exceptional phase noise of -96 dBc/Hz at 100 Hz offset and -158 dBc/Hz at 10 MHz offset. This source is packaged in a 2.25" × 2.25" module housing and includes lock alarm. Options are available to 15 GHz and extendable to 30 GHz.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Jackson Labs Technologies Inc. has upgraded its Mini-JLT GPSDO 10 MHz reference and several other products with an 8th-generation GNSS timing receiver that today allows receiving Galileo signals as well as concurrent GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou signals. Galileo will provide higher performance, and concurrent GNSS reception will allow operation in urban canyons, under foliage and indoors. Various low phase-noise 10 MHz and 1 PPS signals as well as position/velocity information are generated by these GNSDOs.
Jackson Labs Technologies Inc.
The Microwave Products Group has launched a new K&L Microwave® brand Thin Film Lumped Element (TFLE) product line utilizing sputtering deposition on Alumina to realize designs supporting fractional bandwidth beyond the range typically associated with quarter-wavelength edge-coupled lines. The figure shows a bandpass filter centered around 4 GHz with 60% relative bandwidth. The main coupling line has inductors and capacitors, making the skirts nearly linear. A clean-up lowpass reduces spurious up to 23 GHz. The PWB measures 0.85"L × 0.204"W × 0.02"H.
Low Viscosity Epoxy
Ideal for encapsulation, bonding and sealing applications, Master Bond EP30Med offers excellent electrical insulation properties and exceptionally low shrinkage upon cure. It is a two component, room temperature curing biocompatible epoxy adhesive designed for high performance medical device applications. It features high bond strength, superior durability, outstanding resistance chemicals as well as cold sterilants, EtO and gamma radiation. It also meets FDA requirements for indirect food contact as per FDA CFR 175.105.
Metalized Ceramic and Glass-to Metal Packaging
Remtec Inc. has merged its metalized ceramic packaging capabilities with the glass-to-metal packaging capabilities of parent company, LTI. The expanded product offerings for Remtec and LTI include sensors for industrial accelerometers, fluid analyzers, liquid and gaseous flow meters, thermal conductivity measurement, sensing flow and content of liquids in corrosive environments, printed biosensors, medical instrumentation, optical detectors for tissue properties, x-ray imaging sensors for dental instrumentation and wireless sensors.
Ceramic Patch Antennas
MCV GPS, GlobalStar, Glonass ceramic patch antennas offer precision and high gain along with a wide band PIFA chip antenna covering 698 to 960 MHz and 1700 to 2700 MHz for 3G/4G applications. MCV VHF/UHF and LTE MIMO DAS antennas are ideal for base station and indoor/outdoor repeater. Metamaterial antenna can effectively isolate Wi-Fi frequency from LTE bands.
ISM Band Panel Antenna
Southwest Antennas announced the release of a new small form factor panel antenna designed specifically for IEEE 802.11g/n Wi-Fi or other ISM applications in the 2.4 to 2.5 frequency band. The antenna is designed to handle up to 10 W of RF input power, has a maximum gain of 7.8 dBi, and is vertically polarized. Measuring only half an inch thick, this antenna is ideal for use as a stand-alone solution for providing Wi-Fi/ISM band coverage within a building or other structure while remaining unobtrusive.
Dielectric Rod Tester
DI announces its ASTM compliant dielectric rod tester measurement systems. These systems allow one to measure dielectric constant and loss tangent properties of small diameter rods according to ASTM standard D2520 Parts B and C over the waveguide frequency bands from 1.7 to 40 GHz comes with one or more fixtures, test samples, carrying cases, user’s guide, test data and instrument control/data processing software for common network analyzers.
Built-in Spectrum Analyzer
DEV Systemtechnik, a Quintech company, announces that its ARCHIMEDES L-band matrix switch now comes with an Integrated Spectrum Analyzer (ISA) option, which offers cable head end operations managers even more key features and benefits. The ARCHIMEDES L-band matrix switch with ISA gives operators the ability to easily and flexibly analyze their RF and satellite signals via a Graphical user interface over Ethernet, or the ARCHIMEDES’ multi-touch display. This new option for the ARCHIMEDES distributing matrix can be integrated to meet customer requirements.
RF Multiplexer Switch Module
The GX6864 from Marvin Test Solutions is a 500 MHz, 75 Ω RF multiplexer switch module for high I/O count, video switching/test applications. Like other GENASYS switch cards, the GX6864 is compatible with the MAC Panel 6U SCOUT receiver and offers “cable-less” connection to the receiver connectors - eliminating the need for cable harnesses and the reliability issues that come with cabled solutions. The result is a design that is cost-effective, reliable and maintainable.
Marvin Test Solutions Inc.
Radiation Measurement System
The RMS-0740 portable, compact radiation measurement system enables wireless developers to measure (antenna) radiation patterns and TRP of RF devices from 700 MHz to 4 GHz. It consists of a turntable and a measurement unit and is optimized for measuring devices without the need for an anechoic chamber. Devices can be measured stand-alone in constant carrier mode, and a separate generator output allows for full characterization and frequency sweep of custom antennas and prototypes.
N-type Calibration Kit
The Compact N-type calibration kit is specially designed for fine-tuning in production environments and quality testing facilities using 50 Ω N-type connectors from DC to 6 GHz. This kit meets all the required calibration standards (open, short, load) in one unit, which enables it to comfortably handle the calibration of VNAs, especially in the field. The standard kit includes an N-type (male) open-short-load. Features include a return loss: load < -38 dB and phase deviation (open, short) < 1.5°.