High-Power Symmetrical RF Switch/Coupler
Aethercomm Model #SSHPS/C 0.800-3.000-150 is a high-power symmetrical RF switch/coupler assembly which is employed in EW systems where high-power, low loss and excellent isolation are required. A dual directional coupler is employed to measure forward and reflected power. This unit operates across the 800 to 3000 MHz range. CW power input is 150 W. This switch operates from +28 VDC supply with 500 mA maximum current draw. Request SCD 70309 for all operating parameters.
The Second Generation IC Family
Anokiwave announced the next product in a new family of second generation 5G silicon quad core ICs that enable 3GPP compliant base stations with the worldwide release of the 28 GHz AWMF-0157 IC. The second generation IC family is part of Anokiwave’s on-going strategy to enable the commercialization of 5G mmWave systems with silicon ICs. The AWMF-0157 operates at 26.5 to 29.5 GHz, supports four radiating elements and includes gain and phase controls for analog RF beam steering.
High Voltage Coupled Inductors
The LPD8035V provides 1500 Vrms, one-minute isolation (high potential) between windings from a package that measures just 7.92 × 6.4 × 3.5 mm, providing users with significant size and cost reductions over conventional bobbin-wound alternatives. It is ideal for Flyback, SEPIC and isolated-buck converter designs. The LPD8035V Series is currently offered in six inductance values ranging from 4.7 to 150 µH. It provides peak current ratings up to 2.7 Amps, which represents a 40 percent increase over previous generation products. It also has a tight coupling coefficient (≥ 0.97).
High Cycle Switches
Dow-Key Microwave introduces high cycle switches. The SPDT (401U- and 521U-series) and the transfer (411CU-series) switches offer the high-reliability expected from Dow-Key with the improvement of 5× the life. This is achieved through Dow-Key’s precise design and tight manufacturing specifications. Primarily used in the commercial market, these switches have many applications including commercial, wireless and SATCOM, on board communication systems, antennas, Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) and many other diverse applications.
Exceed Microwave’s WZ-Series bandpass filters utilize super high Q resonators, providing very low insertion loss while maintaining high frequency selectivity. Low insertion loss and the structural design allows for higher power handling than any other waveguide filter. This is ideal for pre-select filters for low NF as well as high-power transmit filters. WZ-Series BPF is available in any frequency up to V-Band.
Shielded Surface Mount RF Inductors
Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for RF and power applications, announces the expansion of its SML32S series of wirewound, shielded, molded RF surface mount inductors in the “1210” style. This expansion increases the number of individual parts in the series by more than 20 percent and broadens the inductance range by adding values from 120 to 470 µH. The expansion was done in order to address the market need for higher inductance shielded inductors in RF applications.
1208 MHz Lowpass Filter
KR Electronics part #3337+ is a 1208 MHz lowpass filter. The filter is a selective elliptic type filter. The stopband starts at 1292 MHz and is maintained to > 6 GHz. The filter is supplied in a miniature surface mount package measuring 0.20 × 0.30 × 0.18 in. Other frequencies are available.
Two Stage Combiner
The M Wave Design Corp. model #90HPCA1201 is a high-power 0° X-Band 8:1 two stage combiner network that weighs just under 1 lb and will handle eight each 2 Kw peak/100 W+ average inputs. The rated output power is 800 W CW out with an integrated 50 W termination for phase imbalance reflection. The input ports are SMA female and output is WR90 choke flange (MIL-F-3922/59-006).
M Wave Design Corp.
Broad Band (0.38 to 6 GHz) Low PIM 10 W Loads
MECA’s new compact low PIM (-170 dBc typ.) 10 W loads with extended frequency and power handling capabilities. Feature industry leading PIM verified at 1900 MHz (+40 dBm) at -160 dBc min all while handling full rated power to 85°C. All of the terminations cover 0.38 to 6 GHz frequency bands in Type N, 4.3/10.0 and 7/16 DIN interfaces. With VSWR’s of 1.10:1 typ./1.20:1 min (0.698 to 2.70 GHz) and 1.15:1 typ./1.25:1 Max (0.38 to 0.698 and 2.7 to 6 GHz). All in a compact package of 5.25 × 1.25 in. Made in U.S. with 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
Mini-Circuits’ MSP2TA Series are ultra-reliable, rugged-duty absorptive fail-safe SP2T switches designed in break-before-make configuration offering an ultra-long switching life. Powered by +12 VDC, the device has a typical switching speed of 20 ms, insertion loss of 0.25 dB and high isolation of 80 dB. The MSP2TA series are suitable for use across a wide range of applications, including switching for automated test equipment and redundancy switching.
The MRFSP5725 2-way splitter is designed for applications that require small, low cost and highly reliable surface mount components. Applications may be found in broadband, wireless and other communications systems. These units are built lead-free and RoHS compliant. S-parameters are available on request.
RF Superstore has expanded their product offering to include surge protectors, commonly used on antenna installations to protect sensitive equipment. The initial product line is focused on N-Type surge protectors with wide-band operating frequency ranging from DC to 7 GHz, VSWR of 1.50:1, a maximum impedance of 50 Ohms, with an insertion loss of < 0.5 dB.
High-Power 18 GHz SPDT Switch
RLC Electronics announces the addition of a high-power 18 GHz SPDT switch with N connectors to its product capabilities. The switch can handle 1000 W at 100 MHz, 200 W at 4 GHz and 125 W at 18 GHz, and provides high-reliability, long life and excellent electrical performance characteristics over the frequency range (including high isolation). Options on the switch include operating mode (failsafe or latching) and coil voltage (12 or 28 VDC), as well as indicator circuitry and a TTL driver.
Cables & Connectors
MHD Cable announces spiral strip shield flexible microwave and mmWave coaxial cable for up to 18, 26.5 and 40 GHz. For the reference, the company enclosed RF, microwave, mmWave cable parts list up to ∼18, ∼26.5 and ∼40 GHz. They also offer RG flexible cable (RG-142, RG-214), semi-flexible hand-formable cable (SF-141), semi-rigid cable (SR-085) based on MIL-C-17 standard and customized special cables, PTFE semi-finished core cables.
Removable End Launch Connectors
Pasternack has released a new line of high speed end launch connectors. These new removable end launch connectors are perfect for signal integrity measurements, coplanar waveguide, chip evaluations, SERDES, substrate characterization, 25 GbE and test fixture applications. Pasternack’s new series of high speed end launch connectors is comprised of four models that provide VSWR as low as 1.10:1 and a maximum operating frequency of 40 to 110 GHz. Connector options include 1 mm end launch (110 GHz), 1.85 mm end launch (67 GHz), 2.92 mm end launch (40 GHz) and 2.4 mm end launch (50 GHz).
Radiall has expanded its range of RF passive products equipped with an SMP-LOCK® interface for the space market. This innovative connector features an easy and robust locking mechanism which dramatically increases the retention force of the interface, prevents accidental disconnection and saves significant integration time. Radiall’s SMP-LOCK® is a high performance interconnect solution at a low cost. This connector is compliant with an SMP interface and includes a unique quick locking system to simplify installation and provide a secure connection.
0.7 to 18 GHz Dual Band Amplifiers
AR RF/Microwave put two of their state-of-the-art Class A amplifiers in a single chassis, and now you can go from 0.7 to 18 GHz with the reliability of solid state designs. With up to 60 W in the first 0.7 to 6 GHz band split and up to 40 W output power in the 6 to 18 GHz split, the company put it together for you in one package that costs less, weighs less and takes up less space than two separate amplifiers.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Solid Power Amplifier Module
The AMP11108 state power amplifiers covers the entire 1 to 8 GHz frequency range at 40 W minimum and high P1dB output power rating. Operating off 32 VDC at 8 amp typical and covering three full octaves bandwidth this Class AB linear module features built-in protection circuits and high ruggedness in a small form factor, lightweight housing. The AMP1110A is suitable for CW, pulse and all linear single channel modulation standards and for applications such as TWT replacement, communications and EW.
Exodus Advanced Communications
High-Power GaN-on-SiC Transistor
Integra Technologies announces the release of a new full-matched, GaN-on-SiC transistor offering 50 W at 5 to 6 GHz. Designed for pulsed C-Band radar applications, the IGT5359L50 GaN-on-SiC HEMT transistor is full-matched to 50 Ohms and supplies 50 W of peak pulsed output power at 50 V drain bias. This transistor cover the frequency range of 5.2 to 5.9 GHz with instantaneous response, features 14 dB of gain and 43 percent efficiency at 1 ms/15 percent pulse conditions.
DC to 35 GHz Amplifier
Marki Microwave now offers a versatile DC to 35 GHz amplifier in a bare die package, with 14 dB of gain and +22 dBm saturated output power. The ADM-5974CH provides efficient optimized LO drive to all Marki Microwave mixers, ideal for EW, clock distribution or test and measurement applications. The design allows for single-supply DC biasing for customer convenience or for optional negative bias to increase even harmonic rejection and decrease DC current consumption.
Marki Microwave Inc.
Low Noise Amplifier
PMI model #PE2-30-8R018R0-3R5-22-12-SFF is an 8 to 18 GHz, low noise amplifier with a typical gain of 30 dB while maintaining a maximum gain flatness of ±1.5 dB over the operating frequency. The typical noise figure is 3.5 dB and offers a minimum OP1 dB of 20 dBm. The operating voltage is +12 to +15 VDC with a maximum current draw of 325 mA. This model is supplied with removable SMA female connectors in their standard PE2 housing.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
Low Noise Amplifier
Model SBL-1834232840-KFKF-E3 is a low noise amplifier with a typical small signal gain of 28 dB and a nominal noise figure of 4 dB across the frequency range of 18 to 42 GHz. The DC power requirement for the amplifier is +12 VDC/240 mA. The input and output port configurations are both female K connectors. Other port configurations are available under different model numbers.
16 x 16 L-Band Distributing Matrix with 20 Outputs
DEV is introducing a new L-Band Distribution Matrix in its product portfolio. The Matrix can be configured with up to 16 input and 20 output channels and fits in a compact 2 RU chassis. The 16² (DEV 1985) provides a high degree of flexibility: the number of input and output channels can be changed; connectors and impedances can be configured even after purchase. In addition to electrical and optical inputs, the 16² supports variable gain and slope. It comes with a local user interface and provides many more helpful features.
DEV Systemtechnik GmbH
2 to 18 GHz Wideband Transceiver
Norden Millimeter introduces the NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 wideband microwave transceiver in a low-SWaP 3U module. The NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 includes internal LOs which provide an instantaneous IF bandwidth of 1 GHz and exceptional noise figure: down-converter NF = 6 dB max, up-converter NF = 15 dB max. Both the RF and IF paths include variable attenuation. The NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 is digitally controlled by RS-485.
Calibrated Noise Sources
Fairview Microwave Inc. has introduced a new line of calibrated noise sources most commonly used as a precision reference source to measure system level noise figure. Specific applications may involve increasing the dynamic range of analog to digital converters by dithering and reducing correlated noise, system and component wireless testing, signal simulation, evaluating analog and DOCSYS CATV systems and simulation of RF jamming systems for missile guidance.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
Hybrid Voltage Controlled Oscillators
RFE’s broadband VCOs are designed to meet the challenges of today’s military, industrial and commercial markets. They hybrid designs incorporate silicon bipolar transistors and hyperabrupt varactor tuning diodes to give broad bandwidths, reduced phase noise and low post tuning drift. RFE can offer any possible frequency output from 500 MHz to 20 GHz with octave bandwidths available. The case of reconfiguration allows great control of all VCO parameters to meet your critical design needs.
High Performance 20 GHz Signal Source
SignalCore’s high performance 20 GHz VCO-based synthesized signal source is cost effective, compact and designed for seamless integration. With frequency spanning 100 MHz to 20 GHz (1 Hz resolution), low phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset at 10 GHz carrier and amplitude step resolution of 0.01 dB over a -30 to +15 dBm output range, this product is ideal for R&D, academic, military and commercial applications. Full implementation instructions and GUI included. Available in USB, SPI, RS-232 and PXIe.
1.5 to 3.2 GHz Low Noise VCO
The DCMO150318-5 is a small, half inch square VCO covering the greater-than-octave tuning band from 1500 to 3200 MHz with a tuning voltage of +0.5 to +20 VDC. With a bias voltage of +5 V at 30 mA, this low noise, voltage tuned oscillator will deliver a minimum buffered output power of +7 dBm. The wide tuning range gives a typical low phase noise of -93 dBc/Hz at an offset frequency of 10 kHz and -153 dBc/Hz at 10 MHz offset is ideally suited for automated assembly.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Small Form Factor Antenna
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for small form factor antenna from Southwest Antennas. The 1001-202 is a half-wave dipole, omni antenna for 2.1 to 2.5 GHz applications. Measuring only 4.29 in. in height, it offers 2.15 dBi of peak gain. The antenna features a tough, black, G10 fiberglass radome and a black-chrome, TNC(m), non-rotating, RF connector making the antenna ideal for low-visibility or tactical applications such as tactical hand-held radios, body-worn radio systems, unmanned robotics platforms and other a pplications where size and weight are critical.
S-Series Multi-Purpose RF Test System
Elite RF is proud to introduce the new and innovative S-Series multi-purpose RF test system. It is a flexible alternative to expensive and bulky RF test equipment and can be used in a multitude of applications/settings, such as an ATE factory application. Independent control of each RF system allows for maximum test flexibility and the system can be connected to a larger monitor for viewing multiple windows at the same time. The S-Series also comes with a two year warranty and is made in the U.S.
RF and Microwave Power Sensor
The LB680A is a 50 MHz to 20 GHz RF and microwave power sensor designed for pulse measurements. In addition to average power, the sensor makes triggered pulse measurements and provides a time domain plot of the pulse power profile. The sensor also makes statistical pulse measurements including peak and pulse power. The sensor utilizes a 10 MHz video filter, making it ideal for many applications including radar, IoT, manufacturing test and more.
Smart Power Sensor
Mini-Circuits’ PWR-8P-RC is a compact sensor-head that turns any PC into a high performance power meter for peak and average measurements of CW and pulse modulated signals. The sensor has an 80 dB input dynamic range and wide bandwidth, allowing measurement of RF powers down to -60 dBm over 10 to 8000 MHz. The USB HID interface is “plug and play” compatible, meaning no driver installation is required, while the additional Ethernet interface allows remote power measurements over a network.
Moveable OTA Test Chamber
The new R&S ATS1000 antenna test chamber from Rohde & Schwarz allows developers and production engineers to perform over-the-air (OTA) measurements for 5G on their antenna modules, transceivers, chipsets and wireless devices. Antenna and transceiver measurements are possible in the frequency range from 18 to 87 GHz. The system therefore supports all mmWave frequency bands currently considered for 5G. The compact test chamber makes it possible to measure mobile devices in the far field.
Rohde & Schwarz
Headless RF Spectrum Analyzer
Signal Hound has announced the SM200A 20 GHz headless RF spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver for applications ranging from IoT and 5G cellular, to military, aerospace, spectrum management, automotive and radar. Optimized for performance, flexibility, space and cost, the SM200A lowers the cost of entry to high-end spectrum analysis while delivering precisely what is required for the most demanding production-line and spectrum monitoring RF analysis applications.