Custom MMIC Booth 851
MMIC SP5T Switches
The CMD235C4 and CMD236C4 are DC to 18 GHz broadband MMIC SP5T switches. They are ideally suited for high performance military and instrumentation applications, both switches provide a switching speed of around 60 ns and an input P1dB of 21 dBm. They feature binary decoder circuitry that reduces the number of logic control lines, from three to two for the SP3T and from five to three for the SP5T.
GaN MMIC LNAs
The CMD276C4, CMD277C4 and CMD278C4 GaN MMIC LNAs deliver high linearity performance with output IP3 of +32 dBm while offering high input power handling of 5 W. The high input power handling feature enables system designers to avoid limiters and other protection networks, while still achieving extremely low noise figure over the operating bandwidth. These new MMIC LNAs are housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm QFN package.
Signal Microwave Booth 863
Signal Microwave’s VLF40-002 is a 2.92 mm connector system mounted on RF boards using screws, no soldering required. The rear of the connector makes contact to vias in the board using a raised grounding ring and center pin. The vias are used to carry the signal into the board to a stripline circuit inside the board or microstrip/GCPW on the back side of the board.
Ciao Wireless Inc. Booth 902
1 to 40 GHz Amplifier with Detected Output
Ciao Wireless Inc. has introduced an ultra-broadband amplifier which features an integrated wideband detector for communication applications. This amplifier comes with two min. gain options of 30 dB min. (35 dB typ.) and 15 dB min. (20 dB typ.). The gain flatness is ±3.25 max. The typical output power is +13 dBm across 1 to 28 GHz. The input and output VSWR is 2.3 or better. The typical noise figure is 6 across the full band (1 to 40 GHz).
SV Microwave Booth 903
PCB Coaxial Interconnects
SV Microwave just launched their unique line of 3 mm between board spacing PCB coaxial interconnects. This line allows for the lowest stacked height (3 mm) of any board-to-board high frequency RF connection system. SV’s 3 mm product line is ideal for high density stacked and multiport applications and is available in an optional solderless design that reduces yield and assembly time. Additionally, COTS versions are readily available through distribution.
Wenzel Associates Inc. Booth 907
Multiplied Crystal Oscillators to 16 GHz
Ultra-low phase noise and excellent spectral purity are the main characteristics provided in Wenzel Associates’ Multiplied Crystal Oscillator (MXO) series of products at fixed frequencies between 200 MHz and 16 GHz. This versatile product line allows the customer to specify the exact frequency needed and select specific options such as phase locking with an external or internal reference, high output level, base oscillator output and multiple outputs along the multiplier string. Basically, a customized low noise frequency source without the cost of NRE.
Custom Microwave Components Booth 915
Each of the 12-channels contains an attenuator in series with a solid-state sampler/amp switch (SAS) module. The attenuator modules provide independent control of their respective channel’s loss by 70 dB in 0.5 dB steps. The SAS modules resistively samples the respective channel’s output and selects/deselects the sample’s routing to the monitor port for signal analysis.
Anritsu Booth 925
Signal Analyzer MS2850A is a spectrum/signal analyzer with max. analysis bandwidth of 1 GHz and frequency range of 9 kHz to 32 GHz or 44.5 GHz. With a wide dynamic range up to > 140 dB and excellent amplitude/phase flatness, it provides high-end performance at a mid-range price for improved cost-of-test. Software options provide engineers with a cost-efficient and accurate solution to verify RF Tx characteristics of next-generation 5G base stations and mobile devices, SATCOM equipment and wideband communications systems.
Rogers Corp. Booth 939
AD300D and IM Series Laminates
The IM Series high frequency laminates are an outstanding Passive Intermodulation (PIM) performing version of its AD300D™, AD255C™ and DiClad® 880 antenna grade laminates. The laminates now include the newly developed IM system option. This product utilizes an ultra-smooth (Rq = 0.5 µm by non-contact interferometry method) electrodeposited copper foil option which has excellent adhesion to the substrate materials. The PIM performance of all substrates with the IM cladding has typical values of -166 dBc at 0.030" and -165 dBc at -060" using the Rogers internal test method of two 43 dBm swept tones at 1900 MHz. These specialty materials are specifically engineered and manufactured to meet the demands of today’s base station antenna markets.
Aethercomm Booth 1012
GaN RF Amplifier
Aethercomm introduces a high-power, super broadband, GaN RF amplifier that operates from 20 MHz to 6 GHz. This power amplifier is ideal for broadband military platforms as well as commercial applications because it is robust and offers high-power over an extremely large bandwidth with decent power added efficiency. This amplifier is packaged in a modular housing that is approximately 5 x 5 x 2 in. The weight of this unit is ~3.5 lb max.
Richardson RFPD Booth 1014
High-Power SDR/Small Cell Developers Kit
Developing platforms that seamlessly integrate the baseband SoC, RF transceiver IC, and RF front-end in a small cell system is a complex, time-consuming task that requires careful planning to achieve max. system flexibility. Richardson RFPD’s development kit offers an alternative to get your solution to market faster. This complete kit includes a high-power RF front-end board combined with existing ADI FPGA and transceiver tools.
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Booth 1039
Miniature Synthesizer Demonstration Kit
Cobham, a provider of high performance frequency and signal generation products, introduces the Model 1018 miniature synthesizer and demonstration kit. The 1018 is great for calibration, testing and simulation of tactical radar and electronic warfare platforms. It is a high performance solution in a small, lightweight package, priced for tactical applications and easy to integrate.
Cobham offers industry-leading custom rigid, rigid-flexible assemblies and extra-long waveguides with complex shaping, while incorporating high electrical performances and specializing in custom bracketry and integrated waveguides from cast to 3D printed to hybrid. Cobham is excited to introduce its new product line of lightweight, high frequency Q-, V- and U-Band waveguide to enable the next evolution of SATCOM payloads for future constellations providing world-wide connectivity.
Empower RF Systems Booth 1048
Empower RF model 2198 is a solid state tri-band amplifier in a single 3U chassis ideal for general purpose lab and production line test applications. With user selectable modulation and power output modes this amplifier integrates easily into any test system and simplifies test setups with selectable AGC and ALC modes. The amplifier is ready to go out of the box with its built in browser GUI so there is no software to install for PC or Lan control.
SAGE Millimeter Booth 1103
Dual Polarized Scalar Feed Horn Antenna
Model SAF-2434231535-358-S1-280-DP is a dual polarized, WR-28 scalar feed horn antenna assembly that covers several popular 5G bands in the frequency range of 24 to 42 GHz. The antenna features an integrated orthomode transducer (OMT) that provides high port isolation and cross-polarization cancellation and a broad band scalar horn that provides low sidelobe levels. At center frequency, the horn antenna exhibits 15 dBi nominal gain and a typical half power beamwidth of 35 degrees and -25 dB sidelobe levels, respectively.
Full E-Band Power Amplifier
Model SBP-6039032012-1212-E1 is an ultra-broadband power amplifier with a typical small signal gain of 20 dB and P1dB of +12 dBm in the frequency range of 60 to 90 GHz. The saturated output power of the amplifier is +16 dBm. The mechanical configuration offers an inline structure with WR-12 waveguides and UG387/U-M flanges. Other port configurations, such as with 1 mm connectors or the right angle structure with WR-12 waveguides, are also available under different model numbers.
Morion Inc. Booth 1107
Ultra Precision OCXO
Morion released the MV336M, ultra precision OCXO with ultra-low short-term stability, phase noise and excellent temperature stability in a 92 x 80 x 50 mm package. Available with a frequency of 10 MHz, the MV336 has phase noise of < -93 dBc/Hz at 0.1 Hz and -120 dBc/Hz at 1 Hz, short-term stability < 1E-13 at 1 sec and < 3E-13 until 100 sec which is accompanied by temperature stability of < 4E-11 vs. -10…+70°C. The MV336M operates at 12 V.
HUBER+SUHNER Booth 1116
To meet the increasing demand of cost and weight sensitive applications in the aerospace market, HUBER+SUHNER introduces the Power Sub-Miniature (PSM) interface, offering power levels equivalent to a standard TNC interface without exceeding the envelope and mass of 50 percent smaller and lighter SMA connectors. The PSM interface will enable customers to maximize connector density and minimize weight to reduce the overall system footprint without sacrificing on power handling capability.
MACOM Booth 1125
Low Phase Noise Amplifiers
MACOM’s new family of low phase noise amplifiers includes the MAAL-011151-DIE, an easy-to-use, wideband distributed amplifier ideal for test and measurement, EW, ECM and radar applications where low phase noise and drive power are required. Operating from 2 to 18 GHz, this device provides -154 dBc/Hz of phase noise at 1 KHz, 17 dB of linear gain, 16 dBm of P1dB and 4 dB of noise figure at 8 GHz. The input and output are fully matched to 50 Ohms with typical return less of > 15 dB.
Internally-Matched Power Detector
MACOM’s MADT-011000 is a single-ended, internally-matched power detector featuring optimal wide input bandwidth and high dynamic range of 30 dB. Operating from 5 to 44 GHz, this device is well suited for power control in microwave radios, test and measurement equipment and radar applications. The circuit consumes 70 µA from a 4.5 V supply, while matched detector and reference diodes provide temperature compensation in differential operation.
Quest Microwave Booth 1130
Quest Microwave provides a broad range of ferrite devices for the global microwave electronics marketplace. Standard and custom designs are available for both commercial and military applications. With over 60 years of combined experience, the company’s engineering staff can design and develop ferrite devices for virtually any application. They are there to provide you with a world class microwave components solution.
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH Booth 1130
Hermetically Sealed Adapters
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH offers a wide range of hermetically sealed adapters to the hermeticity of 10-8 atm. cm³/s min. The adapters use fused in glass seals between center contact and outer conductor. This ensures complete hermeticity of the units. The adapters are normally used at vacuum chambers testing products that are intended for outer space with the testing equipment and the personnel staying at regular environment. Available connector styles are 1.85 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm, N and TNC.
MiniRF Inc. Booth 1135
MiniRF Inc. has reached 40 not in years of business but in dB of isolation in its new 75 Ohm CATV coupler designed for full duplex systems. MRFCP0016 coupler has achieved what switches only dream of with 40 dB typ. isolation up to 780 MHz between ports with only ~1 dB main line loss and 8 dB ± 0.5 dB nominal coupling. The performance is achieved in its small 0.25 x 0.28 in. surface-mount package.
RFMW Booth 1135
RF Power Limiter
pSemi’s PE45361 RF power limiter handles 100 W of pulsed input power from 10 MHz to 6 GHz. Its monolithic structure is 8× smaller than discrete, PIN-diode solutions and eliminates thermal hysteresis. The adjustable limiting threshold is set from +7 to +13 dBm via a low current control voltage, eliminating the need for external bias components. Fast response time of < 1 ns ensures instantaneous protection of sensitive components and rapid return to normal operation. Highly flexible and highly linear, it delivers simple, repeatable and reliable receiver protection.
Krytar Inc. Booth 1203
New 90 degree coupler, Model 3040440, delivers exceptional versatility from 4 to 44 GHz. Specifications include 3 dB coupling; amplitude imbalance: ±1.2 dB; phase imbalance is ±12 degrees; isolation is > 13 dB (4 to 30 GHz) and > 8 dB (30 to 44 GHz); max. VSWR: 1.65 (4 to 30 GHz) and 1.90 (30 to 44 GHz); and insertion loss of < 3.2 dB. The coupler comes with 2.4 mm female connectors and measures just 1.99 x 0.80 x 0.42 in. and weighs only 1.5 oz.
Pivotone Booth 1212
Pivotone announces the release of series of RF filter/duplexer/combiner products with exceptional low PIM performance. These low PIM products are designed to be used in the PIM measurement equipment and the wireless communication systems. Their products cover all the wireless frequency bands all over the world. The PIM performance of filter/duplexer/combiners for measurement applications has reached the level of -127 dBm with two 40 W tones, and for the wireless applications the PIM performance has reached -130 dBm with two 20 W tones.
CTT Inc. Booth 1213
40 W X-Band GaN Power Amplifier
CTT’s new solid-state GaN-based power amplifier, model AGX/180-4656, covers 3 to 18 GHz with 40 W of CW power output. The compact size of 5.16 x 4.90 x 0.28 in. offers RF/microwave designers an excellent choice for SWaP solutions for many EW applications, including jammers, and for use as a TWT (traveling wave tube) driver amplifier.
LPKF Laser & Electronics Booth 1216
LPKF ProtoLaser U4
The ProtoLaser U4 is a versatile and easy-to-use lab system to instantly create intricate RF and microwave circuits with superior accuracy and definition. The system uses a tool-less laser direct ablation method and works straight from CAD data. With its high-power, short-pulse UV laser (355 nm) and 20 µm spot size, it can process a wide range of materials including flex circuits (e.g., DuPont Pyralux TK), Rogers, Taconic, FR4, ceramic (Al2O3) and many others.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Booth 1225
HP SiGe Technologies
High performance (HP) SiGe solutions are designed to deliver the best performance/power ratio while leveraging cost-effective, silicon-proven 90 and 130 nm technology nodes, at mask costs significantly lower than RF CMOS. With NPN fMAX as high as 370 GHz, 100× lower 1/f noise than CMOS and the higher breakdown voltages associated with bipolar devices—resulting in higher power output-drive capability—HP SiGe technologies are an ideal match for 5G mmWave, optical/wireless/wired and radar/LIDAR applications.
RelComm Technologies Inc. Booth 1257
RelComm Technologies compliments its product line with a high performance 1P2T coaxial relay configured with “SC” type connectors and excellent RF performance up to 6 GHz. CW power rating is 1500 W at 1 GHz and 600 W at 6 GHz. Operating temperature range is -30°C to +70°C. The relay is available in failsafe, latching and multi-throw configurations and is fully RoHS compliant. Options include position indicators, D-SUB header, splash-proof sealed and TTL controlled input.
Ducommun Booth 1312
E-Band Block Down-Converter
Model SNG-12-01 is a full E-Band block down-converter that extends testing capabilities for low cost, low frequency noise figure meters; allows noise figure testing of E-Band devices without noise figure meter, using the Y factor method. It is versatile in low cost designs; Model SNG-12-01 is an affordable expansion to mmWave laboratories that do not have the budget for large scale equipments. Featuring low spurious/harmonics, low LO frequency and power requirement and is compact and lightweight.
pSemi Booth 1349
50 GHz DSA
pSemi (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) extends its high performance digital step attenuator (DSA) family into higher frequencies with a 50 GHz DSA, the PE43508. This 50 Ohm, 6-bit DSA offers wideband support from 9 kHz to 50 GHz and features flexible attenuation steps of 0.5 and 1 dB up to the 31.5 dB range. Offered as a flip-chip die, the PE43508 is ideal for 5G test and measurement applications.
Value, High Performance DSAs
pSemi (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) introduces a family of value, high performance DSAs. These four DSAs—the PE43620, PE43650, PE43665 and PE43670—supplement pSemi’s top-performance and high frequency DSA products but at an entry-level price point. The value 50 and 75 Ohm DSAs feature pSemi’s industry-leading attenuation accuracy and are offered in a 2-, 5-, 6- and 7-bit configuration.
Cernex Inc. Booth 1406
Cernex’s benchtop amplifiers are designed for use in a wide range of general purpose applications such as laboratory test equipment, instrumentation and other applications. Reliable operation is achieved using rugged stripline circuit construction with selected GAsFETs, PHEMTs and MIMICs.
General Microwave Corp. Booth 1416
Kratos General Microwave enhanced its series of fast switching (1 usec) indirect synthesizers with the addition of the Model SM6220 with frequency modulation capability covering the full band 2 to 20 GHz. It can provide a frequency deviation of 1 GHz at up to a 10 MHz modulation rate and can be modulated with either analog or digital inputs. Of special significance; the synthesizer output frequency remains fully locked even while in the FM mode.
OML Inc. Booth 1436
Wireless Communications Test Solutions
OML, with over 25 years of mmWave innovative designs and application expertise, is delivering industry leading novel designs and application solutions for customers worldwide. OML’s display will focus on economical and portable wireless communications test solutions. Showcase products feature the latest USB-powered spectrum analysis solutions with IF bandwidth greater than 4 GHz for 5G, IoT, WLAN, point-to-point communication, radar, EW and satellite, as well as traditional laboratory benchtop and modular mmWave solutions to 500 GHz.
Micro Lambda Wireless Booth 1503
Low Noise Frequency Synthesizer
Standard frequency models are available covering 6 to 18, 8 to 20 and 10 to 21 GHz. These synthesizers have been designed with superior integrated phase noise over the 20 kHz to 50 MHz offset frequencies and provide exceptional Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) performance. Standard models are specified to operate over the 0°C to +65°C temperature range. Extended temperature ranges are available.