Wideband Integrated Microwave Up- and Down-Converter
Analog Devices announced the ADMV1013 and ADMV1014, a paired highly integrated microwave up- and down-converter,respectively. These ICs operate over a very wide frequency range with 50 Ohm match from 24 up to 44 GHz, facilitating ease of design and reducing the costs of building a single platform that can cover all 5G mmWave frequency bands including 28 and 39 GHz. Additionally, the chipset is capable of flat 1 GHz RF instantaneous bandwidth supporting all broadband services as well as other ultra-wide bandwidth transceiver applications.
Analog Devices Inc.
Ducommun’s switch cycler is designed to automate switch cycling and allow users to “plug-and-play” versus having to design a custom instrument themselves. The CAT-001 allows users to perform a “burn-in” function for switches that have sat in inventory for long periods of time. The CAT-001 also features an optional strip chart counter to record data for each switch, GUI remote control for automation and a keypad for local control.
26 to 34 GHz, 10 dB Directional Couplers
MECA expanded offering of 5G mmWave products, featuring 10 dB couplers covering 26 to 34 GHz with 2.92 mm interfaces. Typical specifications of 1.5:1 VSWR, 15 dB directivity, 1 dB insertion loss and 0.4 dB frequency sensitivity. Also available are attenuators, terminations, bias tees, DC blocks and adapters. Additionally octave and mulit-octave models covering up to 50 GHz built by J-Standard certified assemblers and technicians. Made in the U.S. and 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
The Mini-Circuits ZCDC10-K0644+ wideband directional coupler offers exceptional performance operating over 6 to 40 GHz. This coupler has excellent coupling flatness, good directivity and power handling. It is ideal for lab testing applications as well as for power monitoring over widebands, among other applications.
10 to 18,000 MHz High Performance Switched Filter Banks
NIC introduces a new line of high performance, custom two to 10 channel switched filter banks that cover frequencies from 1 MHz to 18 GHz. These RF assemblies use low loss, high isolation PIN diode or GaAs switches and are TTL compatible. The filter banks also have low VSWR, excellent passband flatness, fast switching speeds and are housed in compact, laser-sealed, ruggedized enclosures that make them well suited for high-reliability radar, EW and space applications.
Networks International Corp.
The 0.9 m Journey Manpack is a high performance, ultra-portable satellite terminal designed for military and commercial applications. The Journey Manpack comes in a lightweight, airline checkable, single backpack including a compact, segmented antenna system, BUC, LNB, optional modem, comprehensive alignment tools. It weighs less than 18 kg (40 lbs) and is ideal for military Special Forces and government applications that require maximum portability. This assisted-acquire satellite terminal can be quickly assembled without tools and requires minimal training.
Economical 5G Sub-Harmonic Pumped Mixer Module
OML has developed an economical sub-harmonic pumped mixer down-converter module for the 5G market. M28H2ADC operates from 24 to 40 GHz with an IF bandwidth > 5 GHz. Its compact size is well suited for both field and lab uses. The M28H2ADC can be connected directly to portable handheld instruments such as Keysight FieldFox and Anritsu Spectrum Master or it can be configured to use with benchtop instruments. It is powered via USB port.
Passive Plus Inc. (PPI) has developed a series of broadband capacitors available in four different case sizes: 01005BB, 0201BB, 0402BB and 0805BB. Values available are 10 nF (10,000 pF) and 100 nF (100,000 pF). These capacitors are intended primarily for coupling RF signals or, occasionally, for bypassing them to ground, while blocking DC. The applications for which they are intended require small, surface-mountable devices that provide low RF impedances i.e., low insertion losses and reflections, across extremely large RF bandwidths and temperatures typically ranging from −55°C to +125°C.
Passive Plus Inc.
TSX Series 4.3-10 Premium RF Surge Protection
The TSX-4310FF and TSX-4310FM are the latest addition to the PolyPhaser TSX family of ultra-low PIM DC short surge protectors.Using patented SX™ filter design combined with a 4.3-10 connector the bidirectional PolyPhaser TSX-4310 delivers to 4G and LTE networks significant advantages in both PIM performance and surge capacity, while occupying 40 percent less space than traditional designs. The TSX Series is available online with same-day shipping.
3 V, 3400 F Ultracapacitor Cell
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new ultracapacitor cell from Maxwell Technologies. The Maxwell 3V, 3400 farad (3400 F) cell has been designed to be the highest energy, highest power workhorse of its ultracapacitor portfolio. Whether used alone, integrated into a module assembly or in a hybrid configuration, Maxwell’s BCAP3400 P300 K04 will help reduce the overall cost and weight of the system while improving the customer’s return on investment.
Richardson RFPD Inc.
High-Power Absorptive Lowpass Filters
RLC Electronics is now manufacturing high-power absorptive lowpass filters. For the RLC high-power absorptive lowpass filters, in-band signals are transmitted through the filter to the output port and out-of-band signals are reflected back to the source. The unit pictured is a 2500 MHz absorptive lowpass, with sharp rejection (50 dB at 4000 MHz) and great overall performance (> 20 dB return loss, < 0.1 dB IL) and is designed to handle 650 W CW over a typical military environment.
CABLES & CONNECTORS
Aeroflon® 40 and 50 GHz Test Cables
Sensorview Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of test cables and components for 5G and mmWave industry, released 40 and 50 GHz VNA/interconnect cables for test & measurement solutions. All cables are phase stable, low loss, super-flexible and lightweight with aramid jacket. A wide variety of connectors such as 2.4 and 2.92 mm are available.
Sensorview Co. Ltd.
Precision 2.4 to 2.92 mm NMD Between-Series Adapters
SGMC Microwaves introduces their 2.4 to 2.92 mm between-series precision grade NMD connectors that are designed for use with microwave applications requiring excellent performance up to 40 GHz NMD connectors are ruggedized test port connectors that are specially designed to stabilize the test port cable during testing on many network analyzers. SGMC offers an extensive line of precision in-series adapters, between-series adapters, receptacles and cable connectors for various semi-rigid and flexible coaxial cables. Special designs are also available upon request.