KRYTAR, Inc. announced the continued expansion of its line of ultra-wideband directional couplers with the addition of a new model offering 30 dB of nominal coupling over the frequency range of 2.0 to 40.0 GHz (S- through Ka-Bands), in a compact and lightweight package.

KRYTAR’s new directional coupler, Model 102040030, enhances the selection of multi-purpose, stripline designs that exhibit excellent coupling over the ultra-broadband frequency range of 2.0 to 40.0 GHz in a single, compact and lightweight package. The new directional coupler lends itself to wireless designs and many test and measurement applications within S through K-Bands.

KRYTAR’s new directional coupler, Model 102040030, offers superior performance ratings including nominal coupling (with respect to output) of 30 dB, ±1.0 dB and frequency sensitivity of ±1.0 dB. The directional coupler exhibits Insertion Loss (including coupled power) of less than 0.8 dB (2 to 20 GHz) and less than 1.5 dB (20 to 40 GHz), directivity of greater than 11 dB, maximum VSWR (any port) is 1.5 (2 to 20 GHz) and 1.7 (20 to 40 GHz), input power rating is 20 W average and 3 kW peak.

The directional coupler comes with industry-standard 2.4-mm SMA female connectors. The compact package measures just 1.75 inches (L) x 0.40 inches (W) x 0.65 inches (H), and weighs only1.2 ounces. Operating temperature is -54°C to +85°C.

KRYTAR couplers are uniquely designed for systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required. KRYTAR couplers offer solutions for many ultra-broadband applications including electronic warfare, commercial wireless including mmWave, 5G, 5G new radio, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, mmWave, satcom, radar, signal monitoring and measurement, antenna beamforming and electromagnetic compatibility testing environments. For many space-restricted applications the compact size makes KRYTAR directional couplers ideal solutions. The directional coupler can also be manufactured to meet ridged military specifications.