Millimeter-wave Receivers

These custom-designed millimeter-wave receiver modules are designed for radiometer applications. Two downconverter models have been custom-designed to operate at K-band (20 to 40 GHz) and V-band (50 to 75 GHz). Gain calibration is accomplished using an internal K- or V-band noise source, a noise injection coupler and a precision temperature sensor.

Using a +2.0 dBm Ku-band local oscillator (LO) input to each module, both units employ a sub-harmonic mixer topology to down-convert from the millimeter-wave input frequency to an IF output under 1 GHz, providing 30 dB of nominal gain to the input signal. The V-band module utilizes an additional diode-based frequency doubler on the LO input, allowing a common local oscillator to drive both modules. Overall, the receiver noise figure is under 4 dB for the K-band model and under 6 dB for the V-band receiver.

Endwave Corp.
San Jose, CA (408) 522-3180

RS No. 216

Drop-in Isolators

Responding to the exploding market for Ku- and X-band drop-in isolators, Renaissance introduces the R-Series. These flange mount drop-in isolators are ideal for military, SATCOM, space, intelligence and air surveillance radar systems. Covering frequencies of 7.2 to 8.4 GHz, 9.5 to 10.5 GHz, 12.7 to 14.5 GHz and 14 to 15.5 GHz, these temperature stable devices offer a typical loss of < 0.4 dB and return loss and isolation > 20 dB in an industry standard footprint.

Renaissance Electronics Corp.
Harvard, MA (978) 772-7774

RS No. 220

Silicon CMOS Switch Matrix

This 4 x 2 switch matrix combines a digital decoder with the RF switching network and tone/voltage detect designed for European- and Asian-market applications including Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Low Noise Block (LNB) – the SKY13292-365LF. DBS is a service that allows households to receive television programming directly from a satellite transponder. The LNB is located on the satellite dish antenna and amplifies/downconverts to a 0.7 to 2.15 GHz IF. The switch matrix is responsible for connecting four of the satellite signals to two indoor set-top controllers, selectable by the viewer’s channel choice. The switch is packaged in a lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant, QFN 4 x 4 mm plastic package.

Skyworks Solutions Inc
Woburn, MA (781) 376-3000

RS No. 221

7/16 DIN Terminations

The model 555-142-100 is a 50 W, 100 W termination with a 7/16 DIN male connector (other impedance values, power ratings and connector types are available). These units offer low intermodulation distortion and VSWR for improved system performance. These high power terminations are ideal for antenna, base station, broadcast, laboratory, SATCOM and wireless applications. The devices operate DC to 3 GHz in a –40° to +70°C temperature range. The heat sink is a 3 x 3 inch finned square 6.10 inches long. Smaller conduction cooled units are also available up to 500 W average power.

BroadWave Technologies Inc
Franklin, IN (317) 346-6101

RS No. 223

Four-way In-phase Splitter

This L-band, four-way in-phase splitter is designed for SATCOM applications. The low loss splitter spans the frequency band of 900 to 2100 MHz maintaining tight phase and amplitude tracking, typically within 3 degrees and 0.2 dB of signal unbalances respectively within the specified frequency band. The splitter is well matched for applications in 50 W systems. This product replaces stripline splitters and saves critical board space when splitting local oscillator signals and when used as receiver antenna combiners. The splitter model SPD-90-210 is packaged in a small surface-mount RoHS-compliant package, measuring 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.2. Prices start at $20.00 for low quantities, with deliveries ranging from stock to six weeks.

Synergy Microwave Corp
Paterson, NJ (973) 881-8800

RS No. 234

GaAs MMIC Transmitter

The model XU1009-BD is a gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) transmitter that delivers +25 dBm OIP3, 35 dB gain control and 9 dB conversion gain. Using 0.15 micron gate length GaAs pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (PHEMT) device model technology, the transmitter covers the 18 to 36 GHz frequency bands and includes a balanced resistive mixer followed by a distributed amplifier, an LO doubler and an LO buffer amplifier. This device is well suited for point-to-point radio, LMDS, SATCOM or VSAT applications.

Mimix Broadband Inc
Houston, TX (281) 988-4600

RS No. 251

SATCOM High Power Amplifiers

The release of these two new satellite communications (SATCOM) high power amplifiers (HPA) lead the industry in performance and overall size reduction. The new die-level products, TGA4916 and TGA4906, are the latest example of TriQuint’s leadership in the evolution of ground terminal SATCOM RF amplifiers. These two new products address OEM needs for smaller, more highly integrated designs and will be offered as packaged devices later this year. TriQuint’s new TGA4916 leads the industry with its compact, single-chip architecture. The TGA4916 is a Ka-band, fully monolithic 7 W HPA ideally suited for VSAT ground terminal applications. The TGA4906 is a ‘half-chip’ version of the TGA4916.

TriQuint Semiconductor Inc
Hillsboro, OR (503) 615-9000

RS No. 252


SP2T Absorptive Switch

This SP2T, absorptive, PIN diode switch operates in a frequency range from 1.9 to 2.1 GHz. The isolation is 55 dB with an insertion loss of 2 dB and a VSWR of 1.8. The switching speed is 50 ns rise/fall and 100 ns on/off at +20 dBm maximum RF input power. The switch has TTL control independent for each arm and a DC power supply of +5 VDC at 65 mA maximum and –5 VDC at 50 mA maximum.

American Microwave Corp
Frederick, MD (301) 662-4700

RS No. 222

EMI Filter

This Interpoint EMI filter is designed to operate with the new Interpoint MPE and MWR DC/DC converters and provides compliance with MIL-STD-461C, CE-03, MIL-STD-461D, CE-102 and MIL-STD-461E, CE-102. The FMT filters have a maximum throughput current of 3A. The full operating temperature range is –55° to +125°C. The hermetically sealed case measures 1.460" x 1.130" x 0.330". Screening levels of standard, /ES and (after qualification) /883 (referenced to MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38534) are offered. The FMT is available now with prices starting at $310 each for OEM quantities.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Electronics Group
Redmond, WA (425) 895-4053

RS No. 224

High-Q Capacitor Kits

Six new Hi-Q capacitor design kits are now available. 10 Series A case (case size: 0.055 x 0.055) including: DKDLC10A01 contains 16 values ranging from 0.1 pF thru 2.0 pF; DKDLC10A02 contains 16 values ranging from 1.0 pF thru 10 pF; and DKDLC10A03 contains 16 values ranging from 10 pF thru 100 pF. 10 Series B case (case size: 110 x 0.110) including: DKDLC10B01 contains 16 values ranging from 1.0 pF thru 10 pF; DKDLC10B02 contains 16 values ranging from 10 pF thru 100 pF; and DKDLC10B03 contains 16 values ranging from 100 pF thru 1000 pF.

PassivePlus/Dalicap Corp
Huntington Station, NY (631) 425-0938

RS No. 225

Power Divider

This thick film SMT two-way Rat Race power divider is available with 180° outputs. The model IMD2417 operates at 10 GHz with a 20 percent bandwidth with less than 0.5 dB insertion loss. Alumina construction and proprietary high conductivity films provide a compact low loss device, which exhibits a high level of unit-to-unit performance repeatability not found in multiplayer devices. The IMS Rat Race device is contained within a 0.322" x 0.354" package and its input power rating is 20 W with a 100°C baseplate.

International Manufacturing Services Inc.
Portsmouth, RI (401) 683-9700

RS No. 226

Wideband Notch Filter

The model 6IN40-897.5/X265-O/O is a wideband notch filter that uses elliptic response lumped element design techniques to enhance broadband communications, from DC to 765 MHz and 1030 to 3500 MHz, while blocking out wireless communication traffic. Configurations for this product include surface-mount, cables or connectors. Small sizes and custom packages are also available.

K&L Microwave
Salisbury, MD (410) 749-2424

RS No. 248

Bandpass Filter

The model 7BP5-185/X50-S is a highly selective bandpass filter with SMA-Female connectors. The filter features a 2.0 shape factor from 57 to 0.5 dB bandwidth. Insertion loss is 1.5 dB maximum at a center frequency of 185 MHz. The 0.5 dB bandwidth is 160 to 210 MHz minimum. Rejection is 57 dB minimum at 140 and 240 MHz. The VSWR is 2.0 maximum. Physical size is 4.5 x 1.25 x 1.0 excluding connectors.

Lorch Microwave
Salisbury, MD (410) 860-5100

RS No. 249

PCS Receive Filter

The part number 8C9-1880-X60N11 is a PCS receive band filter. This unit is centered at 1880 MHz with a flat passband of 60 MHz. Passband insertion loss comes in at less than 0.8 dB, with a passband return loss of greater than 16 and 60 dB of attenuation at 1930 to 1990 MHz. This unit sized at only 1.75" high x 2.75" wide x 5.5" long has Type N connectors, but can be fitted with most any RF connector.

Reactel Inc
Gaithersburg, MD (301) 519-3660

RS No. 231

SP2T 8 W Switch

The model MASW-000822-12770T is a new SP2T broadband PIN diode switch for 0.5 to 6 GHz applications. The switch is ideal for higher power WiMAX base station and military radio applications and features high linearity and power handling. The device provides over 8 W (CW) power handling coupled with 65 dBm IIP3 for maximum performance. The MASW-000822-12770T is a SP2T, high linearity, common anode, asymmetrical PIN diode switch in a 3 mm PQFN package. It is ideal for use in the 2.3 to 2.7 and 3.3 to 3.8 GHz WiMAX base station applications, where LNA protection is required. Price: $1.98 (10,000).

Lowell, MA (800) 368-3277

RS No. 227

High Power Combiners

MECA expands its H series, 100 W, Wilkinson high power combiner/divider line by adding 7/16 DIN Female connector models in two- and four-way configurations covering all wireless bands between 0.800 to 2.200 GHz. These high power combiners offer high isolation of 25 dB, VSWR of 1.15 and low insertion loss of less than 0.3 dB. This series is essential for combining unbalanced signals in base station applications. The series is made in the USA and available from stock.

MECA Electronics Inc.
Denville, NJ (973) 625-0661

RS No. 228

Directional Couplers

These directional couplers operate in a frequency range from 800 to 2500 MHz with models able to handle up to 200 W. SMA and Type N connectors are standard with coupling values of 6, 10, 20 and 30 dB.

Microwave Communications Laboratories Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL (727) 344-6254

RS No. 247

Band Stop Filter

The model BSF-108+ is a surface-mount band stop filter that operates in a frequency range from 88 to 108 MHz. This model features good VSWR of 1.3 typical at passband and high FM frequency rejection. Applications include: FM radio rejection, receivers and transmitters. Price: $39.95 (1–9).

Brooklyn, NY (718) 934-4500

RS No. 229

Directional Coupler

This new application specific series of economical directional couplers is designed for power sampling and VSWR monitoring in WiMAX applications. The new couplers operate at 2.5 and 3.5 GHz and are available in coupling values of 10, 20 and 30 dB nominal. Electrical performance offers typical insertion loss of 0.5 dB, isolation of 18 dB minimum, VSWR of 1.25 typical and directivity of 15 dB maximum. Forward power handling is 50 W CW. The new devices are available with N and SMA female connectors standard, and alternate interfaces, including reverse polarity, upon request. The package size is 1.38" x 0.95" x 0.59", plus connectors. Units accommodate environmental extremes from –35° to +80°C.

Response Microwave Inc
Devens, MA (978) 772-3767

RS No. 232

Coaxial to Waveguide Adapters

These coaxial to waveguide adapters are available in a variety of configurations for a specific application. Option A includes broadband adapters whose excellent electrical specs are maintained over the entire adapter bandwidth, while option B offers enhanced performance over a specific band of the adapters’ bandwidth. Computer design and the latest in RF techniques coupled with precision assembly ensure optimal electrical performance in the recommended frequency ranges.

RLC Electronics Inc
Mount Kisco, NY (914) 241-1334

RS No. 233

Type N Fixed Attenuator

The model 3082-7001-XX is an 18 GHz Type N attenuator. This military/aerospace grade product provides excellent performance at a remarkably low price. Housed in a small stainless steel package, this durable 2 W attenuator is a great value in a broad range of applications. The 3082-7001-XX is available in 16 standard dB values (00-12, 15, 20, 30). Non-standard dB values and custom configurations are available upon request.

XMA Corp
Manchester, NH (603) 222-2256

RS No. 235


x2 Active Frequency Multiplier and Low Noise Amplifier

The model HMC463LH250 is a GaAs PHEMT MMIC low noise distributed amplifier with gain control that operates from 2 to 20 GHz. This amplifier provides 13 dB of gain, 3 dB noise figure and 18 dBm of output power at 1 dB compression, while drawing only 60 mA from a +5 V supply. Housed in a hermetic surface-mount package, the HMC463LH250 exhibits excellent gain flatness of ±0.5 dB from 2 to 14 GHz, making it ideal for EW, ECM, radar, test equipment and other high reliability applications.

Hittite Microwave Corp
Chelmsford, MA (978) 250-3343

RS No. 237

1 kW Pulse Microwave Power Amplifier

The M1270 series of 1 kW X-band microwave power modules (MPM) is designed for airborne radar applications in a high density 11" x 6" x 2" package that weighs in at less than 9 lbs. The M1270 MPM features a new advanced traveling wave tube (TWT)-based design with solid-state preamp that offers RF power efficiency operating from standard 28 VDC bus consuming less than 275 W of operating prime power and less than 40 W at standby.

L-3 Communications Electron Devices
San Carlos, CA (650) 591-8411

RS No. 238

GaN Broadband Power Amplifier

The model SSPA 0.020-0.520-125 is a high power, broadband, gallium nitride (GaN) RF amplifier that operates from 20 to 520 MHz. This PA is ideal for broadband military platforms as well as commercial applications because it is robust and offers high power over a multi-octave bandwidth. This amplifier was designed for broadband jamming and communication systems platforms. The amplifier operates with a base plate temperature of 85°C with no degradation in the MTBF for the GaN devices inside. It is packaged in a modular housing that is approximately 3.4" (width) by 6.4" (long) by 1.0" (height).

Aethercomm Inc
San Marcos, CA (760) 598-4340

RS No. 236

Adjustable Threshold Detector Log Amplifier

The PMI model TA-SDLVA-0120-70 option 105F is an adjustable threshold detector log amplifier that operates from 1.3 to 1.7 GHz (other frequencies are available), and are designed using GaAs technology, which provides stunning performance and reliability in a compact package. TSS is –60 dBm minimum and a logging range of –60 to +5 dBm. Input VSWR at –23 dBm is 1.8 maximum with an adjustable threshold. Size: 3.75" x 1.50" x 0.50".

Planar Monolithics Industries
Frederick, MD (301) 631-1579

RS No. 230

Ultra Linear RF Amplifier

The model SM4450-43L is a GaAs FET amplifier designed for various military and commercial applications demanding high performance. The unit operates from 4.4 to 5 GHz with a P1dB of +43 dBm and OIP3 of +62 dBm. Small-signal gain is 55 dB with a flatness of ±0.5 dB across the band. Standard features include a single +12 VDC supply, thermal protection with auto reset and over/reverse voltage protection. In module form, the unit measures 7.5" x 3.97" x 0.79"; an integral heatsink is also available. This amplifier is also available in lab unit and 19” rack configurations.

Stealth Microwave Inc
Trenton, NJ (609) 538-8586

RS No. 239


Broadband Blade Antenna

The model 11D28500-10 is broadband blade antenna designed for airborne applications. This new blade antenna offers ultra-broad bandwidth from 480 to 2400 MHz. This antenna has peak gain of 4 dBiL, with a nominal gain of 2.5 dBiL, includes built-in lightning protection and has 200 W CW power handling capability. Dimensions are 5.25 max base width, 5.55 total height, 0.59 blade thickness and 1.75 max base width inches and weighs only 9 ozs.

Nurad Technologies Inc
Baltimore, MD (410) 542-1700

RS No. 218

Microwave Antenna Technology

This new CloakWave™ technology is designed for point-to-point microwave antennas. CloakWave is a unique disguise technique for microwave antennas that allows the antenna to match the aesthetic look of the environment where it is mounted. The new CloakWave technology is currently available in three styles that include: sand camo, green camo and brick.

Radio Waves
N. Billerica, MA (978) 459-8800

RS No. 219


High Power GaN Transistors

The RF393X family of 48 V gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors offers power performance from 10 to 120 W and wide tunable bandwidth—demonstrating the superior combination of high power and bandwidth offered by RFMD’s GaN technology versus competing GaAs and silicon LDMOS technologies. The RF393X product family is comprised of five 48 V GaN unmatched power transistors, each of which deliver gain in the range of 14 to 16 dB and high peak drain efficiency of greater than 65 percent at 2.1 GHz. The superior performance characteristics of RFMD’s GaN power transistors make them ideal for wideband, high efficiency power amplifier applications, such as broadcast television, wireless infrastructure, high power radar, aerospace and avionics.

RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD)
Greensboro, NC (336) 664-1233

RS No. 240

Integrated Circuit

Power Solution Modules

The Microsemi Power Solution Module Series consists of three model types: the 1214-800P, 1214-700P1 and 1214-550P. These models provide a “50 Ohms IN-50 Ohms OUT” fully matched across the 1200 to 1400 MHz band, high power amplifier stage for pulsed radar systems. These high performance, Class C modules are designed for unparalleled performance, delivering peak power outputs greater than 550, 700 and 800 W at 50 percent collector efficiency, under a pulse format of 300 microseconds, 10 percent long-term duty cycle. Their user-friendly design provides customers with plug-and-play capability that requires no additional tuning or complicated impedance matching. These modules are designed for high power L-band pulsed radar applications.

Microsemi Corp
Irvine, CA (800) 713-4113

RS No. 241

Processing Equipment

Precision Milling System

The FP21T Precision milling system offers micro fine 50 mm capabilities and uses state-of-the-art processing technology and experience in PCB prototyping to deliver accuracy, longevity and reliability. The system is equipped with the company’s advanced ‘air-ride’ milling head, five-phase stepper motor and DC gear driven Z-axis. In addition to copper foil, the FP21T Precision can process traditionally difficult materials such as alumina, Teflon, strontium oxide and silicon wafers.

MITS Electronics
Tokyo, Japan +81 42 388 1051

RS No. 253


High Speed Frequency Synthesizers

This new series of miniature, wideband, high speed frequency synthesizers operate in a frequency range from 2 to 18 GHz, with switching speeds of < 3 msec and power consumption < 16 W DC. The fast switching speeds of the new synthesizer permit extremely fast receiver tuner acquisition of emitter signals, which therefore permits them to be used as local oscillators (LO) in fast-tuning superheterodyne receivers. For this application, the synthesizers provide substantial improvement in tuning times and spurious signal generation, with excellent phase noise and frequency accuracy. As a result the synthesizers are also ideal for many new ATE systems used for a variety of microwave test applications.

Wide Band Systems Inc
Rockaway, NJ (973) 586-6500

RS No. 250

Temperature-compensated Crystal Oscillator

The T1220 series temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) offers OCXO-like temperature stabilities as low as ±7 x 10–8 and the operating temperature range can be specified as wide as –50° to +95°C. The T1220 features current consumption of less than 30 mA. The T1220 has been designed for applications that require tight stability, low input power (virtually no heat dissipation) and no warm-up time. The T1220’s compact, industry-standard package measures 0.8" x 0.5" x 0.33". With a rugged package and excellent g-sensitivity, the T1220 series TCXO is ideal for portable as well as airborne applications with demanding environments.

Greenray Industries Inc
Mechanicsburg, PA (717) 766-0223

RS No. 217

YIG-tuned Oscillators

The MLXS-T series of broadband switched YIG-tuned oscillators are signal sources covering the frequency range from 2 to 20 GHz. These oscillators are two YIG circuits assembled under a single magnetic structure. The circuits share a single MMIC amplifier to guarantee +14 dBm over 2 to 18 GHz and +13 dBm over 2 to 20 GHz. A MMIC switch is used to switch between bands, the switch point occurring at 8 GHz with a 200 MHz overlap. A TTL signal is required to switch the low band or high band into operation. Standard units incorporate an internal driver (option T) to turn off the unused band, conserving power consumption and elimination of unwanted leakage. Guaranteed noise performance is –123 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset over the 2 to 20 GHz band.

Micro Lambda Wireless Inc
Fremont, CA (510) 770-9221

RS No. 242

Wideband Voltage-controlled Oscillator

The model V844ME24-LF is a C-band (3250 to 3700 MHz) voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) designed for WiMAX applications. This model offers a low phase noise performance of –86 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset from the carrier. This new model combines linear tuning with superior harmonic suppression. It provides an average tuning sensitivity of 165 MHz/V and typical harmonic suppression of –20 dBc. It also guarantees O/P power of 5 dBm ±2 dB over the extended operating temperature range of –40° to 85°C. Size: 0.50" x 0.50" x 0.22". Price: $18.95/VCO (5 pcs min). Delivery: stock to four weeks.

Z-Communications Inc
San Diego, CA (619) 621-2700

RS No. 243

Test Equipment

Low Power Digitizer

The Acqiris DP1400 high speed digitizer features a compact design and highly integrated technology for extremely low power consumption as well as a unique simultaneous multi-buffer acquisition and readout (SAR) mode that significantly improves measurement throughput. Designed in a standard short PCI card format, the compact Acqiris DP1400 combines data converter ASIC technology with a high level of component integration for significantly reduced power consumption of less than 15 W. It can be used in all standard PCI bus slots, whether long or short, and is ideal for a variety of test applications, including semiconductor component test, hard disk drive production test and industrial non-destructive testing. Price: starts at $9490. Delivery: eight weeks after receipt of order.

Agilent Technologies Inc
Santa Clara, CA (800) 829-4444

RS No. 245

Radio Test Set

This new 3920 digital radio test set is designed for analog, TETRA and P25 technologies. The 3920 features new enhancements that provide test professionals with more test capabilities integrated into one system, as well as extended analysis range and file management functions. The next generation of the Aeroflex 3900 series, the 3920 replaces the 3901 and 3902 radio test sets. While providing new features and functions, the 3920 continues to perform all the tests previous capable with the 3901 and 3902, including TETRA mobile station, base station and direct mode test features.

Wichita, KS (800) 835-2352

RS No. 244

Low Power Kit

This kit enables engineers of different experience levels to adopt advanced low power techniques with minimized risk and deployment effort. The Cadence low power kit provides a working end-to-end methodology covering logic design, functional verification and physical implementation. This kit contains a generic wireless application design, implemented using multi-supply voltage and power shut-off methods, and all associated command scripts and technology files needed to carry the design through the entire end-to-end flow.

Cadence Design Systems
San Jose, CA (408) 943-1234

RS No. 254

Jitter Test System

The Noise Com J7000 jitter test system is a powerful test instrument designed to alter serial signal streams through injection of Gaussian noise in a way that reflects real world signal behavior. To evaluate performance of components and systems, the J7000 is capable of adding precise amounts of white noise to the signal stream that allows the measurement of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR) and bit-error-rate (BER). J7000 systems are available in different frequency bands ranging from 1 MHz up to 5 GHz. A very high crest factor of greater than 18 dB guarantees optimal distribution of random events to evaluate low BER. The J7000 series provides a frequency dependent output power that ranges from –131 dBm/–66 dBm to –3 dBm and provides an ultra low distortion signal path.

Wireless Telecom Group
Parsippany, NJ (973) 386-9696

RS No. 246