4 to 8 GHz Solid-state Amplifier

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has increased its offering of broadband amplifiers with a new family covering 4 to 8 GHz. This family includes models available in 15, 35, 60, 90 and 120 W. This amplifier family is suitable for wireless test applications and EMC testing for automotive requirements, and also the new IEC 61000-4-3 standard.

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Souderton, PA
(215) 723-8181

RS No. 216

Miniature Frequency Synthesizers

The LT series of frequency synthesizers operates with minimal phase noise degradation at random vibration levels exceeding 14 g’s RMS, 20 Hz to 2 kHz. Shielded aluminum housings are surface-mountable, and can be optionally hermetically sealed for use in stringent environments. The products are offered with optional RoHS compliance, lead (Pb)-free and tin-mitigated designs. Ideally suited for use as local oscillators in UAV, re-entry vehicle (sounding rockets) and military ballistics applications. The LT series exhibits negligible microphonics under shock.

EM Research Inc.
Reno, NV
(775) 345-2411

RS No. 217

Low Profile Bandpass Filter

This low profile bandpass filter is ideal for applications where cable connections are necessary, while maintaining a “z” dimension that is comparable to many surface-mount applications. Measuring at 1 in2, with a “z” height of 0.25", the filter features high performance flexible RF cable assemblies available with “SMP,” as well as other similar types of RF connectors. This allows fast integration, without the necessity of solder reflow that is typical of most surface-mount configurations. The filters are available in center frequencies ranging from 1000 to 6000 MHz, with 3 dB bandwidths, which can be specified at greater than 100 percent of center frequency.

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

RS No. 219

High Reliability Mixers

The ADE-R3GLH+ series of high reliability mixers features proven, time tested, diode quads in a hermetically sealed package and operates in a frequency range from 2000 to 2700 MHz with an LO power of 10 dBm. It has a low conversion loss of 5.2 dB and an L-R isolation of 35 dB typical over the entire band. It has a wide IF bandwidth of DC to 700 MHz, making it suitable for applications such as I&Q modulators/demodulators, phase detectors and up/down converters. It is usable in applications such as WiMAX, WCDMA, WLAN, ISM and radar. This mixer is packaged in a low profile (0.112”) package and is aqueous washable. It is priced only marginally higher than its non-hermetic (quad) counter part to make it attractive for use in a wide range of applications.

Brooklyn, NY
(718) 934-4500

RS No. 220

Antenna Line Monitor

An exceptionally high directivity (typically 40 dB) dual directional coupler that operates over the full frequency range of 380 to 2170 MHz provides the ultimate in precision for this new in-line power meter/antenna monitor. Model CD-A09 monitors forward power with a ±0.5 dB accuracy over a dynamic range of 2 to 500 W of average power, with an insertion loss of less than 0.2 dB. It resolves antenna VSWR changes as small as 1.15. With PIM under 160 dBc and minimal insertion loss, the unit has little or no impact on system performance, regardless of modulation protocol. The unit has user settable alarm thresholds and is provided with Windows friendly utility software for local monitoring with the option for remote monitoring capability.

R&D Microwaves LLC
East Hanover, NJ
(908) 212-1696

RS No. 221

Low Pass Filters

These thin film low pass filters are the company’s newest addition to its high frequency product line. Sub-miniature case size (0.150 x 0.100 x 0.025) low pass filters are available on 99 percent alumina substrates constructed using high stability thin film planar technology, and 50 ohm terminations available for either solder or epoxy mounting. These devices are available with passband cutoffs at 5.5, 7 and 8 GHz. These filters offer a maximum rejection of greater than 16 dB, and VSWR characteristics of less than 1.4 with an insertion loss of less than 0.5 dB. Price: < $1.90. Delivery: stock to eight weeks ARO.

State of the Art Inc.
State College, PA
(800) 458-3401

RS No. 222

Lab Brick® Signal Generators

Covering 50 MHz to 4 GHz in three models, these miniature devices deliver a true phase-locked RF signal with full output power control just like expensive, full sized, RF signal generators but at a fraction of the price. Each unit measures 4.9" x 3.14" x 1.59" and weighs less than one pound. Lab Brick® Signal Generators are powered and controlled by a PC or laptop via any USB port. The graphical user interface (GUI) features intuitive controls with a large, uncluttered display making these devices simple to use. Lab Brick Signal Generators eliminate the need for sharing bulky pieces of test equipment in the engineering lab.

Vaunix Technology Corp.
Haverhill, MA
(978) 662-7839

RS No. 223

Microminiature Round Cable

This microminiature round cable is designed for medical applications. When size and electrical integrity are critical, GORE™ Microminiature Round Cable provides one of the smallest, most durable medical cable solutions. A variety of medical devices can benefit from GORE Microminiature Round Cable including electrophysiology products and small diameter flexible endoscopes, where real estate is a premium and reliability is paramount. Through the use of GORE High Strength Toughened Fluoropolymer (HSTF) and low dielectric constant expanded PTFE (ePTFE) material, this cable maintains its performance through device flexure, abrasion during routing, or tracking and sterilization.

W.L. Gore & Associates
Elkton, MD
(800) 445-4673

RS No. 224


10 to 20 GHz Switch

The model SW-2184-1 Option 1020 is a SPST switch without an integral driver. These switches are broadband, nominally 2 to 18 GHz. The Option 1020 has been tuned and adjusted to perform over the bandwidth of 10 to 20 GHz with a minimum isolation of 70 dB at a maximum insertion loss of 2.5 dB with a VSWR of 1.9 maximum. The rise and fall times are 10 ns typically. Size: 0.95" x 0.79" x 0.51". Weight: < 1.5 oz.

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

RS No. 225

2:1 Mismatch Connector

The model 552-266-021 is a 50 ohm, 2:1 VSWR mismatch with an N male connector (other impedance values, mismatch values and connector types are available). This mismatch reflects 12 percent of the incoming signal (–12 percent reflection coefficient). BroadWave mismatches provide a quick method for checking the performance of an RF or microwave system and are ideal for test applications. This device operates in a frequency range from DC to 1000 MHz. The average power is 2 W with an operating temperature range of –55° to +75°C.

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

RS No. 251

Waveguide Junction Isolator

The model IMW320 is a WR62 waveguide junction isolator with an integrated bandpass filter and coaxial adapter that has been qualified to handle 50 W average power in a fully screened military flight environment. This Iso-Filter features typical insertion loss of < 0.40 dB, isolation of 23 dB minimum and 1.15 maximum VSWR over the 13.5 to 15.5 GHz bandwidth. Attenuation of signals outside the passband exceeds –60 dB. This integrated package provides enhanced electrical specifications through computer modeling and the company’s vast library of proven designs.

Channel Microwave Corp.
Camarillo, CA
(805) 482-7280

RS No. 226

Ultra Wideband Log Detector

The HMC611LP4(E) logarithmic detector/controller is fabricated in a SiGe BiCMOS process, and converts RF signals at its differential input to a proportional output DC voltage. The HMC611LP4(E) is pin-compatible with the previously released HMC602LP4(E) and delivers an extremely high ±1 dB dynamic range of greater than 60 dB from 50 MHz to 5.8 GHz, 54 dB dynamic range at 8 GHz with outstanding stability of 1 dB total error from –40° to +85°C. In logarithmic detection mode the HMC611LP4(E) provides a nominal logarithmic slope of –25 mV/dB and a nominal intercept of 12 dBm up to 5.8 GHz.

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

RS No. 227

Harmonic Absorptive Filter

This C-band high power rectangular waveguide harmonic reject absorptive low pass filter handles 350 kW peak power, offers –65 dB rejection of second harmonic, in excess of –55 dB rejection of third harmonic, less than –0.20 dB insertion loss and –26 dB return loss at all ports across the passband. The filter measures 25" x 6.5" x 3" in size. Units are available eight to ten weeks ARO. Made in the USA.

Leusin Microwave LLC
Hampstead, NH
(603) 329-7270

RS No. 254

Surface-mount Combline Filter

This family of surface-mount combline filters operates in a frequency range from 5 to 15 GHz, with a 3 to 20 percent bandwidth and exceptionally low insertion loss of 0.5 to 1.5 dB combined with a return loss of 14 dB minimum/17 dB typical and a package size of 0.75" to 2.25" L x 0.5" W x 0.5" H. These filters meet military environmental specifications.

Lark Engineering Co.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
(949) 240-1233

RS No. 228

AWS Cavity Duplexer

The model WP-100069 is a duplexer that covers the full advanced wireless services (AWS) frequencies. The WP-100069 duplexer exhibits less than 0.5 dB of insertion loss across the passbands of 1710 to 1755 MHz and 2110 to 2155 MHz while providing greater than 80 dB of rejection. The unit measures 5.0" x 4.0" x 2.3" and is available from stock. Other mechanical configurations and weatherproofing options are available.

Lorch Commercial and Wireless (LCW)
Salisbury, MD
(866) 729-8509

RS No. 229

Bandpass Filter

The model 6DMX-1150/X45-MP is a six-pole ultra Hi “Q” temperature stable bandpass filter. Center frequency is 1150 MHz and insertion loss is < 3.0 dB. Attenuation is 50 dB minimum at 1100 MHz and 1200 MHz. VSWR is 1.5 typical. Size: 1" x 0.50" x 0.35".

Lorch Microwave
Salisbury, MD
(410) 860-5100

RS No. 230

WR75 Bandpass Filters

These high selectivity dual post bandpass filters offer 20 MHz ripple bandwidth, 24 MHz at –3 dB, and rejection of at least –40 dB at 28 MHz. A waveguide-to-coax (SMA) adapter is incorporated in the filter body. Similar filters are available in WR112 and WR137.

M2 Global Technology Ltd.
San Antonio, TX
(210) 561-4800

RS No. 252

Hybrid Ring Divider/Combiners

These two high power, hybrid ring divider/combiners are designed to cover wireless bands from 0.810 to 0.960 GHz and 1.700 to 2.000 GHz with average RF power handling capability of 1000 W (5 kW peak). Other high power, hybrid ring models are available in frequencies spanning from 0.810 to 6.000 GHz for narrowband applications. These divider/combiners are made in the USA, offer a 36-month warranty and are available from stock to four weeks ARO.

MECA Electronics
Denville, NJ
(973) 625-0661

RS No. 231

CDMA Transmit Filter

The part number 10CX9-854.5-X61N11 is a CDMA transmit band filter. This unit is centered at 854.5 MHz with a flat passband of 824 to 885 MHz. Passband insertion loss comes in at less than 1 dB, a passband return loss of greater than 15 dB and has 50 dB of attenuation at 890 to 925 MHz. This unit sized at only 2.75" high x 4.55" wide x 11.1" long has type N connectors, but can be fitted with most any RF connector.

Reactel Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD
(301) 519-3660

RS No. 232

Switch Matrix

The model 18A1NAG is a DAC/ADC switch matrix that supports the high level of integration required during qualification testing for digital and analog assemblies operating at microwave frequencies. This RF switch matrix, within the test setup, allows for multiple channel testing with minimal test equipment resources. The switch matrix will route the input signal source and outputs of the DUTs to the communications analyzer for eye diagram measurements as well as bit error rate (BER) test. The approach allows for maximum use of test instruments and full coverage of DUTs without manually hooking and unhooking cables.

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

RS No. 233

Waveguide Broadwall Coupler

This standard range of multi-hole broadwall directional couplers operate in a frequency range from 40 to 2.6 GHz in standard waveguide sizes. The electrical characteristics of high directivity and coupling flatness are achieved by using a precise machined coupling hole pattern and a precision load in the secondary arm. Non-standard configurations or selected electrical parameters are available on request.

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

RS No. 253

IF Amplifier Assembly

This custom LO amplifier and IF distribution assembly is designed for an airborne military radar application. The unit includes three sets of in-phase three-way power dividers combined with a high OIP3 IF amplifier and RF switching circuit. A unique feature of the assembly is the packaging concept that incorporates nine floating push-on RF connectors, which interface with three different modules.

Rodelco Electronics Corp.
Ronkonkoma, NY
(631) 981-0900

RS No. 234

Stripline Diplexer

The GSM900/GSM1800/UMTS stripline diplexer combines the compact size of a stripline diplexer with the advantages of the lower insertion loss of a cavity diplexer. The two-part housing is assembled using a new laser welding technology and the filter structure is a new innovation, which uses a patented mixed dielectric with high air content to significantly reduce insertion loss. As a result the product achieves a typical intermodulation level of less than –170 dBc, even under the most difficult conditions and in extreme weather.

Munich, Germany
+49 89 12601 0

RS No. 235

Jitter Attenuators

The models VFJA400 and VFJA401 are integrated clock/PLL timing modules for synchronization in SONET and SDH network elements. The VFJA400 and VFJA401 offer the user the ability to select one of four preset input frequencies from 8 kHz to 200 MHz and 200 MHz to 800 MHz, respectively. Both timing modules provide an ultra low jitter (0.2 ps RMS from 12 kHz to 20 MHz) synchronized LVPECL output frequency from 10 to 200 MHz. A lock detect indicates when the output signal is frequency locked to the input. Operating with a +3.3 V power supply, both devices typically consume less than 150 mW.

Valpey Fisher Corp.
Hopkinton, MA
(508) 435-6831

RS No. 236

Directional Coupler

This ultra-broadband directional coupler covers UHF thru EHF operating in a frequency range from 1 to 42 GHz. This coupler offers coupling of 20 dB ±1 with a frequency sensitivity of 1.3 dB maximum. The coupler also exhibits a maximum insertion loss of 1.5 dB with an input port and coupled port return loss of 15 dB typical. Worst case directivity within the bandwidth is 12 dB, but it is typically 15 dB across the full band. The coupler is manufactured with no internal components and is designed to meet all MIL-SPEC requirements and is RoHS compliant and non-magnetic with a durable epoxy paint exterior finish.

Vanguard Microwave Solutions Inc.
Newark, NJ
(973) 494-8027

RS No. 237


Solid-state Power Amplifier

The model BCPA-500-2500-25J is a multi-octave, broadband, solid-state power amplifier (PA) suitable for delivering reliable output power over the instantaneous frequency range from 500 to 2500 MHz. The PA is ideal for military communications and jamming platforms as well as commercial applications. This PA utilizes the latest in gallium nitride (GaN) HEMT device technology. The model is suitable for both linear and compressed amplifier applications.

Advanced RF Amplifiers
a division of BC Systems Inc.
Setauket, NY
(631) 751-9370

RS No. 238

High Power Amplifier

The model L0618-46 is a wideband, high power amplifier that operates in a frequency range from 6 to 18 GHz. This model offers Psat of 46 dBm (40 W) minimum at 25°C from 6 to 17.5 GHz and Psat of 45.5 dBm (35.5) minimum at 25°C from 17.5 to 18 GHz. This high power amplifier offers P1dB of 44 dBm typical, gain of 47 dB minimum and power supply of +12 V at 52 A typical. Size: 13" x 15" x 1.5".

Microwave Power Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 727-6666

RS No. 239

Linear Power Amplifier

The model XP1031-QK is a surface-mount packaged four-stage GaAs MMIC linear power amplifier that offers +35 dBm OIP3 and 23 dB small-signal gain. This power amplifier covers 37 to 42 GHz and comes in a high performance, RoHS compliant, 7x7 mm SMT package, offering excellent RF and thermal properties. The device is ideal for wireless communications applications such as point-to-point radio, LMDS, SATCOM and VSAT applications, and can be used in conjunction with Mimix’s XR1008-QB receiver and XU1006-QB transmitter to form a complete SMT 38 GHz transceiver solution.

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

RS No. 240

Broadband Power Amplifier

The model AMF-2B-00030300-150-32P is a broadband power amplifier. This model is a 2 W amplifier, offering 20 dB of gain from 30 MHz to 3 GHz. The 24 V voltage required is also internally gated by an external –5 V to minimize any chance of damage. Its compact, 2" x 2" x 0.5" housing has two SMA connectors and can be bolted on a heatsink. It draws 600 mA maximum and has a typical noise figure of about 8 dB and an input match of 1.5 maximum.

Hauppauge, NY
(631) 436-7400

RS No. 241

High Speed Compact SDLVA

The model MSDLVA-2020-70 Options 48 and SE successive detection log video amplifiers (SDLVA) operate in a frequency range from 4 to 8 GHz (other frequencies are available). This unit has high speed and uses GaAs technology in a compact size. The dynamic range is 80 dB. The VSWR is 1.6 typical and the TSS is –73 dBm typical. The logging range is –65 to +15 dBm. Frequency flatness is ±1 dB typical. The size is 4.6" x 0.98" x 0.24" and power supply of +12 V at 570 mA is typical and –12 V at 155 mA is typical.

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

RS No. 242


RF Design Software

This new version of LINC2 Pro RF and microwave design, synthesis and simulation software suite is now available. Version 2.70 release Z2 offers enhanced schematic capture, including an all new snap-to-grid feature for easy placement and alignment of components on the schematic page. Circuits can be entered manually or created automatically by a number of circuit synthesis modules. LINC2 Amp Pro features advanced amplifier synthesis. The LINC2 Amp Pro wizard-like GUI quickly and effortlessly guides the user through the process of entering the specifications for the automatic synthesis of a wide variety of amplifier circuits, including single or multistage amplifiers, balanced amplifiers, push-pull amplifiers and low noise amplifiers.

Applied Computational Sciences (ACS)
Escondido, CA
(760) 612-6988

RS No. 243


Parallel Programmable Frequency Synthesizer

The model LMPL_GP_1500_0500_1 is a parallel programmable frequency synthesizer that features one octave frequency from 1000 to 2000 MHz. This synthesizer offers a 12 bit parallel frequency control, high harmonic rejection, auto-switching internal and external reference, buffered reference output, visual indicators for LD and EXT/IN and a single DC supply of +15 VDC. Size: 3" x 3" x 1" metal housing.

General Electronics Devices
San Marcos, CA
(760) 591-4170

RS No. 218

Voltage-controlled Oscillator

The model CVCO55CW-0200-0400 is a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates from 200 to 400 MHz with a control voltage range of 0 to 5 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of –105 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has excellent linearity. The model CVCO55CW-0200-0400 is packaged in the industry standard 0.5" x 0.5" SMD package. Input voltage is 5 V, with a maximum current consumption of 25 mA. Pulling and pushing are minimized to 2 MHz and 2 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is –10 dBc typical. Price: starts at $10.39 each.

Crystek Corp.
Fort Myers, FL
(239) 561-3311

RS No. 244

Coaxial Noise Source

The NW2G-CS coaxial noise source is available in 6, 15 and 30 dB excess noise ratios (ENR). The NW2G-CS is ideal for noise figure measurements and built-in test applications. The unit features a small profile housing of 0.75" by 0.5" by 1.25" excluding connectors, ideal when space is at a premium. The unit features flatness better than ±1.0 dB over the frequency range 10 kHz to 2 GHz and comes with calibrated cardinal ENR frequencies. The NW2G-CS is available with a variety of connectors. Standard operation is from +28 VDC with a 20 mA maximum current draw. The NW2G-CS is economically priced and delivery is typically from stock.

Noisewave Corp.
East Hanover, NJ
(973) 386-1119

RS No. 245

PLL Synthesizer

The model PSA1450F-LF is a fast switching and wideband fractional N PLL synthesizer in a small surface-mount package (0.8" x 0.6"). The design scheme enables the achievement of spurious levels as low as –80 dBc. The PSA1450F-LF provides excellent phase noise with –90 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset and –100 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset when operated with a low phase noise reference of 32 MHz. Above all, it has a switching speed of < 6 μs for a 40 MHz frequency hop. The PSA1450F-LF operates with a DC voltage of 5/15 V, Icc 20/40 mA and delivers high and flat output power of 6 ±2 dBm over the 800 MHz band. It has an operating temperature range of 0° to 70°C. Price: $69.95 each. Delivery: six to eight weeks.

Z-Communications Inc.
San Diego, CA
(858) 621-2700

RS No. 246


Microwave VME Tuner

The M/A-COM TU-6401 is a new lightweight low power SIGINT microwave tuner designed for signal search and collection applications. The TU-6401 provides simultaneous narrowband and wideband IF (intermediate frequency) outputs centered at 160 MHz (100 MHz bandwidth) and 1 GHz (500 MHz bandwidth). The tuner’s frequency range operates from 0.5 to 18 GHz and features an RF downconverter, which is integrated with a direct digital synthesizer to uncouple tuning speed from phase noise, creating the fastest high performance tuner on the market today.

M/A-COM Inc.
Hunt Valley, MD
(410) 329-7900

RS No. 247


L-band Transceiver

The model 15172 is a transceiver that provides a compact, cost-effective solution for interfacing systems that employ a 70 MHz intermediate frequency (IF) to single-band, tri-band or quad-band block converters in military satellite communications systems. This model upconverts or downconverts signals between the 70 MHz IF and the entire band from 950 MHz to 2 GHz. In addition, it provides the ability to set the output frequency at any point within the band with step sizes as small as 20 kHz and as broad as 1 MHz, rather than providing one or two step sizes typical of other transceivers. The model 15172 combines these features with exceptional signal purity, including phase noise performance that exceeds the requirements of MIL-STD-188-165A. Size: 6" x 8" x 1.5". Weight: 4 lbs.

Narda Microwave-East
Hauppauge, NY
(631) 231-1700

RS No. 248

Test Equipment

Signal Generator

The MG37020A is a fast-switching microwave signal generator that utilizes an advanced VCO-based hardware architecture to achieve best-in-class frequency switching speed of 100 μsec per point. The fast switching speed, and a number of other high performance specifications and design advantages make the MG37020A well suited for integration into automated test systems used in defense signal simulation and manufacturing ATE where minimum test time and maximum throughput is critical. The innovative VCO-based architecture integrates advanced RF hardware, enhanced computing, and digital interfaces that minimize command and trigger delays.

Anritsu Co.
Morgan Hill, CA
(800) 267-4878

RS No. 249

Harmonic Phase Reference

The NM200 is a 20 GHz harmonic phase reference comb generator that produces a precisely characterized repetitive output pulse when a sine wave between 600 MHz and 1.2 GHz is applied. This repetitive pulse consists of a fundamental tone and multiple harmonics up to 20 GHz and the phase relationship between these tones is stable and well known with a given uncertainty up to 20 GHz. It can be used as a unique calibration element to eliminate the phase distortion of any setup, such as a large-signal network analyzer, which is used to characterize active components in a nonlinear mode of operation.

Bornem, Belgium
+32 3 890 46 12

RS No. 250