Super Low Insertion Loss High Power Waveguide Filters
The WZ-Series bandpass filters are narrowband (< 2 percent BW) filters designed with very sharp rejection slopes while maintaining low insertion loss and very high-power handling (kW range). Popular uses are at the output of a high-power amplifier or at the input of a receiver for low noise figure. WZ-Series are available as filters or as multiplexers.
mmWave Controlled Components
General Microwave offers a wide range of mmWave products operating in the 18 to 40 GHz frequency range including catalog attenuators, switches and phase shifters as well as integrated microwave assemblies. If it is a standard catalog unit or a highly customized mmWave product designed specifically for high performance, General Microwave can provide products to support your requirements.
General Microwave Corp.
Broadband Isolators & Circulators
MECA Electronics’ latest new product offering: broadband (SMA) isolators and circulators covering 2 to 6 GHz encompassing S- and C-Bands with VSWRs of 1.45:1 typ., isolation 15 dB typ. and insertion loss of 0.7 dB typ. in a 1.58 × 1.62 × 0.70 in. package. This is in addition to the family of isolators and circulators ranging from 700 MHz thru 40 GHz. Made in the U.S. with 36 month warranty.
3 GHz, 75 Ω Balun for DOCSIS 3.1 and Beyond
MiniRF has taken its broadband Wireless expertise (50 Ω) and applied to its CATV product line. The MRFXF9703 is a 1:1 transformer with 18 dB RL and < 1 dB ofloss to 1.8 GHz. This part is future proof with excellent performance out to 3 GHz. The MRFXF9703 is offered in a mini 0.15 × 0.15 SMD package. MiniRF: Passives with a Passion for Performance.
Norden Millimeter announced an expanding product line of LRUs. Pictured is a LRU for airborne application which includes multiple frequency converters, local oscillators and control modules. Norden has extensive experience in the design, development and manufacturing of custom microwave products and sub-systems. Norden can provide custom designed and tested products with additional non-standard features to meet stringent military environments or test requirements. Norden products cover bands from 500 MHz to 110 GHz.
Response Microwave Inc. announced the availability of a new diplexer for use in specific telecom antenna applications. The new RMDU.0-25004310f offers Tx band of DC to 1 GHz and Rx band of 1.5 to 2.5 GHz, with typ. electrical performance of 0.5 dB max insertion loss, 14 dB min. return loss and 35 dB min. rejection over the band. Power handling is 50 W CW and PIM is −150 dBc. The unit is operational over the −10°C to +85°C range and mechanical package is 2.4 x 7.3 x 1.3 in., plus 4.3/10 female connectors.
Response Microwave Inc.
RLC Electronics’ multiplexers are available in 2, 3 or 4 channel versions. Adjacent passbands may be designed for a contiguous or non-contiguous response. For passband frequencies below 2 GHz, lumped element designs will often achieve the desired response in the smallest package. At higher frequencies (up to 40 GHz), distributed coaxial structures are employed to realize the lowest possible loss. The unit pictured is a diplexer that covers both L-/S-Band frequencies, as well as Ku frequencies, and exhibits low loss (< 0.5 dB per channel).
Broadband Bandpass Filter
Spacek Labs Fc2-625-9 is a WR-15 broadband bandpass filter. This series is offered from 18 to 110 GHz with bandwidths from 30 to 100 percent of the band. These waveguide filters combine its exceptional performance lowpass filter and highpass filter technologies. Model Fc2-625-9 has a passband from 48 to 72 GHz. Lower and upper 20 dB rejection is 45 and 74 GHz respectively, rejecting > 30 dB out to 110 GHz. Insertion loss is 1 dB typ., 2 dB max.
CABLES & CONNECTORS
40 GHz Skew Matched Cable Pairs
Fairview Microwave Inc. has released a new line of 40 GHz skew matched cable pairs designed for bit-error-rate testing, eye diagrams and differential signals at data rates of 10 to 28 Gbps. Fairview’s new line of skew matched cables consists of three extremely flexible models that are 100 percent tested for skew match. Performance specs include an impressive VSWR of 1.4:1 and 1 ps delay match. These cable pairs cover 2 channels with 50 Ω nominal impedance and a bandwidth of DC to 40 GHz.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
3.5 and 7 mm Precision Adapters
RF Superstore recently announced the addition of 3.5 and 7 mm precision adapters to its extensive inventory of in-stock RF adapters and connectors.
0.7 to 18 GHz CW Dual Band Amplifiers
AR put two of their state-of-the-art Class A CW amplifiers in a single chassis, and now you can go from 0.7 to 18 GHz with the reliability of solid-state designs and have freedom like never before. With up to 60 W in the first 0.7 to 6 GHz band split and up to 40 W output power in the 6 to 18 GHz split, AR put it together for you in one package that costs less, weighs less and takes up less space than two separate amplifiers.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
High-Power Solid-State Amplifier
The AMP2128 0.7 to 6 GHz high-power solid-state amplifier system produces a min. of 125 W of CW power with a gain of 52 dB. This state-of- the-art power amplifier features instantaneous wideband operation with built-in protection circuits for superb reliability and ruggedness. It is packaged in a 5U (8.75 in.) chassis and is nominally 80 lb. This system is manufactured as standard with local/remote monitoring and control circuitry interfaces. They are suitable for all modulations. Applications include EMI/RFI, EW, communications, high-power testing and TWTA replacements.
Exodus Advanced Communications
0.3 to 20 GHz, Low Noise Amplifier
PMI Model No. PE2-16-300M20G-1R7-15-12-SFF is a low noise amplifier (LNA) that works from 300 MHz to 20 GHz. This amplifier has a very low noise figure over this broad frequency range. This LNA provides 16 dB of small signal gain while requiring only a single supply of +12 V. The P1dB output power of 15 dBm allows this LNA to function as a LO driver for balanced, I/Q or image reject.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
Low Current MMIC Amplifier
Mini-Circuits’ EHA-163L+ is a low-current, wideband gain block that operates from DC to 16 GHz with 15 dB gain and ±0.75 dB flatness up to 12 GHz. This model is well matched to 50 Ω with input/output return loss of 10 dB or better up to 16 GHz without the need for any external matching components. Operating on a single 5 V supply with just 20 mA typ. current consumption, the amplifier provides +6.5 dBm P1dB and +15.6 dBm IP3 at midband. Fabricated using a highly reliable HBT process on GaAs, the amplifier has repeatable performance from lot to lot and comes housed in a tiny 2 × 2 mm QFN package.
Solid-State Power Amplifier
RFMW Ltd. announced design and sales support for an ultra-broad bandwidth, GaN, solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) from Aethercomm. Model number SSPA 0.2-2.5-200 operates from 200 to 2500 MHz and delivers a typical, saturated output power of 200 W. Designed and tested to withstand MIL-STD-810 high shock and vibration requirements, small signal gain is ~60 dB and operating voltage is 50 VDC. The SSPA 0.2-2.5-200 is offered in a modular housing that is approximately 5 × 9 × 1.5 in.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two new evaluation boards from GaN Systems Inc. The new power amplifiers are designed for the growing wireless charging market and feature GaN technology that enables smaller, lighter, lower-cost and more efficient power systems. The 100 W power amplifier (GSWP100W-EVBPA) is ideal for applications in the consumer market, including items such as laptop computers, recreational drones, domestic assistant robots, power tools and fast-charging of multiple smartphones.
Richardson RFPD Inc.
Norsat’s MEDIAN series of Ku-Band block up-converters are designed with both performance and value in mind. This series provides reliable, durable and strong linearity, making them ideal for VSAT, broadcast, maritime and portable terminal applications. The MEDIAN series is available in 16, 25 and 40 W options and is guaranteed by Norsat’s two-year warranty. Norsat can also customize these BUCs to meet your needs.
PCIe4 Compliant Oscillator
The Pletronics HC5544DEV-100.0MHz oscillators have received expanded PCIe V4.0 base reference clock (Refclk) compliance testing, meeting all compliancy testing performed by an independent third-party lab. This HCSL oscillator is certified for all four generations of PCI Express from 2.5GT/s to 16GT/s. PCI Express Technology is considered to be the standard internal interface allowing high bandwidth between the device and the motherboard. The HC5544DEV-100.0M product is a differential HCSL output oscillator manufactured with a high precision quartz crystal.
50 to 115 MHz High Performance Frequency Synthesizer
The surface mount synthesizer model FSW511-10 delivers a powerful performance over a frequency bandwidth of 50 to 115 MHz. With its factory preset step size of 100 kHz, this model has low “close-in” phase noise of −102 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz, −105 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and −132 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz while locked to a 10 MHz external reference. The buffered output power is +6 dBm min. This product requires +5 and +15 V supplies to operate. All communications are managed via an easy plug-n-play programmable format. The practical small package of 0.94 × 0.94 × 0.23 in. makes it easy to fit on any project.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Low-Power Clock Modules
SGTM™ based on EWOS Syrlinks OCXOs are offering unparalleled performances with power consumptions 10 to 20× lower than other available solutions. The modules are built around a fast electronic and high precision EWOS OCXOs allowing a clock synchronization of less than 20 ns, and excellent short-term and medium term stabilities (resp. 6.10-12 and 1.10-11). They are ideal for battery powered application requiring high precision timing when GNSS time is no longer available (like underwater devices or GNSS denied areas).
Voltage Controlled Oscillator
The SMV5550B-LF features wideband tuning from 5000 to 6000 MHz within a tuning range of 0 to 10 VDC, while offering a small footprint measuring 0.3 × 0.3 × 0.08 in. This unparalleled VCO features phase noise performance of −80 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and covers the band with an average sensitivity of 135 MHz/V, while delivering to the end user a nominal 3 dB of output power into a 50 W load.
PIM Finder Software
Kaelus has debuted PIM finder, software designed to accurately identify and locate external PIM sources outside antenna infrastructure. Used in combination with the Kaelus iVA cable and antenna analyzer and the iPA portable PIM analyzer, PIM finder is a software option available through Kaelus Unify, used to pinpoint and detect external PIM sources such as loose mounting and cable brackets, fasteners, parapet walls and more, while allowing for the elimination of key causes of PIM interference.
KP Performance Antennas has debuted its new ProLine antennas, a series of high performance parabolic and sector antennas that are perfectly suited for high density, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and backhaul applications. KP’s new ProLine parabolic antennas are engineered to deliver high, stable gain over wide bandwidths with side-lobe and back-lobe suppression for mitigating inter-sector interference. These 5 GHz antennas are available in 1 and 2 ft.diameters with gain performance of 24 dBi and 29 dBi, respectively.
KP Performance Antennas
ESP Antenna Line
RadioWaves has released the enhanced standard performance series parabolic line. The ESP series offers a full portfolio covering all unlicensed bands, providing the highest gain in the industry. ESP antennas are available in 2, 3 and 4 ft. configurations and come fully assembled from the factory. Boasting excellent side lobe performance that exceeds industry standard, the ESP series requires minimal post installation maintenance, needing only a single tool for mounting.
TEST & MEASUREMENT
Coaxial RF Probes
Pasternack has expanded their line of RF coaxial probes into the 40 GHz operating frequency range for use in microwave components, high speed communications and networking. Pasternack’s extended line of coaxial RF probes now includes 4 models that deliver 10 dB maximum return loss over the broad frequency range of DC to 40 GHz. These probes are offered in GS and GSG configurations with a pitch of 800 or 1500 μm and a 2.92 mm interface.
The unique R&S QAR from Rohde & Schwarz visualizes and characterizes signal penetration of radomes. Automotive radars are often located behind bumpers and brand emblems. The materials of these covers (radomes) should allow the radar signals to pass through as uniformly and unhindered as possible. With the imaging R&S QAR automotive radome tester from Rohde & Schwarz, users in development and production environments can now check this easily, reliably and under automated control.
Rohde & Schwarz
VNA Waveguide Calibration Kit
Model STQ-TO-12-U3-CKIT1 is a E-Band waveguide vector network analyzer (VNA) calibration kit designed to work with industry standard network analyzers in the frequencyrange of 60 to 90 GHz. The calibration kit consists of two straight waveguide sections, one fixed short, one fixed matching load, one sliding load, one 1/4 wavelength offset, two waveguide quick connects, 10 3/32 hex head waveguide screws, a 3/32 in. hex waveguide screw driver and one calibration data USB drive.