Impedance Matching Pads Preserve Signal Integrity
Eliminate impedance discontinuity (mismatches) without introducing reflection to the circuit. Model 851-879-FM4 is a 50 to 75 Ω impedance matching pad that operates from DC to 4 GHz. This 1 W unit offers nominal insertion loss of 5.7 dB and VSWR of 1.5:1 with SMA female/F male connectors. Custom units are available in a variety of impedance and connector types from DC to 4 GHz. BroadWave Technologies impedance matching pads preserve signal integrity by matching virtually any transmission line.
BroadWave Technologies Inc.
Digital Phase Shifter
Kratos General Microwave manufactures a complete line of broadband fast switching phase shifters. Model 7929 offers a full tuning range of 360° covering a frequency range of 18 to 40 GHz. Excellent phase accuracy and PM/AM performance are achieved by utilizing double balanced bi-phase linear amplitude modulators. Standard unit designed to operate over −54°C to +95°C. Its small size and high-reliability make it ideal for use in demanding shipboard/airborne environmental conditions. Optional optimized performance is available over a narrower frequency range.
General Microwave Corp.
18 to 40 GHz, 10 dB Directional Couplers
MECA expanded offering of 5G mmWave products. Featuring 10 dB couplers covering 18 to 40 GHz with 2.92 mm interfaces. Typical specifications of 1.6:1 VSWR, 13 dB directivity, 1 dB insertion loss and 0.5 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 U.S. with 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
Mini-Circuits’ EDC10-183+ is a 10 dB directional coupler that operates from 6 to 18 GHz packaged in MCLP 4 × 4 mm, 24-lead package. It provides excellent coupling flatness over a broad bandwidth and good return loss. This coupler also provides a quadrature phase shift between the signal at the through port and coupler port. Manufacturing using GaAs technology, this model results in relatively high repeatability in performance.
Passive Plus Inc. (PPI) has the 01005BB104 broadband 100 nF multilayer ceramic capacitors. The industry’s smallest 100 nF broadband part characterized for RF performance. PPI is a manufacturer of high performance RF/microwave passive components for the medical, semiconductor, military, broadcast and telecommunications industries. PPI specializes in high-Q, low ESR/ESL capacitors, broadband capacitors, single layer capacitors, non-magnetic resistors (high-power and thin film) and trimmer capacitors. PPI is ISO9001:2015 certified.
Passive Plus Inc.
PMI Model No. P16T-100M50G-100-T-DEC is a single pole, 16 throw, solid-state absorptive switch operating over the frequency range of 0.1 to 50 GHz. This model offers a typical insertion loss of 16 dB, while maintaining a typical isolation of 70 dB. It has a max input power of 20 dBm CW and a max switching speed of 100 ns. This switch is outfitted with 2.4 mm female connectors in a housing measuring 8 × 3 × 0.65 in.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
GX Series-Coaxial DC Pass RF Surge Protection
The GX Series of surge arrestors are engineered for RF coaxial applications where DC current is needed on the coaxial line. The GX Series can be used on GPS and other active antenna systems that operate in the range from DC to 2700 MHz. The GX Series is available online with same-day shipping.
Terminated (Absorptive) SPDT Switch
RLC Electronics announced the addition of a miniature terminated (absorptive) SPDT switch. The switch provides proven reliability, long-life and excellent electrical performance. It features extremely low insertion loss (< 0.3 dB at 18 GHz) and VSWR (1.5:1 max at 18 GHz) while maintaining high isolation (> 60 dB at 18 GHz). This miniature Terminated SPDT switch measures 1.2 × 2.09 × 0.52 in. (standard unit is 2.25 × 2.25 in.). The standard model is DC to 18 GHz, but versions are available up to 50 GHz.
RLC Electronics Inc.
Power Frequency Tripler
Spacek Labs Model A390-3X14-20K is a single input, four output power frequency tripler designed for operation at 39.3 GHz output frequency. This unit contains all the necessary amplification stages and internal filtering to boost the 14 dBm input power to 17 dBm min./19 dBm typical output power for all ports with undesired harmonics suppressed by at least 50 dB. The multiple output frequency multiplier design is available in frequency bands ranging from 18 to 65 GHz.
Cables & Connectors
High Speed End Launch Connectors
Fairview Microwave Inc. has introduced a new extended series of mmWave, removable, end launch, PCB connectors that are ideal for SERDES applications like cloudservers, supercomputing and high speed networking. Fairview’s new line of high speed, end launch, PCB connectors consists of 16 models operating in a wide bandwidth that supports high data rates and VSWR as low as 1.1:1. They are offered with four end launch connector interface options: 1 mm (110 GHz), 1.85 mm (67 GHz), 2.92 mm (40 GHz) and 2.4 mm (50 GHz).
Fairview Microwave Inc.
Latching USB 2.0 Cable Assemblies
MilesTek’s latching USB 2.0 cable assemblies are ideal for military/aerospace applications where vibration is an issue, because unlike standard USB connectors, which rely on a friction fit, the latching USB Type-A connectors on these assemblies provide lock-down mating retention with any USB Type-A jack. Additionally, these cables feature low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) cable jackets. LSZH reduces the amount of toxic and corrosive gases emitted during combustion.
Custom Low-PIM Coaxial Cable Assemblies
Pasternack’s line of low-PIM coaxial cable assemblies now consists of 160 standard configurations that boast PIM levels of < −160 dBc. These high performance, low-PIM cable assemblies are constructed with flexible, lightweight, UL910, plenum-rated, SPP-250-LLPL, RF coaxial cable which can operate in temperatures from −55°C to +125°C. These high quality cables deliver low insertion loss and excellent VSWR, are 100 percent RF and PIM tested and ship with the PIM test results marked on the cables.
18, 26.5 and 40 GHz Coax Test Cables
Times Microwave introduces its new Clarity Series of 18, 26.5 and 40 GHz coax test cables. Clarity boasts steel torque, crush and overbend protection with abrasion resistance yet does not compromise flexibility. The cable is ultra stable through 40 GHz with exceptionally low attenuation. An industry first includes an ergonomically designed, injection molded strain relief and Times’ new, SureGrip™ coupling nut to significantly improve the user’s everyday experience. Clarity is appropriate for use as VNA test port extension, R&D lab, production test and even system interconnect cables.
The Model 477Ka provides 700 W peak power at duty cycles up to 8 percent from 33 to 36 GHz. Particular emphasis has been placed on the generation of the output RF pulse shape. The RF output pulse width tracks the input 5 V video pulse. Internal power supplies are DC-DC converter designs operating at 50 kHz with fast loop response times so that output level variations are minimal for any PRF including a non-periodic or burst type PRF.
Applied Systems Engineering Inc.
10 kHz to 1000 MHz U Series Amplifier
AR’s new family of “U” (Universal) Series RF solid-state Class A power amplifiers now includes a 250 W model that covers the 100 kHz to 1000 MHz frequency range. These amplifiers are ideal for EMC, laboratory use, antenna and component testing, Watt meter calibration, medical/physics research and more. This compact, high performance and affordable amplifier joins a family of products available in 1, 2.5, 10, 25 and 50 W output levels that covers 10 kHz to 1000 MHz.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
GaN Solid-State Power Amplifiers
COMTECH PST introduced its latest addition to its GaN solid-state power amplifier product line. Comtech’s latest development continues to expand on its integrated RF GaN Power Amplifier designs by offering a small form factor (SFF) module. Consistent with its planned technology development roadmap, Comtech proudly introduces the latest in GaN-based 6 to 18 GHz RF amplifier for TWT/MPM replacement. This highly integrated design is ideal for use in communication, EW and radar transmitter systems where space, cooling and power are limited.
Custom MMIC has just released the CMD292, a new wideband Distributed Driver Amplifier MMIC. CMD292 delivers 13 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compressionpoint of +27 dBm and output IP3 of +33 dBm at 15 GHz. The CMD292 features a positive gain slope over frequency, easing broadband designs when flat gain profile is desired. The CMD292 is a pad-compatible replacement for the Analog Device product, HMC994.
DC to 8 GHz, 1 W GaAs Power Amplifier
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new power amplifier from Microsemi Corp., a Microchip company. The MMA053AA is a GaAs MMIC PHEMT distributed power amplifier die that operates between DC and 8 GHz. The amplifier provides 17 dB of gain, +43 dBm output IP3 and +31 dBm of output power at 3 dB compression, while requiring only 410 mA from an 11 V supply.
High Performance Programmable 1.8 V LVDS Oscillator
The LC5545DX programmable oscillator from Pletronics features LVDS logic, superior jitter performance and a low operating supply voltage at 1.8 V. This product is ideal for use in storage area networking, optical transceivers and other high performance applications. The part utilizes the latest state-of-the-art programmable technology and is available as either factory programmed or field programmable. The LC5545DEX is based on an AT cut crystal and is a single chip solution allowing the part to be programmed in frequencies up to 1 GHz.
2 GHz Reference Phase Lock Translator
The FCTS2000-10-5 is a new, 2000 MHz phase locked frequency source featuring excellent phase noise performance, making it ideal for use as a stable local oscillator or frequency reference. Typical phase noise at 100 Hz offset is −80 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset is −105 dBc/Hz and at 100 kHz offset is −158 dBc/Hz. The external reference input requirements are 10 MHz at a voltage range between +1 to +3.3 V peak-to-peak with phase noise better than −138 dBc/Hz at 50 Hz offset to achieve published specifications. Spurious products are suppressed by 80 dB typical and output power is +5 dBm min. Power supply requirements are +5 V at 125 mA and +12 V at 10 mA max. This frequency source is available in a small, RoHS compliant surface mount package measuring 1.25 × 1 × 0.23 in. Operating temperature is −40°C to +85°C.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Automatic Calibration Module
Withwave’s Automatic Calibration Module (W1202A) is ideal for users who want fast and easy calibration for various vector network analyzers (VNA). This module is powered up via USB or F5.5 DC connector and communicate with VNA via USB or LAN and designed for full one-port through two-port calibrations of VNAs by One-Push START button. This module works as host systems, measures and calculates calibration coefficients and sends it to VNA easily.
Test & Measurement
Unify Software Application
Kaelus Unify provides remote visibility of all test and measurement instruments through an easy-to-install, software application. PC, tablet or mobile workstation users now have real-time monitoring of each Kaelus test and measurement instrument. Kaelus Unify provides test and measurement support through both the mobile app and online portal. The Kaelus Unify mobile app controls the iPA, iTA and iVA while the Kaelus Unify Portal allows real-time monitoring of each test and measurement device.
Gentle on materials, yet precise and fast, the new LPKF ProtoLaser ST for PCB-prototyping processes a wide range of PCB materials without using etching technology. By means of a highly-specialized laser and optimally programmed software, the machine achieves exact geometries on almost any substrate—even on very sensitive RF-material. The laser system is ideal for processing single-sided or double-sided PCBs, RF/microwave circuit boards, antennas, filters and applications requiring precise sharp edges. The table-top system fits in practically any laboratory.
LPKF Laser & Electronics