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DC to 7 GHz Resistive Power Divider Series
BroadWave Technologies announced a new Resistive Power Divider series with an operating frequency range of DC to 7 GHz. Models 151-271-002 and 151-271-004 are 50 Ω 2- and 4-way power dividers. These units have an average power rating of 2 W with 1.5:1 max VSWR. The insertion loss above theoretical loss is ±1.5 dB nominal, amplitude tracking is ± 0.5 dB max, the operating temperature range is −20°C to +100°C and RF connectors are SMA female. Model 151-271-002 is pictured.
BroadWave Technologies Inc.
Cernexwave’s CFA series fixed setting attenuators are offered with an attenuation of 1 to 60 dB in more than 20 different waveguide bands from 5 to 500 GHz or coaxial versions from DC to 110 GHz in a multitude of different bands. Model CFADC0430200 has a frequency range of DC to 4 GHz, an attenuation of 30 dB and a VSWR of 1.4:1 with an average power handling capability of 200 W or 10 kW peak.
The 0402CT Series features a ceramic core and has a maximum height of just 0.45 mm - a 30 percent lower profile than competitive products. Offered in 23 inductance values from 1.2 to 56 nH (with 5, 3 or 2 percent tolerance), the 0402CT provides excellent Q-factor performance - up to 84 at 2.4 GHz. It also offers self-resonant frequencies as high as 27.5 GHz and current ratings up to 2.3 A (Irms).
Tunnel Diode Detectors
Fairview Microwave Inc., an Infinite Electronics brand, has released a full line of coaxial-packaged tunnel diode detectors that are available with no minimum order quantity (MOQ) and same-day shipping. These detectors are ideal for proof-of-concept and prototype applications for military and commercial radar, aerospace and defense, SATCOM, test & measurement applications and more.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
Compact Directional Coupler
KRYTAR Inc. announces a new directional coupler operating in the frequency range of 6 to 40.05 GHz offering nominal coupling of 10 dB in a compact package. KRYTAR’s new directional coupler, Model 106040010, is uniquely designed for systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required.
N Male 10 W Resistive Termination
MECA’s latest addition to their extensive line of resistive and low PIM terminations announces a new resistive 10 W, N Male, 50 Ω load (410-1). Precision designed as a high performance, cost effective solution for applications up to 12.4 GHz. Offering max VSWR specifications of 1.15:1 DC to 3 GHz, 1.2:1 3 to 6 GHz and 1.5:1 up to 12.4 GHz. Made in the U.S. with 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics Inc.
Waveguide Bandpass Filter
Mini-Circuits and Virginia Diodes have teamed together to offer a new series of high performance, high-fidelity waveguide bandpass filters for mmWave applications. WVBP-series filters are available in various passbands spanning 27 to 86 GHz and are offered with standard WR waveguide interfaces. Built with precise machine tolerances and outstanding quality plating, WVBP-series filters provide low insertion loss in the passband, outstanding return loss and high stopband rejection with fast roll-off. Model WVBP-783-WR12+ has a passband of 76 to 81 GHz.
High Frequency Couplers
Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand, has launched a new series of high frequency couplers that are ideal for 5G telecommunication, automotive radars, SATCOM, point-to-point radios and aerospace applications. Pasternack’s new line of high frequency RF directional couplers consists of 24 models that have a high max operating frequency range from 26.5 to 67 GHz. These new couplers deliver excellent isolation, low insertion loss and very good return loss.
Tunable Bandpass Filters
Pole/Zero has released their next generation line of NANO-POLE® tunable bandpass filters. Features include +30 dBm in-band power handling: for BW 3 dB filters ≥ 7percent, +27 dBm for 5 percent filters. ND +23 dBm for 3 percent filters. +42 dBm IIP3 typical, 10 μs typical tune time. 15 dBc typical selectivity at fc ± 10 percent: 5 percent, 3 percent filters provide more selectivity; yet have higher insertion loss. For optimum filter performance, 1.5:1 tuning ratios are recommended.
PMI Model No. DTA-1G18G-60-7-CD-1-HERM is a non-reflective 7 bit programmable 60 dB pin diode attenuator with a step resolution of 0.5 dB over the frequency range of 1 to 18 GHz. This model is in a hermetically sealed package. It has a max insertion loss of 5 dB and a max VSWR of 2:1. This unit is outfitted with SMA female connectors and a 15-pin Micro-D female connector in a hermetically sealed housing measuring 2 x 2.79 x 0.66 in.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
RF Bandpass Filters
PolyPhaser has expanded its RRF series of bandpass filters engineered to function between 219.5 to 222 MHz frequencies for positive train control (PTC) communications. The new RRF-ITC-219-NFF filter reduces interference issues by blocking unwanted signals due to co-location. The filter also incorporates > 60 dB of attenuation at 88 to 108, 160 to 162, 210 to 216 and 452 to 458 MHz.
Miniature SPDT Switch
RLC Electronics introduced an addition to their miniature SPDT switch product line. This switch is offered in a unique package with connectors in a “T” configuration for ease of connection/mating at the system level, and is a perfect drop-in replacement for pin diode switches. The switch is offered in both surface mount and connectorized versions and operates from DC to 18 GHz. Standard options are available include Indicators and TTL Drivers. The switch measures 1 x 1 x 0.9 in.
RLC Electronics Inc.
Model STF-34-S1 is a full band Faraday isolator that operates from 22 to 33 GHz. The Faraday isolator is constructed with a longitudinal, magnetized ferrite rod that causes a Faraday rotation of the incoming RF signal. The Faraday isolator offers 28 dB typical isolation and a 1.3 dB nominal insertion loss with good flatness. The return loss of the isolator is 14 dB. The input and output ports are WR-34 waveguides with UG-1530/U flanges.
CABLES & CONNECTORS
MilesTek’s low-smoke zero-halogen (LSZH) MIL-STD-1553B cable assemblies were specifically designed to address confined space connectivity applications. Typically used in poorly ventilated areas, low-smoke zero-halogen cable jackets are used in applications where it is critical to protect people and equipment from toxic and corrosive gases in the event of a fire. To address these applications MilesTek now stocks 78 Ω Twinaxial and 50 Ω Triaxial LSZH cable assemblies with TRB 3-slot plug, blunt end, insulated and non-insulated bulk head 3-Lug connectors.
X-Band Solid-State Power Amplifier Module
COMTECH PST introduces a new GaN amplifier for applications in the X-Band radar market. The AB linear design operates over the 9.2 to 10 GHz frequency range intended for use in radar applications. The amplifier design features include options for control of phase and amplitude to allow for integration into high-power systems utilizing conventional binary or phased array combining approaches for power levels of up to 10 kW.
Ka-Band Amplifier MMICs
Custom MMIC is proud to introduce two new Ka-Band amplifier MMICs to its growing portfolio of higher frequency packaged products. Both the CMD242K4 (distributed amplifier) and CMD299K4 (low noise amplifier) operate up to 40 GHz while being packaged in a small 4 x 4 mm air-cavity QFN plastic package designed for surface mount applications. This new “K” series designation signifies a new high frequency plastic package being utilized by Custom MMIC for 20 GHz and above products demanded by aerospace, defense and instrumentation customers.
Exodus Advanced Communications’ AMP2104A is designed for broadband EMI-Lab, communications and EW applications. Instantaneous C-Band frequency range, class A/AB linear design for all single channel modulation standards. It covers 4 to 8 GHz, produces 100 W min., > 50 W P1dB with a min. gain of 50 dB. Excellent gain flatness, monitoring parameters for forward/reflected power, voltage, current and temperature sensing for superb reliability and ruggedness. The nominal weight is 44 lbs, and dimensions of 19 x 22 x 5 in.
Exodus Advanced Communications
Amplitude and Control Module Series Model ACM
Designed specifically for high performance simulator and ATE systems, General Microwave’s amplitude control module provides precise amplitude control of signal amplitude and pulse modulation over a high dynamic range with fine resolution. With 10 BIT TTL control, modules provide up to 100 dB attenuation, harmonics < −60 dB and pulse modulation 80 dB, 25 ns control. Available in bands from 0.5 to 40 GHz, and can be upgraded to include optional phase control.
Kratos General Microwave
Flat Gain Push-Pull Amplifier
RFMW announced design and sales support for an ultra-linear, CATV, MMIC amplifier. The Qorvo QPA8801 features a push-pull cascode design providing flat gain and ultra-low distortion. Ideal for DOCSIS 3.1 applications from 45 to 1218 MHz using a single 12 V supply, the QPA8801 offers excellent composite distortion at high efficiency consuming only 4.5 W in a 5 x 7 mm QFN package.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for an evaluation board for wireless power transfer applications from GaN Systems Inc. The GSWP050W-EVBPA evaluation board is designed to support and expedite the innovation of wireless power transfer systems. The evaluation board uses GaN Systems’ GS61004B E-HEMTs in a 50 W, 6.78 MHz class EF2 power amplifier. The GSWP050W-EVBPA is the latest addition to GaN Systems’ WPT line-up. It is well-suited for wireless power and charging applications in consumer, industrial and automotive markets.
Richardson RFPD Inc.
5 GHz Front-End Module
Skyworks introduced the SKY85774-11, a highly integrated 5 GHz front-end module (FEM) that supports simultaneous WLAN and licensed assisted access (LAA) protocols for mobile smartphones and tablets. This advanced module incorporates a power amplifier, low noise amplifier with bypass and an SPDT transmit/receive switch. Its high performance power amplifier increases range and saves power while eliminating external devices and reducing PCB area. The SKY85774-11 comes in a compact 20-pin 2.2 x 3 package and is currently being leveraged across leading mobile connectivity reference designs.
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
High Resolution Synthesizer
The MTS2500-110250-10 is a high resolution synthesizer that combines the latest in DDS and multi-loop synthesizer technologies with a high performance VCO to generate frequency signals from 1100 to 2500 MHz with as low as 1 Hz resolution. It provides ultra-low phase noise, wide bandwidth performance and low spurious, while permitting for increased loop bandwidth, faster settling time and higher stability under vibration. Power consumption is 1.2 W typical.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
TEST & MEASUREMENT
Bluetooth Test Set
Anritsu Co. introduced a new option for its Bluetooth Test Set MT8852B to support the latest Bluetooth® Core v5.1 (BT 5.1)
specification for evaluating new key positioning services. With the new BLE AoA/AoD Option MT8852B-037, the MT8852B can conduct efficient RF-signal angle of arrival (AoA) and angle of departure (AoD) measurements to help speed time to market and lower test costs during development, validation and manufacturing of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.1 devices and equipment.
RF and EMC Formulas and Charts Poster
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