2.4 GHz Front End Module
The 8TR8201 is an RFIC for 802.15.4 ZigBee™/Thread, BLE and proprietary ISM wireless systems for Bluetooth and ZigBee Applications. It consists of an integrated power amplifier, low noise amplifier, SPDT Tx/Rx switch and an SPDT antenna switch.
Waveguide Shorts and Shims
Fairview Microwave Inc. has launched a new series of waveguide shorts and shims that are ideal for use in test and instrumentation, wireless communication, satellite communication and radar applications. Fairview’s new line of waveguide shorts and shims includes 36 models offered in waveguide sizes ranging from WR-430 to WR-10. This new line is ideal for use in RF test and measurement applications and provides superior RF performance. Waveguide shims and shorts, or shorting plates, are commonly included in calibration kits and they are used in calibration applications.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
23-45 GHz Four Way Power Divider/Combiner
P04N230450 is a four-way power divider/combiner specially developed to cover whole 5G mmWave bands. It has 2.4 dB max insertion loss, 20 dB min isolation, 1.7: 1 max VSWR, ±0.5 dB max amplitude balance and ±6° max phase balance. The input power as the power divider is 20 W average. As combiner, it can stand for 5 W average input power. The size is 51.7 × 25.4 × 12.7 mm, the operating temperatures -54 to +85°C.
Fuzhou MIcable Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
10-50 GHz Dual-Directional Coupler
KRYTAR’s Model 510050010 dual-directional coupler lends itself to designs and test and measurement applications in mmWave and 5G markets. Within a broadband frequency range of 10 to 50 GHz performance ratings include nominal coupling of 10 dB, ±1.8 dB, frequency sensitivity is ±1 dB, insertion loss less than 3 dB, Directivity greater than 10 dB, maximum VSWR is 1.8. The coupler comes with 2.4 mm female connectors and measures just 2.24 in. (L) x 0.40 in. (W) x 0.62 in. (H).
Direct Replacement Coaxial Switches
Logus Microwave now offers the SPDT SEM Series to their list of direct replacement coaxial switches. The form, fit and function of this Logus series is your solution to replacing the legacy manufacturers series. DC to 18 GHz VSWR 1.5:1 max, insertion loss 0.5 max and isolation 60 dB min.
Maury Microwave announced the expansion of its low loss coupler product offering with new 3 to 67 GHz models. The LLC67-series of bidirectional couplers offer best-in-class unmatched performance including the industry’s lowest insertion loss of 0.2 dB maximum at 20 GHz and 0.4 dB maximum at 67 GHz with high CW and pulsed power handling and excellent directivity over a broadband frequency range of 3 to 67 GHz with 1.85 mm connectors.
Broadband Two-Way DC Blocking Power Divider
MECA Electronics’ latest new product offering is a two-way broadband DC blocking weatherproof divider. Blocking DC on all ports covering 0.600 to 6 GHz (DC802-2-3.300WWP) encompassing public safety through ISM bands. With typical performance of VSWR’s of 1.25:1, isolation of 22 dB, insertion loss of 0.6 dB and exceptional amplitude and phase balance of 0.3 dB and 5° max. This is in addition to the family of two, four, eight and 16 way splitters in various connector styles and IP60 and 67/68 ratings. Made in the U.S., 36 month warranty.
MECA Electronics, Inc.
Tiny LTCC Dual/Differential Low Pass Filter
Mini-Circuits’ DLFCV-1600+ is a dual low pass filter with a passband from DC to 1,600 MHz designed into a single 1210 ceramic package. This design allows customers to use a single unit in systems where two filters of the same passband are required, saving board space. The dual filter can also be used as a differential filter in differential circuits where interference and noise must be minimized. This model provides 1.5 dB passband insertion loss, 50 dB stopband rejection and RF input power handling up to 3 W (each filter). It supports a wide range of applications and is ideal for minimizing interference at amplifier inputs and ADC outputs.
Double Ridge Waveguide Electromechanical Relay Switches
Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand, has just launched a new series of double ridge waveguide electromechanical relay switches which perform over broader frequency bands, making them ideal for applications involved with electronic warfare, electronic countermeasures, microwave radio, VSAT, radar, test instrumentation and research and development. This comprehensive selection of 12 new double ridge waveguide electromechanical switch models is now available featuring broadband multi-octave frequency coverage spanning 6.5 to 40 GHz in SPDT and optional DPDT configurations.
10-Bit Programmable Attenuator
PMI Model No. DTA-2G18G-60-CD-1-OPT618-2 is a 6.0 to 18.0 GHz, 10-Bit programmable attenuator. Specifications include mean attenuation range: 60 dB; minimum attenuation step: 0.06 dB; maximum insertion loss of 4.5 dB; flatness up to 20 dB: ±1.0 dB typ, 40 dB: ±1.25 dB typ, 60 dB: ±3.0 dB typ; ccuracy of attenuation of 0 to 20 dB: ±1.0 dB typ, 20 to 40 dB: ±1.5 dB typ, 40 to 60 dB: ±2.0 dB typ; and DC power supply +15 V at 100 mA max, -15 V at 100 mA max. Housing measures 2 × 1.81 × 0.88 in. with SMA female connectors and a 15-pin D-sub connector.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
3 dB Quad Hybrid
Response Microwave Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of its new broadband 3 dB hybrid for use in telecom applications. The new RMHY3.1000-6000Sf covers the 1 to 6 GHz band offering typical electrical performance of 0.7 dB max insertion loss, VSWR of 1.25:1 max and minimum isolation of 20 dB. Unit is phase stable at ±5° and power handling is 50 W CW. Unit is operational over the -55° to +105° C range.
Response Microwave Inc.
RLC Electronics manufactures Pickoff Tees, which offer excellent through-line insertion loss and pickoff stability rise times of <10 Pico-seconds (at 40 GHz). Units are offered in standard frequency ranges from DC-18 GHz, DC-26 GHz and DC-40 GHz, with the option to customize the Pickoff Insertion Loss value to meet customer specific requirements. The units provide extremely broadband signal monitoring in a very small package (0.54 × 0.39 × 0.32 in.). RLC offers both catalog options and customized options and can provide form factor drop-in replacement/obsolescence assistance as needed.
RLC Electronics Inc.
Planar X Series of RF Filters
Smiths Interconnect announced the new Planar X Series of RF filter solutions with bandpass, bandstop, lowpass and highpass configurations up to 18 GHz (Ku-Band). It is part of an overarching initiative that entails the creation of first-class board level ceramic based thick film RF filters, designed and tested to support various application markets. The small footprint, light weight and surface mountable configuration allows for high volume pick and place applications and make Planar X Series ideal for SATCOM, radar and broadcasting industries.
CABLES & CONNECTORS
The power sub-miniature (PSM) interface meets the increasing demand of cost effective, power demanding and weight sensitive aerospace applications. Especially developed for space flight, high altitude platforms and TVAC environments. Space qualified per MIL-PRF-39012 and ESCC 3402/08. The HUBER+SUHNER PSM connector system enables maximized performance on power handling while minimizing overall system weight and size. Multipaction breakdown and corona withstanding meet or exceed TNC interface level.
50 GHz SUCOFLEX® 550S Test Cables
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new family of test cables from HUBER+SUHNER. With a lifetime of more than 100,000 flex cycles, SUCOFLEX 550S is the latest addition to HUBER+SUHNER’s SUCOFLEX 500 family and provides a range of benefits, including a high electrical performance with an enhanced mechanical design for durability. The longer service life also results in less testing downtime and improved cost efficiency.
Richardson RFPD Inc.
Samtec announced a new flexible low loss cable assembly with performance up to 67 GHz. The RF047-A cable assembly, using 1.85 mm male and female connectors, operates to 67 GHz with a maximum VSWR of 1.4:1 or better. The connectors are solder clamp designs with fully captivated center contacts. The body components are passivated stainless steel with gold plated brass solder ferrule and beryllium copper contact. Other connector options offered include male and female 2.92 mm series, as well as male and female SMPM series.
Precision Right Angle Adapters
Withwave’s precision test adapters with right angle types are designed based on precision microwave interconnection technologies. These adapters are manufactured to precise microwave specifications and constructed with male and female gender on both sides. The precision microwave connector interfaces ensure an excellent microwave performance up to 40 GHz
Withwave Co. Ltd.
1,000 W Amplifier
Increased EMC test level requirements equate to two words: More. Power. AR RF’s newest 1,000 W amplifier, the 1000A400, is used for radiated and conducted susceptibility testing, specifically for the increased test levels of composite aircraft in the frequency range of 10 kHz to 400 MHz. When utilized in conjunction with AR’s accessories and antennas, the required conducted and radiated susceptibility test levels are easily reached.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Solid-State Power Amplifier Module
COMTECH PST introduced its latest development for the TWT replacement market covering the full 2,000 to 6,000 MHz band providing 75 W linear power in a small, compact, lightweight, ruggedized form factor, ideally suited for UAV, fixed wing, rotary wing applications. This SSPA features built in protection and monitoring circuits, low voltage prime power input, high efficiency and reliable solid-state technology. Unit will self-protect under fault conditions and automatically return to normal operation when fault conditions are removed. The SSPA module withstands and operates reliably in rugged and hostile environments.
X- & Ku-Band Solid-State Power Amplifiers
Kratos General Microwave’s cutting-edge, field proven SSPAs are designed and built for the harshest environment conditions, including hostile temperatures, shock, vibration, moisture, altitudes and G-forces. The custom and off-the-shelf SSPAs in X-Band and Ku-Bands utilize the latest GaN and GaAs technologies and provide high power density in a compact footprint to meet critical space and weight requirements in high frequencies. All of our SSPAs can be supplied to meet the most stringent environmental requirements.
Kratos General Microwave
Power Transistor for Accelerator Applications
The IE13550D is a 550 W, CW, GaN SiC power transistor operating in the frequency range of 1,295 to 1,305 MHz. This transistor is designed for commercial scale laser, linear and particle accelerator applications. The IE13550D achieves an exceptional drain efficiency of 80 percent, at a power gain of 15 dB with low power dissipation. This device is internally matched and has a compact size of 20.6 × 9.8 × 3.77 mm. Other product features include excellent thermal stability and ruggedness enabling longer mean time between failure.
Ultra-Agile Signal Source
The APUASYN20 is a very compact and agile signal source up to 20 GHz. It combines fast switching speeds with good phase noise and signal quality. The single-channel unit is available as a mountable module or in a compact enclosure with display and front panel control. The multi-channel version APUASYN20-X is available in one to four channel configurations in a standard 1U 19’’ rack-mountable enclosure. For high phase coherence, RF channels are locked to a single reference source.
4,512 MHz VCO
Crystek’s CVCO55CC-4512-4512 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) operates at 4,512 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 to 4.7 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +4 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the U.S., the model CVCO55CC4512-4512 is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5 in. × 0.5 in. SMD package. Input voltage is 5 V, with a typ. current consumption of 28 mA. Pulling and pushing are minimized to 1 MHz and 1 MHz/V, respectively.
HSM Series RF Synthesizer Modules
The HSM Series RF Synthesizer Modules are high performance, non-PLL based CW sources that exhibit exceptional frequency/phase stability. The intentional lack of a PLL supports frequency switching speeds of as fast as <10 µs (fully settled) while offering phenomenal pulse generation waveforms. These compact, broadband signal sources have a field proven MTBF of >200k hours and are available in seven models covering 10 MHz to 1 GHz, 2 GHz, 3 GHz, 4 GHz, 6.7 GHz, 12.5 GHz and 20 GHz.
World’s Smallest OCXO
RFMW announced design and sales support for the world’s smallest ASIC based oven controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) from Rakon. The Rakon U8176LF 10MHz OCXO meets the stringent requirements of 5G remote radio head (RRH), small cell, optical network and microwave transmission system applications. Combined with Rakon’s renowned, patented Mercury+™ ASIC with advanced SC-cut strip crystal technology, this device delivers excellent frequency stability (≤±20 ppb) in a miniature, 7× 5 mm package. Supporting frequencies from 10 to 50 MHz, phase noise is as low as -160 dBc/Hz.
40 GHz CW Signal Source
The SC5520A and SC5521A are part of our ultra-high frequency synthesizer series (UHFS) of signal sources. They boast a frequency tuning range of 160 MHz to 40 GHz stepping at 1 Hz resolution, and an amplitude range of -10 to +15 dBm typ with phase noise among the lowest in the market. These compact modules are ideal for system integration and appropriate for applications in communication transceivers, automotive radar and optics and as clocks in modern day digital data converters.
Microwave Global Model
Modelithics has introduced a new equivalent circuit-based scalable microwave Global Model for International Manufacturing Services, Inc.’s IA3-0805WA thick film 400 mW surface mount attenuator family. The model is validated up to 30 GHz and features substrate, pad and part value scaling over the full range of the attenuator series, 1 to 30 dB. IMS is a sponsoring Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) and is sponsoring free 90-day trials of all available Modelithics IMS models by request and with approval.
Remcom has announced superposition simulation in the latest release of XFdtd®3D EM Simulation Software, enabling users to analyze antenna arrays and other multi-port devices. Leveraging the electromagnetic principle of superposition, XF can quickly analyze hundreds or thousands of port phase combinations when determining beam states for a 5G-enabled device design. This post-processing option provides interactive manipulation of the input signals that compute near fields, far fields, efficiencies and other results in real time.
Microwave/RF Assembly Builder
W. L. Gore & Associates has launched its updated GORE®Microwave/RF Assembly Builder, a step-by-step tool that allows the user to configure and request a quote for an assembly with a variety of connector and cable options, assembly lengths and frequencies. The updated online tool features enhancements that allow users to design a cable from their desktop, tablet or mobile phone. In today’s predominantly remote-work environment, these added features make it possible to design GORE®Microwave/RF Assemblies with ease, from anywhere, anytime and from any device.
W. L. Gore & Associates
Choke Flange Feed Horn Antenna
SAH-7531141060-110-S1-100-DP is a dual polarized, WR-10 choke flange feed horn antenna assembly that operates from 75 to 110 GHz. The assembly features an integrated orthomode transducer (OMT) that provides high port isolation and cross-polarization cancellation and a broadband scalar horn that provides low sidelobe levels. The OMT enables the antenna to separate a circular or elliptical polarized waveform into two linear, orthogonal waveforms or vice versa.
SENCITY Occhio Distributed Antenna System
The HUBER+SUHNER SENCITY Occhio DAS (distributed antenna system) or small cell antenna for indoor use, offers the operator 5G coverage, a simple, time-saving installation process and an attractive industry preferred design with a small form factor. Thanks to its multiband capability between 1.7 to 6 GHz and 2 x 2/4 x 4 MIMO configurations it supports today’s and future wireless applications. See how the awarded antenna has been designed and get in touch if you are interested.
TEST & MEASUREMENT
R&S FSW With Up to 8.3 GHz Internal Analysis Bandwidth
Rohde & Schwarz offers the R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzers with optional internal 4 GHz, 6.4 GHz and 8.3 GHz analysis bandwidth, providing unmatched dynamic range and sensitivity. Along with dedicated measurement applications, the instruments meet current and future T&M requirements for ultra-wideband signal analysis across different industries. Applications include pulse measurements of A&D radar systems, satellite payload testing and amplifier predistortion tests. It also covers chirp analysis for automotive radar and research on the next generation of wireless communication.
Rohde & Schwarz
20 GHz SM200C Spectrum Analyzer
Signal Hound’s new spectrum analyzer, the SM200C, maintains the dynamic range, phase noise, 1 THz/s sweep speed and 100 kHz to 20 GHz tuning range that made the SM200B so popular, but now includes a full 160 MHz IBW available for calibrated I/Q data streaming, plus device control via 10 GbE SFP+ connection. No longer limited by the length of a cable, the SM200C is perfect for secure environments where USB is prohibited.
Larger Thermal Platforms Now Available
The new SD450-N thermal platform offers 450 square inches of even, wide range, precise thermal testing from 200°C to -100°C. Extended range options, safety features and alternate cooling methods are available. The new design allows more accessibility, custom fixturing and clamping choices. Great for MPUs, amplifiers, radios and other large devices with a flat thermally conductive surface. Advanced programmable Synergy Nano temperature controller can monitor and log one or many points on the device(s) allowing advanced temperature control optimization.