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New Products

October 14, 2020

COMPONENTS

Bandpass Filter Bank

Atlanta Micro Inc.

AM3152 is a miniature digitally tunable bandpass filter bank covering the 0.4 to 8 GHz frequency range in a 6 mm QFN package. The device contains three tunable filter bands each with 256 discrete cutoff states and a low-loss filter bypass path. AM3152 is an excellent front-end for a receiver providing both low insertion loss and valuable flexibility for tuning center frequency and bandwidth. Its small size, weight and power consumption make it an attractive choice for demanding applications requiring low SWaP components.

Atlanta Micro Inc.
www.atlantamicro.com

Mini Air Core Inductors

Coilcraft

Coilcraft has released their latest mini air core inductors, the 1512SP/2712SP Series. Specs for the series include inductance values from 2.5 to 150 nH (tolerances as low as 2 percent), tight tolerance can eliminate circuit tuning, acrylic jacket provides a flat top for pick and place, exceptionally high Q over a wide frequency range, solder coated leads ensure reliable soldering, wide range of standard EIA inductance values, available in two sizes.

Coilcraft
www.coilcraft.com

Three-Way Power Divider/Combiner

Fuzhou MIcable Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.

Model P03N003180 is a three-way 0.3 to 18 GHz DC pass through power divider/combiner, it has 2.7 dB maximum insertion loss, 16 dB minimum isolation, 1.5: 1 maximum VSWR, ±0.6 dB amplitude balance and ±5 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 279.4 x 40.6 x 12.7 mm, the operating temperature is -54° to +85°C.

Fuzhou MIcable Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.
www.micable.cn

mmWave Controlled Components

Kratos General Microwave Corp.

General Microwave Corp. is a key partner with major OEM’s and primes, having been chosen for their broad and comprehensive understanding of 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.

Kratos General Microwave Corp.
www.kratosmed.com

26 to 34 GHz, 20 dB Directional Couplers

MECA Electronics Inc.

MECA expanded its offering of 5G mmWave products. Featuring 10 dB couplers covering 26 to 34 GHz with 2.92 mm interfaces. Typical specifications of 1.5:1 VSWR, 15 dB directivity, 1 dB insertion loss and 0.4 dB frequency sensitivity. Also available are attenuators, terminations, bias tee’s, DC blocks and adapters. Additionally octave and multi-octave models covering up to 50 GHz built by J-Standard certified assemblers and technicians. Made in U.S. and 36-month warranty.

MECA Electronics Inc.
www.e-meca.com/mmwave-products/couplers

MLBF-Filter Test Box

Micro Lambda Wireless

500 MHz to 50 GHz standard models utilize any bandpass or band reject filter manufactured by Micro Lambda are available today. Bandpass filter models cover 500 MHz to 50 GHz and are available in four, six and seven stage configurations. Band reject (notch) filter models cover 500 MHz to 20 GHz and are available in 10, 12, 14 and 16 stage configurations. Units are specified to operate over the lab environment of +15°C to +55°C, are CE certified and LabVIEW compatible.

Micro Lambda Wireless
www.microlambdaWireless.com

Switch Matrix Controls

Mini-Circuits

Mini-Circuits’ model RC-2SPDT-A26 is a broadband single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch matrix well suited for systems and test applications from DC to 26.5 GHz. It consists of a pair of independent absorptive SPDT electromechanical switches with Ethernet and USB connectivity that can be controlled directly from a personal computer or over a network with user-friendly software for Windows operating systems. The 50 Ω switches operate with 25 ms typical switching speed in failsafe, make-before-break configurations on a +26 V DC supply at operating temperatures from 0 to +40°C.

Mini-Circuits
www.minicircuits.com

High Power Capacitors

Passive Plus Inc.

Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) is known for their outstanding customer service, high-quality product line, competitive pricing and quick delivery times. While other companies are pushing out their lead-times for product delivery, PPI is committed to being able to deliver your needs as quickly as possible. As PPI tries to keep a full inventory in stock, depending on the capacitor and quantities needed, delivery times can be stock to eight weeks.

Passive Plus Inc.
www.passiveplus.com

Phase Modulators

Pasternack

Pasternack has just launched a new line of bi-phase modulators that includes a comprehensive selection of nine different models covering broad octave frequency bands ranging from 0.5 to 40 GHz. Bi-phase modulators take a TTL level digital bits stream that is encoded onto the RF carrier using 2 Phase Shift Keying (2PSK) modulation, where the two phases are separated by 180 degrees. This performance is desirable in communications systems, microwave radio, radar, high-data-rate test and measurement, serial data transmission, base station infrastructure and other industrial and military applications.

Pasternack
www.pasternack.com

RF Limiter

Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.

PMI model no. LM-20M18G-100 W-15 DBM is an RF limiter that operates in the frequency range of 20 MHz to 18 GHz. This limiter can handle up to 100 W CW more than 20 MHz to 18 GHz, for all temperatures (-55°C to +85°C). The energy input provides leaks of +15 dBm maximum. This model has a low insertion loss of 2.60 dB and a maximum recovery time of 100 ns, limiting threshold (P1dB) +5 dBm minimum and VSWR of 2.0:1 maximum at -10 dBm input power.

Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
www.pmi-rf.com



Dual PIN Limiter Diode Module

Skyworks Solutions Inc.

Skyworks introduced a high linearity, low threshold, dual PIN limiter diode module that addresses the growing need for receiver protection in cellular infrastructure (including 5G) and microwave radio communications. The SKY16603-632LF is a fully integrated module comprised of two PIN limiter diodes and two DC blocking caps designed for use as a passive receiver protector in wireless systems up to 6 GHz. It can also be used in broad market wireless systems including VSAT, S-Band radar, military communications transceivers, jammers, GPS, test instruments, automotive and Wi-Fi applications.

Skyworks Solutions Inc.
www.skyworksinc.com

CABLES & CONNECTORS

Aluminum Flat Wires

Bruker-Spaleck

Bruker-Spaleck supplies the engineered flat wire solution out of aluminum (also high purity aluminum Al99,99) for your requirements, no matter if you want to bond circuit boards, connect several electrical components (e.g. in battery modules or cables) for spring applications or save weight and metal costs. They are able to produce the finest dimensions in the range t = 0.050 ... 0.400 mm / w = 0.400 ... 4.000 mm. Several customers are already using their flat wire out of aluminum in their products.

Bruker-Spaleck
www.bruker-spaleck.com

Adaptor Series

Response Microwave Inc.

Response Microwave Inc. announced the availability of between-series 1.0 mm to 1.85 mm to its comprehensive adaptor series for use in ATE and production applications. Operational from DC to 65 GHz, the new product offers maximum VSWR of 1.25:1 and insertion loss of 0.07 x f x 0.5 dB maximum. Units withstand the -55°C to +105°C temperature range and configurations are available in all gender combinations for each interface.

Response Microwave Inc.
www.responsemicrowave.com

AMPLIFIERS

Broadband Amplifier

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation

The model 1000A400 is a solid-state, self-contained, air-cooled, broadband amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. The model 1000A400, when used with a sweep generator, will provide a minimum of 1,000 W of RF power. Included is a front panel gain control which permits the operator to conveniently set the desired output level. The RF amplifier stages are protected from over-temperature by removing the DC voltage to them if an over-temperature condition occurs due to cooling blockage or fan failure.

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
www.arworld.us

Amplifier

Exodus Advanced Communications

Exodus AMP2120-3 is designed for broadband EMI-Lab, Comm. and EW applications. Ultra-wide frequency range, class A/AB linear design for all modulations and industry test standards. Covering 1 to 18 GHz, producing 20 W minimum and 25 W typical with a minimum gain of 43 dB. Excellent gain flatness, optional monitoring parameters for forward/reflected power, VSWR, voltage, current and temperature sensing with superb reliability and ruggedness.

Exodus Advanced Communications
www.exoduscomm.com

18 to 42 GHz Connectorized Low-Noise Amplifier

Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability of a new wideband low-noise amplifier from ERZIA Technologies S.L. The ERZ-LNA-1800-4200-24-6 provides a gain of 24 dB with a noise figure of 5 dB. The device’s compact size and modularity make it ideal for a wide range of applications, including industrial, SATCOM, aerospace and military.

Richardson RFPD
www.richardsonrfpd.com

SOURCES

SFS Series PLOs

Z-Communications

Z-Communciations’ SFS series PLOs offer high performance and quick integration for various RF applications. The SFS2400E-LF offers a fixed frequency output of 2.4 GHz, with a user supplied reference of 10 MHz. For a higher form of integration, the RFS15000C-LF, with its on-board reference, will speed up design and time to market. Provide a 5 Vcc and 3 Vcc supply to generate a fixed frequency of 15 GHz. Further optimization is available through custom reference source and loop bandwidth filter designs.

Z-Communications
www.zcomm.com

SOFTWARE

3D Geometry Models

Modelithics

Modelithics introduces 19 full-wave EM capable 3D geometry models for the TDK MLG0603S series surface mount inductor. The models are now available within Modelithics COMPLETE+3D Library for Ansys® HFSS™. Individual 3D models are available from 0.9 to 100 nH and are validated against multi-substrate measured S-parameters through 20 GHz and ESR, as well as against the corresponding Modelithics CLR Global Circuit model. TDK is a Sponsoring Modelithics Vendor Partner and is sponsoring free 90-day trials of all available Modelithics TDK models.

Modelithics
www.modelithics.com/mvp/tdk

TEST & MEASUREMENT

MilliBox Products

Milliwave Silicon Solutions Inc.

The mini-chambers fit on lab benches as a personal test setup. Construction is easily customizable and configurable with robust and lightweight material for everyday use. Features include: compact and economical, 80 cm far-field distance, gimbal and horn mounts included, laser guided alignment, open software controller interface over USB. Designed for applications between 18 to 95 GHz. Best suited for 24 GHz radar, 5G (NR) UE, 60 GHz modules. MilliBox products are cost effective test tools and accessories specially designed for mmWave over-the-air measurements.

Milliwave Silicon Solutions Inc.
www.millibox.org

Ultra 3U VPX Modul Dynamic Engagement System

Systems & Processes Engineering Corp.

SPEC has expanded its tactical and range systems to include the ADEP T4000 ultra 3U VPX module dynamic engagement system, which pairs a 100 MHz to 20 GHz VPX transceiver with a digital signal processing board. The flight-qualified system can generate up to 4,000 false targets and a kinematic scenario programming environment. Includes features such as: multiple output channels for complex simulations, MTI and SAR simulation, 1 GHz instantaneous bandwidth, <60 dB dynamic range and multiple resolution options.

Systems & Processes Engineering Corp.(SPEC)
www.spec.com

Downconverter/Tuner

thinkRF

Increase frequency performance of your RF test equipment to 40 GHz without buying a whole new suite of analyzers, a large capital investment and requiring any intensive training. The D4000 RF downconverter/tuner has 500 MHz of analog bandwidth - the widest on the market in this compact (7.6”x7.6”x1.6”), light (1.7 lb.) form factor. D4000 requires low power; ideal for spectrum monitoring, antenna pattern and beamforming airborne verification application, interference hunting, signal acquisition and RF drive-testing.

thinkRF
www.thinkrf.com