Microwave Journal

New Products

June 14, 2022


High-Power Directional Coupler

MIcable D3005H005060 is a 0.5 to 6 GHz 30 dB high-power directional coupler that offers 250 W power handling capability. It has 1.3:1 maximum VSWR, 0.6 dB maximum insertion loss, 30±0.7 dB maximum coupling, ±1 dB maximum flatness and 15 dB minimum directivity. It is ideal for test, instrument and other high-power systems applications.

Fujian MIcable Electronic Technology Group Co. Ltd.

High Speed Threshold Detector

PMI Model No. TD-1G12G-RL-CD-SFF is a high speed threshold detector designed to operate over the 1 to 12 GHz frequency range. It has an adjustable threshold level of -30 to -10 dBm and a VSWR of 3.0:1 maximum. This unit comes in one size with field removable SMA connectors on the input and output and has active low output.

Planar Monolithics Industries

Ka-Band Cavity Filters

RLC Electronics is manufacturing several Ka-Band cavity, comb line and interdigital bandpass filters. These high Q filters offer the sharpest response (greatest stopband attenuation), lowest insertion loss and can be provided with relative 3 dB bandwidths ranging from 0.2 to 67 percent. The unit pictured operates from 30 to 36 GHz, with less than 1.5 dB of loss and > 23 dB at ±600 MHz from the band edges. Connectorized and surface mount versions available.

RLC Electronics

Ka-Band Transceiver

Spacek Labs Ka-Band transceiver, model TRKa-10 features a phase-locked LO chain shared by the transmit and receive channels. The transmitter converts the 4 to 17.5 GHz IF signal to 26.5 to 40 GHz RF output, conversion gain 30 dB typical. The receiver includes an isolator, balanced crossbar mixer and LPF which rejects the upper sideband and LO by > 60 dB, converting a 26.5 to 40 GHz RF input to 4 to 17.5 GHz IF output, 8 dB typical conversion loss.

Spacek Labs


Flexible Micro Bend Cable

Sensorview is offering a new innovative microwave cable solution into the market. Sensorview’s Innovation allows you a minimum bend radius of 1.5 mm and low insertion loss and with the high phase stability the FlexiBe® series is the right answer for the demand of more flexibility for mmWave range. In addition to the antenna segment, Sensorview provides an extensive range of self-invented microwave cable assemblies including FlexStable, UltraRG and Aeroflon and Micro multi-ganged cable, covering the operating frequency from DC to 70 GHz.

Sensorview Europe GmbH

Coaxial Cable Assemblies

Smiths Interconnect announced the release of the SpaceNXT™ QT Series of flexible coaxial cable assemblies, ideal for a variety of commercial space designs. The QT Series is part of Smiths Interconnect’s SpaceNXT initiative to create an entire range of high performance, high reliability space products that eliminate the customer’s need to undertake extensive qualification processes. The QT Series also responds to the customers’ demand for cable assemblies with more consistent electrical performance over higher frequencies, larger temperature extremes and across higher volumes.

Smiths Interconnect

DuraWave™ RF Cable Assemblies

Swift Bridge Technologies’ DuraWave RF cable assemblies are now available for purchase on Digi-Key. The initial launch includes cable assemblies with operation frequencies of 18, 26.5, 33 and 40 GHz. These assemblies utilize N-type, SMA, 3.5 and 2.92 mm connectors. Each unique combination is currently available in two lengths, 0.6 and 1 m. In addition to the configurations available on Digi-Key, DuraWave RF assemblies are also available with other ruggedized connectors in both male and female versions. i.e. 7/16, DIN 9.5 and TNC.

Swift Bridge Technologies


Pulsed Microwave Power Module

The dB-3774B from dB Control is a pulsed microwave power module (MPM). This MPM operates in the 6 to 18 GHz frequency range and provides 1 kW peak power at 5 percent maximum duty cycle. It is designed for high performance electronic warfare applications. A periodic permanent magnet-focused, conduction-cooled mini traveling wave tube (TWT) is used for power amplification and a solid-state driver amplifier provides the required RF gain.

dB Control

TWT Replacement

Exodus AMP2033-LC is designed for replacing aging TWT technology. A broadband, rugged EMC Class A/AB linear design for all modulations and industry standards. Covers 6 to 18 GHz, produces > 100 W minimum, 50 W P1dB, with a minimum 50 dB gain. Excellent flatness, optional monitoring parameters for forward/reflected power, VSWR, voltage, current and temperature sensing for superb reliability. Exodus Quiet-Cool technology in our compact 5U-chassis weighs a nominal 75 lbs.

Exodus Advanced Communications

Amplifier Powers 2000 to 2400 MHz

Mini-Circuits’ model ZHL2G02G4125+ Class AB amplifier delivers +51 dBm (125 W) typical saturated output power from 2000 to 2400 MHz. It achieves 51 dB typical power gain with ±1 dB gain flatness. The RoHS-compliant amplifier is unconditionally stable and consumes 16 A at +28 VDC. Ideal for communications and test systems, it features internal protection against reverse polarity and overheating and measures 110 × 70 × 30 mm with SMA input connector and Type N output connector.


Low Noise Amplifier Expansion

Pasternack’s new series of input protected low noise amplifiers feature broadband frequency coverage ranging from 1 KHz to 40 GHz, GaAs pHEMT semiconductor technology with high gain and noise figure levels as low as 1 dB typical. Input protected designs have up to 1 W CW RF power handling, high gain: 45 dB typical, high gain from 25 to 60 dB. Output P1dB up to +21.5 dB typical operating temperature -40°C to +85°C, rugged and compact mil grade aluminum package designs support female SMA or 2.92 mm connectors.



mmWave Wireless Connectivity Solution

The ADMV9621 and ADMV9611 is a complete mmWave wireless connectivity solution in a small, printed circuit assembly format. All mmWave signals are confined to the printed circuit assembly, simplifying implementation. Wireless transmission is achieved using the integrated circularly-polarized omnidirectional patch antenna array, which enables communication in many applications, including rotation. These solutions are ideal for industrial robotics applications to replace mechanical connectors and wireless slip rings.

Analog Devices Inc.

Compact IF Receiver

The CMT compact IF receiver modules are ideal for radio astronomy projects. The module incorporates many features into a small package. Features include high gain (70 to 90 dB), a five-bit digital programable attenuator, integrated bandpass filters, output total output power detector and overload protection. Noise figure of 1 to 1.5 dB is typical. An RF test port is also included. These modules operate from a single supply. Applications include IF chain for THz SIS mixers.

Cosmic Microwave Technology Inc.

Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 Module

Würth Elektronik presents the Bluetooth low energy 5.1 module Proteus-III-SPI. The module, measuring only 8 × 12 × 2 mm, with a payload of up to 964 bytes, integrated antenna, encryption technology and six configurable IO pins, is based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 chipset. It can be used for IoT and M2M applications, for example, to build radio-based maintenance interfaces and sensor networks. The WE-ProWare firmware from Würth Elektronik, which has been industrial proven over many years, makes the module extremely versatile.

Würth Elektronik


Indirect Synthesizer

Kratos General Microwave enhanced its series of fast switching (1 usec) indirect synthesizers with the addition of the Model SM6220 with frequency modulation capability covering the full band 2 to 20 GHz. It can provide a frequency deviation of 1 GHz at up to a 10 MHz modulation rate and can be modulated with either analog or digital inputs. Of special significance; the synthesizer output frequency remains fully locked even while in the FM mode. Its small size and high reliability make it ideal for use in demanding airborne environmental conditions as well as simulators and test systems.

Kratos General Microwave

RF Signal Generator

RIGOL Technologies introduces the DSG3000B Series RF signal generator offering high purity signal generation and modulation. The DSG3000B is available in 6.5 and 13.6 GHz models with optional built-in IQ baseband generator and OXO time base with standard AM/FM/ØM analog modulation up to 3.6 GHz, and I/Q modulation and I/Q baseband output up to 6.5 GHz. High signal purity with phase noise measuring < -116 dBc/Hz at 20 kHz (typical) and a wide output amplitude range of -130 to +25 dBm with an amplitude accuracy of < 0.5 dB (typical).

RIGOL Technologies

Fixed Signal Generator

Z-Communications announced the FSG series of fixed signal generator products geared for the automated test equipment market. The FSG is a low noise, fixed signal oscillator that is offered between 500 MHz to 16 GHz. Housed in a sturdy SMA connectorized metal enclosure, the unit is meant for bench testing or field use. This portable signal generator operates off a power supply between 5 to 15 V. For further ease of operation an internal 100 MHz reference is included, or the user may connect an external 100 MHz source.



Dual Polarized Antenna

Ideal for antenna measurement ranges, Model SAV-0434031428-KF-U5-QR is a dual polarized quad ridge horn antenna that yields continuous frequency coverage from 4 to 40 GHz. Equipped with two female 2.92 mm (K) connectors, the antenna provides vertical and horizontal illumination with an average gain of 14 dBi and a 3 dB beam width of 28 degrees. Typical cross-polarization is -28 dB. Isolation between vertical and horizontal ports is better than 23 dB with 28 dB typical. Maximum continuous RF power is 10 W.



5G mmWave Production Test Solutions

Marvin Test Solutions’ TS-900e-5G Series mmWave semiconductor device test systems deliver unrivaled production test speeds ideal for demanding outsourced semiconductor assembly and test applications. Up to 20 independent vector network analyzer (VNA) channels with proven gap-free performance to 44 GHz and beyond ensure the most accurate and repeatable production VNA/S-parameter test performance. The flexible receiver is compatible with virtually any wafer prober and device handler.

Marvin Test Solutions

Next-Generation PCIe Digitizers

Two new digitizer cards from Spectrum Instrumentation raise the standard of PC-based instrumentation performance. The cards are capable of streaming acquired data over the PCIe bus at an impressive 12.8 GB/s—nearly twice as fast as any other PCIe digitizer currently on the market. It means they can continuously run at their maximum sampling rate of 6.4 GS/s, with 12-bit resolution, streaming this massive data to CPUs or CUDA GPUs for real-time processing.

Spectrum Instrumentation