Microwave Journal

New Products

September 9, 2022


Passive Multiplier

Accepting input signals between 73 and 110 GHz at +17 dBm, model SFP-03310-UEB is a passive ×3 multiplier that produces THz signals with 0 dBm amplitude. When combined with a sweeper or a synthesized signal source, the multiplier preserves the stability and accuracy of the source. Typical harmonic suppression is 20 dB. The input and output signals pass through WR-10 and WR-03 waveguides ports with UG-387/U-M anti-cocking flanges. Dimensions are 0.75 × 0.75 × 0.75 in.


Programmable Attenuator

MIcable has developed a programmable attenuator MDA004080-50E covering 0.4 to 8 GHz. The user can control the attenuator via USB/Ethernet with 1 dB step or down to 0.1 dB option, 0.2 dB accuracy, 50 dB attenuation dynamic range over the whole band. The user can control this unit through the GUI user-friendly software or by programming through the DLL dynamic link library file. Custom designs are available with frequency range from 0.5 to 40 GHz.

Fujian MIcable Electronic Technology Group Co., Ltd.

45 to 1220 MHz 1:1 Balun

The MRFXF0072 balun is a high performance balun that gives your CATV amplifier or EQ circuit optimized performance. The part offers a unique feature rarely found in three wire baluns, including DC bias of 400 mA through the ground pin. The MRFXF0072 offers > 20 dB typ. return loss, ±0.5 dB amplitude match and less than 0.7dB IL. Drop it in and see great performance. It is offered in a std 0.230 × 0.280” surface-mount package and is pin to pin compatible.


0.5 to 20 GHz Directional Couplers

Pulsar introduces three new 0.5 to 20 GHz SMA directional couplers with 6-, 10- and 20-dB coupling. All three have 15 dB minimum directivity, 1.50:1 maximum VSWR and 25 W maximum power handling. The CS06-25-436/20 is 6 dB with an insertion loss of 1.80 dB maximum, the CS10-25-436/20 is 10 dB with an insertion loss of 1.40 dB maximum and the CS20-25-436/20 is 20 dB with an insertion loss of 0.90 dB maximum. Dimensions are 4.4 × 0.70 × 0.40 in.

Pulsar Microwave Corp.

50 GHz Attenuators

RFMW announces design and sales support for XMA Corp’s 8582-6150-xx series of 2.4 mm, 50 GHz Attenuators. The XMA coaxial attenuators are available in standard dB values of 3, 6, 10, 20 and 30 dB and handle up to 1 W of power. Low VSWR provides high performance with minimal additional through path insertion loss.


High-Power Lowpass Filters

RLC Electronics’ high-power lowpass filters are designed for high-power systems in the frequency range of 100 to 8000 MHz. These filters are designed to handle 2500 W average under extreme temperature and altitude conditions, while offering low loss (0.15 dB typical) and 1.5:1 VSWR (maximum). RLC filters offer you the flexibility of choosing your cutoff frequency, number of sections and connector type (N, SC, HN, 7/16) for a truly custom high-power lowpass product.

RLC Electronics


BNC In-Series Adapters

HASCO’s straight coaxial adapters offer performance from DC up to 6 GHz. HASCO offers In-Series adapters in precision, general purpose, low PIM and coax-to-waveguide adapter options. Their coax adapters come in BNC, N, TNC, SMB, SMA, SSMA, 3.5, 2.92, 2.4, 1.85 and 1.0 mm connector configurations, operating up to 110 GHz.



Solid-State Power Amplifier

The AMP2073-3 from Exodus Advanced Communications is a solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) that operates from 2 to 10 GHz. It delivers a CW/pulsed saturated output power of 15 W with a power gain of more than 40 dB. This Class A/AB power amplifier has spurious levels of less than -60 dBc and harmonics of -20 dBc. It is equipped with built-in protection circuits and provides extensive monitoring parameters.

Exodus Advanced Communications

X- & Ku-Band SSPAs

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.

Kratos General Microwave


Quantic PMI Model ERDLVA-218-CW-75MV is a CW Immune ERDLVA that operates from 2 to 18 GHz and has a TSS of -42 dBm, a log slope of 75 ± 10 mV per dB and a rise/recovery time of 25 ns/500 ns. This ERDLVA has SMA female connectors and is 2.90” × 2.30” × 0.50”.

Quantic PMI
www.Quantic PMI-rf.com

MMIC Power Amplifier

Qorvo’s QPA0506 is a MMIC power amplifier fabricated using Qorvo’s QGaN25 0.25 µm GaN on SiC production process. Covering 5 to 6 GHz, the QPA0506 typically provides 36 dBm of saturated output power and 18 dB of large-signal gain while achieving 53 percent power-added efficiency. The QPA0506 can support a range of bias voltages to optimize power and PAE to system requirements. The QPA0506 is matched to 50 ohms with a DC blocked input and a DC grounded output.



Modelithics COMPLETE Library

Modelithics announced the release of the latest version, v22.2, of the Modelithics COMPLETE Library for use with the Cadence® AWR Design Environment® Platform. This version adds nearly 50 new models for various components to the Modelithics COMPLETE Library. With these additions, the Modelithics COMPLETE Library now includes over 825 models that represent over 25,000 passive and active RF/microwave components. This collection of simulation models comprises surface-mount RLC components, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, attenuators, filters, couplers and other system components.

Modelithics Inc.


RF Technology Certification

RF Technology Certification is an online course designed for professionals who need a solid background in RF and wireless technology and products. The four-part program provides the student with a thorough understanding of RF analytical tools, communication signals, RF devices and test instruments. The program was developed by Besser Associates, a worldwide leader in RF and wireless training.

Besser Associates Inc.


3D Material

Radix™ 3D printable dielectric is the first 3D material featuring a dielectric constant of 2.8 and low loss characteristics at microwave frequencies. These printable dielectric materials give RF designers unprecedented design freedom in creating new components, eliminating the need to consider typical manufacturing constraints. The Radix™ material is designed for use on a scalable, high-resolution printing process, offering the industry a way to manufacture dielectric components like gradient index (GRIN) RF lenses and other complex geometries at scale.

Rogers Corp.


Cryogenic Test Dewer

CMT is manufacturing cryogenic component test dewers, optimized for testing cryogenic components at either 4K or 13K, depending upon the model. The dewer design offers flexibility to configure the cold plate for testing different types of cryogenic components. The 12 removable side plates can be easily modified to quickly add RF connections. Includes a 66-pin hermetic DC connector for temperature sensors DC wiring to internal components, two KF25 vacuum port connections for vacuum pump and gauges. Additional custom configurations are available.

Cosmic Microwave Technology

Base Station Emulator

The NOFFZ base station emulator ensures that IoT cellular interfaces can be easily validated in the laboratory or tested end-of-line. It creates precisely customizable cellular mobile environments for test and characterization requirements from 2G to 5G. The BSE can then be used to perform a wide variety of functional tests, typically testing topics such as handover scenarios between different technologies, data upload and download or outage scenarios.

NOFFZ Technologies GmbH

Digital Oscilloscope

Rigol’s StationMax DS7000 digital oscilloscope with real-time spectrum analysis, 3 and 5 GHz bandwidths, 20 Gsa/s sample rate, 2 Gpts memory depth, 1 million wfms/s, 8 to 16 bit resolution, 15.6” multi-touch display, new UltraVisionIII platform.


The SM435B RF Analyzer

Signal Hound’s SM435B is a high performance 43.5 GHz spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver with 110 dB of dynamic range and 1 THz/sec sweep speeds. The SM435B offers 160 MHz instantaneous bandwidth (IBW) calibrated I/Q capture, available through block transfer of a 2-second I/Q buffer over USB 3.0 to the PC. The SM435B comes with a signed calibration certificate, a printed packet of calibration data and Spike Software.

Signal Hound

Next-Generation Digitizers

Three 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 GmbH