Microwave Journal

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September 10, 2022

ADAR4002 0.5-19 GHz Broadband Bi-Directional Single-Channel TTD

The ADAR4002 is a low-power broadband single-channel true time delay unit (TDU). The TDU covers the frequency range of 0.5 to 19 GHz. The TDU has two programmable modes; 508 ps with 4 ps resolution and 254 ps with 2 ps resolution. The built-in 6-bit DSA has 31.5 dB of attenuation range. The ADAR4002 is designed to provide flexible digital control through either a SPI interface or a shift register to enable daisy chaining multiple chips together. The ADAR4002 contains memory for 32 beamstates. The memory combined with on-chip sequencers, allows a fast memory advance via the UPDATE pin.

Analog Devices Inc.

Cernexwave Coaxial Circulators and Isolators

Cernexwave’s coaxial circulators and isolators are an ideal solution for broadband or narrowband signal control at a wide range of power levels. They can be tailored to the exact frequency and power you need while maintaining low insertion loss and high isolation. They can also customize the input and output ports to fit perfectly in your system. The model COIU2U40916-01 coaxial isolator has a frequency range of 225 to 400 MHz with 16 dB isolation and can handle over 50 W of power.


Instrumentation Amplifiers That Deliver Power for EMC HIRF Testing

TMD Technologies Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) launches higher-power K- and Ka-Band traveling wave tube modular instrumentation amplifiers. The new PTCM1017 and PTCM1027 amplifiers feature higher gain and efficiency performance when compared to solid-state amplifiers. With frequency coverage of 18 to 26.5 GHz and 26.5 to 40 GHz, both amplifiers offer power output exceeding 100 W CW and can also be pulsed using an internal grid modulator. The amplifiers are optimized for applications including EMC, radiated immunity, communications, electronic warfare, radar and RF component testing.

Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI)

USA-Built GaN SSPAs for EW: 2 to 18 GHz, 8 to 100 W

Engineered specifically to meet the stringent requirements imposed by many modern system designs, CTT’s GaN power amplifiers, built in the U.S., perform a wide range of functions making them ideal for applications in cutting-edge multifunction EW systems. Three models include: AGM/060-5056, 2 to 6 GHz, 100 W power out; AGX/0218-3946, 2 to 18 GHz, 8 W power out; AGX/0318-4656, 3 to 18 GHz, 40 W power out. TTL on/off options and rack-mount configurations are also available. CTT can provide replacements for amplification products formerly produced by Amplica, Avantek Inc., Celerity and Watkins-Johnson Company.

CTT Inc.

High-Power RF PIN Diode Switches & Assemblies

These 10 MHz to 40 GHz RF PIN Diode switches and assemblies ensure accurate test and measurement of multiple RF components used in radar systems, electronic warfare systems, ground-based communications systems and more. All units feature integral TTL and field-replaceable connectors for easy removal so units can be dropped into designs to interface directly with pins, saving considerable space. Single pole switches are available from one to 24 throws.

dB Control

Unprecedented Power Across the Ka-Band

Increase your radar’s accuracy with this GaN-based HPA that delivers 8 W of power through the operating frequency band. Leverage more power without additional size and weight—this HPA comes in a compact, robust, MIL-STD-810F rated package. If your goal is to develop a truly powerful radar system, ERZIA delivers the performance and reliability you need.


High Performance Passive Components

Exceed Microwave provides custom high performance passive microwave component designs up to 110 GHz for defense, space and commercial applications. Exceed Microwave is AS9100 certified and ITAR registered, providing high-quality, high performance passive components. They provide various types of designs, each with its own unique values and are designed and made in the U.S. Many of Exceed’s designs offer extremely high Q factor, allowing very low insertion loss and high-power handling.

Exceed Microwave

Exodus 26.5-40 GHz, 200 W SSPA

Exodus Advanced Communications’ 26.5 to 40 GHz, 200 W SSPAs are another industry first from Exodus. Designed for high field level EMC testing, Mil-Std 461(RS103) standards as well as other high-power applications. Exodus Model AMP4066B-LC is a 12U design providing outstanding power/gain flatness, forward/reflected power monitoring in both dBm and Watts, VSWR, voltage/current and temperature sensing for superb reliability and ruggedness. Unprecedented reliability compared to TWT’s, 53 dB gain including gain control, and -20 dBc harmonics. 10, 20, 40, 60 and 100 W versions available.

Exodus Advanced Communications

2-18 GHz 15 W High Gain Solid-State Broadband High-Power Amplifier

MIcable announced the new 2 to 18 GHz, 15 W high gain solid-state broadband high power amplifier MPA-020180S42. With state-of-the-art GaN design technology, it has higher saturated output power while keeping higher P1dB and better linearity and can adapt to a variety of different signal modes such as continuous wave, pulse, wide instantaneous bandwidth signal, high-order modulation signal, etc.

Fujian MIcable Electronic Technology Group Co., Ltd.

2-18 GHz Reference Design Featuring HL9333 Harmonic Down-converter

HYPERLABS is proud to announce its newly redesigned 20 GHz harmonic down-converter IC packaged in a 4 mm QFN package. Boasting 18 GHz RF bandwidth and optimized for LO sampling rates from 100 MHz to 2.5 GHz, the HL9333 features excellent linearity, low noise and improved RF-IF conversion response that is considerably flatter than the previous generation HL9313 harmonic mixer. The HL9333, shown here in a 2 to 18 GHz reference design, is ideally suited for use in Nyquist folding receiver and other under-sampled broadband receiver systems.


Rugged to the Core

iNRCORE has over 70 years of experience of customizing, designing and manufacturing military-grade magnetics, including pulse transformers, passive delay lines and active delay lines. These components are designed to comply with requisite military and industrial standards, and play a key role in supporting crucial platforms used by all branches of the armed forces. The team at iNRCORE brings the experience and expertise needed to provide customers with reliable solutions, regardless of production volumes. iNRCORE operates from AS9100-certified manufacturing facilities located in Bristol, Pa., and China.


Insulated Wire Inc.

Insulated Wire (IW) serves a broad range of both military and commercial markets. These include telecommunications, data links, satellite systems, airborne electronic warfare and counter measures, missile systems, UAV applications, avionics and instrumentation, fire control systems, medical electronics and geophysical exploration.

Insulated Wire

UK Designed and Manufactured Low Loss and Semi-Rigid RF and Microwave Cable Assemblies

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, a specialist manufacturer of RF, waterproof and cryogenic connectors, can specify, design and manufacture custom RF and microwave cable assemblies, with a two to three week turnaround time for most projects. Applications include medical, satcom, military, aerospace, space, general microwave communications, test and measurement, research, rail traction, oil and gas and marine. Intelliconnect cables can be waterproofed to IP68 and offer special features including phase matching and ruggedized assemblies for use in harsh environments.

Intelliconnect Group

Virtual RF Hardware-in-the-Loop Flight Testing

ISL’s real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) RTEMES® system enables for the first time, virtual flight testing of advanced RF systems for radar, ELINT and electronic warfare applications. It supports multichannel RF systems from VHF to Ku-Band and is based on a cost-effective digital COTS transceiver/FPGA architecture. RTEMES® is designed to seamlessly integrate with ISL’s RFView® RF Digital Engineering tools including high fidelity, physics-based modeling and simulation.


Directional Coupler Covers 26.5 to 40 GHz with 30 dB Coupling

KRYTAR Model 264030 offers 30 dB of nominal coupling over the frequency range of 26.5 to 40.0 GHz (Ka-Band), in a compact and lightweight package. The coupler lends itself to wireless designs and many test and measurement applications within Ka-Band frequency. Ka-Band is used for many commercial and military satellite communications (satcom). Frequency sensitivity of ±0.5 dB, insertion loss of 1.3 dB, directivity greater than 12 dB, maximum VSWR is 1.7. Compact package measures 1.12 (L) x 0.40 (W) x 0.62 in. (H) and weighs 1.0 ounces.


New 1 GHz OCXO Provides Ultra-Low Phase Noise

To meet the increasing demand for high frequency OCXOs with ultra-low phase noise KVG’s engineers have developed a 1 GHz OCXO. Using the advantages of a SC-cut crystal-based oscillator stage in combination with new analog frequency multiplication, the OCXO provides tight temperature stability and very good long-term stability. The 1 GHz OCXO comes up with excellent phase noise performance near the carrier with better than -112 dBc/Hz at 100 Hz as well as a very low noise floor below -155 dBc/Hz.

KVG Quartz Crystal Technology GmbH

RF Power Sensors

LadyBug Technologies’ LB5944A, 44 GHz USB power sensor offers several features specifically designed for defense users. These include Option MIL, which prevents the storage of information inside the sensor; and Option SEC, a secure erase feature that allows sensitive users to erase any settings, offsets or data that have been stored within the sensor prior to the sensor leaving the secure environment. Additionally, the sensor utilizes LadyBug’s patented active thermal stabilization which eliminates drift associated with accurate low-power measurements.

LadyBug Technologies

High Performance Components Since 1988

M Wave Design Corporation has been supplying low loss, high performance Ferrite and Waveguide components since 1988. The company specializes in high-mix, low volume microwave components. The unit illustrated above was a system design “afterthought” by its customer who ran out of space. We solid modeled and built the WR28 full-band circulator and waveguide run into their package constraints and “on time and in budget.” M Wave Design Corporation designs and manufactures a broad range of custom passive microwave hardware from 100 MHz to 50 GHz.

M Wave Design Corporation

BAL-0032SSG 32 GHz Broadband Balun

The BAL-0032SSG is the industry’s first surface-mount balun to support 32 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth. Hand-tuned for phase balance of better than 5 degrees and amplitude balance of better than 0.4 dB, the balun ensures signal integrity in high IBW applications that enable electronic warfare receivers to cover multiple frequency bands and multi-band radar solutions. Featuring a 10 MHz to 32 GHz frequency range, the balun delivers unmatched performance for next-generation data converters. Available now in an ultra-compact 5 x 9 mm package.

Marki Microwave

NEW 5G Filter for C-Band Satellite Receivers

MCV has designed a RED filter that will clear portions of the C-Band spectrum to support the growth of mobile data and 5G services in the U.S. and around the world for both the satellite communications and the wireless telecommunications market. McV RED 1 filter provides interference free signal covering 3200 to 4000 GHz with low loss and high attenuation on both sides and 40 dB rejection to 6.45 GHz. It is lighter and smaller than currently available models and equipped with CPR229 grooved interface (IP63 rating). Please contact sales@mcv-microwave.com for immediate delivery.

MCV Microwave

Micro Lambda Single-Channel Programmable Attenuators 10 MHz to 21 GHz

Micro Lambda Wireless, Inc offers the MLAT-Series single-channel programmable attenuators, ideal for a wide range of test equipment applications. They provide 0 to 30 dB or 0 to 60 dB attenuation in 0.5 dB steps over the 10 MHz to 21 GHz frequency range. All attenuators are housed in a compact package with SMA Female RF connectors. Controlled via USB or SPI, full software support provided, optional temperature ranges available.

Micro Lambda Wireless, Inc

RTG4™ FPGAs – High-Speed QML Class V-Qualified FPGAs for Space

The company’s wide range of radiation-tolerant (RT)
FPGAs lets you select the right device to hit your power, size, cost and reliability targets, thereby reducing time to launch and minimizing cost and schedule risks. Building on a history of providing the most reliable, robust, low-power SONOS-, flash- and antifuse-based FPGAs in the industry, Microchip can offer you the best combination of features, performance and radiation tolerance.

Microchip Technology Inc.

Microwave Components, Inc.

Microwave Components, Inc. (MCI) in Dracut, Mass., is a small, veteran-owned manufacturer of miniature air coils. MCI has been delivering custom, high Q, miniature air inductors to the aerospace, defense and space markets since 1978. Materials include: bare and insulated gold, copper, silver, gold plated copper, nickel copper alloy and aluminum wire. Inductances from 1 to 1000+ nH.

Microwave Components, Inc. (MCI)

RF Interference Mitigation Filter/Amplifier

Overcome severe communication range issues caused by RF cosite interference on air-, sea-, and ground-based platforms with MPG’s ICE3009 Filter/Amplifier. ICE3009 features a high dynamic range and agile filter/amplifier cascade to prevent receiver desensitization and to purify the transmit spectrum for fast frequency hopping VHF/UHF transceivers. ICE3009 features -55 dB selectivity (at 5 percent from F0), up to 10 dB receive gain, < 9 dB noise figure, +52 dBm receive input IP3 and up to 100 W RF transmit output power.

Microwave Products Group (MPG)

See Our VPX Transceiver Specs

Norden’s wideband VPX transceiver is used across military applications. It offers 2 to 18 GHz operation in a versatile OpenVPX platform. The NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 includes internal LOs which provide an instantaneous IF bandwidth of 1 GHz and exceptional noise figure.

Norden Millimeter

New Wearable SDR With Enhanced Ruggedization

Pixus Technologies announced a new compact implementation of its ruggedized enclosure line utilizing NI’s Ettus Research™ brand software-defined radio (SDR). The new RB210 is a ruggedized version of NI’s small form factor B210 SDR. It currently comes in an IP67 weather resistant style with options for full MIL grade implementations. The compact unit is approximately 87 tall x 156 wide and 300 mm long and weighs under 7 lbs. The RB210 features continuous frequency coverage from 70 MHz to 6 GHz.

Pixus Technologies

Filters, Multiplexers & Multifunction Assemblies

Reactel manufactures a line of filters, multiplexers and multifunction assemblies covering up to 67 GHz. Reactel’s talented engineers can design a unit specifically for your application, from small, lightweight units suitable for uncrewed flight or portable military systems to high-power units capable of handling up to 25 kW, connectorized or surface-mount.


New SPINNER 1.00 mm RF Cable Connector

The new 1.00 mm RF cable connector from SPINNER is especially suitable for use with UT-47 semi-rigid cable and are provided in standard or custom configurations with cable entries and soldering sleeves as well as a bulkhead, D-hole or four-hole panel mount version. SPINNER RF cable connectors are found in a wide range of applications such as communication infrastructure, medical, research, industrial, aerospace and defense, automotive and consumer products and must operate reliably even under the most difficult conditions.


Microwave Power Modules from Stellant Systems

Stellant Systems’ M-1270 microwave power module (MPM) is a state-of-the-art amplifier used in threat simulators and search radar systems onboard common unmanned aerial vehicles and other high profile aircraft. Its extremely high-power output of 1 kW at 5 percent duty cycle from 9 to 10 GHz distinguishes it from the field. The MPM includes Stellant’s L6134-54 mini-helix traveling wave tube driven by a low-power solid-state power amplifier contained within Stellant’s proprietary power control unit.

Stellant Systems

Designed for Durability. Engineered for Excellence.

Trexon solves the world’s most challenging connectivity problems with relentless innovation, industry expertise and constant collaboration. Formed from the combination of top wire and cable companies, Trexon provides an expanding range of specialized products and solutions designed for rugged and specific conditions. The Trexon Engineered Products Group consists of the following industry leading companies; Cicoil, EZ Form Cable, The First Electronics Corporation, Hydro Group, Integrated Cable Systems and Power Connector Inc.

Trexon Company