American Microwave Corp.

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Phone: (301) 662-4700
Fax: (301) 662-4938


American Microwave Corp.
7309 Grove Road, Ste. A
Frederick MD 21704
United States

Since its founding in 1978 by Raymond L. Sicotte, American Microwave Corporation (AMC) has become a leader in the design and manufacture of DC to 40 GHz Solid State Control Components. AMC is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art technology as well as uniformly high quality microwave components and subsystems. AMC's vertically integrated manufacturing plant makes it possible to design, machine and manufacture microwave hardware; which means total technology, quality and schedule control on all prototype and production orders.



Flight Line Application Integrated Assembly: RFM-16M7

Radar Test SetOperating over Ku-Band, the AMC Model RFM-16M7 integrated switching assembly contains solid-state switches, circulators, a digital controlled attenuator, a Ku-Band solid-state source and a detector logarithmic video amplifier with digitized video output.  It is designed for flight line use in conjunction with an optical delay line to provide precise pulse delays for radar calibration. 

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Detector Logarithmic Video Amplifier

CVR-120-50-CW-DLVAAmerican Microwave Corporation is pleased to announce its model CVR-120-50-CW DLVA, a form, fit, function replacement for a Teledyne detector logarithmic video amplifier part number 2277635-4. It covers the frequency range from 1 to 20 GHz with 45 dB logging range, CW Immunity, 40 nS rise time, -42 dBm TSS and 6 uSec, maximum recovery time and is utilized in the ALQ-119 jamming system.

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SP9T Solid State Switch

SP9T solid state switchOperating at L-Band, this SP9T solid state switch offers 1.6 dB insertion loss, >45 dB isolation, better than 1.5:1 VSWR, TTL control and handles up to 100 W CW. This part features a dual directional coupler on the input and each of the 9 outputs has a coupled port (26 dB).

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Reflective Switch: SWN-2DR- STD


Model SWN-2DR-STD is a SPDT solid state reflective switch capable of operating from 8 to 18 GHz and handling 40 W of CW power. The switch has a maximum insertion loss of 2 dB, VSWR of 2.0:1 maximum and an isolation of >40 dB. It has a maximum switching speed of 150 nsec. Switching rate is 500 kHz max. Input and output connectors are SMA (F) with solder pins for TTL and power supplies.

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PIN Diode Switch

MSN-2DT-05-INDThe model MSN-2DT-05-IND with option 561R310H01 is an absorptive, SPDT PIN diode switch that operates from 50 to 500 MHz. This hermetically sealed switch offers a typical insertion loss of less than 1 dB, a typical isolation of 65 dB and a typical VSWR of 1.25.

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40/45 dB, MINIATURE, 2 TO 18 GHz, DLVA

AmMW2LVD-218-50_picA line of Detector Log Video Amplifiers, in both 40/45dB and 70dB models with a variety of available packages and capabilities. The Model No: LVD-218-50 is a 40/45dB, miniature, 2.0 to 18.0 GHz (other Frequency Bands Available), DC-Coupled, Detector Log Video Amplifier. The VSWR is 3.0:1, the RF operating input power is +13 dBm. The rise time is 20 nS and the recovery time is 200 nS Max.

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SP10T Absorptive Switch

SP10TabsorptiveSwitchThe model MSN-10DT-05-DEC-M options NE, 100M18, 3SS, 45004, is an SP10T absorptive switch that operates from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. Insertion loss is ≤ 2.25 dB at 100 MHz and ≤ 4.15 dB at 18 GHz. Isolation is ≥ 95 dB at 100 MHz and ≥ 60 dB at 18 GHz.

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Switch-AMMicrowaveSWN-2181-2A-010-2F-pic1smallAmerican Microwave Corp. (AMC) proudly announces its latest development a SP2T, ABSORPTIVE, PIN diode switch that operates from 1.9 to 2.1 GHz. The isolation is 55 dB with an insertion loss of 2.0 dB and a VSWR of 1.8:1. The switching speed is 50 nS Rise/Fall and 100 nS On/Off at +20 dBm maximum RF input power.

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AmericanMWLVD-709804-50-7193141smallThe AMC Model Number: LVD-709804-50- 7193141 Option CS is a 7.9 to 8.4GHz, DC Coupled Detector Log Video Amplifier for continuous wave applications. It includes an input lowpass filter, temperature sensor circuitry, MIL-STD-461E EMI shielding, and it is environmentally sealed. Supply Voltage is +28V @ 225 mA Maximum.

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SPST Absorptive Switch with Adjustable Rise Times

AmericanMWMSN-1DT-AS-HPR1W-0518-DJsmallAmerican Microwave Corporation offers the Absorptive Single Pole, Single Throw Switch, Model Number MSN-1DT-AS-HPR1W Options 0518, and DJ, with the Capability of Adjusting the Rise Time in Four Discrete Steps of 25 nS ±10 nS, 50 nS ±10 nS, 75 nS ± 10 nS, and 100 nS ±15 nS through a 2-Bit Decoder Via Solder Pins and with a Low Insertion loss of 3.5 dB Typical and a Very High Isolation of 90 db Typical.

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AMMicAGT-2018-60D-100-RWAmerican Microwave Corp. offers Model AGT-2018-60D-100 option RW, a broad band variable attenuator/modulator with 60 dB dynamic range, designed to operate over the full 0.5 to 18 GHz frequency range with a rise and fall time of 3 uSec maximum, a VSWR of 2.2:1 maximum, an insertion loss of 5.2 dB maximum, and a transfer function of 10 dB/V.

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High Efficiency, Small Size 40/45 dB DLVA

AmMicLVD-910-85-N-EGGAmerican Microwave Corp offers a high efficiency, small size 40/45 dB DLVA with picowatt snsitivity: Model number LVD-910-85 option N-EGG. It operates over the frequency range of 9.3 to 10.8 GHz. This DLVA has a logging range of -80 dBm to -40/-35 dBm (TSS -85 dBm) minimum, with linearity error of less than ±0.75 dB and frequency flatness of ±1.0 dB.

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AmMicSW-2184-1-1020_picsmallAmerican Microwave Corporation (AMC) Switch, Model SW-2184-1 Option 1020 is a SPST switch without an integral driver. They are broadband, nominally 2 to 18 GHz. The Option 1020 has been tuned and adjusted to perform over the bandwidth of 10 GHz to 20 GHz with a Minimum Isolation of 70dB at a Maximum Insertion Loss of 2.5dB with a VSWR of 1.9:1 Maximum.

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American_Microwave_AttenuatorsmallAMERICAN MICROWAVE CORPORATION, INC. announces an improved programmable attenuator. This incorporates a new linearization circuit to enable fast and accurate attenuation switching. The new design focuses on quick settling and stable operation over temperature extremes. Switching between any attenuation level is typically settled within 1 dB in about 400ns.

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Digital Programmable Attenuator

AMC_pic5American Microwave Corp. announces its latest product development. AMC Model Number APD3-0080G-0180G-111A is an 8 to 18 GHz phase invariant digital programmable attenuator. A double balanced arrangement of quadrature couplers and pin diodes gives phase invariant attenuation. It has an attenuation range of 32 dB, insertion loss of <5.5 dB, VSWR of 2.0:1.

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PIN Diode Switch SWNN-3DR-06T

PinDiodeSwitchSWNNThe engineers and technicians at AMC have worked together to develop a new PIN diode switch circuit that allows for excellent insertion loss and isolation. Initial configurations will be SPST and SP3T. AMC Model Number SWNN-3DR-06T is a SP3T Reflective Solid State PIN Diode Switch with very low loss.

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Switch Matrix on a Substrate

SwitchMatrixAmerican Microwave Corp. brings microwave integrated circuit technology to the solid-state switch matrix resulting in a hybrid switch matrix on a single substrate. Using a multilayer substrate, AMC is able to design for SMT production various configurations of RF/microwave switches with custom driver/logic circuitry and custom mechanical requirements.

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