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Cable Builder

SV Microwave’s Rapid Response RF Cable Assemblies are built-to-order and ready to ship within five business days. These cables can be custom-configured and purchased using SV’s new interactive RF cable builder app. Choose from a variety of in-stock standard connector series and cable types for miniature and low loss coaxial assemblies. The RF Cable Builder will generate a custom datasheet complete with part number, data drawing, technical specs and pricing. Go to www.svmicrowave.com/products/rf_cable_builder.

SV Microwave
svmicrowave.com  

In-Stock Power Sensor

LadyBug Technologies’ LB480A with extended Type-N connector is now kept in stock. The sensor is ideal for many lab, manufacturing and field applications. The high quality extended Type-N male connector (option XNM) is available on other LadyBug Power sensors including its True RMS, Peak & Pulse sensors. LadyBug sensors provide high accuracy NIST traceable RF Power measurements to below -60 dBm. A virtual power meter application is included with each sensor. The new connector combined with LadyBug’s No Zero Just Measure patented no-zero no-cal technology adds even more flexibility for power sensor users.  

LadyBug Technologies
ladyBug-tech.com

SSPA

The TA1007 is a Class A GaAs FET SSPA that produces linear power from 500 to 2800 MHz. Unlike GaN amplifiers, the TA1007 produces linear output power as it typically achieves an output third order intercept point (OIP3) of a 20W amplifier but only consumes the DC power of a 5W unit. The amplifier produces 40 dB of linear gain, and operates between +11V to +13V. 

Triad RF
triadrf.com

Limiter

PMI Model No. LM-18G40G-SMT-1 is a high power limiter capable of withstanding an input power level of 20 Watts, 440 to 670 nsec Pulse Width, PRF 600 to 900 kHz, 40% Duty Cycle.  This model operates in the 18 GHz to 40 GHz frequency range. The insertion loss is 4.0 dB maximum, VSWR of 2.0:1 and 250 nsec response time. This limiter is supplied on a surface mount/drop-in carrier that measures 0.198" x 0.270" x 0.016".

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

Test Set

Model STG-15-S1 is a V band noise figure and gain test set, which including a high performance solid-state V band noise source (STZ-15-I1) and a full waveguide band down converter (STC-20-15-S1). It extends the noise and gain measurement capacity to the frequency range of 50 to 75 GHz. The full waveguide band down converter requires a +3 dBm LO signal in the frequency range of 12.5 to 18.75 GHz.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

Epoxy Paste

Master Bond EP48TC is two part epoxy paste that can be applied in bond lines as thin as 10-15 microns. This material offers exceptionally low thermal resistance of 5-7 x 10-6 K•m2/W, which imparts impressive heat transfer capabilities and thermal conductivity of 20-25 BTU•in/ft2•hr•°F [2.88-3.60 W/(m·K)]. It can be used in applications in the aerospace, electronics, optical, specialty OEM and many other high-tech industries.

Master Bond
masterbond.com

EM Software

NI (formerly AWR Corp.) released its version 12 Analyst-MP™ 3D multiphysics finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) analysis software. This latest version delivers up to 10X improvement in speed from the previous version, making it even faster for analyzing extremely complex high-frequency, multiphysics structures like the X- and L-band accelerators designed by Japan’s High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK).

NI
awrcorp.com

Amplifier Board

B-Alert Wireless Systems, a subsidiary of Signal Processing Group, introduced a newly designed BAW-1001 radio frequency amplifier board. With a dimension of 41mm L x 15 mm W x 13 mm H, it operates over a range of 40.0 MHz to 2.0 GHz with a gain of 19.5 dB at a supply voltage of 3.3V. Input and output impedance is 50 Ohms. Applications include VCO buffers, general Tx/Rx amplification, power amplifier pre-drivers and low power antenna drivers.

B-Alert Wireless Systems
signalpro.biz

5G Reference Solutions

Keysight Technologies introduced its 5G channel sounding Reference Solution, designed for accelerating advanced research of millimeter-wave 5G channel models. It includes ultra-broadband and MIMO, key requirements to measure the millimeter-wave channel and validate new air interface standards. It combines metrology-grade hardware, software and expertise to allow customers to quickly characterize channel behavior in these frequency bands.

Keysight Technologies
keysight.com

Precision-Grade Receptacles

SGMC Microwave introduced a new line of precision-grade receptacles. Type N Male and Female (4) hole flange receptacles with extended pin and dielectrics (epoxy captivated). Electrical: 50 Ohm, Low VSWR, Low Insertion Loss, Mode Free through 11 GHz (18 GHz version also available). Materials: Passivated 303 Stainless Steel Housings with Gold plated Center Conductors. (Brass, Nickel Plated housings are also available). Dielectrics are Virgin PTFE Fluorocarbon. 

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

VNA

The latest Cobalt series are affordable vector network analyzers that deliver faster measurement speeds while maintaining a wide dynamic range. The Cobalt series, which currently consists of models C1220 and C1209, offers a unique combination of compact design and extremely fast measurement speed that makes them optimal for engineers looking for fast production and BTS filter tuning applications where space is at a premium.

Copper Mountain Technologies
coppermountaintech.com

Power Amps

Fairview Microwave released a portfolio of coaxial high-rel power amplifiers with broadband frequencies ranging from 0.5 MHz to 20 GHz that can operate over extreme temperatures across -55°C to +85°C. These amps are commonly used in demanding environments for applications involved with electronic warfare, instrumentation, military communications, radar, point-to-point radio, telecom, test & measurement, medical, and SATCOM.

Fairview Microwave
fairviewmicrowave.com

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Spectrum Analyzer

The FSW85 high-end signal and spectrum analyzer is the only instrument to cover the frequency range from 2 Hz to 85 GHz in a single sweep. This makes it possible for users to test baseband and RF with a single analyzer. Since no external harmonic mixers are required, the FSW85 makes the test setup much simpler. An internal preselection suppresses the image frequency and other spurious emissions that commonly occur during harmonic mixing.

Rohde & Schwarz
rohde-schwarz.com

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Coax Connectors

Southwest Microwave announced a new range of high-security SMKey 3.7 mm DC to 18 GHz Keyed Coax Connectors, which provide a failsafe mating solution for critical connections between mated connector pairs. SMKey coaxial connectors are offered in 10 keyed combinations, each with uniquely polarized key positions. Each connector also includes one non-keyed (Universal) option.

Southwest Microwave
southwestmicrowave.com

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PHEMT

BeRex announced the BCL016B-343, a discrete ultra-low noise GaAs pHEMT, in an industry standard SOT-343 SMT package, for L through C band applications (DC to 8,000 MHz). It is ideal for use in highly noise sensitive designs such as front-end amplifiers for Wi-Fi, WLAN, GPS and radar up to 8 GHz in frequency.

BeRex
berex.com  

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Switch

Through its Isolink subsidiary, Skyworks introduced a low-loss, high performance wideband DC to 6 GHz hermetic GaAs IC single-pole, single-throw (SPST) non-reflective switch. The ISO13316 is ideal for high reliability space, satellite, and defense applications. The device performs with 45 dB isolation at 2 GHz and low loss of 1.1 dB at 6 GHz.

Isolink
isolink.com

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Phase Shifter

PMI Model No. PS-255-2G18G-8B-SFF is a 2.0 to 18.0 GHz 8 Bit Digitally Controlled Phase Shifter with capability for phase shifting from 0° to 255° with resolution as fine as 1.0°. This unit has a typical insertion loss of 18 dB and a typical VSWR of 2.5:1. DC Voltage requirement is +12 V to +15 V with typical current draw of 200 mA. Unit is supplied in a housing measuring 2.0" x 2.1" x 0.5".

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

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Amplifier

RF Bay’s newly released ultra wideband RF system amplifier, model RSA-50G, covers the frequency range from 10 MHz to 50 GHz. RSA-50G has nominal gain of 28 dB to 26 GHz and is capable to deliver P1dB of +24 dBm and Psat of +26 dBm at 40 GHz, suitable for test equipment, lab experiment and many wideband applications.

RF Bay
rfbayinc.com

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Waveguide Couplers

Pasternack announced a family of instrumentation grade directional waveguide couplers boasting accurate performance up to 110 GHz. These ultra-high frequency waveguide couplers are commonly used for signal sampling and other general purpose applications in wireless transmit/receive systems, test benches, satellite communications, radar systems, point-to-point backhaul and telecom.

Pasternack
pasternack.com

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Channel Monitor

The Channel Power Monitor is a compact rack-mount system that in conjunction with Bird sensors monitors each radio, power combiner, transmission line, and antenna in an analog or digital land-mobile radio system operating between 144 MHz and 960 MHz. It alerts users to out-of-spec conditions via the web or Bird’s Android smartphone app and can monitor 16 channels with the ability to expand as needed.

Bird Technologies
birdrf.com

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SDLVA

PMI Model No. SDLVA-18G40G-65-CD-292FF is a Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA) that operates over the frequency range of 18 to 40 GHz with a Logging Range from - 63 to + 2 dBm and a Log Slope of 25mV/dB.  Video Log Linearity is ±2.0dB and Video Frequency Flatness is ±2.5dB. High speed is achieved providing a Video Rise Time of 8ns and a Recovery Time of 40ns. Operates on ±12VDC and is offered in a small, lightweight housing measuring 2.37” x 1.8” x 0.42”. (Other frequency ranges, specifications and packaging are available. Please contact PMI with your specific requirements)

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

Insulated Wire

Insulated Wire’s Microwave Products Division announced a new distribution agreement with HASCO Inc. for the Re‐Flex™ product range. Re‐Flex™ is a semi‐rigid and conformable replacement cable combining IW’s unique laminated dielectric with a tin/alloy plated outer braid to provide a double shielded re‐formable cable that eliminates the failure modes of traditional solid and solder dipped outer jacketed, and provides a highly flexible cable with excellent RF performance, including lower attenuation than the comparable line size RG cables.

HASCO Inc. has stock available for immediate delivery of RF141 (RG402 line size) assemblies in a range of lengths starting at 2” with both direct solder and shell style SMA connectors, operating to 18 GHz and 26.5 GHz respectively. For further information and specifications please contact HASCO Inc.: hasco-inc.com.

AmpliTech

The comprehensive search engine on the AmpliTech website has been significantly revamped to not only allow for searches based on particular specifications, but to offer results that are closest to the entered parameters (within certain ranges) if a search by the exact specifications yields no matches. In addition, searching for a particular model number (in lieu of a search by specifications) has been made easier due to the ability to search for partials in case the customer doesn’t have the entire exact model number handy. More versatility has also been added by allowing searches just by using either a Start OR Stop frequency as opposed to both. For example, the user can simply enter 10 GHz for the Start frequency and leave the Stop frequency blank to see all models whose bandwidth starts at 10 GHz or higher.

AmpliTech
amplitechinc.com

News

Richardson Electronics announced the launch of a new business group, Power & Microwave Technologies (“PMT”). The PMT group encompasses Richardson Electronics’ existing Electron Device Group (“EDG”) and adds new technologies and engineered solutions for the power conversion and RF and microwave markets.

“The PMT group will focus on adding new suppliers and technologies to take advantage of high growth markets and leverage our global infrastructure, including sales, marketing, engineering solutions and logistics,” said Edward Richardson, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Richardson Electronics. “Under the direction of Greg Peloquin, PMT combines new technologies and capabilities with our existing EDG business to maximize associated selling opportunities of both electron tubes and solid-state products.”

Greg Peloquin, Executive Vice President, PMT, brings considerable experience and expertise in the RF and microwave, power and energy, and electron tube markets to his PMT group leadership role. Prior to joining Richardson Electronics in June 2014, as Executive Vice President, EDG, Mr. Peloquin served as president of Richardson RFPD, Inc.  From 2002 to 2011, he was executive vice president and general manager of Richardson Electronics’ RF & Wireless Communications Group. Earlier in his career he was director of global distribution for Motorola, Inc.’s wireless infrastructure division.