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Antenna

Model SAM-3533532205-28-L1 is a 35 GHz microstrip patch array antenna. It is a linear polarized antenna that implements series–fed power distribution to achieve lowest sidelobe levels. Gain is 22 dBi and beamwidth is 15 degrees vertically and 4.8 degrees horizontally with better than 20 dB sidelobe suppression level. It is constructed with high performance and low loss soft microwave substrates to achieve the best performance.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

Power Dividers

2-Way & 4-Way, 30W Wilkinson Power Divides are optimized for excellent performance across all Microwave and Millimeter-wave bands from 6.000 GHz - 26.50 GHz in (SMA). Also, Resistive 2-way splitters covering DC - 26.5 GHz (2.92mm). Also available are Attenuators, Isolators, Terminations & Couplers. Rugged construction makes them ideal for Telecommunications, Aerospace & Test Equipment systems. 

MECA Electronics
e-meca.com

Directional Coupler

Mini-Circuits’ ZFDC-20-33+ is a 50Ω, 20 to 3000 MHz Directional Coupler that features: very wideband, 20 to 3000 MHz; excellent directivity, 20 dB typ.; excellent mainline loss, 1.0 dB typ.; rugged shielded case. Applications: cellular; GPS; instrumentation; communication receivers & transmitters.

Mini-Circuits
minicircuits.com

Mixer

Richardson RFPD announced availability and design support for a new low passive mixer from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The MAMX-011021 features 8 dB of conversion loss and +23 dBm of input intercept point (IIP3) and is offered in a 1.5 mm x 1.2 mm TDFN 6-lead plastic package. The RF, LO and IF frequency ranges are 5–35 GHz, 3–33 GHz and DC–4.5 GHz, respectively.

Richardson RFPD
richardsonrfpd.com

Power Meter

The 4530 series RF Peak Power Meter can make Peak, CW Power and RF Voltage measurements at high speed from 10 Hz to 40 GHz. Features: Frequency Range: 10 Hz to 40 GHz; Dynamic Range: Peak Power >60 dB CW Power -90 dB; Synchronous/Asynchronous Triggering; Dual-channel statistical measurements (CDF/PDF); Modulation bandwidth to 20 MHz; GPIB - SCPI/RS232 commands.

Boonton
boonton.com

LCR Meter

Keysight Technologies introduced three low-frequency options for its E4982A LCR meter. With these new options, the E4982A is well suited for RF inductor, coil and EMI filter manufacturers that are required to perform impedance testing at various frequencies. The options cover the 1 MHz to 300 MHz (Opt. 030), 500 MHz (Opt. 050) and 1 GHz (Opt. 100) frequency ranges.

Keysight Technologies
keysight.com

Sensor Connector Option

LadyBug now offers an SMA female connector option on its LB5918A high-accuracy, true RMS 1 MHz to 18 GHz power sensor. The SMA connector (option OSF) is suitable for many applications and is ideal for customers that require an RF cable connection to the sensor. Combined with LadyBug’s No Zero Just Measure, patented no-zero no-cal technology, the new connector adds even more flexibility for users.

LadyBug Technologies
ladybug-tech.com

Frequency Extender Module

OML introduced the Low Power VNA frequency extension series; VxxVNA2-LP. Currently available in waveguide bands from 50 GHz to 110 GHz, this model offers a max output of 0 dBm, typical raw directivity of 37 dB and typical dynamic range of 110 dB. Contact OML for more details.

OML
omlinc.com

Epoxy

Master Bond EP42HT-2LTE is often chosen for a variety of bonding, sealing, coating, and select casting applications in the electronics, aerospace, optical and specialty OEM industries. This two component epoxy has a flowable paste consistency that enables precise alignment with minimal fixturing. It cures at room temperature or more quickly with the addition of heat.

Master Bond
masterbond.com 

LNA

The APT3-05400590-1010-LS-D4 is a low noise amplifier with super-low noise figure (<0.9dB, 0.7dB typical). Lower NF options are also available with custom Flatness, VSWR, P1dB, and packaging. An internal limiter at the input offers protection of up to 2W CW of RF input power over the full band. The high performance is an example of AmpliTech’s industry-leading low-noise design.

AmpliTech
amplitech.com

Mixer 

Model SFB-33333310-2828SF-M1 is a full waveguide band, high input P-1dB double-balanced mixer. The mixer exhibits input +9 dBm P-1dB and 10 dB conversion loss in the frequency of 26.5 to 40 GHz. It also offers very low harmonic products. The 2RF-LO and 2LO-2RF products are -40 dBc typical relative to its fundamental product. In addition, the mixer has 15 dB or better port to port isolation.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

Design Software
  
V12 NI AWR Design Environment/Visual System Simulator (VSS) now adds support for the design and analysis of phased arrays as well as for their implementation in a system of antenna elements. Seamless system and circuit level co-simulation is readily available: users can use antenna and component characterizations obtained from EM design tools (AXIEM or Analyst), or from measurements, and place them into the desired array configuration.

NI AWR
awrcorp.com

VNA

Copper Mountain Technologies will unveil a high-performance vector network analyzer series at its booth # 3424 at the International Microwave Symposium. These products offer faster measurement speeds while maintaining a wide dynamic range. Plus, a unique combination of size and speed make these forthcoming VNAs optimal for fast production and BTS filter tuning.

Copper Mountain Technologies

coppermountaintech.com

Switches

Fairview Microwave announced a new portfolio of electromechanical relay switches that cover ultra-broadband and millimeter-wave frequencies up to 40 GHz. They are guaranteed to perform up to 2 to 10 million life cycles, which make them ideal for applications related to defense, radar, wireless communications, satellite communications, test and measurement and more.

Fairview Microwave
fairviewmicrowave.com

Power Divider

Model series 151-215-XXX is a family of resistive power dividers in 2, 4, 6 and 8 way configurations. These 50 Ohm, 1 watt average power devices have an operating frequency range of DC - 6 GHz. Insertion loss above theoretical loss is + 1.0 dB nominal for 2 and 4 way configurations. Insertion loss above theoretical loss for 6 and 8 way configurations is + 1.0 dB nominal DC- 5 GHz and + 1.6 dB nominal 5 - 6 GHz.

BroadWave Technologies
broadwavetechnologies.com

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EMF Measurement

AR’s Model SM400K and SM40G are solutions for measurement and analysis of electromagnetic field safety applications. These portable instruments operate over a wide range of frequencies while maintaining a small, handheld footprint. They record the temperature of the surrounding environment as well as its GPS coordinates which can later be viewed through mapping software.

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
arworld.us

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Power Supply

Keysight Technologies introduced four performance options for its Advanced Power System (APS) N6900 Series DC power supplies. In conjunction with the power supply’s VersaPower architecture, the new options boost test-system versatility and make it easy for test engineers to tune power supply capability. The N6900 options enable engineers to meet their ATE testing needs without paying for more capability than they require.

Keysight Technologies
keysight.com

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Frequency Mixer

Mini-Circuits’ ADE-132FH+ is a Level 17 (LO Power +17 dBm), 1050 to 1300 MHz Frequency Mixer that features: excellent IP3, 31 dBm typ.; excellent P1 dB compression, +20 dBm at input; good L-R isolation, 33 dB typ.; good L-I isolation, 34 dB typ.; aqueous washable; patent pending. Applications: GPS; amateur radio.

Mini-Circuits
minicircuits.com

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Cable Analyzer

Anritsu introduced a Vector Voltmeter Mode (VVM) for its Microwave Site Master™ S820E cable and antenna analyzer that allows it to be used as a drop-in replacement for legacy Vector Voltmeter instruments. With the ability to provide full A/B and B/A ratio capability without additional and expensive VNA options, it is a compact, durable, cost-efficient single-instrument solution to make key field measurements.

Anritsu Company
anritsu.com

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Synthesizer

The popular QuickSyn Lite frequency synthesizers are now extended to millimeter-wave. The new synthesizer modules employ the same revolutionary phase-refining technology that all QuickSyn products use to enable fast switching speed, low phase noise, compact size, and low cost. They are available in three bands—27 to 40 GHz, 50 to 67 GHz, and 76 to 82 GHz—and are designed to supply medium power output.

NI Microwave Components
ni-microwavecomponents.com

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Isolators

Isolators optimized for excellent performance across Microwave and Millimeter-wave (K, Ku & Ka bands) covering 18.0 - 26.5GHz, 27.0 - 31.0GHz & 26.5 - 40.0GHz in 2.92 mm connectors. Also available are Attenuators, Power Dividers, Terminations & Couplers. Their rugged construction makes them ideal for Telecommunications, Aerospace & Test Equipment systems. Made in the USA – 36 month warranty.

MECA Electronics
e-meca.com

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Termination

XMA Corp. announced the release of high frequency terminations with zero outgassing features. A recent independent test performed by Integrity Testing Laboratory (ITL) confirmed a finding that 40 GHz millimeter wave terminations manufactured by XMA meet ASTM Method E 595 Total Mass Loss and Collected Volatile Condensable Material standards.

XMA Corp.
xmacorp.com

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DDR4 App Note

This new application note covers both the challenges and the solutions for DDR4 compliance testing, including specific solution examples. Included are insights into test requirements, accurate testing techniques, and JEDEC standards specifications.

Keysight Technologies
keysight.com

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HPA

Cree released the highest power Ku-Band MMIC available on the market. Covering the 13.5 – 14.75 GHz commercial satcom band, the new 30W GaN MMIC two-stage high power amplifier (HPA) will allow the satcom industry to achieve higher power, more efficient Ku-Band solutions than the incumbent TWT or GaAs solutions utilized today.

Cree
cree.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