Wednesday, March 20, 2019


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Faraday Isolators

SAGE Millimeter offers the STF series full band Faraday isolators to cover the frequency range of 18 to 220 GHz in eleven waveguide bands with twenty-two standard models. They are constructed with a longitudinal magnetized ferrite rod to provide Faraday rotation when the RF signal is presented. Although the typical insertion loss is slightly higher than its counterpart, the full band junction isolators (SNF series), their isolation is at least 10 dB higher, around 28 to 30 dB.

SAGE Millimeter

High-Speed End Launch Connectors

Pasternack launched an extended series of mmWave, removable, edge launch, PCB connectors that are ideal for SERDES applications like high-speed networking, cloud servers and supercomputing. The new line comprises 16 models in four end launch connector interfaces: 1.0mm (110 GHz), 1.85mm (67 GHz), 2.92mm (40 GHz) and 2.4mm (50 GHz). They provide VSWR as low as 1.10:1 and a wide bandwidth that supports high data rates. These connectors don’t require soldering and are reusable. Some models offer reduced profiles with a 0.350-inch mounting width, this reduced mounting profile allows engineers and technicians to fit even more launches in the same PCB area.


Directional Coupler

Model C-1185-dB from Werbel Microwave is a new directional coupler that covers 500 MHz to 18.5 GHz in a continuous band with high directionality and typical +/- 0.5 dB passband ripple. It is available in coupling values of 10, 15, 20 and 30 dB with SMA Female connectors. Designed, assembled and tested in USA.

Werbel Microwave

Precision 2.4mm/2.92mm NMD Between-Series Adapters

SGMC Microwave introduced new 2.4mm to 2.92mm between-series precision grade NMD connectors that are designed for use with microwave applications requiring excellent performance up to 40 GHz. NMD connectors are ruggedized test-port connectors that specially designed to stabilize the test port cable during testing on many network analyzers.

Frequency Range: DC to 40 GHz

Ruggedized construction for repeatability and reliability

Phase-matched adapters

Captivated Center Contact

Low VSWR and insertion loss

Available to ship same day from stock

SGMC Microwave

Adapters, Plug

Amphenol RF is pleased to announce the expansion of the SMP product line – a high-frequency, subminiature board-to-board solution – to include several new bullet adapters and a straight cable plug. This connector series is designed for blind mate applications with a variety of board spacing and package size requirements. The additional SMP bullet adapters feature a straight plug to plug (with female, socket contacts) in-series configuration and are available in lengths of 6.45, 6.96, 9.90, 13.16, 14.5 and 22.4 mm. These 50 ohm bullets are constructed with gold plated beryllium copper and are designed to compensate of both radial and axial misalignment.

Amphenol RF

RF Limiter

PMI Model No. LM-10M2D5G-100CW-1KWP-SFF is a RF limiter that operates in the 10 MHz to 2.5 GHz frequency range. This limiter can handle 100 W CW and 1 KW peak (1% duty cycle, 1 µs maximum pulse width) input power and provides a maximum leakage of +13 dBm CW input. This module has a low insertion loss of 0.5 dB and a recovery time of 2 µs typical.

Planar Monolithics Industries

New Products

1902 NewProduct 01

White Paper: Load-Pull Primer for Optimizing PA Performance

This white paper presents application examples that showcase the load-pull analysis capabilities in NI AWR software for optimizing PA performance, including analysis of simple circuits, matching circuits, and circuit optimization, as well as simulation of wideband high-efficiency PAs, load-pull measurements for base-station PAs, and synchronized source/load-pull analysis.


National Instruments

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QFN Socket

Ironwood Electronics introduced a QFN socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 75 GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications. The GT-QFN-3024 socket is designed for 10.5x5.5 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 75 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically 20 milliohms per pin. The socket is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses very small real estate allowing capacitors/resistors to be placed close by. This socket utilizes clamshell lid with integrated compression mechanism.

Ironwood Electronics

1902 NewProduct 03

VNA: 100 kHz to 40 GHz

The new R&S ZNBT40 from Rohde & Schwarz is the first vector network analyzer (VNA) with a broad frequency range from 100 kHz to 40 GHz and up to 24 integrated test ports. Developers can use it for applications such as measurements on 5G antenna arrays. The multiport architecture is not only advantageous for tests on multiport components, but also for simultaneous testing of multiple DUTs in production to boost throughput. Rohde & Schwarz ensures specified performance on up to 24 test ports with the R&S ZNBT40. Also new is the R&S ZNBT26 for measurements up to 26.5 GHz.

Rohde & Schwarz

1902 NewProduct 04

Front-End Solution 

Skyworks introduced the SKY85716-11, a fully-integrated 5 GHz 802.11ac front-end solution that supports connectivity for nominal power applications including access points, routers and gateways. This high performance Wi-Fi product incorporates an SPDT transmit/receive switch, LNA with bypass and a power amplifier. It also includes an enable/disable function that allows for power savings during off mode. Because the SKY85716-11 occupies minimal board space, the solution is ideal for high-stream-count designs, compact devices an emerging wireless mesh networks when combined with modem reference designs.


1902 NewProduct 05

MM-Wave Amp

The AMM-6702UC is a connectorized millimeter wave amplifier with an ultrawide 20 to 55 GHz bandwidth, over 25 dB gain, and up to +23 dBm saturated output power with only a 0dBm input. This GaAs MMIC amp features a power-efficient design, consuming a mere 570mW. High linearity broadband mmwave mixers such as our MM1-1850S require high power broadband LO driver amplifiers, but these amps were largely absent from the market at frequencies above 40 GHz - until now. The AMM-6702UC's unmatched combination of bandwidth, power and efficiency make this an ideal LO driver amps for SATCOM, radar, 5G, and point-to-point applications.

Marki Microwave

February 2019

1902 HFE cover

The February 2019 Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

Download February HFE PDF


Web Exclusives

Insulated Wire Inc.

Insulated Wire Inc. is pleased to announce that following the retirement of a French delegate, IW Microwave Products Division President, John Morelli, has been appointed as the Secretary for IEC/SC46F, a subcommittee of IEC/TC46. IEC/SC46F is responsible for RF and Microwave Connectors and Components International Standardization.

Mr. Morelli, who is sponsored by Insulated Wire, brings significant RF/Microwave connector and component experience to the position, and we congratulate him on his new appointment. Mr. Morelli had been serving as the chief Technical Advisor for the US National Committee’s Technical Advisory Group to IEC/SC46F.

The US National Committee of the IEC is a fully integrated entity of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Coming Events

NAB, Las Vegas, April 6 - 11, 2019

WAMICON, Cocoa Beach, FL, April 8 - 9, 2019

Satellite 2019, Washington DC, May 6 - 9, 2019

IMS 2019, Boston, June 2 - 7, 2019

IEEE EMC + SIPI, New Orleans, July 22 - 26, 2019

IEEE AUTOTESTCON, National Harbor, MD, September 9 – 12, 2019

EuMW 2019, Paris, September 29 - October 4, 2019

MILCOM 2019, location TBD, October 2019 (date TBD)

AOC, Washington, DC, October 28 - 30, 2019

IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, location TBD, January 2020 (date TBD)