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YIG-Tuned Band Reject Filters

Micro Lambda Wireless announced the production release of YIG-Tuned band reject filters with 50 dB notch depths at 500 MHz and 60 dB notch depths starting at 2 GHz. Standard models cover the 500 MHz to 2 GHz, 2 to 6 GHz, 6 to 18 GHz and 2 to 18 GHz. The standard model operates over the 0 to +65 C temperature range, but Military versions covering -40 to +85C are available on special order. All units are available with Analog, 12 bit TTL and 16 bit serial drivers.

Micro Lambda Wireless
microlambdawireless.com

GaN PA

Model AHP-29043925-G1 is one of Ducommun’s newly developed amplifiers that utilize GaN technology in order to achieve high power with small footprint. The amplifier operates within the frequency range of 27 GHz to 31 GHz, with small signal gain at 25 dB and saturated power at 39 dBm. This amplifier in Ka band is ideal for satellite and ground communications. Ducommun also offers higher power models of this frequency range.

Ducommun
ducommun.com

Receptacles

SGMC Microwave introduced 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

Reflector

Model SAJ-060-S1 is a 6” x 6” x 6” trihedral corner reflector, featuring a rugged aluminum construction with a gold chemical film finish. The trihedral reflector simulates radar target precisely and is widely used for Radar system calibration. With a ¼-20 threaded hole for a built in mounting bracket, the reflector can be mounted onto a tripod for rapid system setups.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

ADC

Texas Instruments introduced the highest level of radio-frequency (RF) sampling performance with the ADC32RF45, the industry’s fastest 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). This dual-channel ADC enables direct RF signal conversion up to 4 GHz, giving engineers access to the highest dynamic range and input bandwidth. The ADC32RF45 eliminates up to four intermediate-frequency downconversion stages in multiband receivers, which simplifies system architecture and reduces board space up to 75 percent.

Texas Instruments
ti.com

Power Amp

Exodus Advanced Communications announced a family of state of the art, high peak pulse power amplifiers. The 400W AMP3004P is one of a modular series covering the X-band radar frequencies at duty cycles of up to 20% and peak power levels exceeding 500W for modules and 10KW for systems. These feature Class AB GaN hybrid design in a small and lightweight form factor. Suitable for all X-Band radar applications including phased array, airborne and coastal radar systems.

Exodus Advanced Communications
exoduscomm.com

Phase Shifters Catalog

Spectrum Elektrotechnik’s new catalog features its Precision Phase Shifters, or Phase Adjusters, which allow the adjustment of the electrical separation between components. A precision mechanical movement provides for smooth and accurate adjustment over the entire frequency range. A secure locking mechanism is furnished with every unit. A wide selection of components is available, offering different mechanical configuration, frequency range, electrical length, and/or connector configuration.

Spectrum Elektrotechnik
spectrum-et.com

Switches

Pasternack expands its portfolio of in-stock solid state PIN diode switches covering frequencies from 10 MHz to 67 GHz. 69 unique new models of 50 ohm PIN diode switches are available in compact connectorized package styles and display impressive isolation, insertion loss, and switching speed performance. These are used extensively in aerospace, defense, and commercial RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave communication systems, and much more.

Pasternack
pasternack.com

SSPA

The TA1164 is a broadband GaN SSPA, designed for general‐purpose RF test and military jamming applications. Internal DC conversion allows for a 12 ‐ 36 Vin supply voltage. CW output power is 10W min, 20W typical across the band. Triad RF Systems comprises three partners with over 40 years’ experience in the design, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of RF/Microwave amplifiers and amplifier systems.

Triad RF Systems
triadrf.com

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Editor's Choice

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Detectors

Herotek offers detectors, comb generators, limiters, switches, GaAsFet amplifiers (broadband, low noise, and power) and integrated subsystems of many types, including up and down converters, multipliers, harmonic mixers, and transceivers. Herotek has expanded the list of standard detector, limiter, and comb generator models in stock for immediate shipment. Now over 60 models in stock for immediate delivery.

Herotek
herotek.com

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LNA

Guerrilla RF introduced the GRF2105 – a new addition to the company’s broadband, linear LNA devices. This LNA is targeted at small cells, cellular boosters and other broadband, high performance applications offering broadband frequency coverage with a minimal number of external components. Offered in an ultra-small, 1.5 x 1.5 mm DFN-6 package thus sharing a common pin out with numerous other GRF devices including the GRF400X and GRF201X device families.

Guerrilla RF
guerrilla-rf.com

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Calibration Kit

Withwave's compact 3.5 mm Calibration Kits offer excellent performance characteristics for fine-tuning in production environments and quality testing facilities, using 50 ohm 3.5 mm connectors from DC to 9 GHz. This Cal Kit includes all needed calibration standards (Open, Short, Load) in one unit. It is the best solution available for ease of use in VNA calibration, especially in the field.

Withwave
with-wave.com

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Termination

SRTechnology designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of terminations, including this SMA(M) 2 WATT, 3 GHz termination. It features reliable VSWR, easy maintenance, and a wide range of broadband frequency applications. SRTechnology specializes in designing and manufacturing passive devices to serve a worldwide customer base. Contact us today to fill your passive device requirements.

SRTechnology
srtechnology.com

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5-Plexer

Innertron’s 5-plexer for Macro Base Transceiver Station applications features a modem coupler, low insertion loss, and excellent group delay variation. Innertron’s mission is to provide customers with reliable, consistent RF and Microwave components. It specializes in providing products to serve the wireless infrastructure market.

Innertron
innertron.com

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Chokes

Coilcraft’s new 0805USBN Series common mode chokes measure just 2.0 x 1.2 mm, with a maximum height of 0.93 mm, making them the lowest profile 0805 common mode chokes available. They offer up to 6.5 GHz differential mode 3 dB cutoff frequency and up to 35 dB common mode noise attenuation across a wide frequency range up to GHz band, making them ideal for noise suppression in super high speed signal lines such as USB 3.x, HDMI 2.0, HDBaseT™, DisplayPort, and DVI.

Coilcraft
coilcraft.com

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DC Blocking Power Dividers

MECA offers a full line of DC blocking power dividers. Ideal for GPS, in-building, 5G and backhaul upgrade applications. Available in; 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 & 16 way configurations in N, SMA, BNC & TNC connector styles covering 800 MHz to 2.200GHz with expanded models coming soon covering 698MHz to 2.700 GHz. Made in USA and 36-month warranty.

MECA Electronics
e-meca.com

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PLO

Model SOP-34210117-SF-E2 is a phase locked oscillator with a typical output frequency of 3.4 GHz and a typical output power of +17 dBm. The phase noise at 10 kHz is -120 dBc/Hz. The PLO has an external reference of 100 MHz at a typical power of +0 dBm. The oscillator has a nominal harmonic suppression of -25 dBc and spurious of -80 dBc.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

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Resource Library

A new resource library has been added to the NI AWR Design Environment™ website so that visitors can quickly and easily find and choose the specific/targeted content they need. The site contains a breadth and depth of resources for using NI AWR software and is organized by resource type, application, technology, product and industry. This new resource library can be accessed at awrcorp.com/resource-library/.

National Instruments
awrcorp.com

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Epoxy

Featuring special high thermal conductive fillers, 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

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Smiths Microwave

Smiths Microwave is pleased to announce that LORCH Microwave has joined EMC Technology, Florida RF Labs, and TRAK Dundee in the Smiths Microwave - Components business unit as of February 15, 2016.The addition of Lorch Microwave’s multi-topology RF/microwave signal conditioning and high selectivity filter products will add to the already broad offering including ferrites, waveguides, resistive components, cable assemblies and other interconnects and signal conditioning components.

“We are excited to welcome the committed team in Salisbury, Maryland and look forward to providing our current and future customers with an even broader range of component solutions,” noted Robert Torsiello, President of Smiths Microwave - Components. “Lorch is an industry recognized brand with a substantial heritage of innovation and customization.  This addition ultimately reinforces our long established value proposition and business strategy; we continue to become technologically broader and deeper”.

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Rogers Corp. to Exhibit, Provide Education at DesignCon

Rogers Corp. will be exhibiting (booth # 702) and educating at the upcoming DesignCon (www.designcon.com). Now in its 21st year, DesignCon is a premiere event for design chip-circuit-and system-level engineers working on high-frequency analog and high-speed digital circuits. DesignCon 2016 is scheduled for January 19-21, 2016 (January 20-21 for the exhibition) at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, CA).

On the conference side, John Coonrod, Technical Marketing Manager for Rogers Advanced Connectivity Solutions, and author of the popular ROG Blog series, will participate in a 75-minute panel discussion targeting effective measurement methods for high-frequency/high-speed printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials.

This technical presentation will focus, in particular, on frequencies above 10 GHz, as needed for a growing number of applications, including many emerging wireless communications systems. Conducted by the IPC D-24c task group (www.ipc.org) on High Frequency Test Methods, the round-robin-style panel discussion (“Track 05: Characterize PCB Materials and Processing”) will explore the properties of some of the latest circuit materials and examine different methods for testing and characterizing those materials. Joining John Coonrod in the discussion will be Glenn Oliver, Senior Engineer at DuPont, and Don DeGroot, President of CCN.

Also, Dr. Allen F. Horn III will be presenting “Effect of conductor profile structure on propagation in transmission lines” at 9:20 AM on Thursday, January 21 and participating as a member of the August panel discussion “Getting smooth copper and keeping it” at 3:45 PM on Thursday, January 21.