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Adapters: Competitively Priced, Phase Matched

SGMC Microwave’s precision in-series and between-series adapters are competitively priced and phase matched within their respective series. Product offerings include 1.0mm, 1.85mm, 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, SMA, SSMA and Type N adapters. Configurations include: straight, internally swept right-angle, bulkhead, and flange adapters. We are specialized in providing off the shelf adapters along with limited or custom adapters that are difficult to find or obsoleted by other corporations. Our adapters offer Low VSWR and insertion loss along with robust construction for repeatability and reliability.

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

Switch

Model SKS-6039033030-1212-R1 is a PIN diode based, single pole, single throw switch with a TTL driver that covers the entire E Band from 60 to 90 GHz. This model offers low insertion loss and high isolation. While the switch offers full E Band operation, the insertion loss is 3 dB or less and the isolation is 30 dB or higher from 65 to 80 GHz. It has WR-12 waveguides with UG-387/U flanges at the RF input and output and an SMA(F) connector for TTL control on the driver.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

SMP Connectors

SV Microwave offers a complete line of SMP connectors that conform to DSCC 94007, 94008 and MIL-STD-348.  The SMP connector was developed to meet an industry need for a smaller high frequency compact design that incorporated ease of use and functionality. The SMP bullet is the heart of this unique design.

SV Microwave
svmicrowave.com

Filter

SRTechnology’s R01-M0902-01 Bandpass filter features: freq. range: 890 – 915 MHz; insertion loss (max): 1.0 dB; return loss (min): 20 dB; bandpass ripple (max) 0.4 dB; dimensions of 32 x 64.8 x 199 mm; in/out port connectors: SMA(F)/SMA(F); and much more. SRTechnology specializes in designing and manufacturing passive devices. Over the years, SRT has set up a strong and motivated team able to serve customers worldwide quickly and efficiently.

SRTechnology
srtechnology.com

Millimeter-wave YIG-Tuned Filters

Micro Lambda Wireless, Inc. announced the production release of two new millimeter-wave YIG-Tuned filter models.  This expands Micro Lambda Wireless millimeter-wave filter product offering to the largest in the market today. The new 4 stage standard models operate over the 2 to 40 GHz and 8 to 40 GHz frequency ranges.  Units operate over the standard 0 to +65 C temperature range, but Military versions covering -40 to +85C are available on special order. All units in this series are available with integrated Analog, 12 bit TTL or 16 bit serial drivers.

Micro Lambda Wireless
microlambdawireless.com

Detectors and More

KRYTAR, founded by Thomas J. Russell in 1975, is a privately owned California corporation specializing in the manufacture of ultra broadband microwave components and test equipment for both commercial and military applications. The KRYTAR product line includes directional couplers, directional detectors, 3 dB hybrids, MLDD power dividers/combiners, detectors, terminations, coaxial adapters and a power meter. Our products cover the DC to 67.0 GHz frequency range.

KRYTAR
krytar.com

Power Sensor w/ Type-N Connector

LadyBug Technologies’ LB480A is available with an extended Type-N connector. The sensor is ideal for many laboratory, 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 power sensors provide high accuracy NIST traceable RF power measurements to below -60dBm. A virtual power meter application is included with each sensor. 

LadyBug Technologies LLC
ladybug-tech.com

Attenuators and Much More

L-3 Narda-MITEQ is one of the ten origi­nal business units of L-3 Communications. In business for over 60 years, Narda designs, develops, and manufactures state-of-the-art RF and microwave compo­nents, integrated microwave assemblies, subsystems, and RF safety instrumentation. The company has positioned itself as a technology leader by offering advanced RF and microwave products in the frequency range of DC to 40 GHz, serving a broad array of commercial and military markets and applications.

L-3 Narda-MITEQ
nardamiteq.com

SMD Filter

AVX Corp. released a new 2.9GHz 0805 high performance, low pass integrated thin film (ITF) SMD filter that exhibits low insertion loss and extremely sharp roll-off in high frequency (1.7GHz – 2.9GHz) wireless applications, including: mobile communications systems, microcell and picocell base stations, satellite TV receivers, global positioning systems (GPS), vehicle location systems, and wireless large area networks (LANs). Based on thin film multilayer technology, the new 2.9GHz filter delivers excellent high frequency performance, and features an ultra-miniature 0805 chip size with a rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly.

AVX Corp.
avx.com

Phase Shifter

PMI Model No. PS-2G18G-360-8D is a 2.0 to 18.0 GHz, 8-Bit, Vector Phase Shifter making it ideal for frequency translation where continuous monotonic phase shifting is required. This model also features high speed switching and typically lower than 60 dB harmonic distortion. Features include SMA female connectors, DC-37P, Sub Miniature D Multi-Pin power and control connector. Unit size is 4.25" x 3.50" x 1.00". 

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

One Part Epoxy Resists up to 500°F

Master Bond Supreme 12AOHT-LO is a one component epoxy for a variety of bonding and sealing applications in the aerospace, electronics, electro-optic and OEM industries. This system fully passes ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing and is well suited for vacuum environments. As a toughened epoxy, Supreme 12AOHT-LO resists rigorous thermal cycling and shocks over the wide service temperature range of 4K to +500°F. It offers high thermal conductivity of 9-10 BTU•in/ft2•hr•°F and is a competent electrical insulator.

Master Bond
masterbond.com

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Editor's Choice

1608 HFE editorsChoice 01

Power Module

Richardson RFPD announced availability and full design support capabilities for a new half-bridge SiC power module from Wolfspeed, a Cree Company. The CAS325M12HM2 power module is configured in a half-bridge topology comprised of seven 1.2 kV 25 mÙ C2M SiC MOSFETs and six 1.2 kV 50 A Z-Rec Schottky diodes per switch position. The companion gate driver (CGD15HB62LP) is specifically designed for integration with the module to fit within the 62 mm mounting footprint.

Richardson RFPD
richardsonrfpd.com

1608 HFE editorsChoice 02

Signal Optimizer Software

Keysight Technologies introduced its Signal Optimizer software—the industry’s first and only all-in-one software for calibration, signal creation and signal analysis of 5G candidate waveforms. By simplifying calibration and the critical design tasks related to 5G signal creation and analysis, the software enables R&D engineers to focus more time on being first-to-market with their own designs.

Keysight Technologies
keysight.com

1608 HFE editorsChoice 03

Small Cavity Filters

Innertron’s Small Cavity Filters for wireless infrastructure equipment provide the advantages of both ceramic monoblock and metal cavity filters. This patented technology has low insertion loss with high rejection at 20% the size of comparable metal cavity filters. These filters are ideally suitable for small and medium power BTS, DAS, and other radio access nodes. Innertron specializes in cost-effective, custom solutions for the wireless infrastructure market with industry-leading quality and consistency.

Innertron
innertron.com

1608 HFE editorsChoice 04

Adapters

Spectrum Elektrotechnik markets SMAm to SMAf adapters in 13 different lengths. Spectrum's products are used in many commercial systems, including cellular applications, radios, SatCom/VSAT, satellites and space applications, test centers and wireless communication. Spectrum's products are also used in various defense applications including airborne radars, electronic intelligence, electronic warfare, jamming systems, and missile guidance.

Spectrum Elektrotechnik
spectrum-et.com

1608 HFE editorsChoice 05

GaN Power Amps

Fairview Microwave released a line of solid state GaN (Gallium Nitride) amplifiers. These new GaN power amplifiers offer designers a unique solution of off-the-shelf components, typically requiring months of lead time to acquire. The rugged connectorized amplifier designs from Fairview have the advantage of high output load impedance that offers easier impedance matching over wider bandwidths using lower loss components.

Fairview Microwave
fairviewmicrowave.com

1608 HFE editorsChoice 06

Adapters

SGMC Microwave has an extensive line of 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, and SMA Precision Right Angle In-Series and Between-Series adapters suited for all your application needs. All of our right angle connectors are internally swept and mode free through their respective frequencies. Body components are manufactured from corrosion resistant Type 303 stainless steel, passivated and our one piece center contacts are manufactured from beryllium copper, gold plated. Shippable today from stocking distributor C.W. Swift & Associates (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

1608 HFE editorsChoice 07

Limiter

Herotek’s 25 Watt CW, 0.5 - 12 GHz limiters feature: low limiting threshold (+6 dBm typical); 25 Watt CW and 200 Watt Peak (1 microsec) power handling capability; built-in DC block @ input and output; hermetically sealed module; typical recovery time is less than 10 microsec. Other Herotek products include detectors, amplifiers, switches, comb generators, impulse generators, multipliers, and more.

Herotek
herotek.com

1608 HFE editorsChoice 08

Termination

SRTechnology’s terminations feature design and manufacturing excellence that you can count on for years of reliable use. The N Male 2 Watt 18GHz termination has very reliable VSWR, 1.18:1 @ 18GHz. SRTechnology offers it with competitive pricing and net-30 payment terms. Contact us today for more information. R&D represents SRT’s highest core value, and it is enabled by an experienced staff of design and manufacturing engineers.

SRTechnology
srtechnology.com

1608 HFE editorsChoice 09

I/Q Demodulator

Linear Technology introduced a high linearity I/Q demodulator, the LTC5586, with more than 1GHz, –1dB flatness bandwidth, supporting next-generation 5G wireless infrastructure equipment such as DPD (digital predistortion correction) receivers for base stations, microwave backhaul and software-defined radios, as well as other broadband receiver applications. The LTC5586’s RF input port is truly broadband. With a single network, it is 50Ω matched from 500MHz to 6GHz, covering all the LTE bands as well as the emerging 4.5G and 5G bands at 3.6GHz and 5GHz.

Linear Technology
linear.com

1608 HFE editorsChoice 10

Laminates

Rogers Corp. introduced RO4730G3™ UL 94 V-0 antenna-grade laminates to meet present and future performance requirements in active antenna arrays and small cells, notably in 4G base transceiver stations (BTS) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications as well as emerging 5G wireless systems. These flame-retardant (per UL 94V-0), thermoset laminate materials are an extension of Rogers’ dependable RO4000® circuit materials, which are a popular choice for base station antennas.

Rogers Corp.
rogerscorp.com

1608 HFE editorsChoice 11

MLCCs

Knowles Capacitors brand, Syfer, has just released a new addition to its range of High-Q MLCCs.  Designated as the “H” series they are manufactured from a very stable, X8G High Q ceramic dielectric to provide Ultra-low ESR, with excellent low loss performance and low power consumption, in high environmental temperature and high frequency systems. They exhibit no aging effects, with stability under voltage and very low drift.

Knowles Capacitors
knowlescapacitors.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.