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Broadband Amps

The Ultra-Broadband Amplifier Series includes designs that cover frequency ranges as wide as 20 MHz to 20 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth. They feature flat gain response over ultra-broadband widths with typical gain flatness of better than +/- 2.0 dB over the full frequency bands. Featuring noise figures of 3.2 dB TYPICAL over much of their bands with very good input and output matches of better than 2.0:1.

Ciao Wireless


KRYTAR announced the addition of a new model offering 6 dB of coupling over the frequency range of 7.0 to 12.4 GHz, in a single, compact and lightweight package. The directional coupler continues to expand the family of superior performance narrow-band products covering the frequency range of 0.3 to 50 GHz.


Power Amp

Model SBP-8138632018-1212-S1 is an E Band high power amplifier with small signal gain of 20 dB minimum and P-1 dB of + 18dBm in the frequency range of 81 GHz to 86 GHz. The DC power requirement for the amplifier is +8.0 Vdc/650 mA. The input and output port configurations are both WR-12 waveguides with UG387/U flanges.

SAGE Millimeter

Test Fixture

The MICRO LAMBDA MLOTF-Series Oscillator Test Fixture has been specifically designed to accommodate all of the MLSMO model types. A compatible DC connector is provided to generate the necessary DC wire harness. DC wire harness instructions are included.

Micro Lambda Wireless

Signaling Tester

The MD8475A signaling tester with SmartStudio Manager Windows-based control software now provides multi-operator support for Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) packages. It is the comprehensive solution for analyzing CMAS, providing users the ability to verify that their wireless devices are correctly receiving emergency cell broadcast messages and properly alerting users.


PIM Tester

The PIM 21 is a microprocessor controlled, portable test set allowing detection of distortion components and assemblies in radio base station, in-building DAS installations and other systems transmitting radio frequencies.


Signal Analyzer

It is now easy to extend the frequency range of existing PXA, MXA, and EXA X-Series signal analyzers. Through return-to-Keysight upgrades, you can select frequency options up to 50 GHz, depending upon the model. Your analyzer will maintain its full compatibility, retain its complement of options and applications, and keep the same serial number.

Keysight Technologies


MECA offers low power, 4.1/9.5 (Mini-DIN) Male & Female 50 ohm loads efficiently designed for high performance, cost effective solutions. Rated for 1 & 10 watts average power (2 kW peak). Available from stock to 3 wks. Made is USA - 36 month warranty.

MECA Electronics


Anatech Electronics offers the industry’s largest portfolio of high-performance standard and custom RF filters and microwave filters, as well as related passive and active products. Their goal is to help RF design engineers and anyone involved with transmitting or receiving RF signals find the RF filters and products they need to accomplish their design or interference solution task.  

Anatech Electronics

Low PIM Adapters

Fairview offers dozens of low PIM adapters with operation up to 7.5 GHz. Ideal for portable PIM testing, cellular/PCS, DAS, OEM in-rack RF routing, in-building systems and land mobile radio applications.

Fairview Microwave

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Editor's Choice

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Power Meter

Boonton's versatile 4541 (1 Ch) and 4542 (2 Ch) combined Peak/Average Power and Voltage meters are leading-edge instruments for most accurate RF measurements. Features like high dynamic range, rise time of less than 7ns and an effective time resolution of 200 ps provide the greatest detail in signal waveform analysis. These are the instruments of choice for capturing, displaying, and analyzing RF power in both the time and statistical domains.


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RLC Electronics announced the addition of a high power 18 GHz SPDT switch with N connectors to its product capabilities. The switch can handle 1000 Watts at 100 MHz, 200 Watts at 4 GHz and 125W at 18 GHz, and provides high reliability, long life and excellent electrical performance characteristics over the frequency range (including high isolation).

RLC Electronics

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3D EM Simulation

CST MICROWAVE STUDIO ® (CST MWS) offers customers the choice of multiple powerful solver modules. In addition to its time domain solver featuring the PERFECT BOUNDARY APPROXIMATION (PBA)®, CST MWS also included modules based on methods including finite element method (FEM), method of moments (MoM), multilevel fast multipole method (MLFMM) and shooting boundary ray (SBR).


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Transistors, Amps

Renesas High Performance, Low Noise HJ-FETS, High Gain SiGe Transistors, Si IC IF Amplifiers, and Industry-Leading Low-Loss GaAs Switches provide a complete solution for DBS LNB manufacturers. Available NOW, through California Eastern Laboratories.


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Signal Analyzer

The SR785 Two-Channel Dynamic Signal Analyzer is a precision, full-featured signal analyzer that offers state-of-the-art performance at a price that's less than half that of competitive analyzers. Building on its predecessor, the SR780, the SR785 incorporates new firmware and hardware that make it the ideal instrument for analyzing both mechanical and electrical systems.

Stanford Research Systems

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Flexible Cable

SpectrumFlex is a flexible cable that can be terminated with any standard semi-rigid cable connector, saving you costs. Add to that its durable construction, which translates to consistent performance, every time. Series 47F: replaces 0.047” semi-rigid. Series 89F: replaces 0.085” semi-rigid. Series 169F: replaces 0.141” semi-rigid.

Spectrum Electrotechnik

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Precision Connectors

SGMC Microwave is a registered ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer of precision coaxial connectors including cable connectors, adapters, and receptacles. SGMC Microwave was founded to provide the microwave and millimeter-wave industry with high quality products that are precision grade and readily available. We are committed to quality and performance and consider our connectors “precision components.”

SGMC Microwave

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Module, Gate Driver

Richardson RFPD announced availability and design support for a new 1.2kV, 80mΩ all-SiC six-pack (three-phase) module and associated six-channel gate driver from Cree. The CCS020M12CM2 includes C2M™ MOSFETs and Z-Rec™ diodes and features ultra-low loss, high-frequency operation, zero reverse recovery current from the diodes, zero turn-off tail current from the MOSFETs, fail-safe operation, and more.

Richardson RFPD

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Online Connector Catalog

Improve your component and system performance with connectors, adapters and cables that feature exceptionally low insertion loss, low VSWR and low RF leakage. View the Southwest Microwave product catalog online, and then click on the product links for product details. You can also download the entire catalog, or individual catalog sections as PDFs, as needed.

Southwest Microwave

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Power Sensor Drivers

LadyBug Technologies announced six new LabVIEW instrument drivers for its power sensors. The new drivers make it easy for users of 32 bit LabVIEW to run multiple sensors on upgraded 64 bit computers. They are available as individual downloads for 2009 to 2014 versions of LabVIEW, and are designed to make building compiled test software quick and easy. Visit the downloads section of LadyBug’s website. 

LadyBug Technologies

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The DPL Series offers compatibility with OML’s MxxHWD harmonic mixer series for external mixer applications. In this popular spectrum analysis scenario, the DPL Series provides external diplexer functionality when integrated capabilities are not available in the destination spectrum analyzer (e.g., Keysight’s PSA E4440A).


January 2015

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Web Exclusives


Rogers Corp.

Rogers Corp. (NYSE:ROG) will be showing samples of the company’s wide range of industry-leading printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials at DesignCon, January 28 - 29, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.

John Coonrod, Senior Market Development Engineer for Rogers, will be participating in a panel discussing, “Isn’t Gbps Design Complex Enough? Now High Speed Circuit Boards Act Like Microwave Components” on Tuesday, January 27 from 4:45 - 6pm.

Representatives from Rogers will be at Booth 749 with information and insight on the use of their circuit materials, including the RO4000® series. RO4000 series circuit materials include RO4003C™ laminates, with a dielectric loss tangent of 0.0027 at 10 GHz, and UL rated flame retardant RO4835™ laminates, with a dielectric loss tangent of 0.0037 at 10 GHz. RO4000 series materials feature a low z-axis coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) over a wide temperature range for reliable plated-through-hole performance in multilayer circuits.

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.: