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Multiport Vector Network Analyzer

The new R&S ZNBT20 from Rohde & Schwarz is the first true multiport vector network analyzer in the microwave range with up to 16 integrated test ports. The unique hardware architecture from the R&S ZNBT8 has been extended to 20 GHz. This allows users to characterize multiple devices under test in parallel and thus increase throughput tremendously. The R&S ZNBT offers the high measurement performance of a two-port network analyzer at each of its test ports.

Rohde & Schwarz

Waveform Generator

The new AWG4000 Series of arbitrary waveform generators from Tektronix represents the industry’s first 3-in-1 test signal generator with the flexibility to operate in basic, advanced and digital signal modes. Featuring a portable form-factor, the AWG4000 Series can be easily shared between engineering projects of varying complexity.


Frequency Synthesizers: 2 to 16 GHz

Micro Lambda Wireless, Inc. announces the production release of a new, smaller, and lower-cost frequency synthesizer designed to fit into a single slot PXI chassis. Standard frequency models are available covering 2 to 8 GHz, 6 to 13 GHz and 8 to 16 GHz. Special customer defined frequency ranges within the 2 to 16 GHz frequency range are available on special order.

Micro Lambda Wireless

Hybrid Coupler

KRYTAR’s 180-degree hybrid coupler delivers 3 dB of coupling over the full frequency range of 10 to 40 GHz in a single, compact package. Hybrid couplers perform many functions, including splitting and combining signals in amplifiers, switching circuits, and antenna beam-forming networks used in a wide range of commercial and military applications. Model 4100400, delivers this versatility from 10 to 40 GHz with excellent phase and amplitude matching.


Harmonic Mixer

OML offers a WR-03 (220-325 GHz) harmonic mixer with standard gain horn antenna (+24 dBi). The M03HWD Series will expand your existing spectrum analyzer capabilities in order to conduct millimeter wave measurements. This solution is compatible with most spectrum analyzers offering optional external mixer capabilities. An option for test data in electronic CSV format is also available.



Models SWC-121F-E1 and SWC-121M-E1 are end launch (180°) E-Band waveguide to coax adapters that cover the frequency range of 60 to 90 GHz. They are designed and manufactured for instrumentation grade quality but offered at a commercial grade price, allowing for an efficient transition between the rectangular waveguide and 1.0 mm coax connector. The right angle (90°) versions are offered under model numbers SWC-121F-R1 and SWC-121M-R1.

SAGE Millimeter

Power Sensors: Wide Connector Choices

Power sensors are relied upon for calibration of high accuracy equipment such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and other test equipment. Each cable or adaptor that is inserted in between a DUT (Device Under Test) and a power sensor adds more uncertainty that must be considered. LadyBug offers a wide variety of connectors for its power sensors. Order your sensor with a 2.92mm, Type-N, or SMA male or female, and place the sensor directly on your DUT for a high accuracy measurement.

LadyBug Technologies


One of AMCOM's specialties is custom designing MMICs and modules for our customers' specific needs. The custom products include all front-end components such as low-noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, switches, attenuators, phase shifters, and up/down converters. We make every effort to meet our customers' performance requirements including size and weight.


Capacitors, Inductors, and More

ATC designs, develops, manufactures and markets Multilayer Capacitors, Single Layer Capacitors, Resistive Products, Inductors and Custom Thin Film Products for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications. Our products are primarily focused on the wireless communications infrastructure, fiber optic, medical electronics, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, defense, aerospace, and satellite communications markets. For over fifty years, ATC's family of superior component and custom integrated packaging solutions has been represented by THE ENGINEERS' CHOICETM brand.

American Technical Ceramics

20 dB Directional Coupler

Model CS20-23-436-20 is a wideband directional coupler covering 0.5-18 GHz with 20 ± 1 dB coupling and 0.9 dB insertion loss. Coupling flatness is ± 1.0 dB and 15 dB typical directivity. Power handling is 25 watts and VSWR is 1.50:1. Applicable for a wide range of system and lab applications. Connectors are SMA female.

Pulsar Microwave

Internally Swept Right-Angle Adapters

SGMC Microwave offers an extensive line of 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, and SMA Precision Right Angle “Internally Swept Contacts” In-Series and Between-Series adapters suited for all your application needs. Ruggedized 303 Stainless Steel (Passivated) construction for repeatability and reliability with captivated internally swept center contacts. Low VSWR and insertion loss.

SGMC Microwave

RF Amp

Exodus introduced the AMP1071 Solid-State RF amplifier module covering the entire ultra-wide 2.0-20.0GHz frequency range instantaneously at 20W CW minimum. Using State of the Art GaN devices, the AMP1071 operates from a 32VDC source at less than 10A consumption. This module is suitable for use with all single channel modulation standards and applications requiring high power and ultra-wide band coverage. It has built-in protection circuits, high reliability and ruggedness.

Exodus Advanced Communications

IQ Modulator

The SC5413A is a 400 MHz to 6 GHz direct IQ modulator, up converting analog Inphase and Quadrature IF or IQ baseband directly to RF. The frequency range of the baseband/ IF is from DC to 160 MHz. It can also be operated as a single stage upconverter. The DC coupled differential IQ pair may be driven by any dual channel baseband source such as a dual channel arbitrary waveform generator.


Right-Angle Test Cables

Pasternack’s flexible high performance right angle test cables have a low profile design and are rated up to 27 GHz. The right angle SMA and Type-N connectors incorporate an internal radius design that optimizes performance in a low profile configuration. These test cables are also available in 0.086” and 0.141” diameter double shielded, silver plated copper braid over silver plated copper tape, coax designs.


1.0 mm (W) Connectors

1.0 mm (W) DC to 110 GHz high-frequency connectors from Southwest Microwave include field replaceable 2- and 4-hole Flange-mount and standard or metric Thread-in Connectors, Direct-solder Cable Connectors, and clamp-on End Launch Connectors, including low profile and reduced-size low-profile versions. These 1.0 mm (W) precision connectors are rugged and durable, with operational temperature rating of -55°C to 165°C.

Southwest Microwave

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Editor's Choice



SRTechnology’s attenuators offer: high reliability; 100% power test available; 3 year warranty; DC ~ 18 GHz and 1 watt ~ 500 watt; 1 ~ 40 dB available; endless connector selection (SMA, N, BNC, TNC, 7/16 DIN and more): OEM production available.




Models SCW-1M1M006-S1 and SCW-VMVM006-S1 are 6” long, semi-rigid coaxial cables. Model SCW-1M1M006-S1 offers 1 mm male connectors that cover the frequency range of DC to 110 GHz, and model SCW-1M1M006-S1 offers 1.85 mm (V) male connectors that cover the frequency range of DC to 67 GHz. Both cables have an impedance of 50 ohms and a capacitance of 95 pF/m. Other lengths are offered under different model numbers.

SAGE Millimeter


Power Amp

NuWaves Engineering released an upgraded broadband RF power amplifier for VHF to S-band transmitters and data radios. The NuPower™ 11B02A model, featuring high power efficiency and multi-octave operation in a compact package, is available for immediate shipment. This model delivers a minimum of 7 Watts, and typically 10 Watts, of RF power from 225 to 2550 MHz when driven with a 3 dBm (2 milliwatt) RF input signal.

NuWaves Engineering


Multi-pin Connectors

TQ-Series Multi-pin Connectors use the circular size 21 shell per MIL-DTL-38999 Series III with four (4) or eight (8) inserts and size 25 with seven (7) or twelve (12) inserts allowing the use of four different cables, Type 11, Type 43, Type 100 and Type 141, depending on flexibility and/or loss needed. Spectrum’s products are used in many commercial systems including cellular applications, radios, SatCom/VSAT, satellites, and more.

Spectrum Elektrotechnik



RLC Electronics introduced a line of GPO and Miniature-GPO connectorized filters. These are available in all filter topologies, including tubular, cavity/comb, and lumped element, in frequencies up to 26.5 GHz (GPO), 40 GHz (GPPO) and 65 GHz (G3PO). One benefit of the GPO connector is the ease of mating on the customer board or in the overall system, which potentially eliminates the need for cables. With the GPO connector, RLC is able to offer a more compact filter, resulting in a reduction in overall length.

RLC Electronics


MMIC Mixers

Marki has completed its rollout of double balanced MMIC mixers to cover all frequency bands. These mixers are in stock and immediately available for new designs or to replace competitor’s obsolete mixers. These mixers offer: Superior Isolations to all Other Mixers; Superior Spurious Suppression to All Mixers Except the T3; High Linearity (IP3 and P1dB) Options; Form/Fit Compatible with Competitor Footprints; All Mixers Available as Surface Mount, Bare Die, or Connectorized Module.

Marki Microwave


SPDT Switch

RelComm Technologies introduces high performance SPDT switch configured with ‘SC’ type connectors with excellent RF performance up to 6 GHz. Power rating is 1250 watts CW to 1 GHz and 500 watts CW to 6 GHz. The relay measures 3.50” in width with a depth of 1.00” and is less than 2.4” tall. It is fitted with standard eyelet terminals for ease of wire up. Fully RoHS compliant and available in either failsafe or latching configurations.

RelComm Technologies


VNA Extender

OML’s WR-10 VNA Series has an option for an extended frequency range. The V10VNA2-T/R-67 covers an extended frequency range from 67 GHz to 110 GHz. Offering compatibility with various VNA systems and full S-parameter measurements, this module can now help to achieve your required measurements from 67-110 GHz in one device.




Richardson RFPD announced availability and full design support for a new silicon carbide power MOSFET from Wolfspeed. According to Wolfspeed, the C2M0045170D is the industry’s first 1700 V, 45 m§Ù SiC MOSFET. It offers high-speed switching with low capacitances, avalanche ruggedness, fast intrinsic diode with low reverse recovery (Qrr), and it is easy to parallel and simple to drive. The new 1700 V platform enables smaller and higher-efficiency next-generation power conversion systems.

Richardson RFPD



The CN1352 series directional couplers from Werbel Microwave LLC cover VHF and UHF communication applications. Continuous frequency range of 130 to 520-MHz.  Low-PIM by design. Currently available in coupling values from 5 to 30 dB. Directivity is 20 dB min, 25 dB typical across the entire range. Maximum return loss is -19 dB at all ports. Internally terminated. Compact footprint housing measures 5.8 x 2.0 x 1.0 inches with N connectors.

Werbel Microwave

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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

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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”.


Rogers Corp. to Exhibit, Provide Education at DesignCon

Rogers Corp. will be exhibiting (booth # 702) and educating at the upcoming DesignCon ( 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 ( 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.