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40 GHz CW Signal Source

The SC5520A and SC5521A are part of our ultra-high frequency synthesizer series (UHFS) of signal sources. They boast a frequency tuning range of 160 MHz to 40 GHz stepping at 1 Hz resolution, and an amplitude range of -10 dBm to +15 dBm typ with phase noise among the lowest in the market. These compact modules are ideal for system integration and appropriate for applications in communication transceivers, automotive radar and optics, and as clocks in modern day digital data converters.


Pin Diode Attenuator

PMI Model No. DTA-2G18G-60-12-CD-1-20DBM-TS is a 12-Bit Programmable 60 dB Pin Diode Attenuator operating over the 2.0 to 18.0 frequency range. It has a maximum insertion loss of 4.8 dB; a typical operating power of +20 dBm; a maximum VSWR of 2.0:1; flatness up to 20 dB: ±1.0 dB Typ, 40 dB: ±1.25 dB Typ, 60 dB: ±3.0 dB Typ; Accuracy of Attenuation: 20 dB: ±1.0 dB Typ, 40 dB: ±1.5 dB Typ, 60 dB: ±2.0 dB Typ; Minimum Attenuation Step: 0.016 dB; Operating Power: +20 dBm Typ; Survival Power: 1 W Average from -65 °C to +25 °C; and Switching Time: On Time: 1.0 µs Max. - Measured <1.0 µs, Off Time: 0.5 µs Max. This model has SMA female connectors and a 25-Pin Micro-D female connector in a housing that measures 2.00" x 1.80" x 0.50".

Planar Monolithics Industries

Microwave Mixers

Microwave mixers translate the frequency of electromagnetic signals. The mixer is the determining factor in the dynamic range of many systems, particularly receivers. The dynamic range can be limited by the conversion loss, multitone intermodulation products, single tone spurious products, and isolations of the mixer. Marki has a continuing legacy of creating the highest performance RF and microwave mixers in the world.

Multi-octave RF/LO frequency coverage High IF frequency coverage World class single and multitone spurious suppression Low, flat conversion loss Excellent port to port isolations Available in surface mount, module, and bare die

Marki Microwave

8-Channel Oscilloscope

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the PicoScope 6000E Series 8-channel 500MHz Oscilloscopes, which provide 8 to 12 bits of vertical resolution, 5GSa/s sampling rate, and 4GSa memory, allowing these scopes to display single-shot pulses with 200ps time resolution. The two models in the 6000 series are the PicoScope 6804E with 8-bit A/D resolution and the PicoScope 6824E with 8, 10, or 12 bits "FlexRes" resolution. Both models can operate with an extra 4 bits of resolution with the enhanced vertical resolution software feature - a digital signal processing technique built into PicoScope 6. These oscilloscopes offer 8 analog channels, plus 8 or 16 optional digital channels when using the plug-in TA369 MSO pods, enabling accurate time-correlation of analog and digital channels.

Saelig Company

Spectrum Analyzer Extension Modules

OML can extend the frequency range of your existing spectrum analyzer to millimeter wave frequencies with our single diode unbalanced harmonic mixers. Harmonic mixers are available for the waveguide bands between 18 and 325 GHz. These frequency extension modules are compatible with most spectrum analyzers that offer optional external mixer access. By substituting the harmonic mixer for the existing microwave input, you can expand your spectrum analyzer frequency coverage for millimeter wave measurements.


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Teledyne Paradise Datacom announced availability of a new, leading edge L- and S-Dual Band solid state power amplifier (SSPA) for today’s evolving satellite command systems. Both S- and L-band frequencies have been the industry’s bands of choice for positioning and tracking applications like global positioning systems (GPS) and Tracking, Telemetry, and Control (TTC) ground stations. This new dual band product offers customers a virtual ‘”two for the price of one” SSPA solution that dramatically lowers the costs of command and control, leaves a much smaller footprint, but also delivers higher reliability compared to traditional klystron power amplifiers.

Teledyne Paradise

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Precision Interconnects

From avionics to audio, radar to robotics, Delta delivers precision interconnect and innovative solutions to a broad range of industries where reliability, performance, and durability are of paramount importance. Delta products are found in mission critical systems across our nation’s armed services, and platforms including homeland security, border control and NATO.

Delta Electronics

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Avantek YIG-tuned RF/Microwave Oscillators 

Micro Lambda Wireless offers a complete line of hard-to-find Avantek™ YIG Tuned Oscillators. Frequency coverage is 500 MHz to 40 GHz.

Micro Lambda Wireless has done extensive cross reference research and provides both catalog and special models. Below is a brief cross reference guide for Avantek’s™ catalog YIG tuned oscillators. Please contact Micro Lambda Wireless for special model Avantek cross references.

Micro Lambda Wireless

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KP Performance 11 GHz ProLine Parabolic Antennas

The KP Performance 11 GHz ProLine Parabolic Antennas are engineered to suppress side-lobes and back-lobes and are excellent at rejecting interference. These parabolic antennas maximize the potential of your radio by improving signal strength and reducing the noise floor in your link. Our parabolic antennas are perfectly suited for high density point-to-point client-premises or backhaul applications.

The KP-11PDFX-2 and KP-11PDFX-3 are available in 2-foot and 3 foot diameter, possess 34.4 dBi and 39 dbi of gain and operate from 10.7 GHz to 11.7 GHz. The KP-11PDFX-2 is a high performance ETSI Class 2, FCC Cat. B antenna while the KP-11PDFX-3 is a high performance ETSI Class 3, FCC Cat. A antenna. Both 11 GHz parabolics include a Ubiquiti airFiber® 11FX mounting kit and come preassembled from the factory.

KP Performance Antennas

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Amps and More

Herotek has been a quality supplier of RF and Microwave components since 1982. Herotek is a broad-based, high technology company supplying parts for the Military, Industrial and Commercial markets with designs from DC to 75 GHz. It offers standard products as well as thousands of custom designs, and is happy to match existing products. 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.


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3.5mm Precision In-Series Adapters

SGMC Microwave’s 3.5mm series are precision grade connectors designed for use with microwave applications requiring excellent performance up to 34 GHz. SGMC offers an extensive line of 3.5mm precision adapters, receptacles, and cable connectors for various semi-rigid and flexible coaxial cables. Special designs are also available upon request.

Frequency Range:  DC to 34 GHz

Mechanically compatible with SMA & 2.92mm connector series

Ruggedized construction for repeatability and reliability

Phase matched adapters

SGMC Microwave

March 2020

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The March 2020 Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

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