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High Power Circulator

Model CT-1872-S is rated at 60 kW peak and 600W average power at 325 MHz. It provides 20 dB minimum isolation, 0.2 dB insertion loss, and 1.20 max. VSWR. Its extremely compact design has flange-to-flange insertion length of only 6 ¾ in. and height of 5 ¼ in. For use in radar applications, it has 1 5/8 in. EIA connectors.

UTE Microwave


“How Wireless Works” is a short, animated video explaining what happens each time we use our smartphones, tablets or other wireless device. Wireless connectivity is everywhere and an integral part of our daily lives. This non-technical video is fun, informative and created for those who want to simply understand what enables all those seamless connections. Watch it directly at .aspx

Skyworks Solutions


Model STF-12-S1 is a full band Faraday isolator that covers the frequency range from 60 GHz to 90 GHz. The Faraday isolator exhibits 28 dB isolation and 1.5 dB insertion loss typically over entire E band. The Faraday isolator is equipped with standard WR-12 waveguide and UG387/U flange. The isolator measures 2.5” long and weighs 1.8 oz typically.

SAGE Millimeter

1.0mm Connectors

SGMC Microwave’s 1.0mm connectors feature: frequency: DC to 110 GHz; ruggedized construction for repeatability and reliability; phase-matched adapters, captivated center contact; low VSWR and insertion loss; cable connectors for various semi-rigid and flexible cables;  receptacle configurations including threaded and flanged.

SGMC Microwave


VidaRF is offering drop in surface and flange mount Isolators and Circulators covering from 3.6GHz to 32GHz. VidaRF also offers wide range of narrow and broad band coaxial and waveguide Isolators and Circulators.


File Downloads

NI (formerly AWR Corp.) announced that the accompanying example project files for two recently released application examples, Design and Simulation of a 2.4 GHz/5.6 GHz WLAN Antenna on PCB Technology and Design and Simulation of an ISM Band Antenna on PCB Technology, are now available for customers and evaluators to download. The project files can be downloaded from the NI AWR Downloads site within the "Marketing” tab.

National Instruments

Power Sensor with Extended Frequency Range

The new LB5918L is a state of the art high accuracy, high sensitivity True RMS Average power sensor well suited to source calibration and EMC testing applications. The high accuracy sensor covers frequencies from 9 kHz to 26.5 GHz and offers excellent dynamic range. The innovative multipath processing scheme processes the entire dynamic range in each sample providing exceptionally fast True RMS measurements.

LadyBug Technologies

Board-to-Board Connectors

Southwest Microwave announced a new line of SuperMini Board-to-Board DC to 67 GHz Connectors. These RF / millimeter wave blind-mate connectors optimize interconnect performance for board-to-board stacking applications. They maximize electrical performance of the transmission path between connector and circuit while accommodating axial misalignment of up to .010” and radial misalignment of +/- 5°.

Southwest Microwave

Switch Matrix

Renaissance Electronics is offering a 48 x 4 switch matrix with a frequency range of 700 MHz (LTE) to 6 GHz (Wi-Fi). Using high reliability solid state switches (>1 billion cycles) and capability of switching at speeds of 100 nS or better, the 18A6BAC is designed for the most demanding applications. The 18A6BAC is the perfect way to extend your expensive ATE equipment to test multiple products at the same time.

Renaissance Electronics

High-Performance Silicone

Passing ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing, MasterSil 920-LO is a high-performance, room temperature vulcanizing silicone for sealing, coating and small encapsulations. It has a moderate, flowable viscosity and a solid electrical profile, making it well suited for conformal coating applications. Featuring a soft durometer of 25-35 Shore A, this low stress silicone can protect sensitive electronic components.

Master Bond

Integrated Module

PMI Model No. 6SFB-CC-100M18G-MAH-RX-TX is an integrated module containing two 6-channel switched filter banks covering 100 MHz to 18.0 GHz. A receive switched filter bank has 2 inputs, one with 18 dB gain and one with 10 dB insertion loss. The absorptive input switch has 100 dB isolation between the 2 inputs. A transmit switched filter bank has 32 dB typical gain while allowing 1 of 6 filter paths to be chosen.

Planar Monolithics Industries

Cable Assemblies

The eP-Formable series offers users ability to hand form cable assemblies to final shape, so bending to fit your connection is a breeze. They are easy to install while maintaining excellent performance up to 18 GHz. If low cost, high-performance and shorter than average delivery is your goal, empower evissaP to select the best suited cable end connectors for your application.



Z-Communications, Inc. announced a RoHS compliant VCO model TRO1800A-LF, the first in a new line of Ceramic Resonator VCOs which saves precious board space while delivering exceptional phase noise performance. This innovative VCO covers the frequency of 1800 MHz within a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc while featuring a spectrally clean signal of -117 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset.



Power Dividers

MECA announced the latest addition to its extensive line of Power Dividers with (80X-X-3.250WWP); broadband models covering UHF through ISM bands. Available in 2, 4, 8 & 16-Way, 30W Wilkinson Power Dividers, optimized for excellent performance from 500 MHz – 6.00 GHz. Also available in a variety of connector styles such as Type N or SMA.

MECA Electronics


Crystek's CVCO55CC-3650-3650 VCO operates at 3650 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V~4.5 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +7 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, it is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5-in. x 0.5-in. SMD package.


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Signal Analyzer

Keysight Technologies announced the release of four new M9290A CXA-m PXIe signal analyzer tracking generator options. The CXA-m signal analyzer, with a built-in tracking generator, now has 3, 7.5, 13.6 and 26.5 GHz options, making it the industry’s first modular stimulus response measurement solution and providing the industry’s highest tracking generator frequency coverage.

Keysight Technologies

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Signal Generator

Saelig’s SynthHD Dual-channel RF Signal Generator is a highly portable device that brings low cost to precision microwave signal generation. It is a compact software-tunable, dual channel RF signal generator which can be controlled by a Windows or Linux PC via its USB port, or run as a standalone generator. It allows frequency stepping to better than 0.1Hz on each channel, and control of the relative phase between channels to less than a millidegree.


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Lab Kit

Coilcraft developed a Power Magnetics Lab Kit to help educators provide hands-on experience in their classrooms and instructional labs. It has a broad selection of through-hole power inductors for easy soldering, and is offered free-of-charge to accredited Electrical Engineering programs. Coilcraft also added a Student Resource Center to its website, which offers free access to powerful design tools.


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Connector System

TE Connectivity announced its new Fortis Zd LRM connector system, an innovative modular connector system for rugged, next-generation packaging from avionics boxes to military ground vehicles. It features a rugged, lightweight multi-bay shell that accepts high-speed digital signal, power, radio-frequency (RF) and optical modules.

TE Connectivity

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RF Amplifiers

Herotek’s 0.5 to 40 GHz miniature ultra-wideband RF amplifiers feature low power consumption, flat gain response, low noise figure, and more. Applications: Microwave Radio & VSAT; Military & Space; Test Instrumentation; Fiber Optics; Telecom Infrastructure. Max Input Power: 100mW; Operating Temperature Range: -55°C to +85°C; Storage Temperature Range: -65°C to +125°C; Shock: 50G, 11 msec; Vibration: 20G, 100 to 2000 Hz.


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Model No. P4T-9D25G-60-R-SFF-5W is a 9.25 GHz ± 30 MHz, single-pole, four throw solid-state switch capable of handling input power levels up to +37dBm peak with a maximum PRF of 8 kHz and a maximum pulse width of 1.5 us. It can handle an average input power of +33 dBm CW while offering low insertion loss of 2.0 dB maximum and over 40 dB of isolation. Switching speed is 50 ns and DC operating voltages are +5VDC & -12VDC.

Planar Monolithics Industries

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Antenna Module

Richardson RFPD announced availability and design support capabilities for a new GPS antenna module sub-system from Maestro Wireless Solutions. The A2135-H combines an enhanced, fully-functional SiRFStar IV GPS engine and a custom-designed high directional patch antenna on-board. It presents a solution to the most critical challenges in the GPS market: simplified integration, leading performance, and efficient time-to-market.

Richardson RFPD

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Model series 372-182-XXX* are 75 Ohm fixed attenuators available in 1-20 and 30 dB attenuation values featuring an operating frequency range of DC - 3 GHz. Attenuation accuracy is ±0.5 dB maximum DC - 1 GHz, ±0.75 dB maximum 1 - 2 GHz and ±1.0 dB maximum 2 - 3 GHz. Maximum VSWR is 1.50:1, input power is 2 watts average, RF connectors are N male / N female and the operating temperature range is -55˚C to +125˚C.

BroadWave Technologies

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Benchtop Amps

Pasternack announced its lines of portable benchtop amplifiers that cover extremely wide frequency bands up to 40 GHz. These rugged RF amplifier modules are designed to meet MIL-STD-202F environmental test conditions for humidity, shock, vibration, altitude and temperature cycle which makes them ideal for use inside high traffic test labs in industries such as aerospace, defense, optical, industrial, telecom and R&D.


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PMI Model No. SDLVA-18G40G-65-CD-292FF is a Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA) that operates over the frequency range of 18 to 40 GHz with a Logging Range from - 63 to + 2 dBm and a Log Slope of 25mV/dB.  Video Log Linearity is ±2.0dB and Video Frequency Flatness is ±2.5dB. High speed is achieved providing a Video Rise Time of 8ns and a Recovery Time of 40ns. Operates on ±12VDC and is offered in a small, lightweight housing measuring 2.37” x 1.8” x 0.42”. (Other frequency ranges, specifications and packaging are available. Please contact PMI with your specific requirements)

Planar Monolithics Industries

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.:


The comprehensive search engine on the AmpliTech website has been significantly revamped to not only allow for searches based on particular specifications, but to offer results that are closest to the entered parameters (within certain ranges) if a search by the exact specifications yields no matches. In addition, searching for a particular model number (in lieu of a search by specifications) has been made easier due to the ability to search for partials in case the customer doesn’t have the entire exact model number handy. More versatility has also been added by allowing searches just by using either a Start OR Stop frequency as opposed to both. For example, the user can simply enter 10 GHz for the Start frequency and leave the Stop frequency blank to see all models whose bandwidth starts at 10 GHz or higher.



Richardson Electronics announced the launch of a new business group, Power & Microwave Technologies (“PMT”). The PMT group encompasses Richardson Electronics’ existing Electron Device Group (“EDG”) and adds new technologies and engineered solutions for the power conversion and RF and microwave markets.

“The PMT group will focus on adding new suppliers and technologies to take advantage of high growth markets and leverage our global infrastructure, including sales, marketing, engineering solutions and logistics,” said Edward Richardson, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Richardson Electronics. “Under the direction of Greg Peloquin, PMT combines new technologies and capabilities with our existing EDG business to maximize associated selling opportunities of both electron tubes and solid-state products.”

Greg Peloquin, Executive Vice President, PMT, brings considerable experience and expertise in the RF and microwave, power and energy, and electron tube markets to his PMT group leadership role. Prior to joining Richardson Electronics in June 2014, as Executive Vice President, EDG, Mr. Peloquin served as president of Richardson RFPD, Inc.  From 2002 to 2011, he was executive vice president and general manager of Richardson Electronics’ RF & Wireless Communications Group. Earlier in his career he was director of global distribution for Motorola, Inc.’s wireless infrastructure division.