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PMI Model No. PE2-40-100M18G-3R5-20-12-SFF is a 0.1 to 18.0 GHz, Low Noise Amplifier which provides a minimum of 37 dB of gain while maintaining a maximum gain flatness of +/-2.0 dB over the operating frequency.  The noise figure is typically 3.5 dB from 2.0 to 18.0 GHz and 7.0 dB at 100 MHz and offers a minimum OP1dB of +20 dBm.  The amplifier requires +14.5 to +28 VDC and has a nominal current draw of 525 mA.  The unit is supplied with removable SMA (F) connectors in our standard PE2 housing.

Planar Monolithics Industries

Comb Generator Series

Herotek has expanded pre-amp comb generator GCA Series to include the new .750" (N3 package) long surface mount package for convenient placement on PCB Boards. Our GCA Series Comb Generators are used for Frequency Multipliers, Frequency Synthesizers, and built-in test source. GCA Series requires only +10 dBm or 0 dBm input for input frequency ranges from 250 MHz to 2000 MHz. Our GC Series (without preamp) also is offered in our "L" package, which is .53" long.


7mm Connectors

7mm Products: SGMC Microwaves 7mm series are precision grade connectors designed for use with microwave applications requiring excellent performance up to 18 GHz.  SGMC offers an extensive line of 7mm precision between-series adapters, receptacles, and cable connectors for various semi-rigid and flexible coaxial cables.  7mm support beads, threaded center conductors, and 7mm Sub-Assemblies are available from stock. 

SGMC Microwave

Coupler: 1 – 50 GHz

Response Microwave announced a new broad band coupler for use in ATE and production applications.

The new RMCO13.2-50.24f covers the 1-50GHz band offering typical electrical performance of 2.8dB max insertion loss, VSWR of 1.80:1 max and minimum isolation of 10dB. Power handling is 16W and the unit is operational over the -55° to +105° C range. Mechanical package is 3.5 x 0.5 x 0.7inches, plus stainless steel 2.4mm female connectors. Alternate coupling values are available on request..

Response Microwave

Fixed Attenuator

Fairview Microwave introduced a new line of attenuators for quick mating and easy installation. Typical applications include remote radio heads (RRHs), DAS systems, base stations and antennas.Fairview’s new line is made up of 31 models that support operating frequency ranges from DC to 6 GHz. These attenuators are available with QMA, QN or 4.3-10 connectors for easy mating. They feature VSWR as low as 1.15:1 and attenuation values from 0 to 20dB. The 4.3-10 attenuator models deliver low-PIM performance and have power handling up to 15W maximum.

Fairview Microwave

Frequency Converters

500 MHz to 110 GHz Used in ELINT, ECM, ESM, and RADAR applications Can incorporate LNA & LO Several Models available for quick delivery

Norden Millimeter

Discrete Transistors

The LA2541 and LS2541 are the latest products from the 28VDC family of push-pull LDMOS transistors manufactured by Polyfet RF Devices. They are unmatched, discrete transistors that can be operated anywhere from 1MHz to 1.3GHz. Their high drain breakdown voltage rating of 80VDC provides for reliable operation from up to 32VDC drain voltage.

Polyfet RF Devices

5G Programmable Attenuator

JFW Industries introduces our new 40 GHz Programmable Attenuator model 50P-2072 2.9MM. With a total attenuation of 0-31 dB in 1 dB steps, and 100 MHz to 40 GHz, model 50P-2072 2.9MM is perfect for broadband testing of 5G Wireless radios and networks.

JFW Industries

VSS Module

A Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) module has been added to the e-learning portal on  This module contains six parts, which detail a step-by-step process for building a system diagram within VSS and adding relevant measurements. Additional topics covered include modeling of an RF link, the use of cascade measurements, spur analysis, modulated signals, co-simulation with Microwave Office and more. The module can be accessed at: 

National Instruments

Bandpass Filter

The MFB-5350 bandpass filter is the latest addition to Marki Microwave's growing catalog of in-stock MMIC filters. This Vband filter has a passband of 37 to 70 GHz with a low 1.2 dB insertion loss and excellent return loss. Our GaAs MMIC process ensures highly repeatable performance and scalability for high volume applications as pre-select, image, or LO cleanup filters. The MFB-5350 is available today in wire-bondable die.

Marki Microwave

Clock Oscillator

IQD has launched the new IQXO-40x series 32.768kHz clock oscillator with a choice of three operating temperature ranges and frequency stabilities including ±100ppm over the extended temperature range of -40 to 125 degrees C, ±30ppm over the industrial range of -40 to 85 degrees C and ±25ppm over the commercial operating temperature range of -20 to 70 degrees C.



PMI Model No.PE2-19-6G18G-1R6-16-12-SFF is a low noise amplifier which operates between 6.0 GHz to 18.0 GHz. This LNA provides 19 dB of small signal gain while maintaining a low noise figure of only 1.6 dB. The P1dB output power of 15 dBm enables the LNA to function as a LO driver for balanced, I/Q or image reject mixers. This model also features I/O's that are DC blocked and internally matched to 50 Ohms.

Planar Monolithics Industries

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Model SFS-18340315-KFSFSF-N1-M is a broadband subharmonically pumped mixer that utilizes a high performance GaAs MMIC to offer superior RF performance. The mixer provides a conversion loss of 15 dB over the RF frequency range of 18 to 40 GHz with an IF frequency of 1.0 to 3.0 GHz. The mixer requires an LO signal from 9 to 20 GHz at a nominal +13 dBm. In addition, the subharmonically pumped mixer offers high LO to IF and RF to LO isolations.

SAGE Millimeter

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E-Band LNA

Model SBL-6039032560-1F12-E1-WC is an E band low noise amplifier with a typical small signal gain of 25 dB and a nominal noise figure of 6 dB across the frequency range of 60 to 90 GHz. The DC power requirement for the amplifier is +8 VDC/30 mA. The input port configuration is a female 1 mm connector and the output is a WR-12 Waveguide with UG-387/U Flange. Other port configurations are available under different model numbers.

SAGE Millimeter

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RFMW announced support for Smiths Interconnect “Outrigger” resistors. Patented technology allows 4 to 12 X power handling over conventional 0402 and 0603 size resistors for RF circuits up to 27 GHz. Outrigger resistors come standard in 50 and 100 ohm resistances with available values from 10 to 500 ohms for customer specific applications where increased power dissipation is critical. The CRH04091005F is a 100 ohm resistor capable of handling 1 Watt CW and up to 10 Watts of pulsed RF power yet measures only 1.02 x 2.29mm.


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BGA Socket

Ironwood Electronics introduced a new BGA socket design using high-performance elastomer capable of 75GHz, very low inductance, and wide temperature applications. The GT-BGA-2082 socket is designed for 6x6 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 75GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The socket is designed to dissipate few watts using compression screw and can be customized up to few hundred watts with modified fin design on top of the screw and adding axial flow fan.

Ironwood Electronics

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