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5G: Power Amps, LNAs

Norden Millimeter is pleased to announce that our Power Amplifiers (N16-5631) and Low Noise Amplifiers (N16-5619) have been chosen to be included on Keysight’s 5G Application Note 5992-1326EN.  The N16-5631 and N16-5619 provide wide band frequency operation from 18 GHz to 44 GHz. Pictured is the N16-5631 Amplifier which is available in single channel or 4 channel configurations. Norden continues to expand its line of Amplifier, Multipliers and Converters covering 5G millimeter wave frequency bands. Norden can also provide custom designs to meet specific test module requirements.

Norden Millimeter
nordengroup.com

Precision N-Type Adapters

• Frequency Range: DC to 18 GHz (Mode FREE)

• Electrical: 50 Ohm, Low VSWR & Low Insertion Loss

• Straight Adapters VSWR: 1.15:1 Max @ 18 GHz (Typical VSWR 1.05:1 through 18 GHz

• Internally Swept Right Angle Adapter VSWR: 1.25:1 Max @ 18 GHz (Consult Factory for plots)

• Materials: Passivated 303 Stainless Steel Robust Construction / Beryllium Copper Gold Plated

• Dielectrics Fluorocarbon (PTFE) • Available for immediate delivery – Same day shipping for all stock items.

SGMC Microwave
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Wideband Mixer 

DS Instruments’ MX20000 (MX6800KU) is a wideband high-performance mixer with integrated 12GHz – 24GHz Local Oscillator. LO frequency can be set with front controls, USB commands, or the provided windows PC application. Using its ultra-low noise internal reference source the LO signal has extremely low phase noise. The MX20000 makes an extremely convenient upconverter or downconverter by eliminating the need for extra cabling and a separate bulky, expensive high-frequency signal source.

DS Instruments
dsinstruments.com

Off the Shelf Power Sensors

LadyBug Technologies has increased its stock product inventory to include a full selection of general purpose sensors, peak and pulse sensors and pulse profiling sensors. Off the shelf products include sensors with frequency ranges to 40 GHz and dynamic range to 26 dBm. LadyBug sensors are thermally stabilized and utilize the company’s patented No-Zero features. These features allow stable, accurate measurements down to the sensor’s noise floor without user zeroing.

LadyBug Technologies LLC                     
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SSPA

Comtech Xicom Technology announced a GaN-based Ku-Band solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) that packs a tremendous amount of power into a compact 48-pound (22 kg) antenna-mount outdoor unit (ODU). This highly efficient SSPA incorporates an optional L- to Ku-Band block upconverter (BUC) and provides 200 watts of linear output power in a package designed to handle tough environments and meet stringent Ku-Band RF requirements.

Comtech Xicom
xicomtech.com

Components, Subsystems

Herotek's products are built to meet excellent performance, high reliability, and quick delivery. The product lines consists of components and subsystems in the DC to 75 GHz range, such as GaAs FET amplifiers, (Broadband, low noise and power), Detectors, Limiters, Switches, Comb Generators, Up and Down Converters, Harmonic Mixers, and Integrated Subassemblies such as multipliers. Standard as well as custom products are available.

Herotek
herotek.com

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Omnidirectional Antenna

Model SAO-5037530530-15-S1 is a full band, WR-15 omnidirectional antennahat operates between 50 and 75 GHz. This vertically polarized antenna offers 360 degrees azimuth coverage with a 3 dBi typical gain and ±2.0 dB nominal gain flatness. The antenna features a half power beamwidth of 30 degrees in the vertical direction. The antenna port is with WR-15 waveguide and standard UG385/U flange.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

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Attenuator

Model SKA-1834033535-KFKF-A1 is MMIC based electrical attenuator. The attenuator exhibits 3.5 dB typical insertion loss and 0 to 35 dB nominal attenuation range across the frequency range of 18 to 40 GHz while appling 0 to -3 VDC control voltage. While the control voltage of the standard model is 0 to -3 VDC, the maximum control voltage is - 5 VDC. The RF input and output ports are K(F) connectors, and the control port is a SMA(F) connector.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

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Hand Formed Cable Assemblies

VidaRF offers DC-18GHz Hand Formed Semi Flex cable assemblies. The outer shield is copper braid, silver plated to minimize signal leakage and maintain flexibility for ease of bending to your requirement. Option to include insulated clear or blue jacket reducing risk of shorting. Available in a wide variety of connector combinations. Excellent return loss and insertion loss.

VidaRF
vidarf.com

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High Power Adapter

Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH has become a leading supplier of state-of-the-art components used in RF and microwave technology, including connectors, adapters, cable assemblies, phase shifters, couplers, gain amplitude equalizers, terminations, and calibration kits. In addition, a number of complex and integrated components have been engineered and manufactured for specialized programs and various customers' special needs.

Spectrum Elektrotechnik
spectrum-et.com

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Threshold Detector

PMI Model No. GMTA-1002 is a threshold detector designed to operate over the frequency range of 2.0 to 18.0 GHz. It has a threshold level of -23 dBm with threshold stability of +/-3.0 dBm over frequency and temperature. Other specifications Input Operating Range of -18 to -23 dBm, Input VSWR 2.5:1 maximum, maximum input power level +10 dBm (without damage), Response Time Any Input Greater than 3 dB = 100 µs and operates using +12 VDC @ 50 mA maximum. Supplied with SMA(F) connectors in a housing measuring 1.0" x 0.65" x 0.3".

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

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DARPA’s Terahertz Electronics

vacuum tube—a world’s first. The achievement comes from DARPA-funded researchers at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, who built the 1 centimeter-wide traveling wave vacuum tube. The vacuum tube power amplifier is only one achievement of the broader THz program, which seeks to develop a variety of breakthrough component and integration technologies necessary to one day build complex THz circuits for communications and sensing.

 

 

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