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Power Sensor: 1 MHz to 18 GHz

LadyBug Technologies’ LB5918A Power Sensor measures RF power at frequencies from 1 MHz to 18 GHz. The sensor has excellent sensitivity and measures from -60 dBm to +20 dBm. One of the latest advanced features is un-attended operation. Functioning in conjunction with the built-in, backed-up, real time clock, this programmable feature allows the sensor perform automated measurements with no connection other than power. Once programmed, it can make and store over 100 million measurements into the built-in flash memory.

LadyBug Technologies
ladybug-tech.com

SSPA

Exodus’s AMP3094 SSPA covers the 26 - 31GHz frequency band at 5W Min. The AMP3094 uses Hybrid GaAsFET devices in a Class AB linear design. It operates from a 9VDC supply at 10A with gain flatness of 4.0dB Max peak to peak. This SSPA is suitable for use with all single channel modulation standards and features lightweight construction, high reliability and ruggedness. With built-in protection circuits and instantaneous wide bandwidth, typical applications include EMI/RFI, EW, Communications, SATCOM and General Testing for MM Wave Products.

Exodus Advanced Communications
exoduscomm.com

HEMT

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for two unmatched discrete GaN on SiC HEMTs. Operating from DC to 3.7 GHz with a 50V supply rail, Qorvo provides the QPD1015L in an eared package and the QPD1015 in an earless package. Both transistors offer 20dB of gain and a Psat of 48.5dBm. PAE is 74%. Target markets include commercial and military radar, communications, avionics, jammers and test instrumentation.

RFMW
rfmw.com

NEMA Enclosures

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association developed the system of labeling NEMA enclosure performance to better match enclosures to the application. But, why settle for an off-the-shelf standard enclosure when Equipto can quickly design and build precisely what you need. Equipto can create your NEMA enclosure from your drawings, rough sketches and even conversations. With virtually unlimited options your enclosure will be a great match for the technology it will be protecting.

Equipto Electronics
equiptoelec.com

Test Solutions for the 5G Market

Norden Millimeter continues as the leader in components used in the 5G market. Norden provides catalog and custom models in the 5G bands 15 GHz-86 GHz. Recently released models include Frequency Extenders, Down Converters, Up Converters and Amplifiers. Norden can add gain, inter-stage filtering & bypass switching stages to the custom assemblies. Pictured is a Down Converter which converts 26 - 50 GHz down to 4 - 18 GHz to extend the range of lower cost test equipment.

Norden Millimeter
nordengroup.com

SDLVA

PMI Model No. SDLVA-218-60-70MV-CW is a CW immune SDLVA (Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier). It operates from 2.0 to 18.0 GHz and has the ability to interface with a long cable (65 FT), while maintaining high speed, flatness and accuracy. Specifications include frequency flatness: ±2.0 dB Typ, Signal Capability: Pulse (100 ns to 300 µs), Pulse on CW TSS: (-20 ºC to +85 ºC) -66 dBm for 10 MHz Video Bandwidth, Log Dynamic Range -60 dBm to 0 dBm, Log Slope 70 mV/dB nominal, Log Linearity  ±1.5 dB Max,Max Input Level:  +20 dBm CW, and much more.

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

BERT

Anritsu Company introduced the Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) MP1900A BERT, a versatile solution that can measure next-generation PCI Express Gen 4 and Gen 5 buses, as well as the latest 400 GbE/200 GbE Ethernet networks. With comprehensive interface support, the MP1900A is an all-in-one solution that accurately measures next-generation high-speed electronic and optical devices, and optical transceivers used in high-end servers, communications equipment and optical transceivers/modules, including those for M2M and IoT applications.

Anritsu
anritsu.com

Probe Positioner

Withwave’s Probe Positioner is designed for precise RF probing measurements using a T-probe which has a GSG and GS contact structure. The magnetic switch on metal base plate can be turned on and off to keep the positioner firmly in position or moved and lifted to a new position easily. Its articulated arm is controlled by on-arm knob at the middle joint that keeps the arm firm and steady. Withwave is a leading designer, developer of a broad range of RF & MW Test Solutions and subsystems with a focus on Electromagnetic field analysis and RF & Microwave Signal processing.

Withwave
with-wave.com

 

Hybrid Couplers

MECA Electronics’ ML series Hybrid Couplers are designed to meet applicable portions of MIL-DTL-23971 and MIL-STD-202. The models are designed for precision electrical performance, high reliability and intended for use in harsh environments from low orbit space & satellite to high altitude defense applications. They are available with our standard screening process which incorporates a level of thermal screening combined with verification of electrical and mechanical performance features.

MECA Electronics
e-meca.com

Connectors and More

Since 1981, Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH has been 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. Throughout the world Spectrum has established a reputation as a design, development, and manufacturing center. The company has attained recognition for setting standards, introducing new ideas into the field and its leadership in cutting-edge technologies.

Spectrum Elektrotechnik
spectrum-et.com

64 Way 3.4 - 4.2GHz SMA Power Divider

VidaRF offers a new power divider Model: VPD-3442A64 frequency range from 3.4-4.2GHz. 64-way. Providing 30W power as splitter and low insertion loss. This model also provides high isolation port to port and low amplitude and phase balance. Operating temp -55 to +85C . Sealed and painted to meet IP65 standards.  VidaRF serves the Microwave and RF industry with high performance Isolators, Circulators, Power Dividers, Couplers, RF Connectors, Adapters, Cable Assemblies, Attenuators, and Terminations.

VidaRF
vidarf.com

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Editor's Choice

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X Band Power Amp Module

The AM07511242SF-3H is a broadband GaAs MMIC amplifier module which operates from 7.5 GHz – 11.2 GHz. The unit provides 41.5 dBm (14 W) of CW output power (Psat) while operating at a supply voltage of 12 – 15 V. It has a small signal gain of 22.5 dB, Input & output is matched to 50 ohm. It is useful for Radar, Transmit Receive (T/R) and Instrumentation & control applications. We have multiple high power amplifiers modules up to 20 GHz frequency. Custom designs available on request.

AMCOM Communications
amcomusa.com

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Connectors

Withwave’s Vertical Launch Connectors are specially designed for solderless vertical PCB launch on test & measurement board. These connectors have excellent electrical transition performance up to 50 GHz as well as reduce installation time by eliminating soldering. It is the best solution available for easy use in test & measurement boards, high speed digital test boards. We solve your performance and cost problems.

Withwave
with-wave.com

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Switches

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. Herotek has been a quality supplier of RF and Microwave components since 1982. It is a broad-based, high technology company supplying parts for the Military, Industrial and Commercial markets with designs from DC to 75 GHz.

Herotek
herotek.com

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Directional Coupler

VidaRF offers a new directional coupler Model: VDC-75160A6 operates from 7.5-16 GHz. The coupler has directivity of over 15dB with low loss and with good VSWR. Available in 6, 10, 20 or 30dB coupling value, 50 watts power handling with SMA connectors, operating temp -55 to +85 C. Sealed and painted to meet IP65 standards.

VidaRF
vidarf.com

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Power Amp

Model SBP-7137631528-1212-E1 is a power amplifier with a typical small signal gain of 15 dB, a nominal P1dB of +25 dBm and a Psat of +30 dBm across the frequency range of 71 to 76 GHz.  The DC power requirement is +15 VDC/500 mA. The mechanical configuration offers an in line structure with WR-12 waveguides and UG-385/U flanges. Other port configurations, such as with 1 mm connectors or a right angle structure with WR-12 waveguides, are also available under different model numbers.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

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Antenna Switch

RFMW announced design and sales support for a DPDT antenna switch from Skyworks. The SKY13698-694LF offers insertion loss of only 0.27dB over the wide frequency range of 400 to 5900MHz supporting emerging, high band applications such as LAA/LTE-U and sub-6 GHz. Port to port isolation is 30dB. No external DC blocking capacitors are required on the RF path as long as no DC voltage is applied externally. The SKY13698-694LF DPDT switch is provided in a compact Quad Flat No-Lead (QFN) 1.83 × 1.83 × 0.5 mm package.

RFMW
rfmw.com

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Wideband Power Amps

Ciao Wireless’s Wideband Power Amplifier product line offers ultrawide bandwidth coverage combined with stable output power levels. Designs offer frequency coverage for 2-18 GHz, 2-20 GHz and 2-22 GHz with output power levels up to +32 dBm @ P1 dB PT offered. Each design is unconditionally stable with flat gain response (±1.5 dB Typ) over the full pass band as well as good VSWR performance. Multiple gain and power levels are available with rapid delivery. All units are designed to meet the reliability and performance requirements of MIL-PRF-38534.

Ciao Wireless
ciaowireless.com

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RF Amplifiers

Norden designs and manufactures a variety of RF amplifiers to suit your needs. Features: 500 MHz to 110 GHz; Narrow-Band to multi-octave; Military, medical, and test applications; Low noise amplifiers available. Extensive engineering and prototyping capability, a trained manufacturing staff, and an experienced vendor/supplier base all combine to make Norden a great choice for product development and manufacturing.

Norden Millimeter
nordengroup.com

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