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Hybrid Coupler operates from 10-40 GHz.

Press Release Summary:

Hybrid Coupler operates from 10-40 GHz.

July 26, 2013 - Measuring 0.86 x 1.10 x 0.50 in., Model 4100400 delivers 3 dB of coupling over full frequency range of 10–40 GHz. Device features amplitude imbalance of ±1.0 dB, phase imbalance of ±12°, isolation greater than 12 dB, and insertion loss of less than 1.7 dB. Capable of handling 20 W of average power and 3 kW of peak power, 180° hybrid coupler splits and combines signals in amplifiers, switching circuits, and antenna beam-forming networks used in commercial and military applications.

Original Press Release

KRYTAR Announces New, Compact 180-Degree, 3 dB Hybrid Coupler for Ultra-Broadband Frequency of 10 to 40 GHz Operation

Press release date: July 25, 2013

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- KRYTAR, Inc., a leader in the design and production of ultra-broadband microwave components and test equipment announces a new 180-degree hybrid coupler that delivers 3 dB of coupling over the full frequency range of 10 to 40 GHz in a single, compact package.

Hybrid couplers perform many functions, including splitting and combining signals in amplifiers, switching circuits, and antenna beam-forming networks used in a wide range of commercial and military applications. KRYTAR’s new hybrid coupler, Model 4100400, delivers this versatility from 10 to 40 GHz with excellent phase and amplitude matching. Typical specifications include Amplitude Imbalance: ±1.0 dB; Phase Imbalance is ±12-degrees; Isolation is >12 dB; Maximum VSWR: 1.8; and Insertion Loss of <1.7 dB.

KRYTAR’s new hybrid coupler offers the widest frequency coverage in a single package on the market and provides superior low insertion loss, high directivity and tight coupling. This new hybrid coupler lends itself to emerging wireless broadband designs and many test and measurement applications. This coupler can be also be manufactured to meet military specifications.

The Model 4100400 hybrid coupler handles 20 Watts of average power and 3 kW of peak power. This compact couplers measure only 0.86 inches (L) x 1.10 inches (W) x 0.50 inches (H), and weighs just 1.2 ounces. 2.4 mm female connectors are standard and 2.92 mm K-type female connectors are optional (Model 4100400K). Operating temperature is -54°C to +85°C. This new coupler is available from stock to 30 days, ARO.

KRYTAR also offers complete engineering services for custom designs that meet or exceed critical performance and/or packaging specifications. A data sheet with specifications and package outline drawing is available via KRYTAR’s Web site. Additional information can be obtained by contacting KRYTAR, Inc., 1288 Anvilwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. Tel: +1-408-734-5999, Fax: +1-408-734-3017, Toll Free: +1-877-734-5999, e-mail:, Web:

KRYTAR, Inc., founded in 1975, is a privately-owned corporation specializing in the design and manufacture of ultra broadband microwave components and test equipment for both commercial and military applications. The KRYTAR product line includes directional couplers and detectors, hybrids, power dividers/combiners, terminations, coaxial adapters and a power meter and power sensors. KRYTAR microwave components are manufactured in full compliance with the EU RoHS-6 Environmental Requirements.


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