RF& Microwave Couplers

Communication Systems & Equipment

New Pasternack Waveguide Directional Couplers offer highly accurate performance up to 33 GHz.

September 28, 2016

Featuring 74 unique models and spanning a frequency range of 5.85 GHz to 33 GHz, Waveguide directional couplers come in two physical configurations including “Crossguide” and “Broadwall” versions and offer either UG-style or CPR-style flanges. Presented in sizes ranging from WR-137 to WR-34 and offered in 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 dB coupling levels with full waveguide operational bandwidth, couplers also boast low insertion loss and typical VSWR of 1.05:1.
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Communication Systems & Equipment

Millimeter Waveguide Directional Couplers operate up to 110 GHz.

September 2, 2015

Covering 18–110 GHz in K, Ka, Q, U, V, E, and W bands, 28 models of precision waveguide directional couplers are offered with 10 or 20 dB coupling values and directivity of 30 dB typ with insertion loss as low as 0.6 dB. Standard and split block configurations as well as E-Bend and H-Bend designs are available, and multi-hole design promotes optimal power reflection measurements and consistent performance. Construction is of gold-plated brass copper. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Broadband Directional Coupler covers 2.0-20.0 GHz range.

June 4, 2015

Offering nominal coupling of 6 dB, ±1.0 dB, over 2.0–20.0 GHz range, Model 102020006 serves systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required. Frequency sensitivity is ±0.35 dB; insertion loss, including coupled power, is <1.9 dB, directivity is >16 dB, and max VSWR (any port) is 1.35. Supplied in 2.08 x 0.69 x 0.53 in. package, 1.7 oz coupler features 2.4 mm SMA female connectors. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Non-Intrusive MV Couplers negate blackouts, grid disconnections.

April 6, 2015

Supporting PRIME and G3 PLC (power line communications) networking standards, MICU-300A OH/LF series feature >24 kV insulation and are suited for installations in outdoor bare overhead power lines. Water-resistant (IP67) solution supports CENELEC band up to 150 kHz (Europe) and FCC (USA), which permits use of frequencies <500 kHz for narrow band PLC. These series are customized for Maxim G3 PLC modems and compatible with Enverv PLC modem Chipsets. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Passive RF Devices support wireless infrastructure.

March 9, 2015

Designed specifically for head-end infrastructure and telecom network access equipment, CONNECTi™ Devices include directional couplers, high/low power splitters, jumpers, hybrid couplers, attenuators, termination loads, tappers, diplexers, and brackets. All devices are also available with mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 connectors. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Directional Coupler offers 6 dB coupling over 4.0-12.4 GHz range.

March 3, 2015

Designed for systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing, or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required, 1.40 x 0.40 x 0.66 in. Model 120406 has multi-purpose, stripline design and 2.4 mm SMA female connectors. Nominal coupling, with respect to output, is 6 dB, ±0.5 dB; frequency sensitivity is ±0.30 dB; insertion loss (including coupled power) is <1.8 dB; and directivity is >15 dB. Max VSWR (any port) is 1.35. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Directional Coupler offers 6 dB coupling over 6.0-26.5 GHz range.

February 5, 2015

With stripline design, 1.12 x 0.53 x 0.64 in. Model 106026506 delivers 6 dB (±0.5 dB) of Nominal Coupling, with respect to output, and frequency sensitivity of ±0.50 dB. Directivity is >14 dB; insertion loss is <1.6 dB across full frequency range, including coupled power; and max VSWR at any port is 1.45. Input Power Rating is 20 W average and 3 kW peak, and weight is 1.1 oz with standard 3.5 mm SMA female or optional SMA male connectors. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Directional Coupler offers 6 dB coupling from 7.0-12.4 GHz.

December 26, 2014

Featuring multi-purpose, stripline design, Model 120730 covers 7.0–12.4 GHz frequency band while exhibiting insertion loss of <1.8 dB, directivity of >15 dB, and max VSWR of 1.35. Input power is 20 W avg and 3 kW peak. Housed in 1.40 x 0.40 x 0.66 in. package, coupler comes with 2.4 mm SMA female connectors and operates from -54 to 85°C. It is suitable for applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing, or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Compact Directional Coupler operates over 12.4-18.0 GHz range.

September 30, 2014

With stripline design, Model 181206 delivers 6 dB (±0.5 dB) of nominal coupling, with respect to output, and frequency sensitivity of ±0.30 dB. Directivity is >15 dB; and insertion loss is <1.9 dB across full frequency range, including coupled power; max VSWR at any port is 1.35; and input power rating is 20 W average and 3 KW peak. Measuring 1.40 x 0.40 x 0.66 in., directional coupler comes standard with SMA female connectors but supports various connector options. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Controls & Controllers

Phoenix Photonics to Unveil New Products at ECOC 2014 Exhibition

September 24, 2014

• Novel Single Paddle Polarization Controller • Compact Polished Directional Coupler with Tunable Coupling Ratio Phoenix Photonics, the UK-based optical fibre components specialist, will launch a novel single paddle polarization controller complementing its polarization mode control range, later this month at ECOC (22 - 24 September, Palais des Festivals et des Congres de Cannes, Booth... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Thin Film Couplers operate across WiFi spectrum.

August 5, 2014

Based on multilayer integrated thin film technology, High Directivity 0302 Couplers offer high frequency performance across 2,400–5,905 MHz WiFi spectrum. Miniature devices are rated for operating temperatures spanning -40 to +85°C and are supplied with lead-free and RoHS-compliant 100% tin terminations compatible with automatic soldering technology, including reflow, wave, vapor phase, and manual.   Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Hybrid Couplers suits mobile communications applications.

May 14, 2014

Based on patented MLO™ technology, which enables integration of high Q passives in high density interconnect components, PC Series includes 2,100 MHz device for 1.5–2.1 GHz performance and 2,700 MHz device for 2.1–2.7 GHz performance. Units are rated for 30 W max power handling with operating temperature spanning -55 to +85°C. Measuring 0.25 x 0.20 x 0.04 in., 3 dB, 90°quadrature couplers are expansion matched to PCBs and supplied in surface mountable 2025 size LGA packaging. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Axell Wireless Installs DAS System at World Trade Center Complex

March 31, 2014

DALLAS – Public safety DAS deployment ensures complete connectivity for police, fire and other mission critical organizations Axell Wireless, the worldwide provider of wireless cellular and public safety solutions for buildings and confined spaces, is supplying the public safety communications system for the new World Trade Center complex in New York City, including One World Trade Center,... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Directional Coupler offers 30 dB nominal coupling.

January 29, 2014

Operating in frequency range of 12.4–18.0 GHz, Model 181230 delivers frequency sensitivity of ±0.7 dB, directivity greater than 15 dB, and insertion loss of less than 0.6 dB across full frequency range, including coupled power. Input power rating is 20 W average and 3 KW peak. Measuring 1.40 x 0.40 x 0.66 in., coupler operates from -54 to +85°C with max VSWR of 1.35 at any port. Applications include electronic warfare, SATCOM, radar, signal monitoring, antenna beam forming, and EMC testing. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Compact, 90° Hybrid Microwave Coupler covers 1.0-4.0 GHz range.

January 7, 2014

Operating from -54 to +85°C, Model 3010040 delivers 3 dB of coupling over 1.0–4.0 GHz range in single 3.16 x 1.20 x 0.50 in. package. Solution handles 20 W of average power and 3 kW of peak power and offers both L-band (1–2 GHz) and S-band (2–4) frequency coverage. While SMA female connectors are standard, N-type female connectors are optional. Typical specifications include ±0.6 dB amplitude imbalance, ±6° phase imbalance, >17 dB isolation, 1.30 max VSWR, and <1.0 dB insertion loss. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Directional Couplers offer 30 dB coupling over 2 frequency ranges.

December 5, 2013

Featuring multi-purpose, stripline designs, Model 120430 and 120730 respectively cover 4.0–12.4 GHz and 7.0–12.4 GHz frequency bands. Performance ratings include nominal coupling, with respect to output, of 30 dB ±1.0 dB and frequency sensitivity of ±0.30 dB. Exhibiting insertion loss (including coupled power) of <0.50 dB and directivity of 15 dB, these 1.40 x 0.40 x 0.66 in couplers feature 2.4 mm SMA female connectors. Max VSWR is 1.35, and input power rating is 20 W (ave) and 3 kW (peak). Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mounting & Attaching Products

Integrated Thin Film, High Directivity Couplers target WiFi bands.

November 26, 2013

Available in 0302, 0402, and 0603 sizes, miniature ITF (integrated thin film), high directivity (20 dB), directional couplers utilize LGA packaging technology and offer optimized performance across WiFi frequency spectrum (2,400–5,950 MHz). These 3 W couplers, rated for -40 to +85°C, feature RoHS-compliant, 100% tin terminations compatible with automatic soldering technologies, including reflow, wave soldering, vapor phase, and manual. Design also maximizes self-alignment during reflow. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Dual Directional Coupler operates from 0.5-8.0 GHz.

November 6, 2013

Offering 10 dB of coupling over ultra-broadband frequency range of 0.5–8.0 GHz, Model 500508010 is suited for applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing, or swept transmission/reflection measurements are required. Device features insertion loss of <2.3 dB, directivity of >15 dB, and max VSWR of 1.35. Input power rating is 20 W average and 3 kW peak. Housed in 10.50 x 0.53 x 0.72 in. package, coupler operates from -54 to 85°C and includes 2.4 mm SMA female connectors. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Directional Couplers cover 0.5-26.5 GHz frequency range.

October 1, 2013

Featuring multi-purpose, stripline design, Models 152610, 152616, and 152620 exhibit nominal coupling (with respect to output) of 10 dB ±1.0 dB, 16 dB ±1.0 dB,  and 20 dB ±1.0 dB, respectively, with frequency sensitivities of ±1.0 dB, ±1.2 dB, and ±1.5 dB. Common to each unit is directivity of >13 dB, max VSWR of 1.45, and input power rating of 20 W avg/3 kW peak. Measuring 4.40 x 0.38 x 0.73 in., ultra-broadband units operate from -54 to 85°C and include 2.4 mm SMA female connectors. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Directional Coupler offers nominal coupling of 30 dB.

August 30, 2013

Operating in frequency range of 4.0–20.0 GHz, Model 104020030 features frequency sensitivity of ±0.7 dB, directivity of greater than 15 dB, and insertion loss of less than 0.60 dB across full frequency range, including coupled power. Maximum VSWR at any port is 1.35 and power ratings are 20 W average/3 KW peak. Measuring 1.40 x 0.40 x 0.66 in., stripline coupler operates from -54 to +85°C and is suitable for wireless ultra-broadband designs and many test and measurement applications. Read More