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Programmable Phase Shifters feature integrated hybrid MIC design.

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Programmable Phase Shifters feature integrated hybrid MIC design.

Mar 27, 2017 -

Available in three models for producing phase states of up to 256 total steps in 1.4° increments, Programmable Phase Shifters are suitable in aerospace, defense radar and EW applications. Designed with 8-bit TTL digital-to-analog converter, units cover 0.5 to 18 GHz frequency band. Featuring 30 to 265 nsec switching speed with +13 dBm to +30 dBm maximum input power range, phase shifters are sealed with 2.92mm connectors and D multi-pin connectors.

Fairview Microwave - Allen, TX

Original Press Release

Fairview Microwave Releases 8-Bit Programmable Phase Shifters with 360 Degrees of Accurate Variable Phase Shift

Press release date: Mar 22, 2017

New Analog Phase Shifters Use a TTL Logic Interface for Precise Control

Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, has introduced a new series of 8-bit programmable phase shifters that are adjustable over a full 360° range. These three new models can produce a discrete set of phase states of up to 256 total steps in 1.4° increments with superior accuracy and minimal phase shift error. These digitally controlled analog phase shifters cover broadband microwave and millimeter wave frequencies. They are ideal building block components for aerospace and defense radar and EW applications involving phased-array antennas, phase discriminators, beam forming networks and RF communication systems.

Fairview Microwave’s programmable phase shifters feature an 8-bit TTL digital-to- analog converter that allows phase states to be precisely controlled. The integrated hybrid MIC design architecture provides greater immunity to noise on control lines, delivers more uniform performance from unit-to-unit and achieves a flatter phase response over a wider frequency bandwidth with higher power handling and improved linearity performance.

These three new programmable phase shifters cover frequency bands from 0.5 to 18 GHz. Typical phase shift error ranges from +/- 0.9 to +/- 4.5 degrees over 8 binary increments with fast switching speed performance from 30 to 265 nsec. Maximum input (CW) power varies from +13 dBm to +30 dBm, depending on the model. The packages are compact and environmentally sealed with field-replaceable SMA or 2.92mm connectors, and sub-miniature D multi-pin connectors for the power/logic controls. These models are designed to meet MIL-STD-202F requirements for temperature cycle, humidity, shock, altitude and vibration.

“Designers can be confident in our comprehensive selection of 8-bit programmable phase shifters that deliver highly reliable operation and optimal response with extremely precise tuning accuracy that can be used for a variety of aerospace and defense applications,” said Randy Leenerts, Senior RF Engineer at Fairview Microwave.

Fairview’s three new 8-bit programmable phase shifters are in-stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity. For detailed information on these products, please visit https://www.fairviewmicrowave.com/rf-products/8-bit-programmable-phase-shifters.html. For inquiries, Fairview can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.

About Fairview Microwave:

A leading supplier of on-demand RF and microwave products since 1992, Fairview Microwave offers immediate delivery of RF components including attenuators, adapters, coaxial cable assemblies, connectors, terminations and much more. All products are shipped same-day from the company’s ISO 9001:2008 certified production facilities in Allen, Texas.

Press Contact:

Peter McNeil

Fairview Microwave

17792 Fitch

Irvine, CA 92614

(978) 682-6936 x1174