Directional couplers cover up to 40 GHz with multi-octave bandwidths

February 12, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
AtlanTecRF has introduced directional couplers with frequency capability up to 40 GHz in a number of bands including 18-40, 6-40, 2-40 and the ultra-wide band version 1-40 GHz.

Each frequency range in the latest AKC series is available in a choice of either 10, 20 or 30 dB coupling. These lightweight couplers feature aluminium housings and 2.92 mm stainless steel female connectors.

AtlanTecRF’s Marketing Co-ordinator, Karen McDermott contends that this versatile range of directional couplers will have applications in many fields and that a big uptake from microwave engineers across the board is expected.

Coupling accuracy and flatness are ±1.0 dB maximum across the individual bands, while typical VSWR is 1.5:1 and power handling capability is 30 W.

The wide operating temperature range of -55 to +85C enables use in difficult environments as does the miniature and rugged construction with 18-40 GHz coupler sizes down to just 28 x 15 x 11 mm.