Rotary joints cover 0 to 18 GHz in a compact design

July 14, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Fairview Microwave has announced a line of single-channel/single-axis and single-channel/multi-axis RF rotary joints.

These rotary joints boast a compact design, excellent VSWR, low insertion loss, and minimal variation of RF performance during rotation. The operating frequency ranges from 0 to 18 GHz depending on the model.

The latest release includes four single-channel and single-axis rotary joints which provide the perfect solution for antenna characterization applications such as measuring antenna patterns. This line of single-channel and single-axis rotary joints includes two SMA female units, one PCB to SMA female unit and one 3-hole flange to SMA female unit.

The company also carries three single-channel and multi-axis rotary joints, commonly referred to as “swivels”. This line includes SMA male to female, SMA male to male and SMA female to female configurations. These single-channel/multi-axis rotary joints are targeted to applications where linear and rotational movement may cause undue stress and strain on the coaxial cables and the connectors they mate to.