Smiths Interconnect shows microwave transceivers and high power millimeter-wave circulators

September 12, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Smiths Interconnect – who recently announced the transition of its technology brands, EMC Technology, Hypertac, IDI, Lorch, Millitech, RF Labs, Sabritec, TECOM and TRAK under a single brand identity – is showing its largest range of components, assemblies and systems from 18 GHz to 325 GHz at the Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON) in Boston, Massachusetts.

Many new devices from the company include Ku-band high power transceivers (HPTs) and 18- to 110-GHz circulators.

The HPTs from Smiths Interconnect are complete microwave assemblies, integrating GaN solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs), upconverters, downconverters, and digital control technology to offer highly modular yet easily maintained systems complete with advanced interoperability features and multiple Built-in-Test (BIT) functions. 

Also featured will be HPC series microwave through millimeter-wave circulators. They’re designed to accommodate critical millimeter-wave radar and communication bands. At K-band frequency and above these millimeter-wave circulators are able to provide protection, isolation, and duplex capability to high power transmitters and receivers. These circulators are ideal for traveling wave tube transmitter protection. The HPC Series circulators are able to withstand 200 W of continuous wave RF power, with peaks power ratings near 2000 W.

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