An Introduction to Passive Interconnect for Millimeter-wave Test

by Fairview Microwave A few years ago, working with electronic signals at millimeter wave frequencies was almost exclusively the domain of advanced military and scientific applications. Consumer products did not exceed the 5.7GHz ISM band, and commercial satellite communications were bounded by the Ka-band at 27GHz.  The cost of high frequency semiconductor technologies limited their […]

Hi-Rel, Temperature Conditioned RF Cable Assemblies

These new low loss, pre-conditioned, high-reliability cables cover operating frequencies to 18 GHz and deliver VSWR as low as 1.35:1. This product line is made up of 128 configurations built from three different types of cable, totaling more than 1,400 parts all available with same-day shipping. These cable assemblies are constructed using thermally pre-conditioned, triple-shielded […]

Ultra-High Frequency Waveguide Antennas

A new line of waveguide antennas was designed to address wireless communication applications covering 40 to 220 GHz bands, including test and measurement, R&D, military/aerospace, and experimental radar. It is comprised of 85 new models covering a broad spectrum of millimeter wave frequencies (40 to 220 GHz). The waveguide sizes of these antennas range from […]

Defeating Interference in a Connected World

by Fairview Microwave The wireless industry may be short of available spectrum below 6 GHz, but it has interference in abundance, and there’s even more coming in the future. It’s not just from 5G, the most likely culprit, but also from the enormous number of wireless-enabled devices employed by IoT networks, connected vehicles, and expansion […]

High-Speed End Launch Connectors

This new line of high-speed, end launch, PCB connectors consists of 16 models operating in a wide bandwidth that supports high data rates and VSWR as low as 1.10:1. They are offered with four end launch connector interface options: 1.0mm (110 GHz), 1.85mm (67 GHz), 2.92mm (40 GHz), and 2.4mm (50 GHz). These high-performance end […]

Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators

A new line of relay controlled programmable attenuators consists of six models that cover broad frequency bands from DC to 2000 MHz with attenuation levels ranging from 0 to 127 dB. These attenuator designs have 6 to 8 relay bits with attenuation steps ranging from 0.25 to 64 dB for precise tuning capability, depending on […]

Waveguide-to-Waveguide Transitions

A new line of waveguide transitions operates from 5.85 to 110 GHz across 14 frequency bands. These waveguide adapters are ideal for high power wireless applications such as test benches, instrumentation, MILCOM, SATCOM, telecom, and radar applications where signal strength and integrity are critical. The waveguide-to-waveguide transition series consists of 23 unique models utilizing a […]

Skew Matched Cable Pairs

The company’s line of skew matched cable pairs has been expanded to include 40 and 67 GHz versions that are ideal for the development of high-data-rate digital systems. The line now consists of seven models, three original and four new, available in 40 and 67 GHz versions. These cables are offered with 2.92mm or 1.85mm […]

Cross Guide Couplers

A new line of cross guide waveguide couplers features 4-ports, 3-ports, and 2-ports with coax interfaces that work across C to K bands. This comprehensive line is made up of 160 parts in three sub-categories: cross guide couplers (4 waveguide ports), cross guide couplers with terminations (3 waveguide ports), and waveguide to coax adapters (2 […]