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Adapter Protects X-Band Components

Oct. 18, 2013
A waveguide-to-coaxial adapter provides overload protection for components from 8.2 to 12.4 GHz.
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The model 2A8BAW X-band Iso-Adapter is designed for applications from 8.2 to 12.4 GHz requiring a transition from waveguide to coaxial lines. Over that frequency range, the unit offers 18-dB isolation between ports with insertion loss of only 0.5 dB. Ideal for protecting sensitive components from input signal overloads, the adapter handles 5 W CW power and 1 W reflected power. It exhibits a typical VSWR of 1.30:1 for operating temperatures from 0 to +65°C. It measures 1.92 x 1.63 x 2.75 in. The unit includes a Type-N female connector at one port and WR90 waveguide interface with UG135/U flange at the other port.

Renaissance Electronics & Communications, LLC, 12 Lancaster County Rd., Harvard, MA 01451; (978) 772-7774.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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