Coaxial Isolator Fits SOTM Terminals

July 25, 2014
A compact Ka-band isolator provides protection for SOTM terminals operating from 27.5 to 30.5 GHz.

Model 2A9NGV-2 is a compact coaxial isolator designed for use in Ka-band satellite-communications (satcom) on-the-move (SOTM) terminals. Equipped with K connectors for use from 27.5 to 30.5 GHz, the isolator can handle 10 W forward power and 1 W reverse power across the frequency range, with only 0.5-dB insertion loss. It can also be customized for as much as 50 W forward power and 10 W reverse power. It offers 23-dB isolation and 23-dB return loss in a housing measuring just 0.75 × 0.66× 0.58 in. The typical VSWR is 1.15:1. The isolator achieves -80 dBc electromagnetic-interference (EMI) shielding and can handle operating temperatures from -20 to +65°C.

Renaissance Electronics & Communications, LLC, 12 Lancaster County Rd., Harvard, MA 01451; (978) 772-7774, FAX: (978) 772-7775

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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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