Broadband Phase Shifter Adjusts DC to 18 GHz

March 5, 2015
This broadband phase shifter provide low-loss control of phase from DC to 18 GHz.

Model 9426A is a broadband phase shifter that provides consistent phase control from DC to 18 GHz. It offers a phase adjustment range of at least 60 deg./GHz with 360-deg. control at 6 GHz. The insertion delay is as little as 0.88 ns and no worse than 1.10 ns across the frequency range. The maximum insertion loss ranges from 0.50 dB at 8 GHz, to 0.75 dB at 12 GHz, to 1.0 dB at 18 GHz. The maximum VSWR ranges from 1.30:1 at 8 GHz, to 1.50:1 at 12 GHz, to 1.60:1 at 18 GHz. The phase shifter, which is supplied in an aluminum housing with stainless-steel female SMA connectors, measures 5.50 × 3.625 in. It offers 100 W average power-handling capability and 5 kW peak power handling capability.

ARRA, Inc., 15 Harold Court, Bay Shore, NY 11706-2296; (631) 231-8400, FAX: (631) 434-1116

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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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