Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, introduces their new family of precision waveguide directional couplers. This release consists of 28 models covering a frequency range from 18 GHz to 110 GHz in seven popular frequency bands including K, Ka, Q, U, V, E and W bands.
Fairview Microwave’s waveguide couplers are available in waveguide sizes from WR-42 up to 18 GHz all the way to WR-10 up to 110 GHz. These directional couplers are offered with 10 dB or 20 dB coupling values and have high directivity of 30 dB typical with insertion loss as low as 0.6 dB in certain models. Fairview’s new waveguide couplers are available in both standard and split block configurations and are also available in both E-Bend and H-Bend designs. They utilize a multi-hole design that provides optimal power reflection measurements and consistent performance.
Fairview’s new millimeter wave waveguide directional couplers are widely used in applications such as on-the-bench testing scenarios, radar systems, satellite communications, point-to-point backhaul, signal sampling and other general purpose applications in wireless transceivers. These waveguide couplers are constructed using high quality brass copper and are gold plated for added precision and accuracy.
“Our newest portfolio of waveguide directional couplers provide designers a comprehensive selection for millimeter wave signal sampling and testing components when coaxial solutions are not possible,” explains Brian McCutcheon, Vice President and General Manager at Fairview Microwave. “We are committed to expanding our waveguide product lines to ensure we have the components needed by engineers as the industry continues to push towards higher and higher frequency applications.”