High-power attenuators for testing Ka-band satellite communications introduced by link Microtek

BASINGSTOKE, England, 25 Nov. 2015. Link Microtek Ltd. in Basingstoke, England, is introducing the AM28J-XXMP series of high-power attenuators for testing of military or commercial Ka-band satellite-communications systems.

Nov 25th, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

BASINGSTOKE, England, 25 Nov. 2015. Link Microtek Ltd. in Basingstoke, England, is introducing the AM28J-XXMP series of high-power attenuators for test and measurement (link to topic center) testing of military or commercial Ka-band satellite-communications systems.

The attenuators offer a flat response right across their specified frequency band of 26.5 to 40 GHz, and are available with attenuation levels ranging from 10 to 30 dB, while a microwave power handling capability of as much as 100 Watts continuous wave enables measurements to be carried out on either travelling wave tube or solid-state high-power amplifiers.

The attenuators feature a low maximum voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) of 1.15:1. Consisting of WR28 waveguide elements, internal ceramic loading and external cooling fins for optimum thermal dissipation, these compact attenuators have an end profile measuring 78.5 by 29.5 millimeters including heatsinks, with lengths varying according to the attenuation level specified.

The devices are fabricated from lightweight aluminum, finished with an iridite coating and satin black paint. UBR320 flanges are supplied as standard, while other flange styles available on request to suit specific customer requirements.

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For more information contact Link Microtek online at www.linkmicrotekeng.com.

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