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KRYTAR announces new directional coupler covering 18 to 40GHz with 30 dB coupling

KRYTAR, Inc., a leader in the design and production of ultra-broadband microwave components and test equipment announces the continued expansion of its line of directional couplers with the addition of a new model offering 30dB of Coupling over the broadband frequency range of 18 to 40GHz (K- through Ku-Bands), in a single, compact and lightweight package.

KRYTAR’s new directional coupler, Model 184030, enhances the selection of multi-purpose, stripline designs that exhibit excellent coupling in a single, compact and lightweight package. The directional coupler is uniquely designed for systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required. The new directional coupler also lends itself to wireless designs and many test and measurement applications within K- through Ku-Bands including electronic warfare (EW), commercial wireless, 5G communications, SATCOM, radar, signal monitoring and measurement, antenna beam forming, and EMC testing environments. For many space-restricted applications the compact size makes KRYTAR directional couplers ideal.

KRYTAR’s new directional coupler, Model 184030, offers superior performance ratings including nominal coupling (with respect to output) of 30dB, ±2.0dB, and frequency sensitivity of ±0.70dB. The directional coupler exhibits insertion loss (including coupled power) of less than 1.3 dB, directivity of greater than 12 dB, maximum VSWR (any port) is 1.7, input power rating is 20W average and 3kW peak.

The new directional coupler comes with industry-standard 2.4mm SMA female connectors. The compact package measures just 1.12 inches (L) x 0.40 inches (W) x 0.62 inches (H), and weighs only 1.0 ounces. Operating temperature is -54° to 85°C. The directional coupler can also be manufactured to meet ridged military specifications.

KRYTAR also offers complete engineering services for custom designs that meet or exceed critical performance and/or packaging specifications. A data sheet with specifications and a package outline drawing is available via KRYTAR’s Web site.

KRYTAR, Inc., founded in 1975, is a privately-owned corporation specializing in the design and manufacture of ultra broadband microwave components and test equipment for both commercial and military applications. The KRYTAR product line includes directional couplers and detectors, hybrids, power dividers/combiners, terminations, coaxial adapters and a power meter and power sensors. KRYTAR microwave components are manufactured in full compliance with the EU RoHS-6 Environmental Requirements.

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