Expanded range of programmable and voltage-controlled phase shifters

12-09-2023 | Pasternack | Passives

Pasternack has expanded its range of voltage-controlled phase shifters with 15 innovative new models. This launch comprises eight voltage-controlled analog attenuators covering 0.5GHz to 33GHz, along with seven 5-bit or 6-bit TTL logic-controlled programmable phase shifters covering 1GHz to 37GHz.

The new RF phase shifters are created to change the transmission phase angle of an input signal and are a key component in numerous RF and microwave systems. Their applications encompass controlling the relative phase in RADAR or steerable communications links and cancellation loops employed in high-linearity amplifiers.

These phase-shifter modules, including reliable, rugged, MIL-grade coaxial packages, support an operational temperature range from -40C to +85C (-40F to +185F). Analog models provide solder control pins for manual voltage control, while TTL programmable models supply micro-D 9-pin or 15-pin connectors for command control.

Also, these designs are guaranteed to fulfil environmental test conditions for altitude, vibration, humidity and shock. Their widespread applications include electronic defence, microwave radio, VSAT, SATCOM, radar, space systems, 5G, research and development, and airborne and ground-based applications.

“The wide frequency bands and diverse control options of these new phase shifters will allow us to meet the needs of more customers across a variety of industries,” said Kevin Hietpas, product line manager. “By providing components that support popular market bands and guaranteeing high reliability in rugged conditions, we are reinforcing our commitment to quality and innovation.”

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By Seb Springall