New directional coupler

07 December 2021

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

The firm reckons its new directional coupler, Model 184030, enhances the selection of multi-purpose, stripline designs that exhibit excellent coupling in a single, compact and lightweight package. Krytar claims it’s “uniquely designed for systems applications where external levelling, 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. 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.