Fairview Microwave introduces new waveguide detectors

Fairview Microwave Inc. said it has introduced a new family of zero-biased waveguide detectors that exhibit leading performance in Ka, Q, U, V, E and W frequency bands.

These waveguide detectors are commonly used in aerospace, defense and commercial wireless applications used in instrumentation, power detection, power monitoring, direct detection receivers, high frequency communications, radar, SATCOM, point-to-point radio, telecom, data links and R&D.

Fairview´s portfolio of waveguide detectors consists of 6 models covering broad frequencies from 26.5 to 110 GHz. The new waveguide detectors from Fairview Microwave are all zero-biased, so no external DC bias or mechanical tuning is required. The detector circuitry utilizes high performance GaAs Schottky Barrier Beam lead diodes with very low junction capacitance. These detector designs perform with minimal sensitivity variation resulting in a flat frequency response across the entire waveguide band.

The input ports are available with waveguide sizes ranging from WR-28 to WR-10, while the video output ports utilize SMA female connectors. The packages are designed with rugged steel construction and are thermally stable. These detectors offer negative output voltage polarity for a variety of applications. Typical voltage sensitivity levels range from -600 mV/mW to -3000 mV/mW. Performance is guaranteed over 0°C to +50°C.

A leading supplier of on-demand RF and microwave products since 1992, Fairview Microwave offers immediate delivery of RF components including attenuators, adapters, coaxial cable assemblies, connectors, terminations and much more.