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2015 | 2016
New Analog Phase Shifters Use a TTL Logic Interface for Precise Control
Allen, Texas - Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand
microwave and RF components, has introduced a new series of 8-bit programmable phase shifters that are adjustable over a full 360° range. These
three new models can produce a discrete set of phase states of up to 256 total steps in 1.4° increments
with superior accuracy and minimal phase shift error. These digitally controlled analog phase shifters
cover broadband microwave and millimeter wave frequencies. They are ideal building block components
for aerospace and defense radar and EW applications involving phased-array antennas, phase discriminators,
beam forming networks and RF communication systems.
Fairview Microwave's programmable phase shifters feature an 8-bit TTL digital-to- analog converter
that allows phase states to be precisely controlled. The integrated hybrid MIC design architecture provides
greater immunity to noise on control lines, delivers more uniform performance from unit-to-unit and
achieves a flatter phase response over a wider frequency bandwidth with higher power handling and improved
These three new programmable phase shifters cover frequency bands from 0.5 to 18 GHz. Typical phase
shift error ranges from +/- 0.9 to +/- 4.5 degrees over 8 binary increments with fast switching speed
performance from 30 to 265 nsec. Maximum input (CW) power varies from +13 dBm to +30 dBm, depending
on the model. The packages are compact and environmentally sealed with field-replaceable SMA or 2.92mm
connectors, and sub-miniature D multi-pin connectors for the power/logic controls. These models are
designed to meet MIL-STD-202F requirements for temperature cycle, humidity, shock, altitude and vibration.
"Designers can be confident in our comprehensive selection of 8-bit programmable phase shifters that
deliver highly reliable operation and optimal response with extremely precise tuning accuracy that can
be used for a variety of aerospace and defense applications," said Randy Leenerts, Senior RF Engineer
at Fairview Microwave.
Fairview's three new 8-bit programmable phase shifters are in-stock and ready for immediate shipment
with no minimum order quantity. For inquiries, Fairview can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.
About Fairview Microwave
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. All products are shipped same-day from the company's ISO 9001:2008 certified production
facilities in Allen, Texas.
1130 Junction Dr. #100
Allen, TX 75013
Posted March 27, 2017