isolators are very handy (and necessary) devices for use when it is essential to
keep RF signal flow in one direction only. Think of them loosely as a steering diode
array that directs energy from one port to a specific other port (or ports). Circulators
and isolators (an isolator is basically a circulator with the third port terminated
in the characteristic impedance) are fundamentally 3-port devices with 120° between
ports. Ferrites with special properties (known only to the sworn circulator designer
brotherhood) affect the directional control. Here is a brief
application note from MECA Electronics.
One important thing to keep in mind is that specified values for isolation are
only guaranteed at 50+j0 ohms, or whatever the characteristic impedance of the attenuator
model happens to be (50 and 75 ohms most common). The farther away from the characteristic
impedance the connected ports are, the farther from the spec the isolation value
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Microwave components including circulators, isolators,
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Materials (ATM) | 631-289-0363 | Patchogue, NY
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| 662-332-5035, 311-4448 | Thailand
Coaxial, drop-in, lump, drop-in lump, flange
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Cernex | 408-541-9226
| Sunnyvale, CA
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Coaxial and waveguide isolators, circulators,
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Electromechanical switches, attenuators, isolators,
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| 724-940-7556 | Corry, PA
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Connectorized single and dual junction
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products available covering 700 MHz to 31 GHz.
| 206-574-0900 | Seattle, WA
Planar, horn, 8.2 GHz to 110 GHz antennas, waveguide
isolators & circulators, switches, adapters, connectors.
EM Design, LLC
| 541-878-3927 | Shady Cove, OR
Specializes in the design and fabrication of
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polarizers, circulators, isolators, waveguide loads, coaxial loads, microwave pulse
compressors, waveguide windows, waveguide seals, waveguide shorts, waveguide couplers
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RF peripherals devices from 30 MHz to 2.8 GHz. Design,
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| 603-881-5234 | Hudson, NH
Circulators, isolators, transmitters.
Filtel | 450-455-6082
Couplers, power dividers, isolators, coaxial & waveguide circulators.
| +82-32-816-1456 | Incheon-City, Korea
A wide selection of RF & microwave
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terminations, directional couplers which cover the frequency range from DC to 18
GHz. Waveguide filters, diplexer, adaptor, couplers up to 40 GHz, custom designs
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Instruments for Industry (IFI)
| 631-467-8400 | Ronkonkoma, NY
Amplifier configurations such as tetrode tubes,
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Kete Microwave Electronics
| +86-595-22597735 | China
Ferrite RF isolator & circulators, high power
RF resistors & terminations, fixed & variable/step attenuators, multilayer
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| 888-236-9828 | Rolling Meadows, IL
Manufacturer of RF and microwave devices
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MCLI | www.800-333-6254
| St. Petersburg, FL
Power dividers, couplers, isolators, circulators, waveguide
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Attenuators, terminators, directional couplers,
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Resources | 909-627-4125 | Chino, CA
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passive components of isolators & circulators including coaxial from 80 MHz
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RF ferrite circulators and isolators that connect,
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Standard and custom design quality circulators and isolators from 380 MHz to
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Amplifiers to 2 GHz, attenuators 1 - 1000 W DC -
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Millimeter-wave waveguide components including
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Designs and manufactures millimeter-wave products for communication, scientific,
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oscillators, switches, attenuators,
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408-266-7404 | San Jose, CA
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| 978-772-7774 | Harvard, MA
Manufacturer of RF & microwave sub-systems and
components including isolators & circulators, dividers & combiners, waveguide
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Noise Components Ltd | +44 (0) 5601 06 69 30 | Southend-on-Sea, Essex,
Design & manufacturer of RF & microwave components including circulators,
isolators, combiners, couplers, dividers and power monitors. Specialising in custom
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| 613-592-6858 | Canada
Couplers, circulators, isolators, mixers, attenuators,
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RTx Technology Co., Ltd
| +82-31-743-6275 | South Korea
Filters, duplexers, multiplexers (ceramic/cavity),
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dividers, directional couplers, SAW devices, attenuators, terminators.
| 888-283-8444 | Tampa, FL
Attenuators, circulators, isolators, comb generators,
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Waveguide components and assemblies,
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vidaRF | www.877-777-8432
| Huntersville, NC
Offering High performance isolators, circulators, power dividers,
couplers, RF connectors, adapters, custom cable assemblies, attenuators, and terminations.
Custom designs available. In-stock items shipped within 24 hours.
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System front-ends, mm-wave
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attenuators, PIN diode switches, phase shifters, isolators/circulators, frequency
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