Norden Millimeter Introduces New Block Up/Down Converters and Transceivers at IMS 2020

Norden Millimeter, a leading developer of microwave and millimeter-wave products showcased its RF portfolio at the virtual IMS 2020 exhibition. At their virtual booth, Norden Millimeter featured Block Up and Down Converters, and Transceivers. MMIC technology is used extensively throughout its product base. Extensive qualification is used to ensure MIC integrity during the manufacturing process and for their customer’s final application. They showcased the following products at their booth:

10 dB Block Down Converter from 2 to 18 GHz

The NDC0218I0102N10 is a Block Down Converter that down-converts an input frequency (RF) from 2-18 GHz to an output frequency from 1.375-2.375 GHz (IF). 

  • It delivers a P1dB of up to 11 dBm with a conversion gain of over 10 dB and has a noise figure of 10 dB. 
  • The device can provide 56 dB of variable attenuation and has a channel bandwidth flatness of +/- 2 dB. 
  • It requires a DC supply voltage of 25 to 31 V and consumes up to 0.6 A of current. 
  • This down converter is available in a module with connectors and is ideal for commercial, military, and test applications.

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12 dB Block Down Converter With Or Without Bypass from 18-­40 GHz

The NDC1840I0217N14B is a Block Down Converter that down-converts an input frequency (RF) from 18-40 GHz to an output frequency from 2.3-10.8/3.2-16.7 GHz (IF) with a bypass frequency of 0.5-18 GHz.

  • It delivers a P1dB of up to 20 dBm with a conversion gain of over 12 dB and has a noise figure of 14.5 dB. 
  • The device requires a supply of 8-12 VDC and draws 1400 mA of current.
  • This down converter is available in a module with SMA (F) connectors and is ideal for commercial, and military applications.

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13 dB Block Down Converter from 26.5-40 GHz

The NDC2640I0317N14 is a Block Down Converter that down-converts an input frequency (RF) from 26.5-40 GHz to an output frequency from 3.2-16.7 GHz (IF). 

  • It has an IIP3 of up to 11 dBm with a conversion gain of over 13 dB and has a noise figure of 14 dB. 
  • The device requires a supply of 12 VDC and draws 1300 mA of current.
  • This down converter is available in a module with 2.92 mm and SMA (F) connectors and is ideal for commercial, military, and test applications.

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Block Down Converter With Bypass from 26.5-40/40-50 GHz

The NDC2650I0318N18 is a Block Down Converter that down-converts an input frequency (RF) from 26.5-40/40-50 GHz to an output frequency from 3.2-16.7/7.6-17.6 GHz (IF) with a bypass frequency of 0.5-26.5 GHz.

  • It has an IIP3 of 8 dBm, and the bypass path has an insertion loss of 6 dB with a noise figure of 18 dB.
  • The device requires a supply of 6 VDC and draws 1400 mA of current.
  • This down converter is available in a module with 2.4 mm and SMA (F) connectors and is ideal for commercial, military, and test applications.

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10 dB Block Down Converter from 40-70 GHz

The NDC4070I0218N17 is a Block Down Converter that down-converts an input frequency (RF) from 40-50/50-60/60-70 GHz to an output frequency from 17.6-7.6/14-4/2.4-12.4 GHz (IF) with LO frequency from 14.4/16 GHz.

  • It provides an RF/IF gain of 10 dB and has a noise figure of 17 dB.
  • The device requires a supply of 8 VDC and draws 300 mA of current.
  • This down converter is available in a module with 1.85 mm and SMA (F) connectors and is ideal for commercial, military, and test applications.

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Digitally Controlled RF Transceiver from 2 to 18 GHz

The NUDC2­18_1.3­2.3 is an RF transceiver that operates from 2 to 18 GHz.

  • In the Tx mode, it provides a P1 dB of 10 dBm with a linear gain of 50 dB and has a noise figure of 17 dB.
  • In the Rx mode, it provides a P1 dB of 10 dBm with a linear gain of 40 dB and has a noise figure of 6 dB.
  • It can handle the maximum RF power of 20 dBm and has a tuning speed of less than 20 uS.
  • The module is digitally controlled by RS-485 and includes internal LOs which provide an instantaneous IF bandwidth of 1 GHz with an exceptional noise figure.
  • The RF transceiver is ideal for 5G, test, and military applications.

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21 dB Block Up Converter from 2-­18 GHz

The NUC0218I0102 is a BUC that up-converts an input frequency from 1.375-2.375 GHz to 2-13.5/12.5-18 GHz.

  • It can handle an input power of 5 dBm with a conversion gain of 21 dB and provides nominal attenuation of up to 56 dB.
  • The device requires a supply of 25-31 VDC and draws 0.6 A of current.
  • It supports 5V TTL logic of 1 bit and 5 bits.
  • The converter is ideal for commercial, military, and test applications.

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10 dB Block Up Converter from 18-26.5/26.5-40 GHz

The NUC1840I0217 is a BUC that up-converts an input frequency from 2.3-10.8/3.2-16.7 GHz to 18-26.5/26.5-40 GHz.

  • It has a P1 dB of 12 dBm with a conversion gain of 10 dB and has a flatness of about +/-2.5 dB.
  • The device requires a supply of 12 VDC and draws 1200 mA of current.
  • This downconverter is available in a module with 2.92 mm and SMA (F) connectors and is ideal for commercial, military, and test applications.

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20 dB Block Up Converter from 26 to 40 GHz

The NUC2640I0317 is a BUC that up-converts an input frequency from 3.2-17.2 GHz to 26-40 GHz with a LO frequency of 14.4 GHz.

  • It has a P1 dB of 15 dBm with a conversion gain of 20 dB and has a flatness of about +/-2.5 dB.
  • The device requires a supply of 12 VDC and draws 1100 mA of current.
  • This downconverter is available in a module with 2.92 mm and SMA (F) connectors.

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IMS 2020 was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, California from 21-26 June 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event took place virtually from 4 - 6 August 2020. All presentations and materials will stay online until 30 September 2020. 

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