Coaxial rotary joint offers wideband capability for 5G test applications
Microwave and RF component manufacturer, Link Microtek, has introduced a miniature, single-channel coaxial rotary joint with a wide operating frequency range of DC to 40GHz. According to Link Microtek, this makes the AMCORJ-WB2 particularly well suited to a variety of test applications, including EMC evaluation of 5G systems. It can also be used to assess the performance of antennae for radar systems at the lower-frequency range and Ka-band satellite communications systems.
The AMCORJ-WB2 rotary joint has a sliding-contact design, which provides the inherent advantages of low insertion loss and good VSWR performance over a wide frequency range. Maximum insertion loss is specified as 1dB, while maximum VSWR is 1.8:1.
The rotary joint has overall dimensions of 33.7 x 30.0mm and incorporates 50-Ohm impedance 2.92mm (K-type) female connectors. It weighs only 43.7g and has been tested to over one million rotations at 50rpm.
The AMCORJ-WB2 rotary joint is designed and manufactured at Link Microtek’s premises in Basingstoke. It has a robust stainless-steel construction with a passivated finish and an operating temperature range of -20 to +70 degrees C.
Link Microtek is a privately owned company formed in 1995. Its expertise is in radio frequency (RF), microwave and infra red components, systems and instrumentation. There are over 40 employees based in Basingstoke and Southampton, UK.
The company’s core focus is the supply of components and systems to companies working in the aerospace, defence, telecommunication, industrial, scientific and medical sectors. A team is dedicated to the sales and distribution of a vast range of high technology components and instrumentation from manufacturers around the world and the engineering group focuses on the design and manufacture of the company’s own products.
The BS EN ISO 9001:2000 accreditation covers the design and manufacture of RF and microwave components and systems. The sale of RF, microwave and optical components, systems and instrumentation. The calibration, servicing and repair of non-ionising radiation safety instrumentation. The provision of training services for RF safety awareness and measurement.