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SpaceNXT™ Ku Series of Band Circulators & Loads

Ferrites and WaveguidesSatellites GEO and MEO Nov 26 2018

Smiths Interconnect announces today the release of the SpaceNXT™ Ku Series of high power WR75 circulators and loads. The newly released Ku-Band family of passive waveguide components is part of an overarching initiative to create a broad range of readily accessible space qualified waveguide isolators, circulators, terminations, transitions, hybrids and couplers operating in assigned frequency bands from X to V-Band.SpaceNXT™ Ku Series

The SpaceNXT™ Ku Series of Circulators and Loads is specifically designed for MEO/GEO satellites and offered with recognized testing sequences in order to reduce delivery times and overall cost of ownership. Testing is performed in compliance with general space qualification flow, incorporating industry standard power and environmental requirements.

The Ku Series currently consists of the WR75 model covering key performance characteristics at frequency bands from 10.7 to 12.75 GHz. The devices demonstrate low and stable insertion loss characteristics under maximum power. They are well sealed for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and constructed with a low mass-aluminum housing with chromate finish.

“The SpaceNXT™ Ku Series circulators provide our customers with a combination of highly reliable technology and lower cost of ownership, benefitting from Smiths Interconnect’s overall design expertise gained from over 40 years of space heritage”, says Paul Harris, VP of Sales & Marketing. “With the SpaceNXT initiative we are creating a more streamlined shopping experience by shifting the product testing responsibility from the customer to us. With the Ku Series we are reaching new heights in operating frequency and bandwidth, enabling our customers to achieve compelling milestones in a growing market.”

Smiths Interconnect is well equipped with the design experience, analysis tools and test equipment to qualify and produce flight tested products that demonstrate compliance with customer requirements and national space agency standards.

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