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Anaren Microwave has designed and launched new Xinger®-brand "pico" 3 dB couplers to support 1.7 - 2.0 GHz, 2.0 - 2.3 GHz, and 2.3 - 2.5 GHz bands. The new couplers are part of Anaren's "BreakThrough 2002" component line up, which also includes a Xinger-brand circulator, Xinger-brand delay line, Xinger-brand vector modulator, and a new family of Alumina resistors under the company's RF Power-brand.

The new pico line up at Anaren includes wider application flexibility, given new bands. It features very tight amplitude and phase balance, low loss, and temperature stable — optimized for LNAs, attenuators, phase shifters, and control circuitry. The couplers measure 0.2× 0.25× 0.05— which is only 1/4 the size of Anaren's original Xinger-brand couplers, without a parallel deterioration in performance. They are surface-mountable tape-and-reel for fast robotic assembly and QC, and the port location minimizes real estate used.

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