Chip terminations offer broadband performance up to 67GHz

10th August 2020
Mick Elliott

A series of high frequency surface mount chip terminations has been released by Smiths Interconnect.

The CTX SMT Series is designed to offer excellent broadband performance up to 67GHz, allowing for wider coverage than traditional components and providing optimised return loss across the frequency band. Its patented layout provides substantial power handling in a small, lightweight package, up to 1 Watt CW of input power, thanks to its thermal paths.

“Higher frequency, reduced footprint by as much as 4 times, patented layout, and the capability to produce in high volumes make our new terminations a unique offering in the marketplace”, says Paul Harris, VP of Sales and Marketing.

Several qualification tests have been completed to ensure long term reliability in critical applications, including thermal shock, burn, RF over temperature, low temperature operation, high temperature exposure, peak power, and solder mount integrity.

The results have confirmed that CTX SMT design and RF performance are ideal to support RF and microwave applications in Defence, Space, Aerospace and 5G broadband demanding market segments.

VSWR performance is 1.25:1 Typical (1.50:1 Maximum), and the devices, whch come in a 0603 package are qualified to MIL-PRF-55342.

Total thin film technology offers tighter mechanical tolerances for better control of the RF performance.

The components comply with RoHS standards

Smiths Interconnect says that it produce the parts in high volumes to support customers’ quick ramp up program needs

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