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									Rapid Prototyping Solutions for
 RF Signal Processing Circuits




  ProtoCell
    ProtoFrame
              CellPax
                   MicroAmp

      Innovative
      Technology
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    Innovative
    Technology
         Innovative Solutions for Prototyping RF
               Signal Processing Circuits

Innovative Technology is a leader in prototyping solutions for RF signal processing circuits. Our
goal has been to offer designers an alternative to traditional custom printed circuit board fabrica-
tion in the prototype stage of a project. Through the use of our products, high frequency circuits
can go from concept to realization in a matter of hours – not days or weeks – and at a fraction of
the cost.

We offer two basic solution paths, depending upon the specific types of circuits to be designed:

                                                    Prototyping
                                                     Solutions




                              ProtoCell                                   MicroAmp


                 ProtoCell                                                           MicroAmp
               Circuit Boards                                                      Circuit Boards



                 ProtoFrame                                                           MicroAmp
                                                                                      Housings



                  CellPax
                 Enclosures


 ProtoCell is a versatile prototyping system that uses    MicroAmp is an ultra-miniature prototyping sys-
 basic 1” square circuit boards that can be easily in-    tem designed specifically for surface-mount am-
 terconnected. Over 80 different circuit boards are       plifier circuits. The small circuit boards fit the
 available to accommodate a wide variety of surface       vast majority of packaged MMIC amplifier de-
 mount and thru-hole components available from            vices. There are currently 20 circuit boards avail-
 many manufacturers.                                      able for most of the industry-standard packages.

 ProtoFrame is an open frame that allows up to 36         MicroAmp circuit boards drop into small housings
 individual circuit boards to be mounted and inter-       that provide convenient SMA connectors and bias
 connected. It is a fast and easy way to get circuits     pins for immediate use in application-specific sys-
 going on the bench.                                      tems or as stand-alone amplifiers in the labora-
                                                          tory. Two housings are available to fit either one
 CellPax are shielded housings that will hold 1, 3 or     or two MicroAmp circuit boards, thus allowing
 9 circuit boards in a connectorized housing that can     cascaded amplifier designs.
 be used for prototype or low volume production.




             Innovative
             Technology
                                                  ProtoCell
          Modular Prototyping System for Telecommunications,
               Radar, and RF Signal Processing Circuits
ProtoCell is a unique, modular prototyping system            Select from a library of circuit boards that fit a
designed for rapid fabrication and characterization          wide variety of circuit functions and component
of RF signal processing circuits using small, inter-         packages. The symmetric design of the circuit
connecting circuit board cells, each with a specific         boards allows them to be oriented in any position
circuit function. ProtoCell circuit boards can be used       for easy interconnection with other cells. RF traces
individually, interconnected on an open rigid                between cells connect with simple solder, wire, or
aluminum frame that accommodates up to 36 cells,             copper foil bridges that are quickly soldered in
or fit into shielded CellPax enclosures with 1, 3 or 9       place. Solid ground planes and multiple plated-
cells. Each cell contains a circuit function such as a       through holes on all circuit boards connect firmly
mixer, amplifier, oscillator, filter, connector, etc.,       to the metal frame to form a uniform ground plane
which is mounted on a small circuit board that is            across the entire circuit, making ProtoCell usable
attached to the frame or enclosure and precisely             through 5 GHz.
aligned with other cells.

   From concept......to prototype......in a fraction of the time and expense
RF 1
                      +Vo                   +Vo


                     A1                      A2      LO IN


                                            +Vo
RF 2                            LPF


                                       A3          IF OUT


        Step 1: Design your circuit                                       Step 2: Mount components
                                                                          onto ProtoCell circuit boards




       Step 3: Install and interconnect boards on ProtoFrame or CellPax enclosure




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                                       Using ProtoFrames

ProtoFrames are strong aluminum frames that form             The large area frame is capable of supporting
the foundation for ProtoCell circuit designs that can        multiple small prototype circuits that can function
use an open-frame construction.                              independently, or easily interconnect. This
                                                             eliminates the need for separate frames or
The FR-266 is a precision, machined 1/8” thick               additional external breadboards, which further
plate that holds up to 36 circuit board cells. Plus,         reduces the cost of the ProtoCell system.
the complete periphery will accommodate CB-025
connector boards for convenient end launching.               In an age of rapid turn-around and cost-conscious
Four corner holes are provided for attaching                 development constraints, ProtoCell open frames
standoffs or other mounting brackets. Multiple               offers ideal solutions that allows the designer to use
threaded holes for filtered feedthrus and ground             production components without the time and cost
terminals are located on all four sides of the frame.        of custom circuit boards or poor performance of
                                                             hand-wired brass boards.
Once the circuit board cells are mounted on the
ProtoFrame, simply flip the frame over for access            ProtoCell is an ideal way to build custom RF
to DC bias and control circuit wiring. Analog and            circuits to be used in one-of-a-kind applications
digital circuitry can be added to produce a fully            such as special test equipment or production test
functional sub-system in one compact package.                fixtures. The rugged design of ProtoCell will
                                                             provide long service life, plus the added advantage
                                                             that allows the circuit to be easily modified for
                                                             changing applications.




                                                    FR-266

                            ProtoFrames are fast, flexible, and versatile!




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                                     FR-266         ProtoFrame

 The FR-266 ProtoFrame offers greater                     terminals line the periphery of the frame for
 versatility for RF circuits that can use an open         easily accessible power and signal connections.
 frame construction. Made from precision-
 machined 0.125” thick aluminum plate, the FR-            The FR-266 has 24 edge positions that will
 266 offers an extremely low profile, yet is              accommodate CB-025 RF connector circuit
 extraordinarily strong.                                  boards. These positions provide greater
                                                          versatility for straight or right angle end-launch
 Convenient 4-40 corner mounting holes allow              RF connectors without using any of the 36
 the FR-266 to be mounted on standoffs.                   available ProtoCell sites for components.
 Threaded holes for filter feedthrus and ground




                                                        8-32 tapped holes for
                                                        filter feedthrus

                                                    .

Cutouts for end
launch RF
connectors
                                                                                      36 ProtoCell circuit
                                                                                      board sites




4-40 tapped holes for
ground terminals

                         .                                                         . 24 sites for CB-025
                                                                                      connector boards

Strong 0.125”, low
profile machined
aluminum frame
                                                         .
                                                    7” square
                                                                                      4-40 through holes in
                                                                                      corners for mounting
                                                                                      standoffs




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              Using CellPax Modular Prototyping Enclosures
CellPax are unique, modular enclosures designed            addition, sides have threaded holes for ground
for rapid fabrication and characterization of RF           terminals and filter feedthrus for bias or signal
signal processing circuits using the universal             connections.
ProtoCell circuit boards. Three CellPax enclosure
sizes are available to accommodate up to one, three,       The interior of each CellPax enclosure has a matrix
or nine ProtoCell circuit boards. Use CellPax for          of 2-56 threaded holes to secure each ProtoCell
low volume production applications, or anywhere a          circuit board and provide precise alignment to
professional, finished circuit is needed.                  adjacent cells.

CellPax enclosures and covers are fabricated from          Separate top and bottom covers allow access to
aluminum to give superior RF shielding and a               both sides of the circuit and attach to the enclosures
professional appearance. Provisions for RF                 to provide a secure, shielded environment.
connectors are available on all sides of the               Mounting CellPax enclosures is easy, with
enclosures for maximum interfacing flexibility. In         convenient mounting holes located in the bottom
                                                           covers.




                                                                              Three sizes offer flexibility
                                                                              and economy.




Combine multiple circuit functions into a single,
convenient, enclosed subsystem that is
suitable for prototypes or low rate production
products.




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                            Three CellPax Enclosures to Choose From

EN-11
The EN-11 will fit a single ProtoCell circuit                                                          28"
                                                                                                      1.         156" t u
                                                                                                                0.     hr
board. All four sides of the enclosure have a hole                           or     des
                                                                    RF connect , 4 si
pattern to fit a 2-hole RF connector, and two
sides have threaded holes for feedthrus and
ground terminals.                                          13"
                                                          1.                           75"
                                                                                      0.                             28"
                                                                                                                    1.

Ordering Options:
EN-11         Enclosure only                                                                          65"
                                                                                                     1.
EN-11-001     Enclosure, 2 SMA connectors,
                                                                        ap, des
                                                           ap, des 8-32 t 2 si
                                                      4-40 t 2 si
              1 ground terminal, 1 feedthru                                                           03"
                                                                                                     2.
EN-11-002     Enclosure, 4 SMA connectors,
              1 ground terminal, 1 feedthru


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                                                                                              1.        00"
                                                                                                       1.
EN-13                                                                         or , cs
                                                                     RF connect s 8 pl
The EN-13 will fit up to three ProtoCell circuit boards.
All four sides of the enclosure have hole patterns to fit 2-
hole RF connectors at all ports. Threaded holes for                                                                        13"
                                                                                                                          1.
feedthrus and ground terminals are located on both of the
long sides.
                                                                                4-40 t 2 si
                                                                                     ap, des                    ap, des
                                                                                                           8-32 t 2 si
Ordering Options:                                                  0.
                                                                    156" t u
                                                                          hr                         28"
                                                                                                    3.
EN-13         Enclosure only
EN-13-001     Enclosure, 2 SMA connectors,
              1 ground terminal, 1 feedthru                              0.
                                                                          75"                                              28"
                                                                                                                          1.
EN-13-002     Enclosure, 8 SMA connectors,
              1 ground terminal, 1 feedthru
                                                                                                     65"
                                                                                                    3.
                                                                                                     03"
                                                                                                    4.

EN-33
The EN-33 will fit up to nine ProtoCell circuit boards. All
four sides of the enclosure have hole patterns to fit up to                                                      156" t u
                                                                                                                0.     hr
                                                                                              28"
                                                                                             3.
three, 2-hole RF connectors. Threaded holes for feedthrus
and ground terminals are located on all sides.

Ordering Options:
EN-33         Enclosure only
EN-33-001     Enclosure, 6 SMA connectors,
              2 ground terminals, 2 feedthrus
EN-33-002     Enclosure, 12 SMA connectors,
                                                                  75"
                                                                 2.                                                   27"
                                                                                                                     3.
              3 ground terminals, 3 feedthrus
                      00"
                     1.           00"
                                 1.


                                                       13"
                                                      1.

             ap, des
        4-40 t 4 si                 ap, des
                               8-32 t 4 si                                                 65"
                                                                                          3.
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                                   ProtoCell Circuit Boards
Etched circuit boards are available for many                 the entire multi-cell circuit. Plated through via
popular components from a wide variety of                    holes used generously throughout the ground plane
manufacturers. Amplifier, mixer, filter, attenuator,         areas insures reliable RF performance through 5
power divider, coupler, doubler, switch, MIMIC,              GHz.
phase locked loop, connector, and interconnect
circuits are all available for leaded and surface            The 1-inch square circuit board design
mount components.                                            accommodates components with up to four RF
                                                             ports, depending upon the circuit function.
Circuit boards are fabricated from durable 0.062”            Symmetry allows all boards to be rotated for the
thick FR-4 material. Each board mounts to the                most convenient circuit topology. All ports are
frame with 2-56 screws at each corner, insuring that         precisely aligned with adjacent cells so
the solid ground plane firmly contacts the frame on          interconnections between cells are quickly made
all sides to form a continuous ground plane across           using simple solder, wire, or copper foil bridges.


Single circuit boards can also be used without the
ProtoFrame or CellPax enclosures to conveniently
test individual components. End launch RF
connectors solder directly to the ports on the edge of
the boards, and the four circuit board mounting
holes will accommodate standoffs for stable
support.


Over 80 ProtoCell circuit boards are available, with new designs continuously being released. In many cases, a
single board design will accommodate a variety of circuit functions with a simple modification of the board such
as a cut trace, drilling out a hole, or the addition of a foil bridge. Since one component may fit several circuit
boards, choose the one that is best for your needs. Use the handy package selection matrix to help locate the
candidate boards. If you need help selecting a board, give us a call...we’ll be happy to help.




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                                         ProtoCell Circuit Boards

                                          CB-001             4, 5-PIN TO-8 WITH 0.3” PIN CIRCLE
                                          Designed for use with 2-port devices such as amplifiers, voltage-controlled
                                          oscillators, voltage-controlled attenuators, limiters, level detectors, frequency
PORT 1                          PORT 2
                                          doublers, linearizers, etc. Most devices will use Port 1 as the input and Port 2 as the
                                          output. Vcc and control pin traces will accommodate wires for bias and signal lines.
                                          Leaded or chip bypass capacitor pads are provided for the Vcc and control pins.
          Vcc         CONTROL             Component mounts on ground plane side.


                                          CB-002             4-PIN TO-8 WITH 0.3” PIN CIRCLE
                                          Designed primarily for use with 2 and 3-port passive components such as mixers,
                                          power splitters, hybrids, doublers, etc. Three RF ports extend to the edge of the board
PORT 1                          PORT 2
                                          and the fourth pin connects to ground. Port assignments will depend upon the specific
                                          component. Because this board is designed for passive devices, there are no
                                          provisions for bias or control signals, although any of the ports can be used for such
            PORT 3                        functions if needed. Component mounts on ground plane side.


                                          CB-003             4, 5-PIN TO-5/TO-12 WITH A 0.2” PIN CIRCLE
                                          Designed for use with 2-port devices such as amplifiers, voltage-controlled
                                          oscillators, voltage-controlled attenuators, limiters, level detectors, frequency
PORT 1                          PORT 2
                                          doublers, linearizers, etc. Most devices will use Port 1 as the input and Port 2 as the
                                          output. Packages with a center fifth pin connected to ground will fit this board. The
                                          Vcc trace will accommodate wires for bias voltage. Leaded or chip bypass capacitor
                Vcc                       pads are provided for the Vcc pin. Component mounts on ground plane side.


           PORT 2                         CB-004             4, 5-PIN TO-5/TO-12 WITH A 0.2” PIN CIRCLE
                                          Designed primarily for use with 2, 3, and 4-port passive components such as mixers,
                                          power splitters, hybrids, couplers, doublers, etc. Four RF ports extend to the edge of
                                          the board, but one of the ports (Port 2) is normally grounded. When Port 2 is not used
PORT 1                      PORT 3
                                          as a ground, it must be isolated from the ground plane. Packages with a grounded
                                          center fifth pin can be used with this board. Port assignments will depend upon the
                                          specific component being used. Because this board is designed for passive devices,
           PORT 4                         there are no provisions for bias or control signals, although any of the ports can be
                                          used for such functions, if needed. Component mounts on ground plane side.


                                          CB-005              SMA, SMB, SMC, BNC CONNECTORS
                                          Use this board for PC-mount coaxial connectors operating up to 2 GHz. It is designed
                                          to fit a wide variety of manufacturer’s SMA, SMB, SMC, BNC, PCX, and other
                                          specialty connectors. Ground pin patterns with 0.2” or 0.5” spacing will fit this board.
                                          Connectors can be mounted on either side of the board, but when mounted on the
                                          circuit side, leave a small gap between the board and connector to prevent shorting
                                          the signal path to ground. Return loss performance for two interconnected CB-005
                                          boards with SMA connectors is better than 17 dB up to 2 GHz. Improved VSWR at
                                          frequencies above 2 GHz can be achieved using circuit board CB-025.




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                                                                  CB-005 Performance

                                                   40                                       2
                                                   35                                       1.75




                                                                                                    Insertion Loss - dB
                                Return Loss - dB
                                                   30                                       1.5
                                                   25                                       1.25
                                                   20                                       1
                                                   15                                       0.75
                                                   10                                       0.5
                                                   5                                        0.25
                                                   0                                        0
                                                        0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5


                                                                    Freq. - GHz




                                                        CB-006           STRAIGHT INTERCONNECT
                                                        A 50-ohm straight transmission line used to extend a port to an adjacent cell.




                                                        CB-007           RIGHT ANGLE INTERCONNECT
                                                        A 50-ohm right angle transmission line used to extend the port of a cell.




                PORT 2                                  CB-008            8-PIN RELAY HEADER WITH 0.2” PIN SPACING
                                                        Designed primarily for use with 2, 3, and 4-port passive components such as mixers,
                                                        doublers, modulators, quadrature mixers, filters, fixed attenuators, etc. Because this
                                                        board is designed for passive devices, there are no provisions for bias or control
 PORT 1                      PORT 3
                                                        signals, although any of the ports can be used for such functions, if needed.
                                                        Component mounts on ground plane side.

                                         Mixers - Although the port assignments will depend upon the specific component
               PORT 4
                                         being used, the two pins (generally pins 3 and 4) that are most commonly used for a
mixer IF port are tied together with a circuit trace and connect to Port 4. However, some mixers do not connect these pins
together and may require one of the pins to be isolated. An alternate port trace is provided to Port 2 if it is desired to
connect the mixer IF to the opposite side of the board to simplify the circuit topology. To use this port, solder a bridge from
the IF pin to the alternate port trace, and then cut the trace between the pins.

Doublers - Some doublers require three input pins (typically 1, 3, and 4) to be connected together. For these devices, the
pins are joined using a foil or wire bridge. It is also recommended that any unused port traces connected to these pins be cut
and isolated.

Modulators and Quadrature Mixers - BPSK and QPSK modulators and quadrature mixers may require four independent
ports. For these devices, the two normally bridged IF pins must be separated by cutting the trace between the pins, then
connect one pin to Port 2.

Filters and Fixed Attenuators - These devices generally only use the two opposing ports (Ports 1 and 3). If the other pins
require grounding, simply bridge the traces with foil or wire.


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                PORT 2                 CB-009             8-PIN FLAT PACKS
                                       Fits 8-pin flat packs with four inner ground pins. Designed for use with passive 2, 3,
                                       and 4 port components such as mixers, power dividers, hybrids, doublers, etc. This
                                       board is designed to mount the component diagonally. Component can mount on
PORT 1                       PORT 3    either side of board, however, if mounted on the circuit side, a small air gap is
                                       required to avoid shorting the case to the port traces.


               PORT 4


                PORT 2                 CB-010              4-PIN SMTO-8 SURFACE MOUNT
                                       Primarily designed for use with 2 and 3-port surface mount TO-8 devices such as
                                       amplifiers, mixers, voltage controlled attenuators, etc. Port 2 is normally used for
                                       bias, so it has a hole for the bias wire. Bypassing for bias or control signals can be
PORT 1                       PORT 3
                                       provided by chip capacitors. Unused ports may require grounding with a small foil or
                                       wire bridge.

                PORT 4


               PORT 2                  CB-011              8-PIN RELAY HEADER WITH 0.2” PIN SPACING
                                       Designed for passive 2, 3, and 4-port hybrids, power splitters, and combiners.
                                       Although the port assignments will vary with the specific component, most devices
                                       will utilize Port 1 for the input. Popular 3-port devices, such as power splitters, will
PORT 1                      PORT 3
                                       normally use Ports 2 and 3 as the outputs. Some hybrid devices have internal
                                       terminations on the fourth port, while others require external termination. If the fourth
                                       port needs to be isolated, simply drill out the hole. Component mounts on ground
               PORT 4                  plane side.



                                       CB-012             .375” X .500” SURFACE MOUNT
                                       Fits popular surface mount package for many passive 2, and 3-port devices. Designed
                                       for mixers, splitters, hybrids, etc. Center ground terminal has been extended if
PORT 1                        PORT 3   isolation is required.



                PORT 2


                PORT 2                 CB-013             8-PIN MINI RELAY HEADER WITH 0.1” PIN SPACING
                                       Designed for 2, 3, and 4-port devices such as mixers, doublers, filters, fixed
                                       attenuators, etc. Because this board is designed for passive devices, there are no
                                       provisions for bias or control signals, although any of the ports can be used for such
PORT 1                        PORT 3   functions if needed. Components mount to ground plane side. This board is
                                       functionally the same as CB-008, but fits the miniature version of the relay header
                                       package.
                PORT 4
                                        Mixers - Although the port assignments will depend upon the specific component
                                        being used, the two pins (generally pins 3 and 4) that are most commonly used for a
mixer IF port are tied together with a circuit trace and connect to Port 4. However, some mixers do not connect these pins
together and may require one of the pins to be isolated. An alternate port trace is provided to Port 2 if it is desired to
connect the mixer IF to the opposite side of the board. To use this port, solder a bridge from the IF pin to the alternate port
trace, and then cut the trace between the pins.




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Doublers - Some doublers require three input pins (typically 1, 3, and 4) to be connected together. For these devices, the
pins are joined using a foil or wire bridge. It is also recommended that any unused port traces connected to these pins be cut
and isolated.

Modulators and Quadrature Mixers - BPSK and QPSK modulators and quadrature mixers may require four independent
ports. For these devices, the two normally bridged IF pins must be separated by cutting the trace between the pins, then
connect one pin to Port 2.

Filters and Fixed Attenuators - These devices generally only use the two opposing ports (Ports 1 and 3). If the other pins
require grounding, simply bridge the trace with foil or wire.


                                       CB-014              4-PIN MINI RELAY HEADER WITH 0.1” PIN SPACING
                                       Designed for a wide variety of 2 and 3-port devices such as mixers, doublers,
                                       splitters, hybrids, etc. Typically, pin 3 is the grounded pin. Component mounts on
 PORT 1                       PORT 3   ground plane side.



                PORT 2


                                       CB-015             6-PIN SURFACE MOUNT MIXER
                                       Fits a wide variety of 6-pin surface mount packages. Designed primarily for use with
                                       balanced mixers, although some transformer configurations are also compatible with
 PORT 1                      PORT 3    the pinout. Ports connect to pins 1, 4, and 5, with the other pins grounded. Component
                                       mounts on circuit side. Leaded packages may have various shaped leads for surface or
                                       hole mounting which may be required to be bent or cut in order to fit the pads on the
                                       board.
               PORT 2

              PORT 2                   CB-016             8-PIN RELAY HEADER WITH 0.2” PIN SPACING
                                       Designed particularly for uni-directional and bi-directional couplers. Popular versions
                                       will use Port 1 as the input, Port 3 as the output, Port 2 as the forward-coupled signal,
                                       and Port 4 as the reverse coupled signal (bi-directional only). Some uni-directional
 PORT 1                     PORT 3
                                       couplers may have an internal termination on Port 4 and may require it to be isolated.
                                       Component mounts to ground plane side.

               PORT 4



                                       CB-017             4-PIN MONOLITHIC SURFACE MOUNT AMPLIFIER
                                       Fits many surface mount monolithic amplifier packages (Micro-X, Mini-Circuits
                                       ERA, MAR, MAV, RAM). Input and output ports (Ports 1 and 2) have provisions for
PORT 1                     PORT 2      surface mount coupling capacitors. Port 2 is also used for the bias line that can be
                                       through resistive and inductive series elements. Bias line also has provisions for
                                       leaded or surface mount bypass capacitors. Components mount on circuit side.
                Vcc


               PORT 2
                                       CB-018            PP-25 SURFACE MOUNT
                                       Fits HP/Avantek PP-25 surface mount packages. Designed for mixer, amplifier, and
                                       control components. Two opposing ports (Ports 2 and 4) are designed to function as
PORT 1                      PORT 3     RF ports or bias ports and will accommodate leaded or chip bypass capacitors.
                                       Components mount on circuit side.

               PORT 4




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               PORT 2                 CB-019           PP-38 SURFACE MOUNT
                                      Fits HP/Avantek PP-38 surface mount packages. Designed for mixer, amplifier, and
                                      control components. Port 2 is designed to connect to bias voltage or control signals
                                      and will accommodate leaded or chip bypass capacitors. Components mount on
PORT 1                     PORT 3
                                      circuit side.


              PORT 4

              PORT 2                  CB-020            8-PIN RELAY HEADER WITH 0.2” PIN SPACING
                                      Designed for use with amplifiers, active mixers, filters, and fixed attenuators. Bias pin
                                      will accept leaded or chip bypass capacitors. Components mount on ground plane
                                      side.
PORT 1                     PORT 3

                                      Amplifiers - Popular amplifier packages (such as Mini-Circuits MAN series) will use
                                      Port 3 for the input (pin 1), Port 1 for the output (pin 8), and Vcc for pin 5. Unused
                Vcc                   Port 2 may be left open, isolated, or grounded, as necessary for specific device being
                                      used.

Active Mixers - For mixers with integral buffer LO, RF, or IF amplifiers, such as the Mini-Circuits UNCL series. Orient the
package so that pin 1 goes to Port 1, pin 7 to Port 2, pin 8 to Port 3, and Vcc to pin 4.

Filters and Fixed Attenuators - These devices generally use only the two opposing ports (Ports 1 and 3). Remaining pins
may be grounded or isolated, as required.


             PORT 2                   CB-021             12-PIN TO-8 WITH 0.1” PIN SPACING
                                      Fits large footprint 12 pin TO-8 packages with 0.4” spacing between opposing rows
                                      of pins. Designed for 2, 3, or 4-port passive devices such as mixers, hybrids, splitters,
                                      modulators, etc. Only pins 2, 5, 8, and 11 connect to the RF paths; all other pins are
PORT 1                    PORT 3
                                      grounded. Component mounts on ground plane side.


              PORT 4

              PORT 2                  CB-022             8-PIN MINI RELAY HEADER WITH 0.1” PIN SPACING
                                      Designed for 2, 3, and 4-port hybrids, power splitters, and combiners. Although the
                                      port assignments will vary with the specific component, most devices will utilize Port
                                      1 for the input. Popular 3-port devices, such as power splitters, will normally use
PORT 1                    PORT 3
                                      Ports 2 and 3 as the outputs. Some hybrid devices have internal terminations on the
                                      fourth port, while others require external termination. If the fourth port needs to be
                                      isolated, simply drill out the hole. Component mounts on ground plane side. This
             PORT 4                   board is functionally the same as CB-011, but fits the miniature version of the relay
                                      header package.


             PORT 2                   CB-023           8-PIN MIMIC SURFACE MOUNT MIXER
                                      Fits active MIMIC surface mount mixers such as the IAM series from Hewlett-
                                      Packard. LO, RF, and IF ports as well as all bias and control lines will accommodate
                          Vcc         chip coupling capacitors. Components mount on circuit side.
PORT 1




             PORT 3




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                                                  CB-024            GENERIC ANALOG/DIGITAL CIRCUIT
                                                  General purpose 0.1” pattern for analog and digital integrated circuits combined with
                                                  discrete components. Designed for soldered or wire wrapped circuits that interface
                                                  with other RF circuit functions. Ideal for voltage regulators, op-amps, and logic
                                                  circuits.




                                                  CB-025              HIGH FREQUENCY RF CONNECTOR
                                                  This board uses right angle PC-mount connectors attached in an end launch
                                                  configuration to provide improved VSWR at frequencies above 2 GHz. It is designed
                                                  to fit a wide variety of manufacturer’s SMA, SMB, SMC, and other specialty PC
                                                  mount right angle connectors with 0.2” ground pin spacing. When installing
                                                  connector, minimize the air gap between the edge of the board and the connector
                                                  body. Return loss for two interconnected CB-025 boards with SMA connectors is
                                                  greater than 20 dB through 2 GHz, and 17 dB up to 5 GHz.


                                                              CB-025 Performance

                                             40                                            1
                                             35                                            0.875
                          Return Loss - dB




                                             30                                            0.75




                                                                                                   Ins. Loss - dB
                                             25                                            0.625
                                             20                                            0.5
                                             15                                            0.375
                                             10                                            0.25
                                             5                                             0.125
                                             0                                             0
                                                  0.5


                                                        1.5


                                                                2.5


                                                                        3.5


                                                                               4.5
                                                   0


                                                         1


                                                                 2


                                                                         3


                                                                                4


                                                                                       5




                                                                Freq - GHz



                                                  CB-026             4-PIN S0T-143 MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                                                  Designed for use with monolithic amplifiers such as the Mini-Circuits VAM, HP
                                                  MSA series, and other pin-compatible manufacturers. Includes provisions for bias
PORT 1                  PORT 2
                                                  resistor/inductor, bypass capacitors, and input/output blocking capacitors. Port 1 is
                                                  the input and Port 2 is the output. Components mount on circuit side.

                 Vcc



           Vcc                                    CB-027             SOIC-8 SURFACE MOUNT MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                                                  Designed for use with monolithic amplifiers such as the Mini-Circuits VNA series.
                                                  Devices in either a SOIC-8 or 180 mil surface mount package can be used on this
                                                  board. Vcc pin trace will accommodate wire for bias and chip bypass capacitors.
PORT 1                 PORT 2                     Input and output blocking capacitors are normally internal for these devices, but if
                                                  external capacitors are required, simply cut the traces. Standard devices use Port 1
                                                  (pin 3) for input and Port 2 (pin 6) for output. Components mount on circuit side.




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                     RF OUT               CB-028              SURFACE MOUNT MINI PACKAGE VCO
                                          Accommodates surface mounted mini package voltage controlled oscillators from
                                          Z-COM, MACOM, and other popular VCO vendors. Separate traces are provided for
                                          the oscillator bias and frequency control functions. Chip capacitors can be added to
  Vcc                                     either of these traces. Components mount on circuit side.


                        Vt


                     RF OUT               CB-029            SURFACE MOUNT SUB-MINI PACKAGE VCO
                                          Accommodates surface mounted sub-mini package voltage controlled oscillators from
                                          Z-COM and other vendors. Separate traces are provided for the oscillator bias and
  Vcc                                     frequency control functions. Chip capacitors can be added to either of these traces.
                                          Components mount on circuit side.


                Vt

                        Vcc               CB-030              SOIC-8 SURFACE MOUNT MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                                          Designed for use with low cost monolithic amplifiers such as the RF Micro Devices
                                          RF2306/7/8 series. Devices in either a SOIC-8 or 180 mil surface mount package can
                                          be used on this board. Port 1 is the input port (pin 1) and accommodates a blocking
PORT 1                           PORT 2
                                          chip capacitor. Port 2 is the output port (pin 8) and is also used for biasing. The bias
                                          circuit can utilize a series resistor and/or inductor as well as a bypass capacitor. An
                                          output blocking chip capacitor can be installed on the output port trace. All other
                                          package pins connect to ground. All components mount on circuit side.


                 PORT 1                   CB-031             SOIC-8 SURFACE MOUNT GaAs SPDT SWITCH
                                          Designed for use with GaAs SPDT switches such as the Mini-Circuits MSW series,
                                          HP MGS series, selected MACOM SW series. Devices in either a SOIC-8 or 180 mil
                                          surface mount package can be used on this board. Port 1 (pin 1) is generally the
PORT 2                           PORT 3
                                          common port, while Ports 2 (pin 3) and 3 (pin 6) are the switched ports. Two control
                                          pin traces (pins 4 and 5) accommodate complementary bias signals. Components
                                          mount on circuit side.
               Vc1       Vc2


                 Vc2
                                          CB-032           SOIC-8 SURFACE MOUNT GaAs SPDT SWITCH
                                          Designed for use with GaAs SPDT switches such as the Mini-Circuits MSWA, KSW,
                                          and KSWA series, HP MGS series, selected MACOM SW series. Devices in either a
PORT 1                         PORT 3     SOIC-8 or 180 mil surface mount package can be used on this board. Port 1 (pin 2) is
                                          generally the common port, while Ports 2 (pin 5) and 3 (pin 8) are the switched ports.
                                          Two control pins (pins 1 and 3) accommodate complementary bias signals.
                                          Components mount on circuit side.
         Vc1     PORT 2


                                          CB-033             6-PIN SURFACE MOUNT MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                                          Designed for use with 6-pin monolithic amplifiers in a T-06 package such as the NEC
                                          UPC series. Port 1 is normally the input (pin 1), with Port 2 as the output (pin 4), and
PORT 1                         PORT 2     bias applied to pin 6. Input and output ports have provisions for chip blocking
                                          capacitors. The separate bias line has ample space for bypass capacitors. Components
                                          mount on circuit side.
               Vcc




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                                CB-034             20-PIN SURFACE MOUNT GaAs SPDT SWITCH
                                Designed for use with reflective and absorptive GaAs SPDT switches with integral
                                drivers such as the Mini-Circuits YSW/YSWA/VSW/VSWA series. Port 1 is the
PORT 1                 PORT 3   common port (pin 4), while Ports 2 (pin 12) and 3 (pin 14) are the switched ports.
                                One TTL compatible control pin trace (pin 2) is provided along with two traces for
                                the positive (pin 19) and negative (pin 7) bias voltages. Chip bypass capacitors can be
                                installed on the bias lines. Components mount on circuit side.
         -Vcc PORT 2


            PORT 1
                                CB-035             SOIC-8 SURFACE MOUNT DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER
                       Vg       Designed for use with variable gain differential amplifiers such as the HP IVA series.
                                Devices in either a SOIC-8 or 180 mil surface mount package can be used on this
PORT 2                 PORT 4   board. Ports 1 (pin 1) and 2 (pin 4) are the differential inputs, while Ports 3 (pin 6)
                                and 4 (pin 7) are the differential outputs. All input and output ports have provisions
                                for chip blocking capacitors. Vcc (pin 5) and gain control (pin 8) traces will
         Vcc PORT 3             accommodate chip bypass capacitors. Components mount on circuit side.


                                CB-036            GENERIC 6-PIN SURFACE MOUNT
                                Mounting pads for generic 6-pin surface mount components with 0.1 inch pin spacing.
                                Used to create custom circuits for components with non-standard pinouts. Adhesive
                                backed copper foil easily forms circuit. Back side is solid ground plane that can be
                                connected to circuit using z-wires.




                                CB-037           GENERIC 8-PIN SURFACE MOUNT
                                Mounting pads for generic 8-pin surface mount components in SOIC-8 or 180 mil
                                packages. Used to create custom circuits for components with non-standard pinouts.
                                Adhesive backed copper foil easily forms circuit. Back side is solid ground plane that
                                can be connected to circuit using z-wires.




                                CB-038             4-PIN SOT-143 MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                                Designed for use with monolithic amplifiers such as the HP INA series. This type of
                                amplifier uses a separate bias line that is isolated from the output port. Port 1 is the
PORT 1                 PORT 2   input and Port 2 is the output, each with provisions for DC blocking capacitors. The
                                bias line can accommodate chip bypass capacitors. Components mount on circuit
                                side.
             Vcc


                                CB-039              6-PIN SOT-363 MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                                Designed for use with monolithic amplifiers such as the HP INA and MGA series in
                                the ultra-miniature SOT-363 package. This type of amplifier uses a separate bias line
PORT 1                 PORT 2   that is isolated from the output port. Port 1 is the input and Port 2 is the output, each
                                with provisions for DC blocking capacitors. The bias line can accommodate chip
                                bypass capacitors. Components mount on circuit side.
              Vcc




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                                 CB-040             6-PIN SOT-363 MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                                 Designed for use with monolithic amplifiers such as the HP MGA series in the ultra-
                                 miniature SOT-363 package. This type of amplifier uses a common bias and RF
PORT 1                  PORT 2   output port. Port 1 is the input and Port 2 is the output, each with provisions for DC
                                 blocking capacitors. The bias circuit can utilize a series resistor and/or inductor as
                                 well as a bypass capacitor. Components mount on circuit side.

                Vcc



          CONTROL                CB-041             14 PIN SURFACE MOUNT DIGITAL ATTENUATOR
                                 Designed for use with 4-bit digital attenuators such as the Samsung SMP-11103. It
                                 uses a bipolar bias voltage and has four separate digital control lines with internal
                                 drivers. Bias lines can accommodate chip bypass capacitors. Components mount on
PORT 1                  PORT 2
                                 circuit side.


         Vcc1    Vcc2

                  Vcc            CB-042            SOIC-8 SURFACE MOUNT MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                                 Designed for use with low cost monolithic amplifiers such as the RF Micro Devices
                                 RF2301/4 series. Devices in either a SOIC-8 or 180 mil surface mount package can
                                 be used on this board. Port 1 is the input port (pin 3) and Port 2 is the output port (pin
PORT 1                  PORT 2   6), both having provisions for DC blocking chip capacitors. The output pin also
                                 accommodates a bias resistor/inductor that connects to Vcc. Pins 7 and 8 are tied
                                 together and can utilize a bypass capacitor. All components mount on circuit side.



          Vcc1 Vcc2              CB-043             SOIC-8 MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER/ATTENUATOR
                                 Designed for use with single bias, dual bias, or gain-controlled monolithic amplifiers
                                 and attenuators such as the Samsung SMP-11206, Tri-Quint TQ91XX, or MACOM
                                 AT series. Devices in either a SOIC-8 or 180 mil surface mount package can be used
PORT 1                  PORT 2   on this board. Port 1 is the input port (pin 3) and Port 2 is the output port (pin 6), both
                                 having provisions for DC blocking chip capacitors. Pins 1 and 8 are brought out on
                                 separate bias lines that can utilize bypass capacitors. All components mount on circuit
                                 side.

                Vcc
                                 CB-044           VARI-L SURFACE MOUNT VCO
                                 Accommodates all Vari-L surface mounted voltage controlled oscillators in the T-
                                 package. Separate traces are provided for the oscillator bias, frequency control, and
  Vt                             optional modulation functions. Chip capacitors can be added to either of these traces.
                        RF OUT
                                 Components mount on circuit side.


            MOD



                                 CB-045              SOIC-8 SURFACE MOUNT MONOLITHIC MIXER
                                 Designed for use with MMIC balanced mixers like the Hittite HMC series packaged
                                 in either the SOIC-8 or 180 mil package. Port 1 is typically the RF port (pin 1), Port 2
PORT 1                  PORT 3   is the IF port (pin 5), and Port 3 is the LO port (pin 8), although the specific port
                                 assignments may vary with different manufacturers.

           PORT 2




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                                        CB-046             SOIC-8 SURFACE MOUNT MONOLITHIC MIXER
                                        Designed for use with MMIC balanced mixers like the Hittite HMC series in the
                                        SOIC-8 package. Port 1 is typically the LO port (pin 2), Port 2 is the IF port (pin 5),
PORT 1                     PORT 3       and Port 3 is the RF port (pin 7), although the specific port assignments may vary
                                        with different manufacturers.

           PORT 2



          RF OUT                        CB-047              FDK SURFACE MOUNT VCO
                                        Accommodates all FDK (Fuji Electronics) surface mounted voltage controlled
                                        oscillators in the ID series package. Separate traces are provided for the oscillator
                          Vcc
                                        bias, frequency control, and optional modulation functions. Chip capacitors can be
                                        added to either of these traces. Components mount on circuit side.
MOD                       Vt




            PORT 4                      CB-048              8-PIN SURFACE MOUNT RELAY HEADER
                                        Designed for the 8-pin surface mount version of the conventional relay header
                                        package, such as the Mini-Circuits YY and MACOM SM-3/SM-7 case styles. This
                                        board will specifically accommodate balanced mixers, phase detectors, filters, and
PORT 1                         PORT 2   some designs of power splitters and hybrids. Port 1 is typically a mixer RF/LO port
                                        (pin 1), Port 2 is the LO/RF port (pin 8), and Ports 3/4 can be configured for the IF
                                        port (pins 3/4 or 5/6) depending upon the specific mixer design. Some mixers require
            PORT 3                      the IF pins to be connected together, and others require them to be isolated.
                                        Component mounts on circuit side.


                                        CB-049             SOIC-8 SURFACE MOUNT ATTENUATORS/AMPLIFIERS
                                        Designed for use with voltage variable attenuators or MMIC amplifiers in a SOIC-8
                                        or 180 mil package. Specifically compatible with selected MACOM AT series
PORT 1                     PORT 2       attenuators. Ports 1 and 2 (pins 3/7) are the RF ports, while pins 4 and 5 are brought
                                        out to separate bias lines which can be bypassed with chip capacitors. Chip blocking
                                        capacitors can be added to the RF ports. Components mount on circuit side.
         Vc1 Vc2


         CONTROL & BIAS                 CB-050            SOIC-16 SURFACE MOUNT DIGITAL ATTENUATOR
                                        Designed for use with a five-bit digital attenuator in a SOIC-16 package such as the
                                        RF Micro Devices RF2410. The five control bits, bias, and power down functions
                                        connect to a pad area that will fit a standard two-row 0.1” connector header. The
PORT 1                     PORT 2       input and output RF ports have provisions for blocking capacitors. Components
                                        mount on circuit side.




           PORT 4                       CB-051            6-PIN SURFACE MOUNT SPLITTER/COUPLER
                                        A very versatile board designed for use with popular 6-pin surface mount passive
                                        components such as power dividers, hybrids, couplers, transformers, etc. The four
                                        ports connect to pins 1, 3, 4, and 6 of the device, with pins 2 and 5 tied to ground.
PORT 1                     PORT 3
                                        Components mount on circuit side.


           PORT 2




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                              CB-052             10-PIN SURFACE MOUNT MIXER
                              Designed to fit most SM-10 package Blue Cell mixers from RF Prime and other
                              compatible manufacturers. Typical pin outs are Port 1 (pin 10) for the LO, Port 2 (pin
PORT 1               PORT 3   3) for the IF, and Port 3 (pin 5) for the RF port. Components mount on circuit side.



          PORT 2




          PORT 4              CB-053            6-PIN SURFACE MOUNT SPLITTER/COUPLER
                              A very versatile board designed for use with popular 6-pin surface mount passive
                              components such as power dividers, hybrids, couplers, transformers, etc. The four
                              ports connect to pins 1, 2, 5, and 6 of the device, with pins 3 and 4 tied to ground.
PORT 1              PORT 3
                              Components mount on circuit side.


          PORT 2



         CONTROL              CB-054             SOIC-16 SURFACE MOUNT DIGITAL ATTENUATOR
                              Designed for use with surface mount digital attenuators such as the Alpha AT001D4
                              and AT002D8 series in a SOIC-16 package. Standard devices use Port 1 (pin 9) and
                              Port 2 (pin 16) for RF connections, while the control lines are on pins 1-8.
PORT 1              PORT 2
                              Components mount on circuit side.




         CONTROL              CB-055            SOIC-16 SURFACE MOUNT DIGITAL ATTENUATOR
                              Designed for use with surface mount digital attenuators such as the Alpha AT001D6
                              series in a SOIC-16 package. Standard devices use Port 1 (pin 11) and Port 2 (pin 14)
                              for RF connections, while the control lines are on pins 1-8. Components mount on
PORT 1              PORT 2
                              circuit side.




          PORT 4              CB-056            4-PORT, 0.375” x 0.5”, SURFACE MOUNT PACKAGE
                              Accommodates all 0.375” x 0.5”, 4-port surface mount components such as
                              directional couplers, power dividers, mixers, hybrids, etc. Fits many popular devices
                              from Pulsar (Outline C), Mini-Circuits (Case AH), Merrimac (Size B), MACOM (SF-
PORT 1              PORT 3
                              1 and SM-4 packages) and other manufacturers. Components mount on circuit side
                              with a diagonal orientation.

          PORT 2

          PORT 4              CB-057            4-PORT, 0.375” x 0.5”, SM MIL-STD PACKAGE
                              Accommodates all 0.375” x 0.5”, 4-port MIL-STD surface mount components such as
                              directional couplers, power dividers, mixers, modulators, hybrids, etc. Fits many
                              popular devices from Synergy (Package 139), Pulsar (Outline B), and other
PORT 1               PORT 3
                              manufacturers. Components mount on circuit side.


          PORT 2




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                              CB-058             10-PIN POWER SPLITTER/COMBINER OR MIXER
                              Designed to fit SM-10 package Blue Cell power quadrature dividers/combiners and
                              some balanced mixers from RF Prime, Mini-Circuits (ALY Series) and other
PORT 1               PORT 3
                              compatible manufacturers. Pin outs are Port 1 (pin 1), Port 2 (pin 5), Port 3 (pin 6),
                              and Port 4 (pin 10). Mixer components may require grounding of one pin, while some
                              splitters may use one port for a termination. Components mount on circuit side.

          PORT 2



                              CB-059            10-PIN SM POWER SPLITTER/COMBINER
                              Designed to fit SM-10 package Blue Cell power dividers/combiners from RF Prime
                              and other compatible manufacturers. Pin outs are Port 1 (pin 10), Port 2 (pin 3), and
PORT 1               PORT 3   Port 3 (pin 6). Components mount on circuit side.



          PORT 2


           PORT 4             CB-060            4-PORT, 0.375” x 0.5”, SURFACE MOUNT PACKAGE
                              Accommodates all 0.375” x 0.5”, 4-port surface mount components such as
                              directional couplers, power dividers, mixers, hybrids, etc. Fits many popular devices
                              from Synergy (Package 129), and other manufacturers. Components mount on circuit
PORT 1               PORT 3
                              side with a diagonal orientation.


          PORT 2

              BIAS            CB-061             6-PIN SOT-89 MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                              Designed for use with monolithic amplifiers such as the MACOM MAAM series in
                              the miniature SOT-89 package. This type of amplifier uses a common bias and RF
                              output port. Port 1 is the input and Port 2 is the output, each with provisions for DC
PORT 1               PORT 2
                              blocking capacitors. The bias circuit can utilize a series resistor and/or inductor as
                              well as a bypass capacitor. Components mount on circuit side.



         CONTROL              CB-062             SOIC-14 SURFACE MOUNT ATTENUATOR
                              For use with attenuators such as the Alpha AT001D3, AK002D4 series, or MACOM
                              AT635 in a SOIC-14 package. When using the AT001D3, the RF ports connect to
                              pins 8 and 14, with control lines on pins 2-7. When used with the AK002D4, RF ports
PORT 1               PORT 2
                              connect to pins 1 and 7, with pins 8-11 connected to the control lines. The AT635 is
                              an analog attenuator and requires some control pins to be grounded. RF ports have
                              provisions for chip blocking capacitors, although the attenuators can be used at DC. If
                              capacitors are not needed, simply bridge the gaps with copper foil.

         CONTROL
                              CB-063            SOIC-14 SURFACE MOUNT DIGITAL ATTENUATOR
                              Designed for use with surface mount digital attenuators such as the Alpha AK402D4
                              series in a SOIC-14 package. Standard devices use Port 1 (pin 2) and Port 2 (pin 6)
PORT 1               PORT 2
                              for RF connections, while the control lines are on pins 9-12, and driver bias
                              connections are made to pins 8 and 14. Components mount on circuit side.




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                                 CB-064             PIN-MOUNT AND SURFACE MOUNT CERAMIC FILTERS
                                 Designed for use with two and three-pole ceramic filters such as the Toko 4DF and
                                 6DF series and compatible devices from other manufacturers. Devices in either a pin-
PORT 1               PORT 2      mounted package (Toko 6DFA and 6DFB) or surface mount package (Toko 4DFA
                                 and 4DFB) can be used on this board, although some trimming of the RF traces may
                                 be required for the larger filters.



           PORT 4
                                 CB-065             PASSIVE LUMPED ELEMENT NETWORKS
                                 A very versatile board for designing passive surface mount filters, diplexers,
                                 equalizers, etc. The main line path between Ports 1 and 2 can accommodate up to
PORT 1                PORT 2
                                 seven series elements and eight shunt elements. Ports 3 and 4 can be used when
                                 designing diplexers or coupled networks with more than two ports. Components
                                 mount on circuit side.
           PORT 3




                                 CB-066            NEC T06 UPCONVERTERS
                                 Designed for use with surface mount frequency converters such as the NEC
                                 UPC2757T, UPC2758T, UPC8106T and UPC8109T in a six lead T06 package.
PORT 1                PORT 3
                                 When used with the UPC2757 or 2758, Port 1 connects to the RF input (pin 1), Port 2
                                 connects to the IF output (pin 6), and Port 3 connects to the LO input (pin 3). When
                                 used with the UPC8109 or 8109, Port 1 will be the IF input, Port 2 the RF output, and
           PORT 2                Port 2 the LO input. All ports have provisions for DC blocking capacitors.
                                 Components mount on circuit side.


                                 CB-067              NATIONAL PLLatinum FREQUENCY SYNTHESIZER
                                 Designed for use with the National LMX2320, LMX2325, and other pin-compatible
                                 frequency synthesizers in a 20-lead small outline surface mount package. Ports 1 and
                       PORT 2    2 are used as a pass-through line for the VCO that is located on an adjacent cell. A
                                 resistor connected to the VCO transmission line serves to sample the VCO signal and
                                 connect it to the input of the synthesizer chip (pin 10). Chip component pads are
           PORT 1                provided to install the loop filter components, the output of which is then connected
                                 back to the VCO tuning pin. All other pins are brought out to pads for
                                 connection to external circuitry. Components mount on circuit side.


               Vcc
                                 CB-068             6-PIN SOT-363 MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIERS
                                 Designed for use with monolithic amplifiers such as the HP MGA series in the ultra-
                                 miniature SOT-363 package. This type of amplifier uses a common bias and RF
PORT 1                  PORT 2   output port. Port 1 is the input and Port 2 is the output, each with provisions for DC
                                 blocking capacitors. The bias circuit can utilize a series resistor and/or inductor as
                                 well as a bypass capacitor. Components mount on circuit side. This is similar to the
                                 CB-040, except for the location of the ground pins.




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                                       CB-069             8-PIN MINI-CIRCUITS SKY MIXERS
                                       Designed for use with the SKY series of mixers from Mini-Circuits. Port assignments
                                       will vary with the specific mixer being used, but the more popular devices use Port 1
PORT 1                          PORT 3 for the LO, Port 2 for the RF, and Port 3 for the IF. Components mount on circuit
                                       side.


                    PORT 2



                                        CB-070             14-PIN MINI-CIRCUITS JTOS VCOs
                                        Designed for use with the JTOS series of voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) from
    Vcc                                 Mini-Circuits. Port 1 is the RF output port, Vcc connects to the supply voltage, and
                               PORT 1   Vt connects to the tuning voltage. Through holes are provided on the Vcc and Vt
    Vt                                  ports for wire connections, and there is adequate space provided for chip bypass
                                        capacitors, if required. Components mount on circuit side.




                                        CB-071           SURFACE MOUNT COAXIAL CONNECTORS
                                        Designed for use with miniature surface mount connectors such as the MCX, OSX,
                                        and OSMT series.




          PIN 1
                                        CB-072            MOTOROLA MC145XXX PLL SYNTHESIZERS
                                        Designed for use with the Motorola family of MC145XXXF single phase locked loop
                                        synthesizer chips (145190, 145191, 145192, 145200, 145201, 145202). Provisions
                                        are made for an on-board crystal or external reference connection. Pads are provided
                                        for an on-board single-ended loop filter, or external connection to a differential loop
                                        filter/op-amp. Port 1 is the RF input from the VCO. All components mount on the
                                        circuit side.
                  PORT 1




                                        CB-073             SOT-143 SURFACE MOUNT AMPLIFIER
                                        Designed for use with SOT-143 monolithic amplifiers such as the Stanford
PORT 1                       PORT 2     Microdevices SLN Series and other compatible manufacturers. This board is suitable
                                        for amplifiers using pins 2 and 4 as inputs or outputs. Port 1 is the input port and has
                                        provisions for a blocking chip capacitor. Port 2 is the output and has traces for the bias
                                        network as well as an output blocking capacitor.




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           PORT 3
                              CB-074             6-PIN MINI-CIRCUITS ADE MIXERS
                              Designed to fit the ADE Series of compact surface mount mixers from Mini-Circuits or
                              other compatible manufacturers. Pins 3, 4, and 6 are used for the LO, RF and IF
PORT 1               PORT 2   connections to the circuit board ports, but the specific pin function depends upon the
                              particular mixer model number. Pins 1, 2, and 5 are connected to ground.




                              CB-075             MSOP-8 MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                              Designed to fit miniature MSOP-8 packaged surface mount amplifiers such as the
PORT 1               PORT 2   Stanford Microdevices SLN Series and other compatible manufacturers. This package
                              has the close pitch lead spacing (25.6 mils). Port 1 connects to the RF input on pin 1
                              and has provisions for a DC blocking chip capacitor. Port 2 connects to the RF output
                              and bias network on pin 5 and also has pads for a chip capacitor.



                              CB-076              SURFACE MOUNT CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS
                              Designed to fit surface mount TCXOs, VCXOs, and XOs from Rakon, Tellurian, and
PORT 1                        other compatible manufacturers. Ports are not specifically assigned, but many
                     PORT 3
                              oscillators will use Port 1 for the Vcc connection, Port 2 for a tuning or gating function,
PORT 2                        and Port 3 for the output. Although there are no industry standard packages, the board
                              is designed to fit cases that are nominally 0.72” x 0.46” (18.3 x 11.7 mm).




                              CB-077             SOIC-8 TWO-WAY POWER DIVIDERS
                              Designed to fit surface mount monolithic two-way power dividers in a SOIC-8 package.
                              These boards are compatible with the MACOM DS52 Series dividers and similar parts
PORT 1               PORT 3   from other manufacturers. Port 1 normally connects to pin 2 for the RF input, while
                              Ports 2 and 3 are the divided outputs connected to pins 5 and 8. All other pins are
                              grounded.
          PORT 2




                               CB-078            SOIC-8 MONOLITHIC FILTERS
                               Designed to fit monolithic low pass and other filters in SOIC-8 surface mount packages
                               such as the MACOM FLO7 Series and similar devices from other manufacturers. The
PORT 1               PORT 2
                               board design is generic and can handle any pinout that has the two ports on opposing
                               pins (Pins 1 & 8, pins 2 & 7, pins 3 & 6, pins 4 & 5).




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                               CB-079            SOIC-8 MONOLITHIC MIXERS
                               Designed to fit monolithic mixers in SOIC-8 surface mount packages such as the MD54
                               Series (MD54-0001 etc.) from MACOM and other compatible manufacturers. Port 1
PORT 1                PORT 3   normally connects to pin 2, Port 2 connects to pin 6, and Port 3 connects to pin 7. All
                               other pins are grounded.

           PORT 2




                               CB-080            SOT-25 MONOLITHIC MIXERS
                               Designed to fit monolithic mixers in the ultra-miniature SOT-25 package such as the
PORT 1                PORT 3   MD54 Series (MD54-0006 etc.) from MACOM and other compatible manufacturers. Port
                               1 is normally the RF input on pin 1, Port 2 is the IF port on pin 2, and Port 3 is the LO
                               input on pin 3. Port 3 also has provisions for a LO matching network which can be any
                               combination of required shunt and series elements in a PI configuration.
           PORT 2




          RF PORT
                               CB-081              NATIONAL PLLatinum FREQUENCY SYNTHESIZER
                     PIN 6
                               Designed for use with the National LMX2326, LMX2316, LMX2306, and other pin-
                               compatible phase locked loop synthesizers in a 16-pin TSSOP surface mount package.
                     RF PORT   The RF Ports are used as a pass-through line for the VCO that is located on an adjacent
PIN 16                         cell. Pin 6 is the RF input pin to the PLL chip and can couple the VCO signal from the
                               RF Port line through a chip capacitor. All required loop and bias components have pads
                               for chip components and external connections are easily made through wire
                               connections on oversized pads.




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                               CB-082                SOT-23 MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
               082             Designed to fit MMIC amplifiers in the 5-pin SOT-23 pin package.
                               Most amplifiers will use pin 3 as the RF input (Port 1), pin 5 as the
PORT 1                PORT 2
                               RF output (Port 2), and pin 4 as the bias.

               Vcc



               Vcc
                               CB-083                 SOT-23 MONOLITHIC AMPLIFIER
                               Designed to fit MMIC amplifiers in the 5-pin SOT-23 pin package.
                               Similar to the CB-082, except that this board is used with amplifiers
PORT 1                PORT 2
                               that share the RF output and bias on a common terminal. Most
           083                 amplifiers will use pin 3 as the RF input (Port 1) and pin 5 as the RF
                               output and bias (Port 2).



                               CB-084                 SOIC-8 OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER
         084                   Designed to fit single operational amplifiers in a SOIC-8 package.
                               Port 1 is used to connect to the inverting signal path, Port 2 connect to
PORT 1                PORT 3
                               the non-inverting path, and Port 3 is the output. Pads are provided to
                               allow a variety of shunt and series component configurations.
                               Separate bias pads can be used for either bipolar or single-ended
           PORT 2
                               power.
                   ProtoCell Package Compatibility
   Package Style                      Compatible Circuit Boards
   .375” x .500” surface mount        012, 056, 057, 060
   20-pin surface mount               034, 067, 072
   4-pin mini-relay header            014
   6-pin surface mount                015, 033, 036, 039, 040, 051, 053, 068, 074
   8-pin leaded flatpack              009
   8-pin mini-relay header            013. 022
   8-pin standard relay header        008, 011, 016, 020
   8-pin surface mount relay header   048
   Cell interconnects                 006, 007
   Ceramic & lumped element filters   064, 065
   Connectors                         005, 025, 071
   Crystal oscillators                076
   Discrete components                024, 065
   Frequency synthesizer PLL chips    067, 072, 081
   Leaded “TO-” style                 001, 002, 003, 004, 021
   Micro-X                            017
   Mini-Circuits “ADE”                074
   Mini-Circuits “SKY”                069
   NEC T-06 (SOT-23/6)                033, 066
   HP/Avantek PP-25                   018
   HP/Avantek PP-38                   019
   RF Prime “Blue Cell”               052, 058, 059
   SOIC-14                            041, 062, 063
   SOIC-16                            050, 054, 055
   SOIC-8                             023, 027, 030, 031, 032, 035, 037, 042, 043, 045,
                                      046, 049, 077, 078, 079, 084
   SOT-23                             033, 066, 082, 083
   SOT-25                             080
   SOT-143                            026, 038, 073
   SOT-363                            039, 040, 068
   SOT-89                             061
   Surface mount                      012, 015, 017, 018, 019, 023, 026, 027, 028, 029,
                                      030, 031, 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038, 039,
                                      040, 041, 042, 043, 044, 045, 046, 047, 048, 049,
                                      050, 051, 052, 053, 054, 055, 056, 057, 058, 059,
                                      060, 061, 062, 063, 064, 065, 066, 067, 068, 069,
                                      070, 071, 072, 073, 074, 075, 076, 077, 078, 079,
                                      080, 081
   Surface mount “TO-” style          010
   MSOP-8                             075
   VCO’s                              028, 029, 044, 047, 070



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                            MicroAmp
         Miniature MMIC Amplifier Prototyping Kits

MicroAmp is the latest RF signal processing prototyping tool from Innovative
Technology. MicroAmp is an ultra-miniature prototyping system compatible
with a wide variety of MMIC amplifier chips. It offers a rapid method to assem-
ble surface-mount RF amplifiers through 8 GHz using
very small printed circuit boards (less than 0.2 sq. in.).
Each board is designed to use standard SMT chip com-
ponents (0402, 0603, and 0805 sizes) to support bias and
DC blocking requirements. Simply select the proper
board for the MMIC being used, and solder the compo-
nents on the board


Once assembled with components, the circuit boards drop into small housings
and are secured with two screws to insure excellent ground plane connection.
Two SMA connectors and a feed-through bias pin
are installed to form a complete circuit assembly
ready to evaluate or use in any application. There
are two versions of housings that will accept either
one (MA-1) or two (MA-2) MicroAmp circuit
boards, allowing cascaded designs to be easily real-
ized. The single board housing measures only 1.6 x
2.0 cm (0.63” x 0.82”), while the dual board hous-
ing is 2.5 x 2.0 cm (1.01” x 0.82”). The housings
come complete with SMA connectors, bias termi-
nal, ground lug, cover, and hardware.

Currently, there are 20 MicroAmp circuit boards available to accommodate a
wide range of commercially available MMIC amplifiers in 70, 85 and 145 mil
diameter, 35 mil micro-X, SOT-143, SOT-363,
SOT-23, SOT-89, MSOP-8, and SOIC-8 pack-
ages. These will fit most of the popular MMICs
from HP, Mini-Circuits, RF MicroDevices,
MACOM, Stanford Microdevices, NEC, and
others. In addition, there is one circuit board de-
signed specifically for lumped element passive
networks.




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               Torrance, CA
               (310) 326-8831 Tel, (310) 326-8838 Fax
                MicroAmp Circuit Board Descriptions

Part #: M1              Input: Pin 1         Part #: M11            Input: Pin 3
Package: 85 mil dia.    Output: Pin 3        Package: SOT-23        Output: Pin 5
Schematic: 1            Bias: Pin 3          Schematic: 2           Bias: Pin 4


Part #: M2              Input: Pin 1         Part #: M12            Input: Pin 1
Package: 145 mil dia.   Output: Pin 3        Package: SOT-89        Output: Pin 3
Schematic: 1            Bias: Pin 3          Schematic: 1           Bias: Pin 3


Part #: M3                Input: Pin 1       Part #: M13            Input: Pin 3 (6)
Packages: 70 mil dia.     Output: Pin 3      Packages: SOT-23       Output: Pin 6 (3)
           35 mil micro-X Bias: Pin 3        Schematic: 2           Bias: Pin 4 (1)
Schematic: 1


Part #: M4              Input: Pin 1 (3)     Part #: M14            Input: Pin 1 (5)
Package: SOT-143        Output: Pin 3 (1)    Package: MSOP-8        Output: Pin 5 (1)
Schematic: 1            Bias: Pin 3 (1)      Schematic: 1           Bias: Pin 5 (1)


Part #: M5               Input: Pin 2 (4)    Part #: M15            Input: Pin 3
Package: SOT-143         Output: Pin 4 (2)   Package: SOIC-8        Output: Pin 6
Schematic: 1             Bias: Pin 4 (2)     Schematic: 3           Bias: Pin 1


Part #: M6               Input: Pin 1 (3)    Part #: M16            Input: Pin 3
Package: SOT-143         Output: Pin 3 (1)   Package: SOIC-8        Output: Pin 6
Schematic: 2             Bias: Pin 2 (4)     Schematic: 2           Bias: Pins 7,8


Part #: M7               Input: Pin 3 (6)    Part #: M17            Input: Pin 3
Package: SOT-363         Output: Pin 6 (3)   Package: SOIC-8        Output: Pin 6
Schematic: 2             Bias: Pin 4 (1)     Schematic: 2           Bias: Pin 7


Part #: M8               Input: Pin 3 (6)    Part #: M18            Input: Pin 1
Package: SOT-363         Output: Pin 6 (3)   Package: SOIC-8        Output: Pin 8
Schematic: 1             Bias: Pin 6 (3)     Schematic: 1           Bias: Pin 8


Part #: M9               Input: Pin 1 (4)    Part #: M19            Input: Pin 4
Package: SOT-363         Output: Pin 4 (1)   Package: SOIC-8        Output: Pin 8
Schematic: 1             Bias: Pin 4 (1)     Schematic: 1           Bias: Pins 1, 8


Part #: M10              Input: Pin 3        Part #: M20            Use for lumped
Package: SOT-23          Output: Pin 5       Package: 0402, 0603,   element circuits.
Schematic: 1             Bias: Pin 5         0805 chips
                                             MicroAmp Bias Schematics




          Schematic 1                                          Schematic 2                            Schematic 3


                                     MicroAmp Housing Dimensions

                                        0.820" (2.08 cm)                                                    0.820" (2.08 cm)




1.380" (3.5 cm)                              0.630" (1.6 cm)
                       0.660"
                                                                                          (0.96 cm)
                                                                                            0.380"

                      (1.68 cm)
                                                                  1.760" (4.47 cm)                              1.010" (2.56 cm)


                                  0.10" (0.25 cm) dia thru
                                                                                         0.660"
                                                                                        (1.68 cm)
             HOUSING THICKNESS: 0.31" (0.79 cm)

                   MA-1 Housing
                                                                                                      0.10" (0.25 cm) dia thru
The MA-1 housing comes complete with the following:
       Housing body                                                            HOUSING THICKNESS: 0.31" (0.79 cm)
       Cover
       2 SMA connectors                                                               MA-2 Housing
       SMA connector mounting screws
       MicroAmp circuit board mounting screws                      The MA-2 housing comes complete with the following:
       Cover screws                                                       Housing body
       1 ground terminal                                                  Cover
       1 bias pin                                                         2 SMA connectors
                                                                          SMA connector mounting screws
                                                                          MicroAmp circuit board mounting screws
                                                                          Cover screws
                                                                          1 ground terminal
                                                                          2 bias pins
     New ProtoCell, CellPax, and MicroAmp Products
ProtoCell Circuit Boards Additions
 •   CB-085         Skyworks AS186-302 SPDT non-reflective GaAs switch in MSOP-8
                    package
 •   CB-086         Skyworks AA102-80 5-bit GaAs digital attenuator in SSOP-16
                    package
 •   CB-087         Analog Devices ADG719 SPDT switch in SOT23-6 package
 •   CB-088         Analog Devices ADF411X PLL family in TSSOP-16 package
 •   CB-089         MiniCircuits LFCN & HFCN family of LTCC filters
 •   CB-090         Cascade of 2 MiniCircuits xFCN filters (mix and match to create
                    lowpass, bandpass, and highpass filters)
 •   CB-091         MiniCircuits LFCT & HFCT family of LTCC filters
 •   CB-092         Cascade of 2 MiniCircuits xFCT filters (mix and match to create
                    lowpass, bandpass, and highpass filters)
 •   CB-093         Hittite prescalers (HMC-432, 433, etc) in SOT23-6 package
 •   CB-094         Honeywell HRF-SW1000 SPDT non-reflective SOI switch


Low-Profile Single-Cell Housing
 •   Part Number: LPEN-11
 •   Optimized for surface-mount component applications
 •   Usable for 1 to 4 port devices up to 0.310” thick
 •   1.32” square x 0.5” high with 0.050” thick cover
 •   Single top cover attaches with #2-56 screws
 •   Four #2-56 tapped mounting holes on bottom


MicroAmp Circuit Board Additions
 •    M21           Honeywell HRF-SW1000 SPDT non-reflective SOI switch
 •    M22           Hittite prescalers (HMC-432, 433, etc) in SOT23-6 package
 •    M23           Analog Devices AD8314 Log Detector in microSOIC package
 •    M24           Analog Devices AD8361 RMS Detector in microSOIC package
 •    M25           Single opamp in SOT23-5 package (output on pin 1)
 •    M26           MiniCircuits LFCN & HFCN family of LTCC filters
 •    M27           MiniCircuits LFCT & HFCT family of LTCC filters
 •    M28           Dual cascade of MiniCircuits xFCN family of LTCC filters
 •    M29           Single opamp in SOT23-5 package (output on pin 4)
 •    M30           Hittite HMC-313, 314, etc. amps in SOT23-6 package


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