Industrial Electronics

KRYTAR announces three new 4x4 Butler Matrices with widest band coverage, high accuracy at high frequency

05 January 2023

Ultra-broadband microwave component and test equipment developer KRYTAR Inc. has launched three new 4×4 ButlerMatrices with ultra-broadband frequency coverage from 1.0 GHz to 40.0 GHz. A Butler matrix is a beamforming network used to feed a phased array of antenna elements. Its purpose is to control the direction of a beam, or beams, of radio transmission.

The three new 4×4 Butler Matrix models use KRYTAR’s high-performance 90° and 180° hybrid couplers providing super phase accuracy, amplitude imbalance, stability and repeatability. Offering coverage of multiple microwave bands, from 1.0 GHz to 40.0 GHz, a KRYTAR Butler Matrix offers superior electrical performance in a single ruggedized package and is the ideal choice for a wide range of applications including antenna array beamforming, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, 5G NR (New Radio), mmWave, multiple input and multiple output testing, multipath simulation and performance evaluation, and many newer applications.

Model KBM9010180 covers the frequency range from 1.0 GHz to 18.0 GHz and provides ±1.0 dB of maximum amplitude imbalance and maximum phase imbalance of ±18°. This Butler Matrix exhibits low insertion loss of 12.0 dB with low voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) of 1.7:1 dB and high isolation of 14 dB. This Butler Matrix is a compact package measuring just 3.68 inches (L) x 2.80 inches (W) x 0.81 inches (H) and comes with standard SubMiniature version A (SMA) coaxial female connectors.

Model KBM9014265 covers the ultra-wideband frequency range from 1.4 GHz to 26.5 GHz this Butler Matrix provides ±1.6 dB of maximum amplitude imbalance and maximum phase imbalance of ±17°. ThisSource: KRYTAR Inc.Source: KRYTAR Inc. Butler Matrix exhibits low insertion loss of 13.5 dB with Low VSWR of 2.0:1 dB and high isolation of 10 dB. This Butler Matrix is a compact package measuring just 4.78 inches (L) x 3.71 inches (W) x 1.11 inches (H) and comes with standard SMA coaxial female connectors.

Model KBM9100400 covers the ultra-wideband frequency range from 10.0 GHz to 40.0 GHz and provides ±1.2 dB of maximum amplitude imbalance and maximum phase imbalance of ±15°. This model exhibits low insertion loss of 12.0 dB with low VSWR of 2.0:1 dB and high isolation of 12 dB. This Butler Matrix is a compact package measuring just 3.68 inches (L) x 2.80 inches (W) x 0.81 inches (H), and comes with standard 2.4 mm coaxial female connectors.

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