3-Port Junction Microwave Circulators by Ferrite Microwave Technologies are manufactured in both waveguide and coaxial configurations. Junction circulators are typically 3-Port devices with lower power handling capabilities than that of a four port circulator. In addition, these units tend to be more sensitive to temperature variations than the four port units as well. The benefits of a junction style circulator include a smaller overall footprint, and a lower overall cost.
3-Port Junction Microwave Circulators: FMT Designs
Ferrite Microwave Technologies circulators are available in frequencies ranging from 50 MHz to 50 GHz. Our comprehensive line of 3-port microwave circulators cover all standard industry bandwidths, with many interface options available. Below is a snapshot list of highlights from our diverse line of three port devices:
- Superior isolation
- Very low insertion loss
- Waveguide: WR28 to WR2300
- Fixed footprint driven by frequency
- Coaxial: SMA to 14″ EIA sizes, along with industry standard Tab mount
- Cooling options include air (natural convection or force), as well as liquid cooled
- Junction Circulators are typically manufactured in either a “Y” or “T” style configuration
The output mismatch will affect VSWR. However, this can be mitigated with the use of active magnetic bias control. This allows for a low and stable input VSWR over a broad range of power and output match conditions. For more information, inquire with us about the VAT-10 VSWR Adaptive Tuner.
Ferrite Microwave Technologies offers power levels ranging from watts to megawatts. For applications of high peak power, FMT’s 3-port junction circulators pressurize with air, nitrogen, or SF6.
The common applications for junction-type circulators are military, medical, and commercial applications. Typically, in these settings, the applications require a size kept to the minimum. Although these are the common applications, FMT considers 3-port junction circulator development in most reasonable settings.
For use as an isolator, the best approach is to have the circulator and load tuned together as an assembly.
To learn more about Ferrite Microwave Technologies capabilities with 3-port junction circulators or other microwave component solutions, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org