Isolators drop in or drop-in isolators, as they are normally referred to are basically used to protect other RF components in the circuitry from the excessive signal reflection that can adversely affect the performance of a system/application.
These are predominantly used in wireless communications systems, military gadgets, applications and systems, and the cellular communication industry.
Drop-in isolators are off-the-shelf devices that come in a variety of sizes, configurations, and frequency bandwidths and can be plugged into most communications systems right away.
Raditek, on the other hand, will also provide customized isolators drop in units, if necessary, to meet the circuitry requirements of certain applications.
A Raditek Drop-in isolator is comprised of high-quality materials, such as excellent ferrite material, to ensure optimum performance over a wide temperature range.
This component has been designed and conditioned to work in the -40°C to +70°C temperature range. This ensures that the magnetic field remains stable and does not fluctuate with temperature.
Raditek also provides a variety of narrow and broad bandwidth RF and microwave isolators in drop-in designs in the frequency range of 200 MHz to 40 GHz.
Moreover, other features like phase matching, intermodulation specifications, and reverse power flowability can also be configured in the isolator on specific requests by the clients.
See the Raditek inc. website for full details.