News | June 22, 2022

Marki Microwave Introduces Industry's First Surface Mount Balun To Support 32 GHz Of Instantaneous Bandwidth

DENVER (June 21, 2022) –– Marki Microwave, innovator in the radio frequency and microwave industry for over 30 years, today introduced the BAL-0032SSG, a surface mount broadband balun, hand-tuned for optimal phase and amplitude balance over an industry leading 10 MHz to 32 GHz. As the microwave market’s first surface mount balun to enable 32 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth with better than five degrees of phase balance, the BAL-0032SSG supports high sample rate data converters for wideband receive architectures, multiband RADAR, digital beamformers and direct conversion receivers.

“An increasing number of systems are transitioning over to direct conversion architectures, where the speed of the data converters defines the maximum frequency of operation,” said Christopher Marki, CEO of Marki Microwave. “For customers eager to drive higher performance, the BAL-0032SSG enables an unprecedented frequency range that supports 32 GHz of bandwidth, making it ideally suited to the next generation of high-speed data converters.”

Leveraging the technology of the BAL-0020SLG, Marki Microwave’s 10 MHz to 20 GHz surface mount broadband balun, the BAL-0032SSG is a 1:2 transformation line transformer balun that can maintain phase balance of better than five degrees across the entire band and amplitude balance of better than 0.4 dB, which causes minimal effect on signal integrity. In addition, the balun allows processing of the complete band, optimizing applications that require high instantaneous bandwidth (iBW), which enables electronic warfare receivers to cover multiple frequency bands and multi-band radar solutions. Designed in an ultra-compact 5.0 x 8.5 mm surface mount package, the BAL-0032SSG is available now. Specifications subject to change without notice. For samples and sales information, contact

About Marki Microwave
For over 30 years, Marki Microwave has solved its customers’ most complex problems by creating a robust portfolio of performance shattering RF and microwave components. Founded in 1991 with the goal to develop the best mixers in the industry, Marki Microwave now has the highest performance portfolio of broadband mixers, spanning frequencies from 10 MHz to 130 GHz+ in die, surface mount and connectorized form factors. Today, Marki Microwave is a single source for high performance, broadband microwave products, supporting multiple form factors including die, surface mount and connectorized solutions for the entire RF block diagram. As demands from RF and microwave markets continue to evolve and the supply base consolidates, Marki Microwave remains dedicated to building beyond performance barriers, expanding its catalog and empowering the industry to build next-generation systems. For more information, visit