About Us

KRYTAR, founded by Thomas J. Russell in 1975, is a privately owned California corporation specializing in the manufacture of ultra broadband microwave components and test equipment for both commercial and military applications. The KRYTAR product line includes directional couplers, directional detectors, 3 dB hybrids, MLDD power dividers/combiners, detectors, terminations, coaxial adapters and a power meter. Our products cover the DC to 67.0 GHz frequency range.
The broadband design expertise at KRYTAR has created unique new designs, several of which are patented. KRYTAR has applied these designs to consistently introduce technologically advanced products with superior electrical performance and ruggedness.
Our modern facility houses a completely equipped machine shop, including CNC lathes and mills. The corporation also possesses all the electronic test equipment necessary for testing its products from DC to 67 GHz.
Included in the test equipment is a Hewlett Packard 8510B Automatic Network Analyzer with 8515A (45 MHz - 26.5 GHz) and 8517A (45 MHz - 50.0 GHz) S-Parameter Test Sets and Agilent Technologies E8361A PNA Series Network Analyzer (10 MHz - 67 GHz).
The KRYTAR Quality Assurance Program is in accordance with MIL-I-45208 including a calibration system per MIL-STD-45662. To ensure reliability and performance, the quality assurance system controls all phases of manufacturing: purchasing, machining, processes, assembling, testing and shipping.
KRYTAR has a commitment to technical excellence and customer satisfaction. These principles form the basis for the steady growth that has earned KRYTAR an enviable reputation in the microwave community.
  • 1975Thomas_Russell
    KRYTAR is founded
    by Thomas J. Russell
    KRYTAR Introduces First Ultra Broadband Directional Couplers.

    • Model 1816 16 dB coupling, from 2-18 GHz

    • First commercial product using KRYTAR internally developed proprietary computer-aided engineering (CAE) program.
  • 1985timeline_1831_90deg_hybrid_couplerKRYTAR Introduces First Hybrid Coupler
    • Model 1831, from 1 – 18 GHz, 3 dB 90° hybrid

    • Model 4010180, from 1 – 18 GHz, 3 dB 180° hybrid

    • High frequency, broadest bands, tightest phase and amplitude.
  • 1993timeline_4way_power_dividerKRYTAR Introduces MLDD Power Dividers
    • Model 6005265, from 0.5 – 26.5 GHz

    • Unique “Match Line Directional Divider” design

    • Lowest loss, broadest bands, highest frequency.
  • 2007timeline_directional_couplerKRYTAR Introduces 67 GHz Directional Couplers
    • Model 110067016 16 dB coupling, 10 – 67 GHz

    • Highest frequency, broadest band directional coupler on the market.

    • High performance design utilizing new 1 mm connectors.
KRYTAR Ultra-Broadband Microwave Components and Test Equipment DC-67 GHz