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50th anniversary - Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies is celebrating its 50th anniversary. For half a century, TMT’s Los Angeles facility served as the manufacturing center for multi-chip modules and advanced microelectronics packaging solutions for the aerospace, defense, medical and industrial markets.  In 2013, TMT moved its production facility to Lewisburg, Tenn., where it is poised for the next half century of innovation and service to meet customers’ requirements.   
Counterfeit electronic components - DARPA Used and non-authentic counterfeit electronic components are widespread throughout the defense supply chain; over the past two years alone, more than one million suspect parts have been associated with known supply chain compromises. The problem is pervasive, with both expensive and inexpensive electronic parts being targeted. A new DARPA program seeks to develop a tool to verify, without disrupting or harming the system, the trustworthiness of a protected electronic component. The DARPA Supply Chain Hardware Integrity for Electronics Defense (SHIELD) program seeks proposals to develop a small (100 micron x 100 micron) component, or dielet, that authenticates the provenance of electronics components. Proposed dielets should contain a full encryption engine, sensors to detect tampering and would readily affix to today’s electronic components such as microchips.  
New eBook - AWR Corp. AWR Corp. announced the availability of a free excerpt of the new eBook from Professor Francesco Fornetti, Conquer Radio Frequency – A Multimedia Conceptual Guide to RF and Microwave Engineering. The excerpt includes select Explore RF instructional video tutorials done using AWR’s Microwave Office® circuit design software. The download is offered as part of AWR’s Professors in Partnership, a unique program specifically designed to provide engineering students, faculty, and graduates with access to ongoing microwave and RF educational content that enhances and promotes the use of AWR software solutions through e-books, textbooks, and videos.  

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Editors Choice

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Editing Software                                                                                            

X-COM Systems introduced Version 3.0 of its RF Editor graphical signal editing software. RF Editor is the only commercially-available software that offers comprehensive editing capability for waveforms and waveform segments that have been captured over the air, offloaded from a signal analyzer, or created in programs such as MATLAB. It allows users to easily manipulate I&Q data files for RF signals of any length.

X-COM Systems

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Cable Assemblies

Fairview Microwave introduced a line of low loss test cables using LL335i and LL142 coax. Rated to 18 GHz, these new low loss cable assemblies are ideal for test environments where a rugged, phase stable cable assembly is required. Fairview Microwave’s new LL335i and LL142 cables allow for higher power transmission because the resulting higher temperatures do not have a negative effect on the cable due to the thermal stability of the PTFE tape dielectric.

Fairview Microwave

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Right Angle Adapters

Do you have the Right Angle in Quality, Performance and Reliability? SGMC Microwave does! SGMC Microwave has an extensive line of 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, and SMA Precision Right Angle In-Series and Between-Series adapters suited for your application needs. Please visit our website or contact us direct to find out more about our Precision Right Angle Coaxial Connectors.

SGMC Microwave

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RelComm Technologies is offering a high power handling, high performance 1P8T relay configured with ‘N’ type connectors and RF performance to 1 GHz. Power rating is 1200 W continuous over the operating temperature range of -25°C - +70°C. The relay measures 3.75”sq. and is less than 3” tall. It is fitted with a standard DB25P header for ease of installation and is fully RoHS compliant.

RelComm Technologies

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mm-Wave Synthesizers

Micro Lambda Wireless announced the production release of a new series of low noise frequency synthesizers covering up to 33 GHz. Standard models include MLSP-1829 covering 18 to 29 GHz and MLSP-2333 covering 23 to 33 GHz. Step sizes are programmable from 1 kHz and up using 5 wire SPI or standard USB control. Units are available with internal crystal reference, external crystal reference or both.

Micro Lambda Wireless

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Designed for ultra-lightweight applications such as Airborne and “ManPack” Portable Terminals, TMS’s Ka SOTM Trio consists of a  wide-band solid state power amplifier (SSPA), a Low Noise Block Downconverter (LNB), and a Block Upconverter (BUC). Both the LNB and BUC can be electronically switched between commercial and military Ka-bands. The products are hermetically-sealed for harsh environments and extremely power-efficient for battery-powered applications.  

Teledyne Microwave Solutions

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