Anritsu Company announced that its ME7873L RF/RRM Conformance Test System achieved the world’s first Test Platform Approval Criteria (TPAC) for LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation (CA). This achievement in the Global Certification Forum (GCF) enables wireless device manufacturers to implement certification of devices employing this new technology. Anritsu started validations for LTE-Advanced CA (WI-162) in October 2013, and achieved TPAC for two band combinations (1-5 and 3-8) in January 2014.
DARPA’s Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) program aims to develop and demonstrate a modular transportation system built around a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flight module operatedas an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The flight module would carry one of several different types of detachable mission modules, each designed for a specific purpose, such as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) , casualty evacuation and cargo resupply. The program seeks to provide flexible, terrain-independent transportation that avoids ground-based threats, in turn supporting expedited, cost-effective operations and improving the likelihood of mission success.
AWR Corp.’s Graduate Gift Initiative played a role in helping Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick foundPoweRFul Microwave, an engineering consultancy specializing in RF and microwave amplifier design. Upon graduation from Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, Dr. FitzPatrick took advantage of AWR’s Graduate Gift Initiative program, which gifts a one-year complete AWR Design Environment™ software license to graduates in order to help them jump-start their careers. In the year since founding PoweRFul Microwave, Dominic has secured customer design wins that called upon the use of Microwave Office® nonlinear engine to design power amplifiers in frequency bands from VHF to 20 GHz.
USB Spectrum Analyzer
The Signal Hound BB60A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder employs a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed link to stream 140 MB/sec of digitized RF data to your PC, 14-bit samples at 80 million samples per second, with 20 MHz of useable bandwidth. As a spectrum analyzer, its proprietary Application Programming Interface performs up to 1.2 million FFTs every second, delivering real-time spectrum data to our Graphical User Interface (GUI), or to your own software application.
SGMC Microwave’s SMA Male to SMA Female 45 Degrees Between-Series Adapter features: Frequency Range: DC - 26.5 GHz; Low VSWR and Insertion Loss (1.25:1 Max VSWR); Corrosion Resistant 303 Stainless Steel (Passivated); Rugged Construction for repeatability and reliability.
Model STN-SF908-00-P2 is an F band scalar network analyzer extender that covers the frequency range of 90 to 140 GHz. It offers an alternative way to achieve millimeter-wave scalar measurement at low cost without losing functionalities and features. The scalar network analyzer extender utilizes an X9 frequency extender (STE-SF908-00-S1) to extend the measurement range from 10.0-15.56GHz to 90-140 GHz.
National Instruments announced the NI PXIe-5646R vector signal transceiver with 200 MHz of RF bandwidth, making it ideal for testing the latest wireless standards such as IEEE 802.11ac, 160 MHz WLAN and LTE Advanced. Engineers can use its open software design to develop channel emulation systems, radio prototyping, custom real-time signal processing for spectrum analysis, and many other applications.
The AR Modular RF new model “AR-RBT” Remote Bias-T combines RF signals and DC power onto a single coax cable. This allows a warfighter to use his single KMW1031 (20 watt), AR-50 (50 watt) or AR-75 (75 watt) power amplifier to be boldly located remotely using a single RF coax cable. The new model “AR-RBT” Bias-T therefore eliminates the need to transport multiple heavy copper DC power lines to the remote amplifier.
Analog Devices announced two software-defined radio (SDR) platform solutions for defense electronics and RF instrumentation. The AD-FMCOMMS4-EBZ is a transceiver FMC module that includes the new AD9364 RF Transceiver IC in a cost-effective 1 x 1 SDR rapid prototyping FMC module. The AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ was engineered for 70 MHz to 6 GHz wideband tuning applications such as hand-held and whitespace radios.
Signal Antenna Systems markets an EMC test system for 20 - 220 MHz, with 10 kw compact LPA, shown on 2 - 4 m. adjustable height, roll-around dielectric crank-up mast. Mast is capable of polarization change from H to V, and up to 15 deg. forward tilt. SAS produces state of the art antennas and related systems for military and commercial applications in the frequency range 0.01 - 13 GHz.
FreeWave Technologies’ 3.4 GHz serial radio provides outstanding performance and versatility in a small footprint that is ideal for OEM applications. The board level 3400 SMR radio offers a cost effective solution that allows customers to incorporate wireless communications into a wide variety of applications. With more interface options available, a surface mount design and no additional RF shielding, the product has tremendous flexibility.
HDO4000-MS and HDO6000-MS high definition oscilloscopes combine 16 channels of flexible mixed signal capabilities with HD4096 high definition technology, long memory, and a compact form factor, in bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1 GHz. All HDO models sport a large 12.1" touch-screen display and intuitive interface to enhance operation.