Southwest Microwave added new high-performance products to its line of precision adapters. Additions include high-frequency within-series adapters for Southwest’s 110 GHz 1.0 mm (W) connectors and 67 GHz 0.9 mm SuperMini ultra-miniature threaded coupling coaxial assemblies. Several between-series adapters have also been introduced for interface between 2.92 mm (K) and 1.85 mm (V) connectors, and between 0.9 mm SuperMini and 1.0 mm connectors.
Skyworks’ new SKY65605-21 and SKY65611-21 LNAs are both designed for BeiDou /GPS /GLONASS/ Galileo receiver applications and are optimized to operate from 1559 to 1606 MHz. Each integrates all output matching components, thereby requiring only a single external input matching component. Ideal applications include smartphones, personal navigation devices, wearables, machine-to-machine systems, base stations, asset tracking instruments and professional radios.
The AD1747-1842D335 cavity duplexer is designed for use in wireless communications systems (Band IV). It has a receive passband of 1710 to 1785 MHz and transmit passband of 1805 to 1880 MHz, passband return loss greater than 14 dB, and insertion loss of 1.2 dB or less. Ripple is 0.8 dB or less and isolation is at least 50 dB. It will handle 50 W CW, has an operating temperature of -40 to +70 C, uses female SMA connectors, and measures 97 x 74 x 40 mm.
Millimeter-Wave Frequency Synthesizers
Micro Lambda Wireless’s MLSP series of low noise frequency synthesizers cover 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. Output power levels of +13 dBm are provided.
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7/16 DIN RF Attenuators
MECA is pleased to offer a variety of rugged 7/16 DIN Attenuators ranging from 5 to 100 Watts operating up to 4 GHz, available in standard values of 3, 6, 10, 20 & 30 dB. Made is USA carrying MECA’s 36 month warranty. http://www.e-meca.com/rf-attenuators/7-16-din.
Model SSK-ST573673-15-ITS1 is a V band transmitter module operating at 57 to 67 GHz. It takes 14.250 to 15.875 GHz/+0 dBm signal through a X4 active multiplier to generate millimeterwave signal as its local oscillator and DC to 3.5 GHz/0 dBm as its IF input signal to generate 57 to 67 GHz RF signals. The generated RF signal is fed into two power amplifiers to produce the horizontal and vertical polarized signals, which is combined into circular polarized waveform through a V-Band orthomode transducer and transmitted via a 14 dBi gain conical antenna.
2.92 mm Field Replaceable Receptacles
SGMC Microwave’s 2.92 mm series receptacles are precision grade connectors designed for use with microwave applications requiring excellent performance up to 40 GHz. Mechanically compatible with both SMA and 3.5 mm connector series. SGMC offers Male/Plugs and Female/Jacks in (2) Hole, (4) Hole, and thread in configurations. Ruggedized 303 Stainless Steel (Passivated) construction for repeatability and reliability with captivated center contacts. Low VSWR and insertion loss.
Richardson RFPD announced full design support for a low noise amplifier from Qorvo. The TGA2227-SM is a packaged LNA offering high electrical performance and exceptional robustness-to-incident power. It operates over from 2 to 22 GHz and delivers greater than 15 dB small signal gain and greater than +22 dBm P1dB, while supporting 2 dB mid-band noise figure. Robustness-to-incident power levels of up to 10 Watts support potential system cost savings and board area reduction.
Marki Microwave announced two new millimeter wave double-balanced MMIC mixers. The new MM1-1140H features an ultraband IF response from DC-12 GHz, with an RF/LO frequency coverage of 11 to 40 GHz. The MM1-1875H complements the existing high IF tuner mixer lineup (the ML1-1850, ML1-1644. and ML1-2567LS) with a DC-21 GHz IF and 18-57 GHz RF/LO. Both mixers feature outstanding LO-RF isolations of 47 and 45 dB typical, respectively. Due to the high isolation, spurious suppression is also excellent for all canceled spurious products.
Anritsu Company announced support for LTE-A 3 Carrier Aggregation (3CA) Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) requirements at two additional major North American carriers, building on the first announcement of 3CA support for a third carrier in September. The additional coverage is based on the ME7834LA system, and overall coverage now includes exclusive capability for 3CA data performance with two of the three carriers. Anritsu is the first test manufacturer to provide 3CA support to three large North American carriers.
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In addition to statistical information, pulse profiling sensors provide time domain trace measurements. The sensor measures RF power, converts and sends data points fast enough to build a time domain trace. The measurement can be triggered and the signals detail can be plotted for on-screen viewing. The sensors can make triggered pulse measurements such as pulse width and pulse repetition time along with all of the measurements made by our peak and pulse sensors. LadyBug's Pulse Profiling Sensors also provides a full complement of statistical information such as CDF, CCDF and PDF.
Antenova Ltd announced new flexible FPC antennas for industrial and consumer electronics. Two of the antennas are high performance dual band Wi-Fi antennas operating on the 2.4-2.5GHz and 4.9-5.9GHz wireless bands, including Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/j/n/ac. They are suitable for access points, portable electronics, PC cards, games consoles, set-top boxes, network devices, and wearable technology. They are made to different dimensions, so manufacturers can select the best fit and performance for their wireless device.
Bird Technologies introduced the 614 Series digital signal boosters that are designed to increase the signal strength of land-mobile/public safety communications systems operating at either 450 to 470 MHz or 470 MHz to 488 MHz. The highly configurable system combines the benefits of programmable digital RF filters, the ability to view changes to filter characteristics while viewing their effects in real-time, browser-based configuration and management, and many other features.
RLC Electronics launched a switch coupler integrated assembly, incorporating our electro-mechanical switch functionality with our broadband coupler capabilities. It can operate up to 18 GHz and can also handle upwards of 300 Watts CW. It can be used to switch between two antennas or two transmitters while monitoring forward and reflected power. Integration of the components into a single housing provides smaller size and weight, as well as improved electrical performance (reduced insertion loss).
Custom MMIC launched a new website that features over 80 products from their catalog and over a dozen recently released high performance, GaAs and GaN Low Noise Amplifiers, Distributed Amplifiers, Power Amplifiers, Driver Amplifiers, Attenuators, Mixers, Multipliers, Phase Shifters, and Switches. In addition to several industry-leading performance characteristics driven by customer demand, this new suite of standard MMICs includes solutions to signal chain design challenges, as well.
Anritsu introduced an E-band option for its ShockLine™ MS46500B series of 2- and 4-port performance Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) that addresses the market need to lower cost-of-test for E-band components. With the option installed, the MS46500B series can reduce production costs and more efficiently verify the performance of high-frequency passive components, such as antennas, filters, and duplexers, during manufacturing. In addition to the E-band frequency capability, Anritsu also introduced 20 GHz and 40 GHz options for the ShockLine series.
Richardson RFPD announced availability and full design support capabilities for a new ultra-low-noise, flat gain LNA from Qorvo. The TQL9092 provides a gain flatness of 2 dB (peak-to-peak) over a wide bandwidth—from 1.5 to 3.6 GHz. At 2.6 GHz, the amplifier typically provides 22.6 dB gain, +37 dBm OIP3 at a 65 mA bias setting, and 0.6 dB noise figure. The LNA can be biased from a single positive supply ranging from 3.3 to 5 volts. It is offered in a 2 mm x 2 mm surface-mount package.
Analog Office® software offers designers of RFICs and analog ICs an easy-to-use, flexible, and accurate design environment. The unique architecture lets you control and integrate best-in-class tools to capture, synthesize, simulate, optimize, lay out, extract, and verify RFIC and analog designs from the system level through to final tape-out. Analog Office streamlines designs, increases your productivity, and lets you get products to market faster. Capabilities include: Linear and nonlinear circuit simulation; Layout with parasitic extraction; Electromagnetic (EM) analysis; Co-simulation with system tools; Statistical design and design centering; and much more.
Comtech PST introduced a Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier for applications in the X-Band radar market. The AB linear design operates over the 8.5-10 GHz frequency range intended for use in radar applications. The amplifier design features include options for control of phase and amplitude to allow for integration into high power systems utilizing conventional binary or phased array combining approaches for power levels of up to 10kW.
PMI's Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA) has been designed using cutting edge GaAs technology providing excellent performance and reliability. Its compact package makes it an optimum solution for high speed channelized receiver applications. It has a dynamic range of 65 dB, log slope of 25 mV/dB, a nominal video bandwidth of 32 MHz, and operates between the 18.0 to 40.0 GHz frequency range.
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ARC Technologies to Exhibit at Design Con 2016
ARC Technologies is showcasing its wide range of capabilities to solve microwave and RF interference, radar absorbing, and EMI control challenges at 2016 Design Con (www.designcon.com) in Santa Clara, CA.
Learn more about ARC Technologies’ new testing capabilities and solutions, including their newest Hot Melt Absorbers, Focused Beam Testing system providing electromagnetic test capabilities up to 110 GHz, the ARC Clear Conductive Electromagnetic Shielding AC2ES™, and the latest automotive anti-collision radar materials.
The latest Hot Melt Absorber product line gives the customer a very simple and fast way to apply absorber to a surface that requires noise suppression, for example a PCB. Different hot melt products are available depending on application and frequency requirement.
The AC2ES is an advanced, optically clear, transparent, thin-film conductor that provides excellent EMI shielding and conductivity. It is a robust, ultra-thin, flexible film incorporating conductive nanoparticles and a low-cost direct replacement for Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) films. AC2ES is available in flat or 3D form, or can be supplied pre-cut to exact customers’ specifications.
Addressing automotive radar designers and autonomous vehicle technology needs for accuracy and reliability, ARC Technologies has perfected a family of optimal RF noise mitigation materials. These materials can be formulated, molded or otherwise fabricated to best suit the application. ARC Technologies can help get technology up to speed with new radar absorber products SB1009, SB1006, and MC1000. Its SB and MC series absorbers are weather and chemical resistant and are suitable for use on the vehicle body, bumpers and other exterior surfaces.
Rogers Corp. to Exhibit, Provide Education at DesignCon
Rogers Corp. will be exhibiting (booth # 702) and educating at the upcoming DesignCon (www.designcon.com). Now in its 21st year, DesignCon is a premiere event for design chip-circuit-and system-level engineers working on high-frequency analog and high-speed digital circuits. DesignCon 2016 is scheduled for January 19-21, 2016 (January 20-21 for the exhibition) at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, CA).
On the conference side, John Coonrod, Technical Marketing Manager for Rogers Advanced Connectivity Solutions, and author of the popular ROG Blog series, will participate in a 75-minute panel discussion targeting effective measurement methods for high-frequency/high-speed printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials.
This technical presentation will focus, in particular, on frequencies above 10 GHz, as needed for a growing number of applications, including many emerging wireless communications systems. Conducted by the IPC D-24c task group (www.ipc.org) on High Frequency Test Methods, the round-robin-style panel discussion (“Track 05: Characterize PCB Materials and Processing”) will explore the properties of some of the latest circuit materials and examine different methods for testing and characterizing those materials. Joining John Coonrod in the discussion will be Glenn Oliver, Senior Engineer at DuPont, and Don DeGroot, President of CCN.
Also, Dr. Allen F. Horn III will be presenting “Effect of conductor profile structure on propagation in transmission lines” at 9:20 AM on Thursday, January 21 and participating as a member of the August panel discussion “Getting smooth copper and keeping it” at 3:45 PM on Thursday, January 21.