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Synthesizer, Oscillator Website

Micro Lambda Wireless launched an entirely revamped, comprehensive, and user-friendly website featuring detailed product sections for its lines of oscillators, filters, synthesizers, multipliers, and test instruments. All company model numbers are showcased and include relevant specifications such as frequency range, output power, phase noise, harmonic rejection, package size, and much more.

Micro Lambda Wireless
microlambdawireless.com

RF SSPA Modules

Exodus Advanced Communications announced two new state of the art SSPA modules: AMP1089 covering 2 to 6 GHz, 250 W high power broadband featuring state of the art GaN devices with <5uS switching time; and AMP1081 covering 1 to 18 GHz, 1 W ultra-broadband using the latest in chip and wire technology.

Exodus Advanced Communications
exoduscomm.com

High-Frequency Filters

Skyworks announced a family of ceramic-based filters targeting high frequency applications. They are compact, offer improved power handling, support frequencies up to 7 GHz, and are completely customizable. "Skyworks is pleased to be expanding our portfolio of ceramic-based filters to address customer demands," said Mark A. Wolf, VP and GM of Skyworks' Trans-Tech division.

Skyworks
skyworksinc.com

Design Software

NI (formerly AWR Corp.) announced that NI AWR Design Environment™ V12—the first major software release in 2015—is now available as a pre-release to select customers, partners and evaluators. This latest release boasts new load-pull and antenna- and radar-specific features, as well as ease-of-use improvements, speed enhancements and third-party integration flows.

NI AWR
awrcorp.com

Phase Noise Tester

With the new R&S FSWP phase noise tester, users can measure the spectral purity of signal sources such as generators, synthesizers and voltage-controlled oscillators more quickly than with any other solution. It covers a frequency range up to 50 GHz and offers a top dynamic range. The low phase noise of its local oscillator coupled with cross-correlation even makes it possible to easily measure signal sources that once required complex test setups.

Rohde & Schwarz
rohde-schwarz.com

Mixer

Linear Technology’s LTC5576 is an active double balanced upconversion mixer with very wide RF frequency range, extending from 3 GHz to 8 GHz. It enhances microwave transmitter and upconversion performance with its exceptional linearity of 25 dBm OIP3 and outstanding conversion loss of only 2 dB at 8GHz, providing superior output signal quality compared to alternative passive mixers, which typically have 8 dB of loss.

Linear Technology
linear.com

SATCOM Subassemblies

TRAK Microwave announced several new aerospace and SATCOM communication system subassemblies and precision network timing products. These new products demonstrate the latest size, weight, and performance (SWaP) requirements for integrated multi-function assemblies and synchronization in both civilian and military communications.

TRAK Microwave
trak.com

Cable Customizer 

Pasternack Enterprises released the Cable Assembly Designer. Users can design and customize RF cable assemblies with an easy-to-use online web application. It enables engineers and buyers to create customized assemblies from any combination of compatible connectors and cables offered by the company. Pasternack stocks and builds a comprehensive selection of RF cable assemblies, with over 250,000 possible combinations.

Pasternack
pasternack.com

Online Service Center

MECA Electronics announced an expedited online service center, RF Components on Demand (RFPOD). RFPOD offers an expedited online service that processes your order and has it available for pick up at will call or shipment within 2 hours from order placement. Will call pick up hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), with earlier hours available by calling customer service in advance @ (973) 625-0661.

MECA Electronics
e-meca.com

LDMOS Transistor 

Freescale Semiconductor introduced the MRF8VP13350N 50 V RF power LDMOS transistor, designed to deliver high RF output power in ISM applications. These range from industrial heating and material welding at 915 MHz to particle accelerators at 1300 MHz. Particle accelerators are used for nuclear physics experiments and chemicals crystallography, or for proton therapy in cancer treatments.

Freescale Semiconductor
freescale.com

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Editor's Choice

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Downconverter

Model SSR-7530630580-12-M1 is an integrated E-Band block quadrature downconverter covering the frequency range of 72 to 78 GHz. It is designed and fabricated for automotive and broadband FMCW radar applications.  Due to the built-in X6 active multiplier, the required LO frequency and power are 12 to 13 GHz and +11 dBm.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

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LNA

Ducommun RF Product Group has released a new Low Noise Amplifier covering 26.5 to 40 GHz. Specifications:Fo: 26.5 to 40 GHz; Gain: 30 dB (min); P-1: 10 dBm (min); Noise Figure: 4.0 dB (typ); VSWR: 2:1 (typ); V/I: +8 Vdc/200 mA (typ); Connectors: K (F). Features: Broadband Low Noise; Wide Operational Temperature Range; Reliable, Proven Technology; Integrated Voltage Regulator.

Ducommun
ducommun.com

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Power Amp

The QBS-620 is a dual channel, rack mount GaN power amplifier module designed for shipboard communications; other military and commercial applications include battlefield and mobile communication platforms. Weighing 65 lbs., it consists of two identical channels, each containing a 200W amplifier, VHF & UHF switched harmonic filter banks, SP3T high powered switches, a controller, and an AC/DC power supply.

API Technologies
apitech.com

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Clear Epoxy

Master Bond EP62-1LPSP delivers an array of strength, electrical and handling properties that are well suited for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. With a tensile lap shear strength exceeding 2,000 psi, it bonds well to a variety of substrates including metals, composites, glass and many plastics.

Master Bond
masterbond.com

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True RMS Average Power Sensor

The new LB5918A is a state of the art high accuracy, high sensitivity True RMS Average power sensor that offers full functionality while not connected to a computer or power meter. The sensor is capable of logging up to 1,000 measurements per second and can store over 50 million measurements in nonvolatile memory with its easy to use Unattended Operation feature. The user simply sets the measurement up using USB on a computer then activates the unattended operation feature.

LadyBug Technologies
ladybug-tech.com

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Receive Modules

Skyworks introduced eight low noise, variable gain receive modules for LTE and WCDMA infrastructure applications requiring low noise and high linearity. The SKY65369-11, SKY65370-11, SKY65371-11, SKY65372-11, SKY65373-11, SKY65374-11, SKY65375-11, and SKY65376-11, are low noise, highly linear VGA modules that operate in the 700 to 2600 MHz range and feature very low return loss.

Skyworks
skyworksinc.com

1506 HFE choice 07

BERT

Anritsu introduced the MP1861A 56/64 Gbit/s MUX and MP1862A 56/64 Gbit/s DEMUX for its MP1800A BERT Signal Quality Analyzer to support 56/64 Gbit/s BER measurements required by signal integrity engineers to accurately evaluate high-speed serial transmission devices. The solution supports generation of NRZ data and BER measurements up to 64.2 Gbit/s, as well as jitter tolerance and bathtub jitter measurements in accordance with the latest standards.

Anritsu
anritsu.com

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LNA

The APT3-00500600-1010-D4  is ultra-wideband LNA with super-low noise figure (<1.0 dB, 0.8 dB typical), low VSWR, and low flatness across the entire 0.1 to 6 GHz band for use in many applications where lowest NF, VSWR and linearity are required. The high performance is an example of AmpliTech’s industry-leading low-noise design and technology.

AmpliTech
amplitechinc.com

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Circulator

TRAK Microwave announced a Ka-Band Dual-Junction Latching Circulator-Isolator for high performance SATCOM links, commercial aviation systems, missile systems, and other high-rel aerospace applications. The unit can be designed to cover a variety of bandwidths across the 16 - 35 GHz range and offers 1 μs switching speed and a very low insertion loss of 0.2 dB in transmit mode and 0.4 dB in receive mode.

TRAK Microwave
trak.com

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Coupler

Mini-Circuits’ ZADC-40-27HP+ is a 50Ω, Up to 40W, 1400 to 2700 MHz directional coupler that features: low mainline loss, 0.2 dB typ.; excellent VSWR, 1.15:1 typ.; coupling variation with temperature, from -55°C to 100°C is very small, ±0.1 dB typ.; usable over 1400-2700 MHz; DC current through input to output 2A Max. at 40 watt RF output power.

Mini-Circuits
minicircuits.com

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SDLVA

PMI Model No. SDLVA-18G40G-65-CD-292FF is a Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA) that operates over the frequency range of 18 to 40 GHz with a Logging Range from - 63 to + 2 dBm and a Log Slope of 25mV/dB.  Video Log Linearity is ±2.0dB and Video Frequency Flatness is ±2.5dB. High speed is achieved providing a Video Rise Time of 8ns and a Recovery Time of 40ns. Operates on ±12VDC and is offered in a small, lightweight housing measuring 2.37” x 1.8” x 0.42”. (Other frequency ranges, specifications and packaging are available. Please contact PMI with your specific requirements)

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

Insulated Wire

Insulated Wire’s Microwave Products Division announced a new distribution agreement with HASCO Inc. for the Re‐Flex™ product range. Re‐Flex™ is a semi‐rigid and conformable replacement cable combining IW’s unique laminated dielectric with a tin/alloy plated outer braid to provide a double shielded re‐formable cable that eliminates the failure modes of traditional solid and solder dipped outer jacketed, and provides a highly flexible cable with excellent RF performance, including lower attenuation than the comparable line size RG cables.

HASCO Inc. has stock available for immediate delivery of RF141 (RG402 line size) assemblies in a range of lengths starting at 2” with both direct solder and shell style SMA connectors, operating to 18 GHz and 26.5 GHz respectively. For further information and specifications please contact HASCO Inc.: hasco-inc.com.

AmpliTech

The comprehensive search engine on the AmpliTech website has been significantly revamped to not only allow for searches based on particular specifications, but to offer results that are closest to the entered parameters (within certain ranges) if a search by the exact specifications yields no matches. In addition, searching for a particular model number (in lieu of a search by specifications) has been made easier due to the ability to search for partials in case the customer doesn’t have the entire exact model number handy. More versatility has also been added by allowing searches just by using either a Start OR Stop frequency as opposed to both. For example, the user can simply enter 10 GHz for the Start frequency and leave the Stop frequency blank to see all models whose bandwidth starts at 10 GHz or higher.

AmpliTech
amplitechinc.com