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Arbitrary Waveform Generator

The Model 675 offers premium signal integrity with an easy to use and robust touch-screen display interface. The output voltage can be adjusted in amplified mode up to 24 Volts. The Disruptive and innovative architecture provides unmatched performance, versatile functionality, outstanding usability, and upgradability during the life of the instrument.

Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC) is a leading manufacturer of precision electronic instrumentation for test, measurement, and nuclear research. Our corporate headquarters are in San Rafael, California, with additional manufacturing facilities and sales offices located throughout the United States.

Berkeley Nucleonics
berkeleynucleonics.com

Power Sensor: Extended Temperature Range

LadyBug Technologies’ new LB957A active temperature controlled mounting system is compatible with any of the company’s power sensors. LadyBug power sensors are thermally stabilized and do not drift or require measurement interruption to perform user zero and cal. When combined with the temperature controlled mounting system, the power sensors thermally stable operating range is extended to -55°C to +55°C.

The system is ideal for users requiring accurate measurements for fixed remote applications and is compatible with the company’s unattended measurement option (Option UOP) which makes and stores measurements autonomously.

LadyBug Technologies
ladybug-tech.com

0.9 mm Connectors

Connectors in the 0.9 mm SuperMini product line provide the superior performance of Southwest Microwave’s standard-size, high frequency connectors in a miniaturized footprint that is ideal for reduced-size PCB and panel applications, offering ultra-broad bandwidth and coupling nut mating. 0.9 mm SuperMini connectors are rugged and durable, featuring a 360° raised grounding ring and a temperature range of -55°C to 165°C.

These connectors provide mode-free operation through 67 GHz, offering well-matched impedance, excellent repeatability, and the industry’s lowest VSWR (1.2:1), insertion loss (0.7 dB) and RF leakage (≤ -100 dB).

Southwest Microwave
southwestmicrowave.com

Automotive Radar (77 GHz)

OML contributes to the R&D and manufacture of today's automotive radar technology, including FCC Part 15 emissions testing to 231 GHz, 15.253(e). By characterizing devices and antennas, this emerging technology is helping to improve safety on roadways throughout the world.

The excellent performance, stability and reliability of the instrumentation simplifies installation, alignment and maintenance activities. By leveraging existing microwave instruments, the OML frequency extension solutions are affordable, which helps with the adoption curve of this technology. This light weight technology also helps to improve on fuel economy.

OML
omlinc.com

Course: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits and Back

This course is intended for design, application and test engineers as well as technicians interested in learning about the system aspect of the radio design space covering the entire signal chain from antenna to bits and back. The aim is to apply intuitive system design methods to dissect the radio modem at RF, analog and digital domains with emphasis on: a) physical understanding of the interaction between components and different radio architectures and b) quantitative performance evaluation using simple hand calculations and simulation.

Besser Associates
besserassociates.com

New Products

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Capacitor Selection Tool

Passive Plus, Inc.’s (PPI) brand new online Capacitor Application Program (C.A.P.) helps Engineers and Designers select capacitors by inserting basic capacitor requirements (Cap value, Frequency). C.A.P then produces Scattering Matrices (S2P) Charts, electrical parameters (ESR, Q, Impedance), and available mechanical options (Case Size, Terminations, Mounting). Once engineers have determined their capacitor requirements, C.A.P. helps complete online Requests for Quotes (RFQs), datasheets, and sample requests if desired.

Passive Plus
passiveplus.com

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Production Process Innovations

NI recently announced its latest product advancements designed to fuel innovation across the production process, from testing and validation to R&D and design. One highlight:

Streamlined SystemLink™ Software Interface to Increase efficiency — By connecting test systems and test data to enterprise outcomes, SystemLink software substantially accelerates each phase of the product life cycle. With a unified view of test operations in design validation and production environments, SystemLink manages and simplifies test scheduling, resource utilization, system health and maintenance. The latest software enhancements include new UI customization options, simplified product navigation and expanded asset health monitoring capabilities. The result is test insight acceleration, more efficient use of assets and reduced cost of test.

NI
ni.com

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SMA Female to SMA Female In-Series Adapter

Frequency Range: DC to 18 GHz / Usable up to 26.5 GHz (MODE FREE) Electrical: 50 Ohm, Low VSWR & Low Insertion Loss VSWR: 1.15:1 Max @ 18 GHz (Under 1.25:1 up to 26.5 GHz) Materials: Passivated 303 Stainless Steel or Gold Plated Beryllium Copper available

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

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Amplifiers, Switches, and More 

Herotek offers Detectors, Comb Generators, Limiters, Switches, GaAsFet Amplifiers (Broadband, Low Noise, and Power) and integrated subsystems of many types, including up and down converters, multipliers, harmonic mixers, and transceivers.

Herotek has been a quality supplier of RF and Microwave components since 1982. Herotek is a broad-based, high technology company supplying parts for the Military, Industrial and Commercial markets with designs from DC to 75 GHz. It offers standard products as well as thousands of custom designs, and is happy to match existing products.

Herotek
herotek.com

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Cross-Reference For Avantek YIG-tuned RF/Microwave Oscillators

Micro Lambda Wireless offers a complete line of hard-to-find Avantek™ YIG Tuned Oscillators. Frequency coverage is 500 MHz to 40 GHz.

Micro Lambda Wireless has done extensive cross reference research and provides both catalog and special models. Available at the company’s website is a brief cross reference guide for Avantek’s™ catalog YIG tuned oscillators. Please contact Micro Lambda Wireless for special model Avantek cross references.

Micro Lambda Wireless
microlambdawireless.com

November 2021

2021 11 HFE cover

The November 2021 Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

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94GHz Socket for LGA56

Ironwood Electronics introduced new LGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 94 GHz, very low inductance for ATE applications. The GTP-LGA-1002 socket is designed for 10x10 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 94 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. Contact resistance is typically 30 milliohms per pin. Socket is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses very small real estate allowing capacitors/resistors to be placed close by. This socket utilizes swivel lid for initial setup. Once test program is verified, lid and protruded screws are removed.

https://www.ironwoodelectronics.com/press/94-ghz-socket-lga56.html

New RF GaN X-Band Radar Solutions

Wolfspeed introduces four multi-stage GaN on SiC devices, extending its range of RF solutions for X-band radar applications. These new devices provide options for systems requiring high efficiency transmit solutions in challenging form factors. Offered in small, industry standard packages that allow designers to achieve maximum performance with smaller systems that consume less power.

https://wolfspeed.com/rf/products/x-band

Qorvo® to Create State-of-the-Art Semiconductor Packaging Center

Qorvo® has been selected by the U.S. government to create a State-of-the-Art (SOTA) Heterogeneous Integrated Packaging (SHIP) RF production and prototyping center. The SHIP program will ensure that microelectronics packaging expertise and leadership is available for both U.S. defense contractors and commercial clients that require design, validation, assembly, test and manufacturing of next-generation RF components.

The exclusive SHIP Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), worth up to $75 million, was awarded to Qorvo by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division. This program is funded by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s (OUSD R&E) Trusted and Assured Microelectronics Program (T&AM), and is administered by the Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted System (S²MARTS) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), managed by National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL).

Under the SHIP program, Qorvo will design and deliver the highest levels of heterogeneous packaging integration. This is essential to meet the size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) requirements for next-generation phased array radar systems, unmanned vehicles, electronic warfare platforms and satellite communications.

 

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eBook: A Designer’s Primer on Radar Systems

Combined with advances in phased-array antennas and integration technologies, radars are moving beyond military/aerospace markets to address a host of commercial applications. This primer showcases how NI AWR software provides designers with the advanced modeling and simulation technologies needed to meet the challenges of all types of radar system design.

awr.com/resource-library/designers-primer-radar-systems

A Designer’s Primer on 5G Communications

Recent advances in NI AWR software are helping designers develop the antenna and RF front-end components that are making 5G a reality. This primer offers content on the innovative wizards and synthesis technologies that enable engineers designing 5G communications systems to deliver cost-effective, high performance, and high-reliability products to market.

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