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Power Amp

The 5293 is a high power broadband system that covers the 700-6000 MHz frequency range. This RFPA system utilizes the latest in GaN technology and provides linear output power across the entire band.. The Ethernet/IEEE-488/RS-232 or front panel keypad provides full remote control capabilities. All Ophir RF Amplifier systems come with a standard three warranty, and are designed, manufactured and serviced in the USA.

Ophir RF
ophirrf.com

Power Amps

Exodus Advanced Communications released a family of 10W, 20W and 40W 6-18 GHz Solid State High Power Amplifiers. They are available in both modular and bench-top or rack-mount system configurations. The 10W module (AMP1068), 20W Module (AMP1052) and 40W Module (AMP1062) as well as the systems that incorporate these modules, utilize the latest in Linear GaAsFET Chip & Wire technology and are suitable for all modulation schemes.

Exodus Advanced Communications
exoduscomm.com

1.85mm Male Direct Solder One-Step Cable Connectors for .085” Cables

SGMC Microwave’s new One-Step connectors have “Captivated” center contacts offering excellent performance up to 65 GHz (usable up to 67 GHz).  With no loose parts to handle, assembly is as simple as trimming the cable and then inserting it into the body for soldering. 

• DC-65 GHz / VSWR: 1.25:1 Max per connector

• 24” Flexible Cable Assembly produced 1.34:1 Max VSWR to 65 GHz

• 8” Semi-Rigid Cable Assembly produced 1.21:1 Max VSWR to 65 GHz

• Captivated center contact (beryllium Copper, gold plated)

• Body Components (Corrosion resistant Type 303 Stainless steel, passivated)

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

Capacitors, Resistors, and More

Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI), is a manufacturer of high-performance RF/Microwave passive components, and serves the Medical, Semiconductor, Military, Broadcast and Telecommunications Industries. We are known for our superior Customer Service, Fast Deliveries, Competitive Prices and Outstanding Quality.

We specialize in High-Q / Low ESR /ESL Capacitors, Non-Magnetic Resistors, and Trimmers.

Passive Plus
passiveplus.com

Antenna Tuning Solutions

Skyworks Solutions expanded its best-in-class antenna tuning product portfolio with the addition of several new high performance solutions. Skyworks’ latest antenna tuning offerings address the design challenges mobile device manufacturers face as smartphones become thinner, leverage revolutionary case materials and integrate more cellular bands. By optimizing radiated efficiency, Skyworks’ antenna aperture tuners enable higher data throughput and smaller footprints, minimizing dropped calls and improving the consumer experience.

Skyworks Solutions
skyworksinc.com

Power Sensor Demo Kit

LadyBug Technologies’ LB5900 series of patented no-zero no-cal before use RF Power Sensors offer coverage from 9 kHz to 40 GHz. The product’s broad frequency range combined with exceptional sensitivity make them ideal for satellite, radar, EMC testing along with defense applications and general testing. The sensor line offers an optional SPI / I2C connectivity system allowing the sensors to be used in compact instruments and ATE systems that do not include a PC.

LadyBug Technologies LLC
ladybug-tech.com

YTFs with Field-Replaceable RF Connectors Cover Up to 26.5 GHz

Micro Lambda Wireless, Inc. announced the production release of YIG-tuned filters with field- replaceable RF connectors covering the frequency range up to 26.5 GHz. First models released are the MLFRC- 42026 and the MLFRC-46026. However, this technique can be applied to other model series packages including the 1”, 1.4”, 1.7” and 2.0” size packages. The standard models operates over the 0 to +65 C temperature range, but Military versions covering -40 to +85C are available on special order. Units are available with remote Analog, 12 bit TTL and 16 bit serial drivers.

Micro Lambda Wireless
microlambdawireless.com

Coupler

MECA announced the latest addition to its extensive line of stripline couplers with the 780-dB-9.500-M01, covering from 1.0 to 18.0 GHz. Available in 10 & 20dB models  with SMA female connectors, optimized for excellent performance with industry leading specifications offering typical VSWR’s ranging from 1.40:1, Isolation of 15dB typical. Made in the USA and 36-month warranty.

MECA Electronics
e-meca.com

OMT

Model SAT-FE-12212-S1 is a WR-12 orthomode transducer (OMT) that operates between 60 and 90 GHz. It can either separate a circular or elliptically polarized waveform into two linear, orthogonal waveforms or combine two linear polarized waveforms into one circular or elliptically polarized waveform. It shows high port isolation and high cross polarization cancellation while providing low insertion. It is configured with a 0.122“ square waveguide for the antenna port and two WR-12 waveguides for the horizontal and vertical ports.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

Schottky Diode Detectors

Herotek’s single-diode general-purpose DS series biased Schottky diode detectors feature: Low Output Resistance (350 Ohm Typical); Optimized Performance in Octave-Band Models; Extremely Wideband and High Frequency; Performance Available in a Single Unit (1 to 40 GHz); Hermetically-Sealed Module.

Herotek
herotek.com

Spectrum Analyzer

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its portfolio of midrange signal and spectrum analyzers. The new R&S FSVA offers a 160 MHz analysis bandwidth over its entire frequency range, making it the only analyzer in its class to do so at frequencies between 26.5 GHz and 40 GHz. With its enhanced phase noise performance, the instrument offers users very high accuracy in spectral measurements on narrowband modulated signals and in phase-noise measurements.

Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde-schwarz.com

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Editor's Choice

1607 HFE choice 01

Power Sensor

Boonton added a new fast measurement mode to the 55 Series USB wideband power sensor, adding to its 100,000 measurements-per-second capabilities. This new mode unleashes the power of the Real-Time Power Processing architecture by analyzing a signal as it is being captured and quantifying user- defined events such as a series of pulses, bursts, or time intervals. This real-time analysis is quickly available to the user through a fast measurement readout of RF power measurements.

Boonton
boonton.com

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App Note

A new app note illustrates how the new in-situ measurement feature in NI AWR Design Environment™, specifically Microwave Office circuit and AXIEM planar EM design software, thus automatically accounting for the coupling between the circuit and the antenna in an easy-to-use framework. The note details two phased-array examples in which the antennas are simulated in AXIEM 3D planar EM and Analyst™ 3D finite-element method (FEM) EM simulators, respectively.

National Instruments
awrcorp.com/resource-library

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Connectors

Spectrum Elektrotechnik is a leading supplier of state-of-the-art components used in RF and microwave technology, including connectors, adapters, cable assemblies, phase shifters, couplers, gain amplitude equalizers, terminations, and calibration kits. In addition, a number of complex and integrated components have been engineered and manufactured for specialized programs and various customers' special needs.

Spectrum Elektrotechnik
spectrum-et.org

1607 HFE choice 04

Power Divider

Innertron’s 4-way power divider for macro base transceiver station applications features: frequency range: 698 – 2700 MHz; insertion loss, 0.7 dB max.; input VSWR, 1.25:1 max; output VSWR, 1.25: 1 max; Isolation, 20 dB min; amplitude balance, 0.6 dB max; phase balance, 6 deg. max; and power handling, 10 W. Innertron’s mission is to provide its customers reliable, consistent, high-quality RF and microwave components.

Innertron
innertron.com

1607 HFE choice 05

Power Divider

The DL7700 is a space qualified, low-profile 7-way power divider which spans a 25% bandwidth of 620 to 820 MHz. This model uses a combination of ferrite and microstrip technologies in a hermetically sealed flatpack. Maximum amplitude balance is ±0.5 dB while the phase balance between output ports is ±5°; with a total insertion loss of 2.3 dB. Maximum input and output VSWR is 1.5:1. The output isolation is 16 dB minimum. The DL7700 is rated for input power levels to 1 W and measures just 1 x 1 x 0.170 in.

TRM Microwave
trmmicrowave.com

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Waveguides

Fairview’s new flexible (and twistable) waveguide family consists of 36 models ranging in size from WR-137 as low as 5.85 GHz to WR-28 up to 40 GHz. Typical VSWR for these flexible waveguides ranges from 1.05:1 up to 1.35:1 depending on waveguide size and frequency and insertion loss performance is as low as 0.07 dB. These waveguide sections can flex in both the E and H planes and will also twist, making them a great solution in many different types of applications.

Fairview Microwave
fairviewmicrowave.com

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N-Type Cal Kit

Withwave's compact N-type Calibration Kits are especially suited for fine-tuning in production environments and quality testing facilities using 50 ohm N-type connectors from DC to 6 GHz. This Cal Kit includes all needed calibration standards (Open, Short, Load) in one unit. Enables ease of use in VNA calibration, especially in the field. Features: DC to 6 GHz; Standard Kit includes N-type (Male) Open-Short-Load; Return Loss:  Load < -38 dB; Phase Deviation (OPEN, SHORT): <1.5 degrees. Applications: VNA Full 2-port CAL; Test & Measurement.

Withwave
with-wave.com

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VNA Cables

These phase-stable alternatives to over-priced OEM test cables provide the utmost precision in vector measurements in the lab and during calibrations. The cable is constructed with an armor assembly to protect the cable and connectors, ensuring consistent performance in VNA, PNA, and scalar test calibrations. Fewer calibrations means less downtime, resulting in the MegaPhase promise of Lowest Cost per Measurement. Cable assemblies are available in any user-defined length up to 25 feet.

MegaPhase
megaphase.com

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Push-On Contacts

SSBP push-on contacts are designed to be used in industry standard multi-contact connectors or can be arrayed in a custom envelope for maximum flexibility. The SSBP interface engagement starts with a low insertion force mate, then the spring loaded sleeve is compressed when the multi-contact connector is fully engaged. The SSBP interface sides are designated as pin and socket following the convention of the multi-contact connector industry. Standard insertion and retraction tools will work with SSBP contacts.

Southwest Microwave
southwestmicrowave.com

1607 HFE choice 10

C/N Generator

Noisecom announced a new CNG-EbNo programmable precision carrier-to-noise (C/N) generator with an integrated spectrum analyzer designed for communication systems data streams that include multiple carriers in the frequency band. This new CNG-EbNo allows system designers and test engineers to isolate and characterize a specific frequency in the input data stream, accurately measure the power of the carrier at that frequency and generate a precise C/N ratio. 

Noisecom
noisecom.com

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Connectors

SRTechnology designs and manufactures a broad range of connectors, including SMA, BNC, N, 7/16 DIN, MCX, MMCX, SMB, and more. SRT has set up a strong and motivated team able to serve customers worldwide in a unique and successful way. R&D represents the core and highest added value thanks to a balanced mix of well-trained engineers and experienced personnel with both electrical and mechanical competencies, all targeting customer satisfaction.

SRTechnology
srtechnology.com

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Smiths Microwave

Smiths Microwave is pleased to announce that LORCH Microwave has joined EMC Technology, Florida RF Labs, and TRAK Dundee in the Smiths Microwave - Components business unit as of February 15, 2016.The addition of Lorch Microwave’s multi-topology RF/microwave signal conditioning and high selectivity filter products will add to the already broad offering including ferrites, waveguides, resistive components, cable assemblies and other interconnects and signal conditioning components.

“We are excited to welcome the committed team in Salisbury, Maryland and look forward to providing our current and future customers with an even broader range of component solutions,” noted Robert Torsiello, President of Smiths Microwave - Components. “Lorch is an industry recognized brand with a substantial heritage of innovation and customization.  This addition ultimately reinforces our long established value proposition and business strategy; we continue to become technologically broader and deeper”.

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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.