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FEM Family: 10W Transmit Power

Qorvo® introduced the industry’s first fully integrated T/R Front-End Module (FEM) family capable of delivering up to 10 Watts of saturated RF transmit power in a small, 7 mm x 5 mm land grid array (LGA) package. Using Qorvo’s patented heterogeneous packaging techniques, this new FEM product family delivers the power density, reliability and reduced size needed for next-generation X-band radar and surveillance platforms. The flagship product, QPF5010, can generate 10 watts of power, which is three times greater than the closest competitive solution.

Qorvo
qorvo.com

Flex Box for Wireless Infrastructure

HUBER+SUHNER unveiled its most versatile distribution box – the MASTERLINE Flex Box (MLFB) – offering operators greater efficiency when deploying new wireless infrastructure. The outdoor MASTERLINE Flex Box can hold up to two exchangeable field-proven, fiber optic IANOS® modules. Initially developed for indoor data centers, these modules can be utilized for outdoor applications for the first time, enabling functions such as splicing, transition, conversion and patching.

HUBER + SUHNER
hubersuhner.com

Power Sensor: 1 MHz to 26.5 GHz

LadyBug Technologies’ LB5926A Power Sensor measures RF power at frequencies from 1 MHz to 26.5 GHz. The sensor has a dynamic range of -60 dBm to 86 dBm allowing users measurement flexibility and making attenuator selection for high power applications easy. The advanced RMS responding, two path diode based sensor accurately measures signals with any modulation bandwidth. It offers higher measurement speed and dynamic range than thermal sensors, without compromising accuracy.

LadyBug Technologies
ladybug-tech.com

Cadence AWR Design Environment V15.03 Now Available 

The latest V15.03 release of Cadence® AWR Design Environment® software is now available for customer download at Cadence.com. Version 15.03 of the software contains over 50 updates and improvements, including:

Application programming interfaces (APIs) – expanded calls/requests that support user defined interface programming for custom design automation and enhanced productivity Cell libraries – improved mapping of shapes copied from a layout editor and pasted into an artwork cell editor Enhanced scripting – generate extensible markup language (XML) libraries from both schematic and system diagrams

Cadence AWR
awr.com

Rach-Mount IPS

Transtector Systems released a new line of enterprise rack-mount integrated power systems (IPS), combining AC-to-DC power rectification, power distribution and load control into a space-saving design that occupies as little as one standard rack unit (RU). These new IPS units combine Transtector reliability and value with versatile functionality in a configurable design, providing users in cellular base stations, land mobile radio, utility, enterprise and other dynamic applications the essential functionality they need without sacrificing significant rack space.

Transtector Systems
transtector.com

SMA Female to SMA Female (Bullet) In-Series Adapters

• 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

• Dielectric: Fluorocarbon (PTFE) Epoxy Captivated

• Overall Length 0.508” (12.90mm)

• Available for immediate delivery – Same day shipping for all stock items

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

Flat Electrolytic Capacitors 

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has expanded its line of high performance flat electrolytic capacitors with the NHR Series. Able to withstand operating temperatures from -55 °C to 150 °C, NHR capacitors are constructed with rectangular stainless-steel cases and laser-welded covers and have near-hermetic seals to prevent dry-out. These capacitors have a 3,000-hour life at full-rated conditions and stand up to 80g vibration to meet the most demanding military, aerospace, industrial, and down-hole applications.

Cornell Dubilier
cde.com

New Products

2020 12 HFE newProducts 01

Voltage Controlled Programmable Attenuator

This voltage controlled programmable attenuator features a 63 dB dynamic range in 1 dB steps. Model 631-031-063 is rated 1-Watt average input power and has SMA female RF connectors. Attenuation accuracy is +/- 0.5 dB or 2% of programmed and is controlled via solder terminal connectors. The supply voltage +12 Vdc at 30 mA nominal per section resulting in 10 milliseconds switching speed. The 50 Ohm attenuator has an operating frequency range of DC – 2200 MHz, maximum VSWR is 1.40:1 and insertion loss is 3.5 dB maximum. Other impedance and connector options are also available. Please contact us with your unique requirement for the appropriate model number.

BroadWave Technologies
broadwavetechnologies.com

2020 12 HFE newProducts 02

Sector Antenna

KP’s new tripleband sector antenna allows for three radios to operate with only one sector antenna, reducing leased space on the tower and installation costs. This antenna supports 2x2 MIMO in 2.4 GHz, 4x4 MIMO in 3.5 GHz, and 2x2 MIMO in 5 GHz bands. It comes with three radio mounting slots that work with Ubiquiti radios and KP’s radio brackets for Cambium’s PMP450 and 450I, and ePMP2000 radios. This tripleband sector features a 65-degree beamwidth and high front-to-back that allows for six sectors to be used with frequency-reuse three (ABCABC). It is constructed of heavy-grade, powder-coated mounting brackets.

KP Performance Antennas
kpperformance.com

2020 12 HFE newProducts 03

Power Divider

PMI Model: APD-8-0R523G-292FF is an eight-way power divider operating over the 0.5 to 23.0 GHz frequency range. This model has a max insertion loss of 2.0 dB from 2.0 to 8.0 GHz and 3.2 dB Max between 8.0 to 18.0 GHz. The compact 5.0" x 3.7" x .43" housing with removable 2.92 mm female connectors.

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

2020 12 HFE newProducts 04

Zero Bias Schottky Detectors

KRYTAR Zero Bias Schottky Detectors are specifically designed for use in today's high-performance microwave instrumentation and systems. KRYTAR detectors are designed for such applications as power measurements, analyzing radar performance, leveling pulsed signal sources, AM noise measurements, system monitoring and pulsed RF measurements in ultra-broadband and mm-Wave applications.

KRYTAR
krytar.com

2020 12 HFE newProducts 05

Bring Our RF/Wireless Training to Your Site

Any of our courses can be presented on-site at your location at a time that is convenient to you. On-site training is available for domestic and international locations and has the following benefits:

protects proprietary information. avoids logistics and travel costs associated with training large numbers of people off-site. permits critical-function employees to be accessible for work while taking a class. frees engineers' time to design products rather than administrate training needs. schedule the course when you want it.

Besser Associates
besserassociates.com

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Frequency Synthesizer Module

Model SOT-02220313100-SF-B6 is a low phase noise frequency synthesizer module designed and manufactured for standard test instrumentation, communication and radar systems as a local oscillator. It covers a frequency range of 0.2 to 20 GHz with an exceptional low harmonics and spurious emissions as well as superior low phase noise performance. The model is externally referenced with internal reference backup. The output power is from -20 to +13 dBm controllable by the command. The frequency resolution is up to 0.1 Hz. The phase noise of the oscillator is dependent on the quality of the reference source. When the oscillator operates with the internal reference, the phase noise is -110 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset at 20 GHz frequency point. The oscillator has a maximum spurious of -60 dBc.

Eravant
eravant.com

December 2020

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The December 2020 Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

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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.

 

 

Delta Electronics: Manufacturing Marvel

Delta Electronics Mfg. Corp., headquartered in Beverly, MA is being spotlighted as a “Manufacturing Marvel” on Fox Business Network, on July 30, 2020. The two minute airing will take place between 9:30 and 9:45 PM. Delta is a true manufacturing, USA based company that is thriving in a world of increased foreign competition. We are a world class manufacturer of RF, Microwave, and Millimeter wave products and assemblies, used in a variety of highly sophisticated Commercial, Medical, Military and Aerospace subsystems.

 

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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.

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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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