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50-Watt Directional Coupler

Model 251-087-010 is a 50 Ohm directional coupler that covers 12.4 - 18 GHz frequency range and features a 10 dB coupling value. The frequency sensitivity is ± 0.75 dB maximum, insertion loss is 1.0 dB maximum and directivity is 12 dB minimum. Maximum VSWR is 1.50:1, RF input power is 50-Watts average /1000-Watts peak and the RF connectors are SMA female. Directional Couplers designed by BroadWave provide an accurate method for sampling a signal. We offer couplers for most applications including power measurements, signal leveling, and frequency measurements from 500 MHz to 18 GHz with N or SMA connectors.

BroadWave Technologies
broadwavetechnologies.com

2.40 mm Vertical Launch Connector

Southwest Microwave’s NEW 2.40 mm Jack (Female) 2-Hole Bolt-on, Compression Mount, Vertical Launch connector delivers the industry’s lowest insertion loss and VSWR. Typical VSWR is 1.3:1 across 50 GHz bandwidth (VSWR represents two 2.40 mm connectors mounted on 1” long test board.) Designed for microstrip or grounded coplanar waveguide (GCPW) circuits, Southwest Microwave Vertical Launch connectors provide optimal signal integrity without solder and are removable and reusable.

Southwest Microwave
southwestmicrowave.com

Introduction to Radar Course

This seminar provides an introduction tutorial on basic Radar design, techniques and operational capabilities. It covers a definition of radar, basic radar fundamentals, types of radars, derivation of the radar equation in multiple forms, radar range equation and range ambiguity, minimal detectable range, signal and noise analysis, MDS, clutter, detection process, probability of detection and false alarm, range accuracy and resolution, range and bearing determinations, radar cross section, displays PPI, Moving Target Indicator MTI, blind speeds, and much more.

Besser Associates
besserassociates.com

True RMS Power Sensor: Coverage to 50 GHz

LadyBug Technologies’ new LB5944A True-RMS RF Power Sensor offers coverage to 50 GHz. The USB Power Meter features a frequency range of 1 MHz to 44 GHz, with optional capability to 50 GHz. The thermally stable, multi-path RMS responding sensor features an 86 dB of dynamic range and a 2.4 mm male connector. The sensor’s calibration is first tier NIST traceable, and the sensor is manufactured in the US. Includes software and comprehensive programmatic support.

LadyBug Technologies
ladybug-tech.com

5G Radio and Smartphone RF Architecture Fundamentals - Live Online

With an explosion of wireless mobile devices and services, Wireless system designers have been facing the continuously increasing demand for high data rates and mobility required by new wireless applications and therefore have started research on fifth generation wireless systems that are expected to be deployed beyond 2020. Future challenges facing these potential technologies are the significant increase in the complexity of RF cellular handset communication systems that use massive MIMO and cognitive radio networks.

Besser Associates
besserassociates.com

New Products

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Comb Generators and Much More

Herotek's products are built to meet excellent performance, high reliability, and quick delivery. The product lines consists of components and subsystems in the DC to 75 GHz range, such as GaAs FET amplifiers, (Broadband, low noise and power), Detectors, Limiters, Switches, Comb Generators, Up and Down Converters, Harmonic Mixers, and Integrated Su assemblies such as multipliers. Standard as well as custom products are available.

Herotek is located in San Jose, California in a modern, 30,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, with dedicated and controlled assembly areas for MIC Microelectronic Assemblies.

Herotek
herotek.com

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Precision Right Angle Adapters

Do you have the Right Angle in Quality, Performance and Reliability? SGMC Microwave does!

SGMC Microwave has an extensive line of 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, and SMA Precision Right Angle In-Series and Between-Series adapters suited for your application needs. Please visit our website or contact us direct to find out more about our Precision Right Angle Coaxial Connectors.

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

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Tech Brief: Bandpass and Band-reject Microwave Filters

Using small conductive “loops” a YIG filter is coupled to and from a YIG sphere’s resonant magnetic field. The closer the loop, the wider the bandwidth. Bandwidth can also be expanded by increasing the number of YIG resonators and carefully “tuning” the RF coupling loops. In this brief, RF engineers will learn the three basic methods in which this coupling is applied: signal transfer; signal reflection; and oscillation feedback, and how this differentiates a bandpass from a band-reject filter.

Micro Lambda Wireless
microlambdawireless.com

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Portable Handheld MM-Wave Solution

OML’s mixer series, MxxHxDC, is specifically designed for handheld spectrum analyzers as a portable solution for millimeter wave spectrum analysis measurement. Utilizing the handheld spectrum analyzer tracking generator as an LO source and the built-in DC supply; this harmonic mixer provides you the ease of portable field measurement in a one box solution.

OML
omlinc.com

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Coaxial Limiter

PMI Model No. LM-400M2G-20-1W-SFF is a coaxial limiter that operates over the 400 MHz to 2.0 GHz frequency range. This model offers a maximum of 0.7 dB insertion loss while handling 1 W CW maximum. The compact 0.65" x 0.53" x 0.22" housing is outfitted with SMA female connectors. 

Planar Monolithics Industries (PMI) has been in business for over 31 years as a manufacturer of electronic components for defense applications.

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

September 2021

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The September 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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