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Kaelus and ATEC Announce New Rental Partnership

Kaelus and Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Announce New Rental Partnership  - RF CafeAdvanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) partners with Kaelus to become a rental distributor of Kaelus products. Kaelus manufactures Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Testers for the wireless telecommunications sector, and ATEC is one of the largest rental companies of test equipment for the telecommunications, aerospace, semiconductor, consumer electronic, and many other  sectors. PIM, the non-linear junction that causes interference in the RF path... 

ECM Announces Distribution Agreement w/MECA Electronics

ECM - East Coast Microwave Distributors, Inc. Announces New Authorized Distribution Agreement with MECA Electronics, Inc. - RF CafeECM announced a new authorized distribution agreement with MECA Electronics to supply the manufacturer's line of USA made rugged & reliable RF/microwave passive DC – 20 GHz microwave components and solutions globally.MECA Electronics MECA serves all areas of the RF/Microwave industries including world class network providers. They have long been the "backbone" of high performance wired and air-interfaced networks such as in-building applications, satellite communications, radar, radio communications, telemetry applications, mobile radio, aviation and air traffic communications...

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals April 2014 Newsletter

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Newsletter for April 2014  - RF CafeAdvanced Test Equipment Rentals just issued their TEC Talk newsletter for April 2014. It includes hot topics in the tech news world, highlights of new or special function test equipment they have available, and some electronics industry news.

Z-Comm Intros Low Phase Noise 11.8 GHz Synthesizer

Z-Comm Intros Ultra Low Phase Noise 11.8 GHz Synthesizer - RF CafeZ-Communications announces a new RoHS compliant Fixed Frequency Synthesizer model SFS11800C-LF in the X-band. The SFS11800C-LF is a single frequency synthesizer that operates at 11.8 GHz with a 10 MHz reference and features a typical phase noise of -90 dBc/Hz and -120 dBc/Hz at the 10 kHz and 100 kHz offsets, respectively. The SFS11800C-LF is designed to deliver a typical output power of 3 dBm with a VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc while drawing 90 mA...

AWR Presents & Exhibits at EDICON 2014

AWR Presents & Exhibits at EDICON 2014 - RF CafeAWR will be presenting and demonstrating its soon-to-be released V11 NI AWR Design Environment™ at EDICON 2014 in Beijing, China starting April 8 and running through April 10, 2014. V11, the first major software release in 2014, includes new features, functionality and enhancements to Microwave Office/Analog Office circuit design software, Visual System Simulator, AXIEM 3D EM, and Analyst™ 3D FEM EM software. Demonstrations within booth #301...

Anatech Intros Cavity Duplexer & BPF, and Ceramic BPF

Anatech Electronics Intros Cavity Duplexer & BPF, and Ceramic BPF, April 2, 2014 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics has released new designs for a 825-835 MHz, 870-880 MHz cavity duplexer, a 950 MHz cavity bandpass filter, and a 748 MHz surface-mount ceramic bandpass filter . All can be ordered directly through their AMCrf web store.

American Radio Supply Giving Away Alinco DR-135T Radio

American Radio Supply Giving Away Alinco DR-135T Transceiver - RF CafeThis month, as an advertising promotion, American radio Supply is giving away an Alinco DR135T 2-meter mobile transceiver to a lucky ham radio operator. No purchased necessary; however, registration is required. At American Radio Supply we recognize the importance of amateur radio operators and the valuable service they render to the public. As a token of our appreciation we give away an amateur radio each month to a licensed amateur radio operator. To enter our random drawing...

Anatech Electronics Published Its March 2014 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for March 2014 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics has published its March 2014 newsletter. As always, it includes both company news and some tidbits about relevant industry events, regulations, and standards. This month, Sam Benzacar offers his views on the subjects of AT&T's Digital Life service, LightSquared "Crawling back to life," the challenges of Defense contracting, and IMS2014 in Tampa Bay, Florida.

LadyBug Announces New Representatives for Nevada

Please click here to visit the LabyBug Technologies websiteLadyBug Technologies, manufacturers of patented no-zero no-cal before use USB RF Power Sensors, is pleased to announce new representatives for the state of Nevada. Northern Nevada is served by Jay Stone Associates and Southern Nevada is represented by ACETEC, Inc. Both firms are established LadyBug partner representatives with extensive experience in RF and microwave technology.

IPP Intros New100–520 MHz 90° SM Coupler

IPP Intros New100–520 MHz 90° SM Coupler - RF CafeInnovative Power Products introduces their Model IPP-7057, a 200 watt surface mount 90° Coupler that operates from 100–520 MHz. Detailed product specs, including the outline drawing, typical test data, and s-parameters are available on IPP's website. The IPP-7057 will combine two signals up to 200 watts CW of total output power. This coupler is produced in an SMD package size of 0.750 x 2.00 inches. Insertion loss is less than 0.60 dB, amplitude balance is less than ±0.80 dB, phase balance is less than ±7°.

Nova Microwave Acquires ISO Certification

Nova Microwave Acquires ISO Certification - RF CafeNova Microwave, a subsidiary of Electro Technik Industries (ETI), is now certified to ISO: 2008 by SAI Global. Nova Microwave designs and manufactures isolators and circulators for RF and microwave commercial and defense applications. Nova Microwave offers a number of different styles from drop-ins to surface mounts. The frequency ranges from 380 MHz to 23.6 GHz with average power ratings from 2 to 250 watts.

R&S Adds Liquid-Cooled Broadband HPAs to EMC Line

Rohde & SchwarzEMV 2014: R&S BBL Liquid-Cooled HPA - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz now offers up to 10 kW of power in a frequency range from 9 kHz to 225 MHz with its R&S BBL200 amplifier family. Thanks to a new liquid cooling system, these models are quieter and more compact than ever before. The R&S BBL200 will be on display at EMV 2014 in Düsseldorf at booth CCD-202.

Skyworks Next-Generation SkyOne™ Front-End Solutions

Skyworks Launches Next-Generation SkyOne™ Front-End Solutions - RF CafeSkyworks Solutions announced that it has unveiled its second-generation SkyOne™ platforms. SkyOne™ is a family of fully optimized, scalable devices that integrate all of the high-performance RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna into the industry’s smallest footprint. These groundbreaking solutions also provide the world’s best linearity and power added efficiency for smart RF integration. The newest front-end solutions cover...

AWR Webinar: Developments in Continuous Mode RF PA Design

AWR Webinar Outlines Recent Developments in Continuous Mode RF PA Design - RF CafeAWR Corp announces the on demand availability of a webinar from the live recording of Dr. Steve Cripps' keynote talk given at European Microwave Week 2013 (EuMW 2013). Titled "Recent Developments in Continuous Mode RF Power Amplifier Design," this talk takes the well-publicized continuous-mode PA theory into new territory. Dr. Cripps introduces a novel and powerful new design methodology based on "clipping contours," which allows engineers to design broader bandwidth PA matching networks in such...

IPP Intros New Website Design

IPP Intros New Website Design - RF CafeInnovative Power Products (IPP) announced today the launch of its newly revamped website. The redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced rich content about IPP's broadband products and services. The new website was also designed to be viewed on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices without loss of functionality. The IPP website now offers sortable and searchable product spec charts; technical specifications and outline drawings for each product. We have also added...

Linx TT Series R/C Transceiver Low Power & Long Range

Linx's TT Series Remote Control Transceiver Combines Simplicity, Low Power Consumption and Long Range Capability - RF CafeThe new TT Series Remote Control Transceiver is designed for reliable bi-directional, long-range remote control applications. The module consists of a highly optimized Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) RF transceiver and integrated remote control transcoder. The FHSS system allows higher power and therefore, longer range than narrowband radios, reaching over 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) line of site in typical environments with 0 dB gain antennas. Regulations in the country of operation dictate the maximum legal output power, so the final system range may be less depending on the country of operation...

Pasternack Launches Redesigned Website

Pasternack Launches Redesigned RF and Microwave Website - RF CafePasternack Enterprises, an industry leading manufacturer and global supplier of RF and microwave products, recently launched its new website which boasts best-in-class site search functionality, one-page checkout and an updated user friendly interface. The new 2014 Pasternack website is the first major redesign since the Company’s previous 2012 website overhaul. Most noticeable to the average user is the sites simplified, stripped down look and feel of the new homepage. Pasternack's main objective with the new site was to provide engineers and buyers...

AWR’s University Portal Provides Better Access

AWR’s New University Portal Provides Better Access and Focused Content for its Rapidly Growing Academic User Base - RF CafeAWR Corporation announces a new university portal added onto its main navigation menu that provides focused, in depth content to the company’s rapidly-growing academic user base. The site is clearly and concisely organized with dedicated areas for students, faculty, and graduates to easily navigate and get the information they need. The student portal offers links to educational content, tutorials and how-to, technical content, and information about other AWR University-focused content. The graduate portal provides ongoing educational...

API Radiation Tolerant Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator

API Technologies Announces Radiation Tolerant Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator - RF CafeThe API725 Series is a high performance line of SAW oscillators providing superior communication distances for frequencies of 350 MHz to 4,000 MHz and phase lock loop for heritage applications. The radiation tolerant voltage controlled SAW oscillators (VCSO) are designed for space, satellite communications and aerospace systems. The VCSOs deliver low phase noise performance (-109 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz) and low vibration sensitivity (2 x 10-9 per g). API's space-qualified VCSOs are standard products that can be modified to customer...

RFID Hardware Engineers Needed at SecureRF

SecureRF Announces RFID Hardware Engineer Position - RF CafeSecureRF, a Connecticut based company, develops solutions that combine security and cryptography with low resource computing devices. Our breakthroughs in authentication and data protection performance are being applied to mobile payments, wireless sensors, machine-to-machine (M2M) and automated identification technologies such as NFC and RFID. As we bring our secure products to market and develop new security and sensor solutions, we are looking for RFID Hardware Engineers who have experience with RF wireless communication systems such as NFC and RFID to join our experienced team. More information and additional job openings can be found at the SecureRF website.

NuWaves' Sales Rep Network Expands w/AeroGear Telemetry

NuWavesNuWaves Engineering, an international radio frequency (RF) and embedded systems solutions provider, announced today that the company has added AeroGear Telemetry, Inc. as an authorized representative of its products and design services for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and South Central regions of the U.S., in total AeroGear Telemetry logocovering 17 states as well as the District of Columbia. With over 100 years of combined sales experience serving the Military, Aerospace, and Government market sectors, AeroGear provides expertise with telemetry, instrumentation, and surveillance & reconnaissance communication electronics solutions. "NuWaves' sales and support footprint has grown considerably...

Fairview Microwave Debuts New Lines of Tunable RF Filters

Fairview Microwave Debuts New Lines of Tunable RF Filters - RF CafeFairview Microwave a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF products, announces their new lines of band pass and band reject tunable filters. Fairview Microwave's tunable RF filters are commonly used in lab environments for testing many frequency bands including PCS, UHF, PMR, Tetra, LTE, and WiFi. The tunable band pass filters and band reject filters, also known as band-stop filters or band-rejection filters, are effective in band selection or frequency discrimination with high attenuation greater than 50 dB... 

AWR Design Forum (ADF) Adds Israel to the Tour

AWR ADF 2014 logoAWR Corporation has extended its 2013 ADF tour well into 2014. The final venue stops being added to this tour are located in Israel. Late addition dates and locations include May 20th in Haifa and May 21st in Tel-Aviv. The agenda details as well as registration are all online and available now. AWR Design Forum is a free and open event where designers of microwave and RF circuits and systems can network, share useful information and resources pertinent to high-frequency design, and collaborate on industry issues...

Anatech Intros Cavity BPF, Ceramic BPF, & 13 dB Coupler

Anatech Electronics Intros Cavity BPF, Ceramic BPF, & Directional Coupler, April 15, 2014 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics has released new designs for a 2,533 MHz cavity bandpass filter, a 749 MHz ceramic bandpass filter, and an 800-2,500 MHz 13 dB directional coupler. All can be ordered directly through their AMCrf web store.

Tracking Signal Generator Supports Spectrum Analyzers

DS Instruments' Generic Tracking Signal Generator Supports New  - RF CafeDS Instruments offers the TG6000, a generic tracking signal generator that is compatible with new and legacy RF/microwave spectrum analyzers. The DS Instruments TG6000TG6000 can provide a TG signal from near DC to beyond 6 GHz enabling swept scalar type measurements with a Spectrum Analyzer. In addition a fully synthesized signal source is integrated into the TG6000 allowing its use as a standalone signal generator. The SG source has a frequency range from 25 MHz to 6 GHz. Typical dynamic range for swept response of a DUT is >80 dB.

Z-Comm Intros Synthesizer w/Low Ø-Noise at 10.625 GHz

Z-Comm Intros Fixed Frequency Synthesizer with Low Phase Noise at 10.625 GHz - RF CafeZ-Communications announces a new RoHS compliant fixed frequency synthesizer model SFS10625E-LF. The SFS10625E-LF is a single frequency PLL solution that is pre-programmed to operate at 10.625 GHz. This fixed frequency device utilizes ceramic resonator topology to achieve integrated RMS noise performance of better than 0.4° while consuming less than 500 mW of power. It is designed to operate over the temperature range of -30 to +70°C and delivers +3 dBm of output power into a 50 Ω load. Package measure 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.22 in.

LadyBug Technologies March 2014 Newsletter

LadyBug Technologies March 2014 Newsletter - RF CafeThe March 2014 LadyBug Technologies newsletter is now available. Founded in 2005, LadyBug Technologies manufactures the PowerSensor™ line of miniaturized USB RF & Microwave Power Sensors. "Our software developers are currently working on Gemini’s applications. The product will offer many new exciting features. One of these new features is "Math Windows"; these are pre-defined windows that can be opened within the application and can be used to process measurements from two or more sensors...

National Sales Manager Wanted Copper Mountain Technologies

Copper Mountain Technologies, an industry leader in USB-based, lab-quality vector network analyzers, has announced a career opportunity for a National Sales Manager. Qualifications include understanding VNA test methodology and product strategy, possessing in-depth product expertise to conduct customer demonstration, trials, and providing pre-sales technical support to sales channels, and providing technical and commercial support for on-going projects. Must understand local RF market, establish relationships within the industry...

Anatech Intros Cavity BPF Filters & 4-Way Power Divider

Anatech Electronics Intros Cavity Bandpass Filters & 4-Way Power Divider, March 12, 2014 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics has released new designs for a 862.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter, an 2422 MHz cavity bandpass filter for Wi-Fi Anatech Electronics Intros Cavity Bandpass Filters & 4-Way Power Divider, March 12, 2014 - RF Cafehotspots, a 2.0-2.9 GHz 4-way power divider/combiner, and a 902-928 MHz cavity bandpass filter for ISM band. All can be ordered directly through their AMCrf web store.

API Intros Broadband 8-12 GHz Limiting Amplifier

API Technologies Intros Broadband 8-12 GHz Limiting Amplifier - RF CafeAPI Technologies announces a new broadband 8-12 GHz limiting amplifier ideally suited for demanding military API 8-12 GHz Limiting Amplifierrequirements and high-end commercial applications such as microwave receivers, microwave telemetry systems, uplink communications platforms, instrumentation, and military communications systems. It features excellent output flatness of 1 dB that is independent of the input, and allows for inputs levels from -20 to -10 dBm.

PMI Intros 14-40 GHz, 10-Bit Programmable Attenuator

PMI Intros 14-40 GHz, 10-Bit Programmable Attenuator - RF CafePMI Model No. DTA-14G40G-32-CD-2 is a 10 Bit programmable attenuator with step resolution as low as 0.04 dB which provides over 32 dB of attenuation over the frequency range of 14.0 to 40.0 GHz. This model is offered in a slim line housing measuring 2.0" x 1.8" x 0.5" with 2.92 mm female connectors and operates on a single +15 VDC supply with only 40 mA of current consumption typically.

American Radio Supply Offers Free HAM Bumper Sticker

American Radio Supply Offers Free HAM Bumper Sticker - RF CafeReceive a free 'HAM' radio bumper sticker from American Radio Supply with any purchase. Regular Price $2.99. Use code 'FREEHAM' at checkout to receive a $2.99 discount. Valid for licensed amateur radio operators only. Offer ends March 31, 2014. Limit one (1) per customer.

Anatech's February Newsletter Now Available

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for February 2014 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics has published its February 2014 newsletter. As always, it includes both company news and some tidbits about relevant industry events, regulations, and standards. This month, Sam Benzacar offers his views on the subjects of spectrum sharing, the role of carrier aggregation in LTE-Advanced systems, and the latest killer app for NFC.

Skyworks Enables Smartphones for Emerging Markets

Skyworks Enables Low-Cost Smartphones for Emerging Markets - RF CafeSkyworks Solutions introduced a suite of products targeting low-cost smartphones for emerging, high growth markets. Skyworks’ portfolio of scalable and flexible front-end solutions includes multiband power amplifiers, antenna switches and diversity modules for low to high end TD-LTE platforms. These highly efficient solutions deliver enhanced functionality, support multiple modulation schemes and enable handset manufacturers to reduce the number of discrete components. GTI, the industry association for the Global TDD Initiative, recently presented Skyworks with the 2014 GTI Innovation Award for developing products...

R&S SMW200A Digital Predist. Option Shortens Test Time

New R&S SMW200A Digital Predistortion Option Shortens Test Time and Simplifies Evaluation of Envelope Tracking Amplifiers - RF CafeThe new R&S SMW-K541 digital predistortion option from Rohde & Schwarz allows users to import predistortion coefficient tables directly into the R&S SMW200A. The signal generator uses these delta values to adjust the baseband signal in real-time. The option greatly reduces test times since predistorted waveforms no longer have to be tediously recalculated and imported into the generator. Amplifiers are most efficient when they operate near their maximum output power, which occurs in the nonlinear range. Although more power efficient...

IMS 2014:  June 1-6 Tampa Bay, Florida

IMS 2014 (MTT-S) Tampa Bay, Florida - RF Cafe"The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as a full set of social events. The symposium also hosts a large commercial exhibition featuring over 550 companies. The IEEE MTT-S Microwave Week has several conferences that are co-located at the same venues. Besides the flagship IMS Conference, Microwave Week also hosts the IEEE RFIC and ARFTG conferences...

PMI Intros Low Phase Noise, 400° Analog Phase Shifter

PMI Intros Low Phase Noise, 400° Analog Phase Shifter - RF CafePlanar Monolithics Industries has introduced Model Number PS-5G18G-400-A-SFF, a 5 to 18 GHz, low phase noise, analog phase shifter with capability for phase shifting from 0 to 400°. Operates from a single positive control voltage of 0 to +10 VDC with a phase voltage sensitivity of 40°/volt. This model offers a typical modulation bandwidth of 50 MHz and is supplied in our PE2 housing measuring only 1.08” x 0.71” x 0.29” and can be used with the SMA connectors or in a surface mount configuration. A new test report has been added to our web site wish contains phase noise data.

AWR to Preview Design Env v11 at Radio Wireless Week 2014

AWR to Preview AWR Design Environment V11 at Radio Wireless Week 2014 - RF CafeAWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, will preview in Booth #1 new features and enhancements in its soon-to-be-released AWR Design Environment™ V11 at Radio Wireless Week 2014 in Newport Beach, CA from January 20 to 21. Of special interest are demos of the new configurable PCells (library of parts) antenna measurement capabilities in AWR’s Analyst™ 3D finite element method (FEM) EM simulation software.

Anatech Intros Bandpass, Duplexer, & Triplexer Filters

Anatech Electronics Intros Bandpass, Duplexer, & Triplexer Filters, January 13, 2014 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics has released new designs for a 729 MHz LC bandpass filter, an 800 / 1600 / 2400 MHz triplexer filter, and a 813/858 MHz PTT SAW duplexer filter. All can be ordered directly through their AMCrf web store.

MWJ Releases Industry's 1st Augmented Reality Magazine

Microwave Journal Releases Industry's First Interactive Magazine Using Augmented Reality - RF CafeMicrowave Journal, an industry leading Horizon House technical publication, has released the industry's first interactive technical magazine that uses the augmented reality app Layar to overlay digital information onto the pages. When readers scan the pages that are marked with the "Scan page using Layar app" logo with their mobile device, digital information is overlaid onto the print page. Readers will be able to experience more engaging rich media delivered automatically and can tap the screen to view other related information. Videos and animations appear to "play out of the page" in the augmented reality mode...

PMI Intros 2 to 18 GHz Detector Log Video Amplifier

PMI Intros 2 to 18 GHz Detector Log Video Amplifier - RF CafePMI Model No. SDLVA-218-44-70M is a Detector Log Video Amplifier (DLVA) designed to operate over the 2.0 to 18.0 GHz frequency range. This model offers a logging range of -40 to +4 dBm having a log slope of 70 mV/dB. The logging linearity is better than ±0.75 dB and the rise time is 25 nsec maximum and the fall time 300 nsec maximum. This model operates on ±15 VDC. 

API Technologies Intros L-Band Planar Array Antennas

API Technologies Intros L-Band Planar Array Antennas - RF CafeAPI Technologies' Transmit and Receive L-Band Antenna Arrays are designed for military and commercial markets and applications including point-to-point communications, satellite communications, and RF transmitters and receivers. This low profile, high gain, linearly polarized planar antenna array achieves wider bandwidth than similar sized antennas. API utilizes an in-house proprietary mix of substrate materials which allows wider than normal bandwidth for an antenna of this size and frequency range.

IPP Intros New 20-1000 MHz Drop-in Hybrid Coupler

Innovative Power Products Intros New Drop-in Hybrid Coupler - RF CafeInnovative Power Products introduces their Model IPP-2247, a 150 watt 90 Degree Coupler in a Drop-In package style that operates from 20 - 1000 MHz. The IPP-2247 will combine two signals up to 150 Watts CW of total output power. This coupler has a remarkable amplitude balance of ±0.25 dB across the whole band. This design is a 3 port device with an internal Termination capable of handling 50 watts. Insertion Loss is less than 0.90 dB, VSWR is less than...

Z-Comm Intros Ultra Compact L-Band VCO

Z-Comm Intros Ultra Compact L-Band Voltage Controlled Oscillator - RF CafeZ-Communications announces a new RoHS compliant VCO model USSP1570-LF in the L-band. The USSP1570-LF operates from 1540 to 1600 MHz with the narrow tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 2.5 Vdc. This miniaturized VCO features phase noise of -90 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset while operating off a 2.7 Vdc supply and drawing a mere 6mA of current. The USSP1570-LF provides the end user an output power of -1±3 dBm into a 50 Ω load while operating over the industrial temperature range of -40 to 85º C...

PMI Dielectrically Stabilized GaAs FET Oscillator @ 16.3 GHz

PMI Intros Dielectrically Stabilized GaAs FET Oscillator at 16.3 GHz - RF CafePMI Model No. DRO-16D3G-CD-1 is a dielectrically stabilized GaAs FET oscillator with a center frequency of 16.3 GHz. This model provides minimum output power of +11 dBm with all spurs held to -55 dBc and harmonics held to -20dBc. The mechanical tuning frequency is ±25 MHz and the unit has a phase noise of -70 dBc/Hz. The unit requires +15 VDC and 150 mA and measures 1.06" x 1.63" x 0.98"

PMI Intros 8-Bit Digital Phase Shifter for 6-18 GHz

PMI Intros 8-Bit Digitally Controlled Phase Shifter for 6-18 GHz - RF CafePMI Model No. PS-360-DC-3 OPTION 618-15D is an 8-bit, digitally controlled phase shifter operating from the 6.0 to 18.0 GHz. frequency range. This unit has a typical insertion loss of 10 dB, accuracy of ±15°, switching speed of 500 ns maximum, and a VWSR of 2.0:1 maximum. It is supplied with removable SMA(F) connectors in a housing measuring 1.6" x 1.75" x 0.5".

MECA Electronics Intros Low Frequency 100 W Power Dividers

MECA Electronics Intros Low Frequency 100 W Power Combiners/Dividers - RF CafeMECA power dividersMECA introduces Low Frequency addition to the H-Series, 100-watt Wilkinson high power combiner/dividers. Available in 2-way and 4-way configurations covering 5 to 500 MHz. With VSWR of 1.30:1 (Typ) and low insertion loss (less than 0.3 dB) all while accommodating load VSWR’s of 2.0:1 or better! Available in N and SMA connectors. Essential for combining unbalanced inputs! All models are weatherproof IP 67 rated. Made in USA. 

Skyworks Intros Connectivity Solutions for Mobile Devices

Skyworks Launches Family of Highly Innovative Connectivity Solutions for Smartphones and Tablets - RF CafeSkyworks Solutions today unveiled several wireless networking products incorporating flip-chip packaging, augmenting its existing world-class mobile connectivity portfolio. Skyworks' newest devices leverage innovative and proprietary manufacturing techniques that allow smartphone and tablet OEMs to incorporate smaller, thinner solutions for 802.11ac system-in-package (SiP) modules. As high-end mobile devices deliver ever-increasing functionality and ubiquitous connectivity...

Cobham Awarded Option for AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming

Cobham Defense ElectronicsCobham has been awarded a $21.8 million contract modification by the US Naval Air Systems Command, exercising an option to procure additional Low Band Transmitters (LBT), a variety of antennas and adapter interface modules for Cobham Awarded $21.8 Million USD Contract Option By US Navy for AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming Transmitters, Antennas & Components - RF Cafethe AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System to be used by the US Navy and the Australian military. Under this option, Cobham Defense Electronics in Lansdale, PA will manufacture 8 LBTs for the US Navy and 11 for Australia; 11 vertically polarized antennas for the Navy and 6 for Australia; 17 high band horizontally polarized antennas for the Navy...

AWR Announces Winners for Taiwan U. Student Competition

AWR CorporationAWR Corporation announces the winners of its 2013 National Taiwan University Student Design Competition. AWR partnered with National Taiwan University in mid-2013 to sponsor the first ever Taiwan Student Design Competition. The objective of the competition was to encourage students2013 National Taiwan University Student Design Competition in Taiwan to become involved in the dynamic profession of microwave and RF engineering and to apply their knowledge to practical designs using the highly efficient AWR design methodology...

MECA Electronics Intros 1.7-2.2 GHz Low PIM Reactive Power Splitter

MECA Electronics Intros 1.7-2.2 GHz Low PIM Reactive Power Splitter - RF CafeDr. D.A.S©. prescribes MECA's Low PIM (-160 dBc Typ.) compact reactive splitter for DAS applications. Covering 1.700-2.200 GHz make them ideal for space restricted areas where the traditional T styles simply won't fit. IP67 Rated. Made in the USA - 36 month warranty.

Synergy Microwave Engineer Positions

Synergy Microwave Engineer Positions - RF CafeSynergy Microwave, a privately-owned and operated designer and manufacturer of passive and active microwave components, currently has career opportunities for qualified engineers in the sales, synthesizer/PLL design, and component design areas. Synergy Microwave, located in Paterson, New Jersey, was founded in 1982 and is a recognized industry leading supplier of VCOs, PLLs, OCXOs, DROs, SAW oscillators, frequency synthesizers, coupler, filters, dividers, mixers, power dividers & combiners, attenuators, switches, amplifiers, demodulators, phase detectors, wideband transformers, and much more.

Win a Free Ham Radio - American Radio Supply -

Win a Free Radio from American Radio Supply - RF CafeWould you like to win a free radio for use in your ham shack? Who wouldn't? Mr. Terry Burton, owner and founder of American Radio Supply, himself a ham (W4ALK), just sent me a note saying that his company has been running a monthly radio giveaway. Per Terry, "At American Radio Supply we recognize the importance of amateur radio operators and the valuable service they render to the public. As a token of our appreciation we giveaway an amateur radio each month to a licensed amateur radio operator. To enter our random drawing simply complete our registration form, or click on...

AWR Student Gift Helps PhD Graduate Launch Consultancy

AWR Graduate Gift Initiative Helps PhD Student Launch Engineering Consultancy Firm - RF CafeAWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, releases a new customer success story that prominently and proudly features how the AWR Graduate Gift Initiative played a role in helping Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick found PoweRFul Microwave, an engineering consultancy specializing in RF and microwave amplifier design. Upon graduation from Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, Dr. FitzPatrick took advantage of AWR’s Graduate Gift Initiative program, which gifts a one-year complete AWR Design Environment™ software license to graduates...

AWR Magazine Goes Digital

AWR Magazine Goes Digital - RF CafeAWR Corporation has released a digital edition of its AWR Magazine that’s a culmination of news and events over the past year.  Widely distributed at major trade shows and AWR-hosted seminars, the AWR magazine is now offered online in a new interactive format that’s PC, tablet and smartphone compatible. The digital edition of AWR Magazine, as well as previous static PDF issues, can be found on line.

VidaRF Intros 12.0-14.5 GHz Broadband Coaxial Isolator

VidaRF Intros 12.0-14.5 GHz Broadband Coaxial Isolator - RF CafeVidaRF introduces the VCI-120145-1, a 12.0 GHz to 14.5 GHz coaxial isolator which features a rugged body with stainless steel SMA connectors, sealed and painted if required. Isolation is 20 dB min, with an insertion loss of 0.4 dB or less, VSWR of 1.25:1, maximum power handling of 1W, and operational temperature of -54 to +85C. Other frequencies and connector configuration available per request in this package size of 0.50" x 0.67" x 0.50". 

R&S Intros 1st SigAn & SpecAn w/500 MHz Analysis BW

Rohde & Schwarz Presents the World's First Signal and Spectrum Analyzer with 500 MHz Analysis Bandwidth - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz has once again expanded the analysis bandwidth for its R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzers. In the past, 320 MHz was considered an excellent value. Rohde & Schwarz is the first company to offer analysis bandwidth of 500 MHz. The new R&S FSW-B500 hardware option is now available for all analyzers of the R&S FSW family and can therefore be used for measurements in a frequency range up to 67 GHz. This enables completely new applications for the signal and spectrum analyzer in research and development as well as for tests on fast wireless connections such as WLAN or Beyond 4G (5G).

PMI to Present Paper at EWCI-2014

The Design of Ultra Narrow-band Amplifiers using Small Signal Varactor Up-converters for ESM, ECM, ECCM, and ELINT Applications - RF CafeThe following paper titled "The Design of Ultra Narrow-band Amplifiers Using Small Signal Varactor Up-converters for ESM, ECM, ECCM, and ELINT Applications" was submitted for publication by Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc. (PMI), and has been duly accepted by the Technical Committee and Management of EWCI-2014. The full text of the paper can be found here on RF Cafe or on the PMI website.

Most Popular Items from everything RF in 2013

Most Popular Items from everything RF in 2013 - RF Cafeeverything RF has published a list of most popular on its website in 2013. Categories include RF / microwave components, news stories, test equipment, and white papers. There are currently 129,148 RF & Microwave Products from over 318 Companies listed in 217 Categories listed in the RF & Microwave Company Directory on everything RF.

Werbel Microwave Announces New Product Plans for 2014

Werbel Microwave Announces New Product Plans for 2014 - RF CafeWerbel Microwave is a designer and manufacturer of RF and microwave passive components that operate up to 18 GHz. Products and designs are for the commercial wireless industry, featuring power dividers & combiners, directional and hybrid couplers, bias Ts, and resistive dividers. An expansion is planned for business year 2014 that include high power directional couplers, weatherproofed enclosures, and miniature drop-in packages. Typical turnaround time from concept to manufacture is within four to six weeks after receipt of order.

Cover Sistemi Uses Microwave Office to Design UWB Receiver

Cover Sistemi Relies on AWR Software to Design  - RF CafeCover Sistemi, an Italian electronics developer, used AWR software to design a UWB receiver from concept to final production in a single pass. Specifications were for a complete design starting from the antenna through to the entire RF/baseband analog chain down to the AD converter. Cover Sistemi used Microwave Office® for the circuit design and AXIEM® for the EM simulation. The scope of work included all design phases, from high-level simulation to circuit-level design and final verification of pre-layout and post-layout.

Orbel Intros 2014 Catalog of EMI/RFI Shielding Products

Orbel Intros 2014 Catalog of EMI/RFI Shielding Products - RF CafeOrbel, a leading manufacturer of etched and stamped EMI / RFI shielding, recently introduced its 2014 catalog. With more than 1,000 designs and ideas to choose from, expert designers are on staff for support and to satisfy your custom design needs. Orbel is able to meet your demands for board level shielding, finger-stock, gaskets, metalized fabric gaskets, photo-etched precision metal parts, precision metal stampings, and electroplated...

ATEC Now Carries 2 New EMI Analyzers for CISPR 16-1-1

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Now Carries Two New EMI Analyzers for CISPR 16-1-1 Compliance for Rent  - RF CafeAdvanced Test Equipment Rentals, supplier of complete testing solutions for EMC, now carries the latest EMI receiver and analyzers from top manufacturers Agilent and Rohde & Schwarz ESU40Rohde & Schwarz, from 20 Hz to 40 GHz, fully compliant to CISPR 16-1-1 with A2LA ISO 17025 calibration certification. The Agilent N9038A MXE EMI receiver and the R&S ESU40 are fully CISPR compliant EMI analyzer. Features like quasi-peak detectors, meters, signal and measurement lists, marker functions, span zoom, zone span, and spectrogram displays.

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals March 2014 Newsletter

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Newsletter for March 2014  - RF CafeAdvanced Test Equipment Rentals just issued their TEC Talk newsletter for March 2014. It includes hot topics in the tech news world, highlights of new or special function test equipment they have available, and some electronics industry news.

Fairview Intros Low-PIM Mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 Adapters

Please click here to visit the Fairview Microwave websiteFairview Microwave Inc. has introduced mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 adapters for applications requiring low PIM performance such as cell sites or indoor/outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS). Other applications of these adapters include land-Fairview Microwave Intros Low-PIM Mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 Adapters - RF Cafemobile radio (LMR) communications, telecom installations, wireless infrastructure, portable sweep testing, OEM in-rack RF routing, and in-building systems. Mini-DIN adapters are similar to 7/16 DIN connectors, but are smaller with more precise electrical performance and offer VSWR of 1.25:1 to 6 GHz.

White Paper: Close Proximity Co-Located GPS Receivers

Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Linearity Impacts to Close Proximity Co-Located GPS L1 Receivers (Parsec Technologies) - RF CafeParsec Technologies has published a white paper titled "Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Linearity Impacts to Close Proximity Co-Located GPS L1 Receivers." A commercial low-cost GPS L1 (Fc = 1575.42 MHz) receiver in close physical proximity to a 2G/3G/4G compliant cellular handset transceiver FEM is analyzed for performance impacts related to various forms of electromagnetic interference. A description of how the GPS L1 receiver works is presented. GPS L1 receiver link budgets, simulation and measured receiver data, and spurious...

Delta Electronics Releases New MHF/U.FL Series Data Sheet

Delta Electronics Releases New MHF/U.FL Series Data Sheet - RF CafeDelta Electronics Manufacturing Corp's new MHF/U.FL series data sheet details the company's latest ultra miniature coaxial interconnect system that operates from: DC-6 GHz. This connector interface was developed for applications in small form factor wireless mobile electronic devices. In addition to information on applications, materials, finishes and typical electrical performances, full detail is provided on how to specify a MHF/U.FL cable assembly or "pigtail" assembly, including compatible coaxial cables...

Cobham Dual-Polar 'White Space' UHF Sector Antenna

Cobham Announces Dual-Polar 'White Space' UHF Sector Antenna - RF CafeCobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas, has developed a dual-polar UHF sector antenna for use in the 'White Space' frequency bands. This is the first product in a range of similar dual-polar base station antennas, which will be available from Cobham soon, in 2GHz, 3GHz and 5GHz bands. Cobham's wideband SA11-90-0.6VH/2178 antenna provides both vertical and horizontal polarisations. In conjunction with radios, having two-port diversity, it can provide non-line-of-sight...

Skyworks Powers Leading Gaming Platforms

Skyworks Powers Leading Gaming Platforms - RF CafeSkyworks Solutions, an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets announced that its front-end modules, low noise amplifiers, switches and power detectors are being utilized across the world's foremost gaming platforms such as the Sony PlayStation®, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox. Skyworks has been delivering RF solutions across nearly all gaming platforms for several generations. "Skyworks is proud to be at the heart of all leading gaming platforms,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and corporate general manager at Skyworks.  “Our analog and connectivity solutions...

PMI Intros 2-18 GHz, 1P6T, Low Video Transient, SS Switch

PMI Intros 2-18 GHz, 1P6T, Absorptive, Low Video Transient, Solid State Switch - RF CafePMI Model No. P6T-2G18G-60-T-512-SFF-LV is a single pole, six throw, absorptive, low video transient, solid state switch operating over the frequency range of 2.0 to 18.0 GHz. This model has a maximum insertion loss of 4.0dB and a minimum isolation specification of 60 dB with video transients of 2mV typically. It operates at 23 dBm CW maximum and has a survival specification of 27 dBm CW maximum and offers a typical switching speed of 30 ns...

5 New Positions Opened by GEA Process Engineering

GEA Process Engineering Inc., Job Openings - RF CafeGEA Process Engineering Inc., a full service company specializing in process systems and solutions, is seeking people with the following skills. We were established in 1974 and promote an environment where all employees are valued and treated with respect.

- Process Engineer
- Sales Engineer
- Instrumentation & Controls
- Field Service Technician
- Construction Estimating

Skyworks Secures Military & Aerospace Hi-Rel Designs

Skyworks Secures Hi-Rel Designs with Multiple Aerospace and Defense Manufacturers - RF CafeSkyworks Solutions an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that is has captured hi-rel and COTS sockets with several aerospace and defense suppliers such as Cobham, EADS, Herley and Teledyne. Skyworks’ solutions are being leveraged for microwave switching, attenuation, receiver protection and mixer and detector applications in commercial and military radios, avionics systems, software defined radios and navigation platforms that support major tier-one aerospace and defense companies such as Boeing, L-3 Communications, Northrup Grumman and Raytheon.

Parsec Antenna Selected for Telit Mini GPS Receiver

Parsec Technologies PTA-1.5M GPS Antenna - RF CafeTelit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality M2M solutions, products and services and Parsec Technologies, a global supplier of advanced amplifier technology communications products, solutions, and services, today announced that a combination of the companies' technologies results in the world's lowest profile companion solution for GPS receiver and antenna. For host devices able to accommodate higher volumetric symmetry, assembly of the components can be made to fit a 6x16x8 mm volume. Along with class leading miniaturization, the receiver outperforms top traditional designs...

KR Electronics Unveils New Website Design

KR Electronics Unveils New Website Design - RF CafeKR Electronics invites visitors to explore its new website at www.krfilters.com. The new website is designed with improved navigation and functionality. Customers can access data sheets for nearly one thousand previously designed filters or request a custom filter online. Please visit our new site and give us your feedback using the customer feedback form. Providing custom and standard innovative filter solutions for both the commercial and military markets for over 40 years.

DongJin TI Intros Power Divider/Combiner Pamphlet

DongJin Technology Innovation Intros Power Divider/Combiner Pamphlet - RF CafeDongJin Technology Innovation has published a new pamphlet detailing a line of RF power divider / combiners with operational frequencies ranging from 10 MHz through 2700 MHz and power handling as high as 20 W. Small sizes make them ideal for mobile communications equipment applications. All feature low insertion loss, low VSWR, high isolation, aluminum bodies, compact size. Specifications can be customized for your application. SMA / N connector types are available.

API Intros Switched Multiplexer with Integrated LNA

API Technologies Announces New Switched Multiplexer with Integrated Low Noise Amplifier - RF CafeAPI Technologies Corp., a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, is now offering a switched multiplexer that includes an integrated LNA. Designed for radar, EW and ELINT applications, this new multiplexer provides excellent broadband performance across the 2 GHz to 18 GHz range using suspended substrate stripline (SSS) technology. Specifically suited for agile receiver front ends and directional finding systems, API’s switched multiplexer provides a 20 dB gain with a 5 dB noise figure and fast switching at 100 ns...


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