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Triad RF Systems Intros 30 to 2700 MHz, 8 W Bidirectional Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros 30 to 2700 MHz, 8 W Bidirectional Amplifier - RF CafeTriad RF Systems has released the TTRM1200, a wideband GaN BDA that operates from 30 MHz to 2700 MHz and produces over 8 W of TX power. Measuring only 3.25 x 2.42 x 0.54 inches, this feature rich BDA is also one of the most efficient. While producing 8W of RF power, it only consumes 24 W of DC power. It also produces over 2 W of linear 16 QAM power with <9% EVM. In order to operate on various existing platforms, the unit features a wide DC input range of +11 to +28 VDC. Switching between Tx ...

Empower Intros New Multi-Mode 200 W, 1900-6000 MHz SSPA

Empower RF Systems Intros New Multi-Mode 200W, 1900 - 6000 MHz SSPA - RF CafeEmpower RF is announcing the production release of our proven Model 2215 for EMC, RF Product Test, Communications, and Electronic Warfare applications. The 2215's inherent rugged design is based off Empower's COTS family of NEXT GEN patented architecture that virtually eliminates every internal connector found in the typical RF/Microwave system amplifier. With Power supply options that include 28 V DC, 400 Hz AC, and single phase AC, the unit is equally suited for land mobile vehicle, airborne, and shipboard deployments ...

QuinStar Next-Gen GaN Solid-State Power Amplifiers for Space

QuinStar Next-Gen Gallium Nitride Solid-State Power Amplifiers for Space - RF CafeSatellite communication is growing rapidly. Recent and anticipated launches of new satellite equipment are spurring interest in and demand for wireless communication. Several companies have stated the intent to provide large throughput, high-speed communication networks in the coming years. Along with the increased access to space, this is driving interest in new satellite communications. Accordingly, we need new communications technology to supply bandwidth and data rate to support these applications. One challenge ...

 

Anatech Electronics' April 2018 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for April 2018 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its April newsletter. In it, Sam Benzacar digresses from his usual insight into military and commercial telecommunications topics to address the potential for election fraud. It is not a politically charged treatise, but a commentary on the vulnerability of cybersecurity efforts - basically concluding that other than with old fashion paper ballots, meddlers have ample opportunity to rig the system without ever physically showing up at polling sites. Of course we ...

everythingRF Adds DAS and Wireless Infrastructure Categories

everythingRF DAS inventory - RF CafeeverythingRF recently started covering the DAS and Wireless Infrastructure categories on their extensive searchable database of companies. Category examples are RF signal tappers, multicouplers, base station antennas, tower mount amplifiers, microwave backhaul radios, and repeaters. Please contact everythingRF for assistance if needed.

Design for EMI Testing (step-by-step guide)

Rohde & Schwarz has published an app note titled, "Design for EMI Testing," available as a free download. "Today, R&D engineers face challenging time-to-market goals. Extending the product development schedule and delaying the product launch can prove to be extremely costly in terms of opportunity cost and lost market share. Nearly 50 % of products fail EMC compliance the first time. Every day spent on debugging, isolating and correcting the EMI problem increases the time to market. The time lost could have been used to work on another project or on ..."

Axiom Test Equipment Early April Specials

Axiom Test Equipment Early April Specials - RF CafeAt Axiom Test Equipment we provide high-quality services and affordable solutions such as test equipment rental, test equipment sales, and test equipment repair. These examples of test equipment specials are a very small sample of our extensive stock available for rental or for purchase. Axiom Test Equipment can also perform repair and calibration of your gear. Contact us today with your needs ...

 

Anatech Electronics April 2018 Product Update

Anatech Electronics Product Update April 3, 2018 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics offers the industry's largest portfolio of high-performance standard and customized RF and microwave filters and filter-related products for military, commercial, aerospace and defense, and industrial applications up to 40 GHz. Anatech has introduced three new filter designs: a 120.5 MHz bandpass filter with N type connectors, a 36 MHz crystal notch filter with SMA connectors, and a 1-200 MHz 3-way power divider with SMA connectors. Contact Anatech today ...

CMT Intros Scalable 5G Test Solution w/Frequency Extender for 18-54 GHz

Copper Mountain Technologies Launches Scalable 5G Test Solution with New Frequency Extender for 18 to 54 GHz - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies launches their new FET1854 extenders with frequency range from 18 to 54 GHz. This product is an addition to the existing CobaltFx mmWave frequency extension system already used by many telecommunications and consumer electronics companies. With the launch of the new FET1854 extenders, the CobaltFx system will allow engineers to build a scalable and affordable 5G testing solution. Anchored by a 2- or 4-port 9 or 20 GHz USB vector network analyzer, CobaltFx includes extenders ...

Taking Proper Measure to Ensure Safer Products

Taking Proper Measure to Ensure Safer Products - RF CafeAxiom test Equipment's Newest Blog is titled "Taking Proper Measure to Ensure Safer Products." The blog addresses electrical safety testing, specifically how basic EST functions such as AC high-potential (hipot) testing, DC hipot testing, and insulation resistance (IR) measurements can help to identify and eliminate manufacturing problems before they become too widespread in production or even become part of shipped products. Performing EST as part of manufacturing production can provide a great deal of insight into ...

Transient Specialists Offers Automotive Immunity Transient Test Generator

Transient Specialists Offers Automotive EMC Immunity Transient Test Generator - RF CafeTransient Specialists, a leader in electromagnetic compatibility rentals for over 30 years, announces that they will be offering rentals of the NSG 5500 by Teseq this coming May. This compact Automotive immunity transient test generator allows for testing for to meet standards of ISO, SAE, DIN and JASO, and many others. Transient Specialists, conveniently located in the mid-west, offers a variety of EMC test equipment rentals to accommodate your testing needs. Our rentals include technical support on the equipment, weekly and monthly ...

Axiom Test Equipment Early March Specials

Axiom Test Equipment Early March Specials - RF CafeAt Axiom Test Equipment we provide high-quality services and affordable solutions such as test equipment rental, test equipment sales, and test equipment repair. These examples of test equipment specials are a very small sample of our extensive stock available for rental or for purchase. Axiom can also perform repair and calibration of your gear. Contact us today with your needs ...

R&S Intros Bench Power Supply with Unique Features for Its Class

Rohde & Schwarz Intros Bench Power Supply with Unique Features for Its Class - RF CafeThe New Rohde & Schwarz NGE100 is a robust and affordable high-performance power supply. 2 or 3 Channels, 33.6 W each. 0 V to 32 V and 0 A to 3 A per channel. Max 96 V or 9 A in parallel / serial operation. Electronic fuse, overvoltage, overpower and over-temperature protection. USB and optional LAN or W-LAN interface. Starting at $805. The R&S®NGE100 has high efficiency combined with low ripple and a variety of functions that are usually not found in this class of power supplies. All operating conditions of all channels are ...

ConductRF Cable Assemblies Semi-Flexible Alternative to Semi-Rigid

ConductRF FPA Cable Assemblies Semi-Flexible Alternative to Semi-Rigid - RF CafeConductRF's FPA RF Cable Assemblies provide a cost effective high performance solution for applications typically supported by Semi-Rigid or high cost flexible precision cables. Multi-layer shielded cable provides both flexibility and form-ability by combining a flexible spiral foil over which is a tin plated copper braid which can be formed. This create a half-way situation, but with added benefits of lower costs, improved performance and enhanced shielding. Flexible Low Loss RF cables with direct solder connectors. Custom marking available on ...

Anatech Electronics Newsletter - OTA TV

Anatech Electronics Newsletter OTA TV - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its February newsletter. In it, Sam Benzacar writes in "Over-the-Air Broadcast TV 2.0" the resurgence in popularity of OTA broadcasting for local television stations. There is a similar growth in OTA radio broadcasting as well. People's personal communications financial resources are being stretched to the point of breaking. When you add up a cellphone family plan, cable television, Internet service, and in some cases a telephone landline, monthly bills can easily add up to $400... which is nearly $5k per ...

EDI CON USA 2018 Announces Technical Program Chairs

EDI CON USA 2018 Announces Technical Program Chairs - RF CafeElectronic Design Innovation Conference and Exhibition USA (EDI CON USA), the industry event that brings together RF/microwave and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators, is happy to announce its technical program co-chairs for the 2018 USA event. Jin Bains, Head of Connectivity, SCL, at Facebook and Ransom Stephens, PhD, Author, Technologist, and Physicist, have agreed to help steer the direction of this year's conference. Bains is an expert in RF/microwave industry, and Stephens is expert in high-speed ...

Triad RF Systems Intros 400 - 450 MHz CubeSat/NanoSat Base Station Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros 400 - 450 MHz CubeSat/NanoSat Base Station Amplifier - RF CafeTriad RF Systems announces the TA1181, which has been designed for use from 400 to 450 MHz, and is typically used in but not limited to CubeSat and NanoSat GCS (Ground Station) applications. This amplifier module has a maximum output power of 158 Watts and can be used with a multitude of waveforms, from GMSK/BPSK up to highly modulated signals such as 64QAM and 256QAM for higher data rate applications. This class AB LDMOS module is designed for both military and ...

 

EDI CON China 2018 Announces Keynote Speakers

EDI CON China 2018 Announces Keynote Speakers - RF Cafe

EDI CON China 2018, a conference and exhibition that brings together engineers working on high-frequency analog and high-speed digital designs, taking place March 20-22, 2018 at the China National Convention Center (Beijing, China), announces the lineup for its plenary keynote sessions at this year's event. EDI CON China 2018 will feature two plenary keynote sessions, one with industry experts focusing on 5G on March 20th at 9:30AM and one with leading experts focusing on innovation on March 21st at 9:30 AM ... 

ConductRF Flexible RF Jumpers Cables for Internal Interconnect

ConductRF Hi-Frequency Flexible RF Jumpers Cables for Internal Interconnect 2/20/2018 - RF CafeConductRF's latest innovation is Hi-Frequency RF Jumper Cables with 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm or 1.85 mm connectors as standard. This assemblies use our optimized direct solder attached connectors and our superior double shielded hi-frequency A61SW flexible cable with shielding effectiveness greater than −100 dB. These cables are design to support the latest requirements for 5G telecom applications for cross connecting modules, but can equally be used in any field where hi-frequency jumper cables are required ...

Axiom Test Equipment Late February Specials

Axiom Test Equipment Late February 22, 2018 Specials - RF CafeWhy rent test equipment from Axiom? Get test equipment without a capital budget. Tax benefits - the expense of a rental can be deducted immediately. Protects you against product obsolescence. Save time and money with quick delivery. Try equipment out before committing a lot of money to a purchase. Save time and money on maintenance costs (which are the responsibility of the rental company). Please contact Axiom today for your rental needs ...

 

 

everythingRF Launches Photonics Resources Website

everythingRF Launches Photonics Resources Website - RF CafeGoPhotonics is an online product discovery platform for the Photonics sector. They list complete product catalogs of lasers, laser diodes and other photonics products from the leading manufacturers and make them searchable by specification. The parametric search tools on GoPhotonics have been developed for each category based the parameters that users would need to specify when looking for a product in the specific category. Laser Systems & Modules: We have over 10,000 Products listed from more than 200 manufacturers. Users can narrow down on lasers based ...

 

Design and Simulate Phased Arrays with NI AWR Software

Application Example Demonstrates How to Design and Simulate Phased Arrays with NI AWR Software - RF CafePhased-array antennas are becoming popular for a variety of applications such as automotive driver assist systems, satellite communications and advanced radar and will be key components of upcoming 5G communications systems. This application example provides a brief overview of the simulation capabilities within NI AWR Design Environment, specifically Visual System Simulator™ (VSS), that address the complexity and cost issues involved in developing communications systems based ...

Pasternack Intros mm-Wave Removable End Launch Connectors

Pasternack Introduces a New Line of Millimeter-Wave Removable End Launch Connectors - RF CafePasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has just released a new line of high-speed end launch connectors. These new removable end launch connectors are perfect for signal integrity measurements, coplanar waveguide, chip evaluations, SERDES, substrate characterization, 25 GbE and test fixture applications. Pasternack's new series of high-speed end launch connectors is comprised of four models that provide VSWR as low as 1.10:1 ...

 

KP Debuts New 3 GHz Sector Antennas for WISP Applications

KP Debuts New 3 GHz Sector Antennas for WISP Applications - RF CafeKP Performance Antennas, a manufacturer of WISP antennas and accessories, announced today that it has released new high performance, 3 GHz sector antennas to its portfolio for use in WISP networks. KP's expanded line of 3 GHz sector antennas consists of four new models including the KP-3SX4-65 quad-port 18 dBi sector, the KP-3S3S-65SA which features two 3 GHz antennas in one radome, the KP-3DP65S-45 18 dBi Dual Polarized sector, and the KP-3DP120S-45 3 GHz sector which is specially designed for LTE applications ...

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for February 2018

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for February 2018 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its February newsletter. In it, Sam Benzacar writes in "The Magic in Sprint's Magic Box" about how Sprint, which "has always been the Number Four wireless carrier," is surreptitiously catching up because of the widespread distribution of its personal cell extenders. Sam has a lot of insight into the wireless business through decades of keeping his finger on the pulse of the industry, and has written much about it. These monthly newsletters always provide good tidbits you likely won't find elsewhere ...

Triad RF Systems Intros TA1007 General Purpose Broadband Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros TA1007 General Purpose Broadband Amplifier - RF CafeTriad RF Systems announces their new TTA1007 is a 500 - 2800 MHz, 5 W Amplifier designed for use in many general purpose applications where a small size and light weight are preferable. This amplifier supports any signal type and modulation scheme, including 3G, 4G, WLAN, OFDM, DVB, and CW/AM/FM. This class A GaAs module is designed for both military and commercial applications. It is capable of supporting any signal type and modulation format, including but not limited to 3-4G telecom, WLAN, OFDM, DVB, and ...

KR Electronics Intros 1208 MHz Surface Mount Lowpass Filter

KR Electronics Intros 1208 MHz Surface Mount Lowpass Filter - RF CafeKR Electronics has released part number 3337+, which is a 1208 MHz lowpass filter. The filter is a selective elliptic type filter. The stopband starts at 1292 MHz and is maintained to >6 GHz. The filter is supplied in a miniature surface mount package measuring 0.20" x 0.30" x 0.18". Other frequencies and bandwidths are available. Data sheets are available ...

 

 

BeRex Fast Switching, High Isolation, SPDT Switch for Wi-Fi, CATV, IoT, 5G

BeRex Intros BSW7221 Fast Switching, High Isolation, Reflective SPDT Switch for Wi-Fi, CATV, IoT and 5G Applications - RF CafeBeRex continues to expand its family of RF switches by announcing the availability of the BSW7221, a high isolation, SPDT RF switch with high linearity, low insertion loss, and a very fast, 90 to 135 ns, switching time making it ideal for demanding wireless switching applications such as Wi-Fi, CATV IoT and 5G applications. Using a single 2.7 to 3.6 V supply voltage, the BSW7221 switch provides a wide 1 to 6000 MHz frequency range ...

 

Southwest Antennas Tri-Band Omni-Directional Antennas for L, S, C Band

Southwest Antennas Releases New Rugged Tri-Band Omni-Directional Antennas for L, S, and C Band Communication - RF CafeSouthwest Antennas, an industry leader in rugged RF / Microwave antenna and accessory products, has released a new line of tri-band antenna solutions designed to cover several popular sub-bands across the L, S, and C Bands. These omni-directional antennas are tuned for high performance operation in the following frequencies: 1.70 - 1.85, 2.2 - 2.5, and 4.4 - 5.0 GHz. For users who expect to utilize these bands or deploy multi-band radio systems, tri-band antennas can ...

 

 

Gowanda Intros Shielded Surface Mount RF Inductors w/Higher Inductance

Gowanda Electronics Intros Shielded Surface Mount RF Inductors with Higher Inductance - RF CafeGowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for radio frequency and power applications, announces the expansion of its SML32S series of wirewound, shielded, molded RF surface mount inductors in the "1210" style. This expansion increases the number of individual parts in the series by more than 20% and broadens the inductance range by adding values from 120 µH to 470 µH. The expansion was done in order to address the market need for higher inductance shielded inductors in RF applications ...

ConductRF Low PIM RF Cables for DAS and Cellular

ConductRF Low PIM RF Cables for DAS and Cellular - RF CafeConductRF provides 3 styles of solution for DAS applications in Stadiums, Malls, Campuses, Hotels and more. Straight & R/A Low PIM Connectors are available for 7/16, N, SMA, QMA, 4.1/9.5 and 4.3/10 interfaces. We also offer Low PIM Adapters and PIM Test Cables for all these series. Utilizing ConductRF's new Low PIM Direct Solder Attachment Connectors, we provide high performance solutions for Low PIM interconnect including Straight, Right Angle, Bulkhead and Panel attachment. Performance better than -155dBc is validated through 100% testing ...

KR Electronics Intros 968 MHz Surface Mount Highpass Filter

KR Electronics Intros 968 MHz Surface Mount Highpass Filter - RF CafeKR Electronics has released part number 3338+, which is a 968 MHz highpass filter. The filter is a selective elliptic type filter. The stopband starts at 885.5 MHz and the passband is maintained to >4 GHz. The filter is supplied in a miniature surface mount package measuring 0.20" x 0.30" x 0.18". Other frequencies and bandwidths are available ...

 

 

JFW Intros 40 GHz Matrix Switch for SATCOM or Wireless 5G Signal Routing

JFW Industries Intros 40 GHz Matrix Switch for SATCOM or Wireless 5G Signal Routing - RF CafeJFW Industries announces the availability of Model 50MS-367 2.9MM is a 4 X 4 Blocking Matrix Switch operating DC-40 GHz with 50 Ohm, 2.9mm female connectors. This unit is remotely controlled via Ethernet or RS-232, and it utilizes our 3.X.X firmware command set. All unused input and output ports are self-terminating at 50 Ohms, and the current IP settings and serial baud rate are displayed on the front panel which can be updated using the keypad ...

 

Saelig Introduces Sol Chip Saturn802 Solar Energy Harvester ICs

Saelig Introduces Sol Chip Saturn802 Solar Energy Harvester ICs - RF CafeSaelig has introduced the patented Sol Chip Saturn802 Energy Harvester IC - a unique photovoltaic (PV) cell which can produce output voltage levels of 0.75 V, 1.5 V, 2.25 V, 3.0 V, 4.5 V, and 9 V, which existing solar cells cannot do. The maximum power which can be obtained in full daylight is around 10 mW, or 55 uW in office lighting, so the Saturn802 IC is targeted at low-power applications. The size of the die is approximately 1 cm by 1 cm, and the stable voltage levels are available from separate pins of the device. The IC can be used with or without a back-up ...

Flann Microwave to Boost Bodmin Workforce by 10%

Growing Orders Lead Flann Microwave to Boost Bodmin Workforce - RF CafeA growing order book and plans for future development of the business means leading microwave engineering company Flann Microwave is to increase its workforce in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK, by 10%. With a current team of 60 based in Bodmin, Flann has grown over six decades to secure a global reputation and market leading position in the design and manufacture of precision microwave communications equipment, for example, in radar and to allow internet and mobile data to be carried between mobile phone ...

RIGOL Announces New RSA5000 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

RIGOL Announces New RSA5000 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer - RF CafeRIGOL Technologies announces a significant addition to its portfolio of RF Test Instrumentation with the introduction of the New RSA5000 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer. The RSA5000 combines the power of a high performance swept spectrum analyzer with superior Real-time performance unmatched in this product category. Available in 3.2 GHz and 6.5 GHz models all RSA5000 Series Analyzers provide Resolution Bandwidth (RBW) down to 1 Hz, a noise floor as low as ...

Mini-Circuits February 2018 News & Product Highlights

Mini-Circuits February 2018 News & Product Highlights - RF CafeMini-Circuits announces the availability of four new devices in its lineup of RF and microwave components. Included are a high pass filter with a passband of 8 to 24 GHz, an ultra-high dynamic range MMIC amplifier matched to 50 Ω from 30 MHz to 2 GHz, an absorptive solid state SP4T switch controlled by USB and I2C connection, and an  LTCC band pass filter having a pass band from 4620 to 6640 MHz ...

 

Axiom Test Equipment New Year 2018 Specials

Axiom Test Equipment February 2018 Specials - RF CafeWhy rent test equipment from Axiom? Get test equipment without a capital budget. Tax benefits - the expense of a rental can be deducted immediately. Protects you against product obsolescence. Save time and money with quick delivery. Try equipment out before committing a lot of money to a purchase. Save time and money on maintenance costs (which are the responsibility of the rental company). Please contact Axiom today for your rental needs ...

 

EDI CON China 2018 Announcement

EDI CON China 2018 Announcement - RF CafeEDI CON China 2018, a conference that brings together engineers working on high-frequency analog and high-speed digital designs, taking place March 20-22, 2018 at the China National Convention Center (Beijing, China), announces registration is now open and the technical program is now live at www.ediconchina.com. In its sixth year, EDI CON China 2018 includes technical conference sessions as well as workshops, panels, keynotes, poster sessions, and demonstrations from industry leading exhibitors in the RF, microwave, and high-speed digital industries ...

Invitation: Long Island RF/Microwave Symposium & Exhibits

Long Island RF / Microwave Symposium & Exhibits - RF CafeThe Long Island RF / Microwave Symposium & Exhibits takes place on Thursday, April 5, 2018. It is the area's premier annual event that brings together the microwave, millimeter-wave & RF community. This event is free for attendees but you must register in advance. All Long Island engineers, managers, students and technical professionals involved in these fields are invited. Registered attendees will receive admission to the exhibit floor, technical lectures, lunch, the networking event and dinner. The first 200 registered attendees ...

 

Triad RF Systems Intros 1200-1400 MHz, 40 W Bi-Directional UAV Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros a 1200 - 1400 MHz, 40 W Bi-Directional UAV Amplifier - RF CafeThe TTRM1116 is a high power, lightweight L-band bi-directional amplifier for use with UAV Video, Control, and Telemetry data links. Its small form factor coupled with its high power density make this amplifier a versatile solution for UAVs of any size. This amplifier has been field proven to provide a UAV with over 120 km of data link distance. This class AB GaN module is designed for both military and commercial applications. It is capable of supporting any signal type and modulation format, including but not limited to 3-4G telecom, WLAN ...

Fairview Electromechanical Switches for DC to 40 GHz w/IL Low as 0.03 dB

Fairview Microwave Electromechanical Switches Covering DC to 40 GHz w/IL Low as 0.03 dB - RF CafeFairview Microwave has unveiled a new series of low insertion loss repeatability electromechanical switches. These electromechanical switches exhibit low insertion loss repeatability which is guaranteed over millions of switching cycles. This performance is extremely useful to help maintain overall system measurement accuracy. Typical applications for these switches include test instrumentation, research and development, electronic countermeasures, electronic warfare, microwave radio, space systems and radar ...

VidaRF Offers Isolators and Circulators

VidaRF Offers Isolators and Circulators - RF CafeVidaRF offers a line of isolators and circulators covering frequencies from 150 MHz to40 GHz, with reflected power levels up to 250 W. Coaxial (SMA, BNC, N, TNC, etc.), drop-in, surface mount, and waveguide configurations are available. Low intermodulation products (-80 dBc), low insertion loss, and high isolation are standard. Panted and sealed to IP65 standards. Please visit vidaRF today for your needs ...

 

Ruggedized VNA Cables to Replace the Tired and Worn!

Replacement Ruggedized VNA Cables up to 40 GHz, 1-30-2018 - RF CafePrecision Ruggedized VNA Cables from ConductRF offer RF Engineers great alternatives to costly OEM cables that are now past their best days. We have many standards for applications at 18 GHz, 27 GHz and 40 GHz. Our torque resistant connector heads and phase stable constructions ensure great performance for many tests to come. ConductRF VNA series provides customers with reliable ruggedized solutions for lab and production VNA testing ...

 

Keysight Integrated Design, Simulation, Test, & Workflow Software

Keysight Technologies Unveils the First Design, Test Software Platform That Integrates Simulation, Design, Test Workflows - RF CafeThis looks like a major step forward. Keysight Technologies today unveiled PathWave, the industry's first software platform that integrates design, test, measurement and analysis. As a result, PathWave enables customers to accelerate innovation and product development from concept through manufacturing and deployment. PathWave is based on Keysight's industry-leading, proven expertise to ensure consistency, accuracy and measurement integrity ...

 

BeRex Intros High Isolation, RF Reflective Switches for CATV, 802.11 and 5G

BeRex Intros High Isolation, RF Reflective Switches for CATV, 802.11 and 5G - RF CafeBeRex announces the availability of the BSW6321 and BSW6421 high isolation, high linearity, low insertion loss, SPDT switches optimized for Wi-Fi, CATV and 5G applications. Using a single 2.7 V-5.5 V supply voltage, the BSW6321 and BSW6421 switches provide a wide 1 to 6,000 MHz frequency range when used in either 50 Ohm of 75 Ohm systems. They utilize a patent-pending technology that provides the industry's highest isolation of 50 dB at 2.45 GHz ...

 

UC Davis Students Design Radar Systems Using NI AWR Software

UC Davis Students Design Radar Systems Using NI AWR Software - RF CafeUC Davis offers a senior project course within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department that has students designing and building radar systems. To add a fun and competitive element to the class, the students participate in a competition at the end of the course in which scores are tallied on the accuracy, power and weight of their final radar devices. In the most recent 2017 competition, the NI AWR software team awarded a $100 gift card and a complimentary one-year full ...

pSemi on Patent Power Scorecard for 2nd Year Running

pSemi Recognized for Second Consecutive Year on Distinguished "IEEE Spectrum" Patent Power Scorecard - RF CafepSemi™ Corporation (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor), a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, announces its ranking for the second consecutive year on the "IEEE Spectrum" Patent Power Scorecard. This annually published benchmark identifies the technology world's most valuable patent portfolios and ranks the companies by a Pipeline Power score. The 2017 scorecard ranks the pSemi patent portfolio among the top 10 in the semiconductor manufacturing ...

Skyworks Collaborates with Broadcom on 802.11ax Max WiFi Platforms

Skyworks Collaborates with Broadcom on 802.11ax Max WiFi Platforms - RF CafeSkyworks Solutions today announced that its new portfolio of 802.11ax wireless connectivity solutions are being leveraged by Broadcom in their recently launched Max WiFi reference platforms. Skyworks' innovative modules integrate high power transmit and low-noise receive amplification with precision switch capability in an ultra-compact form factor that when paired with a modem, incorporate all the essential functionality between the system-on-chip (SoC) and the antenna. Specifically, Skyworks' 2.4 and 5.0 GHz 802.11ax modules and ...

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for January 2018

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for January 2018 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its January newsletter. In it, Sam Benzacar writes in "The RF and Microwave Landscape in 2018" about his vision of what's to come this year based on current indicators. Both commercial and military industries stand to fare extremely well as technology advances and the economy shows signs of performing even better in 2018 than it did in 2017. We're still waiting for "true" 5G to be implemented, but there are many prerequisites that are maturing rapidly. Take a few moments to read Sam's thoughts ...

ATEC Now Rents the EMC Partner DOW3000

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) Now Rents the EMC Partner DOW3000 - RF CafeAdvanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC), the premier provider of test equipment rentals, now offers for rent the EMC Partner DOW3000, which is electronic measuring equipment for energy distribution networks. The EMC Partner DOW3000 is the latest development from EMC Partner. It is a configurable high voltage test system that can be extended for slow and fast damped oscillatory waves, impulse voltage test, or any combination of the three options. The integrated 32 amp three phase coupler (CDN) has a CDN rate ...

Empower Intros an HF Communications & Jamming Transmitter

Empower RF Systems Intros an HF Communications & Jamming Transmitter - RF CafeEmpower RF is announcing wide availability of their fielded Model 2203 high power HF amplifier operating from 1 to 30 MHz delivering a minimum of 1 kW CW. Designed for enabling or disrupting HF signal transmissions, this compact and durable rack mount amplifier is the newest member of Empower's Next Generation product portfolio. Sharing the families common hardware and software architecture , the Next Generation family is now in use on mission critical applications covering 1 MHz to 6 GHz. The 2203 is ...

Microwave Journal Releases Enhanced Design Tools Section

Microwave Journal Releases Enhanced Design Tools Section - RF CafeMicrowave Journal has published an enhanced online Design Tools section with a compilation of tools, software, calculators, spreadsheets and more that RF and microwave engineers can utilize or download. A description, graphic and link are available for each tool for quick reference. The library includes offerings from leading RF/microwave companies such as Analog Devices, Pasternack, NI/AWR, Keysight, CST, ANSYS, Sonnet, Comsol, MathWorks, Remcom, Custom MMIC, Mician Rogers, K&L, Coilcraft and ...

Microwave Filter Company Intros C-Band Interference Elimination Filter

Microwave Filter Company Intros C-Band Interference Elimination Filter - RF CafeMicrowave Filter Company announces a new C-band filter that is ideal for eliminating interference from WiMAX, RADAR and virtually any other potential source of out-of-band interference. The model 13961W combines innovative design techniques with solid performance. Utilizing a durable and true one piece body/flange construction, the 13961W is shipped with hardware & gasketing and is ready to install between the feedhorn and the LNB/LNA. Passband variations available at no additional cost ...

Saelig Introduces RSA5000 3.2/6.5 GHz Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers

Saelig Introduces RSA5000 3.2/6.5 GHz Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers - RF CafeSaelig Company announces the availability of the Rigol Technologies RSA5000 Series of RF spectrum analyzers. These real-time devices scan a complete frequency spectrum of 9 kHz to 3.2 or 6.5 GHz with a maximum sample rate of 51.2 MS/s. They offer significant performance improvements over traditional swept spectrum analyzers with a 1 ms full span sweep, an expanded vertical range to +30 dBm, reduced phase noise to -108 dBc/Hz, 1 Hz RBW (resolution bandwidth), and a reduced noise floor (DANL) to -165 dBm. They can also be used in a traditional swept scan mode ...

Get Your Free FCC Tumbler with Qualifying Order

Federal Custom Cable Free Yeti Tumbler - RF CafeFederal Custom Cable (FCC)is offering a free Yeti tumbler with a purchase of $100 or more. FCC boasts over 200,000 custom cable assemblies1,000s of coax adapters & connectors, 100s of attenuators & terminations, and over 150,000 non-existent & hard to find adapters. BTW, in case you don't know, Yeti is a big name in insulated cups and containers. Our local Field & Stream store has one sitting on the counter with hours-old ice cubes in it to demo its ability. Come for the cables, leave with the Yeti Tumbler ...

Triad RF Systems Intros TA1056 20 to 1,000 MHz, 40 W GaN PA

Triad RF Systems Intros TA1056 20 to 1,000 MHz, 40 W GaN Power Amplifier - RF CafeTriad RF has introduced the TA1056, a compact and powerful broadband power amplifier designed for use with JTRS Military Radio Communications, as well as any other applications that require operation over a broad spectrum. This amplifier boasts 40W of output power for long range communication capability. This class AB GaN module is designed for both military and commercial applications. It is capable of supporting any signal type and modulation format, including but not limited to 3 - 4G telecom, WLAN ...

Peregrine Semiconductor Is Now pSemi

Peregrine Semiconductor Is Now pSemi - RF CafeIt is with immense pride and excitement that I write to inform you of the next chapter for Peregrine Semiconductor and Murata. Effective today, 17 January 2018, Peregrine will operate under a new name, pSemi Corporation. pSemi will have the same experienced leadership team, but we will have a broader scope and an expanded product portfolio. When Murata acquired Peregrine in Deceember 2014, they kept the Peregrine brand name untouched. In the last few years, Murata has asked our team to extend our reach, increase our intellectual property ...

Analog Devices Intros Active Mixer w/7 GHz Bandwidth & 20 dBm OIP3

Analog Devices Intros Low Power Active Mixer with 7 GHz Bandwidth & 20 dBm OIP3 - RF CafeAnalog Devices announces the LTC5562, a low power, high performance active double-balanced mixer, capable of 50 Ω matching over a very wide frequency range of 30 MHz to 7 GHz. This versatile mixer can be used in either frequency upconversion or downconversion applications, with outstanding conversion gain of 2 dB. The device runs on a single 3.3 V supply rail, drawing 40mA nominal operating current. If lower power consumption is needed, the mixer can be configured to operate as low as 15 mA, supporting a wide ...

Radiocrafts Intros Sigfox Module with Integrated Sensor Interfaces

Radiocrafts Intros Sigfox Module with Integrated Sensor Interfaces - RF CafeRadiocrafts AS, a leading provider of RF modules and wireless connectivity solutions, announced today two new Sigfox modules, both with integrated sensor interfaces. The new modules are ideal for making a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) with wireless sensors. The proven Sigfox modem is complemented by a dedicated interface for a number of industrial and environmental sensors. The sensors are carefully selected to enable customers to build complete sensor nodes by just adding the sensor, an antenna ...

Saelig Intros Compact 6 GHz USB RF Vector Spectrum Analyzer

Saelig Introduces Compact 6 GHz USB RF Vector Spectrum Analyzer - RF CafeSaelig Company announces the availability of the Triarchy Technologies VSA6G2A Vector Spectrum Analyzer - an economical USB RF tool that plugs into the USB port of a PC and is controlled with the provided PC application software. It offers almost all of the functionality of a benchtop spectrum analyzer. Its frequency range of operation is from 100 Hz to 6.2 GHz, with an amplitude measurement range of -140 dBm to 24 dBm. The RBW (resolution bandwidth) range is from 0.2 Hz to 10 MHz and the noise level (DANL) is as low as -140 dBm. The VSA6G2A is very compact (4" x 1" x 1") and easy to use. The software user ...

Anatech Electronics Product Update January 9, 2018

Anatech Electronics Product Update January 9, 2018 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics offers the industry's largest portfolio of high-performance standard and customized RF and microwave filters and filter-related products for military, commercial, aerospace and defense, and industrial applications up to 40 GHz. Anatech has introduced three new filters for your convenience: a 1.5 MHz highpass filter with BNC-type connectors, a 2700 MHz / 5400 MHz / 8100 MHz triplexer filter with N-type connectors, and a 112.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter with F-type connectors ...

Antenova High Performing 4G/LTE Diversity Antennas for Small PCBs

Antenova's New High Performing 4G/LTE Diversity Antennas for Small PCBs at CES - RF CafeAntenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules, is showing a brand new pair of high performing 4G/LTE antennas which are suitable for PCBs as small as 60mm, at the consumer electronics show CES. The two antennas can also be used in 3G and MIMO applications. The two antennas are similar - the difference being that Inversa is built for the USA market while Integra is for European and Asian markets. Both antennas are available in left and right versions to provide more options for placement on the PCB, and can be used ...

everythingRF Coverage of the Consumes Electronics Show (CES) 2018

everythingRF CES 2018 Coverage - RF CafeeverythingRF is providing up-to-the-minute coverage of events at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018. CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology for the last 50 years. The event is held in Las Vegas every year and is the world’s gathering place for everyone in the business of consumer technologies. It is where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. check in with everythingRF for news important to RF Cafe visitors ...

 

Skyworks Launches Breakthrough Sky5™ Platform

Skyworks Launches Breakthrough Sky5™ Platform - RF CafeSkyworks Solutions today introduced Sky5™, its suite of solutions that will support 5G wireless communications and enable a multitude of new and previously unimagined applications across mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems. With decades of experience in developing innovative connectivity platforms for each previous generation of wireless standards, Skyworks is leveraging its vast technology portfolio, systems expertise, leadership scale and strong customer relationships to accelerate the deployment of 5G. Skyworks' Sky5™ solutions ...

NI/AWR Software Used by Gyeongsang U. to Analyzes Passive UHF RFID

Gyeongsang National University Analyzes Signal Interference in Passive UHF RFID Systems with NI AWR Software - RF CafeUHF RFID technology is being adopted by a variety of applications such as inventory control tracking, race timing, attendee tracking, access control, and more. A significant challenge for RF / microwave designers is performance degradation of UHF RFIDs due to RF interference. Professor Wang-Sang Lee and his team at Gyeongsang National University in Korea used NI AWR Design Environment, specifically Visual System Simulator™ design software, to consider theEMI effects of an RFID signal and to analyze the impact of RF interference ...

Pasternack Intros PLOs in 6 Frequencies for 50 to 6000 MHz

Pasternack Launches Phase Locked Oscillators in 6 Single Output Frequencies for 50 to 6000 MHz - RF CafePasternack has unveiled a new line of phase locked oscillators (PLO) that deliver accurate and stable output frequencies with low phase noise and spurious performance, making them ideal for use in radar and other exciter or frequency generation applications. Pasternack's 20 new phase locked oscillator models are offered with popular fixed output frequencies of 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000 and 6000 MHz. Typical performance for these PLOs includes excellent phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset, a buffered ...

Triad RF Systems Intros a 4.4 to 5.0 GHz, 50 W GaN Power Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros a 4.4 to 5.0 GHz, 50 W GaN Power Amplifier - RF CafeTriad RF introduces a GaN amplifier, the TA1203. The unit operates from 4.4 GHz to 5.0 GHz, has 44 dB of gain, and produces over 50 W PSat! DC input voltage can vary from +10 to +14 V and only draws 8 A at peak power. Do the math! That is 47% efficient! The module measures 6.1 x 3.3x 0.8 inches and is in stock. This class AB GaN module is designed for both military and commercial applications. It is capable of supporting any signal type and modulation format ... 

 

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