Welcome to the RF Cafe Website

Search:                 | Sitemap

About RF Cafe | Homepage Archive

Kirt Blattenberger (KB3UON)

Advertise on RF Cafe (Advertisers)

RF Cafe Live Blog | Forums

Copyright 1999-2030

Electronics & RF | Mathematics

Physics & Mechanics | Quotes

Crosswords | Humor | Podcasts

Quizzes | Cogitations | Articles

Parts & Services | Videos

Radar Handbook | Cool Things

Selected Vintage Magazine Articles

Electronics World | Radio-Electronics | OFA

Radio & TV News | QST | Popular Science

Popular Mechanics | Radio-Craft | Electronics

Popular Electronics  | Mechanix Illustrated

Short Wave Craft | Saturday Evening Post

RF & Electronics Symbols for Visio & Office

RF & Electronics Stencils for Visio

RF Cascade Workbook | Espresso Workbook

LadyBug RF Power Sensors



PCB Directory (Manufacturers)
Amplifier Solutions Corporation (ASC) - RF Cafe

Press Release & Product Announcement Archive: 2023 (page 1)

Press Releases on RF Cafe

Press Release Archives:

2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 |2020

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Content is copyright of company represented. Page format, custom text and images are RF Cafe copyright - do not distribute.

Here are 2023 press release archive pages:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Werbel Multi-Band Quad Coupler for 4-18 GHz

Werbel Microwave Multi-Band 8.5 dB Quad Coupler for 4 to 18 GHz - RF CafeWerbel Microwave, a designer and manufacturer of RF and microwave power couplers, dividers, terminations, and DAS equipment, introduces the model C-9001-8.5, a multi-output quad directional coupler that operates from 4 GHz to 18 GHz with four separate output bands. This totally unique approach offers the ability to filter different bands without the need of a power splitter, thereby reducing the path insertion loss. The product is customizable in terms of dB value(s) and multiplexed frequency bands. Werbel Microwave's catalog of directional couplers and power splitters / combiners are high performance at an affordable price point. Our original design, USA made...

Anritsu Extends Range of Field Master™ MS2080A to 6 GHz

Anritsu Extends Frequency Range of Field Master™ MS2080A to 6 GHz to Support 5G FR1 - RF CafeAnritsu Company expands its Field Master™ MS2080A, a multi-functional spectrum analyzer that combines nine instruments into a single solution, to operate up to 6 GHz. With extended frequency coverage, the MS2080A addresses growing congestion in the 6 GHz spectrum caused by rapid growth in satellite services; cellular, commercial and LMR networks; radio location services; and industrial scientific and medical networks. The compact and portable spectrum analyzer provides insights into interference and intermodulation that degrade network performance through its best-in-class performance and features, bringing distinct benefits to base station installation and maintenance (I&M) applications. At 6 GHz, the MS2080A features fast sweep speed of 45 GHz/s for greater insight over wider spans. It also has advanced user features, such as AM/FM audio demodulation, and best-in-class RF performance, including ±1 dB amplitude accuracy. Additionally, it supports a cable and antenna analyzer...

See How Modelithics Is Making Waves Lately

See How Modelithics Is Making Waves Lately, April 2023 - RF CafeModelithics will be at WAMICON on April 17th and 18th. Modelithics is pleased to announce the release of version 23.0 of the Modelithics COMPLETE+3D Library for use with Ansys HFSS. This version includes Modelithics' collection of over 500 3D electromagnetic (EM) geometry models for inductors, capacitors, filters, packages, and connectors. Also included are nearly 400 highly scalable Microwave Global Models™ for components from many popular vendors. With both circuit and 3D EM models, the Modelithics COMPLETE+3D Library together represent over 26,000 individual components. Version 23.5.1 of the Modelithics Qorvo GaN Library is now available for use with Keysight Technologies' PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) and Cadence AWR Design Environment®. This latest version offers new models for Qorvo's QPD1025, QPD1028, QPD1425, and QPD1425L discrete GaN-on-SiC HEMTs. Version 23.5.1 also offers 2 new embedding models for the T2G6000528-Q3 and T2G6003028-FL devices...

Axiom Blog: Measure Efficiency of Renewable Energy Grids

Axiom Blog: Measure the Efficiency of Renewable Energy Grids - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, Inc., an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Measure the Efficiency of Renewable Energy Grids," that that covers how the latest power analyzers and grid simulators can keep the power flowing efficiently and without fail on energy grids. Developing and maintaining these power grids requires regular voltage and current measurements on AC and DC power lines and junctions. Fortunately, the latest power analyzers and grid simulators combine the test speed and accuracy needed to ensure the highest-quality power from renewable energy sources and the power grids they support. Basic measurements of AC and DC electric power in power grids include voltage, current, efficiency, power, and total harmonic distortion (THD), with accuracy within a fraction of one percent...

Withwave Intros DC-145 GHz Connector Adapters

Withwave Intros DC-145 GHz Connector Adapters - RF CafeWithwave is a leading designer and developer of a broad range of RF, microwave, and millimeter−wave test solutions and subsystems with a focus on electromagnetic field analysis and signal processing. As available bandwidth gets increasingly crowded, technology must advance to facilitate higher and higher frequencies of operation. Companies such as Withwave work hard to design and manufacture components enabling engineers and technicians to create and maintain cutting edge building blocks and systems. Two new sets of between−series and in−series connector adapters have been introduced by Withwave. New 0.8 mm Adapter Series (DC to 145 GHz) Withwave's 0.8 mm to 0.8 mm Adapter Series are manufactured to precise microwave specification and constructed with male and female gender on both side. The precision microwave connector interfaces ensure an excellent microwave performance up to 145 GHz...

Anatech Electronics Filter Announcement

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for Early April 2023 - 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. Three new filter models have been introduced - a cavity bandpass filter with a bandwidth of 5 MHz and a minimum return loss of 20 dB, a 1920-1980 / 2110-2170 MHz cavity duplexer with 90 dB of isolation, and a 240-320 MHz LC bandpass filter with a 1.5 dB insertion loss. Custom RF power filter and directional couplers designs can be designed and produced with required connector types when a standard cannot be found, or the requirements are such that a custom approach is necessary...

Black Hole Mass Ejection Approaching Earth Orbit

Black Hole Mass Ejection (Relativistic Jet) Approaching Earth Orbit - RF CafeNews Flash: v - RF CafeAt 04:23 UTC, a consortium of astronomers using the Even Horizon Telescope (EHT) reported confirmation of the presence of a massive cluster of highly energetic deep space particles heading toward Earth orbit. It is believed based on a time sequence of measurements over the past 12 hours that the mass originated in the area of a supermassive black hole in the M87 galaxy (Messier object), approximately 54 light years distant. Currently crossing inside the extreme outer boundary of the Kuiper Belt region, measurements have determined there is a very strong concentration of energy in the 1.225 GHz (1225 MHz) and 2.428 GHz (2428 MHz) electromagnetic spectrum. While the nature of such particle clusters generally consists of a wideband dispersion of frequencies, these two wavelengths are of great concern because 1.225 GHz is very close to the 1.2276 GHz (1227.6 MHz) "L2" signal which is a critical component of the Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation signal, and 2.428 GHz falls within the 2.4 through 2.5 GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band used worldwide for unlicensed wireless communications. Highly accurate measurements have not been made yet of the exact trajectory or energy levels worst case scenario since the antenna array's pointing capability has been exceeded as the result of the Earth turning away from the source. Approximately eight more hours will be needed to re-acquire the signal...

Teledyne Relays 50+ GHz Mini Matrix Boxes

Teledyne Relays Announces the Launch of New 50+ GHz Mini Matrix Boxes - RF CafeTeledyne Relays, a leading provider of high-performance coaxial switches, is pleased to announce the addition of 50+ GHz coaxial switches to its Mini Matrix Box product line. The new switches are available in SPDT, Transfer, and Multi-throw configurations each with their own GUI. They can be ordered with or without terminations, offering flexibility for various applications in RF and automated test equipment. Teledyne Relays Mini Matrix Boxes are a compact, plug-and-play solution, offering USB or Ethernet control for efficient and reliable switching in laboratory and production environments. With the addition of the 50+ GHz switches, Teledyne Relays can meet the growing demand for testing higher frequency applications in the industry. "The introduction of the 50+ GHz coaxial switches is an exciting milestone for Teledyne Relays. We are committed to delivering high-quality, reliable, and innovative solutions that help our customers stay ahead of the curve," said Michael Palakian, Teledyne Relays Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing...

IPP-5014, 30-1000 MHz Transformer

Innovative Power Products IPP-5014, 30-1000 MHz Transformer - RF CafeInnovative Power Products (IPP), with more than 30 years of experience designing & manufacturing RF & microwave passive components, Innovative Power Products introduces our model IPP-5014, a 100 watt surface mount single-ended transformer that operates from 30 to 1000 MHz. The IPP-5014 is a single-ended impedance transformer that operates from 30 to 1000 MHz with a 4:1 transformation ratio and 100 watt average power rating. The IPP-5014 transforms impedance from 50 ohms at J1 to 12.5 ohms at J2. The insertion loss is less than 0.75 dB from 30-50 MHz and less than 0.60 dB from 50-1000 MHz. The VSWR is less than 1.43:1. Single-Ended Transformers are used to match devices of differing impedances. Innovative Power Products can also customize our single-ended transformers to fit your project...

Anatech Electronics March 2023 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics March 2023 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his March 2023 newsletter that features his short op−ed entitled "Healthcare Industry IoT Security Under Threat," which discusses some of the issues compromising not just healthcare privacy, but the whole Internet of Things (IoT) effort. The fact is your healthcare records have been anything but secure and private for a long time. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which is responsible for the glass or Plexiglas barriers with the small transaction opening installed at the reception desks at doctor and dentist offices, was supposed to make people feel that their medical history was being protected against prying eyes, physically and digitally. That has been as effective as requiring everyone to wear a cloth facemask to protect them against a virus. My guess is that nearly every form of personal information is available on the black market from databases breached by not just outside black-hat operators, but by government and private corporate employees seeking financial payouts. Information fences are fairly easily contacted if you seek such information. Consider how prolifically your e-mail and other non-medical information is made available to concerns with enough money to buy it...

Modelithics & IMS Expanding Collaboration

Modelithics & IMS Expanding Collaboration with New 6 Year Plan - RF CafeModelithics and International Manufacturing Services (IMS) have expanded their long term collaboration commitment for an additional six (6) years, which includes development of simulation models for several additional IMS device families, as well as renewing their Sponsoring Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) status. Additional high frequency Modelithics Microwave Global Models™ for multiple IMS resistor and attenuator families are planned under the extended agreement. J.J. Silvia III, IMS Vice President, General Manager, states: "IMS is excited to continue this partnership. Applying bench-test data to scalable models found in their library not only provides valuable performance validation, but also benefits our customer design speed and capabilities. High tech customers design with high tech tools that are supported by Modelithics' software...

Antenova GNSS Module w/Integrated Antenna

Antenova Ultra-Small GNSS Module w/Integrated Antenna - RF CafeAntenova Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, is to reveal its latest compact high precision GNSS module at Embedded World. The new product, GNSSNova M20072, is a GNSS receiver with integrated GNSS antenna and greatly reduced power consumption. M20072 uses a MediaTek 12 nm low energy chip with 1.8V power supply which uses 70% less power than older chipsets. The power consumption of the module can therefore be as low as 21 mW for a GPS fitness tracker, and GNSS-enabled products built with the M20072 will have a longer battery life. Antenova created this ready-made receiver solution for easy integration into a design. The module contains an integrated omni-directional GNSS antenna, on-board LNA and a SAW filter which work together to boost the signal to the GNSS processor if line-of-sight to the horizon is difficult...

Synzen Nordic nRF9160 Development Platform

Synzen Precision Technology Nordic nRF9160 Module - RF CafeDesigning IoT products just got a whole lot easier. Synzen Precision Technology, a leading provider of IoT solutions, has announced the launch of a new development platform that uses the advanced capabilities of the Nordic nRF9160 module. This new platform is designed to simplify the creation and deployment of IoT projects while ensuring seamless connectivity and secure data transmission. The Nordic nRF9160 module is a highly advanced chip that supports LTE connectivity, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Using innovative antenna design techniques, engineers at Synzen have developed a new LTE solution whereby no band switching networks are required, which greatly reduces costs, complexity, and required PCB real estate. The whole package comes in a small form factor, measuring a compact 50x50 mm...

R&S: Drone Based Analyzer for ATC Navigation Signal Inspection

Rohde & Schwarz: Drone Based Analyzer for ATC Navigation Signal Inspection - RF CafeCivil aviation requires accurate and reliable navigation systems for optimizing air traffic control (ATC) and ensuring the essential public safety while mitigating aircraft risks, delays and costs. Terrestrial air navigation systems, such as landing systems or en-route navigation systems require unique test and measurement capabilities. The R&S EVSD1000 VHF/UHF nav/drone analyzer is a signal level and modulation analyzer for medium-sized drones. It is the only instrument that combines measurements of instrument landing systems (ILS), ground-based augmentation systems (GBAS) and VHF omnirange (VOR) ground stations in a single box. The mechanical and electrical design is optimized for drone based, real-time measurements of terrestrial navigation systems with up to 100 measurement data sets per second. The analyzer provides high-precision signal analysis in the frequency range from 70 MHz to 410 MHz, a critical requirement for drone based terrestrial navigation signal measurement systems...

Modelithics COMPLETE+3D Library for Ansys HFSS

Modelithics Releases COMPLETE+3D Library v23.0 for Ansys HFSS - RF CafeModelithics is pleased to announce the release of version 23.0 of the Modelithics COMPLETE+3D Library for use with Ansys HFSS. This library includes Modelithics extensive collection of nearly 400 highly scalable Microwave Global Models™ for capacitor, inductor, and resistor families from many popular vendors. Also included is Modelithics’ collection of over 500 3D electromagnetic (EM) geometry models for inductors, capacitors, filters, packages, and connectors. With both circuit and 3D EM models, the Modelithics COMPLETE+3D Library together represent over 26,000 individual components. Version 23.0 adds new substrate-scalable Microwave Global Models for five ultra-broadband capacitors from KYOCERA-AVX. The models for the 550W103, 550Z104, and 550Z224 capacitors are validated to 110 GHz. Also included in version 23.0 are new 3D Brick Models™ for the same five capacitors. These 3D models are intended for full wave 3D electromagnetic (EM) simulations...

Axiom Blog: Electrical Safety Compliance Analyzers

Axiom Blog: Electrical Safety Compliance Analyzers Helps Make More Reliable Designs - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, Inc., an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Electrical Safety Compliance Analyzers Helps Make More Reliable Designs" that covers how electrical safety compliance testing is a method of checking the safety of a new product as it enters its manufacturing phase. Requirements for the measurements change according to geographic region and pertinent electrical safety standards, calling for versatile test equipment capable of applying and measuring AC and DV voltages. Electrical safety compliance testing is conducted according to standards set by professional safety organizations, such as Underwriters Laboratories and the American National Standards Institute in the United States. Measurements for electrical safety compliance testing help find defects in a product as a result of poor designs or manufacturing errors. Electrical safety testing of an electric vehicle (EV), for example, ensures the safety of the vehicle's drivers and passengers with powerful lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, whether...

Anatech Intros 3 Filter Models for Early March

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for Early March 2023 - 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. Three new filter models have been introduced - a 2258.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a bandwidth of 6 MHz, a cavity bandpass filter with a center frequency of 2370 MHz with a 40 MHz bandwidth, and a 7140 MHz cavity bandpass filter with 45 MHz bandwidth. Custom RF power filter and directional couplers designs can be designed and produced with required connector types when a standard cannot be found, or the requirements are such that a custom approach is necessary...

Quantic PMI February Product Announcement

Quantic PMI February 2023 Product Announcement - RF CafeQuantic PMI, a leading supplier of custom, high-reliability MIC/MMIC components and subsystems for applications in space, military, communications, commercial and consumer electronics systems for more than three decades, introduced six new products this month of February in their extensive line of RF and microwave components. Included amongst them are a 0.8 to 2.5 GHz two-way power divider; an absorptive, high speed, SP3T, absorptive switch for 8.0 to 12.0 GHz; a hybrid coupler with a frequency of 5.6 to 5.8 GHz; a highpass filter with a passband of 26.5 to 40.0 GHz; an absorptive, SP6T pin diode switch for 2.0 to 20.0 GHz; a switched filter bank with a frequency range of 30 to 600 MHz; and an absorptive, SP6T pin diode switch for 2.0 to 20.0 GHz...

King Breakout Boards

King Breakout Boards Launches Innovative Micro-D and Nano-D Breakout Board and Boxes Product Line - RF CafeKing Breakout Boards, a leading provider of electrical integration and test solutions, has announced the launch of its new line of Micro-D and Nano-D Breakout Board and Boxes. The new product line is designed specifically to meet the needs of engineers and technicians in a range of industries, including telecommunications, aerospace, defense, and medical. With a focus on Satellite Flatsat Integration & Test bench setups. The new Micro-D and Nano-D Breakout Boards and Boxes are designed to meet Mil-dtl-83513 and Mil-dtl-32139 specifications, ensuring high quality and reliable performance. The product line is offered in standard pin counts of 9, 15, 21, 25, 31, & 37 with contacts available as Pins or Sockets, making it easy for users to find the right solution for their needs. The new Breakout Boards and Boxes offer a range of benefits, including increased reliability, improved performance, and cost savings. The boards are made of high-quality materials and are designed to be user-friendly, allowing for easy and intuitive setup and use. "We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Micro-D and Nano-D Breakout Board...

IPP-7093, 2-8 GHz, 90-Degree Hybrid Coupler

Innovative Power Products IPP-7093, 2-8 GHz, 90-Degree Hybrid Coupler - RF CafeInnovative Power Products (IPP), with more than 30 years of experience designing & manufacturing RF & microwave passive components, presents our latest 90−degree hybrid coupler, model IPP−7093, that operates over the full 2 to 8 GHz band. The IPP−7093 handles 50 watts CW in a Surface Mount package that is only 1.21 x 0.20 x 0.177 inches. The IPP−7093 will combine two signals for up to 50 watts CW of total input power. Its Insertion Loss is less than 0.80 dB, its Amplitude Balance is less than ±0.65 dB, its Phase Balance is less than ±8 degrees, VSWR is less than 1.40:1, and it provides greater than 15 dB of Isolation. The IPP−7093 is available for commercial and military use, and in a RoHS compliant version.

IPP Celebrates Success of "Lean" and "Six-Sigma" Programs

Innovative Power Products Celebrates Success of Lean and Six-Sigma Programs - RF CafeInnovative Power Products (IPP), with more than 30 years of experience designing & manufacturing RF & microwave passive components, is proud to report having ended 2022 with a product return rate of less than 0.16% for the year. Over the past year, IPP has been investing heavily to implement "Lean" and "Six-Sigma" practices, including company-wide training for all employees. Thank you to our team and our vendors for the excellent quality and thank you to our customers who trust us to deliver to the highest expectations. Lean quality control is a systematic approach to quality management that aims to eliminate waste, defects, and errors in a production or manufacturing process. Six Sigma quality control is a data-driven approach to quality management that focuses on minimizing defects and variability in a production or manufacturing process...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for Mid February 2023 - 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. Three new filters have been announced - a 2020-2080 MHz / 2200-2260 MHz cavity duplexer with a 1.0 dB insertion loss, 836.5 MHz / 881.5 MHz cavity duplexer with a 1.0 dB insertion loss, LTE Band 12 cavity duplexer with a 1.2 dB insertion loss. Custom RF power filter and directional couplers designs can be designed and produced with required connector types when a standard cannot be found, or the requirements are such that a custom approach is necessary...

San Francisco Circuits: PCB Stack-Up Guide

San Francisco Circuits: PCB Stack-Up Guide - RF CafeA PCB stack-up is a high-level outline created before laying out the printed circuit board. Regardless of size, ensuring a good stack-up definition can greatly improve long-term reliability and performance, reduce production costs, and allow for a smoother transition to manufacturing. San Francisco Circuits has put together a PCB Stack-Up Guide. This new resource includes all relevant stack-up details that should be included and provides examples for MCPCBs, HDIPCBs, RF PCBs, Flex PCBs, and Rigid-Flex PCB stack-ups. Other stack-up requirements that are covered include PCB lamination methods, board type & application, board component density, component types & interfaces, and mechanical requirements...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for Early February 2023 - 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. Three new filter surface mount, low loss ceramic bandpass filter models have been introduced - a 2410 MHz WiFi cavity bandpass filter with a 3 dB bandwidth of 22 MHz, a 4885 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a 50 MHz bandwidth, and a 5630 MHz WiFi cavity filter with a bandwidth of 20 MHz. Custom RF power filter and directional couplers designs can be designed and produced with required connector types when a standard cannot be found, or the requirements are such that a custom approach is necessary...

Keep Temperature and Humidity Under Control

Axiom Blog: Keep Temperature and Humidity Under Control - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, Inc., an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Keep Temperature and Humidity Under Control" that goes over how to select a chamber based on key specifications like size, temperature ranges and humidity. Temperature and humidity testing provide insights into whether a product or device under test (DUT) will fail or even meet required levels of performance when simulated and stimulated over extreme ranges of temperature and relative humidity (RH). Being able to control temperature and humidity provides great benefits and flexibility when evaluating the reliability of a new design or when ensuring that a product can withstand challenging operating conditions and provide the performance expected over a long operating lifetime. Requirements for a temperature or temperature/humidity chamber are typical determined by the DUT or type of DUT, such as according to its size, application, and operating environment. Learn more about the most important equipment you will need when testing temperature & humidity...

BNC Seminar: Vector Signal Generators & Radar Simulations

Berkeley Nucleonics Seminar: Vector Signal Generators & Radar Simulations - RF CafeBerkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC), a leading manufacturer of precision electronic instrumentation for RF/microwave research, will conduct a seminar on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 10:00 am Pacific Time, entitled, "Vector Signal Generators & Radar Simulations - Key Fundamentals & Latest Technology." It covers the latest on vector signal generators and radar simulation. As radar simulation matures, the demanding need for high-performing system equipment increases. The Berkeley Nucleonics RF Team discusses vector signal generators and how they are called upon as the next line of RF Technology solutions in radar signal simulation. John Reynolds, Edgar Guzman, and Cameron Simmons collectively team up to provide you with key discussions and demonstrations about the sought-after agenda topics including: Introduction to Vector Signal Generators, Applications of Vector Signal Generators, How VSGs Work, Types of VSGs, Advantages of Using VSGs in Radar Simulation...

Bittele Renews ISO 9001:2015 QM Certification

Bittele Electronics Renews ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification - RF CafeBittele Electronics, a Toronto-based PCB assembly company specializing in high quality prototype and low-to-mid volume printed circuit board assembly, announced today that it successfully renewed the ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification for its Markham, Ontario, facility. Bittele says the ISO 9001:2015 certification renewal demonstrates its commitment to quality and continuous improvement. The ISO 9001:2015 certification is a quality audit and comprehensive process review that includes writing quality procedures and taking actions to improve a quality system. Bittele partnered with SGS Canada, a leading testing and certification company, to thoroughly audit and review its quality management system and verify compliance with the ISO 9001:2015 standard. "The ISO 9001:2015 certification embodies our core values and reminds us of the importance of our strategic, winning partnerships with our customers and vendors," said Ben Yang, CEO of Bittele Electronics. "This certification demonstrates our belief in continually improving our processes. We want to thank our employees...

Modelithics' Qorvo GaN Library v23.5.1

Modelithics Releases Qorvo GaN Library v23.5.1 - RF CafeModelithics is pleased to announce the release of version 23.5.1 of the Modelithics Qorvo GaN Library for use with Keysight Technologies' PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) and Cadence AWR Design Environment®. This latest version offers new models for Qorvo's QPD1025, QPD1028, QPD1425, and QPD1425L discrete GaN-on-SiC HEMTs. Version 23.5.1 also offers 2 new embedding models for the T2G6000528-Q3 and T2G6003028-FL devices. The QPD1025 is an 1,800-W device intended to operate from 0.96 to 1.215 GHz, while the QPD1028 is a 750-W device intended to operate from 1.2 to 1.4 GHz. The QPD1425 and QPD1425L are 300-W devices intended for operation from 1.2 to 1.4 GHz. All four of the new models are Angelov-based models that include features like temperature scaling, self-heating effects, and intrinsic I-V sensing...

Space Simulation Thermal Vacuum Chambers

TotalTemp Technologies: Space Simulation Thermal Vacuum Chambers (TVAC) - RF CafeTotalTemp Technologies, a worldwide leading provider of benchtop temperature chambers and thermal platform equipment, introduces their VmSD49N Thermal Vacuum Test Chamber capable of +175°C to −75°C at 10−6 Torr. It is designed specifically for testing aerospace equipment. 10−6 Torr (1.333224*10−6 mbars, 1.93367810−8 psi) is the equivalent of 1/760,000,000th of an Earth atmosphere. Aerospace environmental testing in a thermal vacuum chamber allows for the exposing and weeding out potential failures due to temperature extremes and atmospheric pressure or the lack of it in space. With equipment destined for space, the stakes are always higher with the cost to launch, the chance of a failure being catastrophic plus the lack of service calls in space. The process of basic thermal testing in space is a little different than testing for land based systems, mainly because the lack of heat transfer by air. The intentional and unintentional transfer of heat by convection makes a big difference from what might otherwise be a common sense solution in an environment with air. Outgassing of many materials is another consideration that is usually not such a big deal on earth but when planning for the vacuum of space, often requires careful planning. Making sure that components headed for space are going to perform as planned typically involves simulating the functions and environment as it is expected to be experienced in use...

Anatech Electronics January 2023 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics January 2023 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his January 2023 newsletter that features his short op−ed entitled "Cellular to Smartphones from Space is Coming." He writes about the rapidly evolving direct-satellite-to-cellphone service being pioneered by AST SpaceMobile. The photo shows their world's largest space-borne phased array BlueWalker 3 antenna, which was lofted into orbit late last year. Using the online Satellite Orbital Decay Calculator to estimate the likely orbital lifetime of the 1,500 kg (3,300 lb), 64.4 m2 (693 ft2), BlueWalker 3 antenna array, initially in a 515 km (320 mi) high orbit, re-entry can be expected in a little under 6 years. It probably has some amount of propellant onboard to help maintain orbital height, thereby extending its lifetime. No doubt the orbit height and antenna size was a tradeoff of coverage area and path loss between the transmitter and receiver. If these LEO antenna arrays get physically and/or numerically much larger, we may experience more frequent solar eclipses. Maybe the companies should lobby governments for funds based on their lowering the global temperature due to decreased sunlight. The way governments work, though, instead they'll fine satellite companies for lowering the efficiency of solar arrays...

Anatech Electronics Ceramic Bandpass Filters

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for Mid January 2023 - 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. Three new filter surface mount, low loss ceramic bandpass filter models have been introduced - the AE1087CB1795 with a 1,087.5 MHz center frequency and a 255 MHz bandwidth, the AE3125CB1802 with a 3,125 MHz center frequency and a 120 MHz bandwidth, and the AM784B1271 with a 784 MHz center frequency and a 17 MHz bandwidth. Custom RF power filter and directional couplers designs can be designed and produced with required connector types when a standard cannot be found, or the requirements are such that a custom approach is necessary...

Modelithics Releases MACOM GaN Library v23.2.1

Modelithics Releases MACOM GaN Library v23.2.1 - RF CafeModelithicsModelithics, the world's leading independent provider of RF and microwave models, is pleased to announce version 23.2.1 of the Modelithics MACOM GaN Library. With this latest version, the library now includes a total of nine models for MACOM PURE CARBIDE™ GaN devices. Version 23.2.1 of the Modelithics MACOM GaN Library introduces a new model for the MACOM MAPC-A1505 GaN device. The MAPC-A1505 GaN amplifier is intended for operation from 2.7 to 3.1 GHz and is suitable for linear and saturated applications. It supports pulsed operation and delivers >700 W of output power. The MAPC-A1505 device comes in an air cavity ceramic package and is intended for 50 or 65 V operation. The Modelithics MACOM GaN Library also includes models for MACOM's MAPC-A1000, MAPC-A1100, MAPC-A1101, MAPC-A1102, MAPC-A1103, MAPC-A1500, MAPC-A1501, and MAPC-S1101 GaN devices. Each model in the library...

Maintaining Audio Quality That Makes a Difference

Axiom Blog: Maintaining Audio Quality That Makes a Difference - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, Inc., an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Maintaining Audio Quality That Makes a Difference," which covers how maintaining reliable audio capability in electronic systems calls for a variety of analyzers and generators capable of commanding precision audio characteristics. Testing helps to discover unwanted distortion and noise made by the audio equipment and how it's possible to remove or at least reduce the levels of noise compared to the audio signal levels. Fine-tuning electronic equipment for audio performance whether for use or for production can be accomplished by a variety of techniques, in the frequency domain or the time domain and usually to gauge the consistency of the signal amplitude and/or phase response as a function of frequency across the operating bandwidth...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for January 2023 - 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. Three new filter models have been introduced - a 925.3 - 938.3 MHz cavity bandpass filter with 1.5 dB insertion loss, a 988.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter with 45 MHz bandwidth and 1.8 dB insertion loss, and a 1730 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a 32 MHz bandwidth and 2.5 dB insertion loss. Custom RF power filter and directional couplers designs can be designed and produced with required connector types when a standard cannot be found, or the requirements are such that a custom approach is necessary...

Windfreak Blog: The Ins and Out of Radio Frequency

Windfreak Blog: The Ins and Out of Radio Frequency - RF CafeDavid Goins, founder of and chief engineer for Windfreak Technologies, has written a number of application notes pertaining to the specification and testing of RF and microwave frequency signal generators. "The Ins and Outs of Radio Frequency" is addressed to people not familiar with the concept of electromagnetic radiation, and uses a very nicely designed infographic format to augment the brief textual discussion. It is a great classroom prop for introducing middle and high school students to radio. "Radio frequencies are used in a wide range of items, but most people do not understand how they work or are used in our daily lives. A radio frequency is a type of electromagnetic energy and is measured in hertz, and it is used by radars, radios, televisions, microwaves, GPS, cells phones, and satellites. When you are buying these types of products, you should look for items that come with warranties, are high in quality..."

 

withwave microwave devices - RF Cafe

About RF Cafe

Kirt Blattenberger - RF Cafe Webmaster

Copyright:
1996 - 2024

Webmaster:

Kirt Blattenberger,

BSEE | KB3UON

RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

Copyright  1996 - 2026

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.

My Hobby Website: AirplanesAndRockets.com | My Daughter's Website: EquineKingdom

Rigol DHO1000 Oscilloscope - RF Cafe

Anritsu Test Equipment - RF Cafe

TotalTemp Technologies (Thermal Platforms) - RF Cafe