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Press Release & Product Announcement Archive: 2017 (#4)

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Keysight's Corporate HQ Impacted by Northern California Fires

Keysight Technologies’ Corporate Headquarters Impacted by Northern California Fires - RF CafeKeysight Technologies today announced that its corporate headquarters, located at 1400 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, California, is temporarily shut down due to the wildfires burning in the area. Contrary to some news reports, as of 3 p.m. PT, a Keysight representative confirmed that all four main buildings are intact, although there appears to be some minor damage. Two modular structures and several automobiles suffered more extensive damage. The company will provide further information after they are granted full access to the facility ...

Mini-Circuits October News & Product Highlights

Mini-Circuits October News & Product Highlights - RF CafeIt's an exciting time for RF/Microwave design and test hardware to meet customer's requirements for 5G, IoT, Satellite Communications, etc. Mini-Circuits is pushing beyond 40 GHz and also focusing on 5G Applications at sub-6 GHz, 28 GHz and 39 GHz. Also working on custom designs. We recently announced in Mini-Circuits Components Now Available in Modular Drop-In Format from X-Microwave, that over 400 Mini-Circuits are available using X-Microwave blocks ...

Skyworks Enables All-in-One Connected Car Solutions by ZTE

Skyworks Enables All-in-One Connected Car Solutions by ZTE - RF CafeSkyworks Solutions, an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that ZTE is incorporating various products from its portfolio to power several of their all-in-one platforms for the connected car. Skyworks' innovative LTE and connectivity solutions help transform cars into rolling Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling vehicle tracking, diagnostics, safety and security features. To support the numerous wireless protocols and frequency bands required by advanced wireless networks ...

Triad RF Systems Intros a 6.4-7.1 GHz, 5 W SSPA for COFDM

Triad RF Systems Intros a 6.4-7.1 GHz, 5 W SSPA for COFDM - RF CafeTriad RF Systems announces the TA1167, a compact 5 W amplifier suitable for COFDM video links in the UAS and DTV broadcast space, covering 6,400 to 7,100 MHz. It's compact, efficient, design allows for camera-back installations or other applications that are SWaP constrained. The amplifier is capable of 1 W COFDM meeting -30 dB ACPR. Features include: Over / under / reverse voltage protection, optional heatsink, high speed On/Off control, and thermal shutdown ...

 

Axiom Test Equipment October Specials

Axiom Test Equipment October 2017 Specials - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, a provider of efficient and cost effective solutions customers' test equipment needs, offer the following special deals on their inventory. Axiom offers our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment ...

 

KR Electronics Intros 455 MHz BPF for Positive Train Control

KR Electronics Intros 455 MHz Bandpass Filter for Positive Train Control - RF CafeKR Electronics part number 3012-455 is a 160 MHz bandpass filter designed for Positive Train Control (PTC) applications. Encapsulated for enhanced shock and vibration resistance, 50 Ω source and load, N(F) to N(M) connectors. The filters are encapsulated/ruggedized for enhanced shock and vibration resistance. Thousands are currently installed and operating successfully in the field with major rail companies. Other frequencies and bandwidths are available ... 

 

Empower RF Systems' 2126 RF Amplifier System Tested to Mil-Std 810

Empower RF Systems' 2126 RF Amplifier System Tested to Mil-Std 810 - RF CafeEmpower's Model SKU 2126 was mounted in the test fixture undergoing 40g shock testing while operating uninterrupted at full rated output power. The amplifier system was tested for MIL-STD-810E Method 514.4 vibration 40 g Peak while operational for 270 minutes in each axis. The unit also passed Shock – MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5 3 Axes, Quantity 18 pulses per direction 11 mSec Sawtooth Pulse / 40g Peak. Keep in mind this is not a custom design. This is our COTS model with a dust filter added ... 

BBTLine Layout Mods Push Bandwidths to 7 GHz

BBTLine Layout Mods Push Bandwidths to 7 GHz - RF CafeBBTLine (BroadBand Transmission Line) has announced a significant substrate layout modification that pushes the performance of their 2- and 4-way power dividers / combiners out to a full 7 GHz. Performance plots of the new configurations are shown below. S-parameter (S2P) files can be downloaded ...

 

Microwave Filter Company Intros Line of Broadcast Products

Microwave Filter Company Intros Line of Broadcast Products - RF CafeMicrowave Filter Company (MFC) introduces their complete line of broadcast filter products. Competitive pricing, exceptional quality, short lead times. Contact our experienced staff to discuss your requirements. Download their full MFC catalog.

 

 

Southwest Antennas Intros Compact 2x2 MIMO 56° Sector Antennas

Southwest Antennas Intros New Compact 2X2 MIMO 56° Sector Antennas for S- and C-Band Communication - RF CafeSouthwest Antennas, an industry leader in innovative MIMO antenna solutions, is pleased to introduce two new compact MIMO sector antennas to their existing line-up of directional antenna solutions. Designed for 2 port (2X2) MIMO and MANET radios, these compact sector antennas feature 10 dBi of peak gain and 56 degrees of horizontal and vertical beamwidth. Measuring only 4.3" in length and height and 2.9" wide, these small antennas ...

 

Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) October Product Announcement

Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) October 2017 Product Announcement - RF CafePlanar Monolithic Industries (PMI) recently introduced four new products in their extensive line of RF and microwave components. Included are a 1-18 GHz low noise amplifier; a 1 to 18 GHz, 10-bit digital RF attenuator; a 1 to 12 GHz high speed threshold detector; and a 2 to 18 GHz SP6T PIN diode RF switch. Contact PMI today for more information ...

 

 

Pasternack Intros Hi-Rel EM Switches with up to 10M Cycles

Pasternack Introduces New Electromechanical Switches Designed for High Reliability with up to 10 Million Switching Cycles - RF CafePasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has unveiled a new series of low insertion loss repeatability electromechanical switches. Test and measurement applications require signal processing component performance to be highly accurate and repeatable over long periods and under extreme conditions. In automated test systems where electromechanical switches are used for signal monitoring and routing applications, every switch will add repeatability error ...

Empower RF Systems' 1 kW Power Amplifier Tested Tough to MIL STD 810

Empower RF Systems' 1 kW Power Amplifier Tested Tough to MIL STD 810 - RF CafeEmpower's tested and field proven rugged design is common across all our Next Generation Family of amplifiers and is the result of our patented architecture and design goal to minimize RF power losses along the internal signal path, simplify manufacturing and provide for ease of servicing. The consequence of this elegant electro-mechanical compact structural design is a COTS amplifier that is inherently durable. Empower's family of solid state power amplifiers is thermally and structurally designed to meet today's stringent ...

ConductRF Low PIM RF Cable Assembly Solutions for DAS and Cellular

ConductRF Low PIM RF Cable Assembly Solutions for DAS and Cellular - RF CafeConductRF offers straight and right angle low PIM connectors for 7/16, N, SMA, QMA, 4.1/9.5 and 4.3/10 interfaces. PIM levels vary depending on cable and configuration. We also offer coaxial adapters. Download our datasheets by clicking the pictures above for more detail of call us at +1 978 374 6840 ...

 

 

Triad RF Systems Intros a 700-6,000 MHz 20 W SSPA

Triad RF Systems Intros a 700-6,000 MHz 20 W SSPA - RF CafeTriad RF Systems announces the TA1164, a broadband GaN solid state power amplifier (SSPA) designed for general-purpose RF test and military jamming applications. Internal DC conversion allows for a 12-36 Vin supply voltage. CW output power is 10 W min, 20 W typical across the band. 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 ...

 

NI AWR Design Environment V13 Videos on AWR.TV

NI AWR Design Environment V13-Related Videos Now Available for Viewing on AWR.TV - RF CafeShort, informative videos highlighting new features and user productivity enhancements in the V13 release of NI AWR Design Environment are now available for viewing on the AWR.TV found within the V13 Playlist. Specific videos within the playlist include: EM Ports and Integration Additions, Measurement and Layout Improvements, Simulation Results and Enhanced Markers Optimization, Synthesis Wizards, Embedded Sweeps and More ...

 

IPP Intros Surface Mount Dual Directional Coupler

IPP Intros Surface Mount Dual Directional CouplerInnovative Power Products introduces their new model IPP-8057, a 150 watt, 33 dB, Surface Mount Dual Directional Coupler that operates from 500 – 2500 MHz. The IPP-8057 is a broadband design which provides separate coupled ports for both forward and reflected signals with internal terminations. This unique coupler is produced in a Surface Mount (SMD) package size of 0.500(W) x 1.000(L) x 0.139(H) inches and was designed to reduce the size, weight and cost ...

 

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for September 2017

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for September 2017 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its August newsletter. In it, Sam Benzacar discusses an ambient electrical noise problem that neither his filter company nor anyone else's filter company can do anything about - signals beginning in the super low frequency (30 Hz - 3 kHz) generated by or as a result of operation from AC line voltages. That includes everything from bedside clocks to smart refrigerators. The problem is growing rapidly. Ironically, just yesterday I posted an article titled "Electronic Pollution ..."

Very Cool! Saelig Introduces Wireless 30 MHz Scope-In-A-Probe

Saelig Introduces Wireless 30 MHz Scope-In-A-Probe - RF CafeSaelig Company has introduced the IkaScope WS200, , a pen-shaped battery-powered wireless oscilloscope that streams captured signals to almost any WiFi-connected screen. The IkaScope WS200 offers a 30 MHz bandwidth with its 200 MSa/s sampling rate and the maximum input is ±40 Vpp. It provides galvanically-isolated measurements even when a USB connection is charging the internal battery. The IkaScope WS200 will work on desktop computers as well as on mobile devices like tablets ...

KR Electronics Intros 220 MHz BPF for Positive Train Control

KR Electronics Intros 220 MHz Bandpass Filter for Positive Train Control - RF CafeKR Electronics part number 3012-220 is a 220 MHz bandpass filter designed for Positive Train Control (PTC) applications. Encapsulated for enhanced shock and vibration resistance, 50 Ω source and load, N(F) to N(M) connectors. The filters are encapsulated/ruggedized for enhanced shock and vibration resistance. Thousands are currently installed and operating successfully in the field with major rail companies. Other frequencies and bandwidths are available ... 

 

Withwave Intros High Precision Flexible Microwave Cables

Withwave Intros High Precision Flexible Microwave Cables - RF CafeWithwave's W-Test cable assemblies are complete line of high precision flexible microwave cable assemblies, specially for stable phase testing. These WT series are designed by excellent microwave interconnection technologies. The WT500 & 670 cable assemblies, operating to 50 GHz and 67 GHz, respectively, have excellent insertion loss, high phase/amplitude stability in relation to temperature ...

 

NI AWR Sets Agenda and Registration for ADF 2017 Russia Venues

NI AWR Sets Agenda and Registration for ADF 2017 Russia Venues - RF CafeAgendas are set and registration opened for the Russia leg of AWR Design Forum (ADF) 2017, an open forum that aims to bring together NI AWR Design Environment customers, partners and engineering professionals to learn, network and collaborate on the design of today's RF/microwave circuits and systems.  ADF 2017 will visit three cities in Russia: St. Petersburg on October 3, Moscow on October 4 and Zelenograd on October 5 ...

 

Free eBook for Precision Antenna Measurements

Precision Antenna Measurements ebook - RF CafeAccording to Microwave Journal Editor Patrick Hindle, "Antenna measurements are difficult to make due to their multi-directional nature, their cables / connections to equipment and interfering signals in the environment. The measurement setup, surrounding environment and physical connections all need to be carefully specified and setup, paying close attention to the instruments and materials used." Copper Mountain Technologies collaborated with Microwave Journal to offer you this free eBook, Precision Antenna Measurements, on precision antenna measurements ...

Wavelength Electronics Intros Laser Diode Power Source

Wavelength Electronics Intros Laser Diode Power Source - RF CafeThe LDMOUNT is ideal for pump and communication diode lasers. The LDMOUNT from Wavelength Electronics is designed for optoelectronic modules in a 14-pin butterfly package that require up to 5A. With integrated heatsinking, built-in safety features, and easy connection to eight different high performance Wavelength controllers, the LDMOUNT can be used in a variety of applications, mounted on an optics table or to a chassis ...

 

ConductRF Offers Phase Matching Cable Solutions

ConductRF Phase Matching Cable Solutions 9/19/2017 - RF CafeConductRF's skill in the manufacturing of Phase Matched RF Cable Solutions is second to none. We have phase matched a diverse array of solutions from Low Frequency RG and LMR Cables to more premium exotic cables up to 70 GHz. Flexible, conformable & semi-rigid, phase & amplitude stable, low loss & high power, phase differential as low as ±0.2 °/GHz, many connector types, indoor & outdoor solutions. A broad base of standard connectors and cables in stock, we turn solutions around fast ...

KR Electronics Intros 160 MHz BPF for Positive Train Control

KR Electronics Intros 160 MHz Bandpass Filter for Positive Train Control - RF CafeKR Electronics part number 3012-160 is a 160 MHz bandpass filter designed for Positive Train Control (PTC) applications. Encapsulated for enhanced shock and vibration resistance, 50 Ω source and load, N(F) to N(M) connectors. The filters are encapsulated/ruggedized for enhanced shock and vibration resistance. Thousands are currently installed and operating successfully in the field with major rail companies. Other frequencies and bandwidths are available ...

 

Axiom Test Equipment September Specials

Axiom Test Equipment September 2017 Specials - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, a provider of efficient and cost effective solutions customers' test equipment needs, offer the following special deals on their inventory. Axiom offers our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment ...

Keysight's SystemVue 2017 Enables Industry's First 5G Design

Keysight Technologies' SystemVue 2017 Simulation Software Enables Industry's First 5G Design, Verification Process - RF CafeKeysight Technologies today announced the latest release of its SystemVue electronic system level (ESL) software. Offering unique phased-array antenna and other 5G functionality, Keysight EEsof EDA's SystemVue 2017 provides designers with the industry's first 5G design and verification process. SystemVue is the industry's premier simulation platform for system design and verification. The software enables users to combine existing baseband, RF and channel models for evaluation of the entire system. SystemVue 2017 allows designers to accurately design phased-array antennas for 5G mobile networks. Unlike other tools on the market ...

Skyworks Powers M2M Apps with Industry Leading Cellular Engines

Skyworks Powers Machine-to-Machine Applications with Industry Leading Cellular Engines - RF CafeSkyworks today announced that its SkyOne® Ultra 2.5 and diversity receive (DRx™) modules for mobile applications have been adopted by some of the world's leading machine-to-machine (M2M) module manufacturers to provide high performance, high speed 4G LTE capability. These fully integrated and tested systems, packaged in extremely small form factors, enable M2M suppliers including Fibocom, Sierra Wireless, and Telit to extend plug and play, high-speed cellular connectivity across an endless array of IoT ...

CBRS: Great Opportunities… and Challenges

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for September 2017 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its September newsletter. In it, Sam Benzacar discusses the Federal Communication Commission's relatively new (2015) three-tiered "spectrum sharing" scheme titled Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). It provides for 150 MHz of spectrum between 3550 and 3700 MHz. Don't be fooled by the name, though. The "Citizens [broad]Band" nomenclature harkens back to Citizen Band (CB) radio (27 MHz), but CBRS spectrum will be sold to the highest bidder in 10 MHz chunks that are subordinated to primary user claims. So, don't be looking ...

Pasternack Relay Controlled Program. Attenuators up to 127 dB

Pasternack Launches New Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators that Offer Precision Stepped Attenuation Levels up to 127 dB - RF CafePasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released a new series of relay controlled programmable attenuators. Typical applications include signal conditioning and level control, matching impedances of sources and loads and measuring the gain or loss of two-port devices. Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators offer accurate and stable performance with very low harmonic distortion (IMD) and cover multiple RF frequency bands down to DC ...

VidaRF Offers Hand Formed Cable Assemblies

VidaRF Offers Hand Formed Cable Assemblies - RF CafeVidaRF offers DC to18 GHz hand formed semi-flex cable assemblies. The outer shield is copper braid, silver plated to minimize signal leakage and maintain flexibility for ease of bending to your requirement. Option to include insulated clear or blue jacket reducing risk of shorting. Available in a wide variety of connector combinations. Excellent return loss and insertion loss ...

 

 

Radiocrafts RC1880 Ultra-Low Power Radio Module for IoT Apps

Radiocrafts RC1880 Ultra-Low Power Radio Module for IoT Applications - RF CafeRadiocrafts AS, a leading provider of RF modules and wireless connectivity solutions, provides a new ultra-low power radio module platform for Smart Metering, Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensor Networks applications. The new compact RF module is also suitable for 6LoWPAN based IP networks. The RC18x0 Radio Module platform is a series of compact surface-mounted ultra-low power RF modules based on the CC1310 system-on-chip from Texas Instruments. The modules ...

KR Electronics Intros 916 MHz BPF for Positive Train Control

KR Electronics Intros 916 MHz Bandpass Filter for Positive Train Control - RF CafeKR Electronics part number 3012-916 is a 916 MHz bandpass filter designed for Positive Train Control (PTC) applications. Encapsulated for enhanced shock and vibration resistance, 50 Ω source and load, N(F) to N(M) connectors. The filters are encapsulated/ruggedized for enhanced shock and vibration resistance. Thousands are currently installed and operating successfully in the field with major rail companies. Other frequencies and bandwidths are available ...

 

Saelig Intros RTSA7550 Real-Time 27 GHz Spectrum Analyzers

Saelig Introduces RTSA7550 Real-Time 27 GHz Spectrum Analyzers - RF CafeSaelig Company announces the availability of the compact RTSA7550 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer - a powerful, full-featured spectrum analyzer designed to analyze wireless signals in real-time (not progressively scanned). This is essential for seeing intermittent and frequency-varying signals. The Model RTSA7550 has all the standard features of a conventional spectrum analyzer such as frequency controls, marker functions, and multi-trace functionality. Instead of scanning through a frequency range, the RTSA sees all frequencies at once, thus catching intermittent signals ...

Visit ConductRF at EDI CON 2017 Booth 528

Visit ConductRF at EDI CON 2017 Booth 528 - RF CafeConductRF invites you to visit their design and sales team in booth #528 at Electronic Design Innovation Conference & Exhibition (EDI CON) in Boston. The event runs September 11-13 at the Hynes Convention Center. ConductRF offers off-the-shelf and custom RF coaxial connector and cable solutions for applications up to 110 GHz ... 

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