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Press Release & Product Announcement Archive: 2019 (#1)

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R&S White Paper: An Introduction to EMC Amplifiers

Rohde & Schwarz White Paper: An Introduction to EMC Amplifiers - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz USA (R&S USA) has published a white paper titled, "An Introduction to EMC Amplifiers." This white paper describes not only the basics of EMC amplifiers, but also intricacies, discusses parameters and characteristics that have the greatest influence on amplifier performance. It provides a technical overview of EMC amplifiers as well as a practical discussion of how amplifier class, compression points, VSWR, foldback, etc. impact amplifier performance in real-world scenarios. Broadband amplifiers are necessary for generating the field strengths required for most EMC radiated immunity tests. This whitepaper provides a brief overview of the role of amplifiers in EMC testing as well as a discussion of the parameters and characteristics which have the greatest influence on amplifier performance ...

Anatech Electronics February 2019 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics February 2019 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar, of RF and microwave filter company Anatech Electronics, has written as part of his February newsletter this piece titled, "'Mysterious' Cuban U.S. Embassy Weapon: It Wasn't Crickets." Sam keeps abreast of all the latest news in the wireless world, which is not unexpected given his company's long-time involvement in helping others make their products play well together in an increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum - both licensed and unlicensed. Beginning in late 2016, new reports told how many U.S. and Canadian embassy staffers and their families told of hearing strange sounds in their heads and experiencing nausea and headaches. I read many of them. Of course no conclusive evidence as to the source has ever been discovered since officials of the western hemisphere's only Communist nation ...

Withwave Intros 1.85 mm Vertical Launch Connectors

Withwave Intros 1.85 mm Vertical Launch Connectors - RF CafeWithwave's vertical launch 1.85 mm connectors are specially designed for solderless vertical PCB launch on test & measurement board. These connectors have excellent electrical transition performance up to 67 GHz as well as reduce installation time by eliminating soldering. It is the best solution available for easy use in test & measurement boards, high speed digital test boards. We solve your performance and cost problems ...

 

NI AWR App Note Features Network Synthesis for Matching-Circuit Design

App Note Features NI AWR Software Network Synthesis for Matching-Circuit Design - RF CafeA new application note titled "Network Synthesis Wizard Automates Interactive Matching-Circuit Design" features the network synthesis wizard in NI AWR software that automates interactive matching-circuit design, thus reducing design time. Network synthesis is helpful at the earliest stages of a design to help determine reasonable performance targets based on device performance limits, device sizing (decisions on active device periphery), part selection for discrete packaged transistors and other early design decisions. Available as a free download now ...

Guerrilla RF's Automotive-Qualified Ultra-LNA

Guerrilla RF's Automotive-Qualified Ultra-LNA for SDARS, Compensator and GPS Applications - RF CafeGuerrilla RF, a leading provider of high performance MMICs, today introduces GRF2073-W, a new addition to the company's growing list of AEC-Q100 automotive-qualified amplifiers. This ultra-low noise amplifier is targeted at high-volume applications, with first-stage satellite radio LNAs and GPS modules being prime examples. It is offered in an industry-standard, ultra-small 2.0 x 2.0 mm DFN-8 package thus sharing a common pin out with other infrastructure-class devices from Guerrilla RF. "Guerrilla RF is proud to offer this new amplifier for automotive applications which addresses an industry need for a cost-effective, first-stage LNA delivering outstanding RF performance with low power ...

San Francisco Circuits Updates Turnkey PCB Assembly Capabilities

San Francisco Circuits Updates Turnkey PCB Assembly Capabilities - RF CafeSan Francisco Components (SFC) has updated its printed circuit board (PCB) turnkey assembly capabilities. Full turnkey PCB assembly through SFC reduces the customer's responsibility to source components (and the surrounding issues), manage the bill of materials (BOM), inventory, and logistics associated that can be encountered when working with a PCB assembly partner. SFC's turnkey and partial turnkey or consigned assembly options are designed to meet the individual needs of their customers, depending on how much of the assembly process they want to manage versus outsource. SFC's turnkey PCB specialists can help guide customers through the benefits of each approach and ultimately deliver the optimal product and service ...

ConductRF Precision D38999 RF & Mixed Signal Cables

ConductRF Precision D38999 RF & Mixed Signal Cables - RF CafeConductRF offers an extensive line of RF and mixed signal cable harnesses and assemblies with custom configurations, lengths and markings. Thousands of combinations of coaxial, power, and digital and analog signal connectors available. Flexible phase-stable, low-loss, phase-matching, high power, and other options per your requirements. Broad insert connector solution choices including BMA, SMPM, for cable sizes #8, #12 & #16 Custom marking and ruggedization enhancements capability. Contact ConductRF today and let us help your project ...

VidaRF Intros Broadband Directional Couplers for 0.5-18 GHz

VidaRF Intros Broadband Directional Coupler for 0.5-18 GHz - RF CafeVidaRF, a manufacturer of high performance RF and microwave high performance isolators, circulators, power dividers, couplers, and other passive components, is proud to introduce the VDC-05180-XX line of Directional Couplers with SMA connector, operating from 0.5 to 18 GHz. It is available with coupling value of 10 dB, 20 dB and 30 dB and can handle up to 50 watts of RF power. VidaRF's product line includes drop-in, coaxial, and waveguide configurations for many items. Custom designs available ...

R&S App Note: Group Delay Measurements with Signal and SpecAn

Rohde & Schwarz App Note: Group Delay Measurements with Signal and Spectrum Analyzers - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz USA (R&S USA) has published an application note titled, "Group Delay Measurements with Signal and Spectrum Analyzers." The available bandwidth of RF channels are often limited by the bandpass characteristic of filters, amplifiers and mixers. Detecting amplitude flatness and phase distortion is crucial in characterizing the quality of a transmission channel. The amplitude flatness within the used bandwidth may have an influence on the signal quality. Knowledge about phase distortion is essential to maintain low bit error rates in data transmissions and VNAs (Vector Network Analyzer) commonly perform amplitude flatness and phase distortion measurements. Phase distortions in a transmission channel are determined using group delay measurements, they must be as low as possible to maintain good signal quality. Vector network analyzers are normally used to characterize the group delay variations ...

Z-Communications Intros Extremely Low Noise X-Band PLO

Z-Communications Intros Extremely Low Noise X-Band PLO - RF CafeZ-Communications announces a new RoHS compliant fixed frequency phase locked loop model SFS9280C-LF operating in the X-band. The SFS9280C-LF is a plug and play PLO allowing for quick integration and designed to produce a fixed signal at 9280 MHz when utilized with an external 10 MHz reference oscillator. This simple to use PLO features a typical phase noise of -80 dBc/Hz, -100 dBc/Hz, and -120 dBc/Hz at the 1 kHz, 10 kHz and 100 kHz offsets, respectively. The SFS9280C-LF is designed to deliver an output power of 0۬±3 dBm while operating off a VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc and drawing 90 mA and a phase locked loop voltage of 3 Vdc while drawing 11 mA. This unmatched product features a typical harmonic suppression of -30 dBc and spurious suppression of -65 dB ...

Modelithics Releases the Complete Library v19.0 for Keysight ADS

Modelithics Releases the COMPLETE Library v19.0 for Keysight Advanced Design System - RF CafeModelithics® has released version 19.0 of the COMPLETE Library for Keysight Advanced Design System. Version 19.0 is compatible with the latest ADS release, ADS 2019, and adds 52 new models for passive and active components from multiple leading vendors. The Modelithics COMPLETE Library™ is a collection of highly accurate scalable simulation models for many passive component families and active devices. Advanced model features include substrate scaling, pad scaling and part value scaling for LCR component series, and bias-dependence and temperature effects for active devices. All models are validated with precision broadband measurements and come with a detailed model datasheet ...

Saelig Intros D20305G RF Downconverter to Extend Range of SpecAn

Saelig Intros D20305G RF Downconverter to Extend the Range of Existing Spectrum Analyzers - RF CafeSaelig Company announces the compact ThinkRF D2030 RF Downconverter, engineered to work seamlessly with existing spectrum analysis equipment by down-converting RF signals from the 27-30 GHz frequency bands down to an intermediate frequency (IF) of 3.55 GHz or 5.6 GHz. The D2030 RF Downconverter works with existing test equipment, RF signal detectors, and interfaces, minimizing user training requirements, and enabling these products to offer 5G analysis capabilities. This RF downconverter features 10 MHz input and output clock references for multi-unit synchronization. As 5G mobile and wireless communication technologies continue to draw on wider bandwidths and higher frequencies, users can run multiple D2030 ...

Z-Communications Intros Extremely Low Noise X-Band PLO

Z-Communications Intros Extremely Low Noise X-Band PLO - RF CafeZ-Communications announces a new RoHS compliant fixed frequency phase locked loop model SFS9280C-LF operating in the X-band. The SFS9280C-LF is a plug and play PLO allowing for quick integration and designed to produce a fixed signal at 9280 MHz when utilized with an external 10 MHz reference oscillator. This simple to use PLO features a typical phase noise of -80 dBc/Hz, -100 dBc/Hz, and -120 dBc/Hz at the 1 kHz, 10 kHz and 100 kHz offsets, respectively. The SFS9280C-LF is designed to deliver an output power of 0۬±3 dBm while operating off a VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc and drawing 90 mA and a phase locked loop voltage of 3 Vdc while drawing 11 mA. This unmatched product features a typical harmonic suppression of -30 dBc and spurious suppression of -65 dB ...

VidaRF Intros Broadband, Low Magnetic Field Coaxial Isolator for 8-18 GHz

VidaRF Intros Broadband, Low Magnetic Field Coaxial Isolator for 8-18 GHz - RF CafeVidaRF, a manufacturer of high performance RF and microwave high performance isolators, circulators, power dividers, couplers, and other passive components, is proud to introduce the VCI-80180-X. The VCI-80180-X is a Broadband, Low Magnetic Field Coaxial Isolator that operates from 8 − 18 GHz. It provides isolation of 16 dB with an insertion loss of 0.70 dB and a VSWR of 1.40:1. The device can handle average power of 5 W (forward) and 1 W (reverse). It is available in a module format with SMA connectors. These Isolators are stackable for space savings. VidaRF's product line includes drop-in, coaxial, and waveguide configurations for many items. Custom designs available ...

Transient Specialists  Exclusive Distributor for Teseq & EM Test

Transient Specialists Now Exclusive ESD Simulator Distributor for Teseq & EM Test - RF CafeTransient Specialists, a leader in EMC test equipment for over 30 years, announces that they will be the sole U.S. Distributor for both Teseq and EM Test electrostatic discharge generators. They offer quick delivery times and options for A2LA accredited calibrations upon request. With a large inventory of rental simulators, they provide an ideal solution when looking to test a simulator before purchase. Many of the simulators, including the NSG 435, NSG 437, and NSG 438 have the ability to test to a variety of standards and applications. These immunity test generators have the ability to test to 30 kV and offer a variety of networks. Transient Specialists, conveniently located in the mid-west, also offers a variety of EMC test equipment rentals ...

Finding the Right Oscilloscope for Your Next IoT Measurement

Finding the Right Oscilloscope for Your Next IoT Measurement - RF CafeErin Stucker, of Axiom Test Equipment, let me know about a new blog on his Axiom test Equipment website titled, "Finding the Right Oscilloscope for Your Next IoT Measurement." It begins, "As much as the Internet has become as part of daily lives and businesses, the Internet of Things (IoT) and billions of tiny electronic devices will soon provide the means to quickly identify an unlimited number of associated things at home, in businesses, even for personal health. The oscilloscope, with its measurement flexibility and versatility, will be an important tool in helping to design and maintain the many low-power IoT sensors that will be needed in the future. Of course, all oscilloscopes are different ..."

PA and Filter Design Videos Showcasing NI AWR Software Now on AWR.TV

PA and Filter Design Videos Showcasing NI AWR Software Now on AWR.TV - RF CafeSeven new power amplifier (PA) and filter design videos, given by NI AWR software customer and partners during European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2018, have now been added to AWR.TV. The list of videos includes:

OMMIC: Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon (Si) Process for Microwave and Millimeter-wave (mmWave) PAs

Teledyne Technologies: Load Pull, Load Lines, Maximum Efficiency, and 3D Graphs

Nuhertz: Electromagnetic (EM) Planar Filter Frequency Response Optimization   < 4 more >

Pasternack mm-Wave Removable End Launch PCB Connectors

Pasternack Launches Expanded Line of Millimeter-Wave Removable End Launch PCB Connectors with 4 Interfaces - RF CafePasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has launched a new extended series of mmWave, removable, edge launch, PCB connectors that are ideal for SERDES applications like high-speed networking, cloud servers and supercomputing. Pasternack's new line of high-speed end launch PCB connectors is comprised of 16 models in four end launch connector interfaces: 1.0mm (110 GHz), 1.85mm (67 GHz), 2.92mm (40 GHz) and 2.4mm (50 GHz). They provide VSWR as low as 1.10:1 and a wide bandwidth that supports high data rates. These high-performance end launch connectors don't require soldering and are reusable ...

Z-Communications Intros Fixed Frequency 1090 MHz PLO

Z-Communications Intros Fixed Frequency 1090 MHz PLO - RF CafeZ-Communications announces a new RoHS compliant fixed frequency phase locked loop model RFS1090A-LF in the L-band. The RFS1090A-LF is a fully integrated synthesizer operating at 1090 MHz which is phase locked to an internal 10 MHz reference with a stability of ±2.5 ppm. This low cost PLL features a typical phase noise of −93 dBc/Hz, −98 dBc/Hz, and −118 dBc/Hz at the 1 kHz, 10 kHz and 100 kHz offsets, respectively. The RFS1090A-LF is designed to deliver an output power of 3۬ dBm while operating off a VCO voltage supply of 5Vdc and drawing 35 mA and a phase locked loop voltage of 3Vdc while drawing 10 mA. This unmatched product features a 2nd harmonic suppression of −20 dBc and spurious suppression of -62 dBc ...

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Introduces Specialized Teams

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Introduces Specialized Teams - RF CafeAdvanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) is the leading rental provider of test and measurement equipment for EMC, aerospace, automotive, semiconductor, consumer electronics, electrical, communications, environmental and many other industries. ATEC provides thousands of different types of test and measurement equipment from an extensive list of manufacturers and supports customers with experienced specialized teams. To provide customers with the best service and expertise, ATEC provides customer with a specialized team to handle specific needs. The specialized teams are educated on specific types of equipment and markets to provide customers with market knowledge, equipment specifications, and the solutions for their testing needs. These specialized teams have a mission ...

5G mmWave: A Challenge for Device Testing and How to Solve It

5G mmWave: A Challenge for Device Testing and How to Solve It - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz and Microwave Journal will present a free webinar on February 13, titled, "5G mmWave: A Challenge for Device Testing and How to Solve It." Günter Pfeifer discusses how 5G NR in the sub 6 GHz frequency range (FR1) can be seen as a natural evolution of LTE to achieve higher bandwidth and more flexibility on the physical layer in order to realize all the new and additional use cases defined for a next generation mobile network. "The real technical challenge, however, comes with 5G mmWave (FR2), which opens up a new level of complexity in device development. mmWave frequencies imply measurement challenges that call for new testing approaches. In this webinar, we take a closer look at the major challenges mmWave brings and discuss innovative test ..."

New Product Releases by Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI)

Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) April 2018 Product Announcement - RF CafePlanar Monolithic Industries (PMI) recently introduced three new products in their extensive line of RF and microwave components. Included are a 2.0 to 18.0 GHz high speed single pole six throw reflective switch capable of switching within 15 ns, a 2.0 to 18.0 GHz 8-Bbit vector phase shifter, and a 2-channel switch filter bank with a low-pass 8.62 to 8.70 GHz filter and a 8.0 to 26.5 GHz bandpass filter. Contact PMI today for more information ...

Keysight Intros ADS PathWave Product Development Workflow Software

Keysight Technologies Accelerates Product Development Workflows with New PathWave Advanced Design System Solutions - RF CafeKeysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced PathWave Memory Designer, a new double data rate (DDR) memory simulation capability that is part of PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2019. The new capability makes it easy for developers to compare simulated data with actual measured results, reducing the time required to complete product development workflows. DDR memory designs grow more complex with each new generation, and simulation and test configuration also grow in complexity, resulting in longer simulation and test setup times. The added complexity makes it harder to correlate simulation and test data, resulting in less confidence in designs, longer troubleshooting cycles ..."

Anatech Electronics January 2019 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics January 2019 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar, of RF and microwave filter company Anatech Electronics, has penned this piece titled, "5G Fact and Fiction" as part of his January newsletter. Sam keeps abreast of all the latest news in the wireless world, which is not unexpected given his company's long-time involvement in helping others make their products play well together in an increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum - both licensed and unlicensed. The term "5G" is still a relatively fuzzy entity whose definition is still being constructed by the telecom industry's engineers, marketeers, and the news media. Also included are a few other topics including Google's high power automotive radar, 5G at this year's CES show, Ford's cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) scheme, and the Bluetooth SIG push for IoT ...

Buy a Scope – Get a Probe!

Buy a Scope – Get a Probe! - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz is running a new promotion called "Buy a Scope – Get a Probe!" Purchase an R&S®RTM3000 or an R&S®RTA4000 and get a probe for free. High-quality measurements require the right probing solution. With this promotion, customers get a free oscilloscope probe if they buy an R&S®RTM3000 or R&S®RTA4000 with the R&S®RTM‑PK1 or R&S®RTA-PK1 application bundle. They can choose one of six different probes that are specially designed for specific applications. Their individual parameters are optimized for digital protocol decoding applications, power integrity analysis or power electronics measurements ...

RF Superstore Intros 60 GHz Transmitter and Receiver Pair

RF Superstore Intros 60 GHz Transmitter and Receiver Pair- RF CafeRF Superstore, an RF and microwave component supply outlet created by Pasternack founder Murray Pasternack, announces the V60-282 Transmitter and V60-283 Receiver. They are advanced, highly integrated V-band waveguide modules that meet the demanding high-speed, low-cost production requirements of today's developers. These silicon-based 60 GHz waveguide modules utilize the license-free V-band millimeter wave spectrum of 57 GHz to 64 GHz. Low Cost, Easy Integration The cost-effective V60-282 and V60-283 SiGe chip-based waveguide modules are easy to integrate. Small and lightweight, the waveguide modules feature a unique chip to waveguide transition. Operates in the license-free frequency range of 57 to 64 GHz ...

R&S NRQ6 Frequency Selective Power Sensor

Rohde & Schwarz R&S® NRQ6 Frequency Selective Power Sensor - RF CafeThe R&S® NRQ6 combines the accuracy of a power meter with the dynamic range of a spectrum analyzer. It is the first of its kind and performs extremely precise and fast power measurements. - i.e. power measurements on a selected transmission channel - down to −130 dBm. It delivers extremely high-precision, high-speed measurements beyond the limits of currently available power meters. In addition to conventional continuous average measurements, the R&S®NRQ6 has a trace display function and also performs ACLR measurements. Key Facts: Frequency selective power measurements, Frequency range: 50 MHz to 6 GHz, Power measurement ...

Skyworks Powers Next Generation 4G/5G Mobile Hotspots

Skyworks Powers Next Generation 4G/5G Mobile Hotspots - RF CafeSkyworks Solutions, an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that its SkyOne® Ultra 3.0 portfolio is being leveraged by Inseego (NASDAQ: INSG), a pioneer in 5G and intelligent IoT device-to-cloud solutions, for their next generation mobile hotspot. Given the significant growth in mobile subscribers and densification of data traffic - which will intensify with 5G - demand for portable, reliable, anytime connectivity is rapidly increasing. Skyworks' compact, highly-integrated front-end system is being utilized in combination with Qualcomm's LTE X20 modem to power Inseego's MiFi 8800L device, the industry's first commercially available gigabit LTE platform for Cat 18 ..."

Antenova Diversity Kit Uses New Cat4 LTE Standard

Antenova Diversity Kit Uses New Cat4 LTE Standard - RF CafeAntenova, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, is to show a development kit for a certified Cat4/LTE design at CES2019. LTE Category 4 (Cat4) is the next step in 4G LTE device capability. A Cat4 device uses two antennas - a main antenna for transmit and receive, and a second antenna for receive only. The two antennas radiate in different pattern directions which means they will always provide a good signal in any orientation, as the unit is moved around or turned. The kit gives designers a short cut to a successful Cat4 design and certifications, which can otherwise be difficult to achieve ...

Saelig Intros VSG6G1C USB 6 GHz RF Vector Signal Generator

Saelig Introduces VSG6G1C USB 6 GHz RF Vector Signal Generator - RF CafeSaelig Company announces the availability of Triarchy Technologies' VSG6G1C RF Vector Signal Generator - a cost-effective pocketable USB-connected RF signal source with capabilities that provide standalone and PC-controlled functions comparable to full-size analog RF signal generators. Offering frequencies from 1 MHz to 6.1 GHz with frequency sweep, frequency hopping using I&Q modulation, and arbitrary signal generation, this compact signal source can generate most of the modulated signals that RF engineers might need. The VSG6G1C's many test functions can be customized to meet the needs of proprietary and other nonstandard wireless protocols. This compact design is ideal for field test situations since it can be conveniently added to a field service kit, and configured to operate standalone ...

Rohde & Schwarz EMC Resources for Emissions and Immunity Testing

Rohde & Schwarz EMC Resources for Emissions and Immunity Testing - RF CafeEvery month Rohde & Schwarz USA puts together a few resources intended to help you tackle your latest EMC test challenge. This month, we focus on two very different topics. "The value of pre-selection in EMC Measurements" which is an often misunderstood or underestimated concept, and "Going Beyond the Basics to Ensure Successful Immunity Tests" which covers the ins and outs of what to look for when working with and selecting an EMC amplifier. The "EMC Amplifiers – Going Beyond the Basics to Ensure Successful Immunity Tests" webinar focuses on the basics and intricacies of immunity testing, a technical overview of EMC amplifiers ...

Anatech Electronics Early January Product Update

Anatech Electronics Product Update January 4, 2019 - 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: connectorized 763−768 MHz / 793−798 MHz single in/out duplexer, a connectorized 1090 MHz cavity bandpass filter, and a surface mount 836.5 MHz / 881.5 MHz SAW duplexer. Custom RF filters designs are used when a standard cannot be found, or the requirements are such that a custom approach is necessary ...

Put a Charge into Your Battery Testing

Put a Charge into Your Battery Testing (Axiom Test Equipment) - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, a premier provider of electronic test and measurement equipment rentals and sales, has a new blog post you might find useful titled, "Put a Charge into Your Battery Testing." Batteries provide power for portable electronic devices. They come in many shapes and sizes, from tiny cells that power pocket-sized personal electronic devices to large, fixed systems. They are also available in different chemistries, such as alkaline, lead-acid, and lithium-ion cells. Each battery chemistry results in battery cells with different voltages, such as 1.5 V for alkaline cells, 2.0 V for lead-acid cells, and 3.0 V for lithium cells. Commercial batteries are typically comprised of multiple connected cells to achieve higher voltages, such as 12 or 24 V. Batteries are obviously essential components in any portable electronic product ...

Keysight Delivers Professional Functionality in Entry-Level O-scope

Keysight Technologies Delivers Professional Functionality in Entry-Level Oscilloscope - RF CafeKeysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced the 200 MHz, 4-channel models of the InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes, providing professional-level measurements and capabilities at an affordable price, including 4-wire Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) decode and remote connection via local area networks (LANs). The new InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes use the same user interface and measurement technology found in the higher performance Keysight InfiniiVision oscilloscopes. The intuitive front panel ...

Antenova 'Raptor' SMD Antenna Can Pinpoint Location to Within Centimeters

Antenova 'Raptor' SMD Antenna Can Pinpoint a Location to Within Centimeters - RF CafeAntenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has developed a new SMD positioning antenna that achieves an extraordinary level of accuracy in the GNSS bands – it can pinpoint a location to within centimetres. The Raptor antenna utilises the L2, 1200 MHz satellite bands which recently became available for civilian use. It is the latest addition to Antenova's lamiiANT range of rigid FR4 antennas which are designed for easy insertion onto a PCB. The antenna itself is very small - it is a GPS single feed antenna in SMD form, measuring just 16.0 x 8.0 x 1.6 mm, which makes it suitable for small PCBs within all kinds of small electronic devices. "This is an outstanding antenna, because it achieves the same precision ..."

QuinStar Technology Engineer Captures Orion Nebula

QuinStar Technology Engineer Captures Orion Nebula - RF CafeAt QuinStar, we're about more than millimeter-wave technology. The people comprising QuinStar Technology pursue diverse and exciting outside interests. Our Chief Engineer, Jim Schellenberg, is a highly skilled amateur astronomical photographer. He captured this beautiful image of the Orion nebula using a specially modified Canon 6D. The camera responds to the H-alpha spectral line at 656 nm (from hydrogen gas), which is seen as red in the photo. The camera is mounted on an 11-inch telescope that tracks the object as the earth rotates. This image consists of nine one-minute exposures that are "stacked" to form the image you see. This is an excellent time of the year to view the Orion nebula. It can be seen with the naked eye ...

Thermal Testing with Convection and Conduction… Together at Last!

Thermal Testing with Convection and Conduction… Together at Last! - RF CafeEngineers at TotalTemp Technologies have published a white paper titled, "Thermal Testing with Convection and Conduction… Together at Last!" It begins: "A heartfelt Congratulation is in order for the happy and successful union of two distinct thermal testing methods that are finally sharing the same dance floor together – as the first true Hybrid. To better understand the specific benefits from both sides of this collaboration of two testing methods, please review of the following white paper. Thermal testing by conduction is most commonly done on a Thermal Platform. Platforms control temperature by conductive heat ..."

Triad RF Systems Displays Space Flight Heritage with S-Band CubeSat Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Displays Space Flight Heritage with S-Band CubeSat Amplifier - RF CafeTriad RF Systems, a top-tier designer and manufacturer of RF and microwave amplifiers, has received confirmation of the successful field operation of the TA1109, which is currently aboard a CubeSat chassis flying in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The TA1109 operates from 2000 to 2500 MHz and provides 4 watts of output power, ensuring proper and consistent communication at distances in excess of 2000 km or 1200 miles. Weighing less than an ounce and smaller than a credit card, the TA1109 is ideal for even the smallest CubeSat systems. This amplifier uses a circuit card form factor, making it integrate easily into a wide array of custom CubeSat communication systems ...

R&S White Paper: An Introduction to EMC Amplifiers

R&S White Paper: An Introduction to EMC Amplifiers - RF CafeFree for your downloading pleasure is Rohde & Schwarz's white paper titled, "An Introduction to EMC Amplifiers." "In order to perform immunity testing on an electronic device, we must subject that device to defined levels of radio frequency energy over a wide range of frequencies and verify that the device continues to function properly. This radio frequency energy may be conducted into a device via its attached cables or be directly picked up 'over - the - air,' i.e. from radiated signals. As we will see, radiated emissions represent the greater challenge in immunity testing. The first reason for this is that radiated immunity (or susceptibility) testing often requires the creation of very high electric field strengths , with typical values ranging from 3-200 V/m. Depending on frequency, distance ..."

New San Francisco Circuits Components Cheat Sheet

New San Francisco Circuits Components Cheat Sheet - RF CafeSan Francisco Components (SFC) has introduced a new educational component of its website to address Printed Circuit Board (PCB) component sourcing and overages. The information is geared to help customers source the right amount of critical components without creating costly shortages during PCB assembly. The component overages worksheet gives target quantities for projects based on the number of finished pieces required. The sheet is broken down by component size for common resistors and capacitors. SFC also offers a formula for more expensive parts for more accurate budgeting. "One of the most frequent questions we get from customers is how to know what is the right quantity of components that are needed for any given project ...

Triad RF Systems Intros 30 - 2700 MHz, 8 W Bi-Directional Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros a 30 to 2700 MHz, 8 W Bi-Directional Amplifier - RF CafeTriad RF Systems, a top-tier designer and manufacturer of RF and microwave amplifiers, announces the introduction of their TTRM1210 bi-directional amplifier, a wideband GaN Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) that operates from 30 MHz to 2700 MHz and produces over 8 W of transmit power. The receive side has over 20 dB of gain to overcome losses between the antenna and the radio. The noise figure is 2 dB which makes the BDA practically invisible to the system. Switching between transmit and receive can be done either automatically when RF is sensed at the radio port, or manually switched by the radio or user. One of the smallest BDAs in the industry measuring only 3.25 x 2.12 x 0.53 inches, this feature rich BDA is also one of the most efficient. While producing 8 W of RF power ...

 

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