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ConductRF announces availability of professional
TSA89 series of RF test cables with performance to 40 GHz.
Precision connector choices include; SMA, Type-N, 3.5mm, 2.92mm, & 2.4mm. Key
features: High-frequency point to point cable, light weight rugged double-shielded,
flexible cable, low loss <0.68 dB/ft @ 40 GHz, low VSWR < 1.35:1
(Typical < 1.25:1), RF leakage >−100 dB to 18 GHz, temperature rated
from -55ºC to 125ºC. 100% factory VSWR and insertion loss tested. Wide selection
of configurations & lengths. Cables are in stock and available immediately from
Teledyne Storm Microwave announces a new
cable product line for Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) test leads and other
Storm-Test™, designed to extend a test lead's useful life while delivering
phase stability, critical in precision manufacturing environments where
measurement accuracy must be maintained with repeated use over months and years.
The Storm-Test series of test leads expands Storm's comprehensive portfolio of
cable solutions for test and measurement applications, which includes Accu-Test®,
Duratest™, and True Blue®. The new Storm-Test 50 GHz expands the frequency and
phase stability performance offered by Storm test cables...
Exciting things are happening at LadyBug
Technologies and we want to share some important news with you. Loyalty from customers
like you has fueled continued growth, making a
move to a larger facility
necessary. This is our third move in response to consistent growth since our
inception. With this move, we double our space, allowing additional product design
engineers and manufacturing employees. One of the main reasons for our expansion
is the demand for new products. We are adding 2 members to our engineering team
at the time of the move and plan to add additional personnel shortly thereafter.
We plan to deliver new products at a significantly faster pace. This includes our
new small form factor measurement system with wide bandwidth pulse measurement capability.
This is just one of many exciting developments. Look for additional news about us
in the future...
Antenova Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of
antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has created
a new software
tool to help designers place antennas in a wireless design. The tool displays
the optimum position for embedded antennas on the PCB, depending upon the dimensions
of the PCB and the specifications of the antennas. It places each individual antenna
on the PCB in the best location for signal strength. Antenova has developed this
tool to assist product designers who do not have access to antenna skills in-house.
The tool should help designers to place the antenna in the best position early in
the design process and achieve a working wireless design more easily. It can be
used for one single antenna, or up to three antennas...
Electromagnetics simulation software company
CENOS continues on its mission to democratize simulation software by releasing its
newest application designed for radio frequency and antenna design engineers. After
a year of development and testing in close cooperation with its avid beta-tester
community, the Antenna Design simulation software was finally released for public
use at the end of April, 2021.
CENOS Antenna Design
is an intuitive FEM-based software that helps engineers to speed up RF antenna design,
it solves Maxwell’s equations directly with no simplifications or limitations. CENOS
Antenna Design is free to try for 10 days, after which the users can choose from
the two subscription plans - for an individual or business use, starting from €20/mo
Exodus Advanced Communications'
AMP2043P-4KW Solid State Pulse Amplifier (1.0-2.0 GHz, 4 kW Pulse)
is designed for Pulse/HIRF Mil-Std 461/464 and Radar applications. Other frequency
ranges & power levels available all providing Superb Pulse Fidelity. Up to 100 μsec
pulse widths, 6% duty cycles and 66 dB gain. Available monitoring parameters
for Forward/Reflected power, VSWR, voltage, current, temperature sensing for outstanding
reliability and ruggedness in a 10U chassis. Features Small form factor rack-mounted
system, Class AB linear advanced technology design, instantaneous L-Band octave
bandwidth, linear high peak pulse applications, designed for EMI/RFI, lab, HiRF/pulse
Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test
equipment rental and sales company, has published a new blog post that aims at informing
people about the importance of carbon neutrality and about the different test equipment
that support it with the help of
energy. It suggests a thinking-out-of-the-box approach regarding how "test applications
can strive for low carbon footprints by characterizing the quality of a device under
test (DUT) that supports carbon neutrality, such as regenerative energy in an EV's
charging system. Efficient use of energy is possible by feeding power generated
by a DUT during the measurements back to the power grid, rather than dissipating
the energy as heat lost to the environment." On a single DUT (Device Under Test)
basis that might seem insignificant, but when hundreds of millions of vehicles are
being tested of time, the energy saved can be enormous...
Triad RF Systems, a leading designer and
manufacturer of innovative RF/Microwave amplifiers and integrated radio systems
for challenging environments, is proud to announce that in partnership with Blue
Canyon Technologies (BCT), now a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon, a Triad RF
amplifier is providing high
RF power in the
transmitter of a BCT nano-satellite. The units are presently stored in the Northrop
Grumman Cygnus spacecraft which docked with the International Space Station (ISS)
in February of this year. The spacecraft is part of the NG-15 commercial resupply
mission and will remain attached to the ISS until May. The BCT nano-satellite powered
by the Triad RF amplifier will be released from Cygnus on the return trip. Once
launched, it will be enabling the ultra-long range data communication link needed
to continuously monitor the spacecraft from earth...
Artech House today announced the publication
Satellites, by Hector Fenech. This exciting new book discusses the motivation
for the evolution of a new breed of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) that have emerged
from traditional communications satellites. It explores the commercial sectors and
technical context that have shaped HTS. The historical underpinnings of HTS are
provided to highlight the requirements that dimension these satellites. A survey
of operational GEO HTS systems is also included. Readers will understand the technical,
operational and commercial context of HTS systems, as well as the performance of
the current HTS system. This initial breed of satellites was limited to geostationary
satellites, but it is quickly projecting into low earth orbit (LEO) constellations,
often referred to as mega-constellations. The industrial and operational facets
of LEO constellations are challenging...
2021 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2021) and Microwave Week,
the world's largest event for RF and microwave technology will be presented in a
hybrid format, comprised of in-person and virtual participation options. With 200
exhibiting companies, IMS2021 will be host to the industry's top innovators. The
in-person event will be held June 7-10, 2021 at the Georgia World Congress Center
in Atlanta, GA. A virtual event will follow on June 20-25, 2021 with on-demand content
available through the end of July. The theme for both events is "Connecting for
a Smarter, Safer World." Registration is now open and there are a variety of options
to provide as many people as possible the opportunity to participate. Registration
for in-person IMS or RFIC gives access to the merged IMS and RFIC symposiums, technical
lectures on Monday, and the exhibition...
ConductRF's latest innovation is
RF Jumper Cables with 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm or 1.85 mm connectors as
standard. This assemblies use our optimized direct solder attached connectors and
our superior double shielded hi-frequency A61SW flexible cable with shielding effectiveness
greater than -100 dB. These cables are design to support the latest requirements
for 5G applications for cross connecting modules, but can equally be used in any
field where hi-frequency jumper cables are required. Beyond our standard interconnect,
we can also offer solutions with SMP, SMPM, SMA and many other common connector
interfaces. Hi-Performance right angled options are available utilizing hard setting
shrink tube to form the cable bend...
Bittele Electronics Inc., a Toronto-based
one-stop PCB manufacturer specializing in prototype and low-to-mid volume printed
circuit board assembly, announced today that it offers
automated press-fit assembly as alternative to soldered connections in its PCB
assembly services. Using automated pressing machines, Bittele achieves reliable
and repeatable quality for all PCBs requiring press-fit components. Press-fit parts
are not assembled using standard PCB Assembly practices, such as reflow soldering
or wave soldering. Instead of soldering, press-fit parts are held in place by the
plated holes themselves. Press-fit holes have very strict tolerance requirements,
compared to standard plated holes for through-hole assembly...
"Sam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an
RF and microwave filter company, has published his April 2021 newsletter that features
his short op−ed entitled "A Wall of Interference!"
The allusion is to the "wall" of antennas that typically comprises cell tower installations.
Each antenna represents a source of potential signal interference for collocated
antennas' receivers whose connected front end low noise amplifiers must successfully
reject out-of-band signals and/or the inbound spurious mixer products generated
by out-of-band signals. Sam also presents some relevant industry news items as well..."
Modelithics is pleased to announce the release
of version 21.4.5
of the Modelithics Qorvo GaN Library for use with Keysight Technologies' Advanced
Design System and Cadence AWR Design Environment. Version 21.4.5 of the Modelithics
Qorvo Gallium Nitride (GaN) Library includes a total of 82 models containing 59
packaged power models, 17 GaN die power transistor products and 6 small-signal models.
This release offers a non-linear model for the Qorvo QPD1028L, a 750W (P3dB) discrete
GaN on SiC HEMT using Qorvo's QGaN50HV process. This device comes in an NI-780 package
(eared). The Angelov-based large-signal model includes an advanced model feature
for enabling intrinsic I-V sensing and is valid for Class AB operations...
Copper Mountain Technologies will be presenting
a webinar entitled "Introduction
to Antenna Aperture," hosted by none other than Robert Zavrel (W7SX), author
of "Antenna Physics: An Introduction." It begins at 2:00 pm EST on Tuesday,
April 27th. Robert is an accomplished RF Engineering Executive with 30 years of
applicable experience and a verifiable consistent record delivering technical innovation,
streamlined operations, increased productivity, and exceptional leadership and mentoring.
The concept of antenna aperture is perhaps the most important antenna specification
that is largely ignored by amateur texts. Many commonly published equations for
radio engineers and amateurs alike rely upon antenna equations that employ aperture
but never explain the fundamentals, they simply give the equations and leave it
at that. The purpose of this brief overview is to explain the concept and relate
it to why we should care. Virtually all advanced texts on antenna theory explain
aperture in detail since their goal is to provide deep understanding of the subject
This is an attempt to provide an empirical fundamental understanding...
ConductRF offers RF Engineers a large selection
Flex cable for vector network analyzers (VNAs). We have standards for applications
at 18-40 GHz, 50 GHz & 70 GHz. Our torque resistant connector
heads and phase stable constructions ensure great performance for many tests to
come. Other key features include: 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm & 1.85 mm connector
options, low VSWR & insertion loss, low phase change with flexing, options available
swept right angle connectors. ConductRF VNA series provides customers with reliable
ruggedized solutions for Lab and Production Vector Network Analyzer testing. With
options for 18 GHz, 26.5 GHz, 40 GHz, 50 GHz, & 70 GHz,
these cables offer cost leading alternatives to original OEM VNA cable solutions...
Windfreak Technologies announces the availability
of the new
SynthHD Mini RF Signal Generator. The SynthHD Mini is the smallest 10 MHz
to 15 GHz RF Signal Generator in the world - a mere 1.60 x 1.60 x 0.48 inches
(4.06 x 4.06 x 1.22 cm). Expect excellent performance despite the ultra-small
size and price of this device. Tune any frequency between 10 MHz and 15 GHz
in 0.01 Hz resolution. Adjust calibrated amplitude in 0.01 dB resolution
up to +20 dBm and across more than 30 dB of range. Perform FM, AM, Pulse,
Sweep, and List Modulations. See the Tabs below to download a full datasheet and
other documents. Windfreak Technologies has set the bar on microwave radio frequency
generators for quality, size, and price. As always, our products are designed and
manufactured in the USA! In Stock.
ConductRF, a manufacturer of precision RF
coaxial cable assemblies and connectors, announces the availability of
Phase Stable / Temperature Stable solutions for both commercial and laboratory
precision RF applications. 50 ppm phase accuracy with temperature phase matching
capabilities, low loss and high power options, broad connector choices. Manufacturing
capabilities include solutions built at our ITAR registered facility in Methuen,
Massachusetts, as well as partner facilities in the U.S. and around the world. ConductRF
offers cost effective equivalent and improved RF solutions to all major interconnect
manufacturers, specializing in phase stability over temperature...
Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test
equipment rental and sales company, as published a new blog post that informs people
about the importance of
conducting EMC/EMI tests. This is important If you are looking to make measurements
that test if an electronic design can operate effectively when near other electronic
devices and not cause electromagnetic interference (EMI) to them. In addition, making
smaller electronic products possible can be done by achieving electromagnetic compatibility
(EMC) within the operating environment. Learn more about the variety of practical
test equipment that has been developed to perform the many measurements needed for
efficient EMC/EMI testing. EMC/EMI compliance and pre-compliance testing involves
four different types of measurements: radiated immunity, radiated emissions, conducted
immunity, and conducted emissions. EMC/EMI pre-compliance testing can be performed
within a reasonable budget, with a wideband signal...
Exodus Advanced Communications'
AMP2030B-LC is a powerhouse in a compact 6U chassis! Covering 1.0-6.0 GHz,
produces >400 W minimum, >500 W nominal power, typical P1dB >300 W.
Excellent gain flatness with a minimum power gain of 56 dB. Included are amplifier
monitoring parameters for Forward/Reflected power, VSWR, as well as voltage, current &
temperature sensing for optimum reliability & ruggedness. Nominal weight is
50 kg, and dimensions of 19"W x 25"L x 10.5"H...
ConductRF is pleased to offer
/ Zero Halogen Jacketed RF Cables for various applications indoor and outdoor
for Naval Ship-Board applications. We have two ranges of solutions aimed at differing
RF requirements with our SBA series aimed at Higher Frequency 18 GHz needs.
These are 100% factory tested to exacting VSWR and Loss standards because, We know,
Results Count! ConductRF manufactures a range RF Cables in support of shipboard
applications, where low smoke, zero halogen requirements are mandated. These cable
have low smoke polyolefin jackets that are suitable for shipboard environments.
The cable solutions are commonly available in 3 sizes with cable OD of 0.240", 0.405"
and 0.590". Common standard interfaces are available with standard gasket seals...
Rohde & Schwarz is now offering for free
a newly designed "The History and Future
of Wi-Fi" poster. Wi-Fi has been around for more than 3 decades, but still some
struggle with the numerous Wi-Fi specifications. Find everything you need on one
poster: - Numbering and structuring from the first Wi-Fi 802.11b to the latest 802.11be
also known as Wi-Fi 7 - Technology evolution in terms of bandwidth, spectrum, modulation
and antenna schemes - Different Wi-Fi variants for automotive applications (11p,
11be), IoT use cases (11ah, 11af) and couch & desktop networks (11ad, 11ay)
Download the digital copy of the poster or request the poster to be mailed to you.
Copper Mountain Technologies has published
the 2021 schedule for its
VNA 101 Bootcamp Webinar series. Copper Mountain Technologies' VNA 101 Bootcamp
Webinar series, hosted by Applications Engineering Lead Subbaiah Pemmaiah, features
beginner technical content regarding various aspects of Vector Network Analysis
use. This series combines valuable RF theory with relevant measurement demonstrations
to provide a complete understanding of the basics of a VNA topics. Viewer submitted
questions are answered throughout each webinar. There is no cost for attendance...