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Rohde & Schwarz will equip the German
Navy's NH90 Multi-Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH), with
SOVERON family airborne radios that include embedded COMSEC. Each aircraft is
fitted with three VHF/UHF transceivers plus spares. The navy will receive 31 helicopters
- a naval version of the NH90 - that offer close-range protection, anti-surface-warfare
(ASuW) und anti-submarine-warfare (ASW), transport, and search and rescue capabilities.
The SOVERON family airborne transceiver uses state-of-the-art communications algorithms
that were standardized throughout NATO, and particularly for naval applications.
The transceiver's interfaces...
David 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.
Most of the articles include features and applications for Windfreak Technologies
products, but the concepts are universally applicable. His latest, "Testing
RF Generators for Reliability" is featured here. It begins: "We pride ourselves
in designing, building, and selling high value radio frequency products that are
thoroughly evaluated and tested. All of our products go through rigorous testing
before releasing to our customers. Our devices have proven to be very reliable.
In rare cases, we have had a product come back for repair caused by output amplifier
failures. In this post, we explain the testing process we go through to ensure our
high-quality products and the two reasons for output amplifier failures..."
RF Superstore offers a wide selection
of popular coaxial cable
in bulk lengths at exceptional prices - order by the foot for any custom length
needed for your project. RF coaxial connectors are available for terminations. RF
Superstore also offers power couplers, attenuators, terminations, DC blocks, surge
protectors, waveguide, and more. The launch of RF Superstore in 2017 marked the
return of Murray Pasternack to the RF and Microwave Industry. As founder and CEO
of Pasternack Enterprises from 1972 to 1992, Mr. Pasternack fundamentally changed
the way RF components were sold throughout the industry. His signature catalog greatly
simplified the ordering process and became the industry standard for RF component
sales. We're leading the way again...
Modelithics is excited to launch a new monthly
blog series -
These blog posts will provide helpful tips for RF & Microwave design success
using high-accuracy simulation models in the industry's leading simulation software.
EM/circuit co−simulations are both accurate and painless when using Keysight Technologies'
RFPro EM environment in conjunction with Modelithics models. In this blog post,
learn why this approach for EM/circuit co-simulations offers tremendous advantages
in comparison to traditional methods. The premier edition is entitled, "EM/Circuit
Co-Simulation Made Easy and Accurate with Keysight RFPro and Modelithics Models..."
Sam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an
RF and microwave filter company, has published his January 2022 newsletter that
features his short op−ed entitled "AM Radio Is Not Dead. Yet.," where he surveys
the current AM landscape including listener demographics, current technology, and
FCC regulations. As a lifelong AM listener myself, I definitely fit into the age-60-ish
typical adherent, and talk radio is my primary daytime programming preference. In
the evenings I switch over to FM music stations. Over the air broadcasting is also
still my choice, and my radios typically use dials connected to variable capacitors
- no electronic pushbutton tuning. Most AM and FM stations also offer Internet-based
access, where all of the static, fading, and other forms of signal degradation are
eliminated. Truthfully, those "annoyances" are nostalgia to my 64-year-old ears,
so I don't mind needing to occasionally reorient an antenna or tweak the dial a
bit for good reception. Sam believes - probably correctly - that AM radio will be
gone by the end of this decade. The way things are going, I'll be gone by then as
well, so hopefully AM broadcasts will hold on just a little while longer...
Antenova Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of
antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, has revealed its latest antenna,
Atta, part number SRFI079, for LTE and smart wireless deployments in the 410 MHz
and 450 MHz bands. The Atta antenna is a flexible printed circuit (FPC)
form and measures 101.0 x 20.0 x 0.15 mm. It is supplied with an I-PEX mating
connector for direct integration to a circuit board, and a self-adhesive pad to
fix it easily in position. It is therefore easy to integrate into a design. The
LTE 450 spectrum is relatively new, with 65 deployments in North America, South
America, Europe, Africa and Asia, and LTE 450 is available in 25 of these. This
is expected to grow, as spectrum is allocated in more regions...
Bittele Electronics, a Toronto-based
Turn-key PCB Assembly firm specializing in prototype and low-to-mid volume printed
circuit board (PCB) manufacturing and assembly, is highlighting its very successful
Online Ordering Service featuring Live Chat and Zoom meeting support. This new,
state-of-the-art tool allows customers to complete turnkey PCB assembly orders faster
and with up to 25% price discounts. Bittele's Online Ordering Service enables a
customer to complete all steps to complete a PCB Fabrication and Assembly order
in under 20 minutes while qualifying for exclusive discounts that are automatically
applied to the order. Once an online order is placed, it will be immediately processed
and released to Bittele's production team. "Our goal with this service is to help
simplify our customers' ordering experience, as well as giving them attractive benefits..."
Amplifier Solutions Corporation (ASC), founded
in 2004 by a team of experienced engineers from Phoenix Microwave (M/A-COM), is
a designer and manufacturer of RF & Microwave hybrid amplifiers for the military
and commercial markets. Amplifier Solutions is proud to introduce our
ASC2437C RF Amplifier. It features a bandwidth of 100 to 1,800 MHz with
typical flatness of ±1.0 across the band, 42 dB of gain, and a 4 watt
power output. Maximum input power is 0 dBm. SMA connectors are standard with
DC feedthrough pins for the supply. 0 to 50°C operational temperature range. 1.00"
x 2.50" x 4.00". Please contact ASC today with your RF amplifier requirements. Our
engineers will be happy to assist you with application requirements...
Thailand's Office of National Broadcasting
and Telecommunications Commission is expanding its
R&S ARGUS spectrum monitoring system from Rohde & Schwarz with 26 additional
interference hunting vehicles. The technical parameters for the vehicles/mobile
stations and measurement equipment comply with ITU recommendations and guidelines,
enabling both manual measurements and radio frequency direction finding. Since 2014,
Rohde & Schwarz has supplied the NBTC with seven spectrum monitoring vehicles
that use the R&S ARGUS monitoring system, allowing them to keep pace with advances
in communications technology and the ever growing number of radio services. The
authority can use the system to verify compliance...
Anatech 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 DC-1200 MHz
/ 1400-3000 MHz suspended substrate diplexer, an FDD LTE frequency Band
1 downlink 2140 MHz WiFi bandpass filter, and a 2360-2420 MHz / 2435-2495 MHz
Cavity Duplexer. Custom RF power directional coupler designs can be designed and
produced when a standard cannot be found, or the requirements are such that a custom
approach is necessary...
Innovative Power Products (IPP), with more
than 30 years of experience designing & manufacturing RF & microwave passive
components, is pleased to introduce their
IPP-8036, a 300 watt, 50 dB isolation, surface mount dual directional
coupler that operates from 20 – 1000 MHz. The IPP-8036 is a unique broadband
design which provides separate coupled ports for both forward and reflected signals
with internal Terminations. This coupler is produced in a Surface Mount (SMD) package
size of 1.50 x 1.00 inches. Insertion Loss is less than 0.35 dB, main
line VSWR is less than 1.25:1, coupled flatness is ±1.5 dB and directivity
is greater than 20 dB. Delivery: Stock to 4 weeks. For pricing or additional
information, please contact the Sales Department...
Aegis Power Systems, a leading supplier
of AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies for custom and special applications, has posted
a blog entitled "Utilizing Three-Phase AC-DC Power Supplies in Unmanned Aircraft
Systems". It begins: "Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) consist of an unmanned aerial
vehicle (UAV) and a controller and data system that allows operators or programs
to control the vehicle. UAS units come in a wide variety of electronic and electromechanical
options that can be autonomous, remotely piloted, or both. Electronic UAS units
give military and defense organizations control during potentially hazardous missions.
Unmanned vehicles are safer, can be programmed with routine instructions or operational
parameters, and allow remote operations with a significantly reduced risk of error
or communication delays..."
Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test
equipment rental and sales company has published a very unique and helpful new blog
post entitled "Make Older
Gear Work When New Test Equipment Cannot Be Found." Since the beginning of the
COVID plandemic two years ago, everything from housing to cars to food to medical
care has been increasingly difficult and expensive. Test Equipment and other electronics
items have not been spared during this time. This article informs people on the
different alternatives available to them due to today's global supply chain challenges
that prevents them from finding the specific unit they're looking for. Shortages
have led to a great deal of creativity in electronic design and manufacturing when
a part cannot be found. Amplifier designers, for example, may have to change transistors
and integrated circuits (ICs) and with them the circuit materials that best suit
the amplifier. If it is possible to modify an electronic product with available
ConductRF's latest innovation is
Hi−Frequency RF Jumper Cables with 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm or 1.85 mm
connectors as standard. This assemblies use our optimized direct solder attached
connectors and our superior double shielded hi-frequency A61SW flexible cable with
shielding effectiveness greater than -100 dB. These cables are design to support
the latest requirements for 5G 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...
Modelithics, the leading provider of RF/microwave
simulation models, is pleased to announce version 21.8 of the
Modelithics Library for Cadence Spectre RF Option. Version 21.8 adds 22 new
complex equivalent circuit models to the library. The Modelithics Library for Cadence
Spectre RF Option offers a large selection of highly scalable Microwave Global Models™
for passive components. New models added in version 21.8 include models for the
AMOTECH A60Z and A60L capacitor families, the Coilcraft 0603CT, 0603HL, and 0805LS
inductor families, and the Passive Plus R35-1209BB and R35-2010BB resistor products.
Other new models are included for the TDK CGA1A2C0G, CGA1A2X7R, and CGB1T3X5R0J104M
capacitor series and the Vishay CRCW01005 resistor series...
Antenova Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of
antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, has published a report entitled
"Antennas for 5G:
How to Guarantee the Best Performance." 5G offers a wealth of benefits to wireless
devices – high speeds, low latency and reliable connectivity, to name a few. To
enjoy these benefits, antennas play a vital role. As the transmitter and receiver,
a wireless device can only operate as well as an antenna allows it to. And, with
cellular carriers scrutinising a device's performance, choosing the right antenna
is critical. Topics covered include: How to determine the best antenna for your
5G project, How to optimise PCB design for 5G, How to optimise 5G mobile device
performance by prototyping...