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Werbel Microwave 16-Way Resistive Power Splitter for DC-7.2 GHz

Werbel Microwave 16-Way Resistive Power Splitter for DC-7.2 GHz - RF CafeWerbel Microwave's WM16RD-7.2-S is a 16-way resistive splitter that covers up to 7.2 GHz with ultra-wide bandwidth. This unique design accomplishes extremely flat frequency response in a small radial package. Our unique design approach provides higher than expected isolation between outputs at far ports than would be achieved in a typical star topology. It has applications in markets such as CATV, test and measurement, and military radio. Its small size makes it easy to integrate into compact systems. Designed, assembled, and tested in the USA...

Exodus AMP2074P-LC-8KW, 1.0-2.5 GHz, 8 kW Pulse SSPA

Exodus AMP2074P-LC-8KW, 1.0-2.5 GHz, 8 kW Pulse SSPA - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications, is a multinational RF communication equipment and engineering service company serving both commercial and government entities and their affiliates worldwide. We are pleased to announce the Exodus Model AMP2074P-LC-8KW, a 1.0-2.5 GHz, 8 kW, LS-Band Pulse Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA). The AMP2074-LC-8KW is designed for Pulse/HIRF, EMC/EMI Mil-Std 461/464 and Radar applications. It provides superb pulse fidelity in the 1.0-2.5 GHz band, with 10 kW typical power and up to 100 μsec pulse widths. Duty cycles to 6% with a minimum 69 dB gain. Available monitoring parameters for Forward/Reflected power in watts and dBm, VSWR, voltage, current, temperature sensing...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models for Mid June 2024 - 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 ceramic filters have been announced for mid June 2024 - a 2595 MHz bandpass filter with a 50 MHz bandwidth and 1.5 dB insertion loss, 2535 MHz bandpass filter with a 70 MHz bandwidth and 2.2 dB insertion loss, and a 2437 MHz bandpass filter with a 14 MHz bandwidth and 3.2 dB insertion loss. Custom RF power filter and directional couplers designs can be designed and produced with required connector types when...

Anatech Electronics June 2024 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics June 2024 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar, of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his June 2024 newsletter that, along with timely news items, features his short op-ed entitled "The Vital Role of Microwave Technology in Quantum Systems." In it, he discusses the use of microwave components in quantum computers. I have noticed in the photos of the quantum computers, suspended by fine cables giving them a golden chandelier look, that there seems to be lots of small diameter coaxial cable and connectors plugging into what appears to be standard microwave-like packages. Turns out, according to Sam, that those are coaxial cables and components like mixers, amplifiers, directional couplers, circulators and isolators, and of prime interest to him, filters. It all still seems like black magic, as does aka quantum teleportation and entanglement (or "spooky action at a distance" as Albert Einstein referred to it)...

Temwell's 30% Off Sale for June!

Temwell's 30% Off Sale for June!- RF CafeTemwell is running a 30% Off sale on it's in-stock line of filters --- for the entire month of June. Temwell is a manufacturer of 5G wireless communications filters for aerospace, satellite communication, AIoT, 5G networking, IoV, drone, mining transmission, IoT, medical, military, laboratory, transportation, energy, broadcasting (CATV), and etc. An RF helical bandpass specialist since 1994, we have posted >5,000 completed spec sheets online for all kinds of RF filters including helical, cavity, LC, and SMD. Standard highpass, lowpass, bandpass, and bandstop, as well as duplexer/diplexer, multiplexer. Also RF combiners, splitters, power dividers, attenuators, circulators, couplers, PA, LNA, and obsolete coil & inductor solutions...

Empower RF High-Power S-Band Pulsed Transmitter

Empower RF Systems High-Power S-Band Pulsed Transmitter - RF CafeEmpower RF Systems, the technology leading provider of high-performance RF amplifiers, is proud to announce the launch of the Model 2254 S-Band Pulsed Transmitter. This air-cooled, high-power transmitter operates from 2900 to 3500MHz and is designed to meet the demanding requirements of radar and electronic warfare applications. The Model 2254 boasts an impressive peak power output of 15kW peak power, making it one of the most powerful S-band transmitters in its class. With a duty cycles up to 20% and pulse widths up to 500 micro seconds, this transmitter is capable of delivering sustained high-power pulses for extended periods, ensuring reliable performance in mission-critical scenarios. This transmitter combines cutting-edge technology with robust design, delivering unparalleled performance and reliability for our customers' most challenging applications in radar, electronic warfare and directed energy research.

Axiom Blog: Calibration Baths Fine Tune Temperature

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Calibration Baths Fine Tune Temperature - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that covers how temperature calibration baths provide a dependable means of calibrating temperature sensors of different shapes and sizes, with capabilities of many at one time. Often simply called calibration baths, temperature calibration baths are not just tanks for temperature-controlled fluids. They are integrated systems consisting of a stainless-steel tank, a condensing coil and cooling plate, a heater, propeller, and stirring motor. These components combine to maintain selected fluids within the tank at tightly controlled temperatures across a wide temperature range. When evaluating temperature calibration baths, parameters for comparison include the volume, size, and weight of the bath, its total temperature range, power consumption, heating and cooling times...

Exodus AMP2145D-LC, 18-40 GHz, 80-W SSPA

Exodus AMP2145D-LC, 18-40 GHz, 80-W SSPA - Another Industry First! - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications, is a multinational RF communication equipment and engineering service company serving both commercial and government entities and their affiliates worldwide. We are pleased to announce the Exodus Model AMP2145D-LC, a 18.0-40.0 GHz, 80 W Solid State Amplifier is another industry first from Exodus. Designed for Broadband EMC & Lab Testing, Mil-Std 461(RS103) standards as well as other High-Power Applications. Exodus Model AMP2145D-LC is a compact 6U design providing outstanding power/gain flatness, Forward/Reflected power monitoring in both dBm & watts, VSWR, voltage/current and temperature sensing for superb reliability and ruggedness. Unprecedented reliability compared to TWT's, with 49 dB gain including gain control, and -20 dBc harmonics...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models for June 5, 2024 - 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 for June 2024 - a 2205.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a bandwidth of 15 MHz, a 2201.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a 6 MHz 1 dB bandwidth and an insertion loss of 2.0 dB, and cavity bandpass filter with a 90 MHz 1 dB 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...

KOA Speer Receives 2023 Supplier Excellence Awards from TTI

KOA Speer Receives 2023 Supplier Excellence Awards from TTI - RF CafeKOA Speer Electronics, a leading supplier of passive electronic components in the Americas, announced it has received TTI's 2023 Diamond Award, Best Quality Award, and Supplier Excellence Award. The TTI Americas Supplier Excellence Award Program represents the highest recognition possible of a supplier's performance within TTI. KOA Speer has been a Supplier Excellence Award recipient in 28 of the 29 years that TTI has presented the awards. In addition, KOA Corporation achieved the Global Operations Excellence Award for the very first time. Melanie Pizzey, Corporate Senior Vice President, TTI, Inc. stated "KOA has demonstrated global consistency in their dedication to continuous improvement and exceptional customer service. On behalf of the TTI team, thank you to all employees of the KOA organization for another year of outstanding global support of TTI...

Innovative Power Products "Cool Chip"

Innovative Power Products "Cool Chip" - RF CafeHere is an idea that you makes you wonder why someone hadn't thought of it long ago. Innovative Power Products' (IPP) Cool Chip is designed to draw heat from one location that is too hot and move it to a different location that can absorb the heat. These devices are manufactured on a highly thermally conductive ceramic substrate (Aluminum Nitride, AlN) that is electrically isolated with low capacitance and safe to use. The terminals are gold-plated over nickel, making them easy to solder with many different alloy types. These devices are ideal for small, compact areas with high heat concentrations, intended for both military and commercial applications. The Cool Chips come with or without an edge wrap in three sizes: 0805, 1010, and 1206. Cool Chips are made in the USA with the same high quality that IPP is known for...

Exodus AMP2099C 0.5-6 GHz, 150 W SSPA

Exodus AMP2099C 500 MHz to 6 GHz, Ultra-Broadband, 150 W SSPA - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications, is a multinational RF communication equipment and engineering service company serving both commercial and government entities and their affiliates worldwide. We are pleased to announce the Exodus AMP2099C, a rugged ultra-broadband SSPA designed for all applications. It supports a frequency band of 500 MHz to 6.0 GHz, with 150 W minimum power and 53 dB of gain. Excellent power/gain flatness as compared to other amplifiers. Forward/Reflected power monitoring, VSWR, voltage/current/temperature sensing for superb reliability and ruggedness. The nominal weight is 23 kg in a compact 4U chassis 7"H x 19"W x 22"D...

Anatech Intros 3 New Filters for May

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models for May 15, 2024 - 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 for May 2024 - a 5520 to 5540 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a passband insertion loss of 1.75 dB and ripple of <0.2 dB, a 4755 to 5000 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a minimum passband return loss of 15 dB, and a 4395 to 4955 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a minimum rejection of 35 dB at 4295 MHz and 80 dB at 5250 MHz. Custom RF power filter and directional couplers designs can be designed and produced...

Optimized Methods for Achieving Thermal Testing Needs

Optimized Methods for Achieving Thermal Testing Needs - RF CafeTotalTemp Technologies offers advanced and innovative methods for meeting and optimizing your thermal testing requirements. We specialize in benchtop thermal testing because small batches are typically the most cost- effective approach. We offer heat transfer by conduction with thermal platforms, forced convection as in traditional temperature chambers, combined systems, and thermal vacuum for Space Simulation. The advanced Synergy Nano controller has many time saving features that make the job easier: Dual or Multi Zone control. Advanced control by reading DUT temperatures. Capable logging features including Network Plotting / Printing and multi sensor readings. Local and remote control/monitoring with RS-232, Ethernet, GPIB option and more. Ramp and dwell, inputs and conditional outputs, configurable including text and email alarms. Cloud storage capable We offer refrigerated platforms for applications where expendable cryogenic cooling is not possible...

Axiom Blog: Calibrate Pressure to Enhance Production

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Calibrate Pressure to Enhance Production - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that covers how pressure calibrators can provide accurate pressure measurements essential to many processes employed in major industries and military bases. Measuring and calibrating pressure devices in manufacturing and production facilities contributes to the safety of those locations and the quality of their products. Globally, many standards have been established for evaluating pressure throughout many applications, since pressure impacts many components within a pressurized system, including displays, sensors, and transmitters. Pressure can be dangerous when excessive, but it can also provide many benefits towards the efficient operation and prolonged operating lifetimes of electromechanical equipment. Specifying a pressure calibrator for an application or for different tasks requires knowledge of the required pressure measurement ranges and conditions, such as whether measurements are being performed on site or in a laboratory...

Werbel 8-Way Splitter for 0.5-6 GHz

Werbel Microwave 8-Way Power Splitter for 0.5-6 GHz - RF CafeWerbel Microwave's WM8PD-0.5-6-S is 8-way in-line power splitter covering the continuous bandwidth of 500 MHz to 6 GHz in an enclosure measuring 6.50 x 4.97 x 0.55 inches with versatile mounting options. The device is RoHS compliant. Wide spacing between the output pairs of connectors allows for ease of the technician to access connection points using a torque wrench. Consequently, the device saves space in rack mounting applications. Return loss 16 dB typical. Insertion loss 1.0 dB typical. Isolation 20 dB typical. Amplitude balance 0.4dB typical. Phase balance 6 degrees typical. Designed, assembled, and tested in the USA...

Exodus LNA for 18-40 GHz, +23 dBm

Exodus LNA3007-1, 18-40 GHz, +10 dBm, LNA - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications, is a multinational RF communication equipment and engineering service company serving both commercial and government entities and their affiliates worldwide. We are pleased to announce our Low-Noise Amplifier (LNA) covering 18.0 - 40.0 GHz. The LNA3007-1 produces +10 dBm power with a 20 dB power gain. The unit is a small Class A linear design for optimum reliability & ruggedness for all applications. The unit has nominal dimensions of 14.95 x 18.8 x 8.9 mm with 2.92 mm K-female connectors. Features include Class A linear design, suited for K-Ka broadband linear applications and for all single channel modulation standards. Built-in protection circuits with high reliability and ruggedness...

Teledyne Relays Launches DC-67 GHz SPDT Coaxial Switches

Teledyne Relays Launches DC to 67 GHz SPDT Coaxial Switches - RF CafeTeledyne Relays announces the release of its latest innovation, the CCR-67V series. This advanced range of DC to 67 GHz SPDT coaxial switches is specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of 5G telecommunications, high frequency automated test equipment, and millimeter-wave communication systems. The CCR-67V series represents a significant advancement in electromechanical switch technology with both failsafe and latching models available. Key Features and Innovations -- Longevity and Reliability: Engineered for endurance, these switches feature an impressive contact life of 2 million cycles, ensuring reliable performance under the most demanding conditions. High-Performance Connectivity: The series features 1.85 mm connectors, delivering outstanding performance and is compatible with the two most common mounting hole patterns, ensuring easy integration and interchangeability with a variety of existing systems...

Werbel Microwave 3-Way Splitter for 2-18 GHz

Werbel Microwave 3-Way Power Splitter for 2-18 GHz - RF CafeWerbel Microwave's WM3PD-2-18-S is a 3-way in-line power splitter covering a continuous bandwidth of 2 to 18 GHz in a compact enclosure measuring 2.25 x 1.00 x 0.38 inches. The device is RoHS compliant. A proven product in regular production since 2016. This is a "true" three-way split; not an internally terminated 4-way, with excellent insertion loss and amplitude balance. This is inherently advantageous over a terminated 4-way because you will save a nominal 1.2 dB of insertion loss and prevent unnecessary heating within the master enclosure. Designed, assembled, and tested in the USA...

COMROD Acquires Triad RF Systems

COMROD Acquires Triad RF Systems - RF CafeCOMROD Communication AS (COMROD), has acquired a majority share of Triad RF Systems Inc. (Triad). The East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA company is an innovative designer and manufacturer of RF/Microwave amplifiers and integrated radio solutions for long-range RF communication in challenging environments including defense applications and aerospace systems. The acquisition of Triad further positions COMROD as a premier radio ancillary manufacturer that helps customers reach further with cutting-edge technology. In addition to strengthening COMROD's RF capability and capacity, the combined companies will be able to cooperate on next-generation Radio Range Extension solutions...

Anatech Electronics April 2024 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics April 2024 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar, of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his April 2024 newsletter that, along with timely news items, features his short op-ed entitled "Expanding IoT Networks Pose Increased Security Risk," where he reports on the current state of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) world. He says there are 20 million IoT devices in service now and an expected 27 million by 2025 (that's next year, believe it or not!). The movement from wired to wireless began with Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular, and even ZigBee to some extent. 5G's stated goal is to have the capability to totally obviate the need for wired interconnections, be it for telephones, computers, security, home appliances, industrial controls, or any other entity needing real-time communications with something else. Of course most equipment requires a separate power supply from batteries (with or without dedicated solar cell array, wind generator, etc.) or the electric power distribution system. Along with the freedom from wires comes subjection to malicious infiltration to collect data and/or to control the device or system. It is an unfortunate fact that there is always someone or some group intent of corrupting and harming others...

Exodus LNA2006, 10 MHz-18 GHz, 23 dBm LNA

Exodus LNA2006, 10 MHz −18 GHz, 200 mW, LNA - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications, is a multinational RF communication equipment and engineering service company serving both commercial and government entities and their affiliates worldwide. We are pleased to offer our low-noise power amplifier for 10 MHz to 18.0 GHz. The LNA2006 produces 23 dBm (200 mW) power with 23 dB gain. A small class-A benchtop linear design for optimum reliability & ruggedness for all EMC applications. Suitable for all single channel modulation standards. Built-in protection circuits.

Werbel  9-Way Resistive Power Splitter for DC-7.2 GHz

Werbel Microwave 9-Way Resistive Power Splitter for DC to 7.2 GHz - RF CafeWerbel Microwave, one of the world's premier RF and microwave components manufacturer, is proud to introduce the WM9RD-7.2-S, a 9-way resistive power splitter / combiner that covers DC to 7.2 GHz with ultra-wide bandwidth. This unique design accomplishes extremely flat frequency response in a small radial package. Our unique design approach provides higher than expected isolation between outputs at far ports than would be achieved in a typical star topology (>28 dB between Groups A-B-C, see datasheet). It has applications in markets such as CATV, test and measurement, and military radio. Its small size makes it easy to integrate into compact systems. Designed, assembled, and tested in the USA...

Werbel Teams with Global Electromarketing

Werbel Microwave Teams with Canada's Global Electromarketing - RF CafeWerbel Microwave, located in Whippany, New Jersey, is a producer of high quality passive power RF and microwave components across a worldwide customer base. A partnership has recently been established with Canada's Global Electromarketing, a sales representative agency which focuses on market research, competitive analysis, and brand positioning. Werbel's founder and president Ernest Werbel says, "We are looking forward to growth and success together." Werbel Microwave designs and manufactures RF directional and bidirectional couplers (6 dB to 50 dB) and RF power dividers / combiners (2- to 16-way) with select models operating up to 26.5 GHz and 100 W of CW power (3 kW peak). All are RoHS and REACH compliant and are designed and manufactured in our Whippany, NJ, location. Custom products and private label service available.

Exodus AMP2070A, 1-6 GHz, 150 W, SSPA

Exodus AMP2070A, 1−6 GHz, 150 W, 100 W P1dB SSPA - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications, is a multinational RF communication equipment and engineering service company serving both commercial and government entities and their affiliates worldwide. We are pleased to present the new Exodus AMP2070A solid state high power amplifier, ideal for broadband EMI-Lab, Communication and EW applications. Class A/AB linear design for all modulations & industry standards. Covers 1.0 to 6.0 GHz, producing 150 W minimum Psat, 100 W minimum P1dB, and 52 dB minimum gain, with 20 dB gain adjustment. Excellent flatness, optional monitoring parameters for Forward/Reflected power, VSWR, voltage, current & temperature sensing for superb reliability and ruggedness. Integrated in our compact 3U chassis weighing approximately 25 kg...

Werbel Directional Coupler for 6 to 18 GHz

Werbel Microwave Directional Coupler for 6 to 18 GHz - RF CafeModel WMC-6-18-30dB-S from Werbel Microwave is a directional coupler that covers 6 to 18 GHz with broadband flat coupling response, high directivity, and excellent return loss performance. The high coupling value and short mainline minimizes lost power during the monitoring. Covers the upper half of C band, X band and Ku band in a single package measuring only 1.00 x 0.6 x 0.5 inches. Our unique design approach to couplers provides a maximally flat coupling response across the passband with minimal ripple, typically ±0.5 dB or less. Directivity 14 dB typical. Return loss 21 dB typical. Insertion loss 0.4 dB typical. Assembled and tested in USA using RoHS compliant materials, although lead solder may be used on special order to support military applications...

Withwave Vertical Launch 0.8 mm Connector for DC-145 GHz

Withwave Vertical Launch 0.8 mm Connector for DC to 145 GHz - 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. Our newly released Vertical Launch 0.8 mm Connectors are specially designed for solderless vertical PCB launch on test & measurement board. These connectors have excellent electrical transition performance from DC to 145 GHz respectively as well as reduce installation time by eliminating soldering. Withwave also has a line of 0.8 mm Connector Adaptors and 0.8 mm Cable Assemblies, all for DC to 145 GHz...

Axiom Blog: Analyze AC/DC Power for the Highest Quality

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Analyze AC/DC Power for the Highest Quality - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that covers Power Analyzers vs. Power Quality Analyzers, and how to select the correct one for your application. Power and its quality from various supplies, such as charging stations, must be established, and maintained through appropriate measurement cycles, and power analyzers and power quality analyzers are among the best equipment for regularly checking on power supplies and how well they are performing. The basic difference between the types of units is that power analyzers measure power while power quality analyzers measure the quality of power over time. Finding an AC/DC electric power measurement solution can take time, due to the large assortment of performance parameters associated with power and power quality. Fortunately, by understanding the needs of an application for electric power, selection of the optimum measurement tools for power analysis can be simplified and how well a power supply meets the requirements of a particular electric load can be determined. Power analysis involves measurements of key electrical parameters...

Anatech Intros 3 New Filter Models for April

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models for April 2024 - 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 for April 2024 - a 2000 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a 1 dB bandwidth, a 5250 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a 33 MHz 3 dB bandwidth, and a 5000 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a 200 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...

Withwave High Speed & Microwave Interconnect Solutions

Withwave High Speed & Microwave Interconnect Solutions - 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. Our newly released High Speed & Microwave Interconnect Solutions provide a wide range of multiple coax connectors and flexible cable assemblies with performance to 110 GHz based on precision array design and superior high frequency cabling solutions. This includes 145 GHz capability Solderless Board Mount Connectors and cable assemblies for 224/448 Gbps (PAM x) systems. The WMX series is an excellent signal integrity solution for bench-top and automated test equipment to meet increasing demands of the semiconductor and optical test industries, including 5G communications and supercomputing. Vertical mount and edge mount configurations available with 2.54 mm and 4.00 mm connectors...

LadyBug LB5954L 9 kHz-54 GHz True RMS Power Sensor

LadyBug LB5954L 9 kHz to 54 GHz True RMS Power Sensor - RF CafeLadyBug Technologies' new LB5954L is a high accuracy, platform independent RF & Microwave Power Sensor for general purpose average power or True RMS and scalar measurements. This True RMS Average Power Sensor+™ with Triggering 9 kHz to 54 GHz features exceptionally fast measurement speed, a broad dynamic range, and the widest set of options for programmatic and embedded applications in the industry. LadyBug's feature rich Power Meter Application is provided with each sensor. Time domain trace visibility is included and aids in setting markers. The sensor is useful in research & development, manufacturing & service applications including radar, satellite and telecommunications. Recommended for average power measurements on signals with any modulation type including: 802.11ac, GSM, CDMA 2000, CDMA (IS-95), TDMA, Multi-Tone, OFDM, CW, QAM and more...

Werbel 6-Way Power Splitter for DC to 7.2 GHz

Werbel Microwave 6-Way Power Splitter for DC to 7.2 GHz - RF CafeWerbel Microwave's WM6RD-7.2-S is a 6-way resistive power splitter / combiner that covers up to 7.2 GHz with ultra-wide bandwidth. This unique design accomplishes extremely flat frequency response in a small radial package. Our unique design approach provides higher than expected isolation between outputs at far ports than would be achieved in a typical star topology. It has applications in markets such as CATV, test and measurement, and military radio. Its small size makes it easy to integrate into compact systems. Designed, assembled, and tested in the USA...

Anatech March 2024 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics March 2024 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his March 2024 newsletter that, along with timely news items, features his short op-ed entitled "5G Broadcast is Finally Coming," where he reports on the progress recently made in fulfilling plans finalized in the 2017 in 3GPP Release 14. "In a nutshell, 5G Broadcast makes it possible to deliver high-bandwidth content to a massive audience concurrently without compromising network performance." The whole 5G scheme is to have the capacity to completely replace wired communications with wireless. That involves two-way data transfers in the Gbps realm. My cable Internet connection is providing a download speed of 590 Mbps and upload of 25 Mbps (upload speeds are severely throttled for some reason), per SpeedTest.net. Using a cellphone as a mobile hotspot, I get around 22 Mbps down and 12 Mbps up. Those numbers are dependent upon when you happen to measure it, but I know they are typical of what I see. That represents a wired connection 22x faster than wireless, but then my Galaxy S7 is not the best platform to measure wireless performance. Finally, with 5G, people can watch an 8K UHD feature length movie on their phones while sitting in the stands at a ball game or in a movie theater...

Withwave Multicoax Cable Assemblies to 110 GHz

Withwave High Speed & High-Density Multicoax Cable Assemblies - 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. Our newly released High Speed & High-Density Multicoax Cable Assemblies provide a wide range of multiple coax connectors and flexible cable assemblies with a choice of 20,, 40,50, 67, & 110 GHz configurations based on precision array design and superior high frequency cabling solutions. The WMX series is an excellent signal integrity solution for bench-top and automated test equipment to meet increasing demands of the semiconductor and optical test industries, including 5G communications and supercomputing. Vertical mount and edge mount configurations available with 2.54 mm and 4.00 mm connectors...

LadyBug LB5975W 50-75 GHz True RMS Power Sensor

LadyBug LB5975W 50 GHz to 75 GHz True RMS Power Sensor - RF CafeLadyBug Technologies' LB5975W is 50 GHz to 75 GHz a high accuracy, platform independent RF & Microwave Power Sensor for general purpose average power or True RMS and scalar measurements. The sensor features exceptionally fast measurement speed, a broad dynamic range, and the widest set of options for programmatic and embedded applications in the industry. LadyBug's feature rich Power Meter Application is provided with each sensor. Time domain trace visibility is included and aids in setting markers. The sensor is useful in research & development, manufacturing & service applications including radar, satellite and telecommunications. Highlights include coverage from 50 to 75 GHz, accurate power measurements on any modulated signal, dynamic range: -50 to +18 dBm, Just Measure - patented NoZero NoCal before use technology, and a variety of options such as triggering, security & analog outputs...

Werbel 2-Way Power Splitter for 0.5-6 GHz

Werbel Microwave 2-Way Power Splitter for 500 MHz to 6 GHz - RF CafeModel WM2PD-0.5-6-N from Werbel Microwave is a 2-way power splitter covering the continuous bandwidth of 500 MHz to 6 GHz. The product features low insertion loss, high isolation and excellent VSWR performance. Tight phase matching and amplitude balance between outputs. Aluminum body with stainless steel N female connectors. Ready for 5G and 6G deployment. The device is RoHS compliant. Typical phase balance of 2 degrees and insertion loss of 0.8 dB...

RIGOL Ultra-Portable Generators and Multimeters

RIGOL Welcomes New Generators and Multimeters to Ultra-Portable Instrument Family - RF CafeRIGOL Technologies is expanding its family of ultra-portable instruments with the introduction of the DG800 Pro and DG900 Pro Series Function / Arbitrary Waveform Generators, along with the DM858 Series Digital Multimeters. Like their predecessors - the DHO800 and DHO900 Series High-Resolution Oscilloscopes - these new generators and multimeters deliver impressive performance and functionality in a compact and light form factor. DG800 Pro & DG900 Pro Series Generators The DG800 Pro and DG900 Pro Series Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators are packed with functionality. Beyond the obvious performance of function generation and arbitrary waveform generation, these instruments include the capabilities of noise generator, pulse generator, harmonic generator, analog/digital modulator, and frequency counter. They deliver impressive performance - up to 200 MHz maximum output frequency, 1.25 GSa/s sample rate, 16-bit vertical resolution, and 3 ns rise time...

Axiom Blog: Calibrating the Way to Process Control

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Calibrating the Way to Process Control - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that covers the way calibrators offer the precision needed to evaluate in-process testers and how they can securely deliver test results to a control center to effectively manage an industrial process. For effective process test equipment calibration, a calibrator must be a source of precisely controlled parameters as well as a highly accurate measuring tool for evaluating the same parameters. A calibrator must often inject a parameter, such as voltage, current, pressure, or temperature, into the process equipment under test to determine the condition of the equipment. Traditionally, data transfers to and from a calibrator were handled by dedicated communications equipment. But growing demand for mobility and portability in calibrators capable of in-field use has resulted in calibrators and communicators often within the same package. When equipped with suitable communications interfaces, such as Ethernet or Bluetooth, calibrator/communication devices can quickly and seamlessly make their connections to the process equipment to be tested as well as to a control center...

Anatech Electronics February 2024 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics February 2024 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his February 2024 newsletter that, along with timely news items, features his short op-ed entitled "Satellites Join Terrestrial 5G," in which he summarizes the state of the art for satellite direct to cell[phone] (DTC) communications. The massive satellite constellations that are beginning to clutter the night sky (and the day sky, but that doesn't matter much to visible light astronomers) have orbits low enough to make signal travel time latency negligible compared to the quarter second or so for geostationary satellites. LEO satellites be at around 330 miles above sea level and geostationary be at around 22,236 miles, so LEO latency is roughly 2% that of geosynchronous. Of course the latency also depends on how far from the phone's zenith the satellite lies. While data rates for the mini Earth stations with a parabolic dish are in the neighborhood of 10-20 Mbps, for a cellphone the rates are good enough for text messaging (SMS), but that's about it. It's considered by many to be an emergency mode at this point in DTC communications...

Reactel Filters Shipping

Reactel Filters Shipping - RF CafeJim Assurian of Reactel wearing Maryland Flag pants - RF CafeSince it was established in 1979, Reactel has become one of the industry leaders in the design and manufacture of RF and microwave filters, diplexers, and sub-assemblies. Company president Jim Assurian's pride in his resident state of Maryland (my home state) is apparent in his company's promotions, and even his attire! From Reactel's LinkedIn feed: "Here is one of the many filters shipping from Reactel, Incorporated this week. Today, we are featuring a UHF-Band Discrete Component Diplexer intended for low-frequency communication applications. We manufacture RF, Microwave & Millimeter Wave Filters, Multiplexers and Multifunction Assemblies up to 67 GHz and can design a unit to fit your specific application..."

Werbel Microwave Offers Laser Marking

Werbel Microwave Offers Laser Marking of Components - RF CafeErnest Werbel, founder and president of Werbel Microwave, announced on LinkedIn page, "We can now laser mark directly onto the parts! No more ugly labels that can *schmear* and peel off. Less costly and time-consuming than screen printing. Contact us if you are interested in having your parts marked!" Since 2014, Werbel Microwave has designed and produced high performance radio frequency components for military, commercial, test and measurement applications. Werbel Microwave welcomes customers to submit their customized RF requirements for quotation. Werbel Microwave also welcomes distributors and resellers. Orders placed online typically ship within 24 hours. We have expanded in-house engineering capabilities to support and maintain product design with minimal end-of-life risk...

IPP-8070 High Power 20-100 MHz Directional Coupler

Innovative Power Products IPP-8070, High Power Broadband Directional Coupler - RF CafeThe IPP-8070 from Innovative Power Products is a 150 watt dual directional coupler that covers 20 – 1000 MHz. The 0.75 x 1.25 inch coupler has a nominal coupling value of 50.0 dB, greater than 20 dB of directivity, less than 0.3 dB insertion loss, coupled flatness of +/-0.65 dB, and VSWR less than 1.30:1. This coupler has internal terminations, offering simultaneous monitoring of forward and reflecting ports in a small package size. The IPP-8070 is ideal for military and commercial applications for broadcast, radio, communications, aviation, test and measurement, and ISM programs. It is supplied on Tape & Reel for high volume Pick-N-Place manufacturing equipment. View IPP-8070 Detailed Product Specs: Visit our product page to download drawing PDF, view typical test data, and for s-parameters, PCB mounting footprint, and 3D Model files. And to use our new Interactive S-Parameters Viewer...

Anatech Intros 3 New Filter Models

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models for February 7, 2024 - 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 for February 2024 - all are ceramic bandpass filters. They include a 742 bandpass filter with a 13 MHz bandwidth and maximum insertion loss of 4.0 dB, a 751 bandpass filter with a 10 MHz bandwidth, and a 782 bandpass filter with a 5 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...

Axiom Blog: Selecting Spectrum and Network Analyzers

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Selecting Spectrum and Network Analyzers - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that covers the functions of Spectrum and Network analyzers to better understand which type of test equipment is better suited to support your project requirements. Instrumentation-level analyzers come in many shapes and sizes, including as signal, spectrum, and network analyzers. Knowing what each analyzer does will help find the best one for the job. Spectrum analyzers measure signal magnitude as a function of frequency. They detect known signals, such as radio waves, and unknown signals, such as interference and noise. Spectrum analyzers work with antennas for over-the-air (OTA) measurements of wireless communications signals and radar pulses. While signal and spectrum analyzers offer extensive measurement results on OTA signals, they lack the capabilities of network analyzers (NAs) for studying the effects of electronic networks on signals...

Teledyne e2v HiRel Rad-Tol UHF-S-Band Ultra LNA

Teledyne e2v HiRel Releases Single-Supply, Radiation-Tolerant, UHF to S-Band (0.3 GHz to 3 GHz), Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier for Space Applications - RF Cafe"Teledyne e2v HiRel announces the availability of a rad-tolerant UHF to S-band low noise amplifier, model TDLNA0430SEP that is ideal for use in demanding high reliability space applications where low noise figure, minimal power consumption and small package footprint are critical to mission success. This new LNA is developed on a 90 nm enhancement-mode pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility Transistor (pHEMT) process. It is available in an 8-pin dual-flat no-lead (DFN) 2 mm x 2 mm x 0.75 mm plastic surface mount package and is qualified per Teledyne's Space enhanced plastic flow. It is now available for immediate shipment from our DoD Trusted Facility. The TDLNA0430SEP LNA leverages monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design techniques that deliver exceptional performance for UHF to S-band communication channels. The amplifier delivers a gain of 21.5 dB from 0.3 GHz to 3 GHz while maintaining a noise figure of less than 0.35 dB and an output power (P1dB) of 18.5 dBm..."

Anatech Electronics January 2024 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics January 2024 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his January 2024 newsletter that, along with timely news items, features his short op-ed entitled "Shadow Warriors: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Reshape the Battlefield." In it, he discusses how drones (aka Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are rapidly replacing human presence in war fighting. These semiautonomous surveillance and/or weapons delivery platforms are at the leading edge of technology, and unlike their flesh and blood counterparts, have no conscience or fear. Sort of like with the V-1 Buzz Bombs that the Nazis sent to rain down indiscriminate terror on London during the early days of World War II, these UAVs do not provide much advance notice. These large drones have noisy internal combustion or jet engines that can at least be heard a short ways off. I wonder whether any of the highly classified system elements from RQ-170 UAV that the Iranians hijacked in 2011 were incorporated into the drone that just killed three American soldiers and wounded many others? I still don't know why we didn't bomb the @(%^(@$ out of them at the time. Instead, we delivered >$400M in cash...

Please Visit Withwave in Booth #1355 at DesignCon 2024

Please Visit Withwave in Booth #1355 at DesignCon 2024! - 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. We invite you to visit with us at DesignCon 2024 in Booth #1355. Our team will be displaying Withwave's extensive line of precision microwave and high speed test products, well suited for 5G and 6G systems, spanning a frequency range of DC to 110 GHz. Included are connectors, cable assemblies, test accessories, high speed multi coax, high speed connectors, calibration kits and modules, absorber material, switch modules, antennas, E-band & sub-THz waveguide components. DesignCon is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Cara, California, on January 31 and February 1, 2024...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models for Mid-January 17, 2024 - 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 for mid-January 2024: a 750 MHz LC bandpass filter with a bandwidth of 50 MHz, a 70 MHz LC bandpass filter with a 10 MHz bandwidth, and a 3400 MHz highpass filter with an insertion loss of 1.5 dB. 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...

PCB Manufacturability Analysis Software by NEXTPCB

DFM PCB Manufacturability Analysis Software by NEXTPCB - RF CafeDFM is a FREE PCB Manufacturability Analysis Software Tailored by NEXTPCB for Engineers NEXTPCB is one of the most professional PCB manufacturers, has specialized in the PCB and assembly industry for over 15 years. NextPCB dealt with hundreds of and thousands of engineering problems of PCB, and we know that engineers are troubled by high-cost prices, and too much time in product communication. We, NEXTPCB, hope that we could use our experience and profession to stimulate the development of PCB industry and more importantly and realistically, to improve the efficiency of the process of a PCB file to a PCB product. Therefore, we created the DFM to help engineers to build a low-cost and high-efficiency PCB project. With just one click, you can unearth hidden problems of design in Gerber files and PCB files, and get an optimization plan that combines design and manufacturing...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filters for January

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models for January 7, 2024 - 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 for January 2024: a Wi-Fi cavity filter having a 5510 MHz center frequency and a passband bandwidth of 20 MHz, a multi-operator combiner covering 806-894 MHz / 902-960 MHz and inband ripple of 0.8 dB, and a crystal bandpass filter having a center frequency of 70 MHz and a 3dB bandwidth of 21 kHz. 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...

Temperature Chambers Mimic Real-World Conditions

Temperature Chambers Mimic Real-World Conditions - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that covers how changing temperatures affects electronic performance and how practical temperature testing often relies upon having a temperature chamber capable of changing a wide range of temperatures. Electronic products are designed for use within specific temperature ranges, according to application, such as aerospace, automotive, commercial, industrial, medical, and military systems. Temperature chambers provide the means of controlling temperatures during testing; and a good chamber can adjust temperatures over a wide range and within a tight tolerance. Temperature chambers can be sorted by size, weight, and temperature. Smaller units are ideal for local use, next to a workbench, although the size of their environmental chambers will limit the size and type of DUT. Larger temperature chambers do not have the same placement flexibility, but they can handle larger and more DUTs. Temperature chambers have two key sets of dimensions...

Please Visit Withwave in Booth #1355 at DesignCon 2024

Please Visit Withwave in Booth #1355 at DesignCon 2024! - 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. We invite you to visit with us at DesignCon 2024 in Booth #1355. Our team will be displaying Withwave's extensive line of precision microwave and high speed test products, well suited for 5G and 6G systems, spanning a frequency range of DC to 110 GHz. Included are connectors, cable assemblies, test accessories, high speed multi coax, high speed connectors, calibration kits and modules, absorber material, switch modules, antennas, E-band & sub-THz waveguide components. DesignCon is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Cara, California, on January 31 and February 1, 2024...

 

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