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Press Release & Product Announcement Archive: 2019 (#5)

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Custom MMIC Intros Sub-Harmonic Mixer Product Category

Custom MMIC Intros New Sub-Harmonic Mixer Product Category - RF CafeCustom MMIC is excited to announce a new product category, adding to its growing list of high performance MMICs, with the introduction of three new GaAs Sub-Harmonic Mixers. The CMD303, CMD310/C3 MMICs cover frequency ranges of 13-21 GHz and 20-32 GHz respectively, with excellent conversion loss and isolation. Sub-harmonic mixers are driven by a local oscillator (LO) signal that is an integer fraction, or sub-harmonic, of the desired LO frequency. This eases the design, layout and cost of the LO source for microwave frequency designs. These new mixers operate with a x2 LO, meaning the user needs to provide the mixer with an LO at half the desired mixing frequency ...

Anatech Electronics December 2019 Product Update

Anatech Electronics December 2019 Product Update - 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. In their December Product Update, Anatech has introduced three new hybrid directional coupler designs good for use in amplifier combiner and attenuator circuits as well as in other applications. One is a 6 to 40 GHz hybrid coupler with SMA connectors, another is a 0.5 to 3 GHz hybrid coupler with SMA connectors, and the other is a 3 to 3.5 GHz hybrid coupler with N connectors. Custom RF power directional coupler designs can be designed and produced when a standard cannot be found ...

ERZIA Technologies and Richardson RFPD Announce Franchise Agreement

ERZIA Technologies and Richardson RFPD Announce Global Franchise Agreement - RF CafeERZIA Technologies S.L. today announced that it has entered into a global franchise agreement with Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company. The agreement covers ERZIA's commercial off-the-shelf products, including high-power / driver amplifier (HPA) modules and low noise amplifier (LNA) modules. ERZIA's broad product offering covers DC to 100 GHz, with connectorized and wave guide interfaces. All of ERZIA's COTS products are ITAR-free designs and offer a high degree of customization. "We are excited about ERZIA's broad capabilities, flexibility, quality and reliability," said Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., Richardson RFPD's president. "This product range is a good fit for Richardson RFPD's customers and target markets. Many customers today prefer to purchase amplifiers ..."

Bittele Electronics' Selective Soldering Capability

Bittele Electronics' Selective Soldering Capability - RF CafeBittele Electronics, with facilities in Canada, The United States, and China, has an ability to perform "selective soldering" on through-hole mounted components to target individual pins as opposed to exposing the entire PCB to a wave soldering process. As described on the Bittele website, selective soldering is used on assemblies where through-hole components are distributed across the PCB, as opposed to a high density connector pin array where applying a single blob of solder (using a "fountain" stream - see image to the right) would be difficult. In some instances both wave soldering and selective soldering is used. Since the vast majority of printed circuit assemblies use surface mounted components, selective soldering and/or wave soldering is performed first for through-hole component, and then surface mount components are added and a solder reflow pass ...

Exodus Intros 10 kHz - 100 MHz, 150 W Power Amplifier

Exodus Advanced Communications Intros 10 kHz - 100 MHz, 150 W Power Amplifier - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications model AMP2080B-1 high power 10 kHz to 100 MHz amplifier produces 150 W minimum, and >200 W nominal power. The minimum power gain is >52 dB with excellent gain flatness. Optionally, Exodus offers monitoring parameters for forward/reflected power and VSWR, as well as voltage, current and temperature sensing for optimum reliability & ruggedness for all applications. Nominal weight is 35 lbs, and dimensions of 19"W x 22"L x 5.25"H. Class A/AB linear LDMOS design Rack mounted system Designed for broadband EMI/RFI, Lab, Communication applications ...

Atenlab Global Sales & Service Representatives Update

Atenlab Global Sales & Service Representatives Update - RF CafeAtenlab Corporation has updated their list of global sales representatives for the company's large variety of antenna measurement systems. Atenlab has developed four major categories of Over-the-Air (OTA) measurement systems to meet various requirements - A2 light type, A3 compact type, A6 standard type and A8 professional type. OTA measurement facilities are widely used in the communication system and device manufacturing industry. With the advancement of the OTA measurement system, customers are able to perform more comprehensive measurement and test, staying ahead in the market. Please contact one of our representatives today to learn how Atenlab can help your project succeed. Compact Antenna Test Ranges (CATR) are able to measure up to 100 GHz. The larger the compact range reflector, the larger Network Analysis the Device Under Test (DUT) ...

Spectrum Instrumentation AWG Outputs Swing 24 Volts

Spectrum Instrumentation AWG Outputs Swing 24 Volts - RF CafeSpectrum Instrumentation has added six new Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWGs) to its recently released M2p.65 xx series of PCIe cards. The new AWGs extend the product family's capabilities by boosting the available output range, so that waveforms can be generated with amplitude swings of up to ±12 V into 1 MΩ or ±6 V into 50 Ω. To achieve the higher output voltage ranges, the cards have been fitted with additional amplification and larger cooling plates. This makes the cards a little wider, so that they occupy two PCIe slots, but they are still just 168 mm in length. The small size allows them to fit into almost any PC, turning it into a powerful and flexible waveform generator. The M2p.65xx series AWGs use the latest 16-bit Digital-to-Analog Converters and feature a fast PCIe x4 interface with up to 700 MByte/s streaming speed ...

Is 5G Safe for Humans? No One Knows.

Anatech Electronics November 2019 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his November newsletter that features his short op−ed entitled "Is 5G Safe for Humans? No One Knows." The controversy over whether or not RF radiation from wireless devices - cellphones, notebook computers, tablets, smart meters, et al, is harmful to human body cells has been with us since the early 1990s, when the Wireless Revolution began. Industry standards groups have defined Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) levels for exposure that model human anatomy and cell structure in order to scientifically assess the effects of RF radiation. As with studies done with other controversial topics like tobacco and pharmaceuticals, the "truth" is as much subjective as it is objective, and the two side of the argument will never agree ...

Turn on the Temperature with Thermal Test Systems

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Turn on the Temperature with Thermal Test Systems - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rentals and sales company headquartered in San Diego, has published a blog post entitled "Turn on the Temperature with Thermal Test Systems," explaining the need to properly evaluate product function across the full range of expected ambient temperature conditions. Doing so helps guarantee favorable customer experiences and online ratings, as well as reduces costs of warranty service. It begins: "Electronic device performance is sensitive to temperature, with most electronic devices and components specified according to operating and storage temperature ranges. Those ranges differ according to the type of component and application, with electronic products for industrial and military applications usually ..."

Skyworks Intros High-Efficiency PA for Infrastructure and Small Cell Applications

Skyworks Intros High-Efficiency Power Amplifier for Infrastructure and Small Cell Applications - RF CafeSkyworks is pleased introduce the SKY66318-11, a new addition to our family of high-efficiency power amplifiers (PA) that are designed for the stringent requirements of enterprise small cell applications. The PA offers wide instantaneous bandwidth (100 MHz) and is fully input/output matched with high gain and efficiency. On-chip active biasing circuitry is also integrated to compensate for PA performance over temperature, voltage, and process variations. The device comes in a compact 5 x 5 mm package, operates from a single 5 V power supply, and is ideal for 4G LTE and 5G NR systems from 3300 to 3600 MHz. The SKY66318-11 is also part of major transceiver reference designs ...

Exodus Advanced Communications Intros 700-6000 MHz, 100 W SSPA

Exodus Advanced Communications Intros 700-6000 MHz, 100 W SSPA - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications' model AMP2070C power amplifier designed for broadband EMI/RFI, lab, communications and EW applications. Class A/AB linear design for all modulations and industry standards. Covers 700 MHz - 6.0 GHz, produces 100 W minimum, 50 W P1dB, 50 dB gain. Excellent gain flatness, optional monitoring parameters for forward / reflected power, voltage, current and temperature sensing for superb reliability and ruggedness. Suitable for CW, pulse and all single channel modulation standards Built-in protection circuits ...

Anatech Electronics November 2019 Product Update

Anatech Electronics November 2019 Product Update - 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. In their November Product Update, Anatech has introduced a surface mount 5G/LTE Band 66 / extended AWS band downlink ceramic bandpass filter, a 5G / LTE Band 48 / CBRS Band cavity bandpass filter with N-type connectors, and a 5G/LTE frequency Band 30(WCS) / Band 41 / Band 66(Extended AWS) /Band 71 multiplexer with N-type connectors. 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 ...

Custom MMIC Intros a GaAs DC - 20 GHz Distributed Amplifier

Custom MMIC Introduces a New GaAs DC to 20 GHz Distributed Amplifier - RF CafeCustom MMIC is proud to introduce a new GaAs Distributed Amplifier operating in the popular DC - 20 GHz frequency range, targeting Instrumentation and EW applications. The CMD244K5 offers very flat gain and low noise figure across the band. This MMIC also has high P1dB and IP3, yielding a high dynamic range. All this performance is neatly integrated in a small 5mm x 5mm plastic air-cavity surface mount QFN package. This new, high performance distributed amplifier continues Custom MMIC's aggressive efforts to deliver the best performing GaAs and GaN MMICs in the industry ...

Custom MMIC Intros 3 New Wideband Double Balanced Mixers

Custom MMIC Expands Its High Performance GaAs Portfolio - RF CafeCustom MMIC continues the rapid expansion of its standard product portfolio with three new additions to its GaAs MMIC mixer portfolio. The CMD312, CMD313 and CMD253 are wideband GaAs double balanced mixers, operating from 4 to 28, 6 to 45 and 6 to 14 GHz respectively. These new MMICs are intended to support emerging wide bandwidth applications in Test Equipment, Instrumentation, Aerospace and Defense. All three mixers feature low conversion gain and high isolation performance. They are offered in die form, with a packaged version already available in the CMD253 and planned for the CMD312 and CMD313 ...

Emitter Detection and Geolocation for Electronic Warfare

Emitter Detection and Geolocation for Electronic Warfare (Artech House) - RF CafeArtech House today announced the publication Emitter Detection and Geolocation for Electronic Warfare, by Nicholas O'Donoughue. This comprehensive resource provides theoretical formulation for detecting and geolocating non-cooperative emitters. Implementation of geolocation algorithms are discussed, as well as performance prediction of a hypothetical passive location system for systems analysis or vulnerability calculation. Comparison of novel direction finding and geolocation algorithms to classical forms are also included. Rooted in statistical signal processing and array processing theory, this book also provides an overview of the application of novel detection and estimation algorithms to real world problems in EW ...

Intro to Radar with Python and MATLAB

Intro to Radar with Python and MATLAB (Artech House) - RF CafeArtech House today announced the publication Introduction to Radar with Python and MATLAB®, by Andy Harrison. This comprehensive resource provides readers with the tools necessary to perform analysis of various waveforms for use in radar systems. It provides information about how to produce synthetic aperture (SAR) images by giving a tomographic formulation and implementation for SAR imaging. Tracking filter fundamentals, and each parameter associated with the filter and how each affects tracking performance are also presented. Various radar cross section measurement techniques are covered, along with waveform selection analysis through the study of the ambiguity function ...

How to Design Cost-Effective PCBs

Bittele: How to Design Cost-Effective PCBs - RF CafeBittele, a turn-key PCB assembly services provider for prototype and low volume electronic contract manufacturing, has posted a tutorial entitled, "How to Design Cost-Effective PCBs." It begins, "A design engineer should consider all the things that affect the total cost of manufacturing of PCB. Frequently, new PCB design engineers often do not consider the cost of PCB fabrication. The things that affect the cost per PCB that many young design engineers don't plan for include the cost of tooling, the size of a PCB and the spacing of board components. To ensure that your production costs are as low as possible, including the costs of tooling, here are some guidelines to follow: 1. Select the smallest size of the PCB that is practical. 2. Standard rectangular and square PCB shapes always cost less than non-standard shapes. Furthermore, do not incorporate slots or cutouts unless they are completely necessary ..."

Teledyne Paradise Intros 4 kW X−Band Pulsed SSPA

Teledyne Paradise 4 kW X-band Pulsed SSPA at AOC 2019 - RF CafeTeledyne Paradise Datacom (Paradise), part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, is unveiling a new Pulsed Radar SSPA that is designed for Operators of defense-related tactical radar systems. The solid state technology provides an ideal pathway for customers seeking to upgrade or replace their existing legacy radar platforms with a newer generation of technology, one that delivers superior SWaP, power density, scalability, and performance over a longer life cycle. Additionally, it reduces the risk of complete loss of service for the Operator. Importantly, the new 4kW X−band SSPA is configurable to meet diverse radar platform requirements, and scalable either up or down to effectively address other power levels as desired. It provides operators of legacy TWT, magnetron, or klystron ...

Exodus Advanced Communications Intros 18-40 GHz, 40 W PAs

Exodus Advanced Communications Intros 18-40 GHz, 40 W Power Amplifiers - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications' 18.0 to 40.0 GHz, 40W+ Solid State Amplifiers (SSA) are designed for general EMC testing applications as well as Mil-Std 461(RS103) standards. Models AMP4065-LC (18.0-26.5 GHz) and AMP4066-LC (26.5-40.0 GHz) compact designs provide superb RF performance with unprecedented P1dB power as compared to TWT's. The SSA's exhibit 46 dB minimum gain, monitoring parameters for forward and reflected power, VSWR, and voltage, current and temperature sensing for outstanding reliability and ruggedness. Suitable for all single channel modulation standards. Rack mounted system  ...

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