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Rohde & Schwarz introduces their "This
Changes Everything" promotion which allows customers to purchase its oscilloscopes,
spectrum analyzers, power supplies and power analyzers each fully equipped with
the maximum bandwidth, channels, inputs, memory interfaces and signal generation
for one affordable, unrivaled price. The promotion runs May 20 through December
31, 2019. Customers who might need to budget for future upgrades based on design
needs can maximize their investment up front, making purchasing easier and less
expensive. Save up to $10,000 on full-solution instruments ...
Altum RF, a supplier of high-performance millimeter-wave
to digital semiconductor solutions for next generation markets and applications,
announces the opening of its Eindhoven, Netherlands office located on the campus
of Eindhoven University of Technology. "Opening an office on this university campus
gives us the strategic advantages of access to top engineering talent and to leading-edge
electrical engineering research and development," stated Greg Baker, Altum RF CEO.
"We work closely with electrical engineering research groups and collaborate with
other start-ups to develop ground-breaking technology, so this location is ideal
for our company. There is also an excellent source of high-tech talent in this region,
which is important for our expansion plans in the future ..."
Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rentals and sales company, has published a blog post entitled,
"Keeping Self-Driving Vehicles on the Road,"
which discusses the technical and test requirements for the mm-wave radars and
optical wavelength Lidar systems used for precise, fast-acting sensing and
processing. Sophisticated test equipment is required for development, all of
which Axiom Test Equipment can provide on a sale or lease basis. Self-driving
cars, also known as autonomous vehicles, are literally right down the road.
These electronically guided vehicles of the future will be built with advanced
driver assistance system (ADAS) hardware and software, using several different
technologies to detect and track other cars, pedestrians, and objects on the
road and steer the vehicle ...
Microwave Journal has developed and
published an enhanced
Microwaves Basics section online. This comprehensive library is based on content
from the books "Microwaves and Wireless Simplified," by Thomas S. Laverghetta and
"Handbook of RF, Microwave, and Millimeter-Wave Components," by Leonid A. Belov,
Sergey M. Smolskiy and Victor N. Kochemasov, both published by Artech House, plus
"Mixer Basics Primer: A Tutorial for RF & Microwave Mixers," by Ferenc Marki &
Christopher Marki of Marki Microwave. If your work involves microwave or wireless
communications technology or you just want to brush up on your technology basics,
the Microwave Basics Library provides a good understanding of key concepts ...
R&S®FSVA3000 signal and spectrum analyzer has everything needed to keep up
with demanding measurement applications. An analysis bandwidth of 400 MHz, an
outstanding phase noise of −120 dBc/Hz and a high dynamic range. Capabilities
that used to be only available for performance instruments have now become
accessible to everyone. Key Facts Frequency range of 10 Hz to 4 GHz, 7.5 GHz,
13.6 GHz, 30 GHz or 44 GHz (up to 500 GHz with external harmonic mixers from
Rohde & Schwarz) Analysis bandwidth up to 400 MHz SSB phase noise at 10 kHz
offset (1 GHz): −120 dBc (1 Hz) Third-order intercept (TOI) at 1 GHz: +20 dBm
(typ.) DANL at 1 GHz: −153 dBm DANL at 1 GHZ with optional preamp:
−167 dBm Ready for cloud based test ...
Empower RF Systems' CTO Paulo Correa will
be presenting "High Power Solid
State Advances in Technology" at the 2019 Electronic Warfare Europe convention
in Stockholm, Sweden. While the electromagnetic battle space becomes more densely
occupied and our adversaries develop new threat methodologies, more capable threat
simulation emitters systems are required. The stakes are high and domination of
the electromagnetic battle space will determine the winner of conflicts, not the
dominant air power. The technology scenario is not unlike the development of the
airplane, its value not quickly appreciated (how we found ourselves behind China
and Russia EW technology). Figuratively we are moving ...
San Francisco Components (SFC), a recognized
leader in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) fabrication , assembly, and testing, is now
testing and inspection capabilities to its customers, further ensuring high-yield
PCBs that meet rigid design and performance specifications across all applications
and industries. San Francisco Circuits offers PCB testing for Bare Boards (before
the board is assembled) and Assembled Boards (once the board is assembled), that
will detect and minimize issues that would affect performance. "PCBs need to be
tested early in the design and production phases in order to control component tolerances,
part-to-part performance variations ..."
Last year Withwave introduced their new Vector
Network Analyzer (VNA)
Calibration Module that operates up to 12 GHz. Now, Withwave has versions
that operate at 18 and 26.5 GHz! All Automatic Calibration Modules are ideal for
users who want fast and easy calibration for various popular VNAs. They are powered
either via USB or a 5.5 VDC connector. Communications with the equipment is
via USB or LAN. Full 1-port through 2-port calibrations are accomplished automatically
using a simple One-Push START button. This module works as host systems to measure
and calculate calibration coefficients and sends the data to the VNA ...
Teledyne Paradise Datacom (Paradise), part
of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, announced today that it has begun shipping
the latest version of its innovative line of
Q-Flex modems, the 400 Series. The flagship 400 Series features faster data
rate speeds, providing up to 345 Mbps, while also being both smaller and lighter
in weight. Expanding on the groundbreaking flexibility the Q-Flex has long been
known for, the 400 Series offers more powerful FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays)
that will accommodate further firmware upgrades and features in the future. 'We
are also pleased to announce that the new QMultiflex-400 delivers DVB-S2X on outbound
and return carriers as well, in line with the rest of the Q-Flex range. With this
upgrade, customers ..."
QuinStar Technology, a California-based microwave
and millimeter-wave engineering company, is exhibiting June 4 - 6 at the International
Microwave Symposium. The IMS will convene at the Boston Convention and Exhibition
Center. We'll unveil some new products and prototypes. In addition, QuinStar is
offering the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment with our Product Sales
Specialist. We understand that the requirements change rapidly in the emerging technologies
that rely on millimeter-wave components. To that end, QuinStar is continually working
to meet your requirements. To discuss your project and requirements or just learn
firsthand what's new at QuinStar ...
John Booher, of TotalTemp Technologies, has
published a new Blog topic titled, "Cascade Temperature Algorithm Demonstrates Thermal
Testing Goals Reached Faster with the Potential of Differential." Per John's
post: "Having a specific requirement to test a product to a given temperature profile,
how does one show that the actual temperature requirements are being achieved? Many
times, there are parts of a device to be tested that have different heat capacities
and also possible active load heat sources. A single point temperature control algorithm
can have trouble effectively dealing with these variables. Additionally, while it
may be tempting to say that a temperature setpoint has been achieved ..."
Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter
company, has introduced a new line of suspended stripline and waveguide type RF
filters. Also, Sam Benzacar wrote as part of his April newsletter an article entitled
"5G Brings EM Radiation
Front and Center," which discusses the physiological implications of cellphone
and WiFi radiation on humans. As with so many things, politics and money (intimately
entwined) drive the issue with little concern for the truth. On a lighter note,
the topics of FCC spectrum auctions, Google Fiber disappearance in some locations,
and rural broadband delivery schemes are covered ...
The Electronic Design Innovation Conference and
Exhibition (EDI CON) announced that this year, in conjunction with Microwave
Journal (MWJ) and Signal Integrity Journal (SIJ), it will host an online, interactive
event for high frequency and high speed design engineers on September 10-12, 2019.
The interactive technical sessions will occur at no cost to attendees, and sponsors
will have the opportunity to present workshops and keynote sessions as part of the
daily schedule. The sessions on September 10th will focus on 5G and IoT, September
11th on radar and antennas, and September 12th on signal integrity, power integrity,
and EMC/EMI. Attendees select the sessions for the online event …
VidaRF, a manufacturer of high performance
RF and microwave high performance isolators, circulators, power dividers, couplers,
and other passive components, is proud to introduce VidaRF introduces
covering 698 MHz through 2.70 GHz for all wireless applications from cellular
through UMTS. Available in 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8-way with SMA, N, QMA or alternative
connector configurations. VidaRF is focused on being a solution provider by building
to customer specs and offering zero days lead time for custom parts through stock
and ship program …
The NI AWR Design Environment platform will
be featured in an upcoming free webinar on Wednesday, May 15. Presented is a new
technology and design methodology that uses the
network synthesis capabilities within Microwave Office circuit design software
to design the input impedance for a new generation of Virtual Antenna™ tiny antenna
booster components from Fractus Antennas. This antenna technology enables a single
antenna component to fit seamlessly in a printed circuit board (PCB), replacing
conventional customized antennas for internet of things (IoT) and other wireless
Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today unveiled its newest
family of mini circulators for
5G infrastructure. Circulators, which play a critical role in protecting RF
elements from excessive signal reflection, help eliminate performance risks and
safeguard vital equipment. Given footprint constraints in 5G, solution size is also
a key factor. Leveraging proprietary materials and processes, Skyworks' ultra-small
circulators occupy up to 50 percent less board space than competitive products without
compromising functionality - making them ideal for 5G massive MIMO and small cell
applications. Skyworks' mini circulator family represents just one segment of the
company's expansive 5G infrastructure ...
Altum RF, a supplier of high-performance millimeter-wave
to digital semiconductor solutions for next generation markets and applications,
announces Greg Baker
as its Chief Executive Officer. As founder and CEO, Mr. Baker brings more than 25
years' experience to Altum RF in the RF and microwave semiconductor industry, including
component design, business development, marketing and sales. With his extensive
experience, Mr. Baker provides a clear understanding of product development, operations
and supply chain management, customer partnerships, sales channels and strategic
marketing. Most recently with MACOM as Senior Vice President and General Manager,
RF & Microwave BU, Mr. Baker also previously served as Chief Executive Officer
of Nitronex, LLC ...
Sam Benzacar, of RF and microwave filter
company Anatech Electronics, has written as part of his March newsletter an article
entitled, "AESA Is
Coming to the Cellular Industry," with the AESA being an Active Electronically-Scanned
Array. Sam keeps abreast of all the latest news in the wireless world, which is
not unexpected given his company's long-time involvement in helping others make
their products play well together in an increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum
- both licensed and unlicensed. Other news includes the FCC's licensing of the 95 GHz,
mm-wave band, Japan's first 8K (7680 × 4320-pixel) TV broadcasts, and Bluetooth
devices being powered from ambient energy - assuming it's inside in front of a transmitting
radar antenna ;-) ...
Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) recently
introduced seven - count 'em, 7 - new products in their extensive line of RF and
microwave components. Included are a successive detection log video amplifier (SDLVA)
for 0.1 to 2.0 GHz; a 18 GHz, 12-BIT, vector phase shifter; a 5-channel switched
filter bank for 100 MHz - 18.0 GHz; a SP16T, absorptive pin diode switch for 0.1
to 20.0 GHz; a 2-channel switch filter bank; an SDLVA that operates at 200 - 2500
MHz; and a 7-way power divider for range 328 - 335.5 MHz. Contact PMI today for
more information ...
We're honored to be the only semiconductor
supplier to receive BAE Systems' distinguished GOLD Supplier award for 2018. As
part of their
"Partner 2 Win" Supplier Program BAE Systems
conducts a comprehensive annual review of all their key suppliers and brings the
top performing suppliers together for an evening of appreciation and to acknowledge
their outstanding support over the previous year. Dave Folding, VP of Operations,
and Erik Sauve, Director of Quality, attended the Partner 2 Win Supplier Symposium
ceremony held on April 2, 2019 and accepted the award on behalf of the Custom MMIC
team. "We are both honored and proud to have been selected to receive this prestigious
award from BAE Systems. This customer acknowledgement reaffirms Custom MMICs commitment ...
ConductRF offers a diverse range of solutions
for common applications including
Low PIM cables. Flexible and hand-formable, corrugated, multiple
connector and cable combinations. ConductRF has a wide range of "Performance" related
solutions built and 100% tested up to 70 GHz at our own facility. If your solution
requires Low Loss or VSWR or if you have ruggedization or waterproofing needs, we
see this as a performance solution which requires our expertise to turn in to finished
product solution for you. Built in the USA ...
Z-Communications, Inc., announces a new RoHS
compliant fixed frequency phase locked loop model SFS1520C-LF operating in the L-band.
The SFS1520C-LF is a plug and play PLO allowing for quick integration and designed
to produce a fixed signal at 1520 MHz when utilized with an external 10
MHz reference oscillator. This simple to use PLO features a typical low phase noise
performance of −100 dBc/Hz, −110 dBc/Hz, and −133 dBc/Hz at
the 1 kHz, 10 kHz and 100 kHz offsets, respectively. The SFS1520C-LF
is designed to deliver a nominal output power of +3 dBm while operating off
a VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc ...
Z-Comm announces a new RoHS compliant Fixed
Frequency Synthesizer model SFS0640A-LF in the UHF frequency. The
is a single frequency synthesizer that operates at 640 MHz with an external
10 MHz reference and features a typical phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz, -105 dBc/Hz,
and -124 dBc/Hz at the 1 kHz, 10 kHz and 100 kHz offsets, respectively.
The SFS0640A-LF is designed to deliver a typical output power of 0 dBm with a VCO
voltage supply of 5 Vdc while drawing 25 mA (typical) and a phase locked
loop voltage of 3 Vdc while drawing 9 mA (typical). This Fixed Frequency
ConductRF's close partnership with TE in
its development of its new
Nano-miniature RF Solutions for VITA67.3 has
put us in a great position to support your VPX RF cable assembly needs. We can support
solutions up to the top frequencies of the new connector system. ConductRF's PFT33
Series of Micro Flexible Cable Assemblies has been designed directly with TE Connectivity
involvement and in partnership to maximize the capabilities of TE's new Vita67.3
NanoRF VPX Modular connector system. ConductRF offers its soft FEP jacketed ø0.047"cable
to facilitate maximum flexibility and provides solutions for jumper cables or assemblies
to SMA, MCX ...
Transtector Systems, an Infinite Electronics
brand, today released a new, comprehensive line of NEMA-rated
weatherproof equipment enclosures that are engineered to securely
protect mission-critical electronics and are available with same day shipping to
meet crucial deadlines. The new TEF14-series includes 45 enclosure configurations
and 15 essential accessories available for immediate shipment. The line features
multiple configurations for global applications including industrial automation,
SCADA, oil and gas, mining, transportation, public works, security and automation,
and much more. Each enclosure provides vital protection for key electronic ...
BBTLine has introduced version 2 of its successful
8-way, surface mount (SMT), RF Power Combiner / Divider. It uses an exclusive patented
(US9570792) circuit configuration for achieving unparalleled broadband operation
with low low and excellent flatness. BBTLine_8Way_V2_SMT is an 8-way surface mount
RF power combiner / divider with a new configuration – the Common port is on the
opposite side of the other eight ports. It features broadband performance and high
power handling capability as a splitter. Insertion Loss less than 2.7 dB at
6 GHz, Input / output return Loss is better than -12 / -19 dB, isolation
greater than 18 dB, power handling is greater than 20 watts as an RF splitter,
and amplitude and phase balance is better than ±0.4 dB / ±7° at 6 GHz ...
Rohde & Schwarz has produced a new webinar
entitled "Automated RF Component Test for Design Engineers Without Programming,"
available for viewing at no cost. Martin Lim, National Applications Engineer at
R&S, is the presenter. "The complexity of RF designs is increasing and the pressure
to hit market windows is too. Enabling the automation of repetitive tests like a
power sweep over frequency can greatly help confirm if a new design is ready or
if further work needs to be done. Unfortunately, programming is usually outside
the normal responsibilities of most RF designers and include time-consuming drawbacks
like wading through long programmers manuals and debugging code. This On Demand
Automatic Calibration Module (W1202A) is ideal for users who want fast and easy
calibration for various Vector Network Analyzers (VNA). This module is powered up
via USB or F5.5 DC connector and communicate with VNA via USB or LAN and designed
for full one-port through two-port calibrations of VNAs by One-Push START button.
This module works as host systems, measures and calculates calibration coefficients
and sends it to VNA easily. Most of Electronic Calibration Kits work for same manufacturer's
VNAs only. But, this module provides cost-effective calibration solution for users
by supporting various VNA models: Keysight PNA & ENA series, R&S ZVL, ZVA &
ZVT series, Anritsu ShockLine Series ...
Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test
equipment rentals and sales company, has published a blog post explaining how to
source the right electronic load for your next project. Engineers working with power
circuitry can use this post as a guide towards what specifications are important
to know when selecting a load. The post goes over AC loads, DC loads, combination
AC/DC loads, and whether the load will be used for manual or automatic measurements,
for testing one circuit or unit under test at a time or multiple units under test.
Reliable, high-performance DC and AC electronic loads are available from several
manufacturers and are typically characterized as low, medium, and high-power loads.
Mainframes with interchangeable modules to customize ...
Saelig Company, Inc., has introduced the OC51T
series of surface mount miniature
oven-controlled crystal oscillators (OCXO) from frequency control
specialists Euroquartz. These square-wave frequency sources are housed in a tiny
surface-mount package and offer optimal frequency stability from a quartz IT-cut
crystal. The OC51T series is available in frequencies from 10 MHz to 40 MHz
and comes in a 9.7 x 7.5 x 4.1 mm miniature 4-pad package with 3.3 and 5.0 V
supply voltage options. With voltage control as standard, OC51T OCXOs deliver a
frequency stability of ±20 ppb maximum ...
ConductRF offers an extensive line of
RF and mixed signal cable harnesses and assemblies with custom
configurations, lengths and markings. Thousands of combinations of coaxial, power,
and digital and analog signal connectors available. Flexible phase-stable, low-loss,
phase-matching, high power, and other options per your requirements. Broad insert
connector solution choices including BMA, SMPM, for cable sizes #8, #12 & #16
Custom marking and ruggedization enhancements capability. Contact ConductRF today
and let us help your project ...
NI AWR announces the latest release of the
antenna design, synthesis and optimization module,
is now available for use by current customers and evaluators. IoT accounts, like
Striiv, have found this innovative EM-based synthesis tool valuable for designing
antenna solutions for their products. Highlights of the release include: Additional
antennas added to the library bringing the total number of templates to 537. New
antenna types for series-fed patch arrays, as well as new waveguide-fed, dual-ridge,
transverse electromagnetic (TEM) and multifunction horn antennas ...
Transient Specialists, a leader in electromagnetic
compatibility rentals for over 40 years, is excited to bring forward
Test Application Note 218 for the PA5840 and Autowave for OEM LV 124. This test
solution allows for a cost-effective option requiring minimum equipment and can
be utilized in conjunction with preexisting test equipment. Transient Specialists
conveniently located in the mid-west offers a variety of EMC test equipment rentals
to accommodate your testing needs. Our rentals include technical support on the
equipment, weekly and monthly rentals, and 2 days each way of transit time ...
Triad RF Systems' Q1 2019 Newsletter reveals
that our revenue grew over 40% from 2017 to 2018! A portion of the growth came from
our military ultra wide-band power amplifiers, our new CubeSat product line, and
continued strength from the MIMO radio market. Even though our staff grew over 23%,
our profit margins increased as expected, allowing us to continue to heavily invest
in new product development including high power radio systems. Our space product
line and further development of our high powered MIMO radio subsystems continue
to move forward with continued product releases coming throughout 2019. A summary
of new product releases is also presented ...
Rohde & Schwarz USA has published a downloadable
white paper entitled "Radio Fundamentals for Cellular Networks.," In
just four decades, cellular technologies have advanced from 1G analog technologies
to advanced high-performance 4G and 5G systems. Learn more about how LTE-A Pro paves
the way to 5G NR and how 5G mmWave challenges design and testing of devices below
in this newsletter. Also, stay up to date on the latest industry trends by following
our Wireless Communications channel on LinkedIn for advanced information
on the test innovations we are showcasing, along with the latest technology trends
and our educational resources ...
NI AWR has a new white paper exploring the
fundamental design challenges faced when
and producing high-frequency modules for a range of wireless system applications
is now available in the ni.com/awr resource library. The paper details how the NI
AWR Design Environment platform supports the design and integration of these modules
in the shortest time possible with the ability to perform circuit, system and electromagnetic
(EM) co-simulation within a single, integrated environment that also supports interoperability
with industry-leading computer-aided design (CAD) tools ...
Z-Communications, Inc., announces a new RoHS
compliant fixed frequency phase locked loop model
SFS7500D-LF operating in the X-band. The SFS7500D-LF is a plug
and play PLO allowing for quick integration and designed to produce a fixed signal
at 7500 MHz when utilized with an external 10 MHz reference oscillator. This
simple to use PLO features a typical low phase noise performance of -80 dBc/Hz,
-95 dBc/Hz, and -124 dBc/Hz at the 1 kHz, 10 kHz and 100 kHz
offsets, respectively. The SFS7500D-LF is designed to deliver a nominal output power
of -3 dBm while operating off a VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc and drawing
120 mA. This unmatched product features a typical harmonic suppression ...
Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer
of precision electronic components for broadband radio frequency and power applications,
announces the introduction of new broadband microwave
RF conical inductors that provide DC current handling up to 10
Amps - the highest level in the industry - and low insertion loss. The four new
series - C305FL, C550FL, C750FL and C1000FL - expand Gowanda's conical offerings
and will be featured at the 2019 Optical Networking and Communication Conference &
Exhibition (OFC) being held in San Diego, California from March 5 to 7. Visit Gowanda
Components Group booth #5417 for more information ...
Empower RF is pleased to announce the release
of Model 1219, a single band
solid state GaN module delivering a minimum 30 W (40 W
typical) across its entire 0.6 to 6 GHz band. Empower RF is the first amplifier
manufacturer to cover this bandwidth with an affordable COTS product. The 1219 utilizes
50 V GaN on SiC transistors which have lower leakage currents and higher thermal
conductivity and is a more reliable technology than GaN on Si. An added benefit,
50 V devices require about half the input current as their 28 V counterparts
which reduces power supply cost, size, and weight. This compact class AB amplifier
is suitable for broadband mobile communications, jamming, and product test applications ...