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Attracting Customers Who Want to Thermal Testing

Attracting Customers Who Want to Perform Thermal Testing - RF CafeMeeting the required thermal testing requirements and performing it in less time is what TotalTemp Technologies offers. When a device is suited to testing on a thermal platform, that will always be our first recommendation. That is to say, the device has a fairly low profile and a flat thermally conductive surface. Fortunately, many electronic modules such as microwave modules and power amplifiers are already optimized for this configuration of test. Applying some thought to the process can make it more efficient. If a little bit of fixturing helps the device have a good thermally conductive surface, that will go a long way to facilitate faster testing. A secondary sensor on the device, especially if it is tall, can tell you when the point you actually care about has reached the required temperature. The optional Synergy Nano advanced temperature control algorithm can assure the fastest ramp to temperature and avoid excessive overshoot, which could damage parts. Keeping in mind how much more effective conductive heat transfer is, sometimes it just doesn't work for the device to be tested. In that case, a temperature chamber remains the best choice, TotalTemp is here to offer temperature chambers with fast, programmable transition rates and sufficient airflow to ensure good heat transfers to and from the device...

Anritsu and EMITE OTA Measurements on Wi-Fi 7

Anritsu and EMITE Supporting OTA Measurements on IEEE 802.11be (Wi-Fi 7) Devices - RF CafeAnritsu Corporation and EMITE announce enhanced functionality to their Over-the-Air (OTA) measurement solution, allowing measurements in compliance with the latest Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11be standard. IEEE 802.11be is being standardized as the successor to IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6/6E) and is targeted to realize high-speed communications that significantly exceed IEEE 802.11ax. The standard is expected to be a fundamental technology supporting the latest applications and services, such as ultra-high-resolution video streaming beyond 4K and AR/VR. Anritsu's Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A has been integrated with all portfolio of EMITE Anechoic and Reverberation Chambers, allowing developers to measure the OTA Total Radiated Power (TRP)/Total Isotropic Sensitivity...

Polarities, Pin 1 & Anode/Cathode Markings

San Francisco Circuits: PCB Assembly Drawings - RF CafeSan Francisco Circuits, a leading provider of high-quality printed circuit board (PCB) solutions, has published a new resource on PCB assembly drawings covering polarities, Pin 1 marking and anode/cathode markings. Learn more about understanding the XY file, component locations, and polarized component orientations on their website. In the realm of printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing and assembly, attention to detail is paramount. Every element, from component placement to orientation, plays a crucial role in ensuring a successful and efficient assembly process. One vital aspect of this process is the proper utilization of the assembly drawings...

1st Complete Memristor-Based Bayesian Neural Network Implementation

1st Complete Memristor-Based Bayesian Neural Network Implementation - RF CafeConsidering medical-diagnosis and other safety-critical, sensory-processing applications that require accurate decisions based on a small amount of noisy input data, the study notes that while Bayesian neural networks excel at such tasks because they provide predictive uncertainty assessment, their probabilistic nature requires increased use of energy and computation. The increase is caused by the fact that implementing the networks in hardware requires a random number generator to store the probability distributions, i.e. synaptic weights. "Our paper presents, for the first time, a complete hardware implementation of a Bayesian neural network utilizing the intrinsic variability of memristors to store these probability distributions," said Elisa Vianello, CEA-Leti chief scientist. "We exploited the intrinsic variability of memristors to store these probability distributions, instead of using random number generators." A team comprising CEA-Leti, CEA-List and two CNRS laboratories...

How Much Power Is Enough When Selecting an AC Supply

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: How Much Power Is Enough When Selecting an AC Supply - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that covers how to find the right AC Power Supply with enough output power for each component, device, and system during testing. While precisely controlled AC electricity may not be needed when testing DUTs powered by DC power, an AC supply can help simulate real-world operating conditions. For certain DUTs, such as electric motors, a well-controlled AC power supply can mimic the conditions in which the DUT will operate, including power supply line fluctuations, peaks, and surges. AC power supplies can be compared by electrical capabilities, such as maximum root-mean-square (RMS) voltage, maximum RMS current, maximum frequency, and maximum power in volts-amperes (VA) at a given frequency. They can also be considered by physical attributes, such as the size and weight needed to fit an application. This is a glimpse of several AC power supplies having sufficient output power for feeding a wide range of DUTs...

Anatech November 2023 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics November 2023 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his November 2023 newsletter that, along with timely news items, features his short op−ed entitled "If Extraterrestrial Life is out There, We're Closer to Finding It." In it, Sam discusses the current state of the worldwide search for alien intelligent life. SETI has been around for as long as I remember - established November 11, 1984. That means SETI and related efforts have been at it for four decades, with no qualifying signals having ever been identified (which is not to say might have been received but not recognized). That is just a blip in time on a universal scale, so it is no reason to demur the effort. Astronomical equipment in all wavelengths - radio, microwave, mm-wave, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-ray - is advancing in sensitivity and speed at an extreme rate. Keep in mind that prior to the Hubbell Space Telescope, there was still a debate as to whether the entire sky, if examined closely enough, would be filled with celestial objects. Now, telescopes operating outside the optical range with fine resolution are detecting stars and galaxies hiding behind regions of interstellar gas that blocks light in the red-to-blue visual spectrum. A civilization would need to have been emitting electromagnetic signals for much longer a time than the 150 years or so of those originating from the Earth in order for the probability of something intercepting our position in the universe with enough power to detect...

Anatech Electronics Intros Tunable Bandpass Filter

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for November 29th, 2023 - 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 November 2023: a very nice looking 250-500 MHz tunable bandpass filter with N-type female connectors and passband insertion loss of 1.0 dB, a 312.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter with an insertion loss of 1.0 dB and a rejection of 80 dB from 425-1000 MHz, and a 3400 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a 1000 MHz pass band and a rejection of 40 dB at both 2700 MHz and 4100 MHz. 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...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 More Filters for November

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for November 22th, 2023 - 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 November 2023: a 10 MHz LC bandpass filter with BNC connectors with a bandwidth of 2.0 MHz, a 769-855 MHz cavity bandpass filter with N-type connectors and a ripple of 0.2 dB maximum, and a 1000-2000 MHz cavity bandpass filter with SMA connectors having a rejection of 20 dB minimum at 2100 MHz. 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...

Anatech Intros 3 Filter Models for November

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for November 8th, 2023 - 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 November 2023: a 15,350 to 15,750 MHz (15.350 to 15.750 GHz) cavity bandpass filter with an insertion loss of 1.0 dB, a 15,125 MHz (15.125 GHz) cavity bandpass filter with a bandwidth of 400 MHz, and a 8750.55 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a ripple of ±0.05 dB over a 25 MHz passband. 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...

IPP-7153, 6-12 GHz Directional Coupler

Innovative Power Products IPP-7153, SMD 6-12 GHz Directional CouplerInnovative Power Products leads the RF industry with reliable, high power hybrid couplers ranging from HF to X band. The new IPP−7153 90-degree SMD hybrid coupler handles 100 W CW of RF power in the full 6 to 12 GHz band despite a size of only 0.25" x 0.20" x 0.07". The IPP−7153 has less than 0.40 dB insertion loss, greater than 16 dB isolation, and return loss of less than 1.40:1. It offers exceptional amplitude and phase balance for matching, at ±0.70dB and ±6 degrees, respectively. IPP-7153 Detailed Product Specifications: Visit our IPP-7153 product page to download mechanical drawing PDF, view typical test data, and for s-parameters. IPP also offers a variety single ended transformers, baluns and our patented impedance transforming couplers..

QuinStar MMW Electronically Controlled Attenuator

QuinStar MMW Electronically Controlled Attenuator Unit - RF CafeQuinStar is excited to announce a groundbreaking addition to our product lineup – the Microwave/Millimeter Wave (MMW) Electronically Controlled Attenuator Unit, setting a new standard in wireless communication technology. This state-of-the-art unit is designed to provide unparalleled performance, offering superior coverage from K-Band to D-Bands and showcasing remarkable attenuation linearity exceeding 80 dB dynamic range and higher. Our MMW Electronically Controlled Unit covers an extensive frequency range, spanning from K-Band to D-Band, making it a versatile and adaptive solution for a myriad of applications across various industries. Equipped with both Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface ports. Impressively, this new design showcases attenuation exceeding 80 dB, significantly enhancing the unit's ability to manage and control the signal, ensuring exceptional clarity and precision in communication. With a typical attenuator step size of 0.02 dB, this unit allows precise and fine-grained adjustments, enabling optimal signal control tailored to specific needs...

Axiom Blog: Surveying EV and HEV Power Testing Solutions

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Surveying EV and HEV Power Testing Solutions - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Surveying EV and HEV Power Testing Solutions" that covers how tunable power sources and wide-dynamic-range analyzers can examine electric power systems of EVs/HEVs. As more drivers adopt EVs and HEVs, they wonder about maintenance costs and routines compared to traditional motor vehicles with internal-combustion engines. HV battery systems in EVs and HEVs are among these vehicles' most important components since the greatest driving ranges are reached at their fullest charge capacities. They must be regularly tested to ascertain their status and capacities as part of a regular EV or HEV maintenance routine. Battery systems can be evaluated through voltage and power measurements, but additional test procedures can be helpful in monitoring the performance levels of these many additional "supporting" electronic components in EVs and HEVs...

Empower RF C−Band GaN Pulsed Amplifier for Radar

Empower RF Systems C-Band GaN Pulsed Amplifier for Radar - RF CafeEmpower RF Systems' model 2240 is a compact, lightweight, and rugged pulsed amplifier that delivers a minimum 800 W peak power across the 5.2 to 5.9 GHz frequency range. The 2240 is ideal for radar systems that operate in C band, such as air traffic control, weather forecasting, and maritime surveillance. Capabilities include pulse widths from 1 to 500 μsec and duty cycles up to 20%. It is built with the latest GaN technology, which provides high power and high efficiency. This air cooled SSPA is designed for 19" rack mount or bench top applications and is 3U in height. Remote control and diagnostics are available via the Ethernet port to a LAN with either a Web browser or M2M (Machine-to-Machine) interface or using the Local Touchscreen panel. The control system runs an embedded OS (Linux). Empower RF's ISO9001Quality Assurance

Werbel Wideband Resistive Power Dividers

Werbel Microwave Wideband Resistive Power Dividers / Combiners - RF CafeWerbel Microwave presents a lineup of 50−ohm resistive power divider/combiner models 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. Werbel Microwave products now sport a unique green finish providing protection against the elements and easy manufacturer identification in all environments. Designed, assembled, and tested in the USA...

Anatech Electronics October 2023 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics October 2023 Newsletter (Resurgence of the TWT) - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his October 2023 newsletter that features his short op−ed entitled "The Resurgence of the Traveling-Wave Tube." In it, Sam demonstrates an impressive knowledge of the state of the TWT industry. As is always the case with technology, the desire for greater functionality, lower cost, higher reliability, and small size and weight drive the research and development for fulfilling the need. Sometimes ideas are borne of fantastic fictional accounts of future scenarios, but most often it is the need to break through the barriers of existing science to achieve a goal. As the old saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. Being a frequent surveyor of tech news sites, I read occasionally of TWT products and research, but I do not recall seeing where the efficiencies have nearly doubled over previous designs, so that was a surprise. Incremental advances in TWT research does not receive the same amount of print space as, say, photovoltaic semiconductors, which produce headlines whenever scientists manage to squeeze another 0.1% efficiency in the conversion of sunlight to electricity (in a laboratory environment). Per Sam's piece, the surging demand for traveling-wave tubes is being driven by the inability of semiconductors to provide power levels required for unique applications...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Bandpass Filters

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for October 18th, 2023 - 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 October 2023: a 2205.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a bandwidth of 15 MHz and power handling of 25 W, a 2201.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter with SMA Female connectors and a 6 MHz bandwidth, and a 2201.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a 6 MHz bandwidth and an insertion loss of 2.0 dB and handles 10 W of power. 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: Essentials of DC Power Supplies & Loads

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Essentials of DC Power Supplies & Loads - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that covers how important DC power supplies and loads are to control energy on the workbench and often serve as starting points for new product development. DC loads and power supplies work together to define the behavior of a device under test (DUT) in response to applied energy, not just in performance but in reliability and compatibility with other electronic devices. Power supplies are haunted (get it - Halloween coming?) by two forms of noise: normal-mode output noise and common-mode output noise. Normal-mode noise is generated by a power supply’s internal circuitry while common-mode noise is earth-referenced noise originating from the power line or source. On the other hand, DC loads help evaluate power conversion devices and systems, including power supplies and rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs). The simplest starting point when searching for a DC power supply is the amount of energy it supplies...

RIGOL Intros DHO800/DHO900 Ultraportable Oscilloscopes

RIGOL Intros DHO800/DHO900 Ultraportable Oscilloscopes - RF CafeRIGOL Technologies has added to its line−up of high resolution oscilloscopes with the introduction of the DHO800/DHO900 series. These new oscilloscopes have a compact, portable design which is flexible to use for both on-site and desktop testing. DHO800/900 oscilloscopes feature true 12−bit resolution with low noise for excellent signal fidelity and analysis. DHO900 oscilloscopes are available in 125−250 MHz bandwidths, 4 channels, 1.25 GSa/sec sampling, 1,000,000 wfms/s waveform capture rate, and 50 MPts of memory standard. DHO800 scopes offer 70-100 MHz bandwidths, 4 channels, 1.25 GSa/sec sampling, 1,000,000 wfms/s waveform capture rate, and 25 MPts of memory standard. Both series feature 12 bit resolution, a 7" intuitive touch screen display and support type−C power. They are powered by the new UltraVision III platform featuring a custom ASIC chipset, which also provides for dramatically lower front-end noise. The higher resolution and lower noise enable users to analyze much smaller signal artifacts with greater speed and accuracy. "The new DHO800 and 900 series scopes are an excellent extension of the DHO High Resolution oscilloscopes launched in 2022" stated Mina Kamel, Channel Sales Manager for RIGOL USA. "These new scopes offer tremendous flexibility through their compact design which makes handheld, on−site testing feasible...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for October 4th, 2023

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for October 4th, 2023 - 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 October 2023: a 2260 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a maximum 2 dB insertion loss over a bandwidth of 80 MHz, a 2350 MHz cavity bandpass filter with a 300 MHz bandwidth, and a highpass filter with a rejection of 40 dB minimum at 800 MHz. 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...

Werbel Microwave 2-Way Power Divider/Combiner for 2-18 GHz

Werbel Microwave Intros 2-Way Power Divider/Combiner for 2-18 GHz - RF CafeModel D−2182 from Werbel Microwave is a 2-way power splitter / combiner covering the continuous bandwidth of 2 to 18 GHz. It covers a wide spectrum of applications including cellular, satellite distribution, radar, and military radio. With proprietary techniques, typical phase balance of <2 degrees at 18 GHz is achieved in mass production. Extremely low insertion loss of 0.5 dB at 18 GHz and high isolation and return losses of 20 dB. A light weight and compact aluminum enclosure with stainless steel female SMA connectors. The device is RoHS compliant. This part has versatile mounting options. Standard thru holes mount the part from the broad surface...

TotalTemp VmSD144 N Thermal Platform Vacuum Chamber

TotalTemp Technologies VmSD144 N Thermal Platform Vacuum Chamber - RF CafeTotalTemp Technologies, a worldwide leading provider of research laboratory and production temperature chambers and thermal platform equipment, introduces their model VmSD144−N Thermal Platform Vacuum Chamber. The efficient advantages of thermal platforms are a natural for conductive heat transfer in high vacuum applications. With all the new hardware going into space, where service calls are rare, thermal vacuum testing is an important part of testing high altitude and satellite equipment. Affordable and configurable for your application. Simultaneous high vacuum and thermal testing without renting time at a test lab. Thermal platforms to fit your vacuum chamber or fully turn-key systems. Platform shown inside bell jar is 6.5” x 7.5”, other sizes and different bell jars available. Aerospace environmental testing in a thermal vacuum chamber allows for the exposing and weeding out potential problems due to extreme temperature and atmospheric pressure changes as experienced in space. With equipment destined for space, the stakes are much higher with the cost of a launch, chances of a failure could be catastrophic plus service calls in space have historically been very costly. The game of basic thermal testing in space is a little different than testing for land-based systems, mainly because the lack of heat transfer by air. The intentional and unintentional transfer of heat by convection makes a big difference from what could be common sense solution in an environment with air...

Anatech Electronics September 2023 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics September 2023 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his September 2023 newsletter that features his short op−ed entitled "Wi-Fi: More Than High-Speed Connectivity." In it, Sam discusses the pervasive use of existing and planned WiFi networks for use in monitoring and tracking applications. The IEEE has created a new standard, IEEE 802.11bf, which "... Aims to Enable a New Application of WLAN Technology: WLAN Sensing." "This standardization project aims to enhance the reliability and efficiency of WLAN sensing and establish interoperability of wireless devices to enable a wide range of new and useful applications. Measurements obtained with WLAN sensing can be used to support new industrial and commercial applications in semiconductor manufacturing, enterprise networking, and test and measurement equipment." As the bands become more populated with users, stricter filtering will be needed, and that's where Anatech's expertise comes in...

Anatech Intros 3 Filter Models for September

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for September 20th, 2023 - 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 September 2023: a 1750 MHz lowpass filter with SMA Female connectors, a maximum passband VSWR of 1.3:1 and a maximum insertion loss of 1.5 dB; a highpass filter a minimum rejection of 30 dB at 0–932 MHz and maximum return loss of 2 dB; and a 2180-2520 MHz / 4380-5020 MHz cavity duplexer with a return loss of 15 dB, and a maximum insertion loss of 0.3 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...

TotalTemp Synergy Nano Temperature Controller

TotalTemp Technologies Synergy Nano Temperature Controller - RF CafeTotalTemp Technologies, a worldwide leading provider of research laboratory and production temperature chambers and thermal platform equipment, introduces their Synergy Nano Temperature Controller. The Synergy Nano equips temperature chambers and thermal platforms with capable and reliable controlling functionality. The flexible Nano supports the ability to optimize equipment and processes. They are feature rich while still being easy to use. Features include logging, configurable inputs and outputs, alarms, displays, remote programmability options plus easy to build and reproduce local test profiles. Controller is universal 120-230 Volts AC, whereas platforms and chambers are typically not universal voltage. Size is a mere 5" x 8−3/16" x 8-1/2"...

everything RF eBook - "Introduction to 5G RedCap"

everything RF Publishes Its First eBook - "Introduction to 5G RedCap" - RF CafeWe at everything RF have published our first eBook titled "Introduction to 5G RedCap" to act as a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to learn about 5G RedCap. This eBook covers the very basics of what this technology is to more advanced topics that cover its use cases and compares 5G RedCap with existing technologies and how to test this technology. everything RF has collaborated with industry leaders like Anritsu, Keysight, Rohde & Schwarz, u−blox, Viavi and Qorvo to ensure that the information provided is comprehensive and highly informative. This eBook contains a wealth of technical content, well-researched whitepapers, and valuable insights shared by experts in the field. 5G RedCap (Reduced Capability) is the 3GPP IoT wireless specification designed to address several generic and specific use cases for 5G NR. This new, lighter version - also known as 5GNR-Light - fills the capability and complexity gap between the extremes in 5G today with an optimized design for low/mid-tier use cases...

Optical SpecAn Sheds Light on Fiber-Optic Cables

Optical Spectrum Analyzers Shed Light on Fiber-Optic Cables - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Optical Spectrum Analyzers Shed Light on Fiber-Optic Cables" that covers the process of evaluating the performance of fiber-optic cables by picking the proper optical spectrum analyzer for the job. Numerous test equipment provides insights into fiber-optic cable quality, but one of the handiest and most versatile for the task is the optical spectrum analyzer (OSA). For the best results, fiber-optic cables should be measured before installation and tested as part of a regular maintenance schedule. An OSA measures and displays the distribution of light across a single wavelength or wavelength range. It can be used to explore how environmental effects, such as temperature, impact fiber-optic cable performance within its range, and how physical effects, such as bending or looping of cable, can affect performance. Evaluating the performance of fiber-optic cables requires a unit such as an OSA with the wavelength range to cover the bands and wavelengths used within any applications of interest...

ConductRF VITA67 & D38999 "Plug-in" RF Cable Assemblies

ConductRF VITA67 & D38999 "Plug-in" RF Cable Assemblies - RF CafeWe know, many times you want to just buy your RF assemblies to plug in to your circular D38999 connector or your VITA67 module. Well know ConductRF offers multiple solutions for both styles of Multi-Port connector all available on short lead times based on our on hand materials stock. D38999 integrates BMA, SMPM & SMPS connectors, also other #8, #12 & #16 coax contact solutions. VITA67.1/2 uses SMPM solutions, but the new VITA67.3 also offers SMPS and NanoRF to support your coax. These are 100% factory tested to exacting VSWR and Loss standards because, We know, Results Count...

TotalTemp C900 Benchtop Temperature Chamber

TotalTemp Technologies C900 Benchtop Temperature ChamberTotalTemp Technologies, a worldwide leading provider of research laboratory and production temperature chambers and thermal platform equipment, introduces their model C900 Benchtop Temperature Chamber. Also known as an environmental test chamber, the C900 performs thermal tests through the use of forced air convection. Internal capacity is 9 cubic feet (225 cubic liters). Employing a temperature controller sensing the air temperature with a setpoint of the desired temperature, temperature stability at various points can be achieved. Heat is removed by directly injecting cryogenic liquid into the chamber or heat is added by resistance heaters in the airstream. Features include caster stand or benchtop, left or right hinge doors, tandard duty or heavy duty shelf, redundant valve failsafe systems...

Werbel Microwave 2-Way Power Divider/Combiner for 0.5-6 GHz

Werbel Microwave Intros 2-Way Power Divider/Combiner for 0.5-6 GHz - RF CafeModel D−2065−N from Werbel Microwave is a 2-way power splitter / combiner covering the continuous bandwidth of 500 MHz to 6 GHz. The product features low insertion loss of 0.9 dB, high isolation of 22 dB and excellent return loss performance of 19 dB. Tight phase and amplitude matching between outputs. Aluminum body with stainless steel N(F) connectors. Ready for 5G and 6G deployment. The device is RoHS compliant. This part has versatile mounting options. Standard thru holes mount the part from the broad surface, while threaded holes allow for bulkhead rack-mountable mounting. Since 2014, Werbel Microwave has designed and produced high performance radio frequency components for military, commercial, test and measurement applications...

ConductRF RF Test Cables to 40 GHz

ConductRF High Performance RF Test Cables to 40 GHz - RF CafeConductRF's TSA89 series of TESTeLINK RF cables a provide microwave circuit and system designers with a versatile solution for most test scenarios and product applications. Here we offer customers a solution for 0.195" diameter coaxial cable with a double shielding effectiveness of ≥100 dB, and a minimum bend radius of 1.2" (30 mm). Power levels to 50 W with <0.68 db/ft at 40 GHz, with <1.35:1 VSWR. Stainless steel connector options include SMA, Type-N, 3.5 mm, 2.92 mm, and 2.4 mm, all of which provide excellent VSWR between DC and 40 GHz. Off-the-shelf TSA89 cables are available immediately from Digi−Key...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for August

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for August 31st, 2023 - 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: a 2195-2210 MHz bandpass cavity filter with a high side rejection of 40 dB minimum at 2125 MHz and low side rejection of 10 dB minimum at 2179.5 MHz, a 2198.5-2204.5 MHz cavity bandpass filter with high side rejection of 25 dB minimum at 2214.5 MHz and low side rejection of 25 dB minimum at 2188.5 MHz, and a 2245 MHz cavity bandpass filter with high side rejection of 50 dB maximum at 2340 MHz and low side rejection of 50 dB maximum at 2150 MHz. Custom RF power filter and directional couplers designs can be designed and produced with required connector types when a standard cannot be found...

Werbel 10 dB Directional Coupler for 6-18 GHz

Werbel Microwave Intros 10 dB Directional Coupler for 6-18 GHz - RF CafeWerbel Microwave model C−1806−10 from is a 10 dB directional power coupler 6 to 18 GHz in a small sized enclosure with versatile mounting options. The C−1806−10 covers a frequency range of 6 to 18 GHz and offers exceptional performance. It features excellent coupling flatness (±0.3 dB typical), good directivity (16 dB typical at 12 GHz), and excellent return loss (31 dB typical at 12 GHz). With the ability to pass DC current from input to output, it supports various applications such as cellular infrastructure, military systems, and lab use. This versatile coupler provides reliable and accurate power sampling while minimizing reflections and amplitude ripple...

ConductRF Flexible Performance RF Cable to 18 GHz

ConductRF Flexible Performance RF Cable Assemblies to 18 GHz August 2023 - RF CafeConductRF's LSA series of Low Loss, Performance Flexible RF Cable Assemblies, provide microwave system designers with a versatile solution for most applications. Here we offer customers a solution for 0.086" dia. cable that facilitates greater flexibility and handling or, 0.141" dia. that exploits the same great performance but with almost half the loss. Connector options include SMA, Type-N, TNC & SMP that provide excellent VSWR between DC and 18 GHz, also solutions for MCX & SMB are available in a wide array of configurations. These assemblies are built using our own double shielded, FEP jacketed cable, that was developed specifically for performance solutions. With shielding effectiveness exceeding 90 dB through 18 GHz, these cables minimize the threat of cross-talk effect...

TotalTemp Synergy Nano Temperature Controller

TotalTemp Technologies: Synergy Nano Temperature ControllerTotalTemp Technologies, a worldwide leading provider of research laboratory and production temperature chambers and thermal platform equipment, introduces their model Synergy Nano Multi-Channel Process Controller and Data Logger for precision temperature testing. The Nano equips temperature chambers and thermal platforms with capable and reliable controlling functionality. The very flexible and customizable Nano supports the ability to optimize equipment and processes. All are feature rich while still being easy to use. Features include long duration logging, configurable inputs and outputs, alarms, hot and cold regulation, displays, auto resume, remote programmability options plus easy to build and reproduce local test profiles. The Synergy Nano has a universal 120-230 volts AC power input. Similar platforms and chambers are typically not universal voltage...

Werbel 2-Way Power Divider for 0.5-8 GHz

Werbel Microwave Intros 2-Way Power Divider/Combiner for 0.5-8 GHz - RF CafeModel D−2066 from Werbel Microwave is a 2−way power splitter covering 500 MHz to 6 GHz in a small sized enclosure with versatile mounting options. Four through-holes allow for traditional top-down chassis mounting. Threaded holes on the input and output sides allow for rack panel mounting. The compact size aluminum enclosure weighs only 3 oz. (85 g) making it suitable for array-panel and mobile vehicle applications. Insertion loss is low at only 0.9 dB at 6 GHz. Return loss and isolation are high performance. The device is RoHS compliant. This part has versatile mounting options. Standard thru holes mount the part from the broad surface, while threaded holes allow for bulkhead rack-mountable mounting...

IPP-5027, Wideband 4:1 Impedance Transformer

Innovative Power Products IPP-5027, Wideband 4:1 Impedance Transformer - RF CafeInnovative Power Products (IPP), with more than 30 years of experience designing & manufacturing RF & microwave passive components, introduces model IPP-5027, a wide-band, a single-ended impedance transformer that operates from 30 to 1000 MHz. This small, surface mount impedance transformer has a 4:1 transformation ratio, changing the impedance from 50 ohms at J1 to 12.5 ohms at J2. The IPP-5027 has a 25 watt average power rating with low insertion loss and VSWR of 1.45:1. The IPP-5027 is a small, SMD transformer that is shipped on tape and reel for pick and place applications, providing a cost-saving solution. Single-Ended Transformers are used to connect transmission lines of differing impedances. IPP offers single-ended impedance transformers for antenna drivers, amateur radio, commercial and military applications in frequencies ranging from 20-2500 MHz...

Empower RF Systems 2-4 GHz, 4100 W SSPA

Empower RF Systems 2-4 GHz, 4100 W SSPA - RF CafeEmpower RF announces delivery of the SKU 2245, a 2-4 GHz, 4.1 kW solid state power amplifier (SSPA). Designed to deliver extreme power with unmatched reliability, the model 2245 is a GaN on SiC amplifier. This liquid cooled amplifier delivers a minimum of 4100 W CW from 2 to 4 GHz with 5 kW mid band performance. Reliability is a key feature and the result of its distributed RF architecture. With no single point of RF failure, the 2245 boasts extreme Effective Mean Time Before Failure (EMTBF). The modular architecture allows hot or muted swapping of the integrated amplifier drawers or cold swap of the 3U system controller in less than 15 minutes. Repair is modular, fast and easy, bringing life time costs down. Specialized technician training is not required and there are no dangerous high voltage supplies to contend with...

Werbel 8-Way 0° Power Splitter / Combiner

Werbel Microwave Intros 8-Way 0° Power Splitter - RF CafeWerbel Microwave's family of wideband power splitters / combiners offers exceptional performance across a wide frequency range. Model D−8066 spans from 500 MHz to 6 GHz. This 8−way, 0˚ splitter / combiner can handle 30 W of power as a splitter. It offers low insertion loss across the entire frequency range of 500 to 6000 MHz, making it suitable for a wide range of wireless communication bands, including SatCom IF and more. By combining high power and low loss, this model effectively minimizes power dissipation resulting from inherent losses, ensuring excellent signal fidelity from input to output. It also provides high isolation between ports and exhibits low amplitude and phase imbalances. Enclosed in a rugged aluminum alloy case measuring 8.25 x 5.00 x 0.63" and featuring SMA connectors, it offers durability and reliable performance...

Anatech Electronics August Newsletter

Anatech Electronics August 2023 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his August 2023 newsletter that features his short op−ed entitled "LMDS is Back as 5G Fixed Wireless Access." In it, Sam discusses how Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is fundamentally a remake of the 1990s scheme called Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS). I remember when it was considered a big deal, coming at the beginning of the wireless access era, concurrent with affordable cell phone service. LMDS was eventually abandoned due to technical difficulties (lack of sufficient range at available power levels), and then the bursting of the tech bubble in 1999 was the final blow. As always, Sam's knowledge of all facets of the communications industry is apparent, having been acquired first-hand as an active participant along the way...

TotalTemp VmSD49-N Thermal Vacuum Chamber

TotalTemp Technologies VmSD49-N Thermal Vacuum ChamberTotalTemp Technologies, a worldwide leading provider of research laboratory and production temperature chambers and thermal platform equipment, introduces their model VmSD49 N Cryogenically Cooled Temperature Vacuum Chamber (TVAC), which performs thermal tests through the use of forced air convection. TVAC systems increase understanding of how components and materials respond in a space simulated environments Space simulation adds another dimension to thermal testing. In vacuum environments, heat is transferred by radiation or conduction since transfer by air currents (convection) is of course not possible without air. This is easily accomplished using thermal platforms in portable TVAC systems. As is the case with temperature chambers, space simulation systems are often sized considerably larger than required due to a lack of knowledge of what future requirements will be. This results in several inefficiencies. Portable space simulation equipment is cheaper to acquire Smaller systems don’t take up as much valuable lab space to use and to store when not in use...

IPP 4-Quarters Product Delivery Scoreboard

Innovative Power Products 4-Quarters Product Delivery Scoreboard - RF CafeInnovative Power Products (IPP), with more than 30 years of experience designing & manufacturing RF & microwave passive components, has, over the past four quarters, had a product return rate of just 0.1%, making our quality score 99.9%, and an on−time delivery rate of 87.4%. Therefore, our Customer Satisfaction rating for the last four quarters is 95.7% (based two parts on quality and one part on on−time delivery*). At Innovative Power Products, our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality products along with competent and courteous customer service in order to exceed their expectations...

TotalTemp Cryogenically Cooled Temperature Chamber

TotalTemp Technologies: C230 Cryogenically Cooled Temperature Chamber - RF CafeTotalTemp Technologies, a worldwide leading provider of research laboratory and production temperature chambers and thermal platform equipment, introduces their model C230 Cryogenically Cooled Temperature Chamber, also known as an environmental test chamber, which performs thermal tests through the use of forced air convection. Employing a temperature controller sensing the air temperature with a setpoint of the desired temperature, temperature stability at various points can be achieved. Heat is removed by directly injecting cryogenic liquid into the chamber or heat is added by resistance heaters in the airstream. A full set of options and accessories to customize your setup...

Anatech Intros 3 Filter Models for August

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 Filter Models for August 9th, 2023 - 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: a 1250 MHz suspended stripline highpass filter with <1.5 dB inband insertion loss, an 8000 MHz suspended stripline highpass filter with <1.5 dB inband insertion loss, and a 10500 MHz suspended stripline highpass filter with <1.6 dB inband insertion loss. All have SMA connectors. 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...

Werbel 30 dB Directional Coupler for 2-8 GHz

Werbel Microwave Intros 30 dB Directional Coupler for 2-8 GHz - RF CafeThe Werbel Microwave's C-1182 family of wideband directional couplers offers exceptional performance across a wide frequency range, spanning from 2 to 18 GHz. These couplers, available in models with 10, 15, 20, and 30 dB coupling, provide excellent coupling flatness with a typical deviation of ±0.4 dB. With a power handling capability of up to 20 W, they can handle high-power signals effectively. Whether for lab testing applications or power monitoring across wide frequency bands, the C−1182 couplers are versatile and reliable components. Their wideband coverage, excellent coupling flatness, and robust power handling make them an ideal choice for various applications. The Werbel Microwave C−1182-30 wideband directional coupler offers exceptional performance across a wide 2 to 18 GHz frequency range...

Synzen Announces 4 Additions to Constellation Class Antennas

Synzen Announces Four Additions to Constellation Class Antennas Range - RF CafeSynzen, a global pioneer in communication technology, is proud to announce the launch of four new additions to the enhanced Constellation Class Antennas range. The latest offerings stand at the nexus of design and technology, challenging and redefining the traditional antenna landscape with compact, sleek, and intelligent designs. These newly launched antennas are optimized to provide exceptional functionality with small ground planes in compact devices. Enabling unparalleled connectivity across the spectrum, including 4G, 5G, and NB-IoT ,Synzen is not just offering a product, but an entirely new way to connect and communicate. Key Features of the New Constellation Class Antennas: Compact and sleek design thoughtfully crafted to fit into various design structures, versatility across spectrum offering unparalleled connectivity for 4G, 5G, or NB-IoT, ensuring seamless communication no matter the location or device...

New Axiom Test Equipment Blog Post

Get a Charge Out of Testing EV Batteries - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Get a Charge Out of Testing EV Batteries" that covers the different units that meet the needs of large batteries used in modern EVs, specifically when it comes to testing the battery's charge capacity and operating lifetime. It's important to note that having access to suitable test equipment has played a major role in the development of high-density DC electric power packs capable of adding many miles to the ranges of modern EVs and HeVs. Battery packs for EVs are energy storage systems comprised of many small cells. Each section of the battery pack contributes electric power to the whole and all the sections are designed for high power and high reliability. EV battery packs do degrade in performance over time, eventually losing the capability to hold the original amount of energy during a recharge cycle. Testing an EV battery for charge capacity is one way to understand its capabilities at that time and to project its operating lifetime...

RadioPlanner 3.0 Mobile and Broadcast Network Planning

RadioPlanner 3.0 Mobile and Broadcast Network Planning Software - RF CafeThe Center of Telecommunication Technologies is proud to announce immediate availability of RadioPlanner version 3.0. Building on highly successful previous works, v3.0 facilitate planning, design, and implementation of mobile and fixed broadcast networks. RadioPlanner 3.0 is ideal software for Mobile Netwotrks: 5G (NR), LTE, UMTS, GSM, GSM-R, WCDMA | Public safety land mobile networks: P25, TETRA, DMR, dPMR, NXDN; | Wireless IoT LPWAN networks: LoRa, SigFox | Precision agriculture systems | Terrestrial radio and television broadcast networks: ATSC, DVB-T, DVB-T2, ISDB-T, DTMB, DAB, DAB+ | Air-to-ground communication and radio navigation systems operating in VHF, UHF, and microwave frequencies: UAV (Drone) Control, Air-to-ground radio, ADS-B, VOR, DME. The Single User price is an amazingly low $599, which also includes at no extra cost 1−year licenses both Indoor RadioPlanner and Antenna Pattern Editor. CTT also offers their MLinkPlanner PtP and PtMP software planning tool for microwave radio systems, as well as Antenna Pattern Editor universal software tool to view, create, edit and convert antenna patterns and their EMF Planner tool for EMF exposure modeling and analysis...

Werbel 2 to 8 GHz Directional Coupler

Model C−0208−10, 10 dB directional coupler for 2 to 8 GHz - RF CafeWerbel Microwave presents an impressive array of features in our latest offering. Werbel Microwave presents an impressive array of features in our latest offering. With a wide frequency range spanning from 2 to 8 GHz, the C−0208−10 directional coupler ensures versatility across various applications. Enjoy exceptional coupling flatness, with a typical ±0.2 dB flatness that guarantees precise performance. Experience remarkable directivity, reaching 27 dB up to 8 GHz, providing enhanced signal isolation. Benefit from excellent return loss, reaching 28 dB up to 8 GHz, ensuring optimal signal reflection. Additionally, our product allows for DC current to pass through from input to output, adding to its versatility. From mobile to fixed satellite applications, as well as lab use, WiFi, and radar, our solution meets the demands of diverse industries...

Withwave Intros 145 GHz Cable Assemblies

Withwave Intros 145 GHz 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. Withwave's new W6 Series are complete line of high performance flexible microwave cable assemblies. Specially, W602 Series have solid PTFE structure to achieve velocity propagation of 70%. This series has excellent RF performance up to 145 GHz with 0.8 mm connectors. Features include: silver pated copper center and outer conductors (wire, braid, and tape), solid PTFE jacket insulator, a 7 mm minimum bend radius, and an FEP jacket...

Meet Triad RF Systems at SmallSat 2023!

Meet Triad RF Systems at SmallSat 2023! - RF CafeTriad RF Systems' products and services will be on display at numerous industry events throughout the season. Learn more about Triad RF Systems' latest CubeSat products at the upcoming Small Satellite Conference held in Logan, Utah, from August 7th through the 10th, 2023. Please be sure to stop by and visit our knowledgeable engineering and sales staff. We also have major news regarding company partnerships, product announcements, and technical resources. Triad RF Systems is a trusted global provider of RF amplifiers and subsystems for CubeSat payloads and will be present at the conference to answer all your questions about the solutions available for CubeSat communication and data challenges. As a leading designer and manufacturer of custom CubeSat subsystems with extensive flight heritage, we are trusted by major NewSpace industry players, emerging CubeSat and Nanosatellite manufacturers, and many other space mission industry players...

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