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Kaelus and ATEC Announce New Rental Partnership
Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) partners with Kaelus to become a rental distributor
of Kaelus products. Kaelus manufactures
(PIM) Testers for the wireless telecommunications sector, and ATEC is one
of the largest rental companies of test equipment for the telecommunications, aerospace, semiconductor,
consumer electronic, and many other sectors. PIM, the non-linear junction that causes interference
in the RF path...
ECM Announces Distribution Agreement w/MECA Electronics
ECM announced a new authorized distribution agreement with
MECA Electronics to supply
the manufacturer's line of USA made rugged & reliable RF/microwave passive DC – 20 GHz microwave
components and solutions globally. MECA serves all areas of the RF/Microwave industries including
world class network providers. They have long been the "backbone" of high performance wired and
air-interfaced networks such as in-building applications, satellite communications, radar, radio communications,
telemetry applications, mobile radio, aviation and air traffic communications...
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals April 2014 Newsletter
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals just issued their TEC Talk newsletter
for April 2014. It includes hot topics in the tech news world, highlights of new or special function
test equipment they have available, and some electronics industry news.
Z-Comm Intros Low Phase Noise 11.8 GHz Synthesizer
Z-Communications announces a new RoHS compliant Fixed Frequency
in the X-band. The SFS11800C-LF is a single frequency synthesizer that operates at 11.8 GHz with
a 10 MHz reference and features a typical phase noise of -90 dBc/Hz and -120 dBc/Hz at
the 10 kHz and 100 kHz offsets, respectively. The SFS11800C-LF is designed to deliver a typical
output power of 3 dBm with a VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc while drawing 90 mA...
AWR Presents & Exhibits at EDICON 2014
AWR will be presenting and
demonstrating its soon-to-be released V11 NI AWR Design Environment™ at EDICON 2014 in Beijing, China
starting April 8 and running through April 10, 2014. V11, the first major software release in 2014,
includes new features, functionality and enhancements to Microwave Office/Analog Office circuit design
software, Visual System Simulator, AXIEM 3D EM, and Analyst™ 3D FEM EM software. Demonstrations within
Anatech Intros Cavity Duplexer & BPF, and Ceramic BPF
Anatech Electronics has released new designs for a 825-835 MHz,
870-880 MHz cavity duplexer, a 950 MHz cavity bandpass
filter, and a 748 MHz surface-mount ceramic bandpass filter . All can be ordered directly through their
AMCrf web store.
American Radio Supply Giving Away Alinco DR-135T Radio
This month, as an advertising
promotion, American radio Supply is giving away an
Alinco DR135T 2-meter mobile
transceiver to a lucky ham radio operator. No purchased necessary; however,
registration is required. At American Radio Supply we recognize the importance of
amateur radio operators and the valuable service they render to the public. As a token of our appreciation
we give away an amateur radio each month to a licensed amateur radio operator. To enter our random drawing...
Anatech Electronics Published Its March 2014 Newsletter
Anatech Electronics has published its
March 2014 newsletter. As always, it includes both
company news and some tidbits about relevant industry events, regulations, and standards. This month,
Sam Benzacar offers his views on the subjects of AT&T's Digital Life service, LightSquared "Crawling
back to life," the challenges of Defense contracting, and IMS2014 in Tampa Bay, Florida.
LadyBug Announces New Representatives for Nevada
manufacturers of patented no-zero no-cal before use USB RF Power Sensors, is pleased to announce new
representatives for the state of Nevada. Northern Nevada is served by
Jay Stone Associates and Southern Nevada is represented
by ACETEC, Inc. Both firms are established LadyBug
partner representatives with extensive experience in RF and microwave technology.
IPP Intros New100–520 MHz 90° SM Coupler
Innovative Power Products introduces their
Model IPP-7057, a 200 watt surface
mount 90° Coupler that operates from 100–520 MHz. Detailed product specs, including the outline
drawing, typical test data, and s-parameters are available on IPP's website. The IPP-7057 will combine
two signals up to 200 watts CW of total output power. This coupler is produced in an SMD package size
of 0.750 x 2.00 inches. Insertion loss is less than 0.60 dB, amplitude balance is less than ±0.80 dB,
phase balance is less than ±7°.
Nova Microwave Acquires ISO Certification
a subsidiary of Electro Technik Industries (ETI), is now certified to ISO:
2008 by SAI Global. Nova Microwave designs and manufactures isolators and circulators for RF and microwave commercial and defense applications.
Nova Microwave offers a number of different styles from drop-ins to surface mounts. The frequency ranges
from 380 MHz to 23.6 GHz with average power ratings from 2 to 250 watts.
R&S Adds Liquid-Cooled Broadband HPAs to EMC Line
Rohde & Schwarz
now offers up to 10 kW of power in a frequency range from 9 kHz to 225 MHz with its
R&S BBL200 amplifier family.
to a new liquid cooling system, these models are quieter and more compact than ever before. The R&S BBL200
will be on display at EMV 2014 in Düsseldorf at booth CCD-202.
Skyworks Next-Generation SkyOne™ Front-End Solutions
Skyworks Solutions announced that it has unveiled its second-generation
platforms. SkyOne™ is a family of fully optimized, scalable devices that integrate all of the high-performance
RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna into the industry's smallest footprint. These
groundbreaking solutions also provide the world's best linearity and power added efficiency for smart
RF integration. The newest front-end solutions cover...
AWR Webinar: Developments in Continuous Mode RF PA Design
AWR Corp announces the on demand availability of a webinar from
the live recording of Dr. Steve Cripps' keynote talk given at European Microwave Week 2013
(EuMW 2013). Titled "Recent Developments in Continuous
Mode RF Power Amplifier Design," this talk takes the well-publicized continuous-mode PA theory into
new territory. Dr. Cripps introduces a novel and powerful new design methodology based on "clipping
contours," which allows engineers to design broader bandwidth PA matching networks in such...
IPP Intros New Website Design
Power Products (IPP) announced today the launch of its newly revamped website. The redesigned website
offers quick and easy access to essential information and features a clean uncluttered design, improved
functionality and enhanced rich content about IPP's
broadband products and services. The new website was also designed to be viewed on smartphones,
tablets, and other mobile devices without loss of functionality. The IPP website now offers sortable
and searchable product spec charts; technical specifications and outline drawings for each product.
We have also added...
Linx TT Series R/C Transceiver Low Power & Long Range
Series Remote Control Transceiver is designed for reliable bi-directional, long-range remote control
applications. The module consists of a highly optimized Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
(FHSS) RF transceiver and integrated remote control transcoder. The FHSS
system allows higher power and therefore, longer range than narrowband radios, reaching over 2 miles
(3.2 kilometers) line of site in typical environments with 0 dB gain
antennas. Regulations in the country of operation dictate the maximum legal output power, so the final
system range may be less depending on the country of operation...
Pasternack Launches Redesigned Website
Pasternack Enterprises, an industry leading manufacturer and global
supplier of RF and microwave products, recently launched its new website which boasts best-in-class
site search functionality, one-page checkout and an updated user friendly interface. The new 2014
Pasternack website is the first major redesign
since the Company's previous 2012 website overhaul. Most noticeable to the average user is the
sites simplified, stripped down look and feel of the new homepage. Pasternack's main objective with
the new site was to provide engineers and buyers...
AWR's University Portal Provides Better Access
AWR Corporation announces a new
university portal added
onto its main navigation menu that provides focused, in depth content to the company's rapidly-growing
academic user base. The site is clearly and concisely organized with dedicated areas for students, faculty,
and graduates to easily navigate and get the information they need. The student portal offers links
to educational content, tutorials and how-to, technical content, and information about other AWR University-focused
content. The graduate portal provides ongoing educational...
API Radiation Tolerant Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator
The API725 Series is a high performance line of SAW oscillators
providing superior communication distances for frequencies of 350 MHz to 4,000 MHz and phase
lock loop for heritage applications. The radiation tolerant voltage controlled SAW oscillators
(VCSO) are designed for space, satellite communications and aerospace systems.
The VCSOs deliver low phase noise performance (-109 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz)
and low vibration sensitivity (2 x 10-9 per g). API's space-qualified
VCSOs are standard products that can be modified to customer...
RFID Hardware Engineers Needed at SecureRF
SecureRF, a Connecticut based company,
develops solutions that combine security and cryptography with low resource computing devices. Our breakthroughs
in authentication and data protection performance are being applied to mobile payments, wireless sensors,
machine-to-machine (M2M) and automated identification technologies such as NFC and RFID. As we bring
our secure products to market and develop new security and sensor solutions, we are looking for
RFID Hardware Engineers who have
experience with RF wireless communication systems such as NFC and RFID to join our experienced team.
More information and additional job openings can be found at the
NuWaves' Sales Rep Network Expands w/AeroGear Telemetry
NuWaves Engineering, an international
radio frequency (RF) and embedded systems solutions provider, announced
today that the company has added AeroGear Telemetry, Inc. as an authorized representative of its products
and design services for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and South Central regions of the U.S., in total
17 states as well as the District of Columbia. With over 100 years of combined sales experience serving
the Military, Aerospace, and Government market sectors, AeroGear provides expertise with telemetry,
instrumentation, and surveillance & reconnaissance communication electronics solutions. "NuWaves'
sales and support footprint has grown considerably...
Fairview Microwave Debuts New Lines of Tunable RF Filters
Fairview Microwave a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave
and RF products, announces their new lines of
band pass and band reject tunable filters. Fairview Microwave's tunable RF filters
are commonly used in lab environments for testing many frequency bands including PCS, UHF, PMR, Tetra,
LTE, and WiFi. The tunable band pass filters and band reject filters, also known as band-stop filters
or band-rejection filters, are effective in band selection or frequency discrimination with high attenuation
greater than 50 dB...
AWR Design Forum (ADF) Adds Israel to the Tour
AWR Corporation has extended its 2013 ADF tour well into 2014. The
final venue stops being added to this tour are located in Israel. Late addition dates and locations
include May 20th in Haifa and May 21st in Tel-Aviv. The agenda details as well as
registration are all online and available now.
AWR Design Forum is a free and open event where
designers of microwave and RF circuits and systems can network, share useful information and resources
pertinent to high-frequency design, and collaborate on industry issues...
Anatech Intros Cavity BPF, Ceramic BPF, & 13 dB Coupler
Anatech Electronics has released new designs for a
2,533 MHz cavity bandpass filter, a 749 MHz ceramic bandpass filter, and an 800-2,500
MHz 13 dB directional coupler. All can be ordered directly through their
AMCrf web store.
Tracking Signal Generator Supports Spectrum Analyzers
DS Instruments offers the TG6000, a generic
tracking signal generator that is compatible with new and legacy RF/microwave spectrum analyzers.
TG6000 can provide
a TG signal from near DC to beyond 6 GHz enabling swept scalar type measurements with a Spectrum
Analyzer. In addition a fully synthesized signal source is integrated into the TG6000 allowing its use
as a standalone signal generator. The SG source has a frequency range from 25 MHz to 6 GHz.
Typical dynamic range for swept response of a DUT is >80 dB.
Z-Comm Intros Synthesizer w/Low Ø-Noise at 10.625 GHz
Z-Communications announces a new RoHS compliant fixed frequency
synthesizer model SFS10625E-LF. The
SFS10625E-LF is a single frequency PLL solution that is pre-programmed to operate at 10.625 GHz.
This fixed frequency device utilizes ceramic resonator topology to achieve integrated RMS noise performance
of better than 0.4° while consuming less than 500 mW of power. It is designed to operate over the
temperature range of -30 to +70°C and delivers +3 dBm of output power into a 50 Ω load.
Package measure 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.22 in.
LadyBug Technologies March 2014 Newsletter
The March 2014 LadyBug Technologies newsletter is now available. Founded
in 2005, LadyBug Technologies manufactures the PowerSensor™ line of miniaturized USB RF & Microwave
Power Sensors. "Our software developers are currently working on Gemini's applications. The product
will offer many new exciting features. One of these new features is "Math Windows"; these are pre-defined
windows that can be opened within the application and can be used to process measurements from two or
National Sales Manager Wanted Copper Mountain Technologies
Copper Mountain Technologies, an industry leader in USB-based, lab-quality vector network analyzers,
has announced a career opportunity for a
National Sales Manager. Qualifications include understanding VNA test methodology and product strategy,
possessing in-depth product expertise to conduct customer demonstration, trials, and providing pre-sales
technical support to sales channels, and providing technical and commercial support for on-going projects.
Must understand local RF market, establish relationships within the industry...
Anatech Intros Cavity BPF Filters & 4-Way Power Divider
Anatech Electronics has released new designs for a 862.5 MHz
cavity bandpass filter, an 2422 MHz cavity bandpass
filter for Wi-Fi
hotspots, a 2.0-2.9 GHz 4-way power divider/combiner, and a 902-928 MHz
cavity bandpass filter for ISM band. All can be ordered directly through their
AMCrf web store.
API Intros Broadband 8-12 GHz Limiting Amplifier
API Technologies announces a new broadband
limiting amplifier ideally suited for demanding military
requirements and high-end commercial applications such as microwave
receivers, microwave telemetry systems, uplink communications platforms, instrumentation, and military
communications systems. It features excellent output flatness of 1 dB that is independent of the
input, and allows for inputs levels from -20 to -10 dBm.
PMI Intros 14-40 GHz, 10-Bit Programmable Attenuator
PMI Model No. DTA-14G40G-32-CD-2 is a
10 Bit programmable
attenuator with step resolution as low as 0.04 dB which provides over 32 dB of attenuation
over the frequency range of 14.0 to 40.0 GHz. This model is offered in a slim line housing
measuring 2.0" x 1.8" x 0.5" with 2.92 mm female connectors and operates on a single +15 VDC
supply with only 40 mA of current consumption typically.
American Radio Supply Offers Free HAM Bumper Sticker
a free 'HAM' radio bumper
sticker from American Radio Supply with any purchase. Regular Price $2.99. Use code 'FREEHAM' at
checkout to receive a $2.99 discount. Valid for licensed amateur radio operators only. Offer ends
March 31, 2014. Limit one (1) per customer.
Anatech's February Newsletter Now Available
Electronics has published its February 2014 newsletter.
As always, it includes both company news and some tidbits about relevant industry events, regulations,
and standards. This month, Sam Benzacar offers his views on the subjects of spectrum sharing, the role
of carrier aggregation in LTE-Advanced systems, and the latest killer app for NFC.
Skyworks Enables Smartphones for Emerging Markets
Skyworks Solutions introduced a suite of products targeting
smartphones for emerging, high growth markets. Skyworks' portfolio of scalable and flexible front-end
solutions includes multiband power amplifiers, antenna switches and diversity modules for low to high
end TD-LTE platforms. These highly efficient solutions deliver enhanced functionality, support multiple
modulation schemes and enable handset manufacturers to reduce the number of discrete components. GTI,
the industry association for the Global TDD Initiative, recently presented Skyworks with the 2014 GTI
Innovation Award for developing products...
R&S SMW200A Digital Predist. Option Shortens Test Time
The new R&S SMW-K541
digital predistortion option from Rohde & Schwarz allows users to import predistortion
coefficient tables directly into the R&S SMW200A. The signal generator uses these delta values to
adjust the baseband signal in real-time. The option greatly reduces test times since predistorted waveforms
no longer have to be tediously recalculated and imported into the generator. Amplifiers are most efficient
when they operate near their maximum output power, which occurs in the nonlinear range. Although more
IMS 2014: June 1-6 Tampa Bay, Florida
"The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international
meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a
full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as a
full set of social events. The symposium also hosts a large commercial exhibition featuring over 550
companies. The IEEE MTT-S Microwave Week has several conferences that are co-located at the same venues.
Besides the flagship IMS Conference, Microwave Week also hosts the IEEE RFIC and ARFTG conferences...
PMI Intros Low Phase Noise, 400° Analog Phase Shifter
Planar Monolithics Industries has introduced Model Number
PS-5G18G-400-A-SFF, a 5 to
18 GHz, low phase noise,
analog phase shifter with capability for phase shifting from 0 to 400°. Operates
from a single positive control voltage of 0 to +10 VDC with a phase voltage sensitivity of 40°/volt.
This model offers a typical modulation bandwidth of 50 MHz and is supplied in our PE2 housing measuring
only 1.08" x 0.71" x 0.29" and can be used with the SMA connectors or in a surface mount configuration.
A new test report has been added to our web site wish contains phase noise data.
AWR to Preview Design Env v11 at Radio Wireless Week 2014
AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software,
will preview in Booth #1 new features and enhancements in its soon-to-be-released AWR Design Environment™
Radio Wireless Week 2014 in Newport Beach, CA from January 20 to 21. Of special
interest are demos of the new configurable PCells (library of parts) antenna
measurement capabilities in AWR's Analyst™ 3D finite element method (FEM)
EM simulation software.
Anatech Intros Bandpass, Duplexer, & Triplexer Filters
has released new designs for a 729 MHz LC bandpass filter, an 800 / 1600 / 2400 MHz triplexer filter,
and a 813/858 MHz PTT SAW duplexer filter. All can be ordered directly through their
AMCrf web store.
MWJ Releases Industry's 1st Augmented Reality Magazine
Journal, an industry leading Horizon House technical publication, has released the industry's first
interactive technical magazine that uses the augmented
reality app Layar to overlay digital information onto the pages. When readers scan the pages that are
marked with the "Scan page using Layar app" logo with their mobile device, digital information is overlaid
onto the print page. Readers will be able to experience more engaging rich media delivered automatically
and can tap the screen to view other related information. Videos and animations appear to "play out
of the page" in the augmented reality mode...
PMI Intros 2 to 18 GHz Detector Log Video Amplifier
Model No. SDLVA-218-44-70M is a Detector Log Video Amplifier (DLVA) designed to operate
over the 2.0 to 18.0 GHz frequency range. This model offers a logging range of -40 to +4 dBm
having a log slope of 70 mV/dB. The logging linearity is better than ±0.75 dB and the rise
time is 25 nsec maximum and the fall time 300 nsec maximum. This model operates on ±15 VDC.
API Technologies Intros L-Band Planar Array Antennas
Technologies' Transmit and Receive L-Band Antenna Arrays are designed for military and commercial markets and applications
including point-to-point communications, satellite communications, and RF transmitters and receivers.
This low profile, high gain,
linearly polarized planar
antenna array achieves wider bandwidth than similar sized antennas. API utilizes an in-house proprietary
mix of substrate materials which allows wider than normal bandwidth for an antenna of this size and
IPP Intros New 20-1000 MHz Drop-in Hybrid Coupler
Innovative Power Products introduces their
Model IPP-2247, a 150 watt 90 Degree Coupler
in a Drop-In package style that operates from 20 - 1000 MHz. The IPP-2247 will combine two signals up
to 150 Watts CW of total output power. This coupler has a remarkable amplitude balance of ±0.25
dB across the whole band. This design is a 3 port device with an internal Termination capable of handling
50 watts. Insertion Loss is less than 0.90 dB, VSWR is less than...
Z-Comm Intros Ultra Compact L-Band VCO
Z-Communications announces a new RoHS compliant VCO model
USSP1570-LF in the
L-band. The USSP1570-LF operates from 1540 to 1600 MHz with the narrow tuning voltage range of
0.5 to 2.5 Vdc. This miniaturized VCO features phase noise of -90 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset while
operating off a 2.7 Vdc supply and drawing a mere 6mA of current. The USSP1570-LF provides the
end user an output power of -1±3 dBm into a 50 Ω load while operating over the industrial
temperature range of -40 to 85º C...
PMI Dielectrically Stabilized GaAs FET Oscillator @ 16.3 GHz
PMI Model No.
a dielectrically stabilized
GaAs FET oscillator with a center frequency of 16.3 GHz. This model provides minimum output
power of +11 dBm with all spurs held to -55 dBc and harmonics held to -20dBc. The mechanical
tuning frequency is ±25 MHz and the unit has a phase noise of -70 dBc/Hz. The unit
requires +15 VDC and 150 mA and measures 1.06" x 1.63" x 0.98"
PMI Intros 8-Bit Digital Phase Shifter for 6-18 GHz
PMI Model No.
PS-360-DC-3 OPTION 618-15D is an 8-bit, digitally controlled phase shifter operating
from the 6.0 to 18.0 GHz. frequency range. This unit has a typical insertion loss of 10 dB,
accuracy of ±15°, switching speed of 500 ns maximum, and a VWSR of 2.0:1 maximum. It is supplied
with removable SMA(F) connectors in a housing measuring 1.6" x 1.75" x 0.5".
MECA Intros Low Frequency 100 W Power Dividers
introduces Low Frequency addition to the H-Series,
Wilkinson high power combiner/dividers. Available in 2-way and 4-way configurations covering 5 to
500 MHz. With VSWR of 1.30:1 (Typ)
and low insertion loss (less than 0.3 dB) all while accommodating
load VSWR's of 2.0:1 or better! Available in N and SMA connectors. Essential for combining unbalanced
inputs! All models are weatherproof IP 67 rated. Made in USA.
Skyworks Intros Connectivity Solutions for Mobile Devices
Skyworks Solutions today unveiled several
networking products incorporating flip-chip packaging, augmenting its existing world-class mobile
connectivity portfolio. Skyworks' newest devices leverage innovative and proprietary manufacturing techniques
that allow smartphone and tablet OEMs to incorporate smaller, thinner solutions for 802.11ac system-in-package
(SiP) modules. As high-end mobile devices deliver ever-increasing functionality and ubiquitous connectivity...
Cobham Awarded Option for AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming
Cobham has been awarded a $21.8 million contract modification by the US Naval Air Systems Command,
exercising an option to procure additional Low Band Transmitters (LBT), a variety of antennas and adapter
interface modules for
the AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System to be used by the US Navy
and the Australian military. Under this option,
Cobham Defense Electronics in Lansdale, PA will manufacture 8 LBTs for the US Navy
and 11 for Australia; 11 vertically polarized antennas for the Navy and 6 for Australia; 17 high band
horizontally polarized antennas for the Navy...
AWR Announces Winners for Taiwan U. Student Competition
AWR Corporation announces the winners of its
2013 National Taiwan University Student Design Competition. AWR partnered with National
Taiwan University in mid-2013 to sponsor the first ever Taiwan Student Design Competition. The objective
of the competition was to encourage students in Taiwan
to become involved in the dynamic profession of microwave and RF engineering and to apply their knowledge
to practical designs using the highly efficient AWR design methodology...
MECA Intros 1.7-2.2 GHz Low PIM Reactive Power Splitter
Dr. D.A.S©. prescribes MECA's Low PIM
(-160 dBc Typ.) compact
splitter for DAS applications. Covering 1.700-2.200 GHz make them ideal for space restricted
areas where the traditional T styles simply won't fit. IP67 Rated. Made in the USA - 36 month
Synergy Microwave Engineer Positions
Synergy Microwave, a privately-owned and operated designer
and manufacturer of passive and active microwave components, currently has career opportunities for
qualified engineers in the
synthesizer/PLL design, and
component design areas. Synergy Microwave, located in Paterson, New Jersey, was founded in 1982 and is a
recognized industry leading supplier of VCOs, PLLs, OCXOs, DROs, SAW oscillators, frequency synthesizers,
coupler, filters, dividers, mixers, power dividers & combiners, attenuators, switches, amplifiers,
demodulators, phase detectors, wideband transformers, and much more.
AWR Student Gift Helps PhD Graduate Launch Consultancy
AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software,
releases a new customer success story that prominently and proudly features how the
AWR Graduate Gift
Initiative played a role in helping Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick found PoweRFul Microwave, an engineering
consultancy specializing in RF and microwave amplifier design. Upon graduation from Cardiff University,
Cardiff, UK, Dr. FitzPatrick took advantage of AWR's Graduate Gift Initiative program, which gifts a
one-year complete AWR Design Environment™ software license to graduates...
AWR Magazine Goes Digital
has released a digital edition of its AWR Magazine that's a culmination of news and events over the
past year. Widely distributed at major trade shows and AWR-hosted seminars, the AWR magazine is
now offered online in a new interactive format that's PC, tablet and smartphone compatible. The digital
edition of AWR Magazine, as well
as previous static PDF issues, can be found on line.
VidaRF Intros 12.0-14.5 GHz Broadband Coaxial Isolator
VidaRF introduces the VCI-120145-1, a 12.0 GHz to 14.5 GHz coaxial isolator which features a rugged body with
stainless steel SMA connectors, sealed and painted if required. Isolation is 20 dB min, with
an insertion loss of 0.4 dB or less, VSWR of 1.25:1, maximum power handling of 1W, and operational
temperature of -54 to +85C. Other frequencies and connector configuration available per request in this
package size of 0.50" x 0.67" x 0.50".
R&S Intros 1st SigAn & SpecAn w/500 MHz Analysis BW
Rohde & Schwarz has once again expanded the analysis bandwidth
for its R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzers. In the past, 320 MHz was considered an excellent
value. Rohde & Schwarz is the first company to offer
analysis bandwidth of 500 MHz. The new R&S FSW-B500 hardware option is now available
for all analyzers of the R&S FSW family and can therefore be used for measurements in a frequency
range up to 67 GHz. This enables completely new applications for the signal and spectrum analyzer in
research and development as well as for tests on fast wireless connections such as WLAN or Beyond 4G
PMI to Present Paper at EWCI-2014
following paper titled "The Design
of Ultra Narrow-band Amplifiers Using Small Signal Varactor Up-converters for ESM, ECM, ECCM, and ELINT
Applications" was submitted for publication by Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc. (PMI), and has
been duly accepted by the Technical Committee and Management of EWCI-2014. The full text of the
paper can be found here on
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Werbel Microwave Announces New Product Plans for 2014
Werbel Microwave is a designer and manufacturer of
RF and microwave passive components that
operate up to 18 GHz. Products and designs are for the commercial wireless industry, featuring power
dividers & combiners, directional and hybrid couplers, bias Ts, and resistive dividers. An expansion
is planned for business year 2014 that include high power directional couplers, weatherproofed enclosures,
and miniature drop-in packages. Typical turnaround time from concept to manufacture is within four to
six weeks after receipt of order.
Cover Sistemi Uses Microwave Office to Design UWB Receiver
Sistemi, an Italian electronics developer, used AWR software to
design a UWB receiver
from concept to final production in a single pass. Specifications were for a complete design starting
from the antenna through to the entire RF/baseband analog chain down to the AD converter. Cover Sistemi
used Microwave Office® for the circuit design and AXIEM® for the EM simulation. The scope of work included
all design phases, from high-level simulation to circuit-level design and final verification of pre-layout
Orbel Intros 2014 Catalog of EMI/RFI Shielding Products
a leading manufacturer of etched and stamped
/ RFI shielding, recently introduced its 2014 catalog. With more than 1,000 designs and ideas to
choose from, expert designers are on staff for support and to satisfy your custom design needs. Orbel
is able to meet your demands for board level shielding, finger-stock, gaskets, metalized fabric gaskets,
photo-etched precision metal parts, precision metal stampings, and electroplated...
ATEC Now Carries 2 New EMI Analyzers for CISPR 16-1-1
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals, supplier of complete testing solutions for EMC, now carries the
latest EMI receiver
and analyzers from top manufacturers Agilent and
Schwarz, from 20 Hz to 40 GHz, fully compliant to CISPR 16-1-1 with A2LA ISO 17025 calibration certification.
N9038A MXE EMI receiver and the R&S
ESU40 are fully
CISPR compliant EMI analyzer. Features like quasi-peak detectors, meters, signal and measurement lists,
marker functions, span zoom, zone span, and spectrogram displays.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals March 2014 Newsletter
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals just issued their TEC Talk newsletter
for March 2014. It includes hot topics in the tech news world, highlights of new or special function
test equipment they have available, and some electronics industry news.
Fairview Intros Low-PIM Mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 Adapters
Fairview Microwave Inc. has introduced
mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 adapters for applications requiring low PIM performance such as
cell sites or indoor/outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS). Other applications
of these adapters include land-mobile radio (LMR) communications,
telecom installations, wireless infrastructure, portable sweep testing, OEM in-rack RF routing, and
in-building systems. Mini-DIN adapters are similar to 7/16 DIN connectors, but are smaller with more
precise electrical performance and offer VSWR of 1.25:1 to 6 GHz.
White Paper: Close Proximity Co-Located GPS Receivers
Parsec Technologies has published a white paper titled "Low
Noise Amplifier (LNA) Linearity Impacts to Close Proximity Co-Located GPS
L1 Receivers." A commercial low-cost GPS L1 (Fc = 1575.42 MHz) receiver
in close physical proximity to a 2G/3G/4G compliant cellular handset transceiver FEM is analyzed for
performance impacts related to various forms of electromagnetic interference. A description of how the
GPS L1 receiver works is presented. GPS L1 receiver link budgets, simulation and measured receiver data,
Delta Electronics Releases New MHF/U.FL Series Data Sheet
Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp's new
MHF/U.FL series data sheet details the company's latest ultra miniature
coaxial interconnect system that operates from: DC-6 GHz. This connector interface was developed
for applications in small form factor wireless mobile electronic devices. In addition to information
on applications, materials, finishes and typical electrical performances, full detail is provided on
how to specify a MHF/U.FL cable assembly or "pigtail" assembly, including compatible coaxial cables...
Cobham Dual-Polar 'White Space' UHF Sector Antenna
Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas, has developed a dual-polar
UHF sector antenna for use in the 'White Space' frequency
bands. This is the first product in a range of similar dual-polar base station antennas, which will
be available from Cobham soon, in 2GHz, 3GHz and 5GHz bands. Cobham's wideband
SA11-90-0.6VH/2178 antenna provides both vertical and horizontal polarisations.
In conjunction with radios, having two-port diversity, it can provide non-line-of-sight...
Skyworks Powers Leading Gaming Platforms
Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors
enabling a broad range of end markets announced that its front-end modules, low noise amplifiers, switches
and power detectors are being utilized across the world's foremost
platforms such as the Sony PlayStation®, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox. Skyworks has been
delivering RF solutions across nearly all gaming platforms for several generations. "Skyworks is proud
to be at the heart of all leading gaming platforms," said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president
and corporate general manager at Skyworks. "Our analog and connectivity solutions...
PMI Intros 2-18 GHz, 1P6T, Low Video Transient, SS Switch
PMI Model No.
is a single pole, six throw, absorptive, low video transient, solid state switch operating over the
frequency range of 2.0 to 18.0 GHz. This model has a maximum insertion loss of 4.0dB and a
minimum isolation specification of 60 dB with video transients of 2mV typically. It operates at
23 dBm CW maximum and has a survival specification of 27 dBm CW maximum and offers a typical
switching speed of 30 ns...
Engineering Inc., a full service company specializing in process systems and solutions, is seeking people
with the following skills. We were established in 1974 and promote an environment where all employees
are valued and treated with respect.
Skyworks Secures Military & Aerospace Hi-Rel Designs
Skyworks Solutions an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors
enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that is has captured
hi-rel and COTS
sockets with several aerospace and defense suppliers such as Cobham, EADS, Herley and Teledyne. Skyworks'
solutions are being leveraged for microwave switching, attenuation, receiver protection and mixer and
detector applications in commercial and military radios, avionics systems, software defined radios and
navigation platforms that support major tier-one aerospace and defense companies such as Boeing, L-3
Communications, Northrup Grumman and Raytheon.
Parsec Antenna Selected for Telit Mini GPS Receiver
Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality M2M
solutions, products and services and Parsec Technologies, a global supplier of advanced amplifier technology
communications products, solutions, and services, today announced that a combination of the companies'
technologies results in the world's lowest profile companion solution for
GPS receiver and antenna.
For host devices able to accommodate higher volumetric symmetry, assembly of the components can be made
to fit a 6x16x8 mm volume. Along with class leading miniaturization, the receiver outperforms top traditional
KR Electronics Unveils New Website Design
KR Electronics invites visitors to explore its new website at
www.krfilters.com. The new website is designed
with improved navigation and functionality. Customers can access data sheets for nearly one thousand
previously designed filters or request a custom filter online. Please visit our new site and give us
your feedback using the customer feedback form. Providing custom and standard innovative filter solutions
for both the commercial and military markets for over 40 years.
DongJin TI Intros Power Divider/Combiner Pamphlet
DongJin Technology Innovation has published a new pamphlet detailing
a line of RF power divider / combiners with
operational frequencies ranging from 10 MHz through 2700 MHz and power handling as high as
20 W. Small sizes make them ideal for mobile communications equipment applications. All feature
low insertion loss, low VSWR, high isolation, aluminum bodies, compact size. Specifications can be customized
for your application. SMA / N connector types are available.
API Intros Switched Multiplexer with Integrated LNA
API Technologies Corp., a leading provider of high performance
RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, is now offering
a switched multiplexer
that includes an integrated LNA. Designed for radar, EW and ELINT applications, this new multiplexer
provides excellent broadband performance across the 2 GHz to 18 GHz range using suspended
substrate stripline (SSS) technology. Specifically suited for agile receiver
front ends and directional finding systems, API's switched multiplexer provides a 20 dB gain with
a 5 dB noise figure and fast switching at 100 ns...