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Record Q4 FY14 Results
today reported Q4 and year-end results for the period ending October 3, 2014. Revenue for Q4 was $718.2M,
up 51% y-o-y and 22% sequentially, consistent with the updated outlook provided on October 14, 2014
and exceeding the Company's original guidance midpoint of $680M. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income
for Q4 FY2014 was up 81% from $130.3M in Q4 FY2013. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for Q4 FY2014
was $1.12, including a $0.03 fiscal year-end tax benefit, compared to $0.64 for the prior year Q4.
R&S Intros High Def O-Scopes w/16-Bit Resolution
high definition (HD) mode increases the vertical resolution of the
Rhode & Schwarz RTO and RTE oscilloscopes to up to 16 bits - a 256-fold improvement
over 8-bit resolution. Waveforms are sharper and show signal details that would otherwise be masked
by noise. Input sensitivity of the oscilloscopes has been increased to 500 µV/div. Users benefit from
even more precise analysis results.
Skyworks Diversity Rx Modules - LTE Smartphones
Skyworks Solutions today announced that a family of groundbreaking
diversity receive modules (DRx) for LTE smartphones is currently ramping
with several tier-one manufacturers. This new product category leverages Skyworks' systems level expertise
and techniques developed for cellular base stations to create a highly innovative solution integrating
multiple low loss RF switches, receive SAW filters and LNAs ...
Fairview Microwave's New eCommerce Website
Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and
RF components, has launched its all new RF/Microwave eCommerce
website featuring a powerful specification-based navigation, enhanced site search capabilities and
a newly designed user interface. Fairview's redesigned website allows users to easily navigate through
more than 30 RF product categories with its unique specification
Rosenberger Micro-RF Test Switch Connector by RFMW
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Rosenberger's 15K101-40ME4
Micro-RF test switch connector. The 15K101-40ME4 Micro-RF test switch is an ultra-miniature
(1.8 mm x 1.9 mm, height 1.5 mm), low-cost, surface mount, coax "switch"
connector for the verification of antenna/circuit performance in any kind of small device. The connector
can be used for applications that require a low-cost, SMD, coax, point-of-entry to a PCB and/or a switch
for temporarily disconnecting the on-board...
Empower RF Awarded Patent for "Broadband Linearization..."
Empower RF Systems is proud to announce the approval of a patent
linearization module and method." New communication services and the use of complex waveforms have
created a demand for highly linearized power amplifiers. Deviations from linearity show up as spectral
distortions and/or modulation quality degradation (EVM) in the output of
these amplifiers -that is, undesired energy, not contained in the original signal, inside or outside...
MECA Low PIM Components & D.A.S. Equipment Catalog
MECA* Electronics' new 12-page catalog features many our extensive
line of low PIM RF/microwave
components with industry leading performance including RF loads, attenuators, directional couplers,
power splitters, divider/tappers, adapters, jumpers and D.A.S. equipment.
* Microwave Electronic Components of America
NuWaves Wins USAF SBIR Contract for GPS III RF Filters
NuWaves Engineering, an international RF and microwave solutions
provider, announced today that the company has been awarded a Phase I SBIR
from the USAF Research Laboratory to research and develop advanced RF cavity filters for use on
GPS III satellites. NuWaves worked with Exelis Geospatial Systems' Positioning,
Navigation and Timing business to propose an innovative method to dramatically reduce the size and weight
of space-based diplexers, triplexers, and quadruplexers – or "n-plexers" – for multicarrier...
Skyworks Intros PIN Diode Limiter for Radar, Military, GPS
Skyworks Solutions unveils an integrated, single-stage, low-cost
PIN diode limiter module
to address the growing need for full receiver LNA protection in microwave applications. The
limiter is a low threshold / IL / distortion module in a surface-mount package meant for use as a passive
receiver protector in wireless or other RF systems for frequencies up to 6 GHz. The module is comprised
of a PIN limiter diode, an RF choke inductor, and two DC blocking caps at the RF ports in a two-lead
ATEC Gearing up for 2014 IEEE EMC Symposium
Equipment Rentals, supplier of complete testing solutions for the Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC)
market, is preparing for the last domestic
IEEE International EMC
Symposium, August 3-8 in Raleigh, NC, until it returns to Washington DC in 2017. Awareness of EMC
is increasing with the growing demand of wireless communications for monitoring radiation and cross
RF signals to ensure electronics are not affected. Also, the demand to plug equipment like solar panels
back into the electrical grid is contributing to the growth of...
R&S Intros CMA180 Test Set for Analog Radios
The new R&S
CMA180 radio test set uses state of the art
digital measurement technology for testing analog radios. Rohde & Schwarz designed the
CMA180 radio test set especially
for analog radio production and maintenance. Equipped with a touchscreen for easy operation, the new
tester can generate any test signal of up to 20 MHz bandwidth and process high input power levels
of up to 150 W. It offers all of the functions of a high end device at an attractive price.
Skyworks Introduces Suite of Breakthrough Ultra LNAs
Skyworks Solutions today unveiled a suite of new,
noise amplifiers (LNAs) for cellular infrastructure, wireless connectivity
and broadcast communication applications. The new LNAs provide best-in-class noise figure as well as
high gain and linearity, improving receiver sensitivity and dynamic range. Receiver sensitivity is a
key specification of any radio used in wireless communications given its important role in detecting
and separating signals, as well ensuring effective operations. "Skyworks' new ultra-low noise amplifiers
offer unprecedented performance levels for 4G wireless...
Orbel EMI/RFI Solutions Made Possible by 3D CAD Systems
The arrival of 3D CAD programs has revolutionized the way the
electronics industry is able to detect areas that have static interference within product parts. Backed
by today's newest 3D software, advanced EMI/RFI shielding
solutions by Orbel provide
the protection required to successfully operate a piece of electronic equipment to FCC regulations.
TriQuint 5 W SPDT Switch Covers 13 to 19 GHz
design and sales support for a Ku-band SPDT switch capable of handling 5 W of RF power. The TriQuint
TGS4310 is a
SPDT reflective switch fabricated
on TriQuint's 0.15 um GaAs production process. Operating from 13 to 19 GHz, the part handles
+37 dBm input power with <0.1 dB compression and less than 1.7 dB insertion loss. The TGS4310
is available in a small 1.00 x 2.14 mm die size and requires very little control current allowing
Anatech Electronics' October 2014 Newsletter
Anatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters,
has published its October 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 subject of "So Many Bands, Too Much
Hardware." There are also a couple headlines on MRI on steroids, Biggest wireless job slashers of 2014,
microwave device market poised for growth, analysts predicts 2.48% growth in EW spending, and NASA lets
Empower RF Systems "Live" at EMC 2014
RF Systems is once again conducting live demonstrations of broadband,
high power amplifiers with compelling performance,
industry leading small size, and user interface / functionality that dares to challenge legacy products
offered in the market. Next appearing at EMC 2014 in Raleigh (Booth #311), we will be highlighting two
different models - both covering 20 to 1000 MHz - 1 kW in a 5U chassis and 500 W in an
even smaller, 3U chassis...
NI's Analyst Update Reduces Simulation Times Up to 70%
NI (formerly AWR Corporation) has
released V11.01 of the NI
AWR Design Environment™ with enhancements to Analyst™ 3D FEM EM simulation engine that cuts simulation times by as much as 70%
over previous versions. The updates in V11.01, which are specific to Analyst, include algorithm reformulations/enhancements
to both automatic mesh refinement (AMR) and fast frequency sweeps. For
high-port-count designs (10+ ports), the speed improvements seen with Analyst
are the most pronounced...
Nanoelectromechanical Quantum Circuits and Systems
NanoMEMS Research, LLC will presents an online course titled "Nanoelectromechanical Quantum Circuits and
Systems (NEMX)." Dates of course are July 31 and August 1, 2014. This course introduces the emerging
field of nanoelectromechanical quantum circuits and systems (NEMX). The field derives from exploiting
progress in techniques for fabricating, down to nanometer-length scales, free-standing device structures
that incorporate mechanical motion and that may be designed to perform a variety of functions, such
as employed in electronics, RF/microwaves...
Pasternack Expands Line of F Attenuators: DC to 3 GHz
Pasternack Enterprises, an industry leading manufacturer and supplier
of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announces their expanded line of 75 Ohm
F attenuators. This
new line of F-type attenuators is perfect for broadcast, HDTV and satcom applications in the L and S
microwave bands up to 3 GHz. Pasternack's new F attenuators are available in 1 to 10 dB values in 1
dB steps, with 16 and 20 dB values also available. These...
Anatech Electronics June 2014 Product Update
Anatech Electronics, Inc. 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. Anatech has released new designs for a 170 MHz cavity bandpass
filter, an 882.5 MHz ceramic bandpass filter, and an 800 MHz helical bandpass filter. All can be ordered
directly through their AMCrf web store.
U. Alberta Student Uses NI AWR MWO to Design Graphene FET
NI (formerly AWR Corporation) has
published a new success story detailing how Ahsan U. Alam, a University of Alberta, Canada graduate
student, successfully developed a modified top-of-the-barrier model for
transistors using NI AWR Design Environment™/
Microwave Office® circuit
design software. Likewise, an IEEE paper detailing this venture was also recently presented and presented
at the IEEE International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices.
Windfreak Technologies Intros
0.5-6 GHz PA w/Gain Control
The Windfreak Technologies
AmpNV is a 50 MHz
to 6 GHz RF Power Amplifier capable of supplying up to 1 Watt of RF power. Gain is adjustable
across a 31.5 dB range in 1/2 dB steps for up to 35 dB of total gain with pushbuttons
on the device or with the included open source LabView software. Device settings can be remembered
during power down for stand-alone operation. The amplifier runs off of DC power in the range of 15 -
28 V and draws around 5 watts. Dimensions are 2.75" wide x 2.15" deep x 1.95" tall (7.0 x 5.46
x 4.95 cm) not including mounting tabs and connectors.
AWR and ANSYS Partner to Bring HFSS into MWO
AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software,
and ANSYS, Inc., a global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced today
that they have integrated
ANSYS HFSS into AWR's Microwave Office™ high frequency circuit design software.
This integration unites the industry standard for full-wave EM field simulation and NI AWR Design Environment
/ Microwave Office to quickly and accurately simulate microwave circuits. With this design flow...
Pasternack Intro New Digitally
Pasternack Enterprises announces the release of their new 5 Bit,
8 Bit and 10 Bit broadband PIN diode digital step attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz depending
on the configuration. These programmable, variable step attenuators are commonly used in electronic
warfare, military and space communication systems, radar and test and measurement
Anatech Electronics Product
Update for July 8, 2014
Anatech 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. Anatech has released new designs for a 1 GHz ceramic bandpass filter, a 310/370
MHz ceramic duplexer filter, and a 5.4 GHz ceramic bandpass filter. Ordered through their
AMCrf web store.
Cobham Intros 2014
Satcom Product Catalogue
Cobham Antenna Systems is pleased to announce the launch of its
Product Catalogue containing details of high-performance satellite feed chain, reflector and flat
plate antenna products. The catalogue reflects 40 years of expertise in the design, development and
testing of leading-edge satellite communications systems. A wide range of state-of-the-art horn-based
and splash plate feed systems are available for prime focus and single and dual-offset antennas covering
all the key satellite...
KR Electronics 10 MHz BPF
w/100 dB Rejection
KR Electronics part number
3158 is a
10 MHz bandpass filter. The filter has a typical
1 dB bandwidth of 6 MHz and less than 1 dB of insertion loss. An Elliptic type filter is used for high
selectivity and attains over 100 dB by 20 MHz making it suitable for harmonic cleanup. The filter is
supplied with SMA connectors. Other frequencies and bandwidths are available.
Z-Comm Intros Low Phase Noise 10.625 GHz Synthesizer
Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant Fixed Frequency
Synthesizer model 10625E-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.
NuWaves Wins NASA SBIR
Contract for UAS C-Band PA
NuWaves Engineering, an international RF and Microwave solutions
provider, announced today that the company has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract from NASA to research
and develop a linear
C-band PA for
unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). NuWaves, in collaboration with Auriga
Microwave, proposed an innovative method to reduce the size, weight and power
(SWaP) of a linear C-band power amplifier for non-payload command and control systems on UAVs
by leveraging advanced MMIC technology and linearization techniques. The team's PA solution is expected
to help overcome operational range limitations...
R&S Upgrades SMW200A Vector Signal Generator 20 GHz
Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the frequency range of its R&S
SMW200A high-end vector signal generator to 20 GHz. The R&S SMW200A is the only instrument on the
market to combine a baseband generator, RF generator and fading simulator in a single box. In addition,
the R&S SMW200A can be equipped with a second 20 GHz path, making it possible to simultaneously
generate up to two wideband microwave signals with any type of modulation. For these types of complex
setups, other solutions require at least three devices - and considerably more...
Anatech Electronics' IMS2014 Newsletter
It's going to be a hot time in Tampa next month in more ways than
one. The RF and microwave industry may not exactly be producing the eye-watering revenue as other sectors of the economy but there are plenty
of market and technology "hotspots" that will no doubt be evident at
IMS exhibitors' product displays. For example, the
wireless industry is evolving rapidly as LTE moves toward its next incarnation as LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi
morphs from discrete hotspots to a seamless network via HotSpot 2.0, and distributed antenna systems
and small cells...
Anatech Electronics August 4, 2014 Product Update
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. Anatech has released new designs for a
900 MHz cellular bandpass filter, 885-909 / 930-954
MHz cavity duplexer, and a 900 MHz ceramic bandpass filter.
Cobham Antenna Systems Has New MIMO Antenna Range
Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas, a leading antenna
producer, is proud to announce a new Multiple In Multiple Out (MIMO)
antenna range which contains
almost 100 antennas. Included in the range are omni, directional, sector, hemi-omni and blade omni antennas,
all with at least two connectors. Cobham's MIMO range makes use of polarisation diversity; vertical
and horizontal (V+H), ±45° dual-slant or even right and left hand circular polarisations...
Anatech July 2014 Newsletter
Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave
filters, has published its July 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 power line EMF exposure, microwave device market growth, LTE TV, GM's LTE
in-automobile hot-spot, and switching consciousness on and off. He also has a short article titled,
"Curing Interference: Never Too Late."
Pasternack Releases Line of Low Noise Amplifiers
Pasternack releases a new family of
low noise amplifiers (LNA) capable of high gain and
broadband performance between 9 kHz and 18 GHz which are widely used across the spectrum of military
and commercial applications. A total of fourteen new low noise amplifiers are offered. The new LNA category
exhibits excellent broadband performance from 9 kHz to 18 GHz, noise figures between 0.8 dB to 3 dB,
gain levels from 25 dB to 50 dB...
Introducing The Expert Institute
Joe O'Neill wrote to
request a listing for The Expert Institute
on RF Cafe's "Expert Witnesses" services page.
I agreed, and also, after perusing his company's website, I asked for and received permission to reproduce
some of the short articles they have on topics relevant to RF Cafe visitors (that
includes you). Stay tuned - the first of them will appear very soon. As with the articles written
by IMS ExpertServices, I find case studies very interesting and informative since they represent real-world
New Magazine Articles
BeRex Adds New Family of High Performance MESFET Chips
BeRex, Inc. has begun shipping a new family of
GaAs MESFET chips, the BCF-series,
which addresses the need for low phase noise with high gain and power in applications such as single
and multi-stage amplifiers, oscillators, synthesizers, etc. ranging in frequency from DC to 26.5 GHz.
The BeRex BCF-series of MESFET chips are ideally suited both broad band and narrow band applications
from DC to 26.5 GHz. Typical application requires a high level of OIP3 linearity...
Fairview Microwave Intros New Lines of RF Rotary Joints
Fairview Microwave, a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave
and RF products, announces their new line of single-channel/single-axis and single-channel/multi-axis
joints. Fairview Microwave's RF rotary joints are needed wherever RF signals have to be transmitted
between stationary and moving parts of a system, commonly used in commercial and military radar, land-mobile-radio
communications and anti-missile defense applications. These rotary joints boast a compact design, excellent
VSWR, low insertion loss, and minimal variation...
ATEC Featured on American Airlines "Executive TV"
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals, one of the largest rental companies
of test equipment for the telecommunications, aerospace, semiconductor, consumer electronic, and many
other sectors, to be featured on American Airlines "Executive TV" in-flight video entertainment program broadcasts during the month
of July. "Executive TV" airs exclusively on American Airlines domestic and international flights worldwide
and features many top companies...
Break-Over Torque Wrenches Intro by Fairview Microwave
Fairview Microwave, a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF products,
announces the release of a new portfolio of
beak-over type torque wrenches used to precisely fasten RF coaxial connections between
components and systems. Fairview Microwave has added a broad range of these break-over type torque wrenches
suitable for multiple RF connector types including 1.0mm, 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, 7mm, SC, SMA, SMC, SSMA,
SSMC, Type N and TNC designs. These
RF torque wrenches...
KR Electronics Intros 70 MHz Bandpass Filter
KR Electronics part number
3157-1 is a
70 MHz bandpass filter.
The filter has a min 0.5 dB bandwidth of 30 MHz. The filter is group delay and amplitude equalized.
Stopband attenuation of 45 dB is maintained to 5 GHz. Elliptic type response for quick transition
to the. The filter is supplied in a 0.6" x 0.6" x 2.25" case with SMA connectors.
R&S SGU100A RF Upconverter Yields 20 GHz SG
the addition of the new R&S SGU100A RF upconverter, Rohde & Schwarz expands its tried and tested
R&S SGS100A vector signal generator to cover microwave applications. The combination
of the two instruments yields the most compact vector signal source on the market with up to 20 GHz.
The R&S SGU100A is available as a pure CW upconverter or as an upconverter for I/Q-modulated signals...
KR Electronics Intros 1325 MHz SM Bandpass Filter
KR Electronics part number
3154 is a 1325 MHz bandpass
filter. The filter has a minimum 2 dB bandwidth of 750 MHz. An Elliptic type filter is used
for high selectivity. Typical insertion loss is <1 dB. The filter is supplied in a small surface
mount package measuring .88" x 0.38" x 0.235". Other frequencies and bandwidths are available.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals May 2014 Newsletter
"Need It? Rent It!" That is what was embroidered on the baseball
cap my rental store owner father-in-law used to wear. Sometimes it just just makes sense to avoid the
cost of ownership. Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
just issued their TEC Talk newsletter for May 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.
AWR: "Simulating Dynamic Load Modulated Amplifiers"
Explore new ways to enhance power amplifier performance at the
AWR sponsored webinar,
Simulating Dynamic Load Modulated Amplifiers—an Alternative Solution to Maintaining
Efficiency over a Power Range. This webinar introduces the concept of dynamic load modulation and demonstrates
how amplifiers can be designed using this approach. The ability of the AWR tools to model nonlinear
components using discrete components and parameterized variables gives the designer access to a fully
AWR Offers a Wide Range of Activities at IMS2014
AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency
EDA software, offers a wide range of activities during IMS2014. As a platinum sponsor with its
parent company National Instruments, AWR will be demonstrating its newly released V11 NI AWR Design
Environment™ in Booth #633 on June 3-5, 2014, presenting numerous MicroApps presentation, hosting a
customer appreciation event as well as sponsoring other IMS-related offerings.
Anatech Intros 3 New Duplexer Filter Designs
Electronics has released three new duplexer filter
designs, one is a SAW duplexer covering the 1850.5-1909.5 MHz / 1930.5-1989.5 MHz bands, another is
a cavity duplexer covering the 1164-1301 MHz / 1525-1612 MHz bands, and the last is a ceramic duplexer
covering the 1190-1270 MHz / 1545-1625 MHz bands. All can be ordered directly through their
AMCrf web store.
Dr. Stephen Maas Receives MW&RF Living Legend Award
NI (formerly AWR Corporation) congratulates
Maas, who recently received the
2014 Microwaves &
RF Living Legend Award. Maas was presented the award at the 2014 International Microwaves Symposium
in June in Tampa, Florida. Maas, chief scientist of AWR Group, NI and founder of Nonlinear Technologies,
has an extensive background in low-noise and nonlinear microwave circuits and systems. He is a prolific
author and educator and has authored several books, including Microwave Mixers, Non-Linear Microwave
Circuits and Practical Microwave Circuits. Maas has also held...