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Press Release & Product Announcement Archive: 2016 (#1)

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Ethertronics Active Antenna RF Switch Solutions for LTE Smartphones and Devices

Ethertronics Active Antenna RF Switch Solutions for LTE Smartphones and Devices - RF CafeEthertronics, the leader in ultra-high performance smart antenna system solutions, today announced it has expanded its portfolio of active antenna RF switches with the industry's highest linearity for LTE smartphones, devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications. In addition to the best linearity and small footprint, these fully integrated switch solutions support high data rates and broad frequency ranges. Available today, the EC686 and EC646 are designed to meet the market ...

Fairview Microwave Announces New Lines of Semi-Rigid Test Probes

Fairview Microwave Announces New Lines of Semi-Rigid Test Probes - RF CafeFairview Microwave, a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, debuts a new family of semi-rigid test probes operating up to 6 GHz. Designed to assist in testing microwave circuits, these test probes are constructed of high quality semi-rigid coax and SMA Female connectors. The new test probe assemblies from Fairview Microwave come in multiple cable diameters to help when attaching the unterminated end of the probe to a circuit board trace ...

Anatech Electronics Newsletter - February 2016

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for February 2016 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its February 2016 newsletter. As always, it includes both company news and some tidbits about relevant industry happenings. This month, Sam Benzacar's main thesis addresses the public nuisance that multirotor 'drones' have become in the hands of stupid and/or ignorant pilots. "Wireless: Behind the Scenes at Super Bowl 50" is among other topics ...

Empower RF Systems & TEVET Partnership

Empower RF Systems & TEVET Partnership - RF CafeEmpower RF Systems today announced a partnership with TEVET to become a value added reseller of Empower's RF and microwave amplifier modules and systems. TEVET is an established nationally recognized technology driven Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and HUBZone Small Business (SDVOSB) with exemplary performance servicing the Aerospace, Defense and Energy markets. Empower's Next Generation rack-mount amplifiers ...

Pasternack Announces New & Improved "The Cable Creator"

Pasternack Announces a New and Improved Version of The Cable Creator™ - RF CafePasternack has just released an improved version of their popular online tool called The Cable Creator™. This new iteration allows the user to not only design and customize special cable configurations online in a few clicks, but also purchase their designs without the need to wait for a quote from the company's sales team. With a modernized look and feel, Pasternack's Cable Creator enables engineers and buyers to quickly and easily create customized RF ...

Skyworks Intros High Isolation, Broadband RF Switches for IoT Applications

Skyworks Introduces High Isolation, Broadband RF Switches for Internet of Things Applications - RF CafeSkyworks offers a family of high isolation (47 dB) multi-throw switches for 0.7–3.0 GHz Rx switching. The SKY13522-644LF, SKY13523-639LF and SKY13524-639LF are designed for switching single-ended Rx SAW filters in cellular handsets. Consuming less than 10 µA of current, they are ideal for low power switching in smartphone, data card, IoT, infrastructure and test and measurement applications and may be used for switching filter banks in infrastructure Rx chains. The small footprint devices are supplied in quad-flat no-lead (QFN) packages ...

Peregrine Intros Glitchless 75 Ω RF Digital Step Attenuator Chip

Peregrine Semiconductor Expands Glitch-less RF Digital Step Attenuator Portfolio with New 75-Ohm Chip - RF CafePeregrine Semiconductor, founder of RF SOI and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces the UltraCMOS® PE4314, a 75 Ω glitch-less RF digital step attenuator (DSA). This new DSA extends Peregrine's existing glitch-less DSA portfolio to 75 Ω. The PE4314 is ideal for wired broadband applications in cable/satellite customer premises equipment (CPE) and infrastructure equipment. The 75 Ω PE4314 joins Peregrine's 50 Ω glitch-less DSAs ...

Orbel and Nolato Custom EMI/RFI Solutions at IMS 2016

Orbel and Nolato Experts Partnering to Showcase Custom EMI/RFI Solutions at IMS 2016 - RF CafeOrbel Corporation, designer and manufacturer of custom EMI/RFI shielding, photo-etched precision metal parts and stamping; and Nolato, developer of EMC and thermal management solutions made of conductive silicone rubber, will partner to present a range of products at IMS 2016. In addition to extrusions, molded components, and dispensed gaskets, products on display will include: Board Level Shielding (BLS) ...

e2v and Peregrine Sign Reseller Agreement

e2v and Peregrine Sign Reseller Agreement - RF Cafee2v, global leader in the high-reliability semiconductor market, and Peregrine Semiconductor, founder of RF SOI and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, have signed a strategic reseller agreement. Effective today, e2v will be the sole provider of Peregrine's high-reliability ICs for the worldwide space market. This strategic RF relationship combines Peregrine's expertise and proven track record in high-reliability RF and power management products with ...

Windfreak Technologies Launches New Website with E-Commerce

Windfreak Technologies Launches New Website with E-commerce - RF CafeWindfreak Technologies announced today the launch of its new and much-anticipated ecommerce website at www.windfreaktech.com. Now customers can place orders directly on the website for faster service. Windfreak is a leading provider of low cost, high-quality USB-based RF products. The site's simplified look, enhanced content, and mobile device optimization, allows consumers to better interact with Windfreak Technologies online. The new features include a more attractive design, easier navigation enhancement, faster purchase checkout procedures, and mobile-friendly capabilities ...

NI AWR Design Environment V12.02 Release Now Available to Download

NI AWR Design Environment V12.02 Release Now Available to Download - RF CafeNI AWR Design Environment™ V12.02, inclusive of Microwave Office, Visual System Simulator™ (VSS), Analog Office, AXIEM, and Analyst™, has been released and is now available to download. This new release builds upon the load-pull features introduced in V12 as well as offers dozens of improvements to Analyst 3D finite element method electromagnetic simulator and layout and to NI AWR Design Environment modeling, scripting and stability analysis ...

Keysight Technologies Announces ADS 2016

Keysight Technologies Announces ADS 2016, Its Latest Advanced Design System Software Release - RF CafeKeysight Technologies today introduced the latest release of its powerful Advanced Design System (ADS) software, ADS 2016. The software improves design productivity and speeds circuit and electromagnetic simulation performance. ADS 2016 provides new RF printed circuit board, laminate, module, and silicon RFIC products, as well as technologies, capabilities and other enhancements. "ADS users represent some of the best and brightest engineers in the industry, with their ...

Empower RF Intros Compact Low Profile Low Power Smart RF Amplifiers

Empower RF Systems Intros Compact Low Profile Low Power Series of Smart RF Amplifiers - RF CafeEmpower RF is pleased to announce the release of the Low Power Series of our Next Generation family of RF amplifier systems. Leveraging our patented architecture, these broadband RF and microwave amplifiers are housed in a compact 3U air cooled chassis and are equipped with feature rich software control, making these amplifiers configurable to a wide variety of applications requiring digital modulation, multi-tone / multi-carrier, pulsed, and ...

Keysight, X-COM Systems High-Performance RF Streaming Solution

X-COM Systems IQC5255B Has Signal Capture and Playback Bandwidth of 255 MHz - RF CafeX-COM Systems, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies, today introduced the IQC5255B, the latest model in its IQC5000 Series of RF record and playback systems that expands their signal-capture bandwidth to 255 MHz to address the increasingly-demanding requirements for evaluating the performance of electronic warfare, radar, and communication systems. In addition, the IQC5255B combined with the new N9040B UXA Series or N9030B ...

IPP Intros 0 - 1000 MHz, 50 W and 150 W, 90° Couplers

Innovative Power Products Intros 0 – 1000 MHz, 50 W and 150 W, 90° Couplers - RF CafeInnovative Power Products introduces their latest 90 Degree coupler that operates over the full 20 – 1000 MHz. band. Our new Model IPP-2315 handles 50 watts CW and comes in a Drop-In Style package which is only 1.71 x 1.90 x 0.76 inches. The IPP-2315 will combine two signals up to 50 Watts CW of total output power. This coupler has a remarkable amplitude balance of <± 0.30 dB across the whole band. This design is a 3 port device with an ...

Pasternack Announces Brand New Product Line of VCOs

Pasternack Introduces a New Rackmount Variable Gain RF Amplifier with Performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz - RF CafePasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has just added an all new product line of voltage controlled oscillators covering select bands from 10 MHz to 11 GHz in a variety of package options. This line of voltage controlled oscillators is most commonly deployed in applications such as phase locked loops, frequency synthesizers, electronic jamming equipment and function generators. Pasternack's new voltage controlled oscillators ...

Aaronia Intros 3D DF Antenna from 9 kHz to 40 GHz

Aaronia Intros 3D DF Antenna from 9 kHz to 40 GHz - RF CafeAvailable in different versions the IsoLOG 3D covers a frequency range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz. The array consists of a total number from 16 to 40 directional antennas with horizontal and vertical polarization. Additionally 8 to 16 special LF antennas can be added in order to cover a frequency range starting at 9 kHz. Overall, the antenna can be equipped with up to 64 independent antennas. The IsoLOG 3D achieves a high sector-resolution of 22.5° without mechanical rotation. The extremely fast ...

Z-Comm Intros Fixed Frequency 6,265 MHz PLL

Z-Communications Intros Fixed Frequency 6,265 MHz PLL - RF CafeZ-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant Fixed Frequency Synthesizer model SFS6265A-LF in the C-band. The SFS6265A-LF is a low cost phase locked loop that operates at 6265 MHz with an external 100 MHz reference oscillator and features a typical phase noise of -89 and -90 dBc/Hz at the 1 kHz and 10 kHz offsets, respectively. The SFS6265A-LF is designed to deliver a typical output power of +3 dBm while operating off a VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc and drawing 35 mA (typical) ...

IEEE COMSOC Tech Focus: Millimeter Wave

IEEE COMSOC Tech Focus: Millimeter Wave - RF CafeKeysight Technologies is proud to be working with IEEE Communications Society to share complimentary access to a few of the most popular topical research papers each month. This month, our focus is on Millimeter-Wave. We hope you find this content useful as we strive to provide the information, design and test solutions that enable your next insight. Get complimentary access to 4 papers: Millimeter-Wave Beam Forming as an Enabling Technology for 5G Cellular ...

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Fluke 1736 Power Loggers

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Now Rents Fluke 1736 Power Loggers - RF CafeAdvanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) now rents Fluke 1736 power loggers for data collection of power, voltage, current, harmonics and other power quality values. ATEC - a leading rental company of test and measurement equipment for a variety of industries including power, energy, and utility - has added the Fluke 1736 to an extensive inventory of rental equipment. The Fluke 1736 is the latest in a line of Fluke power loggers. This three-phase power ...

Anatech Intros 2 Highpass and 1 Lowpass Filter Designs

Anatech Electronics Product Update for January 19, 2016 - RF CafeAnatech 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 introduced 3 new filter designs: a 136 MHz highpass filter, a 200 MHz highpass filter, and a 3500 MHz lowpass filter. Custom design are available ...

Pasternack Rackmount Variable Gain RF Amplifier for 100 MHz - 18 GHz

Pasternack Introduces a New Rackmount Variable Gain RF Amplifier with Performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz - RF CafePasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, introduces a brand new rackmount variable gain RF amplifier with performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. This 19-inch rack mounted RF amplifier is designed for lab use and various test and measurement applications. Normally this type of test equipment commands long lead-times for delivery often exceeding several months; however, Pasternack has made this product available from stock for immediate shipment ... 

X-COM Enhances Capabilities of Spectro-X Signal Analysis Software 

X-COM Enhances Capabilities of Spectro-X Signal Analysis Software - RF CafeX-COM Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies, today introduced the latest version of its Windows-based Spectro-X signal analysis software that adds new features to tools for developing and testing radar, ELINT, SIGINT, ECM, ESM, commercial and military communications systems. The latest version of the software makes it easier to quickly find signals of interest and pinpoint them in time, enhanced broader pulse signal analysis and waveform search capability, and filtering of export ... 

Z-Communications Intros 4345-4355 MHz VCO

Z-Communications Intros 4345 to 4355 MHz VCO - RF CafeZ-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator) model SMV4350A-LF in the C-band. The SMV4350A-LF operates from 4345 to 4355 MHz within a tuning voltage range of 1 to 4 Vdc. This low cost VCO features phase noise performance of -110 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset and covers the frequency range with an average sensitivity of 50 MHz/V. The SMV4350A-LF is designed to deliver -0.5 ±2.5 dBm of output power into a 50 Ω load while operating over the industrial temperature range of ...

VidaRF Introduces Low IMD SMD Circulators & Isolators

VidaRF Introduces Low IMD SMD Circulators & Isolators - RF CafeVidaRF offers high performance "SMD" Circulators and Isolators with LOW IMD. This rugged design uses a screwed in cover and machined housing. Units are fully tested to perform vibration, thermal shock and moisture making suitable for base station and other infrastructural environments ...

 

 

NI AWR Software Featured in IEEE Radio & Wireless Week 2016 Activities

NI AWR Software Featured in IEEE Radio & Wireless Week 2016 Activities - RF CafeNI announces its slate of activities at IEEE Radio & Wireless Week 2016 (RWW2016), being held in Austin from January 25 to 27. Featured in NI booth #308 will be the latest V12 release of NI AWR Design Environment™, inclusive of Microwave Office for circuit design, Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) for system design, and AXIEM and Analyst™ electromagnetic simulators. In addition, NI AWR software will be showcased in several other events, including a technical presentation and hands-on workshop ...

PMI Introduces a 6.100 GHz | 14.125 GHz Diplexer

Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) Intros a 6.100 GHz | 14.125 GHz Diplexer - RF CafePMI Model No. DP-5700M-6500M-CD-SFF is a diplexer with a low passband of 5700 to 6500 MHz and high passband of 13750 to 14500 MHz. This unit offers SMA female connectors, power handling of 20 Watts, channel to channel isolation of >70 dB and passband insertion loss of <1 dB ...

Anatech Electronics Newsletter January 2016

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for January 2016 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its January 2016 newsletter. As always, it includes both company news and some tidbits about relevant industry happenings. This month, Sam Benzacar's main story surveys last year's RF-related news-making happenings and prognosticates about the year ahead - all from the perspective of what amateur radio operators call QRM, or manmade interference. Sam is in the business of building filters, so he is well ...

PMI Intros an Absorptive, High-Speed SPST Switch for 12-18 GHz

Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) Intros an Absorptive, High-Speed SPST Switch for 12-18 GHz - RF CafePMI Model No. P1T-12G18G-65-T-SFF is an absorptive, high speed, single pole single throw switch capable of switching within 50 ns maximum. The frequency range is 12.0 to 18.0 GHz. This switch has a minimum of 65 dB isolation ...

 

Skyworks High Power Shunt PIN Diodes for T/R Switch, Attenuator Apps

Skyworks Introduces High Power Shunt PIN Diodes for T/R Switch and Attenuator Applications - RF CafeSkyworks introduces two high power, surface mount, series connected PIN diodes suitable for high-power, high-volume, large signal switch and attenuator applications ranging from 10 MHz to beyond 6 GHz. Typical resistance for the SMP1331-085LF and SMP1331-087LF is 0.50 Ω at 100 mA is and the maximum capacitance is 0.35 pF at 30 V. The low capacitance, low parasitic inductance devices are ideal for use in land mobile radios and ...

Carlisle Intros Field Replaceable SMA Flange Connector to 27 GHz

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Intros Field Replaceable SMA Flange Connector to 27 GHz - RF CafeRFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Carlisle Interconnect Technologies enhanced performance H5610 series, SMA field replaceable connectors. The H5610 series provides mode free performance to 27 GHz. Drilled for standard SMA, 0.5 inch, 4-Hole flange mounting, these connectors support use in military, defense, space and commercial systems for applications that include phased array radars, missiles, satellites, and test instruments. Low RF leakage (less than 90 dB) is combined with ultra-low VSWR performance (typically ...

Triad RF Systems 6 GHz RF Power Amp Module Produces 1W COFDM

Triad RF Systems 6 GHz RF Power Amplifier Module Produces 1W COFDM - RF CafeTriad RF Systems today introduced the Model TA1167, a compact GaAs RF power amplifier module that delivers over 5 W peak power from 6400 to 7200 MHz (other bands available) and is designed for wireless communications applications that require a boost in linear RF power. The TA1167 incorporates circuits that produce over 1 W of linear COFDM power when amplifying a +19 dBm signal. It has gain of ...

RFMW and Southwest Antennas Announce Distribution Agreement

RFMW and Southwest Antennas Announce Distribution Agreement - RF CafeRFMW Ltd. and Southwest Antennas of San Diego, CA, have announced a distribution agreement effective November 30, 2015. Southwest Antennas manufactures over 600 RF and microwave antennas and accessories operating in frequencies up to 8.5 GHz, with capabilities beyond 20 GHz. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support. Under the agreement, RFMW is

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Cavity Bandpass Filter Designs

Anatech Electronics Product Update for January 5, 2016 - 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. Anatech has introduced 3 new filter designs: a 2450 MHz cavity band pass filter, a 5550 MHz cavity band pass filter, and a 1593 MHz cavity band pass filter. Custom design are available ...

 

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