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Press Release & Product Announcement Archive: 2016 (#2)

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Keysight Technologies Demonstrations at IMS2016

Keysight Technologies to Demonstrate Wireless Communications, Aerospace & Defense Measurement Solutions at the International Microwave Symposium - RF CafeKeysight Technologies today announced it will demonstrate the latest design, simulation and test solutions for wireless communications and aerospace & defense at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2016), Booth 1239, San Francisco, May 24-26. Keysight's hardware, software and technical expertise help engineers and designers gain insight into the toughest component and system engineering challenges. This is accomplished by providing solutions for aerospace & defense (radar, electronic warfare, satellite and NewSpace) and wireless communications (5G, Internet of Things, 802.11ad ...

Skyworks 75 Ω Switches for Set-top Box and CATV

Skyworks' Intros Two New 75 Ohm Switches for Set-top Box and CATV Applications - RF CafeSkyworks is pleased to introduce two new SPDT 75 Ohm switches that are ideal for set-top box and DVR applications. The SKY13547-490LF and SKY13548-385LF feature ultra-high linearity and meet the rigorous requirements of DOCSIS 3.0/3.1 applications. They also boast very low insertion loss and high power handling capability. Skyworks' new switches are fully integrated and internally matched, reducing bill of material costs for customers. They are available in compact 1 x 1 x 0.45 and 2 x 2 x 0.55 mm packages, saving precious application board space and cost for OEMs. These devices can also be used for terrestrial and cable set-top box, cable modem and home gateway ...

Z-Communications Intros Fixed Frequency 5,900 MHz PLL

Z-Communications Intros Fixed Frequency 5,900 MHz PLL - RF CafeZ-Comm announces a new fixed frequency phase locked loop model RFS5900A-LF in the C-band. The RFS5900A-LF is a fully integrated synthesizer operating at 5900 MHz which is phase locked to a 10 MHz reference with a stability of ±2.5 ppm. This low cost PLL features a typical phase noise of -80 dBc/Hz, -85 dBc/Hz, and -103 dBc/Hz at the 1 kHz, 10 kHz and 100 kHz offsets, respectively. The RFS5900A-LF is designed to deliver an output power of 3۬±2 dBm while operating off a VCO voltage supply of 5Vdc and drawing ...

KR Electronics Intros 8 Channel High Frequency Multiplexer

KR Electronics Intros 8 Channel High Frequency Multiplexer - RF CafeKR Electronics announces the availability of an 8 Channel High Frequency Multiplexer, part number 3225. The contiguous multiplexer has low input VSWR across the entire band and uses selective elliptic filters for each band. Please contact KR Electronics for details ...

 

 

Pasternack Expands In-Stock PIN Diode Switches for 10 MHz to 67 GHz

Pasternack Expands Portfolio PIN Diode Switches 10 MHz to 67 GHz - RF CafePasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, greatly expands their portfolio of in-stock solid state PIN diode switches covering frequencies from 10 MHz to 67 GHz. 69 unique new models of 50 ohm PIN diode switches are available in compact connectorized package styles and display impressive isolation, insertion loss, and switching speed performance. Pasternack's new PIN diode switches offer a broad range of solutions in applications where fast switching and long lifetime are ...

Cobham Universal Spring Mount Antenna Range Sticks Its Neck Out

Cobham Universal Spring Mount Antenna Range Sticks Its Neck Out - RF CafeCobham Antenna Systems announces the launch of a dual-band, Gooseneck addition to the 'Universal' spring mount range of omni-directional antennas. The Gooseneck antenna, along with a selection of the 'Universal' spring mount antennas, will be available to view on Cobham's booth #1319 at (AUVSI's) XPONENTIAL 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The OA2-2.3V-5.2V/2358 is a ground plane independent, dual band antenna which covers the frequency ranges 2.10 – 2.60 GHz and 4.40 – 6.00 GHz, offering 4 dBi gain in the higher frequencies ...

API Intros Miniature, In-Line, Coaxial Rotary Joints

API Technologies Miniature, In-Line Rotary Joints - RF Cafe"API Technologies offers a standard line of rotary joints, formerly manufactured by Sage Labs, suitable for use in commercial and military applications. The term rotary joint describes a device used to transmit energy from a stationary RF line to a rotating RF line." The 345 and 351 series covers DC to 40 with VSWRs in the 1.2:1 to 1.75:1 range. Peak power handling is 500 W. Max rotation rate is 100 rpm. SMA & 2.92 mm connectors. WOW is the per revolution variation, same as with audio equipment ...

MACOM Sues Infineon Technologies 4G/LTE and 5G Semiconductors

MACOM Sues Infineon Technologies 4G/LTE and 5G Semiconductors - RF CafeMACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced that it has initiated legal action against Infineon Technologies and International Rectifier (acquired by Infineon in 2015), to defend its rights to use the pioneering and patented GaN technology developed by Nitronex (acquired by MACOM in 2014) in MACOM's core markets. GaN is a next-generation technology that promises to improve network data service and cell coverage of 4G/LTE and 5G basestations while reducing their energy consumption and associated carbon footprint ...

Keysight Series of "How to Design an RF Power Amplifier" Videos

Keysight Technologies Announces Series of "How to Design an RF Power Amplifier" Videos - RF CafeKeysight EEsof EDA has released a series of five RF power amplifier (PA) design videos intended to provide engineers with the building blocks to design more complex PA classes (i.e., A, AB, B, F, E and J). While PAs are used everywhere, their large signal nonlinear nature makes designing them difficult. Moreover, the idealized waveforms that define textbook classes of operation are problematic, if not impossible, to realize using a real device ...

NuWaves Engineering Intros 10 W VHF - S-Band RF Power Amplifier

NuWaves Engineering, an international RF and microwave solutions provider, announced the upcoming release of an upgraded broadband RF PA for VHF to S-band transmitters and data radios, the NuPower™ 11B02A model, featuring high power efficiency and multi-octave operation in a compact package. The NuPower 11B02A model, part number NW-PA-11B02A, will replace the NuPower Mini Multi-Octave Power Amplifier model, part number NW-SSPA-MINI-10W-0.225-2.6, delivering a minimum of 7 Watts, and typically 10 Watts, of RF power from 225 to 2600 MHz when driven with a 3 dBm RF input signal ...

KR Electronics Intros 1100 MHz Bandpass Filter

KR Electronics has introduced a new 1100 MHz bandpass filter design, part number 3260-1100. The filter has a minimum 2 dB bandwidth of 400 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 .2" x 0.38" x 0.25". Other frequencies and bandwidths are available. Please visit KR Electronics today to see whether their products can be of use to you.

PMI New Product Releases for April 2016

Planar Monolithics Industries New Product Releases for April 2016 - RF CafePMI Model No. PEC-53-12-10-15-SFF is a 1.0 to 2.0 GHz LNA. This amplifier has a minimum gain of 53 dB with ±0.75 dB flatness, OP1dB of +16 dBm minimum and a noise figure of 0.7 dB typical. PMI Model No. P4T-100M50G-100-T-RD is an absorptive, SP4T PIN diode switch operating over 0.1 to 50.0 GHz, with low insertion loss, high isolation, and a TTL compatible. Specifications include insertion loss of 5 dB @18 GHz and 14 dB @ 50 GHz, Isolation of 80 dB @50 GHz, switching speed of 50 ns max, input power 20 dBm CW ...

Peregrine Expands MPAC–Doherty GaN Power Amplifier Line

Peregrine Semiconductor Expands MPAC–Doherty Product Family to Support GaN Power Amplifier Frequencies - RF CafePeregrine Semiconductor, founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, introduces two UltraCMOS® MPAC–Doherty products—the PE46130 and PE46140. These monolithic phase and amplitude controllers (MPAC) join the PE46120 in offering maximum phase-tuning flexibility for Doherty PA optimization. Designed for the LTE and LTE-A wireless-infrastructure transceiver market, the MPAC–Doherty product family now extends from 1.8 to 3.8 GHz with three separate, pin-compatible parts. "Phase and amplitude control is critical to the future of communications, where everything from LTE and 5G to radar will rely on the efficient exchange of data ...

KR Electronics Intros 1550 MHz Bandpass Filter

KR Electronics Intros 1550 MHz Bandpass Filter - RF CafeKR Electronics has introduced a new 1550 MHz bandpass filter design, part number 3260-1550. The filter has a minimum 1.5 dB bandwidth of 500 MHz, with stopband rejection maintained to 9 GHz. Typical insertion loss is <1 dB. The filter is supplied in a small surface mount package measuring 0.88" x 0.38" x 0.235". Other frequencies and bandwidths are available. Please visit KR Electronics today to see whether their products can be of use to you.

NI Presents Introduction to Radar Webinar

NI Presents Introduction to Radar Webinar - RF CafeNI will sponsor an "Introduction to Radar" webinar on April 27, 2016 through Microwave Journal's Technical Education Webinar Series. This free, one-hour event will be presented by Scott Bullock, instructor for Besser Associates. The webinar provides an introduction to the theory and operation of radar, which has its roots in military and government systems but is now being adopted commercially—with radar in every automobile not far off. Topics include: Radar Detection and Ranging, Pulse vs. Continuous Wave With Applications, Radar Modulation, Radar Path Budget - Basic Radar Equation ...

RFMW Offers Skyworks' Dual Band SP4T for WiFi 

RFMW Offers Skyworks' Dual Band SP4T for WiFi - RF CafeRFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Skyworks dual-band, internally matched, SP4T switch developed for WiFi applications in the 2.4 and 5 GHz ISM bands. The Skyworks SKY13575-639LF supports access points and CPEs along with WLAN test and measurement equipment. Frequency coverage is from 100 MHz to 6 GHz with a maximum insertion loss of 1.4 dB. Isolation ranges from 26 to 40 dB and the SKY13575-639LF can handle up to 32 dBm of input power for demanding applications ...

Anatech Electronics April Newsletter: 5G and Interference Coming in 2020

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for April 2016 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its April 2016 newsletter. As always, it includes both company news and some tidbits about relevant industry happenings. This month, Sam Benzacar discusses the significantly higher level of RF interference that is inevitable with the coming 5G networks and the expected increase in noise levels. Sam refers to 5G as "the most significant change to the wireless industry since Dr. Martin Cooper made the first cellular phone call," because of opening of spectrum beyond the current 3 GHz region - up to as high as 60 GHz ...

NI AWR Adds AntSyn, Antenna Synthesis & Optimization Technology

NI AWR Software Product Portfolio Adds AntSyn, Antenna Synthesis and Optimization Technology - RF CafeAntSyn™ antenna synthesis and optimization technology has been added to the NI AWR software product portfolio. AntSyn is a new cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) antenna design, synthesis, and optimization solution that enables designers to input their antenna engineering requirements and produce antenna designs as outputs. Designed to be used by both experts and those who are relatively new to antenna design, AntSyn addresses the growing need for rapid ...

Pasternack Coaxial Packaged Noise Sources up to 60 GHz

Pasternack Expands Lines of Coaxial Packaged Noise Sources to Cover Frequency Bands up to 60 GHz - RF CafePasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has greatly expanded their lines of coaxial packaged noise sources covering frequency bands up to 60 GHz. Various types of noise source design configurations are available including octave band and broadband noise sources, amplified noise sources, noise sources with integral isolators, and precision calibrated instrumentation grade noise sources. Pasternack's new noise sources might generally be used as a reference source to measure system level noise figure for test and measurement applications. But more specific ...

Skyworks' New Front-End Low-Noise Amplifiers for Set-Top Boxes

Skyworks' New Front-End Low-Noise Amplifiers for Set-Top Box Applications - RF CafeSkyworks is pleased to introduce two new broadband, 75 Ohm MMIC front-end, LNAs designed specifically for set-top box applications: the SKY65450-92LF (with bypass mode) and the SKY65452-92LF. These devices provide high linearity and excellent gain over a wide frequency range (40 MHz to 1 GHz) with minimal external components, enabling OEMs to leverage cost efficiencies through lower bill of materials. In addition, Skyworks' new LNAs offer low current consumption and low noise figure (2.9 dB typ.), delivering energy-saving features, and are packaged ...

Anatech March 2016 Newsletter TETRA vs. Project 25 in The Big Apple

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for March 2016 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its March 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 ineptitude of big city planners when it comes to wireless communications. He notes how NY City, in updating its archaic analog emergency and public service radio system, has chosen the TETRA system which is not compatible with FCC recommended Project 25 standards (includes new 700 MHz public safety band). Sam won't say it but I will - follow the money from city coffers to the chosen system contractor and you will probably learn why a TETRA system is being installed. Fortunately for Big Apple occupants, Ham radio operators are standing ...

IDT Intros Industry's Highest Efficiency 15 W Wireless Power Tx & Rx Solution

IDT Launches Industry's Highest Efficiency 15 W Wireless Power Transmitter and Receiver Solution - RF CafeIntegrated Device Technology (IDT) today introduced two new devices that deliver a complete high-efficiency wireless charging solution for electronics demanding up to 15 W of output power . Supporting wireless charging for new categories of consumer products and infrastructure, the highly integrated chips deliver industry-leading power conversion efficiency of over 86% from transmitter input to receiver output, reducing system losses and improving thermal performance while rivaling traditional wired power conversion architectures. Compatible with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi standard, the new ...

Analog Devices' Gabriele Manganaro Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Analog Devices' Gabriele Manganaro Elevated to IEEE Fellow - RF CafeGabriele Manganaro, an Analog Devices, Inc. engineering director, has been named an IEEE Fellow for his leadership in the design of high speed converters. Elevation to an IEEE Fellow involves a rigorous evaluation procedure and less than 0.1% of IEEE voting members are selected annually for this prestigious honor. Manganaro, who holds a Dr.Eng. and a Ph.D. degree in Electronics from the University of Catania, Italy, has been engineering director for high speed converters at Analog Devices since 2010. His career in data converter design spans more than 20 years. "Gabriele has been a highly visible part of the industry's data converter community for many years, and he was able to contribute to ..."

Fairview Microwave Introduces New Family of Programmable Attenuators

Fairview Microwave Introduces a New Family of Programmable Attenuators - RF CafeFairview Microwave, a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, announces the release of their new digitally controlled programmable attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz and up to 60 dB attenuation range with 0.03 dB minimum step size. These programmable attenuators are commonly used in electronic warfare, military and space communication systems, radar and test and measurement applications. Fairview's digitally controlled attenuators perform the important function of adjusting the amplitude of signal ...

everything RF Posts 2016 Trade Show Schedule

everything RF 2016 Trade Show ScheduleAre you planning on attending any conferences or exhibitions this year? everything RF has compiled a list of all the important upcoming RF & Microwave Industry Events in 2016. Visit these events to keep up to date with the latest technologies, network with colleague and view presentations. everything RF currently has 175,854 RF & Microwave products from over 750 companies listed in 195 categories ...

SKY13575-639LF: Dual-Band Matched SP4T WiFi Switch

SKY13575-639LF: Dual-Band Matched SP4T WiFi Switch - RF CafeSkyworks is pleased to introduce a dual-band single-pole four-throw (SP4T) WiFi switch with integrated GPIO interface and 50 Ohm match on all RF output ports. The new SKY13575-639LF is ideal for dual-band switching in Wi-Fi access points, WLAN 802.11ac and 3G/4G LTE systems and is also suitable for access points, customer-premises equipment (CPE), LTE systems, dual-band WLAN and test and measurement equipment. Using SOI technology, the switch consumes less than 10 µA of current ...

DesignCon 2016 Keysight Education Forum (KEF) Sessions Available

DesignCon 2016 Keysight Education Forum (KEF) Sessions Available - RF CafeYou can now watch the DesignCon 2016 Keysight Education Forum (KEF) sessions from the convenience of your desk. Get complimentary access to the materials that made KEF a huge success with more than 600 attendees this year. View the video footage and presentation slides from all 8 Keysight Education Forum (KEF) workshops: Mastering Measurement Requirements for 16 GBit/s Devices, Identify and Remove Crosstalk from your High-Speed Signals, Signal Integrity Tips and Techniques Using TDR, VNA and Modeling, Updates on Measurement Solutions for PAM-4 Signaling, and more ...

Saelig High Current & Power 45 MHz Differential/2-Channel Signal Amplifier

Saelig Announces High Current, High Power 45 MHz Differential/Dual-Channel Signal Amplifier - RF CafeSaelig Company announces availability of the Tabor Model 9260 - a bench-top dual-channel DC-coupled wideband amplifier, designed for high-frequency and high-current signal amplification. With a wide bandwidth of 45 MHz, and delivering 34 Vpk-pk output into 50 ohms with up to 10 W output power, the 9260 is an ideal complimentary amplifier to any signal source that needs a supporting power boost for demanding applications. With a peak output current of 1A, the 9260 enables a continuous power output of up to 10W, making it ideal for a range of pulse applications. The 9260 can be configured to be used ...

Antenova Targets 3G Mobile Data Market with Small, Flexible Antennas

Antenova M2M Targets 3G Mobile Data Market with Two Small, Flexible FPC Antennas - RF CafeAntenova M2M, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M, is targeting the fast increasing 3G mobile device market with two new flexible printed circuit board antennas for 3G and MIMO. Both antennas operate at GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900 and WCDMA2100 and will provide full coverage of the 3G bands in all world regions. The two new FPC antennas are designed to be mounted inside a small mobile or wearable device, and are supplied with a cable and a connector so that they are very easy to ...

Narda Measuring Station Monitors EM Fields in Freely Definable Bands

Narda Measuring Station Monitors EM Fields in Freely Definable Bands - RF CafeNarda Safety Test Solutions has a new selective Area Monitor on the market: AMS-8061. This autonomous measuring station monitors electromagnetic fields from 100 kHz to 6 GHz in up to 20 freely definable frequency bands. This allows the field exposure levels due to e.g. GSM, UMTS, and LTE as well as DAB and DVB-T to be recorded separately. The measurement conforms to ITU-T Recommendation K.83 "Monitoring of electromagnetic field levels." The new type AMS-8061 Area Monitor operates independently. Its solar cells ...

Keysight Technologies Announces Inaugural Scope Month Event - 1 Scope Each Day in March!

Keysight Technologies Scope Month, March 2016 - RF CafeThis is pretty amazing - I just entered. "Mark your calendars: March 1, 2016, starts the first annual Keysight Technologies Scope Month! We're giving away more than $500,000 in oscilloscopes—one every day and two on Fridays. During Scope Month, look for: helpful measurement tips; new content on oscilloscopes; access to industry experts; and your chance to win a scope." They even have a 'live' broadcast of the drawing on the website ...

ATEC Now Rents IFI High Power Pulse TWT Amplifiers

ATEC Now Rents IFI High Power Pulse TWT Amplifiers - RF CafeAdvanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC), an award-winning leader in test and measurement equipment rentals, is proud to announce the availability of the Instruments For Industry (IFI) PT-KW HP Series Pulse TWT Microwave Power Amplifiers for lease. Designed for microwave, high intensity radiated field (HIRF), and radar testing, the high power pulse traveling-wave tube (TWT) amplifiers are used in satellite transponders, military, aerospace and many other applications ...

PMI New Product Releases for February 2016

Planar Monolithics Industries New Product Releases for February 2016 - RF CafePlanar Monolithics Industries (PMI) has got to be one of the most prolific designer and manufacturer of new RF/microwave products. I am amazed at the number of new devices they announce. Salvador Dali: The Persistence of Memory - RF CafeThis month PMI offers 8 more, including 5 switches, an LNA, a SDLVA, and a diplexer. PMI also typically has really well-done photos of their products, but when I saw this 1P8T RF switch it made me think of this ;-)

Saelig Debuts Novel RFP Smart Fieldmeter® Kits

Saelig Debuts Novel RFP Smart Fieldmeter® Kits - RF CafeSaelig Company has introduced the RFP Smart Fieldmeter® Kits which contain all that is needed for making calibrated RF field strength measurements from 0.2 MHz to 18 GHz, including a calibrated field strength meter, a calibrated Omnifield Antenna®, and a 6" table tripod. Designed for budget-conscious RF engineers, the RFP Smart Fieldmeters combine the major features of professional quality test equipment with the convenience and simplicity of a multimeter. They can be used ...

Antenova Intros Similis Ultra-Low Profile Antenna for 3G, LTE and MIMO

Antenova Intros Similis Ultra-Low Profile Antenna for 3G, LTE and MIMO - RF CafeAs the doors open for Embedded World 2016, Antenova, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, is revealing a new SMD antenna called Similis, which offers an exceptionally low profile solution for 3G, LTE and MIMO applications. The Similis antenna measures just 40 x 10 x 1.6 mm, making it literally half the height of the popular Lucida which Antenova introduced last year. This exceptionally slim antenna will definitely be ...

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