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Press Release & Product Announcement Archive: 2017 (#2)

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everything RF Intros BuildBot Website Builder for Engineering Companies

everything RF Introduces BuildBot - A Website Builder for Engineering Companies - RF CafeAt IMS 2017, everything RF has introduced the most powerful website builder tool for product driven engineering companies. You no longer need to go to a developer or agency and spend large amounts of money to get your website developed. BuildBot.io starts at only $100 / month and enables you to build a powerful website where you can add your complete product catalog, press releases / news stories, events, distributors, application notes and white papers and much more. Lead generation is also built in to the platform, allowing you ...

Withwave Intros Vertical Launch 2.4 mm Connector (50 GHz)

WithWave Intros Vertical Launch 2.4 mm Connector (50 GHz) - RF CafeWithwave's Vertical Launch Connectors are specially designed for solderless vertical PCB launch on test & measurement board. These connectors have excellent electrical transition performance up to 50 GHz as well as reduce installation time by eliminating soldering. DC to 50 GHz, 2.4 mm type (female, male), excellent vertical transition (VSWR <1.3), easy & solderless installation on designed substrate ...

Triad RF Systems Intros 30-3000 MHz, 3 W Bi-Directional Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros 30-3000 MHz, 3 W Bi-Directional Amplifier - RF CafeThe TTRM1010 is a Bi-Directional SSPA for small to medium size UAS applications. In addition to its broad frequency range it also contains internal DC conversion circuitry that allows it to be powered by an input voltage range of 9-36 VDC. This class A GaAs module is designed for both military and commercial applications. It is capable of supporting any signal type and modulation format, including but not limited to 3-4G telecom, WLAN, OFDM, DVB, and CW/AM/FM. The latest device technologies and design methods are employed ...

EDI CON USA 2017 Announces European Radar Summit

EDI CON USA 2017 Announces European Radar Summit - RF CafeThe Electronic Design Innovation Conference and Exhibition (EDI CON) USA, the first industry event to bring together RF/microwave and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators, announced today the addition of the European Radar Summit to its conference program at the Hynes Convention Center, September 11-13 in Boston, Mass. EDI CON USA 2017 is building on its inaugural 2016 conference with multiple parallel tracks covering RF/microwave, high-speed digital and EMC/EMI topics. The conference features extended tutorials and short courses on ...

Southwest Antennas Intros Rugged GPS Passive L1 Antenna

Southwest Antennas Releases New Rugged GPS Passive L1 Antenna with Integrated Flexible Coaxial Gooseneck - RF CafeSouthwest Antennas, an industry leader in innovative rugged RF / microwave antennas and accessory products, has released a new GPS passive L1 antenna with integrated coaxial RF gooseneck, adding to their existing line of passive and active GPS antenna products for the military, law enforcement, and commercial markets. The integrated gooseneck allows the GPS antenna to be utilized on tactical radio systems where multiple antenna RF connectors and control knobs can located in a small space, giving users the ability to position ...

 

 

ConductRF Flexible RF Cables to Replace Semi-Rigid or Hand Formable

ConductRF Flexible RF Cables to Replace Semi-Rigid or Hand Formable - RF CafeConductRF's LSA cables provide one of the most optimum and cost effective solutions for applications as diverse as alternatives to semi-rigid cabling, where complex forming is required, to easy to install jumper cables inside densely packaged RF enclosures where EMI is of concern. Using our low profile SMA and type-N "Swept Cable" configurations, ConductRF can provide R/A assemblies with no VSWR performance loss when compared ...

 

Vaunix Intros Attenuators and Signal Generator in IMS2017 Booth #848

Vaunix Technology Intros Attenuators and Signal Generator in Booth #848 at IMS2017 - RF CafeVaunix, a leading developer of programmable wireless test devices, will be introducing their latest attenuators and signal generator in the 5G/IoT Pavilion at booth #848 at IMS 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 6th-8th. Capable of bidirectional fixed attenuation, swept attenuation ramps, and fading profiles, the Vaunix LDA-602Q 4 port programmable attenuator provides up to 120 dB of control range with a 0.1 dB step size from 200 MHz to 6 GHz. Each of 4 RF ports of this device has a 50 ohm impedance with VSWR less than ...

everythingRF Reporting on IMS2017

everything RFeverythingRF will again this year be providing up-to-the-minute coverage IMS2017 logo - RF Cafeof the IMS2017 show in Honolulu ...

 

Saelig Intros LeCroy's WaveSurfer 510 10 GSa/s Touchscreen O-scope

Saelig Intros Teledyne LeCroy's WaveSurfer 510 4-Channel 1 GHz 10 GSa/s 32 Mpt Touchscreen Oscilloscope - RF CafeSaelig Company has announced the availability of the Teledyne LeCroy WaveSurfer 510 oscilloscope, which combines advanced 1 GHz 10 GSa/s specifications including MAUI with OneTouch user interface, powerful waveform processing, as well as advanced math, measurement, and debug features, to create an engineering tool that can help quickly analyze and find the root cause of circuit problems. The 12.1" touch-screen display of the WaveSurfer 510 is the largest in its class and makes viewing intricate waveforms fast and easy. The WaveSurfer 510 Oscilloscope ...

Triad RF Systems Intros 3000-3600 MHz Broadcast Power Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros 3000-3600 MHz Broadcast Powe Amplifier - RF CafeThe new TA1205 is a GaN amplifier that operates at 3000-3600 MHz and offers an output power of up to 10 watts. It boasts a small form factor and light weight, while keeping a high power output which makes it ideal for ENG Broadcast applications where distance and mobility is key. This class A, GaN module is designed for both military and commercial applications. It is capable of supporting any signal type and modulation format, including but not limited to 3-4G telecom, WLAN, OFDM, DVB ...

MWJ Offers 5G mmWave Communications Course and eBook

Microwave Journal Offers 5G mmWave Communications Course and eBook from Prof Rappaport of NYU Wireless - RF CafeMicrowave Journal is now providing Professor Ted Rappaport's 2-day online course, slides and eBook. Previously recorded by IEEE Com Soc, the course covers the fundamental communications, circuits, antennas and propagation issues surrounding emerging 60 GHz wireless LAN and mmWave cellular / backhaul applications. The course was developed and delivered by Professor Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, a pioneering researcher and educator in mmWave wireless communications, wireless systems and radio propagation ...

 

ConductRF Low-PIM Cable Assemblies - DC to 110 GHz - RF Cafe

ConductRF Low-PIM Cable Assemblies - DC to 110 GHz - RF CafeConductRF offers Straight & R/A low PIM connectors for 7/16, N, SMA, QMA, 4.1/9.5 and 4.3/10 interfaces. PIM levels vary depending on cable and configuration. We also offer Adapters. Download our datasheets by clicking the pictures above for more detail of call us at +1 978 374 6840 ...

 

 

LabVIEW NXG Is a Back to Basics Release

LabVIEW NXG Is a Back to Basics Release - RF CafeNational Instruments (NI) has released LabVIEW NXG as a return to more codeless development platform, as it began many moons ago. I used the DOS versions in the 1990s. Maybe NXG stands for 'next generation,' but more appropriately it would be 'native generation.' "LabVIEW NXG offers engineering workflows for interactively acquiring, analyzing, and visualizing data sets. Combined with built-in, drag-and-drop engineering user interface development and inherent data exploration, LabVIEW NXG is the ideal tool to turn data collection ..."

Anatech Intros Notch, Bandpass, and Multiplexer Filters

Anatech Electronics Intros Notch, Bandpass, and Multiplexer Filters - RF CafeAnatech has introduced 3 new products for your convenience: a 10 MHz crystal notch filter with SMA connectors, a 2412 MHz WiFi cavity bandpass filter with SMA connectors, and a 10-900 MHz LC multiplexer with N connectors. 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 ...

Teledyne Defence & Space to Supply Thousands of Filters and Diplexers

Teledyne Defence & Space Awarded Contract to Supply Thousands of Filters and Diplexers for Space Payloads - RF CafeTeledyne Defence & Space, a business unit of Teledyne Microwave Solutions, announced today that it has been selected to manufacture over 5,000 Filters and Diplexers to support a space payload application for a large satellite program. In recognition of the company's expanding portfolio of space-based products and capabilities, last year the former Teledyne Defence changed its corporate name to Teledyne Defence & Space (TDS). This new contract award underscores the commitment TDS is bringing to space market ...

Antenova's New Grandis Antenna for ISM, LPWAN, IoT and Smart Cities

Antenova's New Grandis Antenna for ISM, LPWAN, IoT and Smart Cities - RF CafeAntenova, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, is announcing a new antenna, Grandis, part number SR42I010. It is an SMD antenna that is physically smaller yet provides enhanced performance in the 863-870 MHz and 902-928 MHz bands. It directly targets the growing number of M2M and IoT applications using the LPWAN protocols. With Grandis, Antenova has reduced the footprint of the LPWAN antenna to 12.0 x 11.0 x 1.6 mm, while also enhancing the antenna's performance ...

VidaRF Announces 64-Way, 3.4-4.2 GHz, SMA Power Divider

VidaRF Announces 64-Way, 3.4-4.2 GHz, SMA Power Divider - RF CafeGet your SMA torque wrench oiled and calibrated! VidaRF offers new 64-way power divider model VPD-3442A64, with a frequency range from 3.4-4.2 GHz. Providing 30 W power as splitter and low insertion loss. SMA connectors. This model also provides high isolation port to port (≥20 dB) and excellent amplitude and phase balance (≤±10°). Operating temp -55 to +85 °C . Sealed and painted to meet IP65 standards ...

The Benefits of Antenna Testing

Antenna Test Lab Co Anechoic Chamber - RF CafeGlenn Robb, owner of Antenna Test Lab Company, wrote a white paper titled "The Benefits of Antenna Testing" which is now available on RF Cafe. Since 2001, AntennaTestLab.com has evaluated countless antennas and RF transmitter products. With a fully anechoic chamber, antennas can be quickly developed and RF products refined and deployed. The key phrase in the paper is "...risks of non-testing ... often lead to impaired wireless system performance and poor product reputations." That applies to stand-alone, surface mount, and printed antennas. Can you afford to not test? "Wishful thinking is not a good system test practice ..."

 

3D Smith Chart Software is Here!

3D Smith Chart v1.0 Software - RF Cafe Cool ProductDr. Andrei Muller, progenitor of the world's first 3D Smith Chart software program, has teamed with a handful of able colleagues to release this commercial version of this paradigm-changing design and analysis tool. 3D Smith Chart enables you to visualize S-parameter data in ways not possible from the Flatland dweller's perspective that is the traditional 2D Smith chart. Flatland existed in a plane, and from an observer's perspective a 3-dimensional object entering the plane from along the Z-axis seemed to appear out of nowhere ...

Planar Monolithic Industries' (PMI) May Product Announcement

Planar Monolithic Industries' (PMI) May Product Announcement - RF CafePlanar Monolithic Industries (PMI) recently introduced eight new products in their extensive line of RF and microwave components. The most interesting is the Feasibility Study on PMI RF Radar Sense & Avoid Systems for Small UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems), i.e., a drone carrying radar. Also included are a couple 16-way power combiners, an EW receiver module, an and amplifier. Contact PMI today for more information ...

 

Axiom Test Equipment Offers Many White Papers on Testing

Axiom Test Equipment Offers Many White Papers on Testing - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, a provider of efficient and cost effective solutions customers' test equipment needs, publishes a blog containing how-to articles and tutorials covering the use and application of many types of test equipment. Examples include "Measuring Phase Noise And Why It Matters," "Gain Some Guidance On Amplifier Measurements," "Add an Amplifier for High-Power RF Testing," and "Considerations In Choosing an Environmental Chamber." Since 2005, Axiom Test Equipment has ...

See Pasternack in Booth #514 at IEEE IMS 2017 in Honolulu

Pasternack to Exhibit at the 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium in Honolulu - RF CafeThis year at IMS 2017, Pasternack's team of engineers will be in booth #514 promoting hundreds of newly released products. Since the 2016 exhibition, the company greatly expanded its portfolio of waveguide products including waveguide direct read attenuators, waveguide directional couplers, waveguide bends, transitions and much more. Additionally, Pasternack will be exhibiting new active components including USB controlled PLL synthesizers, high-power GaN amplifiers, active frequency ...

Troll's Network LinkBox Network Bridge Between Air and Ground Operations

Troll's Network LinkBox Provides a Network Bridge Between Air and Ground Operations - RF CafeTroll's LinkBox manages IP network payloads, cameras, antennas, encoding, decoding, encryption, reception and transmission using DVB-T, TCDLs and MIMO. The LinkBox is compatible with leading mapping interfaces and provides seamless network bridge between air and ground operations. Its multi-port Ethernet switch and power distribution systems allows for the rapid integration of third-party equipment, ensuring that ...

 

Troll Systems Intros 8-Input Diversity Receiver

Troll Systems Intros 8-Input Diversity Receiver and Remote Antenna Site IP -Based Controller - RF CafeShown for the first time a NAB Troll's DMR series receivers combines a multi-channel microwave receiver with a remote site diversity antenna controller. The combination provides a two (2) to eight (8) channel diversity receiver for remote Electronic News Gathering (ENG) or law enforcement antenna sites. The DMR processor performs video decryption, encryption, video and audio decoding for local monitoring and secure IP transport to remote control centers. The DMR's front panel touchscreen enables live video and audio preview, control and ...

Empower RF Systems Remote Live Demonstrations at IMS 2017

Visit Empower RF Systems at IMS 2017 Booth 1007 for Remote Live Demonstrations - RF CafeEmpower RF Systems is conducting remote live demonstrations of our broadband, high power 1 kW, 1 to 3 GHz amplifier, Booth 1007. The amplifier will be housed in Los Angeles and viewed in the Hawaii exhibit venue with live streaming video while remotely controlling the amplifier from the exhibit floor through a standard web browser. What you will see is a demonstration of remote operation of the Empower 2170 1 kW RF amplifier in a test setup that includes a signal generator ...

Empower RF Systems IMS 2017 "Multi-Use Interoperable RF Amplifier"

Empower RF Systems IMS 2017 Technical Presentation "Multi-Use Interoperable RF Amplifier" - RF CafeOn Tuesday, June 6th, Empower RF's CTO, Paulo Correa, will be presenting the topic "Multi-Use Interoperable RF Amplifier" to an audience of IMS attendees at the Exhibitor Workshop, 1pm to 3pm, Room 318/319 of the Hawai'i Convention Center. The RF system amplifier has not evolved in any significant way since the inclusion of the microcontroller twenty years ago. That's a remarkable statement given the advancements seen in virtually every other application of RF products and test systems. In this workshop, we will define and evaluate power amplifier ...

App Note to Optimize the OCW Coffee Can Radar Using NI AWR Software

New Application Note Describes How to Optimize the OCW Coffee Can Radar Design Using NI AWR Software - RF CafeA new NI AWR Design Environment application note describes how the original design of a simple coffee-can radar from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare (OCW) online course was redesigned and optimized using the system, circuit and electromagnetic (EM) analysis capabilities of NI AWR software. The redesign was done using Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) system-level design software and AXIEM and Analyst™ EM simulators such that the "re-caffeinated" radar system ...

ConductRF FPA Cable Assemblies, DC to 60 GHz

ConductRF FPA Cable Assemblies, DC to 60 GHz - RF CafeConductRF's FPA RF Cable Assemblies provide a cost effective high performance solution for applications typically supported by Semi-Rigid or high cost flexible precision cables. Our Multi-layer shielded cable provides both flexibility and form-ability by combining a flexible spiral foil over which is a tin plated copper braid which can be formed. This create a half-way situation, but with added benefits of lower costs, improved performance and enhanced shielding. FPA Cables are available on short lead-times with custom ...

Anatech Electronics Newsletter - May 2017

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for May 2017 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its April newsletter. As always, it includes both company news and some tidbits about relevant industry happenings. In it, Sam Benzacar discusses, among other topics, the challenge the Department of Defense will have with commercial services looking to operate in the millimeter-wave bands for 5G, where military satellite and radars now operate without significant threat of interference. He also mentions research in progress that allows Wi-Fi to generate 3D tracking maps ...

Aaronia Intros IsoLOG 3D Mobile Antenna

Aaronia Intros IsoLOG 3D Mobile Antenna - RF CafeThe new IsoLOG 3D Mobile, Aaronia's latest development, is an ultra-light and small isotropic antenna which is compatible to any spectrum analyzer. It is directly ready for use and is a perfect plug and play solution for 3D measurements in limited time frames. The antenna requires no software installation, no power connection and no hardware changes. It is connectable via the N (male) connector to any analyzer or oscilloscope. Each IsoLOG 3D Mobile includes an internal, rechargeable battery, offering a run-time of 6 hours, and a switchable low ...

Microwave Journal Announces Redesigned Web Site

Microwave Journal Announces Redesigned Web Site - RF CafeMicrowave Journal has released a redesigned web site on ePublishing's latest responsive platform for the best viewing experience on all types of devices and screen sizes. The ePublishing platform is a SEO-friendly, taxonomy-driven web site that automatically presents related content, community, commerce, advertising and special offers. The new Microwave Journal home page is more image-driven providing a more visual experience for the user and features embedded video, featured stories, white papers, current issue, buyer's guide ...

Triad RF Systems' 20-1000 MHz Bidirectional Low SWAP Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros 20-1000 MHz Bidirectional Low SWAP Amplifier - RF CafeTriad RF Systems introduces the TTRM1019 broadband bi-directional low SWAP amplifier utilizing GaN devices, making it well suited for EW / SIGINT applications. Its extremely fast switching speed and high linearity also make the TTRM1019 an ideal solution for JTRS applications. This class AB GaN module is designed for both military and commercial applications. It is capable of supporting any signal type and modulation format, including but not limited to 3-4G telecom, WLAN, OFDM, DVB, and CW/AM/FM ...

IPP Intros the IPP-3206 Broadband Dual Directional Coupler

IPP Intros the IPP-3206 Broadband Dual Directional Coupler - RF CafeInnovative Power Products, Inc., is proud to introduce one of its newest broadband Dual Directional Couplers, Model IPP-3206, a 200 watt coupler covering 20-520 MHz., in a very small 1.16" X 1.76" package with SMA connectors. Insertion loss is <0.40 dB, main line VSWR is <1.25:1, coupled flatness is +/-0.60 dB and directivity is greater than 20 dB ...

 

 

Modelithics COMPLETE Library v17.1 for NI AWR Design Environment

Modelithics COMPLETE Library Release v17.1 for for NI AWR Design Environment - RF CafeThe latest release of the Modelithics COMPLETE Library™ for NI AWR Design Environment™, version 17.1, is now available, containing 44 new models and introducing several new model features. New advanced scalable simulation models for RF and microwave components from twenty (20) different vendors have been added to the version 17.1 release, including Microwave Global Models™ for capacitors from ATC, AVX, IPDiA (now part of Murata), Johanson Technology, KEMET, Murata, ST Microelectronics, and Taiyo Yuden. New inductor models are ...

 

Saelig Intros Spectran HF-80200 V5 RSA 20 GHz Realtime SpecAn

Saelig Introduces Spectran HF-80200 V5 RSA 20 GHz Realtime Spectrum Analyzer - RF CafeSaelig Company announces the availability of the Spectran HF-80200 V5 RSA rack-mounted real-time 9 kHz-20 GHz Spectrum Analyzer that can capture even intermittent signal transmissions. Most spectrum analyzers take time to scan through the frequency range and can miss sporadic signals. But the Spectran HF-80200 V5 RSA has been designed with a remarkable scanning speed and recording time: the analyzer scans from 9 kHz to 20 GHz in less than 20 ms, so that even erratic transmissions or interference can be captured ...

Copper Mountain: Test an RF Coaxial Cable Using a VNA

How to Test an RF Coaxial Cable Using a VNA - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies has made available a whitepaper titled How to Test an RF Coaxial Cable using a VNA. "RF coaxial cables are high precision test assemblies, which along with a calibration kit, adapters and a torque wrench ensure the integrity of the measurements taken by test equipment such as a Vector Network Analyzer. An ideal cable transfers maximum RF energy while incurring as little loss as possible. To choose the best cable for a test solution, one has to consider several factors such as: operating frequency ..."

Skyworks' Ultra-Low Loss DPDT Antenna Swap Switch

Skyworks' Ultra-Low Loss DPDT Antenna Swap Switch - RF CafeSkyworks has launched its new ultra-low loss DPDT switch, the SKY13698-694LF, which is designed for smartphones, data cards, and MiFi® hotspots. This device delivers the lowest insertion loss, high isolation antenna swap DPDT switch currently available on the market. With industry-leading insertion loss across all cellular bands, the switch maintains isolation >30 dB at 3.8 GHz, preventing signal leakage and mitigating Rx desense issues. Its wide frequency range of 0.4 to 5.9 GHz makes it the first cellular antenna swap device to support ...

Pasternack Intros 4.3-10 Connectors and Adapters up to 6 GHz

Pasternack Intros 4.3-10 Connectors and Adapters with Maximum Operating Frequency of 6 GHz - RF Cafe"Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released 18 new 4.3-10 connectors and adapters with maximum operating frequency of 6 GHz and VSWR as low as 1.08:1. Typical applications include custom cable assemblies, feeder cables, mobile communications systems, base stations, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells. Pasternack's new 4.3-10 connectors and adapters feature low coupling torque and low-PIM performance ..."

 

ConductRF Phase Matching Cable Solutions

ConductRF Phase Matching Cable Solutions - RF CafeConductRF's skill in the manufacturing of Phase Matched RF Cable Solutions is second to none. We have phase matched a diverse array of solutions from Low Frequency RG and LMR Cables to more premium exotic cables up to 70 GHz. With a broad base of standard connectors and cables in stock, we turn solutions around fast. Phase Matched cables are required in many applications and for various reasons. Common application include Phase Arrayed Radar & Broadcasting systems to allow directional focus, but ...

 

Anatech Electronics Product Update, May 8, 2017

Anatech Electronics Product Update, May 8, 2017 - 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 products for your convenience: a connectorized 1.300-1.530 GHz circulator, a 10.7 MHz crystal filter, and a 902-928 MHz ceramic bandpass Filter for the ISM band ...

 

NI to Sponsor MWJ Webinar on RF/Microwave Filters

NI to Sponsor Microwave Journal Technical Webinar on RF/Microwave Filters - RF CafeNI will sponsor an upcoming Microwave Journal technical webinar on RF and microwave filter design. Presented by Dr. Bob Froelich, an RF and microwave engineer with 30 years of experience in designing circuits and systems for radar, radio astronomy and wireless communications, the webinar introduces attendees to core filter concepts, parameters and topologies. Topics covered will include low-pass filters with lumped elements, using filter tables, transformation to band pass, the importance of Q, the impedance inverter concept and coupled-resonator filters ...

 

Werbel Microwave Intros 2-way 5-2500 MHz Splitter

Werbel Microwave Intros 2-way 5-2500 MHz Splitter - RF CafeModel 2PSZ525 from Werbel Microwave is a low frequency broadband splitter, covering 5-2,500 MHz in a continuous band. Werbel's own, hand-wound coils make it possible to achieve such broadband performance. Typical SWR is 1.4:1, typical isolation 20 dB across the band. Phase and amp balance is 5 degrees, 0.7 dB max across the entire band. Case measures 1.8x1.5x0.9 inches. SMA or N female options available ...

 

Empower RF Systems' 2017 / 2018 Corporate Capabilities Catalog

Empower RF Systems' New 2017 Corporate Capabilities Catalog - RF CafeNewly available is Empower RF Systems latest brochure describing the capabilities and features of the most advanced RF amplifier systems available in the world. Topics include: Big Power Best in Class SWaP, Industry First Scalable Pulsed Power, Software Definable – Future Proof - Reconfigurable, Interoperable – Multi Domain, Remote Control, Monitoring, and Debug, Multi Function Building Block Modules. Empower RF Systems is the technological leader in smart ...

 

Rohde & Schwarz: Spectrum Analyzer Fundamentals

Rohde & Schwarz: Spectrum Analyzer Fundamentals - RF CafeAs wireless devices and systems spread across every industry, spectrum analyzers serve as an essential RF test tool for characterizing signals and making frequency measurements. Download Rohde & Schwarz's definitive guide to understanding the technology behind spectrum analyzer measurements. In this primer you will learn about: Basics of Spectrum Analysis: Time and frequency domains, FFT analyzers, analyzers using the heterodyne principle, settings for using a spectrum ...

Saelig Intros PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscopes w/25 GHz BW

Saelig Intros PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscopes with 25 GHz Bandwidth - RF CafeSaelig Company announces that the Pico Technology PicoScope 9300 family of sampling oscilloscopes has been expanded with two new 25 GHz models - the PicoScope 9301-25 and 9341-25 models. These USB-controlled sampling oscilloscopes, designed for working with repetitive signals, are a low-cost alternative to extremely expensive high-end GHz benchtop scopes. The PicoScope 9300 series offers affordable high-integrity options for viewing and measuring RF and microwave signals, signal paths, and RF networks. These high-speed sampling oscilloscopes ...

BBTLine Intros Version 2 of Their 4-W RF Splitter / Combiner

BBTLine Intros Version 2 of Their 4-W RF Splitter / Combiner - RF CafeCompleting the family of six splitter / combiner products, BBTLine Introduces the "Version 2" SMP-Connectorized 4-Way RF Splitter / Combiner. This is a patented broadband 4-way RF Splitter / Combiner with SMP Smooth-Bore Connectors. 0.5 to 6 GHz, 1.7 dB IL @ 6 GHz, ±0.15 dB amplitude and ±2.5° phase balance. This RF splitter is not a typical Wilkinson-style device, but a design which yields a more compact splitter/combiner with excellent low loss RF characteristics and high power handling ...

 

Cobham Antenna Systems: Countering the Unlawful Use of Drones

Cobham Antenna Systems: Countering the Unlawful Use of Drones - RF CafeCobham Antenna Systems, a market-leading antenna manufacturer, draws on its vast range of resources to provide antenna solutions for systems designed to compromise the unlawful use of drones. A selection of these antennas will be on display on the Cobham Booth, #1631, at AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2017, 8-11 May, Dallas, USA. The range consists of four main types of antenna which can be combined or configured in arrays for a multitude of scenarios. The antenna types are: Wideband Omni-Directional; Directional Helix, Directional Flat ...

 

Skyworks Releases 5G Technology Paper

Skyworks Releases 5G Technology Paper - RF Cafe"Skyworks Solutions today released a new white paper, '5G in Perspective - A Pragmatic Guide to What's Next,' providing the company's insights into the quickly evolving fifth generation (5G) global telecommunications standard. The paper examines the current state of LTE networks, discusses ways it could evolve to deliver a 5G user experience, and identifies the tools and techniques required to support a 100x improvement in data throughput. Current projections suggest 5G data rates will approach 10 times the fastest 4G speeds of today. Leveraging its technology ..."

 

Pasternack Free-Running Reference Oscillators at 10, 50, and 100 MHz

Pasternack Introduces New Line of Free-Running Reference Oscillators with Output Frequencies of 10 MHz, 50 MHz and 100 MHz - RF CafePasternack has released six new free-running reference oscillators that generate a highly stable and accurate output frequency response with low phase noise and spurious performance levels, making them ideal in phase locked loops, function generators, frequency synthesizers and receivers for communication, radar, navigation, surveillance and test and measurement applications. These free-running, fixed-tuned oscillators use a high-stability internal crystal reference as an integral part of the phase-locked assembly with a buffered amplifier output stage for improved ...

 

App Note: Testing & Matching PCB Antennas

Testing & Matching PCB Antennas App Note - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies ha published a white paper titled Testing & Matching PCB Antennas: Switches and Other Options. "Connecting to an Antenna Under Test (AUT) integral to a Device (DUT) may involve some tradeoffs between measurement accuracy, electrical considerations, and mechanical ruggedness. In this paper, we describe some aspects of this connection with practical advice for such test and measurement scenarios. A test port will usually be at a 50 ohm point. If the design includes a coax switch for inspection and final test purposes, an antenna test sample can be produced ...

NuWaves Engineering Expands State of the Art in Multipaction

NuWaves Engineering Team Expands State of the Art in Multipaction Performance - RF CafeHere is a note on multipaction. NuWaves Engineering, a veteran-owned small business providing advanced radio frequency (RF) and microwave solutions, announced today that the bandpass filter designed for the Global Positioning System's (GPS) L1 band as part of the Air Force Research Lab's (AFRL) Technologically Advanced N-plexer for GPS III Operation (TANGO) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II project has successfully completed multipaction testing. The results of the testing proved that NuWaves' TANGO design will raise the bar for space qualified components. "NuWaves is extremely proud of our progress to help AFRL advance ...

Anatech's New LC LPF, LC Multiplexer, and WiFi Outdoor BPF Filter

Anatech Electronics Offers New LC Lowpass Filter, LC Multiplexer, and WiFi Cavity Band Pass Filter for Outdoors - 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 products for your convenience: a surface mount 12 MHz LC lowpass filter, a 10-900 MHz LC multiplexer , and a 2,412 MHz WiFi cavity bandpass filter for outdoors ...

 

Rohde & Schwarz RF & Bench Reference Guide

Rohde & Schwarz RF & Bench Reference Guide - RF CafeOscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Supplies, Signal Generators, VNAs and more. Their use is as broad and diverse as the devices developed with them. Numerous documents exist about what they are and which ones are 'the best'. RF & Bench Essentials Reference Guide takes a step back and covers the Essentials of RF and bench instrumentation including vertical resolution, sample rate and memory depth. What is phase noise, resolution bandwidth or demodulation? Why should I care about frequency setting time or ...

Southwest Antennas Omnidirectionals for HMS Military Radio Systems

Southwest Antennas Omnidirectional Antennas for NextGen HMS Military Radio Systems - RF CafeSouthwest Antennas, an industry leader in innovative rugged antenna products, has released a new line of omnidirectional antenna solutions designed specifically for existing and upcoming JTRS military radio waveform standards that utilize the UHF, L, and S Bands, such as the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW). Designed for use on handheld or manpack radio systems, these antennas are focused on the band-specific needs of current warfighters and are fully compatible with deployed radio units currently in use, in addition ..."

RCL Microwave Characterizes 32 GHz Broadband Dielectric

RCL Microwave Achieves 32 GHz Broadband Dielectric Characterization - RF CafeMicrowave engineers at RCL Microwave have executed their first successful test and dielectric measurement of a thin, flexible 200 micron thick glass material using novel measurement fixtures and methods capable of broadband dielectric material characterization. The test was performed and successfully completed using unique broadband measurement fixtures and the phase difference method, which provides 10,000 data points from 1 MHz to 32 GHz. A 32 GHz broadband test fixture has been combined with the Phase Difference Dielectric Characterization Method to generate data across the entire frequency spectrum of interest ...

Saelig Intros Economical 6½ Digit Benchtop Multimeter

Saelig Intros Economical 6½ Digit Benchtop Multimeter - RF CafeSaelig Company has introduced the Siglent SDM3065X - an economical 6½ digit dual-display digital multimeter that is suited to high-precision, multifunction, and automation measurement applications. It combines basic high-accuracy measurement functions, with multiple math and display choices, and special features including histogram, trend chart, bar chart, statistics, hold measurement, dBm, etc. The SDM3065X multimeter's front panel features a 4.3" (480 x 272) high resolution color TFT-LCD display ...

ConductRF Supports Your MIL-DTL-38999 RF Cabling Needs

ConductRF Supports Your MIL-DTL-38999 RF Cabling Needs - RF CafeConductRF introduces custom Multi-Port RF Solutions using the Mil D38999 Standards for applications across both military and commercial markets from DC to 60 GHz. The D38999 standards provide a huge commonly available Multi-Port configuration range which ConductRF uses to enhance with both Mil Standard and precision RF solutions. With significant high frequency capabilities and its state of the art phase matching techniques, ConductRF provides support that includes state of the art phase ...

 

PMI's April Product Announcement

Planar Monolithic Industries' (PMI) April Product Announcement - RF CafePlanar Monolithic Industries (PMI) recently introduced three new products in their extensive line of RF and microwave components. One is the LNA-35-500M2D5G-0D6-25-12-SFF 35 dB low noise amplifier (LNA) covering 0.5 to 2.5 GHz. Another is a DTA-14G40G-32-CD-2, 32 dB 10-bit programmable attenuator (DTA) for frequency range of 14.0 to 40.0 GHz, and another is a 2-18 GHz 8-Bit, vector phase shifter (VPS) ...

Triad RF Systems Intros 4400-5000 MHz, 25W Dual Bi-Directional SSPA

Triad RF Systems Intros 4400-5000 MHz, 25W Dual Bi-Directional SSPA - RF CafeThe TTRM1008D GaAs amplifier operates at a frequency range of 4400 MHz to 5000 MHz and has a power output of 25 Watts, while still maintaining a compact form factor of 5.63 x 6.13 x 0.69 inches. This unit also features internal protection against over/under voltage and excessive temperature conditions, which coupled with its rugged construction, ensure fault-free operation in even the most extreme environments. RF Systems Ships Dual Channel C-Band ...

Whitepaper: What Makes a Good VNA?

Copper Mountain Technologies: What Makes a Good VNA? - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies has published a whitepaper titled, "What Makes a Good VNA?" CMT manufactures Vector Network Analyzers with a USB interface. "Everyone knows that a good VNA should have both excellent hardware performance and an easy to use software interface with useful post-processing capabilities. But there are numerous VNAs in the market with different performance levels; some of them are economy grade, and others are truly laboratory test grade. So what ..."

 

Saelig Intros 200 MHz SDS1202X-E 'Super Phosphor' Oscilloscope

Saelig Intros Economical 200 MHz SDS1202X-E "Super Phosphor" Oscilloscope - RF CafeSaelig Company has introduced the Siglent SDS1202X-E 200MHz Digital Oscilloscope with improved Super Phosphor Technology at a remarkably affordable price. With a real-time sampling rate of 1 GSa/s, this new 200 MHz scope features waveform capture rates of up to 100,000 wfms/s in normal mode and 400,000 wfms/s in sequence mode. The SDS1202X-E has a waveform record memory of up to 14 Mpoints, and a 256-level color and intensity grading and color temperature display. Together, these technologies have been collectively dubbed by the manufacturer ...

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for April 2017

Anatech Electronics Newsletter for April 2017 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its April newsletter. As always, it includes both company news and some tidbits about relevant industry happenings. In it, Sam Benzacar discusses, among other topics, the court battle battle between AT&T and Rivada Mercury Networks regarding the National Public Safety Broadband Network administered by FirstNet, build-out of IoT services, and Google fiber. Anatech's business is to make certain that system and circuit designers have capable filters available to assure successful ...

BBTLine Intros Unique Line of Broadband Power Combiners / Dividers

BBTLine Intros Unique Line of Broadband Power Combiners / Dividers - RF CafeBBTLine LLC (Broadband Transmission Line) has introduced a unique patented design which allows for more compact devices while maintaining low insertion loss (higher RF power handling... > 20 watts as a splitter), excellent return loss and excellent amplitude and phase balance. Although there are endless RF power splitters / combiners to choose from on the market, once you start narrowing the search criteria down to 1) Broadband, 2) Surface Mount, and 3) Higher RF Power Rating characteristics, the number of choices is reduced considerably. BBTLine's line of surface-mount ...

Triad RF Systems Intros 5700-5900 MHz, 25W Bi-Directional Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros 5700-5900 MHz, 25W Bi-Directional Amplifier - RF CafeThe TTRM1090 GaAs amplifier operates at a frequency range of 5700 MHz to 5900 MHz and has a power output of 25 Watts, while still maintaining a compact form factor of 5.3 x 3.25 x 0.57 inches. This unit also features internal protection against over/under voltage and excessive temperature conditions, which coupled with its rugged construction, ensure fault-free operation in even the most extreme environments. This class A GaAs module is designed for both military and commercial applications. It is capable of supporting any ...

Join Empower RF Systems at the EW Symposium Point Mugu

Join Empower RF Systems at the Electronic Warfare Symposium Point Mugu - RF CafeAs EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other air, ground, surface space and cyberspace systems. The need for multi-purpose, multimode, flexible software defined EW systems is being clearly and widely communicated by the DOD EW community. Empower RF has developed the world's first software definable high power RF amplifiers, an essential element for adaptable multi-mode EW systems. Come visit us to learn more at the Point Mugu Electronic Warfare ...

Keysight Technologies to Present Vision for 5G Evolution at WAMICON 2017

Keysight Technologies to Present a Vision for 5G Evolution at WAMICON 2017 - RF Cafe"Keysight experts will be at WAMICON 2017 (April 24–25), an annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Conference, to discuss everything from circuit-level modeling to system verification for general RF, microwave, millimeter wave for 4G, emerging 5G communications, and aerospace & defense. Keysight also will be demonstrating the latest ADS 2016, EMPro and SystemVue software, as well as a range of RF and microwave tools that include the ENA network analyzer, MXG X-Series RF vector signal generator and MXA multi-touch signal analyzer ...

AT&T Debuts 5G Channel Sounder 'Porcupine' with NI

AT&T Debuts 5G Channel Sounder 'Porcupine' with NI  - RF Cafe"The 'Porcupine' is out, and it's making its debut in all its shiny grandeur. Nicknamed 'Porcupine' within AT&T, a new millimeter-wave channel sounder was introduced this week as a first-of-its-kind device. Looking a bit like something that might be walking and talking in a Star Wars movie, the sounder was developed with the help of National Instruments (NI) to capture how wireless signals are affected in a given environment. It can be used to measure how signals reflect off of, or are blocked by, objects like trees ..."

Pasternack 1.0 mm Flexible VNA Test Cables Operate up to 110 GHz

Pasternack Introduces New Series of 1.0 mm Flexible VNA Test Cables Operating up to 110 GHz - RF Cafe"Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released four new 1.0 mm flexible VNA test cables that are designed to deliver precision testing results for Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) testing, semiconductor probe testing, automotive radar testing and military radar testing. They are ideal for applications such as test benches, radar, microwave radio and millimeter wave radio. Pasternack's four new high-performance, flexible VNA test cables operate at up to 110 GHz and deliver precise results for testing ..."

NI to Sponsor Microwave Journal Introduction to Radar Webinar

NI to Sponsor Microwave Journal Introduction to Radar Webinar - RF CafeOn Tuesday, April 18, NI/AWR will sponsor a Microwave Journal RF / microwave training webinar titled, "Introduction to Radar." Presented by Scott Bullock, noted researcher and developer of radar simulators and spread spectrum receivers, the webinar covers radar detection and ranging, pulse versus continuous wave applications, radar modulation, radar path budget (basic radar equation), radar range equation, range ambiguity and mitigation, maximum and minimum detectable range and plan position indicator (PPI) and A-scope ...

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