Here are 2018 press release archive pages:
Rohde & Schwarz USA (R&S USA) is offering
a step-by-step guide on
Designing for EMI Testing. Today, R&D engineers face challenging
time-to-market goals. Nearly 50% of products fail EMC compliance the first time and this
leads to a longer delay to market and lost time on other projects. To address these challenges,
it makes sense to perform EMI tests during the product design cycle in order to reduce
the possibility of failing EMC compliance, which typically comes at the end of the development
cycle of a product ...
Saelig Company announces the availability of the
Berkeley Nucleonics Model 865 range of ultra-low-noise and fast-switching microwave
signal generators covering a continuous frequency range from 100 kHz up to 6, 12.75,
20, 26, and 40 GHz with 1 mHz resolution. The Model 865 generators provide
an accurately flat signal range and high spurious suppression. Advanced frequency synthesis
combines the fastest switching speeds with ultra-low SSB phase noise and fine resolution
of both frequency and power. The standard Model 865 includes intra/pulse chirp modulations,
frequency chirps, pulse modulation with programmable patterns, and phase modulation.
The Model 865 allows fast analog and digital sweeps including flexible list sweeps, where
frequency, power and dwell times can be set individually. A flexible triggering ...
Transient Specialists, a leader in EMC rentals
for over 30 years, announces that they will be offering rentals of the
NSG 3150 and CDN 3153. This 15 kV combination wave/surge generator system
by Teseq can be rented together or separately to facilitate testing needs. Transient
Specialists conveniently located in the mid-west offers a variety of EMC test equipment
rentals to accommodate your testing needs. Our rentals include technical support on the
equipment, weekly and monthly rentals, and 2 days each way of transit time free with
each rental. With the experience and equipment Transient Specialists is solution when
testing needs ...
Rohde & Schwarz USA (R&S USA) is now offering
this free "Key Characteristics of Signal Generators and Modulation Methods: Pocket
Guide." Register for this pocket guide to receive fundamental information on analog
and digital modulation methods. The Pocket Guide is available as a spiral bound hard
copy (no PDF for download at this time). The guide also provides important signal generator
specifications and parameters that should be considered when choosing a signal generator.
This is another in a series of Pocket Guides being offered by R&S. The "RF Component
Pocket Guide," introduced earlier this year, is still available. Rohde & Schwarz
also has a downloadable PDF file titled, "Modulation and Signal Generation with R&S®
Signal Generators Educational Note Products" ...
pSemi Corporation (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor),
introduces the world’s first monolithic, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) Wi-Fi front-end module
(FEM)—the PE561221. Ideal for Wi-Fi home gateways, routers and set-top boxes,
this high-performance module uses a smart bias circuit to deliver a high linearity signal
and excellent long-packet error vector magnitude (EVM) performance. The PE561221 combines
the intelligent integration capabilities of pSemi's SOI technology and Murata’s expertise
in Wi-Fi connectivity solutions and advanced packaging. This 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi FEM integrates
a low-noise amplifier (LNA), a power amplifier (PA) and two RF switches ...
Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave
and millimeter wave products, has unveiled a new line of
SPDT high-power PIN diode RF switches that offer desirable performance for transmit
and receive signal routing applications. Typical applications can involve use in radar
systems, EW applications, base station infrastructure, repeaters, military/microwave
radios, public safety/land mobile radios, UHF/VHF radios, and test and measurement applications.
Pasternack's new line of SPDT high-power PIN diode switches consists of 7 different models
that offer excellent power handling and isolation with broadband performance and fast
switching speed. Ideal for transmit and receive applications, these solid state PIN diode
EDI CON USA, the industry event that brings together
RF/microwave and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators, announces
its plenary keynote speakers -
Stephens - for the 2018 conference, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA October
17 and 18. All pass holders will be eligible to see these talks, each happening at 11:30AM.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Ovi Jacob, Director of Business Development at Vayyar
Imaging, will provide a fascinating glimpse at technology that is changing the world,
and our ability to survive in it. In his talk, "Looking Deeper: Using Radar to Save Lives
and Improve the World" Jacob will address how radar is being used for life-saving cancer
detection, as well as in everyday applications ...
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) today announced
this year's San Diego Test Equipment Symposium (SDTES), the annual test and measurement
showcase held in California, will take place on Tuesday, October 16th. Following last
year's success, SDTES 2018 is expected to have more attendees, exhibitors and presenters
than ever. Guests can expect manufacturer product demos, presentations on today's hot
industry topics, networking opportunities, and more. The San Diego Test Equipment Symposium
is a yearly event in which leading test and measurement equipment manufacturers exhibit
their latest technologies. Industry experts in the fields of EMC, communications, electrical,
power, and a variety ...
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 introduced three new filter designs: a 174 MHz
surface mount ceramic bandpass filter, a surface mount 35.0 MHz IF SAW filter, and
a 113 MHz bandstop / notch filter with N connectors. Custom RF filters designs are
used when a standard cannot be found, or the requirements are such that a custom approach
is necessary. ...
Triad RF Systems has introduced the all new
TA1017, which is a
L- and S-band power amplifier that offers impressive power in a small and lightweight
package, making it ideal for DBV-T applications. The TA1017 is also an excellent choice
for LTE, WiFi, and any other L- or S-band application where small size and high output
power are essential. 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. The latest device technologies
and design methods are employed to offer high power ...
Saelig Company has introduced the ABI
BoardMaster-RM Universal PCB Test Solution - a unique, versatile,
self-contained, and easy-to-use PCB test system, now housed in a convenient 19" rack
case. It is an all-in-one unit featuring a comprehensive set of test instruments, complete
with a built-in Windows 10 PC and special software for testing and fault-finding on almost
any kind of PCB and assembly. Numerous valuable investigation methods are provided, such
as V/I testing and digital / analog IC test, to speed up PCB repair and get equipment
back in operation ...
QuinStar has established new power benchmarks for
SSPAs operating at frequencies above 100 GHz. We have successfully demonstrated
two GaN MMIC amplifiers operating at F-band frequencies: The first producing an output
power of 28-29 dBm from 102 to 118 GHz, while the second, a wideband design,
delivering an output power of greater than 25 dBm from 98 to 122 GHz. Lastly, we
have assembled and tested a multi-MMIC SSPA producing an output power of 2-3 W over
the 102–116 GHz band. These findings were presented at IMS 2018. This paper reports
the design and performance of two new GaN MMIC amplifiers operating at F-band frequencies ...
Empower RF Systems is once again conducting live demonstrations
high power amplifiers with compelling performance, industry leading small size, IOT
interface, and user selectable functionality that dares to challenge legacy products
offered in the market. Next appearing at EMC+SIPI 2018 at the Long Beach Convention Center,
we will be showcasing one of our popular models, the 2170, operating from 1 to 3 GHz
at 1 kW in a 5U chassis. The 2170 is a member of Empower’s Next Gen family of high
power amplifiers that is the result of a visionary design combining advances in RF components,
digital loop control, real time software, HTML GUI, thermal, and electro mechanical design ...
ConductRF provides 3 styles of solution for
DAS applications in Stadiums,
Malls, Campuses, Hotels and more. Straight & R/A Low PIM Connectors are available
for 7/16, N, SMA, QMA, 4.1/9.5 and 4.3/10 interfaces. We also offer Low PIM Adapters
and PIM Test Cables for all these series. Utilizing ConductRF's new Low PIM Direct Solder
Attachment Connectors, we provide high performance solutions for Low PIM interconnect
including Straight, Right Angle, Bulkhead and Panel attachment. Performance better than −155 dBc
is validated through 100% testing ...
everythingRF has created the largest database of
searchable RF and microwave components, equipment and services. everythingRF has recently
added six (6) new categories to their
tool: DRO's, PL-DRO's, VCSO's, SAW Resonators, DLVA's, and Pick-Off Tees . The parametric
search tool makes it easy to find products across multiple manufacturers based on the
user's requirement. For example, the user can enter the frequency, voltage and other
parameters and the tool scans multiple manufacturer catalogs to find the product ...
Barry Rimer (WA2WAO), proprietor of Corner Press,
has been printing QSL
cards since 1961. QSL cards are cards Amateur Radio Operators (HAMS) send to each
other to confirm a QSO (talking to each other on the air). QSL's were our first product;
it's how we started in 1961. In 1971 we changed the company name to Corner Press to reflect
a more diverse product line, not just HAM radio specific. There are more than 70 standard
designs to choose from, or submit your own custom design. We produce QSL's in many styles:
Flat printed in one or two spot colors, Raised printed in one or two spot colors, Full
bleed full color. Please contact Barry for your QSO printing needs ...
Fairview Microwave, a leading provider of on-demand
RF and microwave components, has released a new line of 40 GHz
pairs designed for bit-error-rate testing, eye diagrams and differential signals
at data rates of 10 Gbps to 28 Gbps. Fairview's new line of skew matched cables
consists of three extremely flexible models that are 100% tested for skew match. Performance
specs include an impressive VSWR of 1.4:1 and 1 ps delay match. These cable pairs
cover two channels with 50 Ohms nominal impedance and a bandwidth of DC to 40 GHz.
The skew matched cables ...
"Mini-Circuits is pleased to announce a new partnership
with 3D imaging sensor company Vayyar Imaging to offer
transceiver project kits with broad applicability for students and university programs
spanning topics in electromagnetic theory, RF / microwave engineering, RF systems, and
radar technology. The first project kit, UVNA-63 includes all the elements students need
to build a fully functioning vector network analyzer, develop S-Parameter algorithms,
and perform real-time measurements of 2-port RF devices. The kit comprises Vayyar's high-performance
transceiver chip ..."
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 introduced three new filter designs: a 1090/60 MHz cavity
bandpass filter with N-type connectors, a 150/10 MHz cavity bandstop filter with SMA
connectors, and a 2250/100 MHz user-tunable bandpass filter with SMA connectors ...
World leading microwave engineering company Flann
Microwave is supplying vital components to the U.S. space agency NASA for a major spaceflight
mission making the first-ever global survey of Earth's surface water. The multinational
Surface Water and Ocean Topology
(SWOT) satellite, planned to launch in 2021, is being jointly developed and managed by
NASA, the French Space Agency (CNES), and the Canadian Space Agency, with contributions
from the United Kingdom Space Agency. It is UK-based Flann's first project for NASA and
has seen engineers working closely with their counterparts at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL), in Pasadena, California, in developing custom-made waveguide equipment ...
ConductRF is offering standard
D38999 RF coaxial cable assembly
configurations with RF Contacts including; BMA to 20 GHz SMPM to 60 GHz Size
#8 to 18 GHz Size #12 Mil-Spec. Size #16 Mil-Spec. Cable choice include Low Loss
Flexible and standard RG styles. Custom marking and also ruggedization coverings including
Nomex weave available ...
Werbel Microwave, a designer and manufacturer
of RF and microwave power couplers, dividers, terminations, and DAS equipment, introduces
model WMPD03-2-18-S is
a wide-band, "true" 3-way splitter/combiner that covers 2-18 GHz in a size measuring
4.46×246×0.38 inches. The unit ships with stainless steel SMA female connectors.
Features: Provides a "true" 3-way split over the continuous band, which saves about
1.2 dB insertion loss versus using a 4-way splitter with one output terminated.
When every tenth of a dB counts, look to Werbel Microwave ...
Withwave's T−Probe is coaxial probe that
offers one signal pin on center and several fixed pitch ground contact with low inductance.
This probe provides excellent electrical performance for applications having test point
with adjacent grounds. They have various pitch ranges of 0.8, 1.5, 2.5 mm from signal
to ground contacts and are produced by precision manufacturing process. The
T−probe is available for signal
probing test in these applications such as RF module signal insertion/output measurement
, high speed digital & high frequency circuit board analysis ...
Fairview Microwave, a supplier of on-demand RF
and microwave components, has just introduced a new family of
surge protectors that were developed to protect wired and wireless communications
equipment from indirect lightning strikes and power surges. Fairview Microwave's 45 new
coaxial lightning and surge protectors were designed to be used in Wi-Fi networks, active
antenna systems, cellular networks, GPS systems and public safety communications systems.
These new high performance RF coax surge protectors feature VSWR as low as 1.1:1, max
power as high as 2kW, multi-strike capability ...
Coilcraft has introduced a line of
1:1 coupled surface mount inductors
(aka transformers) with 1,500 Vrms, one minute isolation (hipot) between windings.
Key features include ultra-small package size (8.0 × 6.4 × 3.5 mm), 13 inductance values
ranging from 4.7 to 150 µH, Peak current ratings up to 2.7 Amps - a 40% increase over
previous generation products, provides significant size and cost reductions over conventional
bobbin-wound alternatives. Free samples are available ...
RIGOL Technologies announces a significant addition
to its oscilloscope portfolio with the introduction of the new
7000 Series Digital
Oscilloscope. The 7000 Series delivers unmatched price/performance capability in
a mid-range oscilloscope. With 10GSa/sec Sample rate and up to 500M Record Length the
7000 Series can deliver 20X Oversampling on a 500 MHz signal providing unmatched
signal resolution while still capturing a full 50 ms; significantly longer than
available in competitive products. The core of the 7000 Series Oscilloscope is RIGOL's
new UltraVision II architecture and its Phoenix chip-set ...
Saelig Company announces the availability
of the Rigol
series of oscilloscopes, 4-channel advanced specification oscilloscopes with an excellent
10 GSa/s real-time sample rate. They come in four bandwidth versions (100 / 250
/ 350 / 500 MHz) as well as mixed-signal versions that offer 16 digital debug channels.
Based on Rigol's new UltraVision II architecture and innovative proprietary Phoenix chipset
these scopes offer 100Mpts memory depth (500 Mpts option) and a very high waveform
capture rate of over 600,000 waveforms per second. This scope series integrates
several independent instruments into one ...
ConductRF has a ready supply of
ruggedized VNA cables to replace
your tired and worn stock. "We have many standards for applications at 18 GHz, 27 GHz
and 40 GHz. Precision Ruggedized VNA Cables from ConductRF offer RF Engineers great
alternatives to costly OEM cables that are now past their best days. Our torque resistant
connector heads and phase stable constructions ensure great performance for many tests
to come. Features include excellent low loss & VSWR, phase stability under flex,
and nonconductive weave outer protection ..."
Guerrilla RF Inc, a leading provider of high performance
MMICs, today launches a new frequency conversion family with the introduction of the
GRF7001, a high linearity mixer
with integrated LO buffer. This device features low conversion loss and may be used as
an up or down converter. The GRF7001 inputs and outputs are single-ended and internally
matched to 50 ohms. The device implementation requires an external image-reject
filter on the RF port, and an IF bandpass filter on the IF port. Pins 4 and 6 can be
used for either RF or IF with appropriate filtering in place. The integrated LO buffer
is operated ..."
is a wideband 13 watt power amplifier that operates from 800 to 2500 MHz, offering
up to 40 dB of gain across the band. This amplifier also includes under/over voltage
protection, reverse voltage protection, and is extremely linear across the operating
frequency band. The TA1148 is in stock and available for same day shipping. 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 ...
Microwave Symposium (IMS2018) is upon us already, beginning on Sunday, June 10th,
and running through Friday the 15th. This year's venue is the Pennsylvania Convention
Center in Philadelphia*, Pennsylvania. Please be sure
to stop by the booths of RF Cafe's advertisers and say, "Hello." It wouldn't hurt to
mention that you appreciate their support in making RF Cafe available. Thank you, and
enjoy the experience ...
Saelig Company announces the availability of the
TekBox TBMDA2 / TBMDA3
power amplifiers, which are designed to create an inexpensive signal source for pre-compliance
immunity testing of electronic PCBs and products. Driven by the tracking generator output
of a spectrum analyzer, they provide the increased RF power outputs required by many
test environments. With an input power range of up to -8 dBm / 0 dBm, these
amplifiers can boost the output power of a tracking generator up to 500 mW / 5 W ...
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC), today
announced that it has added harmonics & flicker calibrations to their
certified ISO 17025 Scope of Accreditation, allowing ATEC to calibrate harmonics
and flicker testing devices with ATEC's accredited lab. ATEC is the leading rental provider
of test equipment for EMC, communications, aerospace, automotive, semiconductor, consumer
electronics and many other sectors, and now a calibration service provider. The testing
for harmonics and flicker fluctuations and disturbances which interfere with power supplies,
presents a continuous challenge for manufacturers. Companies required to meet standards
Empower RF Systems is once again
conducting live demos of broadband, high power amplifiers with compelling performance,
industry leading small size, IOT interface, and user selectable functionality that dares
to challenge legacy products offered in the market. Next appearing at IMS 2018 at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, we will be showcasing a variety of RF
modules along with our 1 to 3 GHz, 1 kW HPA in a 5U chassis. This is an extraordinary
design which includes an integrated (internal) dual directional coupler and instrument
grade power metering ...
Saelig Company has introduced the
Circuit Design SLR-434M
Smart Modem - a compact, easy to use narrow-band embedded radio modem operating in
the 434 MHz ISM band. It incorporates LoRa® technology to achieve extremely long range
for low bit-rate data with low power. The SLR-434M's excellent receiving sensitivity
allows communication into areas once considered difficult for RF to penetrate, and making
it possible to transmit 1800 feet or more. The SLR-434M is also switchable to accommodate ...
Gowanda Components Group is pleased to announce that its offerings
of RF and microwave passive magnetic components are expanding in connection with the
acquisition of HiSonic in Olathe, Kansas. "HiSonic's designs, technologies and customers
complement those within our Magnetics Division," said GCG CEO Don McElheny. "The synergy
in our capabilities and applications will enable us to offer a broader range of innovative
inductor and transformer solutions to design engineers in commercial, medical, microwave,
military, space and other markets around the world ..."
everything RF has created the largest database
of searchable RFID products. We have
compiled complete catalogs from the leading RFID manufacturers across 6 categories and
make the products searchable by specification: RFID antennas, RFID reader ICs, RFID reader
modules, RFID readers, RFID tag ICs, and RFID tags. everythingRF has also created parametric
search tools in each category and are now adding more products and companies to the system ...
Saelig has introduced the
STD-302Z 434 MHz Narrow Band Multi-Channel Transceiver - a half-duplex
UHF radio module that is suitable for industrial remote control and telemetry applications
operating in the 434 MHz ISM band. The STD-302Z is designed with SAW filter and
narrow-band filtering techniques to provide reliable data communication in industrial
situations where interference rejection and practical distance range operation are required.
Offering 10 mW of RF power from its PLL-synthesized transmitter with programmable
RF channels, the STD-302Z's double superheterodyne receiver sensitivity is specified
down to -119 dBm ...
Axiom Test Equipment recently posted a new blog
entry titled, "Making Measurements That Keep EVs and HEVs on the Road." Electric
vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are gaining in popularity; seemingly
as they gain in the range of each battery charge. Both EVs and HEVs rely on high-voltage
batteries and an electric motor; in addition, an HEV is aided by a gasoline engine with
its own fuel supply. Both types of vehicles still employ lower-voltage batteries and
electrical systems for lights, radios, electric windows, and other voltage-driven functions.
Of course, among the key functions in an EV or HEV is charging the high-voltage ...
Triad RF Systems
has released the TTRM1105, a compact and lightweight bi-directional amplifier that operates
in the lower C-band from 5300 to 5900 MHz and offers up to 5 W of output power.
The TTRM1105 also features new proprietary high speed Tx/Rx switching circuitry, as well
as improved Rx Noise Figure, leading to higher data rates at longer link distances. This
unit also has a wide voltage input range of 10 to 28 VDC making system integration less
of a hassle. This class A GaAs module is designed for both military ...
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 introduced two new filter designs: a 1159.5 MHz cavity
bandpass filter with N-type connectors, a 9100 MHz cavity bandpass filter with SMA connectors,
and also a 7/16 DIN coaxial connector with male clamp, Teflon insulation, silver pin,
nickel plated body ...
Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer
of precision electronic components for broadband radio frequency and power applications,
announces the introduction of several high performance
RF surface mount inductor series. Recent advancements
in the company's design technology and manufacturing capability deliver significant improvement
– nearly 2x or more – in SRF and current ratings for these new inductors as compared
to traditional molded designs with equivalent inductance. The first six series will be
featured at the 2018 IMS show being ...
Coilcraft introduces a line of the industry's highest
"Q" surface mount inductors in the
0402DC (1005) package size. Features include • Exceptionally high Q - up to 160
at 2.4 GHz! • 26 standard inductance values from 3.0 to 120 nH •
73 additional values available upon request, including 0.1 increments from 2.8 nH
to 10 nH • Wirewound construction for extremely high self resonance - up to
16 GHz. Free samples available ...
Axiom Test Equipment is offering Great Deals on
DC power supplies. Major brand names available for purchase and/or rent.
See our specials for May.
Contact account manager Josh Shilts at 760-806-6600 for a quick rental or sales
San Francisco Circuits announces new
fine-pitch PCB assembly capabilities and services for high density
applications. "Fine pitch" circuits can be defined as circuit boards with a significantly
high number of components per square inch. That is, the components are extremely close
together and the board’s design rules are pushing the limits of PCB fabrication tolerances.
These can also be referred to as "high-density PCB assembly." The launch of these capabilities
was in response to increased demand for fine-pitch PCBA at high volume production and
prototype levels. The ISO 9001-2008 certified company
NuWaves Engineering, a veteran-owned small business
providing advanced radio frequency (RF) and microwave solutions, announced today that
the company has been selected for a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I
award for the
INnovative TowEd aRray Cable mOdeM (INTERCOM). The 6-month Phase
I project will involve research and development activities needed to set the design requirements
for a miniature high-bandwidth communications module that will be fully developed and
delivered to the U.S. Navy during Phase II ..."
Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) recently introduced four new products
in their extensive line of RF and microwave components. Included are an 8-way power divider
for 0.5 to 2 GHz, a SP4T solid state absorptive switch for 10 to 40 GHz, a
SP2T solid state reflective switch for 3 to 3.5 GHz, and a SP2T solid state reflective
switch for 0.5 to 8 GHz. Contact PMI today for ...
KP Performance Antennas, a manufacturer of wireless internet service
provider (WISP) antennas, appoints two industry veterans, Michael Inverso and Mike Hoprich,
to lead the company's sales initiatives throughout North America and abroad. Mr. Michael
(Mike) Inverso joins KP as the new Director of Sales. Mike brings over 20 years of experience
in the RF/Microwave communications industry and the global WISP market. His experience
End Launch Connectors are
specially designed for well-used high frequency substrates to minimize electromagnetic
effects including impedance discontinuities from coaxial to GCPWG (Grounded Coplanar
Waveguide) and Top Ground Microstrip structure. The types of connectors are 2.92 mm,
2.4 mm and 1.85 mm. We solve your performance and cost problems ...