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Withwave Introduces Flexible Microwave "W−Absorber" Sheet

Withwave Introduces Flexible Microwave Absorber Sheet - RF CafeWithwave's W−Absorber is microwave absorber in thin sheet format made of a mixture of polymer resin and metal magnetic powder which is thin and flexible and excellent in workability and can be easily bonded. This absorber can suppress radiation noise of electronic devices for wideband microwave frequency range and reduce surface current as well as surface reflection in cavity resonant application. W-Absorber can suppress radiation noise of electronic devices for wideband radio frequency range and is effective in reducing surface current as well as surface reflection in cavity resonant applications due to the high magnetic loss characteristics of materials...

Triad RF's HPA Helps Improve Counter UAS Responses

Triad RF Systems High-Power Amplifier Helps Improve Counter UAS Responses - RF CafeIn reaction to the need for better enabled Counter-UAS (CUAS) systems, Triad RF has recently added to their family of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) wideband high power amplifiers. The new TA1264 model weighs in at just 16 ounces, measures under 4" square and under 1" in height, and operates across the broad frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz while delivering high power density, and optimal linearity and efficiency. The TA1264 is ideal for critical electronic warfare system applications, from simple CW/FM signals to highly modulated carriers such as 64 and 256QAM for software defined radios (SDRs), and general-purpose RF/microwave amplification. As a family, Triad RF's line of wideband...

Advances in DC Power Supplies

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Advances in DC Power Supplies - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Advances in DC Power Supplies" that offers advice on how to determine what the specifications need to be for your DC power supply application. Programmability of many models permits not just setting of constant DC voltage and current levels, but also in some cases setting of source impedance and creation of complex outputs similar to those possible with dedicated waveform generators. Often the needs of a DC power supply for design and development differ from those of production floors and repair / alignment activities, so you cannot always apply a one-size-fits-all philosophy. "Advances in DC Power Supplies" is a good place to start your research. Additionally, user manuals provided by manufacturers are a great source for application suggestions...

Empower RF Intros Liquid Cooled, Hot Swappable SSPA Family

Empower RF Systems Intros Liquid Cooled, Hot Swappable SSPA Family for High Power Applications - RF CafeA new technologically advanced liquid cooled and scalable architecture is available from Empower RF Systems. This breakthrough solid state design replaces tube technology to bring new capabilities to applications where tens and hundreds of kilowatts of CW and pulse power are required. Available frequency coverage from HF to X-band. This remarkable architecture brings together four major technology advancements. First is the fully digital peak and RMS detection providing waveform flexibility and accurate metering allowing asymmetrical and random pulse width and duty cycle operation on pulse amplifiers...

Exodus Advanced Communications Intros 2-8 GHz, 200 W SSPA

Exodus Advanced Communications Intros 2-8 GHz, 200 W SSPA - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications' AMP2085C is designed for broadband EMI-Lab, EW, Communication and general industry applications. Ultra-broadband frequency range, class A/AB linear design for all modulations & industry test standards. Suitable for pulse and all single channel modulation standards. It covers 2.0 GHz - 8.0 GHz, produces 200 W Minimum, 250 W typical, 100 W P1dB with a minimum gain of 53 dB. Excellent gain flatness, optional monitoring parameters for Forward/Reflected power, VSWR, voltage, current & temperature sensing for superb reliability and ruggedness. Rack-mountable system has a nominal weight of 75 lbs., and dimensions of 19" W x 24" L x 8.75" H...

3D Directory: Largest Online Directory of 3D Printing Companies

3D Directory: Largest Online Directory of 3D Printing Companies - RF Cafe3D Directory is the Internet's largest directory of 3D Printing companies. The website makes it easy for users to find 3D Printing companies based on their location and printing capabilities. Users can specify the 3D service they need (Printing, Scanning or Design), the material, the technology that they want to use, the industry for which they want to print and much more. 3D Printing is becoming a requirement in a wide range of industries, including the electronic component industry and RF/Microwave industry where antennas and other components are being 3D Printed. The 3d.directory website has listed over 1,000 3D Printing companies who provide 3D Printing services, 3D Scanning Services and 3D Design Services...

VITA67.3 Nano Miniature RF Cables for VPX Systems

VITA67.3 Nano Miniature RF Cables for VPX Modular Systems - RF CafeConductRF's close partnership with TE in its development of its new Nano-miniature RF Solutions for VITA67.3 has put us in a great position to support your VPX RF cable assembly needs. Modular solution supports 8 to 18 positions, flexible 0.047" diameter cable, supports frequency up to 70 GHz, use with standard solutions (SMA, SMPM, etc.), 2x density of Vita67.1. ConductRF's PFT33 Series of Micro Flexible Cable Assemblies has been designed directly with TE Connectivity involvement and in partnership to maximize the capabilities of TE's new Vita67.3 NanoRF VPX modular connector system. ConductRF offers its soft FEP jacketed ø0.047" cable to facilitate maximum flexibility and provides solutions for jumper cables...

Education Program - Free Admission

Berkeley Nucleonics Academy Continuing Education Program (Free Admission) - RF CafeBerkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC - like the connector) offers several short courses on RF, Test & Measurement, and Nuclear technology to allow students and technical staff entering the field to quickly develop a basic understanding of the principles involved. For a limited time, RF Cafe visitors can receive Free admission to the "RF Boot Camp 101," "MRF 02 - Demystifying Phase Noise Measurements," and "TMI 01 - Precision Timing Terminology and Fundamentals" courses (a total savings of $497) by following these steps. Instruction is presented as a combination of slides, videos, and downloadable PDF files. Note that a couple courses are available for free even without the special code.

Skyworks High Linearity PIN Limiter Module

Skyworks High Linearity PIN Limiter Module - RF CafeSkyworks is pleased to introduce a high linearity, low-threshold, dual PIN limiter diode module that addresses the growing need for receiver protection in cellular infrastructure (including 5G) and microwave radio communications. The SKY16603-632LF is a fully integrated module comprised of two PIN limiter diodes and two DC blocking caps designed for use as a passive receiver protector in wireless systems up to 6 GHz. Targeted for cellular infrastructure base station, repeater, and wireless backhaul OEMs, it can also be used in broad market wireless systems including VSAT, S-band radar, military communications transceivers... Be sure to also see their PIN Limiter Diode Design Guide.

Anatech Electronics August Product Update

Anatech Electronics August Product Update - 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. The AE15550B10783 5G cavity bandpass filter has a passband range from 15350-15750 MHz, with an insertion loss of less than 1 dB in the passband. It can handle up to 150 W of power with a rejection of more than 50 dB at 11000 MHz and more than 40 dB at 20000 MHz. The AD6981-9800C131 combines the 6875-7087 MHz and 9600-10000 MHz bands. The bandpass filter exhibits a small package and a steep rejection...

Guerrilla RF GRF5507 ¼W Power Amplifier w/Ultimate in Native Linearity

Guerrilla RF GRF5507 ¼W Power Amplifier Delivers the Ultimate in Native Linearity - RF CafeGuerrilla RF introduces the GRF5507, one of ten new ¼ W linear power amplifiers being released over the next two quarters as part of the company's expansion into the cellular market. These new InGaP HBT amplifiers were designed specifically for 5G/4G wireless infrastructure applications requiring exceptional native linearity over temperature extremes of -40°C to 85°C. Spanning a frequency range of 700-800 MHz, the GRF5507 variant is tuned to operate within the n12, n14, n28 and n29 5G new radio (NR) bands. The device can deliver over 24 dBm of linear power over the entire -40°C to 85°C temperature range...

TotalTemp Intros Wide Range Thermal Platforms

TotalTemp Technologies Intros Wide Range Thermal Platforms - RF CafeTotalTemp Technologies is expanding its offerings to include more products such as custom wide range temperature chambers. Featured here is the model C230 temperature chamber with custom apertures on four sides and +325°C to −160°C temperature range. It features time tested designs and the award winning synergy Nano temperature controller. Meet your custom requirements in a better way than with off the shelf solutions. Two year warranties and accessible knowledgeable support before and after the sale. TotalTemp also offers a new product line of refrigerated custom thermal platforms capable of -70°C without the need for expendable coolants...

ConductRF High Flex VNA Test Cables for 40, 50 & 70 GHz

ConductRF High Flex VNA Test Cables for 40, 50 & 70 GHz - RF CafeConductRF offers RF Engineers a large selection of Hi Flex cable for vector network analyzers (VNAs). We have standards for applications at 18-40 GHz, 50 GHz & 70 GHz. Our torque resistant connector heads and phase stable constructions ensure great performance for many tests to come. Other key features include: 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm & 1.85 mm connector options, low VSWR & insertion loss, low phase change with flexing, options available swept right angle connectors. ConductRF VNA series provides customers with reliable ruggedized solutions for Lab and Production Vector Network Analyzer testing. With options for 18 GHz, 26.5 GHz, 40 GHz, 50 GHz, & 70 GHz, these cables offer cost leading alternatives to original OEM VNA cable solutions...

Modelithics Releases the COMPLETE+3D Library v20.4 for Ansys HFSS

Modelithics® Releases the COMPLETE+3D Library™ v20.4 for Ansys® HFSS™ - RF CafeModelithics, is pleased to announce the release of version 20.4 of the COMPLETE+3D Library for use with Ansys HFSS. The library contains over 325 highly scalable Microwave Global Models™ for capacitor, inductor, and resistor families from many popular vendors, plus a collection of nearly 300 Modelithics' 3D geometry models for inductors, capacitors, filters, packages and connectors. Version 20.4 adds five new part value-, pad-, and substrate scalable models and over seventy new full wave 3D electromagnetic models. New scalable circuit models include a new model for Coilcraft's 0402DC inductor series, Johanson's L-14C and L-14W inductor series, and Vishay's CRCW1206 resistor series. New 3D EM models are available for Mini-Circuits' HFCN-740+, HFCN-880+, and HFCN-2700+ filter series...

Anatech Intros Ceramic TCAS and Cavity 5G Filters

Anatech Electronics Intros Ceramic TCAS and Cavity 5G Filters - 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. The AE4570-5080DB5468 passes the frequency bands of 4390-4750 MHz and 4900-5260 MHz. Insertion loss within the pass bands is less that 1 dB and an isolation between the bands of more than 70 dB. The duplexer can handle powers up to 50 watts and can be fitted with either SMA, N type or a combination of both. The TCAS 1090 MHz is a low profile SMT type Ceramic Band Pass Filter has a 1 dB BW of 10 MHz, passing the 1085-1095 MHz band with a center frequency of 1090 MHz. This narrow band Ceramic Band pass filter size is 1.6" x 0.8" x 0.4", and is RoHS compliant...

CMT Announces Power Calibration Integration with LadyBug Technologies

Copper Mountain Technologies Announces Power Calibration Integration with LadyBug Technologies - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies' line of power sensors is now supported in Copper Mountain Technologies S2VNA software. Starting with S2VNA SW v.20.3.1, LadyBug power sensors LB4xx, LB5xx, and LB59xx can be used for power calibration. LadyBug True RMS Average Power Sensors deliver reliable, accurate, power measurements for CW, Pulse, and modulated signals. These diode-based sensors feature a wide dynamic range and a great VSWR. The optional external triggering input feature can be used without any external components. Recorder and Trigger outputs are also available. LadyBug's patented NoZero NoCal technology makes these sensors ideal for calibration systems, automated test stations and other embedded applications...

Exodus Advanced Communications AMP2070C Wideband SSPA

Exodus Advanced Communications AMP2070C Wideband Solid State Amplifier - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications' model AMP2070C is designed for broadband EMI/RFI, laboratory, communications and EW applications. Class A/AB linear design for all modulations & industry standards. Covers 700 MHz – 6.0 GHz, produces 100 W Minimum, 50 W P1dB, with a minimum 50 dB Gain. Excellent gain flatness, optional monitoring parameters for forward/reflected power, voltage, current and temperature sensing for superb reliability and ruggedness. Integrated in our compact 3U chassis weighing <25 kg. Suitable for CW, pulse and all single channel modulation standards. Built-in protection circuits...

TotalTemp Technologies Intros Hot-Only Thermal Platforms

TotalTemp Technologies Intros Hot-Only Thermal Platforms - RF CafeTotalTemp Technologies has added hot-only models to the product line of wide range thermal platforms for solder processes and testing. 300 °C and 400 °C models have great pricing, safety and the same flexibility of hot/cold models. Conductive aluminum surface is superior to radiant heat models in speed and control accuracy. The compact, full-featured HSD14 heat-only thermal platform provides a heated surface area of 14 sq.in. and the HSD14 heat-only thermal platform provides a heated surface area of 144 sq.in. Our Watlow EZ-ZONE PM temperature controller is a programmable thermal platform interface with large, easy to read characters with fail-safe and limit setting capability...

Practical Solutions for Measuring Phase Noise

Practical Solutions for Measuring Phase Noise - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Practical Solutions for Measuring Phase Noise" that examines phase noise, what it is, why too much noise and frequency instability can be a problem in testing, and how to find the right method and equipment for measuring it. Phase noise can often be measured directly using different measurement approaches such as residual and cross-correlation techniques, which are explored more in-depth in the blog. Most importantly, the blog explains what specifications to look for in a spectrum or signal analyzer to ensure the best fit for the job. A few equipment examples are given as guides...

Anatech Electronics Intros 2 New Cavity Filters

Anatech Electronics Intros 2 New Cavity Filters - 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. The P/N AE1200-1400DB5450 passes DC-1200 MHz and 1400-3000 MHz with a crossover insertion loss of 5 dB at 1300 MHz crossover frequency at 1300 MHz and in band insertion loss of less than 1 dB. The AE2310B11640 passes the LTE band of 2305-2315 MHz with an in-band insertion loss of less than 1 dB. The 2305-2315 MHz bandpass filter exhibit a very sharp transition to the rejection band with a power...

Skyworks High Linearity LNAs for Small Cell, Massive MIMO and Base Stations

Skyworks High Linearity LNAs for Small Cell, Massive MIMO and Base Station Applications - RF CafeTo meet the challenging requirements of cellular LTE and 5G NR infrastructure applications, Skyworks has released the SKY67183−396LF and SKY67189−396LF low noise amplifiers (LNAs). These LNAs feature ultra low-noise figure, exceptional linearity, and operate over a wide range of frequencies. To reduce PCB board space, these devices are housed in an ultra-compact 2 x 2 mm plastic surface mount package. The SKY67183−396LF and SKY67189−396LF are ideal for 2G/3G/4G/5G TDD and FDD infrastructure applications, including small cell, massive MIMO, and macro base stations...

Withwave Intros 1.0 mm to 1.0 mm Adapter Series

Withwave Intros 1.0 mm to 1.0 mm Adapter Series (DC to 110 GHz) - RF CafeWithwave's Precision 1.0 mm to 1.0 mm Adapter Series are designed based on precision microwave interconnection technologies. Configurations include 1.0 mm (F) to 1.0 mm (F), 1.0 mm (M) to 1.0 mm (F), and 1.0 mm (M) to 1.0 mm (M). These Adapters are manufactured to precise microwave specifications and constructed with male and female gender on both side. The precision microwave connector interfaces ensure an excellent microwave performance up to 110 GHz. Features: Frequency range = DC to 110 GHz, VSWR (max) = 1.30:1, Body = stainless steel (passivated)...

Exodus Advanced Communications Intros X-Band High Power Pulse Amplifier

Exodus Advanced Communications Intros X-Band High Power Pulse Amplifier - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications' model Exodus AMP5055P-SSC Pulse Amp (9.6-9.9 GHz, 150 W pulse) is IP67 rated and fully qualified for outdoor applications. Designed for Pulse/Radars in the harshest of environmental conditions up to a 20% duty cycle. The unit provides outstanding Pulse fidelity, excellent band flatness, all in a compact lightweight package with the highest reliability. Other frequency ranges & power levels available. Features: Outdoor waterproof packaged high power SSPA, class AB Pulse, GaN design, designed for high power X-band pulse applications, built-in control, monitoring, and protection circuits, high reliability and ruggedness...

San Francisco Circuits Publishes the Importance of PCB Trace Widths in PCB Design

San Francisco Circuits Publishes the Importance of PCB Trace Widths in PCB Design - RF CafeSan Francisco Circuits (SFC) shares in a recently published article entitled, "The Importance of PCB Trace Widths in PCB Design," that there are a variety of applications that demand specific trace layout characteristics and how or when to incorporate them into PCB designs. A specific PCB application will determine trace widths and trace types in a PCB design and a balance should be maintained between PCB fabrication cost, board density/size, and performance. The purpose of a PCB trace is to connect any kind of electrical signal - analog, digital, or power - from one junction to another. And if a PCB has specific design requirements such as speed optimization, noise or coupling mitigation, or high current/voltage, the trace widths and types might be more important than optimizing for manufacturing cost of the bare PCB or overall board size...

Teledyne Aerospace & Defense Electronics UK Launches New Business Unit

Teledyne Aerospace & Defense Electronics UK Launches New Business Unit: Teledyne Energetics UK - RF CafeTeledyne Aerospace & Defense Electronics UK (TADE UK) announced the latest business unit addition to its brand portfolio, Teledyne Energetics UK, headquartered in Lincoln, England. Visit the home page of the company's new website here. The new website gives an overview of the Energetics UK systems, subsystems, and component offerings, which are ITAR-free and designed and manufactured exclusively in the UK. The website promotes the company's extensive heritage in all major deployment theatres including aerospace, land, surface maritime, subsea ASW and LEO launch. TADE UK is now comprised of 8 distinct business units, including Teledyne CML Composites...

Withwave Intros Precision SMPM Adapter Series DC to 67 GHz

Withwave Intros Precision SMPM Adapter Series DC to 67 GHz - RF CafeWithwave has announced a new precision SMPM Adapter Series for DC to 67 GHz. These SMPM Series are designed based on precision microwave interconnection technologies up to 67 GHz. These SMPM(F) to SMPM(F) with bullet type and SMPM(M) to SMPM(M) are manufactured to precise microwave specifications and constructed with female and male gender on both sides. The precision microwave connector interfaces ensure an excellent microwave performance up to 67 GHz...

pSemi Expands High-Performance Digital Step Attenuator Portfolio

pSemi Expands Portfolio with Two High-Performance Digital Step Attenuators - RF CafepSemi® Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, announces the expansion of its digital step attenuator (DSA) portfolio with two new high-performance DSAs, PE43610 and PE43614. Featuring industry-leading attenuation accuracy, the PE43610 and PE43614 DSAs support the entire 9 kHz-13 GHz and 9 kHz–45 frequency ranges, respectively. Ideal for 5G test-and-measurement applications, these DSAs exemplify pSemi's high-performance capabilities at mmWave frequencies, maintain monotonic response across the entire frequency range and feature high linearity and fast switching time. Offered in a 24-lead 4x4 mm LGA package, the pSemi PE43610 and PE43614 DSAs feature industry-leading attenuation accuracy, fast switching times, wider frequency...

Southwest Antennas Dual-Band Sector Antennas for Multi-Band MIMO and MANET

Southwest Antennas Dual-Band Sector Antennas for Multi-Band MIMO and MANET Communication Networks - RF CafeSouthwest Antennas, a leader in rugged RF and microwave antenna products and accessories for tactical radio systems, is pleased to announce the release of four new dual-band sector antennas designed for use with multi-port MIMO and MANET radio networks. The innovative dual-band sector antenna design allow these antennas to operate across two distinct frequency bands, enabling dual-band transmit and receive capabilities when paired with radio systems capable of multi-band operation. Dual-band operation allows for many advanced network configurations and features, including rapid band-switching for anti-jamming applications in contested RF environments, separating network traffic by band based on environmental operating conditions...

TotalTemp Model SCC-98 Thermal Testing System

TotalTemp Technologies Model SCC-98-NR Thermal Testing System - RF CafeTotalTemp Technologies is proud to introduce the SCC98-NR Thermal Platform System. Our newest thermal platform system designed for efficient conductive thermal testing has a 15 x 6.5” active surface. It has fast cooling to -70°C using only electricity, no expendable coolants. Very fast heating to +150°C. System is shown with under bench condensing unit which saves benchtop space. Features award winning Synergy Nano programmable temperature controller and 2−year warranty. Alternate sizes, and many custom features available to best meet your requirements. Primary Features & Benefits: Fast temperature transition rates – comparable to some cryogenic systems, Proven, industry standard ultra-low temp refrigeration system...

Altum RF Products and Expertise at IMS2020 Virtual Conference

Altum RF Showcases Products and Expertise at IMS2020 Virtual Conference - RF CafeJoin Altum RF, a supplier of high performance RF to millimeter-wave semiconductor solutions for next generation markets and applications, at the IMS2020 Virtual Conference. Altum RF will showcase its featured products and technical expertise in its virtual booth. Company leaders will be online to answer questions about specific products, future plans and their decades of expertise designing and delivering RF, microwave and millimeter-wave semiconductors. New products featured in the booth include the ARF1307C7, a 1-20 GHz GaN distributed amplifier that delivers 10 W of saturated output power, and the ARF1010Q4, a 20-30 GHz 1 Watt amplifier for 5G millimeter-wave infrastructure and 24 GHz ISM applications...

Deep Learning for Radar and Communications Automatic Target Recognition

Deep Learning for Radar and Communications Automatic Target Recognition - RF CafeArtech House today announced the release of Artech House today announced the release Deep Learning for Radar and Communications Automatic Target Recognition by U. Majumder, E. Blasch and D. This exciting resource identifies technical challenges, benefits, and directions of Deep Learning (DL) based object classification using radar data (i.e., Synthetic Aperture Radar/SAR and High range resolution Radar / HRR data). An overview of machine learning (ML) theory to include a history, background primer, and example and performance of ML algorithm (i.e., DL method) on video imagery is provided. Radar data with issues of collection, application, and examples for SAR/HRR data and communication signals analysis is also discussed. Practical considerations of deploying such techniques, including performance evaluation, hardware issues, and the future unresolved issues are presented. Special intro price available for a short time.

Anatech Electronics Intros 2 New RF Filters

Anatech Electronics Intros 2 New RF Filters - 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. Our 902 MHz ISM cavity notch filter part number AE902N2246 is a high performance ISM band notch filter exhibiting a very sharp roll off and low insertion loss in the passbands below and above the notch portion. Notch frequency range is 892-912 MHz, notch rejection is ≥40 dB, passband low side of notch is DC-882 MHz, passband high side of notch: 922-2700 MHz. Part number AE18000SSH6615 has a cutoff frequency of 18 GHz and a passband frequency of 18~40 GHz. The passband insertion loss: ≤2.0 dB @18~19.5 GHz and ≤1.0 dB @19.5~40 GHz. Custom RF power directional coupler designs...

Triad RF Systems Helps Airborne Taxi Prototypes Make a Flying Leap

Triad RF Systems Helps Airborne Taxi Prototypes Make a Flying Leap - RF CafeImagine being able to catch a sky taxi to avoid traffic congestion on the ground. That's what one UK-based autonomous vehicle company is aiming to do and they reached out to Triad RF to help solve their critical communication challenges. Developing a highly reliable link system is required in order to make safe air taxi service a reality. Triad delivered several dual MIMO integrated radio systems to help meet the long-distance and data throughput requirements for their prototypes. "The challenge for our engineering team was to maintain a link budget with very good margins and to support the need for high data rates over an extended distance," said Steve Barthelmes, Co-Founder of Triad. "While amplification of the transmit and receive signal of the COTS radio was achievable, the client wanted to avoid the complexity of bolting on external amplifiers, power supplies...

CMT Announce Release of Component Testing Suite

Copper Mountain Technologies Announce Release of Component Testing Suite - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies is releasing SMD Test Solution and an Automatic Fixture Removal (AFR) software plug-in. These two component testing solutions facilitate characterization of RF devices and discrete components with metrological accuracy. The AFR plug-in and SMD Test Solution may be used in combination, or individually, depending on user applications. SMD Test Solution is a comprehensive product utilizing a vector network analyzer, fixtures, software, and tools—for manual, non-destructive characterization of 0402 components. It allows for measurement of SMD components over a wide frequency range from 100 kHz to 20 GHz – an industry first. SMD Test Solution uses serial...

ConductRF Performance Alternative to Crimp RF Assemblies

ConductRF Performance Alternative to Crimp RF Assemblies - RF CafeConductRF has developed many RF connectors in recent years to enhance RF performance in our LSA series cable assemblies. Low Profile SMA R/A male connectors that operate to 27 GHz are just one example. Component Engineering challenges often require finding a "commonly available solution," for a specific application that meet broad, often conflicting requirements, determined by colleagues in electronics. Assuming knowledge of standards like RG cables and widely available solutions, our expertise can be useful when those will not work. ConductRF can provide options for higher frequency, lower loss, greater mechanical integrity and more. When connector modules or jumping RF across PCB's, try these RF cable assembly options from ConductRF...

CMT Offers Hands-On Learning with University Kit Solution

Copper Mountain Technologies Offers Hands-On Learning with University Kit Solution - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies' University Kit is a complete solution designed to assist educational institutions in teaching engineering students RF skills. The kit has three options of vector network analyzer models and includes the calibration module, sample devices under test (DUTs), and accessories necessary for an array of common VNA measurements. CMT's University Kit is an affordable way to outfit the lab with RF measurement equipment, providing a practical approach to vector network analysis and supporting remote learning. Vector Network Analyzer options for the University Kit include the CMT304U 2-port 3.2 GHz Analyzer, CMT804U 2-port 8 GHz Analyzer, and the CMT808U 4-port 8 GHz Analyzer...

Anatech Microwave July 2020 Product Update

Anatech Microwave July 2020 Product Update - RF CafeAnatech Microwave Company 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. In their July Product Update, Anatech has introduced three new power dividers, all having N connectors (others available): An 8−way resistive power divider for DC−4.0 GHz, a 4−way power divider for 2−18 GHz, and a 2−way power divider for 1−4 GHz. Custom RF power directional coupler designs can be designed and produced when a standard cannot be found, or the requirements are such that a custom approach is necessary.

Keysight PathWave Design 2021 Software Suite

Keysight Technologies Accelerates 5G Design, Simulation and Verification Workflows with PathWave Design 2021 Software Suite - RF CafeKeysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced PathWave Design 2021, an open, scalable and predictable 5G and mmWave software solution. It enables design and validation engineers to accelerate delivery of chip, board and system products by integrating device, circuit and system design with improved performance and accuracy. The 5G market is rapidly gaining broader acceptance. Network operators are transitioning from 4G and rolling out commercial 5G around the world. Equipment manufacturers and suppliers need to optimize performance, cost (yield), and time-to-market...

Triad RF Systems TRIAD Achieves Record 1st−Half Results

Triad RF Systems TRIAD Achieves Record 1st−Half Results - RF CafeTriad RF Systems, an industry-leading provider of stratospheric communications platforms first called on TRIAD, is proud to announce aggressive revenue growth and a record 1st half of the year. We are achieving record-setting performance driven by our strong reputation for developing fully-integrated and optimized radios that deliver some of the highest data-rates and longest range ISR wireless links for Unmanned Land, Sea, and Air Systems. We expect to continue to deliver increases for 2020, driven by the continued acceptance of our products in a growing number of defense programs. Financial & Program Highlights: First-half revenue grew 45% over last year and our bookings growth was 126% year to date .Our participation in critical long-distance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems programs...

Withwave Intros High Performance Cable Assemblies

Withwave Intros High Performance Cable Assemblies - RF CafeWithwave announces a line of High Performance Cable Assemblies with 0.047" cable diameter. Flexible, semi−rigid, and & semi−flexible cable types are perfect for various kinds of interconnection solutions such as high speed testing, short range, and telecommunication applications. Frequency ranges include DC to 26.5 GHz, 40 GHz, 50 GHz, and 67 GHz. Standard and custom cable options are available with connector types such as SMA, 2.92 mm, SMPM, 2.4 mm, and 1.85 mm...

Atenlab R-2 CART OTA Anechoic Chamber Video

Atenlab R2 CATR OTA Measurement System Cabinet - RF CafeAtenlab Corporation has produced a video of the R−2 Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) Over-the-Air (OTA) Measurement System. It is the smallest, lightest, and very mobile type self-contained cabinet enclosure that easily fits in a typical laboratory or office-size room. MIMO, antenna near-field measurement, EMI, EMS, 3G, 4G, 5G, WiFi, and other modern wireless standards are easily tested. The R−2 is suitable for measuring small antennas and devices with integrated antennas. It covers a frequency range of 10 to 80 GHz. A DUT positioner moves in 0.1° increments. Chamber exterior size is 1.8 x 0.8 x 1.8 m. Emerson & Cuming RF absorber lines the interior. Atenlab's Maxwell and Maxwell Lite software automates measurement and presentation of collected data in 2D or 3D...

ConductRF LSA Performance Flexible RF Cables to 18 GHz

ConductRF LSA Performance Flexible RF Cables to 18 GHz - RF CafeConductRF LSA series of low loss, performance flexible RF cable assemblies, provide microwave system designers with a versatile solution for most applications. Here we offer customers a solution for 0.086" diameter cable that facilitates greater flexibility and handling or, 0.141" diameter that exploits the same great performance but with almost half the loss. Connector options include SMA, Type-N, TNC & SMP that provide excellent VSWR between DC and 18 GHz, also solutions for MCX & SMB are available in a wide array of configurations. These assemblies are built using our own double shielded, FEP jacketed cable, that was developed specifically for performance solutions. With shielding effectiveness exceeding 90 dB through 18 GHz...

Modelithics Joins GlobalFoundries RFwave Partner Program

Modelithics Joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES RFwave Partner Program - RF CafeModelithics, the leader in high-frequency simulation models and precision RF, microwave, and mmWave measurement services, is pleased to announce it is now a member of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®) RFwaveTM Partner Program. The partnership between GF and Modelithics will enable mutual clients to accelerate the launch of new products, based on accurate testing results and the ready availability of Modelithics to assist GF and its clients in modeling activities. GF's RFwave program is an ecosystem of partners that provide unique mmWave test and characterization capabilities along with design services, IP, and EDA solutions that will enable designers to build highly optimized RF solutions for a range of wireless applications such as Internet-of-Things (IoT), wireless connectivity, 5G, and automotive radar...

Withwave Intros 1.85 mm to SMPM Adapter Series

Withwave Intros 1.85 mm to SMPM Adapter Series - RF CafeWithwave's Precision Test Adapters are designed based on precision microwave interconnection technologies. The new 1.85 mm to SMPM Connector Adapter Series coaxial test adapters are manufactured to precise microwave specifications and constructed with male/female gender on side 1 and male/female gender side 2. The precision microwave connector interfaces ensure an excellent microwave performance up to 67 GHz.

RF Energy Harvesting Components & Systems

RF Diagnostics' RFD199A RFDET Converter - RF CafeRF Diagnostics, LLC, designs and sells surface mount RF to DC converters and other building block modules for RF energy harvesting systems.. With our products you can harvest ambient AC/AM/FM/Wireless Energy to power your IoT battery-free system. For example, the RFDKIT−01 RF Energy Harvesting Experimenter Kit is intended for energy harvesting developers and hobbyists. It is intended for low power system developers and hobbyists. The kit contains parts to collect and manage the power from wireless energy from 1 Hz to 6 GHz. Users can connect to the modules using the included 4-pin headers with a little soldering and clipping. We also provide custom designs for RF/microwave and general electrical engineering products and design contracting services to clients in the commercial wireless and defense electronics businesses...

Empower RF Systems' Technologically Advanced 90 kW SSPA

Empower RF Systems' Technologically Advanced 90 kW Power Amplifier - RF CafeEmpower RF Systems' Model 2225 is a long duty cycle pulsed amplifier operating from 5.2 to 5.9 GHz and represents our new technologically advanced liquid cooled and scalable architecture. This breakthrough solid state GaN design replaces tube technology to bring new capabilities to EW, Radar, Directed Energy and Satcom applications where tens and hundreds of kilowatts of CW and Pulse power are required. This new modern architecture offers scalability for affordable upgrade paths to future power needs by adding hardware to an existing system. Additional racks can be combined and for racks not fully populated, 2U amplifier drawers can be added without the need for tuning. The amplifier system layout consists of a system controller in a 3U and up to 16 hot swappable 2U amplifier drawers with each amplifier drawer containing an integrated power supply in its 2U chassis...

Withwave Multicoax Cable Assemblies

Withwave Multichannel Coaxial Cable AssembliesWithwave's High Speed & High-density Multicoax Cable Assemblies (WMX Series) provides a wide range of multiple coax connectors and flexible cable assemblies with a choice of 20, 40, 50, 67 GHz configurations based on precision array design and superior high frequency cabling solutions. WMX Series are excellent signal integrity solutions for bench-top testing and automated test equipment to meet increasing demands of semiconductor test equipment and optical testing industries. These products consist of high performance flexible assemblies which can be bundled in housings (8 and 16 channels) and the interface to board is compression type which provides lower total cost of testing by avoiding costly soldering components...

Make Sure EVs and HEVs Are Good for Every Mile

Make Sure EVs and HEVs Are Good for Every Mile - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that examines electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEVs) power systems to understand what should be tested and how to perform those measurements in order to achieve peak vehicle operation. Manufacturers of EVs and HEVs are making it simpler and more convenient to maintain adequate electric charge levels to keep their vehicles running for longer distances on electric power, enticing more drivers to try these environmentally friendly vehicles. Of course, testing the electrical motors, systems, and their components is an important part of ensuring that every EV and HEV has the longest running times and operating lifetimes possible, and that involves understanding what needs to be tested and how...

ConductRF TSA90 / TSX90 Phase & Temperature Stable Cables

ConductRF TSA90 / TSX90 Phase & Temperature Stable Coaxial Cables - RF CafeConductRF's DC to 18 GHz TSA90 with Type-N and SMA options as well as our TSX90 with extended frequency 27 GHz SMA solutions, are built with a special dielectric material that eliminates the "Teflon Knee" in phase change over temperature, which is a common cause for performance variance in RF cables used in different environments. These cables are over 30% smaller than traditional lab test cables, so offer users increased flexibility and density particularly where multiple cables are used together such as semiconductor testing. With connector options up to 27 GHz, these cables can offer users solutions for both RF test and also internal system cables. The triple shielding feature also ensure greater effectiveness for EMI...

San Francisco Circuits Announces NIST 800-171 Compliance

San Francisco Circuits Announces NIST 800-171 Compliance - RF CafeSan Francisco Circuits (SFC), a provider of PCB fabrication and assembly, announces they are fully compliant with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 requiring companies to adhere to specific guidelines to protect data and information pertaining to federal or state agencies. Being in compliance ensures proper data handling is in place for maintaining the trust of partners, vendors, contractors, and customers–especially when federal or state agencies are involved. The federal government requires companies to be compliant with 800-171 to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). CUI is sensitive information relevant to the interests of the United States government...

CMT Release Compact VNAs with Improved Performance

Copper Mountain Technologies Release Compact VNAs with Improved Performance - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies has released the new Compact S5045 and M5045 VNAs with a frequency range from 9 kHz to 4.5 GHz. Featuring a dynamic range of 130 dB typ. and measurement speed of 70 µs, these new Compact VNA offerings will effectively replace the functionality of the recently discontinued S5048, while delivering improved performance. The S5045 will come with the advanced software features engineers expect from CMT's S Series Compact VNAs. The M5045 will join the M Series line of Compact VNAs and include standard VNA software features in an economical package that excludes a number of advanced software features...

2nd Edition of Artech House Radar Best Seller Available

2nd Edition of "Cognitive Radar: The Knowledge-Aided Fully Adaptive Approach" - RF CafeArtech House today announced the release of "Cognitive Radar: The Knowledge-Aided Fully Adaptive Approach," Second Edition by Joseph R. Guerci. Hurry to get the discounted new-release price. This highly anticipated second edition of the bestselling Cognitive Radar: The Knowledge-Aided Fully Adaptive Approach, the first book on the subject, provides up-to-the-minute advances in the field of cognitive radar (CR). Adaptive waveform methods are discussed in detail, along with optimum resource allocation and radar scheduling. Chronicling the field of cognitive radar (CR), this cutting-edge resource provides an accessible introduction to the theory and applications of CR and presents a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in this emerging area. It covers important breakthroughs in advanced radar systems and offers new and powerful methods for combating difficult clutter environments. You find details on specific algorithmic and real-time high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) architectures...

Modelithics Welcomes Silicon Supplies as Strategic MVP 

Modelithics Welcomes Silicon Supplies as Strategic MVP - RF Cafe Modelithics, the leading RF and microwave simulation model provider, welcomes Silicon Supplies, a solution based provider of Silicon Discrete and IC (Integrated Circuit) bare die for use in niche trailing edge and leading edge applications, into the Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) Program at the Strategic level. As a Strategic MVP, Silicon Supplies is supporting RF and microwave designers by sponsoring free extended 30-day trials (with approval) of all Modelithics models available for Silicon Supplies components, as well as collaborating with Modelithics to develop new design data and models for selected components. In addition, to becoming a Strategic MVP, Silicon Supplies and Modelithics have collaborated to develop a new nonlinear model for Silicon Supplies' 2SC3356 NPN RF Bipolar Transistor...

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