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RIGOL has published a downloadable app note
entitled "Advanced Measurements
with a Vector Network Analyzer." It begins: "In our wireless world the need
of RF component testing is one of a key factors to bring a product to market. Devices
are getting smaller and are containing more and more complex components. It is a
must to have knowledge of complex impedance (or admittance) and reflection / transmission
parameters to bring the most optimum functionality to the RF device. RF components
like filters, resonators, etc. can be calculated according to capacitance and inductive
values. Software simulators can take these values and help fine tune the design.
But at the end of the day, the quality and performance needs to be measured..."
Bittele Electronics, a Toronto-based Turn-key
PCB Assembly firm specializing in prototype and low-to-mid volume printed circuit
board (PCB) manufacturing and assembly, announced today the release of its
Online Ordering Service featuring Live Chat and
Zoom meeting support. This new, state-of-the-art tool allows customers to complete
turnkey PCB assembly orders faster and with up to 25% price discounts. Bittele's
Online Ordering Service enables a customer to complete all steps to complete a PCB
Fabrication and Assembly order in under 20 minutes while qualifying for exclusive
discounts that are automatically applied to the order. Once an online order is placed,
it will be immediately processed and released to Bittele's production team...
Withwave announces the introduction of
Vertical Launch Connectors which are specially designed for solderless vertical
PCB launch on test & measurement board. These connectors have excellent electrical
transition performance up to 26.5 GHz, 50 GHz, 67 GHz & 110 GHz
respectively as well as reduce installation time by eliminating soldering. Excellent
vertical transition (VSWR <1.3, 1.85 & 1.0 mm type: VSWR <1.6
HFSS models available (version 17.0 or newer) for 3D EM (electromagnetic) simulation...
Times Microwave Systems, a pioneering
brand in innovative RF and microwave interconnect assemblies, cables and
connector design, announces the addition of a new
1/2" plenum RF cable to its product line. The LPA-500 LLPL air-dielectric
corrugated plenum cable is a low-loss, plenum listed (type CMP) coaxial cable.
Available now, its design offers excellent intermodulation performance, and can
be used as feedlines within buildings to support distributed antenna systems
(DAS); public safety communications systems; RF backbone interconnects within
plenum airspaces; and additional applications. The LPA-500 LLPL is an affordable
option that provides the quality and performance for which Times is universally
recognized. The new 1/2" plenum RF cable...
Copper Mountain Technologies, a leading developer
of innovative RF test and measurement solutions for engineers all over the world,
has introduced a new
2-port 43.5 GHz vector network analyzer (VNA). Model S5243 is CMT's highest
frequency Compact VNA. It features excellent dynamic range and fast measurement
speed in a compact package with the maximum standard software feature set. S5243
VNA includes an RF measurement module and S2 Windows or Linux operating system on
a PC, laptop, tablet, or x86 board computer connecting to the measurement hardware
via USB interface. S2 software can be installed on multiple computers, making it
easy to share the use of the analyzer...
Corporation (BNC - like the connector) is excited to announce that our upcoming
live webinar, "Low
vs. High-Resolution Detectors," is less than one week away! Demystify
high-resolution Scintillation with Berkeley Nucleonics and special guest Paul
Schotanus from Scionix as we dive into the current landscape of high-resolution
detectors in the 662 KeV Gamma range: CeBr3, LaBr3, SrI2, CLYC, and GAGG. To
accommodate for time differences, we will be hosting two sessions with the same
topics and agenda. Please register for the time slot that works best for you.
U.S. Event - Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 @ 10:00 AM PST...
new AWR.TV video playlist features seven videos that enable users to take a
deep dive into the key features in the V15 release of Cadence® AWR Design Environment®
software. The V15 videos highlight: New and improved antenna measurements for peak
power, including direction, total power, and amount of power radiated in peak direction.
Driving circuitry in calculations can also be included. New electromagnetic (EM)
features in the AWR® AXIEM® and Analyst™ simulators. AXIEM software offers improved
meshing with fewer high-aspect ratio facets (HARFs), a true DC solver for biasing
that is 40X faster and sub nanometer meshing for metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors...
Silicon Labs, a
leading provider of silicon, software and solutions, today announced a new high
reliability (HiRel) isolation partnership with Teledyne e2v HiRel, a leading
provider of high-performance, high-reliability semiconductors to the aerospace
and defense market. Under the new agreement, Teledyne will offer a new
specialized line of high reliability products based on Silicon Labs'
isolated gate driver technology optimized for space, aerospace, military and
oil and gas markets. Teledyne e2v HiRel will market custom high reliability
solutions based on Silicon Labs' Si827x isolated gate driver family that are
optimized for space, aerospace, military, oil and gas and other markets
requiring advanced technology and high reliability...
PCBONLINE, a one-stop custom PCB/PCBA manufacturer
for prototypes, small-batch, and massive production, recently published a technical
blog to explain how to
create a custom PCBA. It answers what is a PCBA, how to create a custom PCBA,
the techniques used for manufacturing the PCBA, etc. When a PCB is mounted with
electronic components, it becomes a PCBA (printed circuit board assembly), which
is a semi-finished electronic product that achieves the vital function of an electronic
device. PCBAs are used in almost all electronics industries. PCBAs manufactured
by PCBONLINE include the high frequency PCBA, multilayer PCBA, rigid-flex PCBA,
aluminum PCBA, etc. 1 to 100 layer PCBAs can be delivered in 3 days...
ConductRF is pleased to offer
/ Zero Halogen Jacketed RF Cables for various applications Indoor and Outdoor
for Naval Ship-Board applications. We have two ranges of solutions aimed at differing
RF requirements with our SBA series aimed at Higher Frequency 18 GHz needs.
These are 100% factory tested to exacting VSWR and Loss standards because, We know,
Results Count! ConductRF manufactures a range RF Cables in support of Ship Board
applications, where Low Smoke, Zero Halogen requirements are mandated. These cable
have Low Smoke Polyolefin Jackets that are suitable for Ship Board Environments.
The Cable solutions are commonly available in 3 sizes with cable OD of 0.240", 0.405"
Skyworks is pleased to introduce the
SKYFR-001982, a small form factor surface mount circulator for L-Band radar
systems and wireless applications in the 1200-1400 MHz operating range. This
device offers high power level handling with minimal thermal rise, providing a flow
path for the RF signal as well as protection for sensitive components from excess
signal reflection. Packaged in a compact SMT housing, the SKYFR-001982 can be easily
incorporated onto PCB boards with automated pick and place manufacturing. The SKYFR-001982
is the latest in Skyworks' broad portfolio of Circulator and Isolator products for
radars for both military and commercial applications...
San Francisco Circuits' (SFC) specialty is
in the complex, advanced technology of PCB fabrication and assembly, producing high
quality multi-layered PCBs from elaborate layouts. Timing is everything, at least
when it comes to signal integrity in a digital system. Analog says the prevailing
wisdom is that shorter is better for using delay lines. On the digital side, numerous
signals are kept in sync with a clock. Which one is right? Learn the answer and
more about how Serpentine Routing is leading to increased performance in PCB routing
in their new article "Serpentine
Routing – Function Over Form in PCB Routing." San Francisco Circuits is a leader
in PCB fabrication and PCB assembly making sure they are on the cutting-edge of
developments in the PCB industry. From simple to complex PCBs...
Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test
equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Regenerative
Grid Simulators Support Real-World Testing." Prior to reading the article, I
had never given any though to how being connected to a power grid which is fed by
a large number of independent solar panels, wind turbines, and hot air from politicians
might affect the quality of electricity at my wall outlet. When multiple sources
are combined onto a common line, inevitably there will be unique artifacts (noise
spikes, harmonics, phase shifts, distortion, etc.) from each source that affects
the supplied voltage and current waveforms, even with attempts to synchronize everything.
Technically you are receiving a 60 Hz (or 50 Hz) alternating voltage source,
but its makeup can be significantly different from an otherwise pure sinewave. This
might thwart the efforts of Time Error Correction schemes implemented by electric
utility grid operators to assure a long-term frequency stability...
Keysight Technologies announced it has expanded
PathWave Software Suite with new and enhanced capabilities. The new PathWave
solutions enable engineers to remove computational limitations across the workflow,
with cloud processing clusters, to improve designs and device reliability, while
reducing project risk. Design and test engineers are struggling with complexity
limitations that require weeks, if not months, of crunching data which can significantly
slow the development process and market introduction. Keysight's PathWave, an open,
scalable, and predictive software platform, offers fast and efficient data processing,
sharing and analysis at every stage in the product development workflow. Combining
design software, instrument control and application-specific test software, it enables
RIGOL Technologies announces another significant
expansion of its RF Test Portfolio with the release of 4 new models of the
RF Signal Generator. The explosion of IoT connected devices has led to a significant
increase in the amount of digital data being transmitted via local RF interfaces.
This expansion has driven a need for affordable IQ generation capabilities. RIGOL’s
new DSG800A models provide support for internal and external IQ generation allowing
engineers to quickly generate IQ traffic to simulate or validate their designs.
Available in 2.1 GHz and 3.6 GHz models with a starting price of only
$3,699 the DSG800A provides the most capable and affordable IQ generation product
on the market. Unlike some other manufacturer’s value solutions, the DSG800A provides
internal IQ modulation eliminating the need for an external IQ source...
RIGOL Technologies announces the new
DG2000 Series of Arbitrary Function Generators expanding their portfolio of
16 Bit Generators to satisfy the requirements of more rugged and industrial
applications. The DG2000 delivers the same performance specifications and feature
set as RIGOL's popular DG900 Series Generators. There are three DG2000 models ranging
from 50 MHz to 100 MHz making it ideal for today's mainstream requirements.
In addition to 16 Bit resolution the DG2000 includes all of the same advanced
SiFi II capabilities as the DG900. Features like Dual Tone, Harmonics and Sequencing
provide powerful generation capabilities...
Teledyne Paradise Datacom, part of the Teledyne
Defense Electronics Group, today announced recent contract awards totaling $7.4
million to provide numerous
PowerMAX SSPA (solid state power amplifier) systems over the course of the next
two years. The largest single award of $5.9M calls for multiple PowerMAX SSPA systems
to be deployed by the customer to support Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C)
and broadband data transmission for satellite communications during an ongoing expansion
of teleport facilities. Teledyne Paradise Indoor PowerMAX SSPA System The
PowerMAX systems from Paradise are a proven, mature platform for global satcom OEMs...
ConductRF knows many times you want to just
buy your RF assemblies to plug in to your circular D38999 connector or your VITA67
module. We offer multiple solutions for both styles of
connector all available on short lead times based on our on hand materials stock.
D38999 integrates BMA, SMPM & SMPS connectors, also other #8, #12 & #16
coax contact solutions. VITA67.1/2 uses SMPM solutions, but the new VITA67.3 also
offers SMPS and NanoRF to support your coax. These are 100% factory tested to exacting
VSWR and loss standards because we know, Results Count!
Skyworks is pleased to introduce the
single-pole, single-throw (4xSPST) switch designed for antenna tuning applications
that require ultra-low OFF capacitance and low ON resistance. This device offers
excellent performance and ultra-high linearity for smartphone applications operating
in the 5G, LTE or GSM band space, where high performance aperture tuning is required.
In addition, an integrated MIPI logic controller and 4xSPST topology provides the
flexibility to tune multiple bands on a single antenna, which is optimal for carrier
aggregation and dual connectivity. The SKY59272-707LF builds on Skyworks’ portfolio
of innovative products for 5G applications...
Artech House today announced the release
Deep Learning Applications of Short-Range Radars by Avik Santra and Souvik Hazra.
This exciting new resource presents emerging applications of artificial intelligence
and deep learning in short-range radar. The book covers applications ranging from
industrial, consumer space to emerging automotive applications. The book presents
several human-machine interface (HMI) applications, such as gesture recognition
and sensing, human activity classification, air-writing, material classification,
vital sensing, people sensing, people counting, people localization and in-cabin
automotive occupancy and smart trunk opening. The underpinnings of deep learning
are explored, outlining the history of neural networks and the optimization algorithms
to train them...
Artech House today announced the release
Designing Wireless Sensor Network Solutions for Tactical ISR, by Timothy D.
Cole. This comprehensive resource demonstrates how wireless sensor network (WSN)
systems, a key element of the Internet of Things (IoT), are designed and evaluated
to solve problems associated with autonomous sensing systems. Functional blocks
that form WSN-based systems are described, chapter by chapter, providing the reader
with a progressive learning path through all aspects of designing remote sensing
capabilities using a WSN-based system. The development and a full description of
fundamental performance equations and technological solutions required by these
real-time systems are included. New Release discount price available now...
Through our flagship
SKY66430-11, Skyworks is powering
new devices in the rapidly emerging 5G Massive Internet of Things (IoT) market.
SKY66430-11 is the world's smallest, fully pre-certified all-in-one system-in-package
(SiP) incorporating cellular modem, transceiver, RF front-end, memory and power
management functionality, enabling LTE-M and NB-IoT connected devices. This turnkey
solution integrates Sequans' Monarch SoC platform to support a wide range of low
power, low data rate consumer and industrial IoT applications including asset tracking,
industrial monitoring, smart metering, wearables and more. Receive low-pass filters
are integrated into the SiP along with the necessary matching to yield a 50 ohm
single-ended impedance for the antenna. The filters...
Antenova Ltd, UK manufacturer of antennas
and RF antenna modules for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
applications, has added a high performing 5G SMD design to its array of 5G antennas.
This brand-new antenna,
Lepida SR4L054, is
a wideband antenna in SMD form, designed to achieve high efficiency and performance
right across the spectrum from 600 MHz to 3800 MHz. Lepida operates right
across the cellular bands B71 (617-698 MHz), LTE 700, GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900,
WCDMA2100, B40 (2300–2400 MHz), B7 (2500-2690 MHz), and B78 (3300-3800 MHz).
The antenna is linear polarised and has been designed to ensure excellent coplanarity.
Antenova has built Lepida for the more demanding applications in 5G, 4G and LTE
where antenna performance and reliability...
Triad RF Systems, a leading designer and
manufacturer of integrated radio systems and high performance RF/Microwave amplifiers,
just published a very nice Tech Brief entitled "Keys
to Successful Naval Defense Using MIMO/MANET Radio System Deployments." Beginning
with a review of applicable radio history (HF, VHF, UHF, SATCOM), the document extolls
the virtues of MIMO (Multiple-Input / Multiple-Output) and its antenna diversity
scheme (a la your Wi-Fi router). Building on the technology is MANET (Mobile Ad-Hoc
Networking), which exhibits self-forming and self-healing networks that survive
in hostile signal environments. While the title specifies naval applications because
of Triad RF's extensive involvement in the realm, this technology extends into other
military services as well as domestic law enforcement...
ConductRF LSA series of
Performance flexible RF Cable Assemblies, provide microwave system designers
with a versatile solution for most applications. Offered is 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 18GHz, 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...
PCBONLINE, a global high-end PCB manufacturer
servicing electronics manufacturing (EMS) customers in defense, aerospace, medical,
and other high-end industries, has posted a technical blog entitled, "Comprehensive Guide
to SMT Stencils." It answers questions about what are SMT (Surface Mount Technology)
and SMT stencils and what are they used for, where do you get SMT stencils for PCB
assembly, what are the different types of SMT stencils, and how do you use SMT stencils?
SMT (Surface Mount Technology) stencils are very important for PCB designing and
manufacturing. If you can't decide which type of SMT stencil to go for and you need
a detailed guide for this topic, then you're in the right place. This article will
focus on every aspect of PCB stencils and by the time you reach the end...
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. One each new
duplexer and triplexer have been introduced. The AD1542-1643D296 is an Inmarsat
duplexer with 1524-1560 MHz and 1626.5-1660.5 MHz passbands, and the AD1800-2072-2250TR293
is a triplexer with 2025-2120 MHz, 2200-2230 MHz, and 1750-1850 MHz.
Passband insertion loos is >15 dB on all, and insertion loss is <1 dB.
Custom RF power directional coupler designs can be designed and produced...
Teledyne e2v HiRel, part of the Teledyne
Defense Electronics Group, today announced the latest addition to its rapidly expanding
line of RF solutions, a new
RF MMIC Frequency
Doubler. Launching Teledyne e2v HiRel's new Frequency Multiplier product line,
this Active Doubler, TDFM001000, is designed for high reliability signal chain applications
in Space. It is particularly well-suited specifically for satellite transponders,
transmit/receive modules, microwave-based communications, millimeter-wave point-to-point
radio, and related processes. The TDFM001000 is a 7.5-25.0 / 15.0-50.0 GHz
single ended input (no external balun required) GaAs MMIC doubler...
Rigid-Flex PCBs are boards
with 3D design using a combination of flexible and rigid board technologies, and
have characteristics of both soft and hard boards. Therefore, they can be used in
electrical devices with special requirements, such as connecting a flexible area
and a rigid area. Rigid-flex PCBS save the internal space of electrics, reduce the
size, and improve electrical and mechanical performance of electronic devices. In
PCBONLINE, rigid-flex PCB manufacturing and assembly are operated under strict quality
control. The final board thickness ranges from 0.05 mm to 0.6 mm.
Fork Test Labs introduces the
Fork programmable I/O interface
board for test-engineers to automate fixtures - for only $95! Everyone knows
or has seen big test stands, but few can use them because they are very expensive
and not many engineers can put in hours or days to make it work as needed. So, we
decided to create a platform for testing to help engineers in their everyday hard
work. Just take Fork, PyTest and program the tests in Python. Features include 8
digital I/O, 8 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity,
and 3 UART, SPI or I2C for connection with external devices...
Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC - like
the connector) will present a free webinar on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020, entitled,
the Perfect RF/Microwave Signal Generator." Catch up with Berkeley Nucleonics
and several special guests in the upcoming webinar to explore the inner workings
of microwave signal generators. This in-depth webinar will provide a deeper look
at basic specifications such as modulation, channels, power, accuracy, and speed.
Senior Product Manager Junior Choe will do the presentation running from 10:00-11:00 am
Pacific Time. Since joining the RF Group at Berkeley Nucleonics in 2014, Junior
applies his years of industry experience and applications-focused technical expertise
by listening to customer applications and addressing their current and future test
and measurement solution needs...