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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 (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 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® 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, 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
TotalTemp Technologies is proud to introduce
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...
Join 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...
Artech House today announced the release
of Artech House today announced the release
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 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...
Imagine 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...
Copper Mountain Technologies is releasing
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 has developed many
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...
Copper 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 Company offers the industry's
largest portfolio of high-performance standard and customized
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 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, 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 announces a line of
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 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 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, 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®)
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'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 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'
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'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...
Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test
equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that examines
(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'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 (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...
Copper 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,
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...
Artech House today announced the release
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, the leading RF and microwave
simulation model provider, welcomes
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...