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ConductRF Ruggedized Replacement VNA Cables

ConductRF Ruggedized Replacement VNA Cables 2022 - RF CafePrecision Ruggedized VNA Cables from ConductRF offer RF Engineers great alternatives to costly OEM cables that are now past their best days. We have standards for applications at 18 GHz, 27 GHz, 40 GHz, 50 GHz & 70 GHz. Our torque resistant connector heads and phase stable constructions ensure great performance for many tests to come. 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, these cables offer cost leading alternatives to original OEM VNA cable solutions. VNA Series cables are enhanced with a stainless steel spiral armor, providing protection from excess bending and crushing forces. A black non-conductive outer cover completes the product. These cables are phase stable during flexing and have an operating life cycle...

Antenova: A Guide to 4G and 5G Frequency Bands

Antenova: A Guide to 4G and 5G Frequency Bands - RF CafeAntenova Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, has published a Quick Guide entitled "A Guide to 4G and 5G Frequency Bands." It helps answer the question of whether you should use a 4G or 5G cellular antenna for your new product? The dawn of 5G is set to open up a world of new possibilities for wireless devices. But 5G networks will coexist with older 4G and NBIoT networks for some time to come. This guide will help you decide which is perfect for your project. The guide will explore: How to match a frequency band to your application, Choosing a technology based on where your device needs to operate, Achieving certification for 4G and 5G devices, A summary of the 4G LTE bands and 5G frequency bands used in major territories...

Anatech Electronics December 2021 Newsletter

Anatech Electronics December 2021 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his November 2021 newsletter that features his short op−ed entitled "My Prediction for 2022," where he prognosticates in some specificity that the major problems with millimeter technology will be solved for 5G, the defense market will grow for RF and microwave manufacturers, the gap in the digital divide will further close and the commercial satellite market will provide significant revenue to the industry. An admission to getting one last year's major predictions wrong is also included...

Berkeley Nucleonics Donates Lab Equipment to Montana State U.

Berkeley Nucleonics Donates Lab Equipment to Montana State University - RF Cafe"Berkeley Nucleonics is happy to donate a full bench of test equipment, from multi-channel oscilloscopes to arbitrary waveform generators, to Montana State University for a new experiments lab encouraging young electrical engineers. The benchtop gear will allow students to test a variety of circuits and conduct experiments IRL.  Contact Berkeley Nucleonics now for free academic courses online or to outfit your own test bench..."

Teledyne e2v HiRel Radiation Tolerant 20 GHz SPDT RF Switch

Teledyne e2v HiRel Releases Catalog Radiation Tolerant 20 GHz SPDT Absorptive RF Switch
for Space Applications - RF CafeTeledyne e2v HiRel announces the availability of a rad-tolerant 20 GHz, Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) absorptive RF switch, model TDSW020A2T, that is ideal for use in demanding high reliability, space and defense applications and is now available with qualified material off-the-shelf. This new RF switch, developed on 0.15 μm InGaAs pHEMT technology, will be available as die and is qualified per MIL-PRF-38534 Class K-equivalent for space applications. The TDSW020A2T leverages monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design techniques that deliver superior performance in the Ku and K microwave and millimeter-wave bands. The switch delivers low insertion loss, high isolation, fast switching times, and high linearity across a wide frequency band from dc to 20 GHz and attains an input power 1 dB compression of 28 dBm (typical). Class K equivalent element evaluation is performed per wafer...

BNC Whitepaper: Ultrasonic MEMS Testing with an AWG

BNC Whitepaper: Ultrasonic MEMS Testing with an AWG - RF CafeBerkeley Nucleonics' technical staff has published a whitepaper entitled, "Ultrasonic MEMS Testing with the Model 675 High Performance AWG." This application note describes how to use the Model 675 High Performance Arbitrary Waveform Generator to generate the signals for the test and design of Ultrasonic MEMS sensors. The Model 675 High Performance AWG simplifies the generation of pulse and chirp signals typically used to perform design tests and characterize MEMS sensors. Considering the amplitude of 24 Vpp into High-Impedance (12 Vpp into 50 Ohm) joined to an analog shift of ±12 V into High-Impedance, the Model 675 represents the ideal solution for these kinds of tests where high voltage amplitude, programmable pulse's width, and rise/fall time are mandatory...

R&S Maritime Communications Boosts PLA Vessel Traffic Services

Rohde & Schwarz Maritime Communications Solution Boosts Port of London Authority Vessel Traffic Services - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz has revealed details of its role in a project to totally upgrade the London vessel traffic services (VTS) communication equipment for the Port of London Authority (PLA). Working with PLA engineers at the authority's control centres in Gravesend, Kent and the Thames Barrier Navigation Centre (TBNC) in Woolwich, Rohde & Schwarz has installed an advanced, VoIP-based maritime communications system to handle all VTS communications. The new, customised system enhances the PLA's ability to control movement of vessels within the Port of London, which spans the entire coastal Thames from Teddington Lock to the North Sea, and provides future-proof scalability as the VTS requirements continue to evolve...

Skyworks Si4694 Digital Radio Coprocessor

Skyworks Si4694 Digital Radio Coprocessor - RF CafeSkyworks is pleased to introduce the Si4694 digital radio coprocessor for DRM for AM radio reception in automotive infotainment systems and car radios. Designed to work with Skyworks' Si479xx family of automotive radio tuners, the Si4694 provides a new level of performance and power efficiency with the lowest system BOM. The Si4694 is part of the Falcon family of automotive digital radio coprocessors. The Si4694 provides demodulation and source decoding of DRM for AM signal delivering audio and data. It supports all operating modes of the DRM for AM digital radio standard (Modes A to D). The Si4694 is a highly integrated device that requires only a few external components. The Si4694 generates its internal clocking from an external crystal using an integrated oscillator...

Synzen's Small and Mighty Tri-band Wi−Fi 6 SMD Antennas

Synzen's ADARA1 & 2 - Small and Mighty Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 SMD Antennas - RF CafeThe magic trick of modern electronics is to keep making things smaller and even more powerful. Designed by Synzen Precision Technology, their latest SMD antennas, ADARA1 and 2, are marvels of miniaturization. ADARA is a compact and complete solution for Wi-Fi 6 and 6E applications. It is suitable for devices requiring an integrated antenna solution and which demand high performance from an ultra-small form factor. With a footprint of only 9.0 x 5.8 x 1.1 mm, ADARA is a corner mounted SMD antenna for simple integration. This tri-band antenna is also ideal for MIMO applications using multiples of ADARA antennas all on the same PCBA...

ConductRF Flexible RF Cable Assemblies to 18 GHz

ConductRF Flexible RF Cable Assemblies 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" dia. cable that facilitates greater flexibility and handling or, 0.141" dia. 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...

Modelithics Components Library for Keysight SystemVue

Modelithics System Components Library for Keysight SystemVue - RF CafeModelithics is pleased to announce the Modelithics System Components Library for Keysight PathWave System Design (SystemVue). This library includes models for system-level components like amplifiers, filters, attenuators, couplers, and packages. Models are available for components from a wide range of manufacturers, including Barry, IMS, Kyocera AVX, Mini-Circuits, Murata, and Qorvo. In total, the current Modelithics System Components Library offering contains nearly 160 models. Combining Keysight PathWave System Design (SystemVue) with the Modelithics System Components Library makes it possible for designers to predict system performance in the presence of real-world environmental effects like interference...

Antenova Affini Cellular Antenna for 4G/LTE and 5G NR, w/Band 71

Antenova Intros Affini Cellular Antenna for 4G/LTE and 5G NR, w/Band 71 - RF CafeAntenova Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, is announcing "Affini," part number SRFL064, which is a flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna for the LTE, 4G and 5G NR networks in global markets. This antenna covers all main 4G bands plus 617-698 MHz which offers 5G coverage and the popular Band 71. The Affini antenna measures 78 mm x 17 mm x 0.15 mm, which is small, yet it delivered high efficiency in tests. It has an I-PEX MHF1 connector, so it is easily designed in and it suits small devices that need to operate across wide areas...

IEH Joins Modelithics MVP Program at Sponsoring Level

IEH Joins Modelithics MVP Program at Sponsoring Level - RF CafeModelithics, the leading RF and Microwave simulation model provider, is pleased to welcome IEH Corporation, a leader in hyperboloid PCB connector products, into the Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) Program at the Sponsoring level. In addition to becoming a Sponsoring MVP, IEH and Modelithics are collaborating to develop 3D models for the HGM, HMK, HMM, HRM, and HVM hyperboloid PCB connector series. 3D models are also in development for the HKC and HKX Hyperkinetic connectors, which are high-speed, high-density hyperboloid modular interconnects. Through the MVP Program, these models will be available for free extended 90-day trial use of all Modelithics models available for IEH components to approved customers. The new 3D models for IEH connectors will be available in the Modelithics COMPLETE+3D Library...

Picocom 5G NR Small Cell System-on-Chip for Open RAN

Picocom Intros Industry's 1st 5G NR Small Cell System-on-Chip Designed for Open RAN - RF CafePicocom, the 5G Open RAN baseband semiconductor and software specialist, today announced the introduction of its PC802 SoC (system on chip). The company's flexible, low power device empowers the innovation of a new breed of 5G NR open small cell products. The PC802 is the world's first 4G/5G device dedicated to developing small cells with integrated support for Open RAN (Radio Access Networks) standards. It supports disaggregated 5G small cell platforms, including indoor residential, enterprise and industrial networks, neutral host networks and outdoor networks. "I am honoured to announce the PC802, the culmination of three years' work and a milestone achievement for the company by the whole Picocom Team," said Peter Claydon, President of Picocom. "We will deliver product to our lead customers...

Anatech Electronics November Newsletter

Anatech Electronics November 2021 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his November 2021 newsletter that features his short op−ed entitled "C-band and Altimeters: Bad Company? ," where he notes that even though FCC concluded that the AVSI study "does not demonstrate that harmful interference would likely result under reasonable scenarios," there is enough concern in the non-standardized radar altimeter realm to raise a red flag. As Sam points out, there is a full 500 MHz separation between the C-band wireless band and radar altimeters. Sam also presents some relevant industry news items as well, including Amazon planning to launch Kuiper satellite prototypes, and the DoD funding research that combines 5G and optical sensors.

R&S Demos Robust Data Link Comms for Rotary Wing Aircraft

Rohde & Schwarz Demos Robust Data Link Communication for Rotary Wing Aircraft - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz, together with ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and representatives of the German armed forces (Bundeswehr), successfully carried out stationary tests on the premises of the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment (WTD 61) in Manching. The influence of rotors on radio waves was tested on two types of helicopters, operational with the Bundeswehr, the CH53 and Tiger, as well as on the rotary wing UMAT R-350 UAV from ESG. Piloted and unpiloted rotary-wing aircraft of the Bundeswehr need to be able to send data links through one or more rotor planes, where interference can by caused by rotor blade modulation. The successfully completed tests demonstrated how robust the radios are against level drops, phase shifts and diffraction at rotor blades' edges; while digital voice and data transmission was possible at the highest sensitivity. In addition, a comprehensive set of data was collected to develop robust waveforms for broadband data transmission...

Exodus 4 kW, S-Band Solid State Pulse Amplifier

Exodus Advanced Communications 4 kW, S-Band Solid State Pulse Amplifier - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications' new model AMP2136P-4KW is a 2.0-4.0 GHz, 4 kW pulse amplifier that is designed for pulse/HIRF, EMC/EMI Mil-Std 461/464 and radar applications. Other frequency ranges & power levels available - all providing superb pulse fidelity. Up to 100 μsec pulse widths, up to 6% duty cycles with a minimum 66 dB gain. Available monitoring parameters for forward/reflected power in watts & dBm, VSWR, voltage, current, temperature sensing for outstanding reliability and ruggedness in a compact 10U chassis...

Anatech Electronics Product Update: 3 New Filter Models

Anatech Electronics Product Update: 3 New Filter Models - 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. Two new filter models have been introduced - a 896-898 MHz / 935-937 MHz cavity duplexer, and a 2400 MHz ceramic bandpass filter. 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...

R&S Turnkey Solutions for Mobile ATC Towers

Rohde & Schwarz Turnkey Communications Solutions for UAE Mobile ATC Towers - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz has successfully delivered communications equipment for mobile air traffic control (ATC) towers to a customer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Having already supplied an UAE customer with radios in the past, Rohde & Schwarz has been chosen again, as the company provided the best solution for the customer. Each mobile ATC tower consists of a cabin equipped with consoles, all installed on a lifting system fixed on a trailer that is fitted to be transportable by a C17 transport aircraft. Each cabin has been designed to accommodate three controller working positions, equipped with R&S Series4200 software defined radios, CERTIUM VCS voice communications system, CERTIUM Management and CERTIUM Gateways...

Triad Expands Operations with New Manufacturing Center

Triad Expands Operations with New Manufacturing Center - RF CafeTriad RF Systems is pleased to announce the opening of a new Manufacturing Center, conveniently located opposite the company's existing Design Center in East Brunswick, New Jersey. This new facility increases Triad's manufacturing capacity six-fold and creates additional space to expand the company's innovative design center. Triad's investment in the new manufacturing center is a direct response to growing global demand for Triad's RF amplifiers, integrated radio systems and custom RF products for unmanned systems, drones, CubeSat platforms, custom military applications, and electronic warfare systems. "Our new MCoE (Manufacturing Center of Excellence) showcases Triad's ability to bring rugged, small, SWaP optimized, mission-critical and high performance wireless...

Teledyne e2v HiRel Announces Availability of New TDGD271 and TDGD274 Drivers for GaN FETs

Teledyne e2v HiRel Announces Availability of New TDGD271 and TDGD274 Drivers for GaN FETs - RF CafeTeledyne e2v HiRel today announced availability of a pair of new isolated gate drivers ideally suited for driving GaN power parts used in a wide variety of power supply, dc/dc converter, battery management systems (BMS), Point−of−Load (POL) modules and motor control applications. The TDGD27x isolated gate drivers utilize silicon isolation technology, supporting up to 2.5 kVRMS. This technology enables industry leading common-mode transient immunity (CMTI), tight timing specifications, reduced variation with temperature and age, better part-to-part matching, and 100% AC/DC testing at −55°C to 125°C...

R&S, OpenWorks Prove Counter UAS Tech at NATO TIE

Rohde & Schwarz and OpenWorks Prove New Counter UAS Technology at NATO TIE Exercise - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz and OpenWorks have collaborated to prove a new high performance and autonomous 3D detection and tracking system for use in counter unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) missions. Integrated through the new SAPIENT standard protocol and tested at the NATO Technical Interoperability Exercise (TIE) event in De Peel Airbase in the Netherlands, the solution combines the proven R&S ARDRONIS drone detection solution with the recently released SkyAI Autonomous Optical technology. Rohde & Schwarz and OpenWorks successfully prove C-UAS solution during NATO Technical Interoperability Exercise. NATO TIE will evaluate how the latest autonomous C-UAS sensors interact, using a new "plug and play" standard called SAPIENT, with the latest command and control systems and decision engines; ultimately testing performance against escalating UAS threats...

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Models - 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. Three new filter models have been introduced - two bandpass and one highpass. Part Number AE401B11912 is a cavity bandpass filter covering 401-402 MHz, AE1090CB1829 is a ceramic bandpass filter with a 6 MHz bandwidth centered at 1090 MHz, and AE18000SSH6616 is an 18 GHz suspended substrate highpass filter. 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...

Provide a True Score on Device Parameters

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Provide a True Score on Device Parameters - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog entitled "Provide a True Score on Device Parameters" that informs people about the types of test equipment available for making precision parametric measurements on various electronic devices. Semiconductor parameter analysis takes work, but it provides insights that lead to better devices, processes, even better electronic materials. It is possible to perform some semiconductor testing with a basic LCR meter, but the accuracy will suffer even as test leads are jiggled compared to using a higher-level curve tracer or dedicated semiconductor parameter analyzer...

Exodus AMP2033-LC, 6–18 GHz TWT Replacement

Exodus Advanced Communications AMP2033-LC, 6.0–18.0 GHz, 100 W TWT Replacement - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications AMP2033-LC is designed for replacing aging TWT technology. A broadband, rugged EMC Class A/AB linear design for all modulations & industry standards. Covers 6.0-18.0 GHz, produces >100 W Minimum, 50 W P1dB, with a minimum 50 dB gain. Designed for EMI/RFI, lab, CW/pulse and all communication applications. Excellent flatness, optional monitoring parameters for forward/reflected power, VSWR, voltage, current & temperature sensing for superb-reliability. Exodus Quiet-Cool technology in our compact 5U-chassis weighing a nominal 75 lbs. Exodus is a multinational RF communication equipment and engineering service company serving both commercial and government entities and their affiliates worldwide...

Skyworks SKY68031-11 Low Profile, Multi-band Massive IoT FEM

Skyworks SKY68031-11 Low Profile, Multi-band Massive IoT Front-End Module - RF CafeSkyworks is pleased to introduce SKY68031-11, the world's smallest, multi-band RF front-end (RFFE) module for licensed, low-power, wide-area network (LTE-M/NB-IoT) applications including asset tracking, health and fitness wearables, smart metering and industrial monitoring. This module integrates the entire RF front end necessary for a cellular IoT radio operating in low-band (5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 85) and mid-band (1, 2, 3, 4, 25, 39, 66, 70) frequencies. The FEM monolithically integrates a broadband power amplifier, transmit harmonic filters, antenna switch and MIPI RFFE controller, all in a compact 3x3 mm package...

ConductRF FlexiForm  Cables w/SMPM and 0.047" Cable at DigiKey

ConductRF FlexiForm RF Cable Assemblies w/SMPM and 0.047" Cable - RF CafeConductRF FPA Cable Assemblies use a unique, Low Loss, high performance Semi-"FlexiForm" Cable that is formable, but flexible, providing system designers with a versatile solution for High Frequency applications. The product also allows for very tight phase matching to ±0.2º. Available in three common cable diameters, with the benefits of higher operating frequencies, shielding effectiveness and stability performance over traditional standard Hand Formable cables, these solutions enhance any application requiring higher performance. ConductRF's FPA Cable Assemblies are manufactured using the latest induction soldering techniques to best ensure the highest quality and performance...

Choose the Best Chamber for Your Next Project

Axiom Test Equipment Temperature and Humidity Chambers and Systems - RF CafeAxiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog entitled, "Choose the Best Chamber for Your Next Project" that informs people about the use of environmental chambers for many testing applications. Temperature and humidity environmental test chambers are able to provide rapid product temperature change rates and use varying levels of relative humidity to locate design problems prior to shipping your products, improving product quality and reliability. Axiom stocks models for sale or lease from a number of leading manufacturers, such as Temptronic, Tenney, Thermonics, and Test Equity. We have small benchtop size chambers up to larger reach-in chambers...

Antenova Intros Allani Antenna for Compact 4G/5G Designs

Antenova Intros Intros Its Allani Antenna for Compact 4G/5G Designs - RF CafeAntenova introduces its Allani high performing antenna for compact 4G/5G designs with high speed data or video Antenova Ltd, the UK−based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, is announcing "Allani," part no SR4L069 - a compact SMD antenna for the 4G and 5G cellular bands. This new antenna measures just 45.0 mm x 10.0 mm x 3.3 mm. It achieves good efficiency with a short ground plane, making it a good choice for designs with relatively little space on the PCB for the antenna. The Allani antenna only requires clearances of 3.25 mm beneath the antenna and 15 mm from each side to perform well in the sub 1 GHz bands...

A PCB Manufacturing Checklist

A PCB Manufacturing Checklist by San Francisco Circuits - RF CafeSan Francisco Circuits' (SFC) specialty is in the complex, advanced technology of PCB fabrication and assembly, producing high quality multi-layered PCBs from elaborate layouts. Our "Seamless PCB Manufacturing Checklist" will help minimize mistakes as much as possible in all stages of bareboard PCB manufacturing and provide a good starting point for some of the essentials needed in the majority of PCB manufacturing quotes. San Francisco Circuits has put together a new PCB manufacturing checklist resource on their website. When planning the fabrication of a printed circuit board (PCB), a lot of things have to be planned carefully to minimize mistakes. If one step or consideration is overlooked in the manufacturing process, it may have disastrous consequences resulting in a malfunctioning board. The overall goal of the seamless PCB manufacturing checklist is to help ensure every part of the circuit board is considered and potential mistakes...

AMP2085E-LC, 2.0–8.0 GHz TWT Replacement!

AMP2085E-LC, 2.0–8.0 GHz, 400 W, an Outstanding TWT Replacement!  - RF CafeExodus Advanced Communications introduces the AMP2085E−LC, a rugged quiet broadband class A/AB design for all industry applications. Frequency 2.0-8.0 GHz, 400W minimum, 500 W typical, 57 dB gain, unprecedented performance. The AMP2085E−LC makes an outstanding TWT replacement high power amplifier. Excellent power/gain flatness as compared to other amplifiers. Forward/Reflected power monitoring, VSWR, voltage / current / temperature sensing for superb reliability and ruggedness. The nominal weight is 55 kg in a compact 7U chassis 12.25" H x 19" W x 27" D...

Rogers PCB vs. FR4 PCB - TechnoTronix

Rogers PCB vs. FR4 PCB by TechnoTronix - RF CafePCB manufacturer TechnoTronix has a blog post you might find useful entitled "Rogers PCB Vs FR4 PCB – What is the Difference?" It begins: "In the world of hi-tech gadgets, medical equipment, and Industrial Machines, the performance of any product depends mainly on the quality of its PCB design. Though there are multiple aspects to be considered while designing a PCB, our focus here is to identify the right PCB material which is also known as Substrate. Substrates are the dielectric sheets that hold the components and traces of a design. Selecting the right substrate material for a specific application is the key aspect of PCB design. To decide which substrate works best for any given application, we need to know the salient features of all the materials available on the market. The materials offered include FR1 to FR6, CEM1 to CEM5, insulated metal substrates..."

KR Electronics Filter Design & Testing Services

KR Electronics Filter Design & Testing Services - RF CafeKR Electronics designs and manufactures high quality filters for both the commercial and military markets. KR Electronics is ISO 9001:2008 certified. KR Electronics manufactures all filter types and individually synthesizes filters for special applications. State of the art computer synthesis, analysis and test methods are used to meet the most challenging specifications. On the following pages you will find more information on some of our products. The products shown are a small representation of the thousands of filters designed and manufactured. Choose from one of our standard filters or let us modify or design a filter to meet your exact requirements. Data sheets for off-the-shelf filters are available online...

5G: Will Millimeter Waves Be High Enough?

Anatech Electronics September 2021 Newsletter - RF CafeSam Benzacar of Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter company, has published his September 2021 newsletter that features his short op−ed entitled "5G: Will Millimeter Waves Be High Enough?," where he notes the technical difficulties being experienced with components and operational environments in the mm−wave realm, and that life in the THz spectrum will be even more challenging - perhaps even impossible for general use. As we know from Friis equation, electromagnetic power levels drop proportional to the square of distance (6 dB per doubled distance), but in the THz region atmospheric absorption comes into play as physical molecules resonate at specific wavelengths, further decreasing received power...

everything PE: A New Website for the Power Electronics Industry

everything PE: A New Website for the Power Electronics Industry - RF Cafeeverything PE - www.everythingPE.com is a new website that has been developed for the Power Electronics industry. The power electronics industry plays an important role in various applications that provide compact and high-efficient solutions to power conversion. Demand for power electronics is further driven by an increase in their usage in several applications such as smart vehicles, wireless products, industrial motor drivers, electric grid stabilization, and consumer electronics. everything PE has been developed to meet the growing demands of the power electronics industry and to help solve the problems that engineers face while searching for application-specific products. everything PE - www.everythingPE.com keeps engineers up to date with the latest news, products...

PMI September 2021 Product Announcement

Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) September 2021 Product Announcement - RF CafePlanar Monolithic Industries (PMI) recently introduced four new products in their extensive line of RF and microwave components. Included are a 0.15 to 5.0 GHz Limiter, a 2.0 to 18.0 GHz SP2T Absorptive Switch , a 500 MHz to 40 GHz Low Noise Amplifier, and a 12 GHz Temperature Compensated Dielectric Resonator Oscillator. Planar Monolithics provides its unique products for applications in space, military, communications, telecommunications, commercial, and consumer electronics systems. Contact PMI today for more information...

Skyworks Automotive Switches and Low-Noise Amplifier FEMs

Skyworks Automotive Switches and Low-Noise Amplifier Front-End Modules - RF CafeSkyworks is pleased to introduce its SKYA21038, SKYA21039, SKYA21040 and SKYA21041 switches and front-end modules (FEMs) for automotive, cellular compensator and cellular telematics. The SKYA21038 is a single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch intended for mode switching in WLAN applications. Using advanced switching technologies, the SKYA21038 maintains low insertion loss and high isolation for all switching paths The high-linearity performance and low insertion loss achieved by the switch make it an ideal choice for low-power transmit/receive applications...

Triad Partners with Mobilicom to Produce High Power Radio Solutions

Triad RF Systems Partners with Mobilicom to Produce High Power Radio Solutions - RF CafeTriad RF Systems has entered into a partnership with Mobilicom, an end-to-end provider of cybersecurity and smart solutions for drones, robotics & autonomous platforms. The partnership will initially provide an integrated product line featuring Mobilicom's multi-function radios (MCU product family) coupled with Triad's high-power radio solutions and create a new product line for sale and distribution by both companies. The product line will include Mobilicom's secure Mobile MESH technology and its ICE Cybersecurity Suite with Triad's smart RF amplifiers to provide the most cost effective and efficient fully integrated amplified MIMO (multi-input and multi-output) radios, on the market, for MESH network communications. Targeted at suppliers and manufacturers in the rapidly expanding unmanned / autonomous systems...

IPP Intros 90° Couplers for 6 to 12 GHz

Innovative Power Products Intros 90° Couplers for 6 to 12 GHzInnovative Power Products (IPP), with more than 30 years of experience designing & manufacturing RF & microwave passive components, is pleased to introduce two new 90° power couplers, models IPP-7112 and IPP-7114. These surface mount couplers are conservatively rated at 50 watts CW, and operate from 8.0−12.0 GHz and 6.0−12.0 GHz, respectively. The IPP-7112 and IPP-7114 product pages list the complete product specs, and provide links to pdf files of the detailed Outline Drawings and the Typical Test Data results for several parameters. In addition, these product pages also offer links to the Simulated S-Parameters in s4p format, and the PCB Mounting Footprint in dxf format. To view Technical Data Sheets in PDF format for these products...

Electro-Photonics Intros DC to 5 GHz Test Fixture

Electro-Photonics Intros DC to 5 GHz Test Fixture - RF CafeElectro-Photonics is a market leader in RF and Microwave components with extensive experience designing RF/microwave test fixtures for a wide range of RF and microwave passive and active components. Model FRFS-AT-64020-001 is a high performance custom RF/microwave fixture designed for testing Avago AT-64020 silicon bipolar transistor. This fixture is constructed to provide repeatable measurements in a production environment. The FRFS-AT-64020-001 test fixture feature fast load/unload clamshell type cover. Electro-Photonics' standard line of test fixtures covers frequency ranges from DC to 5 GHz frequency range has been introduced to facilitate your measurement needs. We also design custom test fixtures for even the most technically challenging high frequency applications. Our high performance test fixtures utilize the latest RF materials and high frequency technology, resulting in repeatable and accurate testing. Trust Electro-Photonics LLC to build your next RF and microwave test fixture...

Copper Mountain's Online Help Manuals for S2VNA and PXIe

Copper Mountain Technologies' Online Help Manuals for S2VNA and PXIe - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies is pleased to announce that Online Help manuals are now available for S2VNA and PXIe software by selecting the Online Help buttons. These online manuals are easy to navigate and have been designed to deliver an enhanced user experience. Online Help manuals for additional software versions are in development. The existing operating manuals and documentation for all other versions of software are available for download. If you prefer to use a PDF manual for S2VNA or PXIe models, it is also available to download by clicking the "Download Documentation" button...

Teledyne Intros Expanded Range of 50+ GHz Coax Switches

Teledyne Defense Electronics Announces Expanded Range of 50+ GHz Coax Switches for 5G and Other Demanding Application - RF CafeTeledyne Relays today announced availability of a significantly expanded line of 50+ GHz coax switches, adding transfer switching, terminated, and normally-open models to its product line-up. These join the CCR-50U SPDT DC-53 GHz failsafe/ latching relay and CCR-39 SPnT DC-52 GHz latching coax relays that already enjoy wide acceptance. In addition to excellent RF performance, the family offers the widest operational temperature range (-55 to +85 °C), lowest weight and amongst the longest life (up to 5 million actuator cycles) of any 50 GHz switches available today...

ConductRF TEA80 TESTeCON Cables for DC - 18 GHz

ConductRF TEA80 TESTeCON Cables for DC to 18 GHz - RF CafeConductRF offers many lines of Lab & Production RF Test solutions for DC to 18 GHz. TEA80 series TESTeCON and TESTeLINK RF Cable lines feature standard connector choices include straight male, female, and bulkhead, and right angle male. Standard interfaces include type-N, TNC, SMA, 3.5 mm, and 2.92 mm. Phase stable testing ±4° to 18 GHz, amplitude stable to ±0.2 dB to 18 GHz, max power 170 W @ 18 GHz, flex life over 10,000 cycles, cable loss <0.330 dB/ft @ 18 GHz, VSWR <1.30:1 (typical < 1.20:1). These cables can be purchased directly from Digi-Key. ConductRF VNA series provides customers with reliable ruggedized solutions for lab and production vector network analyzer testing. With options for 18, 26.5, 40, 50 & 70 GHz...

Modelithics Welcomes Dr. Ali Boudiaf as Director of Lab Operations

Modelithics Welcomes Dr. Ali Boudiaf as Director of Lab Operations - RF CafeModelithics, the leader in providing simulation models for RF, microwave, and mmWave devices is pleased to welcome Dr. Ali Boudiaf to the company as Director of Lab Operations. Dr. Boudiaf comes to Modelithics with 30 years of experience in the RF, microwave, and mmWave engineering arena. In his new role at Modelithics, his responsibilities include managing all aspects of lab operations as well as advancing Modelithics microwave and millimeter-wave test system capabilities. Prior to joining Modelithics, Dr. Boudiaf was the CEO and co-founder of Smart MedTech. He also previously worked at ERZIA Technologies as Director of Amplifier Systems. Dr. Boudiaf's prior experience also includes positions with Maury Microwave, Focus Microwaves, Agilent Technologies, and ATN Microwave...

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