Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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5G: Connector Selection Guide

Amphenol RF released its Wireless Infrastructure Solutions Guide, a digital short-form catalog designed to streamline the interconnect selection process within the wireless vertical. This comprehensive guide provides customers with an overview of the next generation of mobile networks, 5G, and a breakdown of the core applications, alongside valuable product information required for developing the necessary infrastructure to support the increased data rates.

Amphenol RF

Directional Coupler: EW, SATCOM, and More

KRYTAR’s new directional coupler, Model 106040010, is uniquely designed for systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required. The coupler provides simple solutions for many applications covering microwave frequency bands from L through K-Band including electronic warfare (EW), commercial wireless, SATCOM, radar, signal monitoring and measurement, antenna beam forming, and EMC testing environments. For many space-restricted applications the compact size makes KRYTAR directional couplers ideal. The new directional coupler also lends itself to wireless designs and many test and measurement applications for emerging mmWave and 5G markets.


Precision 2.4mm/2.92mm NMD Between-Series Adapters

SGMC Microwave’s 2.4mm to 2.92mm between-series precision grade NMD connectors are designed for use with microwave applications requiring excellent performance up to 40 GHz. NMD connectors are ruggedized test-port connectors that specially designed to stabilize the test port cable during testing on many network analyzers. Pictured are four different NMD configurations.

SGMC Microwave

Power Sensor: Statistical Measurements 

LadyBug Technologies’ LB479A Peak and Pulse Sensor utilizes patented No-Zero Technology to deliver high accuracy statistical pulse information along with average power. No user zeroing is required. The USB sensor offers frequency coverage from 10 MHz to 8 GHz with 80 dB of dynamic range. The product’s broad frequency range combined with excellent sensitivity make it ideal for IoT, satellite, radar, Bluetooth, and defense applications. The sensor can be ordered with a variety of connectors, reducing adaptor use and resulting in a better match to achieve greater accuracy.

LadyBug Technologies LLC

Precision Compression-Mount Microwave Test Connectors

Until now, traditional test methods have required timely soldering and a limited number of test ports per board. Molex Precision Compression-Mount Microwave Test Connectors offer a more streamlined solution with a vertical mount design for placement anywhere on the PCB, enabling more test connectors to be placed around parts being tested. The compression-mount design also reduces installation time and costs by eliminating soldering from the process while achieving up to 65 GHz analog performance (supports data rates of 120 Gbps minimum). The product is available in mating interfaces including 1.85mm, 2.4mm, 2.92mm and SMA.


RF, Microwave Amps 

We have developed a broad portfolio of cutting-edge RF and microwave amplifiers; from compact GaN SSPAs to low noise amplifiers. For custom designs, we have engineering teams ready with modular building blocks to rapidly support your program. The core-competencies include designs through V-band, advanced non-linear modeling, compact power combining, state-of-the-art GaN amplifiers, and digital control hardware.

Mercury Systems

Wirewound Chip Inductors 

Coilcraft has introduced two new series of low-profile wirewound chip inductors: the 0402CT Series and the 0402FL Series. The 0402CT Series features a ceramic core and has a maximum height of just 0.45 mm — a 30% lower profile than competitive products. Offered in 23 inductance values from 1.2 to 56 nH (with, 5%, 3% or 2% tolerance), the 0402CT provides excellent Q Factor performance – up to 84 at 2.4 GHz. It also offers self-resonant frequencies as high as 27.5 GHz and current ratings up to 2.3 Amps (Irms).


New Products

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Pocket Signal Source

Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of Triarchy Technologies' VSG2G5C RF Vector Signal Generator - a cost-effective pocketable USB-connected RF signal source with capabilities that provide standalone and PC-controlled functions comparable to full-size analog RF signal generators. Offering frequencies from 100Hz to 1MHz (low-band) and 100MHz to 2.5GHz (RF Band) with a frequency resolution of 1Hz, this handy unit's features include frequency sweep, frequency hopping using I&Q modulation, and arbitrary signal generation.


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VNA Test Cables

SAGE Millimeter released a new line of cost effective, instrumentation grade, flexible, armored VNA test cables in either 1.85 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm, or 3.5 mm with an NMD female and a female or NMD male connector. The coaxial cables are especially designed and manufactured for VNA applications with greater than 10,000 connections. The cable utilizes the highest quality test instrumentation grade cable and a precision manufacturing process to guarantee superior microwave performance and mechanical durability. Impedance: 50 ohms. The models offered can form a VNA test cable pair for custom test set applications.

SAGE Millimeter

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Measuring System

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products announced availability of its KD-5100 differential measurement system, which provides resolution to a nanometer of positional change. With its proven stable design, extremely small size, and low power consumption, the KD-5100 is ideal for night vision systems, precision telescope positioning, fast steering mirrors (FSM) for space-based and airborne applications, and image stabilization systems. Kaman engineers work closely with customers to understand their specific application and optimize the KD-5100 to meet custom requirements.

Kaman Precision Products

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Custom Capacitor Assemblies

Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) offers Custom Capacitor Assemblies for high power requirements. Typical assemblies are configured in series and/or parallel combinations, producing higher voltage/current handling capabilities, extended capacitance range and tighter tolerances. PPI works with requesting engineers to determine best assembly for their applications.

Passive Plus

September 2019

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The September 2019 Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

Download September HFE PDF


Web Exclusives


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e-Book – Microstrip Antenna Design

A new e-book, authored by industry veteran Kenneth Puglia and featuring NI AWR Design Environment software, explores microstrip antenna design and examines the single-element rectangular microstrip antenna as well as antenna arrays constructed from single microstrip elements. The eBook is available at awr.com/resource-library/ebook-microstrip-antenna-design (registration required).

Insulated Wire Inc.

Insulated Wire Inc. is pleased to announce that following the retirement of a French delegate, IW Microwave Products Division President, John Morelli, has been appointed as the Secretary for IEC/SC46F, a subcommittee of IEC/TC46. IEC/SC46F is responsible for RF and Microwave Connectors and Components International Standardization.

Mr. Morelli, who is sponsored by Insulated Wire, brings significant RF/Microwave connector and component experience to the position, and we congratulate him on his new appointment. Mr. Morelli had been serving as the chief Technical Advisor for the US National Committee’s Technical Advisory Group to IEC/SC46F.

The US National Committee of the IEC is a fully integrated entity of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Coming Events

IMS 2019, Boston, June 2 - 7, 2019

IEEE EMC + SIPI, New Orleans, July 22 - 26, 2019

IEEE AUTOTESTCON, National Harbor, MD, September 9 – 12, 2019

EuMW 2019, Paris, September 29 - October 4, 2019

MILCOM 2019, location TBD, October 2019 (date TBD)

AOC, Washington, DC, October 28 - 30, 2019

IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, location TBD, January 2020 (date TBD)