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3.5 mm Precision In-Series Adapters

SGMC Microwave’s 3.5mm series are precision grade connectors designed for use with microwave applications requiring excellent performance up to 34 GHz. SGMC offers an extensive line of 3.5mm precision adapters, receptacles, and cable connectors for various semi-rigid and flexible coaxial cables. Special designs are also available upon request.

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

Pulse Profiling Power Sensor

LadyBug Technologies’ 20 GHz thermally stable LB680A USB pulse profiling power sensor is in stock for immediate shipment. The sensor is available with various connector options allowing it to be placed directly on the DUT to achieve the best match and accuracy. It will perform CDF, CCDF & PDF functions as well as displaying the power profile of the pulsed signal. ATE users will appreciate the statistical peak and pulse measurements that can be made with the power meter software.

LadyBug Technologies
ladybug-tech.com

Broadband 26.5 GHz RF Downconverter

The SC5318A is a C to K broadband single-stage downconverter, converting frequencies from 6 GHz to 26.5 GHz down to 50 MHz to 3 GHz. The LO frequency range is from 6 to 26.5 GHz with an input LO range from 6 to 14 GHz. An internal frequency doubler multiplies the input LO range up to 26.5 GHz. This module also features an internal 26.5 GHz synthesized LO, RF preamplifier, and variable gain control, making it a standalone module. The SC5318A may be paired together for MIMO applications such as ground-based satellite communications, point-to-point radio, and test instrument systems.

SignalCore
signalcore.com

Ceramic Capacitors

Passive Plus Inc. (PPI) has the 01005BB104 broadband 100nF multilayer ceramic capacitors. The industry’s smallest 100nF broadband part characterized for RF performance.

01005BB:

Capacitance: 100nF

Size: .010” x .005”

WVDC: 6.3V

TCC: 0 ± 15% /°C (-55°C to +85°C)

Typical Operating Frequency: 16 kHz (-3dB point) to >40GHz

Insertion Loss: < 1 dB

Termination: Tin Plated over Nickel Barrier (RoHS) Compliant

Passive Plus
passiveplus.com

Waveguide to Coax Adaptor

The new model RMAD.BS.W137Nf operates over the 5.85-8.2GHz band with typical electrical performance of 0.25dB max insertion loss, and 1.10:1 max VSWR. Power handling is 50W CW. The unit is operational over the -10° to +85° C range and mechanical package is 2.7 x 1.75 x 0.94inches with precision SS/P type N female connector and WR137 flange. Alternate bands and connectors are available on request.

Response Microwave
responsemicrowave.com

Economical 5G Sub-harmonic Pumped Mixer Module

OML has developed an economical sub-harmonic pumped mixer down-converter module for the 5G market. M28H2ADC operates from 24 to 40 GHz with an IF bandwidth >5 GHz. Its compact size is well suited for both field and lab uses. The M28H2ADC can be connected directly to portable handheld instruments such as Keysight FieldFox and Anritsu Spectrum Master or it can be configured to use with bench-top instruments. It is powered via USB port.

OML
omlinc.com

Space Switch Matrix Assembly 4 X 4

The space switch matrix assembly 4X4 features pulse latching, suppression diodes (S Level), mechanical telemetry circuitry, and vented holes. It uses a D-sub Connector and a mounting bracket. It weighs 725 grams (approximately) and operates at a frequency of DC-8 GHz.

Ducommun
ducommun.com

New Products

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Two-Channel Transmitter

Ancortek launched a new advanced software-defined two-channel transmitter and four-channel receiver radar kit SDR-KIT 2400T2R4 (see Figure 1) to support digital phased-array beamforming and MIMO capabilities. The new SDR-KIT 2400T2R4 is designed for applications in direction of arrival (DOA) measurement, radar interferometry, digital beamforming, and MIMO radar. It is especially suitable for monitoring human activities, occupancy sensing, gesture sensing, and 3-D imaging among other uses.

Ancortek
ancortek.com

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Relay Switches

Fairview’s new line of electromechanical relay switches consists of 44 different +12V and +28V designs offered in SPDT, SP3T, SP4T and SP6T configurations that support either latching, failsafe or normally open actuators with usable features such as indicators, terminations or TTL logic. They operate in frequency ranges from DC to 26.5 GHz and feature a D-SUB multi-pin connector interface for secure and reliable DC voltage and command control functions. These switches are designed to be compact and rugged, supporting N-type or SMA connectors. Typical performance includes 90 dB isolation levels and 0.15 dB insertion loss. Power handling capability is rated up to 600 watts.

Fairview Microwave
fairviewmicrowave.com

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Tech Hub

Richardson RFPD announced the launch of the GaN & SiC for Power Electronics Tech Hub, a microsite featuring the latest news on gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) innovations, news and product releases. The new GaN & SiC for Power Electronics Tech Hub offers a robust library of GaN and SiC new product features and technical resources, including white papers and videos, as well as links to online purchasing and the option to sign-up for product updates via email.

Richardson RFPD
richardsonrfpd.com

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LNAs

Pasternack’s new line of input-protected low-noise amplifiers consists of 12 different models that cover a broad range of frequency bands from 10 MHz to 3.5 GHz. These designs exhibit typical performance that includes low noise figure levels from 0.8 to 1.6 dB, high-small signal gain ranging from 25 to 40 dB, and low VSWR levels from 1.3:1 to 1.5:1. This performance is achieved through the use of hybrid MIC designs that incorporate PIN diode limiter circuitry and Enhancement mode (Emode) GaAs pHEMT semiconductor devices. These amplifiers operate with a bias voltage of +12V typical over the temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. The 50 Ohm, SMA connectorized modules are unconditionally stable, include built-in voltage regulation and have DC blocking capacitors on the RF ports.

Pasternack
pasternack.com

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Antenna Design

Release 3.1 of AntSyn™ antenna design, synthesis, and optimization software is now available for use by current customers and evaluators. Firms like Striiv, who develops sports activity trackers, have found this innovative EM-based antenna synthesis tool valuable for designing antenna solutions for IoT/wireless devices. Learn more about the features of this new release at: https://www.awrcorp.com/news/article/antsyn-31-release-now-available.

National Instruments
awrcorp.com    

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GaN-SiC HPA

Arralis announced the launch of its new Leonis series GaN-SiC High Power Amplifier (HPA) optimized for satellite downlink communication systems. The HPA operates in K-band from 17.5GHz-20GHz and delivers a saturated power in excess of 10W with typical power added efficiency of 25% and large signal gain of 20dB in a compact die size of 3.6x2.9mm. The part is matched to 50Ω with integrated DC blocking capacitors on RF ports and incorporates an output power detector to assist with system integration. Nominal drain bias is 25V.

Arralis
arralis.com

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5G Primer: MIMO

A new 5G primer on MIMO and phased-array antennas highlighting key features of the NI AWR Design Environment platform is now available for engineers, managers, and system integrators designing these devices to meet complex 5G requirements. Register to receive this primer/white paper at http://awrcorp.com/resource-library/5g-primer-mimophased-array-antennas.

National Instruments
awrcorp.com

April 2019

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

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Release 3.1 of AntSyn™ antenna design, synthesis, and optimization software is now available for use by current customers and evaluators. Firms like Striiv, who develops sports activity trackers, have found this innovative EM-based antenna synthesis tool valuable for designing antenna solutions for IoT/wireless devices. Learn more about the features of this new release at https://www.awrcorp.com/news/article/antsyn-31-release-now-available

White Paper/App Note

A new 5G primer on MIMO and phased-array antennas highlighting key features of the NI AWR Design Environment platform is now available for engineers, managers, and system integrators designing these devices to meet complex 5G requirements. Register to receive this primer/white paper at http://awrcorp.com/resource-library/5g-primer-mimophased-array-antennas


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

NAB, Las Vegas, April 6 - 11, 2019

WAMICON, Cocoa Beach, FL, April 8 - 9, 2019

Satellite 2019, Washington DC, May 6 - 9, 2019

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)