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New RF Power GaN mMIMO Solutions

Wolfspeed’s latest GaN on SiC solutions are well suited for mMIMO applications, with discrete and more integrated options that include an asymmetric Doherty output stage to help designers improve system size, weight, power, and cost. With 39.5 dBm output power, >45% lineup efficiency and outstanding linearity performance, our mMIMO solutions empower designers to make 5G a reality.  

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Power Sensor with SPI & I2C Connectivity

LadyBug Technologies’ LB5918A power sensor is available with a variety of connectors and options. The LB5918A-OSF-SPI is equipped with an SMA Female connector and direct TTL connectivity using either SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) or I2C (Inter Integrated Circuit) interfaces. This allows direct connection to microcontrollers, FPGAs, and more. The sensor’s USB port is also fully functional. It has a dynamic range of -60 dBm to 86 dBm, allowing users measurement flexibility and making attenuator selection for high power applications easy.

LadyBug Technologies LLC
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RF & Wireless Training Courses from Besser Associates

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Besser Associates
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Custom Capacitor Assemblies

Passive Plus 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
passiveplus.com

Limiting Amp

PMI Model Number PEC-100M16G-17LM-SFF is a limiting amplifier covering the RF frequency range of 100 MHz to 16 GHz. This module features an input power range of -12 to +16 dBm while maintaining an output Psat level of +16 dBm minimum. This model is supplied with SMA female connectors in a housing measuring 1.0" X 0.75" X 0.4".

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

Peak and Pulse Power Sensor

LadyBug Technologies’ LB479A thermally stable peak and pulse Sensor utilizes patented technology to deliver no drift, 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, unlike similar pulse sensors, the sensor’s full -60 dBm sensitivity is available in pulse mode. The product’s broad frequency range combined with excellent sensitivity make it ideal for IoT, satellite, radar, Bluetooth, and defence applications.

LadyBug Technologies LLC
ladybug-tech.com

New Products

2021 01 HFE newProducts 01

5G Enclosure

The new SC-3MM-100-series enclosures combine critical functionality and capabilities for small cell/5G applications. Each enclosure is UL 508A service entrance-rated, eliminating the need for a separate disconnect between the cabinet and utility. A 100-amp input breaker provides more than ample capacity for typical installations.

Transtector Systems
transtector.com

2021 01 HFE newProducts 02

New, Programmable Attenuators

Micro Lambda Wireless announced the production release of new programmable attenuators. Standard frequency models are available covering 10 MHz to 21 GHz and provide either 31.5 or 63 dB of attenuation over the full frequency range. Units are fully programmable by the user.

Model MLAT-1000A 10 MHz to 21 GHz / 31.5 dB attenuation.

Model MLAT-1000B 10 MHz to 21 GHz / 63 dB attenuation.  

Standard models are specified to operate over the 0 to +50 C temperature range, but extended temperature versions covering -40 to +85C are available on special order.

Micro Lambda Wireless
microlambdawireless.com

2021 01 HFE newProducts 03

Frequency Synthesizer Module

Model SOT-02220313100-SF-B6 is a low phase noise frequency synthesizer module designed and manufactured for standard test instrumentation, communication and radar systems as a local oscillator. It covers a frequency range of 0.2 to 20 GHz with an exceptional low harmonics and spurious emissions as well as superior low phase noise performance. The model is externally referenced with internal reference backup. The output power is from -20 to +13 dBm controllable by the command.

Eravant
eravant.com

2021 01 HFE newProducts 04

Zero Bias Schottky Detectors

KRYTAR Zero Bias Schottky Detectors are specifically designed for use in today's high-performance microwave instrumentation and systems. KRYTAR detectors are designed for such applications as power measurements, analyzing radar performance, leveling pulsed signal sources, AM noise measurements, system monitoring and pulsed RF measurements in ultra-broadband and mm-Wave applications.

KRYTAR
krytar.com

2021 01 HFE newProducts 05

SMA Female to SMA Female (Bullet) In-Series Adapters

Frequency Range: DC to 18 GHz / Usable up to 26.5 GHz (MODE FREE) Electrical: 50 Ohm, Low VSWR & Low Insertion Loss VSWR: 1.15:1 Max @ 18 GHz (Under 1.25:1 up to 26.5 GHz) Materials: Passivated 303 Stainless Steel or Gold Plated Beryllium Copper available Dielectric: Fluorocarbon (PTFE) Epoxy Captivated Overall Length 0.508” (12.90mm) Available for immediate delivery – Same day shipping for all stock items

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

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High-Power Amp

The MB.502.5G504850 is the newest addition to EliteRF’s portfolio of high-power RF amplifiers that incorporates advanced, state-of-the-art, GaN on SiC technology. It is biased class AB and has 48dB of gain, works in CW or Pulsed mode, covers from 500MHz to 2.5GHz, and is available in 100W and 200W options.

This amplifier can be used in narrowband and multi-octave bandwidth applications. It is well suited for a variety of applications including radar, jammers, industrial, scientific, medical and laboratory use. Like all EliteRF amplifiers it comes with a 5-year warranty.

EliteRF
eliterf.com

January 2021

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The January 2021Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

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Qorvo® to Create State-of-the-Art Semiconductor Packaging Center

Qorvo® has been selected by the U.S. government to create a State-of-the-Art (SOTA) Heterogeneous Integrated Packaging (SHIP) RF production and prototyping center. The SHIP program will ensure that microelectronics packaging expertise and leadership is available for both U.S. defense contractors and commercial clients that require design, validation, assembly, test and manufacturing of next-generation RF components.

The exclusive SHIP Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), worth up to $75 million, was awarded to Qorvo by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division. This program is funded by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s (OUSD R&E) Trusted and Assured Microelectronics Program (T&AM), and is administered by the Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted System (S²MARTS) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), managed by National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL).

Under the SHIP program, Qorvo will design and deliver the highest levels of heterogeneous packaging integration. This is essential to meet the size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) requirements for next-generation phased array radar systems, unmanned vehicles, electronic warfare platforms and satellite communications.

 

 

Delta Electronics: Manufacturing Marvel

Delta Electronics Mfg. Corp., headquartered in Beverly, MA is being spotlighted as a “Manufacturing Marvel” on Fox Business Network, on July 30, 2020. The two minute airing will take place between 9:30 and 9:45 PM. Delta is a true manufacturing, USA based company that is thriving in a world of increased foreign competition. We are a world class manufacturer of RF, Microwave, and Millimeter wave products and assemblies, used in a variety of highly sophisticated Commercial, Medical, Military and Aerospace subsystems.

 

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eBook: A Designer’s Primer on Radar Systems

Combined with advances in phased-array antennas and integration technologies, radars are moving beyond military/aerospace markets to address a host of commercial applications. This primer showcases how NI AWR software provides designers with the advanced modeling and simulation technologies needed to meet the challenges of all types of radar system design.

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A Designer’s Primer on 5G Communications

Recent advances in NI AWR software are helping designers develop the antenna and RF front-end components that are making 5G a reality. This primer offers content on the innovative wizards and synthesis technologies that enable engineers designing 5G communications systems to deliver cost-effective, high performance, and high-reliability products to market.

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