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94 GHz Socket

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new LGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 94 GHz, very low inductance for test applications. The GTP-LGA-1003 socket is designed for 17x17 mm package size, 16x16 array, 1mm pitch and operates at bandwidths up to 94 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically 30 milliohms per pin. The socket is mounted on the target PCB with hardware and no soldering. It uses very small real estate allowing capacitors/resistors to be placed close by. This socket utilizes swivel lid with heat sink compression screw. To use, place device inside the socket and apply compression by turning the heat sink screw.

Ironwood Electronics
ironwoodelectronics.com

E-Book on MM-Wave

Millimeter-wave frequencies and mixed fabrication technologies present new challenges for circuit designers. But what are the essential insights that you will need to address these challenges?

In this brand-new eBook, you will learn the unique design approaches for assembling multi-technology structures and performing circuit, electromagnetic, and electrothermal analysis across technology boundaries.

Download the eBook, Four Secrets to Mastering Millimeter-Wave Communications Circuit Design, and learn how to achieve first-pass success.

Keysight Technologies
keysight.com

Training Course: 5G, mm-Wave Antennas 

This two-day course provides participants with coverage of wireless system antenna element, phased array, link budget, propagation, integration and test topics associated with millimeter Wave (mm-Wave) and 5G applications. The course provides an understanding of antenna property definitions, antenna fundamentals and considerations, antenna types and mm-Wave propagation. The course provides information on how antenna properties and propagation characteristics affect communication systems. Topics also covered include how to test and measure mm-Wave antenna performance and information on phased arrays, beam steering, and shaping concepts.

Besser Associates
besserassociates.com

1.85mm Male Direct Solder One-Step Cable Connectors for .085” Cables 

SGMC Microwave’s NEW One-Step connectors have “Captivated” center contacts offering excellent performance up to 65 GHz (usable up to 67 GHz). With no loose parts to handle, assembly is as simple as trimming the cable and then inserting it into the body for soldering.

DC-65 GHz / VSWR: 1.25:1 Max per connector Captivated center contact (beryllium Copper, gold plated) Body Components (Corrosion resistant Type 303 Stainless steel, passivated)

Quality, performance, & Reliability you can count on, from SGMC Microwave.

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

Tech Brief: YIG-tuned Bandpass and Band-reject Microwave Filters

Using small conductive “loops” a YIG filter is coupled to and from a YIG sphere’s resonant magnetic field. The closer the loop, the wider the bandwidth. Bandwidth can also be expanded by increasing the number of YIG resonators and carefully “tuning” the RF coupling loops. In this brief, RF engineers will learn the three basic methods in which this coupling is applied: signal transfer; signal reflection; and oscillation feedback, and how this differentiates a bandpass from a band-reject filter.

Micro Lambda Wireless
microlambdawireless.com

New Products

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5G NR Support for Protocol Conformance Tests and Carrier Acceptance Test

The ME7834NR is the test platform for 3GPP based Protocol Conformance Tests (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). The ME7834NR supports 5G New Radio (NR) Technology in both Standalone and Non-Standalone mode, in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA.

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR covers the 5G frequency bands defined by 3GPP including sub-6 GHz and millimeter Wave when combined with Anritsu’s new OTA chamber MA8171A and RF converters.

Anritsu Company
anritsu.com

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SMP, SMPM and SMPS PCB Surface Mount Connectors

SV has just released a new line of single and multiport PCB surface mount connectors that are ideal for high frequency circuit board applications where precision is key.

Single, 2-port, and 4-port configurations

High density, small form factor

SMP, SMPM, and SMPS series

In stock through distribution!

When it comes to the design and manufacture of high frequency, high-reliability interconnects, SV Microwave has set the standard in RF and microwave connectors, adapters, components, and cable assemblies.

SV Microwave
svmicro.com

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mmWave Measurement System up to 110GHz

The ETH-MMW-1000 is a fully anechoic millimeter wave measurement system capable of testing wireless devices from 18 to 110GHz. The system is self-contained, portable, and compact enough to fit into any laboratory or production environment.

Compact and portable, the ETH-MMW-1000 frees up space in laboratories and production environments. The system integrates its Gigahertz Control Unit, Measurement PC and Vector Network Analyzer/Radiocom tester. Easily installed into a new or existing construction, the portable chassis can be relocated within a test facility.

Kyocera AVX
kyocera-avx.com

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Circuit Models Library

Modelithics announced version 21.8 of the Modelithics Library for Cadence Spectre RF Option. Version 21.8 adds 22 new complex equivalent circuit models to the library.

The Modelithics Library for Cadence Spectre RF Option offers a large selection of highly scalable Microwave Global Models™ for passive components. New models added in version 21.8 include models for the AMOTECH A60Z and A60L capacitor families, the Coilcraft 0603CT, 0603HL, and 0805LS inductor families, and the Passive Plus R35-1209BB and R35-2010BB resistor products. Other new models are included for the TDK CGA1A2C0G, CGA1A2X7R, and CGB1T3X5R0J104M capacitor series and the Vishay CRCW01005 resistor series.

Modelithics
modelithics.com

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10 Bit Programmable Pin Diode Attenuator 

PMI Model No. DTA-0R5G18G-60-CD-4 is a non-reflective, 10 bit, programmable 60 dB pin diode attenuator with step resolution as low as 0.06 dB over the frequency range of 0.5 to 18.0 GHz with insertion loss of 4.8 dB Max; attention flatness of ±1.0 dB Typ @ 20 dB, ±1.5 dB Typ @ 40 dB, ±3.05 dB Typ @ 60 dB; attenuation accuracy of ±1.0 dB Typ @ 0 to 20 dB, ±1.5 dB Typ @ 20 to 40 dB, ±2.0 dB Typ @ 40 to 60 dB; and switching time 1.0 µs Max. 

This model has a slim line housing measuring 1.8” x 2.0” x 0.4" with SMA female connectors and a 15 Pin Micro-D-Female control connector. Shipped with mating Micro-D-Male. 

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

January 2022

2022 01 HFE cover

The January 2022 Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

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94GHz Socket for LGA56

Ironwood Electronics introduced new LGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 94 GHz, very low inductance for ATE applications. The GTP-LGA-1002 socket is designed for 10x10 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 94 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. Contact resistance is typically 30 milliohms per pin. Socket is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses very small real estate allowing capacitors/resistors to be placed close by. This socket utilizes swivel lid for initial setup. Once test program is verified, lid and protruded screws are removed.

https://www.ironwoodelectronics.com/press/94-ghz-socket-lga56.html

New RF GaN X-Band Radar Solutions

Wolfspeed introduces four multi-stage GaN on SiC devices, extending its range of RF solutions for X-band radar applications. These new devices provide options for systems requiring high efficiency transmit solutions in challenging form factors. Offered in small, industry standard packages that allow designers to achieve maximum performance with smaller systems that consume less power.

https://wolfspeed.com/rf/products/x-band

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.

 

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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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