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Press Release & Product Announcement Archive: 2015

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Triad RF Systems Intros 800-2500 MHz, 12 W Linear Amplifier Module

Triad RF Systems Intros 800-2500 MHz, 12 W Linear Amplifier Module - RF CafeThis wideband GaAs linear amplifier module is capable of supporting any signal type and modulation format, including but not limited to 3-4G telecom, WLAN, OFDM, DVB, and CW/AM/FM. Due to several state-of-the-art circuits, this unit is highly immune from damage due to any out of spec DC voltage conditions that may be applied. Its rugged construction guarantees fault-free operation in the most extreme environments ...

Peregrine Semiconductor Awarded QML Certification

Peregrine Semiconductor Awarded QML Certification - RF CafePeregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces that it has been awarded qualified manufacturers list (QML) certification, class Q (military) and V (space). After a thorough evaluation, Peregrine demonstrated to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime that it fully complies with MIL-PRF-38535, the performance specification used by the Department of Defense for monolithic integrated circuits that operate in severe environments. "This is a giant step forward for Peregrine's high reliability products and demonstrates our continued commitment to serving the aerospace and defense market—an industry we have served for over 15 years," says Duncan Pilgrim ...

NI AWR White Paper Details Co-Sim w/VSS and LabVIEW Signal Processing

NI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces a new NI AWR Design Environment™ white paper that describes how Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) system design software and LabVIEW can co-simulate, enabling system designers to better analyze, optimize, and verify complex RF systems inclusive of DSP blocks. "Co-Simulation with Visual System Simulator and LabVIEW for Enhanced Signal Processing" can be downloaded on the NI AWR website.

Pasternack Debuts Multi-Market Electromechanical RF Switches

Pasternack Debuts Large Portfolio of General Purpose Multi-Market Electromechanical Switches - RF CafePasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, introduces a large portfolio of in-stock general purpose multi-market coaxial packaged electromechanical switches for RF, microwave and millimeter wave applications. These new electromechanical switches are uniquely qualified for use in numerous applications including military communications, radar, commercial and military aviation, SATCOM, test & instrumentation, medical equipment and others. Pasternack's newest electromechanical switches consist of 134 connectorized designs that are guaranteed for 1 million life cycles. These new general purpose switches complement Pasternack's existing ...

RFMW Intros Low PIM High Power Flange Attenuator 

RFMW Intros Low PIM High Power Flange Attenuator - RF CafeRFMW announces design and sales support for low passive inter-modulation (PIM) attenuators from EMC Technology. When comparing the new 33P7024 (100 Watt) series to standard attenuators the difference is typically ≥ 10 dBc. The 33P702403.00F offers 3dB of attenuation while the 33P702430.00F offers 30 dB attenuation.  Designed for demanding infrastructure applications, both EMC's 33P702403.00F and 33P702430.00F operate to 2.7 GHz with a maximum VSWR of 1.30:1. Featuring a tab ...

Video Demonstration of Windfreak's SynthNV RF Generator / Network Analyzer

Sealig Video Demo of Windfreak's SynthNV RF Synthesizer Module - RF CafeIn this short video, Saelig's Tech Support Manager Al MacRobbie introduces the features of Windfreak Technologies' SynthNV module, a versatile 34.4 MHz - 4.4 GHz USB powered and programmed RF signal generator / RF power detector. A lot of these USB synthesizers and various types of test equipment are becoming available, and this is a great way to get a look at the multitude of features they offer along with small size and relatively low cost ...

Highland Technology Intros 16-Channel VME RTD/Resistance Input Module

Highland Technology Intros V410 16-Channel VME RTD/Resistance Input Module - RF CafeHighland Technology announces the latest release in its line of VME test and measurement modules, the V410 RTD/resistance Input Module. The V410 features 16 independent channels configurable for 2-wire, 3-wire, and 4-wire resistance measurement and capable of measuring from 1 ohm to 3 megohms. This makes the V410 suitable for 100-ohm and 1000-ohm RTDs, thermistors, and other resistive sensors. It can also read cryogenic diodes. Look-up tables are included for 100 and 1000 ohm, 385 and 392 platinum RTDs. The built-in self-test reports both internal errors and wiring faults. Any channel of the V410 may be switched to a front-panel D9 test connector for in-crate ...

Saelig Introduces Multiple Instrument System MIS4 Universal Test System

Saelig Introduces Multiple Instrument System MIS4 Universal Test System - RF CafeSaelig Company has introduced the ABI Electronics' Multiple Instrument Station MIS4, an all-in-one testing tool that provides all commonly required test instruments in one compact programmable hardware module, mounted in a compact case or installed in a PC drive bay. Controlled by ABI's sophisticated SYSTEM 8 Ultimate PC software with a simple yet programmable operator interface, the MIS4 combines eight laboratory instruments: a 3-channel 350 MHz digital storage oscilloscope with sophisticated triggering options and automatic measurements; a 1.1 GHz frequency counter and three 350 MHz counters; a 14-bit dual-channel ...

Introducing the Keysight Software Selector Mobile App

Keysight SW Selector Mobile - RF CafeKeysight offers 230+ measurement applications based on innovative algorithms and up-to-date standards-based capabilities. Use our new mobile app to easily search by application / technology or instrument, and select the perfect standalone or embedded test and measurement software for your application. Then help us make this new app better for you. Try it and tell us about your experience. We'll incorporate your feedback and suggestions into the next revision ...

NuWaves Engineering Seeking a Software Developer

NuWaves Engineering Seeks Software Developer - RF CafeThe Software Developer reports directly to the VP of Engineering, Director of Engineering, or Deputy Director of Engineering. The Software Developer works closely with the Engineering technical teams and with Program Management to design, develop, and support software solutions. The Software Developer applies sound engineering principles to the design, development, and documentation of systems, software and products. The Software Developer ensures all work carried out is in compliance with company design, quality, and process standards. Essential Functions: Develops software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage and ...

Durban U. of Technology Adopts NI AWR Software, Improves Pass Rate

Durban University of Technology Adopts NI AWR Software to Advance Academic Course Level and Improve Pass Rate - RF CafeNI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces that the South African Durban University of Technology (DUT) has adopted NI AWR Design Environment™ for its RF design course. Expecting a steep learning curve and a semester-long migration period, Prof. Stuart MacPherson was pleasantly surprised with the software's ease of use and support, enabling him to completely transition to the new tool even before the semester began. "Implementing NI AWR software in the DUT RF design curriculum has resulted in the academic level of the course being advanced and the pass rate being improved," said Prof. MacPherson, associate director at ...

Triad RF Systems Publishes Its 1st Newsletter Edition

Triad RF Systems Publishes Its 1st Newsletter Edition - RF CafeTriad RF Systems has published its first-ever company newsletter. Two new amplifier products are highlighted, and an announcement of their planned appearance at the MILCOM 2015 trade show are among the newsworthy items. Triad RF Systems also has a LinkedIn page titled UAV Data Links that you are encouraged to join ...

Skyworks Intros High Rel DC to 8 GHz GaAs IC SPDT Absorptive Switch

Skyworks Intros High Reliability DC to 8 GHz Hermetic GaAs IC SPDT Absorptive Switch - RF CafeThrough its Isolink subsidiary, Skyworks introduces a low-loss, high performance wideband DC to 8 GHz hermetic GaAs IC single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) absorptive switch. The ISO13286 is ideal for high reliability space, satellite, and defense applications. The device performs with 50 dB isolation at 4 GHz and low loss of 1.5 dB at 4 GHz. Testing is available to the screening requirements of MIL-PRF-38535 Class B and S, in addition to the required QCI. The ISO13286 die is produced with Skyworks' GaAs pHEMT process that has shown ...

IEEE MTT-S Buys Rights to Smith Chart

IEEE MTT-S Buys Rights to Smith Chart - RF CafeSomehow, even with trolling daily for technical headlines, I managed to miss (until recently) that back in April of this year, IEEE's Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) acquired the copyright to Phillip Smith's legendary eponymous graphing format: the Smith Chart. Per a column by 2015 IEEE president Tim Lee in the Xplore publication: Mr. Tim Lee, IEEE's 2015 president. "In 2015, the MTT-S had the opportunity to meet with Mrs. Anita Smith and her family and propose a way to preserve the legacy of her husband and their father. The MTT-S offered to buy the rights from the Smith family of the Smith trademark belonging to Analog Instruments, along with the copyright. In return, the MTT-S would make the Smith chart available to students, practitioners, and indeed people all over the world involved ...

MAX5869 16-Bit, 5.9 Gsps Interpolating and Modulating RF DAC

MAX5869 16-Bit, 5.9 Gsps Interpolating and Modulating RF DAC - RF CafeThis is amazing. I remember back in the early 1990s a 10 Msps DAC was the realm of military radar applications and space electronics, and the cost for a hand-built hybrid flat pack was about $20k per device. Now, Maxim Integrated has announced the MAX5869 16-Bit, 5.9 Gsps Interpolating and Modulating RF DAC with JESD204B interface providing direct RF synthesis with 600 MHz instantaneous bandwidth from DC to greater than 2.8 GHz. Like I said - amazing. An NDA is required for full details and pricing. I'm sure it's not cheap, but a heck of a lot less than $20k ...

Skyworks Introduces BDS/GPS/GNSS Low Noise Amplifiers

Skyworks Introduces BDS/GPS/GNSS Low Noise Amplifiers - RF CafeSkyworks introduces two new global navigation low noise amplifiers. The SKY65605-21 and SKY65611-11 are both designed for BeiDou / GPS / GLONASS / Galileo receiver applications and are optimized to operate from 1559 to 1606 MHz. Each device integrates all output matching components, thereby requiring only a single external input matching component. Ideal applications include smartphones, personal navigation ...

Antenova's Modules Add GPS and GNSS to Consumer Devices and Wearables

Antenova's Tiny M10578 Modules Add GPS and GNSS to Small Consumer Devices and Wearables - RF CafeAntenova, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has just released two new modules for GPS and GNSS. Both provide an easy drop-in receiver solution – a neat way to add a location capability to very small consumer devices. The two modules are similar, both measuring 9.0 x 9.0 x 1.8 mm, with low current consumption, making them suitable for smaller portable devices, such as smart watches, navigation devices, OBD II modules, asset tracking ...

ATEC Seeking Multiple Entry Level Inside Sales Candidates

Advanced Test Equipment Corporation Needs an Inside Sales Candidates, December 22, 2015 - RF Cafe"ATEC is seeking multiple Entry Level Inside Sales candidates. Our growing company is seeking multiple strong individuals that can assist our Inside Sales Department with serving our customers in a fast paced environment. You will receive and distribute inbound and make outbound calls, via phone and or web from our customers such as Qualcomm, NASA, Boeing, and other military and contract work. This position can lead into career path to a Sr. Sales position ..."

Anatech Electronics Intros New Cavity Filter for Band IV Wireless Systems

Anatech Electronics Intros New Cavity Filter for Band IV Wireless Systems, December 21, 2015 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics today introduced the AD1747-1842D335 cavity duplexer designed for use in wireless communications systems (Band IV). The duplexer has a receive passband of 1710 to 1785 MHz and transmit passband of 1805 to 1880 MHz, passband return loss greater than 14 dB, and insertion loss of 1.2 dB or less. Ripple is 0.8 dB or less and isolation is at least 50 dB ...

Skyworks BDS/GPS/GLONASS/Galileo Filtered LNA FEM Front-End Modules

Skyworks Introduces BDS/GPS/GLONASS/Galileo Low-Noise Amplifier Front-End Modules with Integrated Filters - RF CafeSkyworks introduces two new global navigation low-noise amplifier front-end modules with integrated filters: the SKY65713-11 and SKY65715-81. Both solutions support products integrating GNSS functionality such as smartphones, personal navigation devices, wearables, machine to machine (M2M) systems, base stations, asset tracking instruments, professional radios and Internet of Things applications. The devices also provide high linearity, excellent gain, a high IP1 dB, and a superior NF ...

PMI Makes December 2015 Product Announcement

Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) December 2015 Product Announcement - RF CafePlanar Monolithics Industries (PMI) announces the availability of new RF/microwave product designs. Included are PMI Model No. P1T-10M1G-80-T-SFF - an absorptive, high speed, SPST switch capable of switching within 200 ns maximum for 10 MHz to 1.0 GHz, PMI Model No. P2T-100M50G-100-T - an bsorptive, SP2T pin diode switch operating over the 0.1 to 50.0 GHz, and PMI Model No. P8T-0R5G18G-60-T-SFF-PN - a high speed, SP8T, absorptive switch is capable of switching within 100 ns for 0.5 to 18.0 GHz ...

EDI CON USA 2016 Call for Papers

EDI CON USA 2016 Call for Papers - RF CafeEDI CON USA 2016, taking place September 20-22 in Boston, MA at the Hynes Convention Center, is pleased to announce their Call for Papers. Authors are invited to submit technical oral session abstracts/proposals describing work in RF/microwave, EMC/EMI and high-speed digital electronic component or system-level design, modeling or testing. The EDI CON Technical Advisory Committee will review all submissions based on quality, relevance, impact and originality. Prospective authors are welcome to reference products in a design case study or as a proof of concept for a design methodology, as long as product references are presented in an appropriately non-commercial fashion. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 28 ...

Innovative "Super Phosphor" Oscilloscopes from Saelig

Innovative "Super Phosphor" Oscilloscopes from Saelig - RF CafeSaelig Company has introduced a new line of Siglent SDS2000X Series Digital Oscilloscopes with Super Phosphor technology in bandwidths of 70 MHz, 100 MHz, 200 MHz, and 300 MHz. With real-time sampling rates up to 2 GSa/s, these new scopes feature waveform capture rates of up to 140,000 wfms/s, record length up to 70 Mpoints, and a 256-level color and intensity grading display. Together, these technologies have been collectively dubbed by the manufacturer as "SPO" (Super Phosphor Oscilloscope) technology. The low noise design supports 1-mv/div to 10-V/div voltage settings, with most of the common adjustments ...

Sivers IMA Demonstrates Next Generation Converters

Sivers IMA Demonstrates Next Generation Converters - RF CafeSivers IMA today announced that they are launching the next generation converters for E- and V-band radio links. The new generation converters are based on the company's proprietary SiGe chip and offer a cost-effective and high-performance solution for those who manufacture and market radio links. Sivers IMA's new converters are designed to support very advanced modulation schemes, which enables capacities of up to 10 Gbps. The products are developed for radio frequencies and applications between 57 GHz to 86 GHz, the so-called V- and E-bands, and will be demonstrated at the

everythingRF Now Lists > 100,000 Products & >400 Manufacturers

everythingRF Now Lists over 100,000 Products from over 400 Manufacturers - RF Cafeeverything RF, the leading online website for the RF & microwave industry, has announced that they have now listed over 150,000 RF & microwave products from the leading manufacturers. everything RF has developed a parametric search technology which searches through multiple manufacturer catalogs to find products based on specifications. Engineers no longer need to visit multiple manufacturer websites to find products that meet their requirement. Users can compare products across companies, download datasheets, get pricing and request quotations. RFQs generated via everything RF

Fairview Intros New Lines of RF Isolators and Circulators

Fairview Microwave Releases Comprehensive Lines of RF Isolators and Circulators - RF CafeFairview Microwave a global supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, releases new RF circulators and isolators which are commonly used in radar systems, wireless communications, DAS, test labs and amplifier systems where sensitive RF equipment would require protection from reflected signals. Fairview Microwave's 2-port RF isolators are passive ferrite devices that aid in the protection of sensitive RF components from excessive power reflection. Fairview's RF isolators are designed with connectorized packages with SMA, Type-N, or 2.92 mm

Werbel Microwave Intros 2-18 GHz SMA Power Divider

Werbel Microwave Intros 2-18 GHz SMA Power Divider - RF CafeModel 2PA1000 is a new 2-way SMA power divider from Werbel Microwave covering 2-18 GHz continuously in a compact package measuring 2 x 1 x 0.5 inches with SMA female connectors. Low insertion loss, excellent balance and high isolation. Great for lab testing environments. Each unit is hand-crafted with pride in the United States

Anatech Electronics Product Update for February 23, 2015

Anatech Electronics Product Update for February 23, 2015 - RF CafeAnatech 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. Anatech has released three new connectorized ceramic filter designs: 897/943 MHz duplexer with a 35 MHz bandwidth, a 915 MHz BPF with a 15 MHz bandwidth, and a 1.88/1.96 GHz duplexer with a 60 MHz bandwidth. All can be ordered through their AMCrf web store.

Skyworks High Linearity, Active Bias Ultra Low Noise Amplifier

Skyworks Introduces High Linearity, Active Bias Ultra Low Noise Amplifier for Various Applications - RF CafeSkyworks introduces a 0.5 to 4.0 GHz LNA with an active bias, offering excellent return loss, low noise, and high linearity performance for applications including high performance wireless infrastructure, L and S band military radio, SDAR, DBS set-top box, and GPS. The SKY67103-396LF features internal active bias circuitry which provides stable performance over temperature and process variation. The device also offers the ability to externally adjust supply current and gain. It is ideal for LTE, GSM, WCDMA, and HSPDA macro base stations; small

Pasternack's New Ultra-Miniature Cable Assemblies Go to 6 GHz

Pasternack Unveils New Lines of Ultra-Miniature Cable Assemblies with Performance up to 6 GHz - RF CafePasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, introduces new lines of ultra-miniature UMCX, WMCX and HMCX32 coaxial cable assemblies. These low profile, flexible micro-coax jumper cables offer operation from DC to 6 GHz and are ideal for wireless applications including Wi-Fi, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, ZigBee, LTE, mini-PCI, mobile antenna/GPS/radio systems, PDA/PCS/cellular handset application and other wireless communications systems. These cables are commonly

R&S USB and LAN Diode Sensors for Fast Power Measurement

Rohde & Schwarz Unveils New USB and LAN Diode Sensors for Fast and Accurate Power Measurements - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz presents its new R&S NRPxxS and R&S NRPxxSN USB three-path diode power sensors. The completely redesigned sensors offer unprecedented measurement speed and measurement accuracy, even at low levels. The R&S NRPxxSN model offers both a USB and a LAN interface. Both power sensor models are available for three different frequency ranges, from 10 MHz to 8 GHz, to 18 GHz and to 33 GHz the largest choice of ranges on the market. Outstanding measurement speed The R&S NRPxxS/SN sensors enable 10 000 triggered measurements per second with a minimum trigger resolution of 100 µs

RFMW Offers High-Q Tunable Inductors

RFMW Offers High-Q Tunable Inductors - RF CafeRFMW announces design and sales support for the 5SQ series of Tunable Inductors from Frontier Electronics. The 5SQ series offers the highest Q in the industry (Q=100 for the 5SQ-08). Low insertion loss minimizes roll-off near the cut-off frequency in low-pass, high-pass and band-pass filter applications. Diplexer designs benefit from the low insertion loss as well and experience very good stability over temperature. Additional applications include tuner circuits and oscillators. The 5SQ series tunable inductors have an impressive reliability history with zero field failures among the 50 million

X-COM Systems RF Record and Playback System Has 1 GHz BW

X-COM Systems Real-Time RF Signal Recording and Playback System - RF CafeX-COM Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies, today introduced the IQC91000A, the only RF and microwave signal recording and playback system that can capture, digitize, and store up to 1000 MHz of the electromagnetic spectrum in real time without gaps and missed signal events within any frequency range from 500 MHz to 18 GHz with 50 dB of spurious-free dynamic range, the highest in the industry. The entire 1000-MHz signal capture file or selected portions of it can be regenerated and played back at virtually any desired center frequency and offloaded at high speed to a workstation for analysis. The IQC91000A is uniquely suited for signals

BeRex Intros WB Digital VGAs Needing Only Single 3V Supply

BeRex Launches Industry's First WB Digital VGAs Needing Only Single 3V Supply - RF CafeState-of-the-art digital variable gain amplifiers provide very low power consumption. BeRex today announced the BVA303 and BVA305, 6-bit DVGA (Digital Variable Gain Amplifiers) offering high linearity, low noise and require only a single 3V power supply, thereby reducing the power consumption. Both DVGAs are capable of working at up to 4GHz without external matching components and are provided in a space saving 4x4mm, 24- pin QFN package. Designed primarily for 3G/4G wireless infrastructure equipment, satellite radio and other high

Werbel Microwave Intros 12-18 GHz Power Divider

Werbel Microwave Intros 12-18 GHz Power Divider - RF CafeWerbel Microwave designs and manufactures custom power dividers to your specification with no minimum order. The 2PA1500 shown here covers 12-18 GHz with 1.5:1 VSWR, 17 dB minimum isolation and 0.6 dB maximum insertion loss. Its footprint is only one square inch. SMA female.

Sivers IMA Launches 77 GHz Radar Sensor

Sivers IMA Launches 77 GHz Radar Sensor - RF CafeSivers IMA is expanding its radar sensor portfolio by launching a 77 GHz radar sensor. "The need for measuring distance, depth, speed or position in different products operating in harsh environments is growing and our radar sensors provide an excellent and cost effective way of doing that," says Robert Ekström, CEO of Sivers IMA. The new 77 GHz sensor complements the existing sensors in the 10 and 24 GHz frequency bands. With its higher frequency, it delivers a signal

Pasternack Announces New Product Manager

Pasternack Announces Appointment of New Product Manager - RF CafePasternack Enterprises, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, welcomes Mr. Tim Galla as the company's Product Manager for Active RF Components. Mr. Galla brings 25+ years of product development, applications engineering and business development expertise to Pasternack from many of the RF/microwave industry's most recognized names. Mr. Galla has a successful track record of developing and introducing market-differentiating products and creating new market

Anatech Electronics Newsletter January 2015

Anatech Electronics Newsletter: January 2015 - RF CafeAnatech Electronics, a manufacturer of RF and microwave filters, has published its January 2015 newsletter. As always, it includes both company news and some tidbits about relevant industry happenings. This month, Sam Benzacar reports on news about LTE Direct, GaN-on-diamond substrates for high power devices, the World Health Organization findings on RF exposure levels' effects on kids' health, and microwaveable food packet technology. He also opines on the topic of "Interference and the New Year." Being a major manufacturer of filters, Anatech Electronics has a vested

Guerrilla RF's New Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier Family

Guerrilla RF's New Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier Family Features Industry Leading Noise Figure and Highest Level of Performance - RF CafeGuerrilla RF Inc., a leading provider of high performance MMICs, today introduces an ultra-low noise amplifier family with industry-leading noise figure and the highest level of performance. These new high linearity solutions support a number of wireless infrastructure devices including high performance small cell LNAs, macro base station LNAs, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and general purpose LNA applications requiring the absolute lowest possible NF. "We are excited to help our wireless infrastructure customers obtain maximum receiver sensitivity and improve receiver dynamic range with minimal external components, which ultimately

EDI CON Adds 5G Advanced Communications Forum

EDI CON Adds 5G Advanced Communications Forum to Conference Sessions - RF CafeHorizon House Publications and Microwave Journal China are pleased to announce that EDI CON 2015, taking place April 14-16, has added a 5G Advanced Communications Forum to the conference schedule. The 5G Forum will be a full day of sessions taking place on April 15 at the China National Convention Center . The 5G Forum will kick off with China Mobile presenting their perspective on 5G technologies followed by a panel session including experts from organizations such as China Mobile, Shanghai Tech, Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz and National Instruments. A

RFMW & Qorvo Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

RFMW Ltd. and Qorvo Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement - RF CafeRFMW Ltd. and Qorvo, Inc. have announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective immediately. Qorvo, a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, was created through the merger of TriQuint and RFMD. RFMW is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support. Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised worldwide for all Qorvo Infrastructure and Defense Products RF and microwave devices. Qorvo provides standard and custom

Bird Channel Power Monitor Measures Land Mobile Radio System Performance

Bird Technologies Channel Power Monitor Measures Land Mobile Radio System Performance with High Precision - RF CafeBird Technologies, a leading provider of RF components, subsystems, test equipment, and services, today introduced the Channel Power Monitor, a compact rack-mount system that in conjunction with Bird sensors monitors each radio, power combiner, transmission line, and antenna in an analog or digital land-mobile radio system operating between 144 MHz and 960 MHz. It alerts users to out-of-spec conditions via the Web or Bird's Android smartphone app and can monitor 16 channels with the ability to expand as needed to accommodate a radio system of any size. The Model 3141 Channel Power Monitor simultaneously monitors both the individual radios of a system as

Analyst-MP V12 Delivers 10X Speed Improvement

Analyst-MP V12 Delivers 10X Speed Improvement - RF CafeNI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces the release of its version 12 Analyst-MP™ 3D multiphysics finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) analysis software. This latest version delivers up to 10X improvement in speed from the previous version, making it even faster for analyzing extremely complex high-frequency, multiphysics structures like the X- and L-band accelerators designed by Japan's High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK). Analyst-MP leverages the same capabilities within NI AWR Design Environment™ V12 - Analyst™ software but adds to it additional features and functionality that tailor it to large, multiphysics

PMI Intros 1030 MHz Power Detector Module

Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) Intros 1030 MHz Power Detector Module - RF CafePMI Model No. PMOD-PWR-1030M-ATN-SFF is a power detector module. The operating frequency is 1030 MHz ±0.01 MHz. Two pairs of forward and reverse signals are input allowing for a 12 bit linear digital output proportional to the input power. A GUI is provided to interface through Ethernet and allow MCU programming, unit calibration and setting of the variable attenuators

Keysight's EDA Simulation Seminar for Solving Signal/Power Integrity Challenges

Keysight Technologies' EDA Simulation Tools Seminar Details Solutions for Solving Signal/Power Integrity Challenges - RF CafeThis free seminar will discuss the new features included in Keysight's EEsof EDA simulation tools and how the software helps engineers, focused on high-speed digital electronics, solve their toughest design challenges. The seminar will look at all stages of the pre-layout, post-layout and measurement design flow. Tools featured in the seminar include: ADS, ADS Controlled Impedance Line Designer, SI S-Parameter analysis tools, and the ADS PCIe and USB Test Benches used with Keysight real-time oscilloscope certified Test Compliance software 

MECA Intros 4.1/9.5 (Mini-DIN) 2 Watt Termination to 4 GHz

MECA Intros 4.1/9.5 (Mini-DIN) 2 Watt Termination - RF CafeMECA offers a new compact 2 watt (2 kW peak), 4.1/9.5 (Mini-DIN) Male 50 ohm load optimized for Wireless bands covering up to 4 GHz. VSWRs of 1.10:1 typical up to 2 GHZ and 1.20:1 typical up to 4GHz. Made in the USA and carries MECA's industry leading 36 month manufacturing warranty

Copper Mountain Technologies to Show Broad Range of VNAs at EuMW

Copper Mountain Technologies to Showcase Broad Range of VNAs at EuMW - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies (CMT) will showcase its new, high-performance Cobalt vector network analyzer (VNA) series during European Microwave Week (EuMW) in Paris, taking place September 6-11. In stand 268 at Palais Des Congrès, the company will also demonstrate affordable, lab-grade instruments from each of its product lines. And, as part of the show's technical program, the company will share highly useful VNA-based information with attendees inside the MicroApps Auditorium

Pasternack Intros Portfolio of mm- Wave Directional Waveguide Couplers

Pasternack Introduces New Portfolio of Millimeter Wave Directional Waveguide Couplers - RF CafePasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, unveils a brand new family of instrumentation grade directional waveguide couplers boasting accurate performance up to 110 GHz. These ultra-high frequency waveguide couplers are commonly used for signal sampling and other general purpose applications in wireless transmit / receive systems, test benches, satellite communications, radar systems, point-to-point backhaul and telecom. In this latest release of waveguide directional couplers from Pasternack are 28 unique models spanning a frequency range of 18 GHz to 110 GHz in seven popular frequency bands including K, Ka, Q, U, V, E

Analyze Broadband and Pulsed Signals up to 85 GHz with New R&S FSW85

Analyze Broadband and Pulsed Signals up to 85 GHz with the New R&S FSW85 - RF CafeThe R&S FSW85 from Rohde & Schwarz is the company's latest addition to its successful family of high-end signal and spectrum analyzers. It is ideal for demanding research and development applications. Thanks to its easy handling, the R&S FSW85 simplifies complex measurement tasks in the fields of automotive radar, 5G and other wireless communications standards or aerospace and defense. The new R&S FSW85 high-end signal and spectrum analyzer is the only instrument on the market to cover the frequency range from 2 Hz to 85 GHz in a single sweep

Peregrine Introduces 1st RF SOI 300 mm Technology Platform

Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces First RF SOI 300 mm Technology Platform - RF CafePeregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces the UltraCMOS® 11 platform, the industry's first RF SOI technology built on GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 130 nm 300 mm RF technology platform. By moving to a 300 mm wafer, Peregrine opens the door to new enhancements and advanced features in future generations of the UltraCMOS technology platform, which can leverage GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 300 mm production-proven design enablement and manufacturing expertise and scale. "As an industry first, the new RF SOI technology reaffirms our commitment to the RF market, and is another

PMI Intros Two PIN Diode Switches

Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) Intros Two PIN Diode Switches - RF CafePlanar Monolithics Industries (PMI) has introduced two single-pole, single-throw PIN diode RF switches with coaxial connectors.P1T-DC40G-65-T-292MF-1NS-OPT27 is an absorptive, single pole, single throw PIN diode switch that operates from DC to 27 GHz. This model incorporates a TTL compatible driver for easy system integration. Model No. P2T-6G18G-40-R-570-TFF-1D6KW is a 6.0-18.0 GHz SPDT solid-state switch capable of handling input power levels up to 1.6 kW peak having a duty cycle of 8% and a pulse width of 250 us. This switch offers low loss of 2.2 dB maximum and 40 dB of isolation with a switching speed of 200 ns

Narda STS's IDA 2 Reveals Hidden Transmitters That Use FHSS

Narda Safety Test Solutions' IDA 2 Reveals Interference and Hidden Transmitters That Use Frequency Hopping - RF CafeNarda Safety Test Solutions has expanded the features of its Interference and Direction Analyzer: Spectrograms with a time resolution of as fine as 1 μs now allow insights into signal structures that were otherwise only possible with large scale lab equipment. This means that interference and hidden transmitters with rapidly changing frequencies can also be analyzed and then localized with subsequent operating steps. In the IDA 2's new high resolution spectrogram display mode, the type of signal, i.e. its "fingerprint", can be identified. The instrument writes the spectrums line by line, with levels indicated by different colors. In this way the time and spectral

MECA Multi Band / Multi Market RF Power Dividers 500 MHz – 6.00 GHz

MECA Intros Multi Band / Multi Market RF/Microwave Power Dividers 500 MHz – 6.00 GHz - RF CafeMECA is pleased to announce its latest addition to our extensive line of Power Dividers with (80X-X-3.250WWP); broad band models covering UHF through ISM bands. Available in; 2, 4, 8 & 16-Way, 30 W Wilkinson Power Dividers, optimized for excellent performance with industry leading specifications from 500 MHz – 6.00 GHz. Offering typical VSWR's ranging from 1.20:1 to 1.30:1, Isolation of 17-20 dB minimum while offering phase and amplitude balance typically only seen in narrower/octave band models. Also available in a variety of connector styles such as Type N

Cobham Antenna Systems Supports Liverpool U. in IMechE's UAS Challenge

Cobham Antenna Systems Proud to Support Liverpool University in IMechE's UAS Challenge 2015 - RF CafeCobham Antenna Systems, a market-leading supplier of antennas, is proud to announce the sponsorship of the Liverpool University Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) team taking part in IMechE's UAS Challenge 2015. Cobham has supplied antennas, cables, connectors and has provided its expertise to the Liverpool Team. First test reports, from the team, showed exceptional results with operational range more than doubled when compared with the standard 'off the shelf' antennas. This improvement in range was prior to installation of a ground plane for the antenna

PMI Intros Two Successive Detection Log Video Amplifiers (SDLVA)

Planar Monolithic Industries (PMI) Intros Two Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA) - RF CafePlanar Monolithic Industries (PMI) announces two successive detection log video amplifiers (SDLVA). PMI Model No. SDLVA-418-65-16MV-12DBM operates between the 4.0 GHz to 18.0 GHz frequency range. It has a dynamic range of 65 dB, a nominal log slope of 16.7mV / dB. PMI Model No. SDLVA-100M18G-CW-70-MAH is a CW-Immune, Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier operating in the 100 MHz to 18.0 GHz frequency band. It features an SPST on the RF output which  allows for the RF to be turned off when the RF signal is below the adjustable threshold setting

Linx Technologies PML ½-Wave Antennas Expand to 2.4 GHz

Linx Technologies PML Half-Wave Antennas Expand to 2.4 GHz - RF Cafe2.4 GHz is a major part of our lives. We see it everywhere: in our homes, offices, schools, vehicles, and we see it globally. In response to this, Linx Technologies announces the addition of 2.4 GHz to its already popular permanent-mount PML Series half-wave dipole antennas. This new design adds yet more options for antenna design in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. With multiple standards operating at 2.4 GHz, such as Bluetooth, Thread, Wi-Fi, ZigBee and others, the vast growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the added need for more options to antenna design. Where permanent mount design is needed, the PML

Peregrine Intros First UltraCMOS® MPAC Product

Peregrine Semiconductor Announces Availability of First UltraCMOS® MPAC Product - RF CafePeregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces availability of the first product from the MPAC product family, the UltraCMOS® PE46120. Covering a frequency range of 1.8 to 2.2 GHz, the PE46120 integrates a 90-degree hybrid splitter, phase shifters, digital step attenuator and a digital serial interface on a single die. Ideal for optimizing dual-path dynamically load-modulated amplifier architectures such as Doherty power amplifiers, the monolithic RF controller offers high linearity, high isolation, high power handling and maximum

NI AWR Professors in Partnership Book RF Electronics: Design and Simulation

NI AWR Professors in Partnership Portal Adds 2015 e-Book Edition of RF Electronics: Design and Simulation - RF CafeNI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces that a new 2015 edition of the eBook, RF Electronics: Design and Simulation, is now available free of charge to students, graduates, professors and industry professionals through its Professors in Partnership web portal. The Professors in Partnership program is designed to provide engineering students, faculty and graduates with access to ongoing microwave and RF educational content that enhances and promotes the use of NI AWR software solutions through e-books, textbooks, and

Mouser & Imahara Launch Home & Factory Automation Series

Mouser and Imahara Launch New Home and Factory Automation Series to Connect Engineers to the Latest Innovations in Technology - RF CafeMouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and a group of visionaries in the home and factory automation industry, including Insteon, AiroCorp, TE Connectivity, and Factory Automation Systems, to announce an exciting new Home and Factory Automation Series. The new Home and Factory Automation series is part of the Empowering Innovation Together™ program and is available only on Mouser.com. It focuses on innovative automation technologies that were once only seen in science fiction movies or TV shows like The Jetsons. It highlights some of the companies that are making these technologies a reality. Filmed on location inside the Insteon smart

Electro-Photonics Intros 1,000-2,000 MHz SMA Hybrid Coupler

Electro-Photonics Intros 1,000-2,000 MHz SMA Hybrid Coupler - RF CafeElectro-Photonics LLC announces the availability of a connectorized hybrid coupler: Q3XG-1500R-SMA. Our new Q3XG-1500R-SMA 90° hybrid coupler operates from 1000-2000 MHz, dissipates 65 W, and offers excellent coupling flatness and isolation for the most critical applications. This coupler has an extremely small package of 1.60 x 1.10 inches (40.64 mm x 27.94 mm). The Q3XG-1500R-SMA is manufactured in the USA, and is RoHS compliant ...

AWR Design Forum/German User Group Event Announced

AWR Design Forum/German User Group Event Announced - RF CafeNI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces the agenda has been set and registration opened for its annual combined AWR Design Forum (ADF) 2015 / German User Group meeting being held November 26, 2015 at the NI European Headquarters in Munich. Celebrating its fifth year, ADF is an open forum that brings together NI AWR software customers, partners and microwave/RF engineering professionals to learn, network and collaborate on the design of today's microwave and RF circuits and systems. Highlights of ADF include technical presentations featuring NI AWR Design Environment™ and select customer and keynote ...

Bird Technologies Model 614 Series Digital Signal Boosters Increase Coverage

Bird Technologies Model 614 Series Digital Signal Boosters Increase Coverage - RF CafeBird Technologies, a leading provider of RF components, subsystems, test equipment, and services, today introduced the 614 Series digital signal boosters designed to increase the signal strength of land-mobile and public safety communications systems operating at either 450 to 470 MHz or 470 MHz to 488 MHz. The highly configurable system combines the benefits of programmable digital RF filters, the cryptographic and other security benefits of the SNMPv3 control protocol, browser-based configuration and management, the ability to view changes to filter characteristics while viewing their ...

 

Saelig Introduces Economical 3 GHz RF Signal Generator Series

Saelig Introduces Economical 3 GHz RF Signal Generator Series - RF CafeSaelig Company has announced the availability of Rigol DSG800 RF Signal Generators, with output frequencies from 9 kHz to 3.0 GHz. They provide an economical RF signal source with a maximum output of +20 dBm and frequency resolution of 0.01 Hz at any frequency. Featuring very low SSB noise of -115 dBc/Hz, they feature a highly stable internal clock (<2ppm standard, 5ppb optional) for creating high performance RF test signals. Operation is easy and intuitive, guided by the 3.5" color LCD with its logically grouped controls ...

Hybrid Simulation for Electrically Large Aerospace Platforms Seminar

Hybrid Simulation for Electrically Large Aerospace Platforms Seminar - RF CafeCST and Davide Tallini offer this free seminar on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:00 am EST. "Starting from the free-space radiation performance of each antenna, the problem to predict the global installed radiation pattern, antenna to antenna coupling in presence of a spacecraft has to be treated in order to identify potential blind areas or interferences caused by the neighboring structures. The prediction of electromagnetic field scattered in complex environment is usually a hard task since the solution cannot be generally expressed in a simple and/or closed analytical form ...

An Excellent Envelope Tracking Video Tutorial by Radio-Electronics

Envelope Tracking Video Tutorial by Radio-ElectronicsIan Poole, of the Radio-Electronics website, has produced an excellent video tutorial on the subject of envelope tracking usage in modern radios (aka cellphones). A combination of clear diagrams, interviews with design engineers, and live screen shots of signal behavior is used to effectively illustrate the principles without going into gory mathematical detail. If you have ever wondered why cellphone power amplifier (PA) companies like Qorvo (RFMD), Skyworks, and Peregrine also make and sell DC-DC converter and DC power management ICs, this video will answer the question ...

everything RF Adds New Web Page for the SATCOM Industry

everything RF Adds New Web Page for the SATCOM Industry - RF Cafeeverything RF has introduced a new technology hub for the SATCOM Sector. This is a single page on the site which summarizes all activity that takes place in this industry. News, White Papers, New Products and more. Two new categories for the SATCOM Industry have been added to everything RF - Block Up Converters (BUC) and Low Noise Blocks (LNBs). Products from the leading manufacturers in each of these categories have been listed and users can find products here based on specification - Frequency ...

Focus on Growth Markets Generates Strong Year-End Results for Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz has successfully closed fiscal year 2014/2015. Order income was 6.1 percent higher than in the previous year, with revenue up 4.1 percent. With its advanced technologies and trailblazing products, the electronics group was able to maintain its leading market position. Business development focused on test and measurement and secure communications. In addition, the group substantially expanded its cybersecurity activities.

RF Cable Assembly Designer by Pasternack

RF Cable Assembly Designer Unveiled by Pasternack - RF CafePasternack Enterprises has just released their newest engineering resource called the Cable Assembly Designer which allows the user to design and customize RF cable assemblies with an easy-to-use online web application at Pasternack.com. Pasternack's new custom cable designer enables engineers and buyers to create customized RF cable assemblies that meet their specifications from any combination of compatible connectors and cables offered by the company. Over 250,000 possible combinations

MECA Announces RF Parts On Demand (RFPOD)

MECA Announces RF Parts On Demand (RFPOD)MECA Electronics announces our expedited online service center, the source for RF Parts on Demand (RFPOD) when you need them. RFPOD offers an expedited online service that process your order and has it available for pick up at will call or shipment within 2 hours from order placement to pick up time! Will Call pick up hours are 9:00 AM to 5 PM (ET) - earlier hours are available by calling customer service in advance at (973) 625-0661. Let us help solve your component problem, we are here when you need us, orders are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and shipments are made same or next business day

R&S Phase Noise Analyzer and VCO Tester

Rohde & Schwarz Presents the Ultrasensitive R&S FSWP Phase Noise Analyzer and VCO Tester - RF CafeThe new phase noise analyzer and VCO tester from Rohde & Schwarz enables ultrasensitive and ultra-fast phase noise measurements. The R&S FSWP also allows users to very easily measure pulsed sources and residual phase noise of RF components. Plus the instrument can be upgraded to a signal and spectrum analyzer. With the new R&S FSWP phase noise tester, users can measure the spectral purity of signal sources such as generators, synthesizers and VCOs more quickly than with any

NuWaves Wins NASA SBIR Phase II Contract for C-Band PA

NuWaves Wins NASA SBIR Phase II Contract for C-Band PA Development and Prototyping - RF CafeNuWaves Engineering, an international RF and microwave solutions provider, announced today that the company has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop and prototype a miniature linear and high-efficiency C-band power amplifier to provide communication range extension for a variety of NASA missions and applications, including Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration into the National Airspace System (NAS). Under the terms of the contract, NuWaves will,

Copper Mountain Debuts New High-Performance VNAs

Copper Mountain Technologies Debuts New High-Performance VNAs - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies (CMT) introduced a new series of high-performance vector network analyzers (VNAs) designed to efficiently handle advanced test applications at the 2015 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Phoenix on May 17-22. The Cobalt series, which presently features the C1220 and C1209 models, offers an unmatched price-performance combination for S-parameter measurement between 100 kHz and 20 GHz. To achieve high performance and an affordable cost, the design and production of Cobalt VNAs incorporates several

Sivers IMA Adds East Coast Microwave as Distributor

Sivers IMA Recruits East Coast Microwave as New Distributor for the North American Market - RF CafeSivers IMA, a leading manufacturer of millimeter wave products and Boston-based East Coast Microwave (ECM), today announced that they have signed a reseller and distributor agreement for the US and Canadian markets. ECM will represent the whole Sivers IMA product range including Converters and Customized Transceivers, Radar Sensors and Signal Sources such as VCOs and synthesizers. "The agreement with ECM is an important part of our expansion strategy. The North American market naturally holds a large potential for our products and we strongly believe that ECM is the right local partner for us to meet the interest we see", says Robert Ekström CEO of

everythingRF Providing IMS 2015 Coverage

everythingRF Providing IMS 2015 Coverage - RF CafeeverythingRF will be covering the IMS 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. A link to the live coverage can be found here. This is a non-bias coverage unlike most of the other journals where they only publish what their sponsors are showcasing. This page will be updated as and when new products and announcements are made at the event. Visit www.everythingRF.com to learn more

NI AWR Design Environment V12 Pre-Release Now Available

NI AWR Design Environment V12 Pre-Release Now Available - RF CafeNI (formerly AWR Corporation), announces that NI AWR Design Environment™ V12 - the first major software release in 2015 - is now available as a pre-release to select customers, partners and evaluators. Previewing for the first time at International Microwave Symposium 2015 (IMS2015) in NI booth #2431, this latest release boasts new load-pull and antenna- and radar-specific features, as well as ease-of-use improvements, speed enhancements and third-party integration flows.

Empower RF Systems Patent Approval

Empower RF Systems Patent Approval - RF CafeUnited States Patent 9,007,125 B2, recently awarded to Empower RF Systems, validates the uniqueness of the hardware architecture in use on Empower's high power, next generation amplifiers. The ability to deliver 1 kW CW broadband power in an air cooled, 5U chassis requires innovation and engineering breakthroughs that are described and protected in this patent award. "We are pleased to receive this recognition and patent protection for our next generation amplifiers," said Jon Jacocks, CEO. "The hard work and creativity of our design teams, leveraging this architecture for standard products and customer configurations, continues to …"

Anatech Electronics Intros Coupler, Combiner, Circulator

Anatech Electronics Product Update for May 12, 2015 - 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. Anatech has released three new designs: a 2 to 18 GHz connectorized directional coupler, a 2027-2108 MHz & 2452-2484 MHz connectorized band combiner filter, and a 80-225 MHz connectorized circulator. All can be ordered directly through their AMCrf web store.

Narda Safety Test Solutions Wide-Area Data Measurement

New Area Monitors from Narda Safety Test Solutions Simplify Wide-Area Measurement Data Collection - RF CafeNew on the market from Narda Safety Test Solutions is the AMB-8059, a wideband Area Monitor that monitors electromagnetic fields up to 7 GHz in conformance with the ITU-T Recommendation K.83. The data can be accessed via Ethernet or GSM/UMTS. The "EMF Observatory" software integrates several Area Monitors into a wide area coverage monitoring system. The new type AMB-8059 Area Monitors monitor electromagnetic fields in accordance with the ITU-T Recommendation K.83: Monitoring of electromagnetic field levels. Depending on the probes used, they capture electric field strengths in the frequency range 100 kHz to

NuWaves Linear Bidirectional S-Band  OFDM Amplifiers

NuWaves Engineering Introduces Linear Bidirectional S-Band Radio Frequency Amplifier Module for OFDM Transceivers - RF CafeNuWaves Engineering, an international RF and microwave solutions provider, today announced a new linear bidirectional amplifier for OFDM radios at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Unmanned Systems 2015 Trade Show. The NuPower Xtender™ 12E06A model is a broadband, small, lightweight and cost-effective solution for high-performance S-band OFDM transceivers with Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) and/or Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology

EDI CON Expands into the U.S. Market

Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON) Expands into the U.S. Market - RF CafeHorizon House Publications and Microwave Journal announce that their annual RF/microwave, EMC/EMI and high-speed digital Electronic Design Conference and exhibition, EDI CON, is expanding into the U.S. market after three successful events in Beijing, China. EDI CON China drew more than 2,600 attendees at the April 2015 event held at the China National Convention Center (CNCC). Thefirstfirst EDI CON USAEDI CON USA will take place September 20-22, 2016 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass. Boston has an extensive electronic design industry especially in the RF/microwave area where many industry leading companies reside in the New England region. Horizon House president

QuickSyn Lite Synthesizers Now Extended to mm-Wave

QuickSyn Lite Frequency Synthesizers Now Extended to Millimeter Wave - RF CafeNI Microwave Component's popular QuickSyn Lite frequency synthesizers are now extended to millimeter wave. The new synthesizer modules employ the same revolutionary phase refining technology that all QuickSyn products use to enable fast switching speed, low phase noise, compact size, and low cost. The modules are available in three popular bands - 27 to 40 GHz, 50 to 67 GHz, and 76 to 82 GHz - and are designed to supply medium power output. These new products present a very cost effective solution

Sivers IMA Launches Radar Development Kit

Sivers IMA Launches Radar Development Kit - RF CafeSivers IMA, a leading manufacturer of millimeter wave products, today announced its launch of a Radar Development Kit (RDK) an easy-to-use platform for those who need to measure distance or speed of an object.  "At Sivers IMA we have a long experience of developing complete radar sensor solutions and a portfolio of FMCW Radar sensor front-ends. For the RDK that we are now launching, we have taken some of our know-how and developed and packaged hardware and software to simplify for customers that are interested in including radar technology in their products

Skyworks Intros Step-Down Converter for Multiple Apps

Skyworks Introduces High Linearity, Active Bias Ultra Low Noise Amplifier for Various Applications - RF CafeSkyworks introduces a step-down, DC-DC converter for automotive, distributed power, industrial, and medical applications. The 28 V, 3 A, non-synchronous SKY87608-11-577LF is also applicable for general purpose, point-of-load, 16 V, 20 V, and 28 V voltage regulators. The converter offers prime thermal performance and space savings in addition to addressing the green-power initiative in the non-portable markets. The competitively priced high-performance solution comes in a SOP-8L, EP, 5 x 6 x 1.55

R&S SMW200A Creates Signals for Complex A&D and 5G Apps

Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A Creates Digitally Modulated Signals up to 40 GHz for Complex A&D and 5G Applications - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz now offers three new options for its R&S SMW200A high end vector signal generator with microwave frequency ranges from 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz, 100 kHz to 31.8 GHz and 100 kHz to 40 GHz. An option covering the range between 100 kHz and 20 GHz has been available since the summer of 2014. The R&S SMW200A is the only microwave signal generator on the market to combine a baseband generator and RF generator with fading, AWGN and MIMO capabilities in a single box. As a result, it supports numerous challenging aerospace and defense and wireless communications applications

KR Intros 10 MHz Bidirectional Absorptive Notch Filter

KR Electronics Intros 10 MHz Bidirectional Absorptive Notch Filter - RF CafeKR Electronics part number 3230 is a 10 MHz bi-direction absorptive notch filter. The filter maintains excellent forward and reverse return loss even throughout the notch frequency. The filter has a typical 3 dB bandwidth of 1.66 MHz and 60 dB bandwidth of 577 kHz. The filter is supplied with SMA connectors. Other frequencies and bandwidths are available. 

MFJ-969 300W 6-160M Deluxe HF Antenna Tuner w/4:1 Balun

MFJ-969 Amateur Radio Deluxe HF Antenna Tuner w/ Built-in 4:1 Balun 300W 6-160 Meters - RF CafeAs with most other types of commercial electronics products, Ham radio equipment is sold by many distributors at prices discounted below MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price). Manufacturers usually have sales agreements with distributors that they (the manufacturers) will not offer lower prices for current products in order to not compete with their distributors. When shopping for deals, be sure to consider return policies and shipping costs (inc'l for returns). Amazon, while sometimes not the lowest posted price, is very good in customer service and free shipping, often making them my choice; I buy almost everything online through them. If you plan to buy via Amazon, please start your shopping with a link from RF Cafe since I make a few ¢ commission on the sale and it doesn't cost you extra. Thanks.

Eagle Comtronics Intros Blockband Tunable Satellite Filter

Eagle Comtronics Intros Blockband Tunable Satellite Filter for Terrestrial Interference - RF CafeEagle Comtronics Model NF-1110-TUNABLE passes the entire satellite block band from DC to 2500 MHz. The tunable notch filter is preset to a center frequency of 1110 MHz and tunable ±40 MHz with a passband loss less than 1.0 dB (0.5dB typical). Factory set notch depth is 15 dB with a 3 dB bandwidth of 3 MHz. Power capability is 1 A at 20 VDC. Connectors are 75 ohm type "F" female/female and the unit measures 8.5" X 1.75" X 2.5" approx. Unit is designed for indoors use. 30 dB and 40 dB models also available. For different frequencies, connectors and

Anatech Electronics Intros 3 New Filter Designs

Anatech Electronics Product Update for March 10, 2015 - 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. Anatech has released three new filter designs: a 90-1100 MHz connectorized highpass filter, a 100-1250 MHz surface mount LC lowpass filter, and a 2574 MHz connectorized highpass filter. All can be ordered directly through their AMCrf web store.

New Version of NI AWR Design Environment Now Available

New Version of NI AWR Design Environment Now Available - RF CafeNI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces the immediate availability of the 11.03/.04 release of NI AWR Design Environment™ high-frequency software, inclusive of Microwave Office, Analog Office, Visual System Simulator™ (VSS), Analyst™ and AXIEM for the design of MMICs, RF PCBs, RFICs, microwave modules, communication systems, radar systems, antennas and more. More than 100 improvements, enhancements and user interface changes are contained within this release

Pasternack Releases Broadband, High Power Coaxial Limiters

Pasternack Releases New Broadband, High Power Coaxial Limiters - RF CafePasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, debuts their new broadband, high power coaxial limiters which help protect sensitive low power RF receivers and other microwave circuits in close proximity to high power signals. Common applications for these RF limiters include electronic warfare, instrumentation, fiber optic communication systems, military communications, radar, SATCOM, point-to-point radio, telecom, data links and R&D. Pasternack's latest release of high power limiters consists

R&S Unique 2 GHz Analysis BW in FSW High End Signal Analyzer

Rohde & Schwarz Implements Unique 2 GHz Analysis Bandwidth in R&S FSW High End Signal Analyzer - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz is expanding the analysis bandwidth of its R&S FSW high end signal and spectrum analyzer to 2 GHz by introducing the new R&S FSW-B2000 hardware option. This test solution enables R&D users to demodulate extremely wideband signals and analyze them in detail. There is no other instrument on the market that combines such a large analysis bandwidth with a frequency range up to 67 GHz, and it opens up numerous applications. For example, users can measure the EVM values of communications signals or the chirp rate on chirped radar systems

Werbel Microwave Intros 4-Way Splitter for 2-18 GHz

Werbel Microwave Intros 4-Way Splitter for 2-18 GHz - RF CafeWerbel Microwave expands its series of 2-18 GHz coverage with the new, model 4PA1000 four-way SMA splitter. Can be optimized using our trade techniques to meet strict amplitude and phase balance per customer requirements. High isolation, typically 22 dB or more between all branches. Great for lab test setups, made in USA.

RFMW SM Iso-Attenuator for High Power Circuit Protection

RFMW Offers Surface Mount Iso-Attenuator for High Power Circuit Protection - RF CafeRFMW announces design and sales support for the Iso-Attenuator model RFSL2308-A30 from RF Circulator Isolator (RFCI). RFCI Iso-Attenuators combine protection for active components from distortion or potentially damaging reflected power with a convenient, attenuated port for monitoring RF power or providing a feedback loop. The RFSL2308-A30 is capable of handling 1000 W peak / 200 W average forward power and 100 W CW reverse power into the on-board, 30 dB attenuator. Spanning 2200 to 2400 MHz, the RFCI RFSL2308-A30 provides >25 dB typical port-to-port isolation

NI AWR Design Environment Application Note Now Available

NI/AWR  "How to Improve Second-Harmonic Passband Rejection Microstrip Side-Coupled Filters" - RF CafeNI (formerly AWR Corporation) released a new NI AWR Design Environment application note, "Improving the Second-harmonic Pass Band Rejection of Microstrip Side-coupled Filters." Because of their low cost and easy manufacturability, side-coupled filters constructed from printed-circuit board-based microstrip are widely used throughout the industry. One of the main drawbacks of the side-coupled filter is its limited rejection of the second harmonic. This application note demonstrates a solution that mitigates this problem through the introduction of notch-filter elements that improve the overall rejection of side-coupled filters at the second harmonic without significantly affecting the filter passband behavior

Quantenna Announces World's First 802.11ac 10G Wave 3 Wi-Fi Product Line

Quantenna Announces World’s First 802.11ac 10G Wave 3 Wi-Fi Product Line - RF CafeQuantenna Communications, the leader in ultra-high performance Wi-Fi, today announced the availability of the industry's first 10G Wave 3 Wi-Fi product family. The products are built on Quantenna's True 8x8™ QSR10G Wi-Fi platform with multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology for home wireless access points and residential gateways. Quantenna's up-to-12-streams 10G Wave 3 product family delivers unprecedented Wi-Fi performance, reliability and capacity for high-density environments, and can address both the service provider and retail market segments. 10G Wave 3 is a revolutionary new way for Wi-Fi networks to operate ...

MACOM Intros 4th Generation 100 W GaN on Silicon Wideband Transistor

MACOM Announces 4th Generation 100W GaN on Silicon Wideband Transistorr - RF CafeM/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of high performance analog RF, microwave, and optical semiconductor products, today announced the new MAGX-100027-100C0P, a wideband transistor optimized for DC-2.7 GHz operation and built using proprietary 4th generation GaN on Silicon (GaN on Si) process is sampling today. This GaN on Si HEMT D-Mode transistor is ideally suited for defense communications, land mobile radio ...

Triad RF Systems Intros 400-450 MHz Bi-Directional Power Amplifier

Triad RF Systems Intros 400 – 450 MHz Bi-Directional Power Amplifier - RF CafeThe TTRM1076 is a high linearity bi-directional SSPA suitable for use with any modulation and signal type. It is currently utilized in UAV data links and long range point-point COFDM video links. High speed T/R switching and sequencing of the PA, LNA, and switch driver circuitry is performed by an on-board CPLD, where switching timing can be adjusted in firmware based on system requirements. The transmit section produces over 25 Watts of BPSK power, and over 6 Watts of 64 QAM. The unit also features a three color status LED on the front panel that shows if the SSPA is in transmit or receive mode ...

Guerrilla RF's High Linearity Gain Blocks w/Broadband Compressed POut

Guerrilla RF's High Linearity Gain Blocks with Broadband Compressed Output Power - RF CafeGuerrilla RF, a leading provider of high performance MMICs, today introduces a new addition to the company's family of high linearity gain blocks featuring a unique combination of simple-application schematic, flat gain and high compressed output power which operate from near DC up to 4 GHz. The GRF2012 and GRF2013 are ideal as cost-effective pre-drivers for today's state-of-the-art broadband GaN high power amplifiers as well as a multitude of general purpose, high-performance gain block applications. Their flat gain and flexible biasing allow for high levels of re-use both within a single design and across platforms ...

Qualcomm Announces Mobile Anti-malware Technology

Qualcomm Announces Mobile Anti-malware Technology Utilizing Cognitive Computing"Qualcomm says that its forthcoming chips will include a real time, on device machine learning designed to support detection of zero day malware threats. Snapdragon Smart Protect is also the first application to utilize Qualcomm Zeroth technology, augmenting conventional anti-malware solutions by supporting on device real-time malware detection, classification and cause analysis using an advanced cognitive computing behavioral engine. Snapdragon Smart Protect complements existing ..."

Keysight Webcast: Design Broadband Impedance Matching Networks

Keysight Technologies Webcast: How to Design Broadband Impedance Matching Networks - RF CafeBroadband Impedance Matching Networks are always difficult and time consuming to design. This webcast discusses how to deal with matching frequency-dependent complex source or load impedances to unstable, non-unilateral devices as well as designing non-50 ohm inter-stage matching between devices. Unlike traditional discussion on impedance matching using smith charts and complex math, you'll learn practical methods of quickly synthesizing and realizing lumped or distributed matching networks for difficult broadband applications ...

Z-Comm Broadens Product Portfolio with New High Gain Power Amplifiers

Z-Communications Broadens Product Portfolio with New High Gain Power Amplifiers - RF CafeZ-Communications, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of RF and microwave components, is pleased to introduce a new series of RF amplifier products with the release of the PAC18700T and DRC23000M. Operating in the K-band, the PAC18700T and DRC23000M provide a unique advantage by allowing quick and simple installation into systems with their integrated supply circuitry allowing to be operated from a single power source and availability in a SMA connectorized module package. These remarkable new RF amplifiers are further heightened by their high output power, high gain, and superior linearity ...

Keysight Buys UK-Based Asset Management Firm

Keysight Buys UK-Based Asset Management Firm - RF Cafe"Keysight Technologies continues to build its test equipment support services business and it has bought a UK-based repair and asset management services company. The test services business is new focus for Keysight following last year's separation from Agilent Technologies life sciences businesses. Electroservices Enterprises, which is based in Telford ..."

MECA Intros Multi Band 2-,4-, 8-, 16-Way RF Power Dividers 500 MHz – 6 GHz

MECA Intros Multi Band 2-,4-, 8-, 16-Way RF/Microwave Power Dividers 500 MHz – 6 GHz - RF CafeMECA is pleased to announce its latest addition to our broad band line of Power Dividers with the type N model (80X-4-3.250WWP). Available in; 2, 4, 8 & 16-Way, 30W Wilkinson Power Dividers, optimized for excellent performance with industry leading specifications from 500 MHz – 6.00 GHz IP67 rated and suited for indoor and outdoor applications. Offering typical VSWR's ranging from 1.20:1 to 1.30:1, Isolation of 17-20dB minimum while offering phase and amplitude balance typically only seen in narrower/octave band models ...

Visit PMI at EuMW 2015, Stand 107

Visit Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc. at EuMW 2015, Stand 107 - RF CafePlanar Monolithics Industries, Inc. invites you to visit them at Stand 107 of the European Microwave 2015 show in Paris, France, from September 6-11. PMI offers just about any RF/Microwave component, module, or sub-system for both industrial and military based requirements. Components and modules can be modified to meet your exact requirement ...

VNA Antenna Analyzer

MFJ Enterprises Original MFJ-226 VNA Antenna Analyzer 1-230 MHz - RF CafeNew MFJ-226 introduces the MFJ Times Technology series of advanced Antenna Analyzers! This groundbreaking VNA antenna analyzer -- MFJ-226 Antenna Expert -- delivers OSL calibration and true reactance including its sign from 1 MHz to 230 MHz with 1-Hz frequency resolution! Incredibly Powerful MFJ-226 is the first and only low-cost handheld VNA to feature OSL (open/short/load) calibration for super accuracy and sign of reactance to positively identify inductive or capacitive reactance. These two features, normally only found on lab instruments, place incredible diagnostic power in ...

P1dB, Inc., Announces New Website Design

P1dB, Inc., Announces New Website Design - RF CafeP1dB, Inc., a supplier of RF and microwave components, launched its new e-commerce website, www.p1db.com, whose focus is product availability and fast shipment to its global customer base. "P1dB is committed to providing its customers with RF and Microwave products on a timely basis" says Gerry Camacho, P1dB GM and COO. "Our updated website is the first step to meeting our commitment of offering RF and Microwave components to the industry from stock or very short delivery." The P1dB Website has been designed to meet customer demands for an easy product search and consumer level e-commerce check-out and 24/7 availability ...

Anatech Electronics Intros Crystal & Ceramic Bandpass Filters

Anatech Electronics Intros Crystal & Ceramic Bandpass Filters, September 1, 2015 - 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. Anatech has released three new designs: a surface mount 455 kHz crystal bandpass filter, a connectorized 1800 MHz cavity bandpass filter, and a surface mount 1650 MHz ceramic bandpass filter. All can be ordered directly through their AMCrf web store ...

FEKO Student Competition 2015

FEKO Student Competition 2015 - RF CafeThe FEKO Student Competition is an international contest organized annually by the FEKO team in support of engineering education. Open to students of colleges and universities from every country in the world who are aged 18 years and older at the time of entry, except for students in countries or at universities subject to a ban on receiving U.S. technology exports. Submission should highlight the problem solved with FEKO, including details on simulation setup, solution method used, results and result interpretation. The Competition will begin on April 1, 2015. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2015. Entrants must use and complete the online registration form.

everythingRF Has Web's Largest Database of Waveguide Components

everythingRF Has World's Largest Online Database of Waveguide Components & Manufacturers - RF Cafeeverything RF has recently updated its Directory for Waveguide Products & Manufacturers. There are over 20 waveguide component categories listed on everything RF. Users can search for products across multiple manufacturers using parametric search tools to narrow down on products based on waveguide size and other parameters based on the selected category. everything RF is working closely with a number of manufacturers to get all their product data listed on the site. It is a free service, so we encourage manufacturers to contact us to get ...

ADF 2015 Taiwan - Agenda Finalized and Registration Opened

ADF 2015 Taiwan - Agenda Finalized and Registration Opened - RF CafeNI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces that the agenda has been set and registration opened for the AWR Design Forum 2015 (ADF) in Hsinchu, Taiwan on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Highlights of ADF 2015 Taiwan include the following technical presentations featuring NI AWR Design Environment software as well as customer design successes: Overview of NI AWR Design Environment V12, Module and Connector Design, Using Microwave Office and Analyst Software, LTCC Design and Verification with Microwave Office, Efficient Implementation and Design of ...

Sivers IMA Launches New E-Band Converter

Sivers IMA Launches New E-band Converter - RF CafeSivers IMA today announces its launch of the next generation converter for E-band radio links. The new generation converter is based on the company's proprietary SiGe chip and offers a cost-effective and high-performance solution for those who develop and market radio links or test and measurement equipment for manufacturing of radio links and devices. The new converter from Sivers IMAs is designed to support very advanced modulation schemes, which enables record breaking capacities of up to 10 Gbps ...

LabNation SMARTSCOPE 2-Ch O-Scope, 8Ch Logic Analyzer & Generator

LabNation SMARTSCOPE dual-channel oscilloscope, 8 Ch Logic Analyzer & Generator - RF CafeThe result of a 2014 Kickstarter project, LabNation's SMARTSCOPE combines 3 high-end instruments into 1 mobile, smart device which works on both PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone.  • 2-channel 45 MHz o-scope channels at 100MS/s,  • 50MS/s arbitrary waveform generator, • 8-channel digital logic analyzer at 100MS/s,  • digital waveform generator at 100MS/s. SMARTSCOPE's open framework allows you to hook up your creation to the extension ports and control it from your PC or smartphone. When you're taking on more advanced projects, you'll appreciate the full access you have to the powerful FPGA. Current price is only $229 ...

Keysight Technologies White Paper: Minimize Noise Figure Uncertainties

Minimize Noise Figure Uncertainties by Keysight Technologies - RF CafeNoise figure is critical for characterizing a receiver and its ability to detect weak incoming signals in the presence of self-generated noise. Reducing noise figure begins with a solid understanding of the uncertainties in your components, subsystems, and setup. Quantifying those unknowns depends on flexible tools that provide accurate, reliable results. Get 10 hints to help minimize the uncertainties in your noise figure measurements ...

RF PCB Design Webinar Featuring NI AWR Software Slated for October 15

NI AWR RF PCB Design Webinar Featuring NI AWR Software Slated for October 15 - RF CafeNI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces that it is sponsoring an RF printed circuit board (PCB) design webinar on October 15, 2015. Part of the Microwave Journal Technical Webinar Series, this one-hour webinar offers participants insight on practical RF PCB design to help them meet the needs of today's demanding wireless product development environment. The webinar is presented by Henry Lau of Lexiwave Technology, who has over 22 years of experience in designing RF systems, products, and RFICs, and features the use of NI AWR software products ...

NuWaves Intros Improved Flagship 10 Watt L- & S-Band RF PAMs

NuWaves Engineering Introduces Improved Flagship 10 Watt L- & S-Band RF Power Amplifier Module - RF CafeNuWaves Engineering, an international RF and microwave solutions provider, announced the release of an upgraded broadband RF power amplifier (PA) for L- and S-band transmitters and data radios, the NuPower™ 12B01A model, featuring improved power efficiency and operational temperature performance and a wider supply voltage range. An alternative product configuration, part number NW-PA-12B01A-D30, is available with reduced gain that accepts a +30 dBm RF input signal from the transmitter , supporting a common RF output level of industry data links ...

RFMW Intros P1dB Wi-Fi Optimized 2 to 6 GHz Power Dividers

RFMW Intros P1dB Wi-Fi Optimized 2 to 6 GHz Power Dividers - RF CafeP1dB, an RF and Microwave component supplier, introduces 2-Way (P1PD-SAF-0206G30W-2) and 4-Way (P1PD-SAF-0206G30W-4) SMA power dividers operating from 2 to 6 GHz. The new RF power dividers operate across the full frequency band and are optimized for the 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands with increased isolation and improved insertion loss. The SMA dividers meet the demands of production test systems for routers, cell phones, tablets and other Wi-Fi enabled products ...

Keysight EEsof EDA September Newsletter

Keysight EEsof EDA September 2015 Newsletter - RF CafeQuick Summary of Topics: – How to Design for Power Integrity – Power Electronics: HF Power Semiconductor Modeling – How to Design Broadband Impedance Matching Networks – Introducing WaferPro Express 2015 – Wafer-Level Measurement Solution With Cascade Microtech – New 5G Channel Sounding Reference Solution – Passive Filter Synthesis Design Video – New Microwave Circuit Design Textbook – 2015 Aerospace and Defense Symposium DVD – Webcasts – Follow Us on Social Media ...

Pasternack Intros Threshold Detectors for from 2 to 40 GHz

Pasternack Releases Threshold Detectors Used for Analyzing Radar Performance & Leveling Pulsed Signal Sources - RF CafePasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, introduces a new line of coaxial threshold detectors designed for microwave and millimeter wave applications from 2 to 40 GHz. These threshold detectors are commonly used for analyzing radar performance, leveling pulsed signal sources, AM noise measurements, system monitoring and pulsed RF measurements in ultra-broadband applications. Pasternack's latest release of threshold detectors consists of 3 unique models covering broadband frequency bands from 2 to 40 GHz. Designs incorporate gain stages for higher dynamic range ...

Keysight Expands Spectral Test Portfolio with New Tunable Laser Sources

Keysight Technologies' PXI Multichannel RF Test Solution Enables Testing up to 8x8 MIMO - RF CafeKeysight Technologies today introduced the 81607A, 81608A and 81609A tunable laser sources, a range of modules for the Keysight 8164B lightwave measurement system. The new modules extend the product family that debuted in March 2015 with the Keysight 81606A tunable laser source, an instrument with unmatched sub-picometer tuning repeatability and best-in-class wavelength accuracy that is maintained even in full-speed, two-way sweeps. The new value and basic line models share the 81606A's new design with low spontaneous emission and narrow line width, its industry-leading power repeatability and long-term stability. The new ...

Qorvo Drives GaN into Ka-Band to Improve Satellite Internet

Qorvo Drives GaN into Ka-Band to Improve Satellite Internet - RF Cafe"Qorvo, a leading provider of RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace / defense applications, today announced a new highly cost effective, high performance Ka-band 3 watt GaN power amplifier for commercial VSAT satellite ground terminals transmitting high speed internet data. "Qorvo's 0.15um high-frequency GaN process delivers three times the power density of past generation GaAs pHEMT solutions ..."

Sivers IMA Chosen by SAF Tehnika

Sivers IMA Chosen by SAF Tehnika - RF CafeSivers IMA today announced that SAF Tehnika, a designer, producer and distributor of digital microwave data transmission technology has chosen Sivers IMA's E-band converters as an integrated part in their coming products. "This is an important win for us. As a supplier of components our success is based on the fact that radio link manufacturers choose our converters to build into their products. We have had a good dialogue with SAF Tehnika during our development process and we are now at a stage where they are ready to order a customized module to integrate in their end product. Being chosen by ...

Real-Time Link Between Optenni Lab and Anritsu ShockLine VNAs

Real-Time Link Between Optenni Lab and Anritsu ShockLine VNAs - RF CafeOptenni Ltd and Anritsu Corporation announce a real-time link between the Anritsu ShockLine family of Vector Network Analyzers and the Optenni Lab matching circuit optimization software. The link enables an entirely novel workflow for the antenna designer, streaming the measured impedance data from the VNA continuously to the matching circuit synthesis of Optenni Lab. This novel workflow opens up new horizons for the design process, as the effect of physical modifications and tuning of an antenna prototype can immediately be seen in the simulated total performance of the antenna ...

NI AWR Radar Design Webinar Scheduled for October 1, 2015

NI AWR Radar Design Webinar Scheduled for October 1, 2015 - RF CafeNI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces that it is sponsoring the upcoming Microwave Journal RF/Microwave Training Radar Webinar scheduled for October 1, 2015. This "Introduction to Radar" webinar covers the basic principles of radar detection and ranging, pulse versus continuous wave systems, radar modulation, radar path budget and radar range equation, range ambiguity and mitigation, maximum and minimum detectable range, and plan position indicator (PPI) and A-scope displays ...

Keysight' PXI Multichannel RF Test Solution Enables Testing up to 8x8 MIMO

Keysight Technologies' PXI Multichannel RF Test Solution Enables Testing up to 8x8 MIMO - RF CafeValidate your complex multi-antenna designs with Keysight's new release of the M9391A PXIe vector signal analyzer and M9381A PXIe vector signal generator. With precise channel-to-channel synchronization and phase coherence and proven measurement software, you can design and validate the multi-antenna techniques being deployed in LTE-Advanced, WLAN and 5G, including up to 8x8 MIMO, beamforming and carrier aggregation. Keysight Technologies Program Manager Sheri DeTomasi ...

Keysight's 2015 Back to Basics Fundamentals of Measurement DVD

Keysight's 2015 Back to Basics - RF CafePrograms provide students with tools to become industry-ready engineers. Your measurement challenges are increasingly complex and the technologies you work with are changing rapidly. The 2015 Back to Basics DVD includes more than 50 new application notes as well as webcasts and videos that cover a wide variety of modern measurement topics from design simulation to digital and modular instrumentation ...

Saelig Introduces STE3000FAV2 Patented Forensic RF Test Enclosure

Saelig Introduces STE3000FAV2 Patented Forensic RF Test Enclosure - RF CafeSaelig Company, Inc. announces the STE3000FAV2 patented RF Test Enclosure, designed to give forensics technicians a highly isolated bench-top environment to perform electronic device interrogations of electronic equipment. The device is therefore protected from remote kill, lock, or self-destruct commands, as well as being protected from GPS and location tracking. Attached to the STE3000FAV2 enclosure is a high quality video and audio recorder for downloading evidentiary stored data. When the electronic device (cellphone, laptop PC, etc.) is placed inside this enclosure, it can be viewed through the LED-illuminated RF-proof window and accessed via silver-mesh RF-tight gloves. Whether opening a device ...

R&S PM & NF Measurements to 60 GHz with ZVAX-TRM and ZVA High-End VNA

Rohde & Schwarz Pulse Modulation and Noise Figure Measurements up to 60 GHz with the ZVAX-TRM and ZVA High-End VNA - RF CafeWith its R&S ZVA high end vector network analyzers and R&S ZVAX-TRM extension unit, Rohde & Schwarz offers an efficient and highly flexible solution for characterizing active components. Using a combination of a high-end R&S ZVA and the R&S ZVAX-TRM, users can now measure the noise figures of amplifiers, converters and transmit/receive (T/R) modules for radar and satellite applications. The new R&S ZVAXxxB31 and R&S ZVAXxxB32 options for the R&S ZVAX-TRM even make it possible to carry out this measurement on amplifiers ...

 

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