RF Network Testing Application Note
Transmission line and antenna testing has become a common test of RF network integrity over the past few years. This relatively new testing methodology is a result of new test equipment evolutions and the need to fully understand the integrity of RF networks after installation. This application note establishes some basic guidelines for the tests and methods of procedure in an effort to improve these valuable tests and establish consistency in the results and conclusions.
Testing & Validation Services
Coilcraft Critical Products & Services (CPS) offers a full range of product testing and validation services to help you determine the reliability, repeatability and/or compliance of the electronic components and assemblies you manufacture or procure. Coilcraft CPS’s testing capabilities include vibration and mechanical shock to MIL-STD-202, as well as complete electrical testing, elemental analysis, radiographic inspection, thermal shock and cycling, and other environmental and analytical lab services. Screenings can be modified from an existing Coilcraft document or customized to meet your specific needs.
Coilcraft CPS Inc.
Electromagnetic Simulation for Defense
Aircraft, ships, land vehicles and satellites exist in complex electromagnetic (EM) environments. EM simulation tool, CST STUDIO SUITE®, helps development engineers address challenges unique to the field such as radar cross section and electromagnetic pulse. The transient solver, frequency solver, integral equation solver and asymptotic solver are suitable for a broad range of problems. This brochure details the use of EM simulation to analyze antenna placement and co-site interference, electromagnetic environmental effects and radar. Download it at www.cst.com/defenseflyer.
Power Amplifiers Catalog
CTT announced a new four-page power amplifiers short form catalog. The catalog features more than 75 models developed for radar, EW and multi-function systems design. The amplifiers feature narrowband CW, narrowband pulsed, wideband (CW) and ultra-wideband (CW) coverage. Frequency coverage is from 0.1 to 18 GHz. CTT’s family of solid-state amplifiers are finding applications in many of the next generation of high-performance communications, instrumentation and medical systems where high power is required.
This new short form catalog features a sampling of the company’s RF and microwave filter products to 40 GHz utilized in military, commercial and wireless applications. The catalog also highlights some of the company’s diverse filter design and manufacturing capabilities.
Eastern Wireless TeleComm Inc.
New Defence Brochure
As a leading international manufacturer of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity, HUBER+SUHNER unites technical expertise for the defence market in radio frequency technology, fiber optics and low frequency. The new defence brochure provides an overview of HUBER+SUHNER solutions. The first part particularly focuses on defence-specific applications such as airborne, gimbal, radar, naval, command and vehicles. The second part shows detailed information of the corresponding RF products like SUCOFLEX, minibend, EACON, cable and connectors, lightning protectors and fiber optic solutions.
Low PIM Components & D.A.S. Equipment Catalog
MECA’s new 12-page catalog features an extensive line of low PIM RF/microwave components with industry leading performance including RF loads, attenuators, directional couplers, power splitters, divider/tappers, adapters, jumpers and D.A.S. equipment. MECA’s low PIM loads are considered a benchmark for the industry and are currently the only terminations capable of handling full rated power at 85°C. Visit www.e-meca.com/pdfs/MECA_catalogo-2014.pdf to download a copy.
MECA Electronics Inc.
Integrated Subsystems Flyer
Mercury offers a broad spectrum of design, manufacturing and testing services for complex integrated multifunction assemblies and subsystems. Working hand-in-hand with your engineers, the company helps develop highly reliable designs from 10 MHz to 40 GHz for narrowband or broadband. Manufacturing capabilities include vacuum lamination of substrates, surface mount solder assembly, chip and wire assembly, and hermetic sealing. Test capabilities include static and dynamic phase noise measurements and detailed automated test routines to ensure compliance to all of your requirements.
SATCOM Product Guide
Mini-Circuits has released a new SATCOM product guide in print and for download from their website. This 32-page guide features a full survey of components and assemblies for satellite and earth station systems. With selected products from over 20 different product types to 40 GHz, the guide provides key performance parameters for each product and serves as a handy reference for engineers evaluating parts for their design needs.
RF and Microwave Filters and Assemblies
NIC celebrates 28 years of uninterrupted service to the military and space markets. This catalog features NIC’s design and manufacturing capabilities from DC to 40 GHz and showcases a broad range of filter technologies including: LC, crystal, ceramic, cavity, delay equalized and phase matched filters, as well as NIC’s integrated assemblies such as: switch filter banks, filter/amplifiers, and phase shifters. NIC is ISO 9001:2008 certified and AS-9100C certified for aerospace applications.
Networks International Corp.
Pole/Zero’s latest brochure details their newly-designed, lower-cost Mini-Pole® Series; Extended Range Frequency (ERF™) Series for applications needing a single filter with 30 to 520 MHz tunability and up to 5 W average in-band power handling; MINI/3 ERF filter providing 30 to 520 MHz tunability with enhanced selectivity by use of a three-pole filter architecture; Microwave Series of digital and voltage tuned bandpass filters offering tuning ranges beyond 4 GHz; and MINI-SMT, a surface mount version of the company’s Mini-Pole Series.
Filters, Multiplexers and Multi-function Assemblies
When being first to react makes all the difference in the world, choose Reactel for your mission-critical filter requirements. This catalog features RF and microwave filters, multiplexers and multi-function assemblies for the military, industrial and commercial industries. To request your copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.reactel.com.
EM Simulation of Automotive Radar
Trends in automotive safety are pushing radar systems to higher levels of accuracy and reliable target identification. Consequentially, engineers need to better understand how mounting brackets, fascia, paint color and bumper assemblies affect automotive radar systems. This paper outlines the advantages of FDTD EM simulation for analyzing designs that include both the antenna package and the automobile body features surrounding the device. An XFdtd simulation of radar mounted in the rear bumper of a sedan is demonstrated.
RF & Microwave Product Selector Guide for Aerospace & Defense
This guide features a broad range of all the latest products by leading suppliers including ADI, Anaren, Freescale, MACOM, Microsemi, Nitronex, Peregrine, Skyworks, STMicroelectronics, TriQuint, UMS, Wavelex and WanTcom. A&D applications supported by these products include electronic warfare, communications, jammers and radar (including commercial). Brought to you by Richardson RFPD, your global source for RF, Wireless & Energy Technologies.
Richardson RFPD / Arrow RF & Power
Precision Microwave Components Catalog
RLC Electronics is a leader in the design and manufacture of RF and microwave components. In this catalog, you will find standard RLC products, including coaxial switches and filters up to 65 GHz, as well as power dividers, couplers, attenuators and detectors up to and beyond 40 GHz. As you will see, many of these components are available in surface mount or connectorized packages. RLC can also provide customized designs to meet specific customer requirements not shown in the catalog.
T&M Instruments That Meet Your Needs
Whatever your job is, you do not always need the ultimate high-end T&M equipment. What you need are precise, reliable, universal measuring instruments. That is what you get with Value Instruments from Rohde & Schwarz: they combine practical features with excellent measurement characteristics; they are easy to use and are easy on the budget. Find out more in the Value Instruments Catalog 2014 from Rohde & Schwarz.
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
Hermetically Sealed Adapters
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH offers a wide range of hermetically sealed adapters to the hermeticity of 10-8 atm cm³/s minimum. The adapters use fused-in glass seals between the center contact and outer conductor. This ensures complete hermeticity of the units. The adapters are normally used at vacuum chambers testing products that are intended for outer space, with the testing equipment and personnel staying at regular environment. Available connector styles 1.85, 2.4 and 2.92 mm; N and TNC.
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH
Precision Light as a Feather to Flock Together
SV Microwave’s new FeatherMate RF interconnect system combines a high density (0.100" center-to-center spacing), 40+ GHz multiport concept with a zero disengagement force mating mechanism. Direct connection to board trace, solder-free board mounts and small diameter coax cable connectors are available. Ideal for high density, low-force applications. Get more bandwidth and signal density in your application without worrying about destructive demating forces with SV Microwave’s FeatherMate.
Harness Capabilities Brochure
The Teledyne Storm Microwave Multi-Channel Microwave Solutions brochure details the company’s capabilities in the design and manufacture of both standard and custom multi-channel microwave harness assemblies. The harnesses, found in a wide range of airborne, ground and sea-based military and commercial applications, are backed by Teledyne Storm’s more than 30 years of microwave cable design and manufacturing expertise. The brochure includes a case study.
Teledyne Storm Microwave
GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies, 6 Series are lightweight cable solutions for airframe assemblies in military and civil aircraft applications. These new assemblies deliver the lowest insertion loss before and after installation, ensuring reliable performance for the life of the system. Their robust construction reduces total costs by withstanding the challenges of installation, reducing costly production delays, field service frequency, and the need for purchasing replacement assemblies. The 6 Series are also lighter in weight, which improves fuel efficiency and increases payload.
W. L. Gore & Associates