Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
Cobham AvComm, formerly Aeroflex AvComm business unit, announced new automated test and alignment support for Motorola APX Series and Motorola MOTOTRBO Series radios to its latest product; the 8800 Series Digital Radio Test Set. The application fully automates radio testing and alignment, and ensures optimum radio performance in significantly less time; minimizing service and support costs for the end users and dealers.
Cambridge Instruments, a division of MagiQ Technologies Inc., introduced the QuantumWave 4000 series of PXIe based, RF and microwave sources that provide high-quality CW signals at frequencies up to 12 GHz and low size, weight and power (SWaP).
Anritsu Co. expands its ShockLine™ family of vector network analyzers (VNAs) with the introduction of the MS46122A series. Incorporating Anritsu’s patented shock line VNA-on-a-chip technology, the MS46122A low-cost full-reversing 2-port VNAs are packaged in a very compact 1U chassis and are optimized for ultra-cost-sensitive test applicatios in manufacturing, engineering, and education environments.
Coilcraft has released two new series of surface mount planar transformers for power over Ethernet (PoE) and -48V network power applications. The PL160 Series is rated for 160 Watts between 200 kHz and 700 kHz with a nominal 48 V input, and the PL300 Series is rated to 300 Watts.
Coilcraft’s 0603USB Series Common Mode Chokes virtually eliminate common mode noise in high-speed, differential mode signal transmission applications such as USB 3.0, HDMI, SATA, IEEE1394 and LVDS, supporting data rates up to 4.8 Gbit/s.
API Technologies Corp. introduces a new series of pre-filtered GPS LNAs designed to amplify signals while filtering out interferers. The cost-effective 312 Series is smaller, lighter and offers improved performance, replacing the existing line of standard parts.
Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions and an IDT company, now offers the low power FTP Series, a surface mount OCXO featuring a compact footprint of only 14.3 x 9.3 x 6.7 mm and power consumption of only 0.6 W maximum.
Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for radio frequency and power applications, announced that the company recently achieved military approval for four thru-hole RF inductor series: MLRF10M, MLRF15M, MLRF18M and MLRF17S. These Gowanda series meet the military’s Qualified Product List (QPL) requirement for military spec MIL-PRF-15305.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced theE5063A ENA Series network analyzer, a low-cost ENA solution for manufacturing test. The instrument offers optimized performance and functionality for testing simple RF passive components, such as handset/BTS antennas, RF cables and filters. It can also be used in R&D for evaluation of RF passive devices and dielectric materials.