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.
TEGAM Inc., a leading supplier of innovative RF power measurements, was recently awarded Patent No. 8,610,069, “Coaxial to Dual Co-Planar Waveguide Launcher for Microwave Bolometry,” This patent describes a new way to construct bolometers—a type of microwave power sensor that uses thermistors—that makes them more accurate and easier to assembly.
Pasternack Enterprises Inc., an industry leading manufacturer and global supplier of RF and microwave products, releases all new lines of medium and high power RF loads. These new RF loads (also referred to as RF terminations and dummy loads) are commonly used in military/aerospace, defense and test and measurement applications in order to protect radios and amplifiers under test from excess power in the system.
San-tron Inc., a leading manufacturer of RF coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, has announced that they have rehired Vincent Caputo as senior product line manager for Cable Assemblies. Caputo brings over 16 years of RF/microwave experience to the position and first came to San-ton as a sales associate in 2004, and more recently served as eastern regional sales manager.
P1dB Inc., a leading manufacturer of RF and microwave coaxial connectors, cable assemblies, adapters and terminations, is introducing a full line of low-PIM adapters within their P1LP-ADP line. Available for 7/16 and Type N within-series applications and 7/16 between-series (Type N and SMA) applications, the new high-performance line of adapters complements P1dB’s high quality low-PIM cable assemblies.
Times Microwave Systems has recently announced the availability of the EZ-500-NMH-X type N no-solder male (plug) straight connector for LMR-500 low loss coaxial cable. The new crimp-style connector does not require soldering of the center conductor into the contact making it perfect for field installations and they also do not require braid trimming! The EZ-500-NMH-X is compatible with the CST-500 cable prep tool and the HX-4 (with Y151 dies) crimp tool.
Schleuniger Inc.'s SemiRigid 1050 is a highly specialized machine for stripping aluminum or copper jacketed semi-rigid coaxial cable. It can process cables with outer diameters ranging from 0.86 mm (.034”) to 4.5 mm (.177”). The machine can be programmed to perform the following operations:
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, announced that its 7/8” CELLFLEX® foam dielectric coaxial cable has been used in Phase 1 of BAI Canada’s project to build a shared wireless Wi-Fi and cellular infrastructure thatwill enable wirelesscommunications services for Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) riderswithin underground subway stations. The first two stations to launch on the BAI wireless platformwill be Bloor & Yonge and St. George. BAI Canada plans to bring wireless service to 65 underground stations total by 2017.
Spacek Labs model FSP94-2 is a narrow (2 percent bandwidth) bandpass filter from its new line of FSP Series waveguide filters. Designed in WR-10 waveguide, the FSP94-2 has a passband of 2 GHz centered at 94 GHz. The lower and upper 20 dB reject points are 92 and 96 GHz respectively.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, announced ICA LITE, a ½” aluminum plenum-rated wideband coaxial cable designed to deliver outstanding electrical performance and support all wireless in-building applications. A cost-effective alternative to copper cabling, it maintains compatibility with existing connectors, tools and hanging hardware for easy and convenient installation.