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.
XMA Corp., the industry leader in Microwave and RF component technology, announced the release of their new product family of 1.85mm attenuators, adapters, and terminations, expanding performance into the 65GHz, millimeter wave market. Technical advancements within the smart phone industry, as well as aerospace, medical and Defense, are driving manufacturers and carriers of wireless devices to push for performance into the higher frequency bands.
Fairview Microwave Inc. a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, has released a new line of compact hot-switchable variable attenuators. RF attenuators are used to reduce the amplitude of an electronic signature in many common electronic scenarios including lab testing equipment, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and power and signal monitoring systems.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that is has captured high-reliability (hi-rel) and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) sockets with several aerospace and defense suppliers such as Cobham, EADS, Herley and Teledyne. Skyworks’ solutions are being leveraged for microwave switching, attenuation, receiver protection and mixer and detector applications in commercial and military radios, avionics systems, software defined radios and navigation platforms that support major tier-one aerospace and defense companies such as Boeing, L-3 Communications, Northrup Grumman and Raytheon.
Modelithics Inc. has teamed with Mini-Circuits to develop high-accuracy simulation models of Mini-Circuits’ 3.2 x 1.6 mm case-size surface-mount LFCN Low-pass filters and HFCN High-pass filters. The substrate-scalable models are validated up to 13 GHz, depending on the frequency band specifications of each filter.
Kaelus, a Smiths Microwave business, announced the launch of the next generation in a line of high performance DAS Interface solutions with the release of the Small Cell RF DAS Point of Interface (POI) Tray. This is a small form factor, low power tray designed specifically for Small Cell DAS deployments with multiple bands and technologies. These low PIM certified, power management trays, allow adjustment of the RF power levels between multiple small cell base stations and the DAS network.
Vaunix , a manufacturer of USB controlled and powered test equipment, has announced the addition of two new models to its family of LDA series digital attenuators. This product family now offers attenuators with up to 120 dB of programmable attenuation through 6,000 MHz.
Prism Microwave, a technology leader in RF filtering, relies on AWR 's Microwave Office® circuit design software for its cavity filter tuning and optimization, as well as the design of active RF electronics and planar components on printed circuit boards (PCBs), including low noise amplifiers (LNAs), drivers, power amplifiers (PAs), dividers, hybrids, attenuators, oscillators, and planar/discrete filters.
Barry Industries introduces an RoHS compliant flange mount termination which dissipates 800 W with minimal return loss over a DC to 1 GHz bandwidth. The thick film on aluminum nitride (AlN) TA50R0-800-15X termination, with its internally matched circuit architecture, has 25 dB or better return loss from DC to 1 GHz. The four-hole flange and input tab are constructed of robust nickel-plated copper. Overall footprint is 1.9” x 1.04”.
Barry Industries, an ISO9001:2008 certified, ITAR registered manufacturer of high quality thick film resistors, terminations, attenuators and high temperature co-fired ceramic (HTCC) packaging introduces its line of hermetically sealable HTCC quad-flat-no-lead (QFN) packages with air cavity for high frequency applications. These QFN packages are available in six sizes from 3 to 8 mm with standard JEDEC MO-220 footprints.