M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced a new Broadband Sub-Harmonic Pumped Mixer for cost sensitive applications covering the 14-32 GHz frequency range and IF frequencies from DC-7 GHz.
RF Micro Devices Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced its release of a broadband, microwave voltage-controlled attenuator, the RFSA2113.
A new measurement option from Rohde & Schwarz for the R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzer supports realtime signal analysis for frequencies up to 50 GHz with an analysis bandwidth of 160 MHz.
Continuing to build momentum and recognition for their “Size Matters” HPA platforms, Empower RF Systems is hosting live demonstrations of their 1 kW, 20 to 1000 MHz, 5U chassis design (model 2162) at IMS 2013, Booth 1827.
NEL Frequency Controls Inc. announced the release of a new reduced height profile option for its ultra low phase noise OCXO at 100 MHz. The O-CIH-X Series is now available with 0.4’’ (10.2 mm) height profile in addition to the 0.5” (12.7 mm) original model. This OCXO offers superior close-in phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz and -185 dBc/Hz phase noise on the floor.
LTE-capable networks will continue to mushroom around the globe through 2018. In particular, frequency-division duplex (FDD) networks will see their population coverage expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent between 2012 and 2018 to hit 57 percent. Time-division duplex (TDD) networks will gain ground at a more rapid rate of 43 percent during this period but will only reach 52 percent population coverage due to fewer licensed markets currently.
AWT Global has launched a new line of field strength meters with spectrum analyzer capability: The UBA 9290 Series. The battery operated, handheld analyzers are well suited for wireless field applications but are also a very useful tool in the RF laboratory.
Tektronix Inc. announced that lab testing has shown that its next generation performance oscilloscopes - due for availability in 2014 - will deliver real-time bandwidth of 70 GHz, with significant upside potential. The new oscilloscope platform will deliver the performance and signal fidelity needed for applications such as 400 Gbps and 1 Tbps optical communications and fourth generation serial data communications.