Spectrum Instrumentation has expanded its line of PXIe-based (PXI Express) high-speed digitizers with nine new cards. The new M4x.22xx series includes modules that offer one, two or four fully synchronous channels. Each channel is equipped with its own analog-to-digital converter (ADC), with real-time signal sampling at rates from 1.25 GS/s to 5 GS/s, and scope-like signal conditioning circuitry that allows programming of parameters such as input gain, signal offset and coupling.
Bringing together engineers working in RF/microwave with those working in high-speed digital, EDI CON USA offers an opportunity to learn from other disciplines and transfer techniques and methods between applications. The exhibit floor will include booths from industry-leading companies working in both of these areas, as well as feature the SI ZONE, a specialized demo area for signal integrity, power integrity and EMI/EMC products.
Anritsu Co. expands its field test portfolio with the introduction of PIM Hunter,™ a passive intermodulation test probe that helps field technicians more quickly discover the precise location of external PIM sources at cell sites. Designed for use with Anritsu’s PIM Master,™ Spectrum Master™ and BTS Master™ handheld analyzers, the PIM Hunter test probe enables field professionals to use traditional interference hunting techniques to accurately locate external PIM sources for optimum wireless network performance.
Microsemi Corp., a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced significant enhancements to its Integrated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Master (IGM) software, expanding capabilities and key features in its new version 2 (v2). The company’s IGM product portfolio enables coverage and capacity at the very edge of mobile networks to serve mobile operators preparing for 5G through densification as well as enterprises seeking enhanced indoor capacity and coverage on LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks.
Millitech, a microwave brand of Smiths Interconnect, released new GaN power amplifiers with exceptional output power and power-added efficiency (PAE) at E-Band and W-Band. Offering up to 2.5 W output power and up to 20% PAE, typical gain is from 15 to 40 dB.
Keysight Technologies Inc. and CommSolid demonstrated the successful completion of a NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) connection with the Keysight E7515A UXM base station emulator and wireless test set during Vodafone’s Innovation Days 2016. Establishing a Cat-NB1 device link was the result of a collaboration between Keysight and CommSolid. The Keysight UXM is the world’s first wireless test set to demonstrate connectivity with an NB-IoT device that complies to the standards.
The II-VI EpiWorks Division of II‐VI Incorporated is breaking ground on a new production facility in Champaign, Illinois. The expansion, planned to complete by mid-2017, will enable a quadrupling of capacity over the next three years.
Targeting wireless infrastructure and other communications equipment, Integrated Device Technology (IDT) introduced four dual-channel fanout buffers for distributing high frequency clock and data signals. The 1.8 V LVDS buffers add very low phase jitter, typically less than 45 fs.