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.
Custom MMIC has the added CMD238 2 to 20 GHz amplifier to its market leading BroadRange Distributed Amplifier™ portfolio. The CMD238 is a wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier ideally designed for wideband applications requiring high linearity in a small die size. From 2 to 20 GHz, this amplifier delivers 14 dB of gain with an output P1dB of +26 dBm, an output IP3 of +34 dBm, and a 2nd harmonic level of -33 dBc.
The VX-708 high temperature voltage control crystal oscillator has a 4-point mount design for high shock and vibration environments. This VCXO performs over an extended operating temperature range of -55oC to +180oC with a frequency range of 2 to 40 MHz while providing an absolute pull range of +/-50 ppm making it ideal for harsh environmental applications.
Anritsu Co. introduces CPRI RF measurement capability in its market-leading E series of Site Master™, Spectrum Master™, and Cell Master™ handheld field analyzers that dramatically simplifies and lowers the cost of testing remote radio heads installed atop 4G towers. The option reduces network OpEx by allowing wireless carrier engineers, technicians and contractors responsible for wireless networks to identify interference sources on the radio uplink at ground level, reducing the use of unnecessary and costly tower climbing crews.
The electromagnetic simulation software CST STUDIO SUITE® is the culmination of many years of research and development into the most accurate and efficient computational solutions for electromagnetic designs. It comprises CST’s tools for the design and optimization of devices operating in a wide range of frequencies - static to optical. Analyses may include thermal and mechanical effects, as well as circuit simulation.
PMI's A-Series amplifiers are available low noise, medium power and lost cost designs and operate over the 10 MHz to 40.0 GHz frequency range. These new models feature form fit & function design, low noise figure, operating temp: -54° to +85 °C, unconditionally stable over temperature, excellent group delay and phase linearity, field replaceable sma connectors, and more.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a UltraCMOS® SPDT RF switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The PE42723 is a HaRP™ technology-enhanced reflective SPDT RF switch designed for use in cable applications, including DOCSIS 3.0/1 cable modem, set-top box and residential gateway. It delivers high linearity and excellent harmonics performance in the 5 to 1794 MHz band, as well as low insertion loss and high isolation performance.
Custom MMIC has added an amplifier to its expanding product offerings, the CMD243 26 to 35 GHz low noise driver amplifier. The CMD243 is a wideband self-biasing GaAs MMIC balanced driver amplifier that offers 15.5 dB of gain with an output P1dB compression point of +21 dBm. The amplifier operates from a single 5 volt supply and draws just 90 mA typical. The balanced design provides good VSWR matching, along with improved stability and gain flatness.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new UltraCMOS® digital step attenuator (DSA) from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The PE4314 is a 75Ω HaRP™ technology-enhanced, 6-bit RF DSA that operates from 1 MHz to 2.5 GHz and features glitch-less attenuation state transitions and low distortion. It supports 1.8 V control voltage and an extended operating temperature range up to +105° C.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the Qorvo 885075 BAW filter featuring LowDrift technology. LowDrift BAW filters have dramatically reduced temperature sensitivity resulting in improved insertion loss, longer battery life, and fewer service interruptions in final designs. The Qorvo 885075 is highly selective for B40 applications from 2300 to 2400 MHz and offers excellent W-Fi rejection. Insertion loss is 3 dB and Wi-Fi attenuation is specified at 34 dB.
The TEGAM 2505A temperature controlled coaxial RF feedthrough RF power transfer standard enables the precise measurement of microwave power in the 9 kHz to 18 GHz frequency range. These units are durable, highly accurate, and stable with time and temperature. They are ideal for calibrating RF power sensors from all manufacturers or wherever the most accurate RF power measurement is required.