Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a series of temperature-variable chip attenuators from Aeroflex/Inmet. The Powerfilm™ TCAF N05 Series operates from DC to 12 GHz and is designed to vary -.005 dB/dB/ºC to compensate for temperature-induced system gain variation without requiring a bias or control voltage. These attenuators consist of laser-trimmed thick film resistor elements on an alumina ceramic substrate with a protective paint layer.
The NI PXIe-5668R vector signal analyzer (VSA) offers 765 MHz of bandwidth with best-in-class measurement performance and speed. This high-performance microwave signal analyzer meets the challenging requirements of applications such as wireless communications, radio frequency integrated circuit characterization, RADAR test, and spectrum monitoring and signal intelligence.
The completely redesigned R&S NRPxxS and R&S NRPxxSN USB three-path diode power sensors offer unprecedented measurement speed and accuracy, even at low levels. The sensors enable 10,000 triggered measurements per second with a minimum trigger resolution of 100 µs. A special mode permits 50,000 equidistant measurements per second. The improved design decreased the lower measurement limit to -70 dBm, resulting in a very wide dynamic range of 93 dB.
The Model MFC147 from TRAK Microwave provides 13.75 to 14.50 GHz coverage for civilian and military aviation Ku-band SATCOM applications, including in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and UAV communications.Input frequency to the Block Upconverter (BUC) is 950 to 1700 MHz, with Ku-band output of +12 to +17 dBm. An integrated, low-noise, GaN, Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) provides 25 W minimum output power.
With its new microwave frequency options, the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator supports development applications requiring complex multichannel scenarios up to 40 GHz. It is the only instrument on the market to combine a baseband generator and RF generator with fading, AWGN and MIMO capabilities in a single box. It can be used for radar and satellite component and module tests as well as for future 5G technology development.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new GaN on SiC 960 to 1215 MHz pulsed power HEMT from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. Using state-of-the-art wafer fabrication processes, this high performance transistor provides high gain, efficiency, bandwidth and ruggedness over a wide bandwidth. High breakdown voltages allow for reliable and stable operation in extreme mismatched load conditions.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new active rugged antenna from Maxtena, Inc. The M1227HCT-A2-SMA is designed for L1/L2 GPS and GLONASS bands, and specifically for applications requiring greater accuracy than L1 antennas can provide. The M1227HCT-A2-SMA features a screw-on design, with an integrated SMA connector. It offers superior filtering performance and is rated for 50 V/m out-of-band interference.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”) introduced a high linearity 6 W power amplifier, ideally suited for Ka-Band high data density datellite communications and 5 G radio access networks. MACOM’s new MAAP-011140-DIE is offered as a bare die, delivering 24 dB of linear gain, 6 W of saturated output power and 23% power-added efficiency. The device provides greater than 25 dBm POUT/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30 dBc.
Model SOD-26303230-KF-S1 is a 26 GHz dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO). The oscillator is a free running oscillator with high frequency stability which is achieved by implementing a high quality dielectric resonator. The oscillator exhibits +30 dBm output power and low phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz at 100 KHz offset. The frequency stability of the oscillator is +/- 4 ppm or better in the temperature range of -40 to +85 °C.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new GaAs power amplifier from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The MAAP-011022 high power balanced amplifier operates from 2.7 to 3.0 GHz, provides 7 W of pulsed power, and is designed to operate at an 8% duty cycle. The new amplifier provides rugged performance under load mismatch, and its balanced architecture offers excellent return loss.