With the addition of the new R&S SGU100A RF upconverter, Rohde & Schwarz expands it’s tried and tested R&S SGS100A vector signal generator to cover microwave applications. The combination of the two instruments yields the most compact vector signal source on the market with up to 20 GHz. The R&S SGU100A is available as a pure CW upconverter or as an upconverter for I/Q-modulated signals.
Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the frequency range of its R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator to 20 GHz. The R&S SMW200A is the only instrument on the market to combine a baseband generator, RF generator and fading simulator in a single box. The SMW200A makes it possible to generate two wideband signals with any type of modulation up to 20 GHz using a single device.
Computer Simulation Technology (CST) announces new features to automate workflows for field source coupling and multiphysics simulation using its System Assembly and Modeling (SAM) framework. The 2014 release of CST STUDIO SUITE builds on this with features that automate the creation of SAM projects for common design tasks, such as antenna placement, emissions analysis and thermal detuning.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Skyworks SKY16601-555LF PIN diode limiter module covering the frequency range of 0.5 to 6.0 GHz. The SKY16601-555LF addresses a growing need for receiver low noise amplifier (LNA) protection in microwave applications. It is a fully integrated PIN diode, low-threshold limiter module in a 2.5 x 2.5 mm SMT package.
SemiGen Inc., an ISO and ITAR registered RF/Microwave assembly, automated PCB manufacturing, and RF Supply Center, is now offering a full range of RF/microwave and digital design/engineering services. SemiGen/SWT can help with unique RF and digital engineering challenges, and also with writing the spec, manufacturing the first prototype, redesign and qualification, and eventually, full-volume assembly.
PMI Model No. P2T-1G1R1G-25-R-SFF-100W is a single pole, two throw, hermetically sealed reflective switch designed to operate over the 1.0 to 1.1 GHz frequency range. This model is designed to handle 100 W average input power and 5 KW peak having a 17 usec pulse width and 2% duty cycle.
With the belief that no single computational EM (CEM) method is capable of solving the whole spectrum of problems, EMSS introduces fully integrated finite difference time domain (FDTD) and multilevel fast multipole/physical optics (MLFMM/PO) hybrid solvers. FEKO’s Suite 7.0 release will take the next step toward a complete solution.
PMI Model No. P32T-0R5G18G-60-T-SFF is a high speed, single pole, thirty-two throw, absorptive switch that operates over 500 MHz to 18.0 GHz. This state-of-the-art switch offers top notch performance of 8.5 dB typical insertion loss and an isolation of 78 dB typically. The switch maintains 2.0:1 maximum VSWR over the full operating frequency with a maximum switching speed of 100 nsec.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support fortwo “small cell” power amplifiers from TriQuint. The TQP2451 and TQP2453 support 1900 and 1800 MHz transmitter designs respectively. With average power output of 2.5 W, both devices include 3 gain stages, the final stage being a Doherty design for high peak power performance up to 20 W.
Pasternack Enterprises Inc. releases a new family of low noise amplifiers (LNA) capable of high gain and broadband performancebetween 9 KHz and 18 GHz which are widely used across the spectrum of military and commercial applications. In Pasternack’s release, a total of fourteen new low noise amplifiers are offered.