Lasers offer distinct advantages over machine cutting of frozen epoxies and EMI/noise suppression materials. Achieving consistency and repeatability with traditional methods of machining is challenging, as these methods often damage and waste material, and frozen epoxies and EMI materials require special handling throughout the manufacturing process.
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM2883, a 6-channel SPI/Digital or I² C digital µModule® isolator with triple rail regulated power for 3.3 and 5 V systems. In industrial systems applications, ground potentials can vary widely, often exceeding the tolerable range, which can interrupt communications or even destroy components.
Hittite Microwave Corp., has launched two new power amplifier products which are ideal for microwave radio, EW, ECM and radar applications to 28 GHz. Also released is a unique wideband LNA which operates from 300 MHz to 20 GHz and is ideal for wideband multi-chip-module and subsystem applications.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for two new single-pole, multi-throw switches. The SKY13414-485LF is a SP4T and the SKY13418-485LF is a SP8T. Both parts cover a broad frequency range of 100 to 3000 MHz and are pin compatible with each other. The SP8T offers 0.65 dB typical insertion loss with >20 dB of isolation while the SP4T provides 0.55 dB insertion loss and >25 dB isolation.
FEKO Suite 6.2 introduces several completely new features to FEKO. Characteristic mode analysis (CMA) is the numerical calculation of a weighted set of orthogonal current-modes that are supported on conducting bodies (similar to waveguide modes). The eigencurrents are independent of any specific source or excitation and thus only depend on the shape and size of the conducting body.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the industry’s first real-time optical modulation analyzer with a bandwidth of 63 GHz. The N4391A real-time optical modulation analyzer offers comprehensive tools to analyze and quantify the integrity of a vector-modulated signal for error-vector magnitude, quadrature error and other impairments. The new instrument allows researchers to characterize the latest coherent receivers and ultrafast transmitters.
Richardson RFPD, Inc. announces availability and full design support capabilities for new metalized polypropylene DC link capacitors from Kendeil™. The two series of devices, designated K31 and K32, are rated for voltages (VDC) ranging from 600 to 1300 V.
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4620, a dual 13A per output or single 26A output DC/DC µModule® (pronounced micromodule) step-down regulator that delivers up to 100A when four devices are current shared. The LTM4620 is a complete DC/DC regulator system in a 15 mm x 15 mm x 4.41 mm LGA package, including inductors, power stages and all control circuits.
Florida RF Labs has expanded the HybriX® coupler product line with the introduction of new 0805-styled hybrid couplers. Built with advanced low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC), the HVx3F series outperform existing miniature couplers in operating temperature range and power handling.
Model 2372A-2 is a high-power, 2-way power divider that operates from 500 MHz to 2.5 GHz, handles up to 250 W CW input power (2 kW peak power), and is well suited for both commercial and military applications. It employs Type-N female connectors and measures 3.5 in. x 2.5 in. x 1 in.