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 is offering a new device from its growing MMIC design library. The CMD162 is a GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) chip for applications from 26 to 34 GHz. Optimized for 30 GHz satellite communications, the CMD162 boasts a typical noise figure of 1.7 dB with a small-signal gain of 22 dB and an output 1 dB compression point of +7 dB.
RFMD’s new GaAs InGaP RFVC183x and RFVC184x series MMIC VCOs offer low phase noise and include integrated frequency dividers for Fo/2 and Fo/4 output frequency, as well as integrated RF output buffer amplifiers.
RFMD releases updates on their GaAs pHEMT up-converters. RFUV1002 is a 9 to 14 GHz GaAs pHEMT up-converter, incorporating an integrated LO buffer amplifier, a balanced single-side band (image rejection) mixer, followed by a variable gain amplifier and a DC decoupling capacitor. RFUV1003 is a 12 to 16 GHz GaAs pHEMT up-converter, incorporating an integrated LO buffer amplifier.
RFMD introduces their GaAs MMIC IQ downconverters RFRX1001 and RFRX1002. The RFRX1001 is a 10 to 15.4 GHz GaAs pHEMT downconverter, incorporating an integrated LNA, image rejection mixer, LO buffer amplifier, and DC decoupling capacitors. The RFRX1002 is a 9 to 14GHz GaAs pHEMT downconverter, incorporating an integrated LNA, image rejection mixer, LO buffer amplifier, and DC decoupling capacitors.
RFMD’s new RFCA3302 is a high performance InGaP HBT MMIC amplifier designed to run from a single +5 V supply without the need for an external dropping resistor. The high gain, high linearity, and low distortion from 40 to 1008 MHz make this part ideal for broadband cable applications. An integrated bias circuit provides stable gain over temperature and process variations.
PMI Model PSM-50M1G-CD-1 is a single sideband modulator that operates over the 50 MHz to 1.0 GHz frequency range. The input P1dB is +5 dBm typical and has an IF Modulation Range of DC to 10 MHz. The IF Modulation Power Range is +7 dBm minimum and +13 dBm maximum into 50 ohms.
Agilent Technologies has announced the availability of the first dual-channel PXI vector signal analyzer that delivers high-bandwidth, independently tuned, two-channel, continuous data capture. This product is a new configuration of Agilent's M9392A analyzer.
American Microwave’s model SWN-18DT is a low profile SP18T solid state absorptive switch capable of operating from 0.5 to 10 GHz and handling more than 20 W of CW power. This switch is designed for high volume production offering very repeatable specifications.
Skyworks Solutions has introduced its first commercialized switch designed to provide simple switching between RF filters with differential inputs. The SKY13354-368LF is a dual-crossed SP2T solution that provides low-loss, higher-isolation, and fast-switching capabilities.
Introducing MECA Electronics' new 5 to 500 MHz power divider/splitters with new low frequency range. 2, 3, 4, and 9-way power divider/combiners are optimized for excellent performance across all bands from 5 to 500 MHz.