Passive Plus Inc. is now offering the 1313C (1.30” x 1.30”) series capacitor. The main features of the series are its High Q above 10,000, low ESR, high operating voltage, high operating current, and high reliability. All parts are non-magnetic, NPO, conforming to MIL-PRF-55681, and come in multiple lead configurations and are tested to PPI’s standard specifications plus 100 hour burn-in, 100% sonoscan, and 100% partial discharge testing.
Vaunix Technology Corp. added a signal generator to their family of Lab Bricks, the LMS-183DX. This product covers a frequency range of 6 to 18 GHz in a rugged, portable, palm-sized package. The LMS-183DX has a power control range of 80 dB, +10 to -70 dBm, from the 6 to 13 GHz frequency range and a power control range of 65 dB, +10 to -55 dBm, from the 13 to 18 GHz frequency range. This unit typically operates with a voltage stand wave ratio (VSWR) at 1:4:1 (2.0:1 maximum).
Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S FSVA, an enhanced mid range signal and spectrum analyzer for signal analysis and demodulation up to millimeter-wave frequencies. Users benefit from the features of this instrument in all measurements up to 40 GHz where low phase noise, high sensitivity and wide analysis bandwidth are required. R&S FSVA offers a 160 MHz analysis bandwidth over its entire frequency range.
AWR Connected™ for ANSYS now offers an integrated two-way link between ANSYS® HFSS™ and NI AWR Design Environment™, specifically Microwave Office circuit design software, enabling RF/microwave designers to seamlessly tie HFSS extracted S-parameters back into NI AWR software. This integration unites two industry-standard design tools, HFSS full-wave electromagnetic (EM) field simulation and Microwave Office, to quickly and accurately simulate microwave circuits.
Anokiwave Inc. announced the worldwide release of the Ka-band Tx Core IC family for earth terminal SATCOM applications. This Tx IC family coupled with Anokiwave’s K-band SATCOM Rx ICs provide a complete K/Ka-band earth terminal solution enabling auto-alignment of fixed earth terminals and auto pointing for SATCOM on the move applications using GEO satellite space assets.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability of a selection of Anaren devices for RF energy applications. RF energy refers to the emerging technology that uses an all solid-state semiconductor chain to generate RF power for heating and processing. Magnetron tubes are the primary technology employed for these applications. The benefits of solid-state RF energy over magnetron tubes include a lower-voltage drive, smaller form factor, and greatly-enhanced reliability.
Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced a M8040A high-performance BERT for testing PAM-4 and NRZ devices that operate up to 64 GBaud. Engineers in validation labs and R&D who characterize receivers on the physical layer for the next generation of data center interconnects will benefit from simplified test setups and repeatable and accurate results. Users can control the M8040A from a graphical and remote control interface.
Anokiwave announces the world’s first Ka-band Transceiver Quad Core IC for 5G wireless networks. The AWMF-0108 operates at 27.5 to 30 GHz, supports 4 Tx/Rx radiating elements, includes all requisite beam steering controls for 5-bit phase/gain control, and operates in half duplex, enabling a single antenna to support both Tx and Rx operation. Additional features include gain compensation over temperature, temperature reporting.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGL2927-SM, a 200 W (pulsed) limiter for radar applications in the 2 to 4 GHz band. Manufactured by Qorvo using VPIN technology, the TGL2927-SM offers low insertion loss of <0.6 dB with a high return loss of 15 dB. With a low flat leakage rate of <18 dBm, this limiter protects receive chains in both commercial and military S-band radar.
Custom MMIC has developed a growing family of distributed amplifiers, called BroadRange Distributed Amplifiers™, with bandwidths from DC to 50 GHz. The distributed amplifiers provide industry leading performance in terms of dynamic range, frequency bandwidth and power consumption. The BroadRange Distributed Amplifier™ product line consists of over ten released products. The amplifiers are provided in low-profile die or QFN packaged.