Custom MMIC has added an amplifier to its expanding product offerings, the CMD243 26 to 35 GHz low noise driver amplifier. The CMD243 is a wideband self-biasing GaAs MMIC balanced driver amplifier that offers 15.5 dB of gain with an output P1dB compression point of +21 dBm. The amplifier operates from a single 5 volt supply and draws just 90 mA typical. The balanced design provides good VSWR matching, along with improved stability and gain flatness.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new UltraCMOS® digital step attenuator (DSA) from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The PE4314 is a 75Ω HaRP™ technology-enhanced, 6-bit RF DSA that operates from 1 MHz to 2.5 GHz and features glitch-less attenuation state transitions and low distortion. It supports 1.8 V control voltage and an extended operating temperature range up to +105° C.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the Qorvo 885075 BAW filter featuring LowDrift technology. LowDrift BAW filters have dramatically reduced temperature sensitivity resulting in improved insertion loss, longer battery life, and fewer service interruptions in final designs. The Qorvo 885075 is highly selective for B40 applications from 2300 to 2400 MHz and offers excellent W-Fi rejection. Insertion loss is 3 dB and Wi-Fi attenuation is specified at 34 dB.
The TEGAM 2505A temperature controlled coaxial RF feedthrough RF power transfer standard enables the precise measurement of microwave power in the 9 kHz to 18 GHz frequency range. These units are durable, highly accurate, and stable with time and temperature. They are ideal for calibrating RF power sensors from all manufacturers or wherever the most accurate RF power measurement is required.
Custom MMIC has added two BroadRangeTM distributed amplifiers to their portfolio, the DC-22 GHz CMD240 and 2 to 22 GHz CMD241. Both products feature a unique positive gain slope, which eases the design of broadband systems by eliminating equalizer circuits or added amplifiers to compensate for the typical negative gain slope of most amplifiers. Both amplifiers are 50 ohm matched designs.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new UltraCMOS® quad MOSFET mixer from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The PE4152 is a high-linearity quad MOSFET mixer with an integrated local oscillator (LO) buffer amplifier. The LO amplifier allows for LO input drive levels of less than 0 dBm to produce third-order intercept point (IIP3) values similar to a quad MOSFET array driven with a +15 dBm LO drive.
AtlanTecRF introduced a concept in the application and use of satellite communications Loop Test Translators, a series of instruments designed to be portable rather than part of a permanent 19” rack installation. The new BLT range, covering S, C, X, Ku, DBS and Ka bands, feature the portable bench instrument style housing allowing the units to be readily moved between test locations.
Vaunix Technology Corp., a manufacturer of USB controlled and powered test equipment, recently added a programmable digital attenuator to their LDA family of PC-driven Lab Bricks, the LDA-602EH. The LDA-602EH has a large attenuation range of 120 dB with an exceptional 0.1 dB step size, allowing for both precision and accuracy during fading tests or device characterizations. This attenuator also features a fast 15 µs switching speed.
MECA’s low PIM (-165 dBc Typ) adapters for DAS applications feature industry leading PIM performance of -160 dBc Min. Available in 7/16 DIN, Type N, SMA and 4.1/9.5 standard and bulkhead connectors. Ideal for IDAS / ODAS, in-building, base station, wireless infrastructure, 4G and 5G applications.
Analog Devices Inc. introduced a low power, high performance, radio transceiver for battery powered applications. The transceiver enables more reliable wireless radio connections with fewer retries and packet losses as well as longer battery lifetime. The ADF7030-1 features a highly sensitive receiver and superior immunity to signal interference as well as low power modes, including the industry’s lowest current in sleep mode.