Vaunix Technology Corp. has announced the addition of a model to their family of LDA series digital attenuators, the LDA-203. The LDA-203 is a digital attenuator with an operating frequency of 1 to 20 GHz. It features a 0 to 63 dB attenuation range and a step size resolution of 0.5 dB. This model is powered and controlled by connection to a PC or self-powered USB hub, and is programmable for fixed attenuation.
Skyworks is pleased to introduce a dual-band single-pole four-throw (SP4T) WiFi switch with integrated GPIO interface and 50 Ohm match on all RF output ports. The SKY13575-639LF is ideal fordual-band switching in Wi-Fi access points, WLAN 802.11ac and 3G/4G LTE systems and is also suitable for access points, customer-premises equipment (CPE), LTE systems, dual-band WLAN and test and measurement equipment.
Pasternack debuted a line of flexible precision VNA test cables rated to 50 and 67 GHz depending on the series. Designed for use as VNA test port extenders, these highly durable and flexible test cables are able to withstand the rigors of test lab use where these cables are constantly flexed during common testing situations. This line of highly flexible VNA test cables have excellent electrical properties.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. announced the MAOP-L284CN, a silicon photonic integrated circuit integrated with lasers (L-PIC™) for a 100G transmit solution for CWDM4 and CLR4 applications. MAOP-L284CN features four high bandwidth Mach-Zehnder modulators integrated with four lasers (1270, 1290, 1310, and 1330 nm) and a CWDM multiplexer, with each channel operating at up to 28 Gb/s.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a LDMOS transistor from NXP Semiconductors. The MRF8VP13350NR3 is a 350 W CW transistor designed for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications in the 700 MHz to 1300 MHz frequency range. It is capable of 350W CW or pulse power in narrowband operation. The device is internally input matched for ease of use, and it can be used single-ended or in a push-pull configuration.
Custom MMIC is announcing the CMD232 2 to 9 GHz driver amplifier. The CMD232 is a wideband GaAs MMIC driver amplifier that offers high gain, wide bandwidth, single positive supply voltage, and a small die size. It is ideally suited for military, space, and communications systems that require small size and high linearity. At 6 GHz the device delivers greater than 15 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +17 dBm and an output IP3 of 23 dBm.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics announces a K-Band 2-way device, which expands their Iso-Divider product line for space applications. Crane’s K-Band 2-way Iso-Divider features similar outstanding performance as previously introduced Ku-Band 2-, 4- and 8-way products, including exceptionally low insertion loss and optimum band flatness performance. Other features include small size, low weight and high reliability, crucial for space applications.
Passive Plus Inc. is now offering our 0402BB104 Broadband Capacitors in both 25- and 50-volt (WVDC) versions. While the 25-V version typically operates to 35 GHz with an insertion loss < 1.2 dB, the 50-V version’s operating frequency range has been extended to 50 GHz, with a typical maximum insertion loss < 1.2 dB. These capacitors are intended primarily for coupling RF signals or, occasionally, for bypassing them to ground, while blocking DC.
GUI update available for the BNC model 7300 phase noise test system. Key performance features include broadband 5 MHz to 26.5 GHz complete with no additional hardware, absolute and additive noise measurement included in one system, fastest ATE measurements in the industry (< 200 ms complete) and pulse and AM measurements capable.The GUI can be updated by simply accepting the “Auto Update” notice feature.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a monolithic phase and amplitude controller (MPAC) from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The PE46120 covers a frequency range of 1.8 GHz to 2.2 GHz and integrates a 90-degree hybrid splitter, digital phase shifters and a digital step attenuator (DSA), along with a low voltage CMOS serial interface. The MPAC is designed for precise phase and amplitude control of two independent RF paths.