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.
PHA-1H+ (RoHS compliant) is an advanced wideband amplifier fabricated using E-PHEMT technology and offers extremely high dynamic range over a broad frequency range and with low noise figure. In addition, the PHA-1H+, unlike competitive models, has good input and output return loss over a broad frequency range without the need for external matching components and has demonstrated excellent reliability.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Skyworks high isolation switches developed for IoT (Internet of Things) applications. The family features the SKY13522-644LF SPDT, the SKY13523-639LF SP3T and SKY13524-639LF SP4T. All 3 switches support operation from 700 to 3000 MHz. Designed using SOI processing, these switches consume less than 10 uA of current. Built-in decoders limit the number of GPIO lines needed for control.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. unveiled SkyLiTE™ 2.0, its next generation front-end solution powering LTE devices. This highly integrated platform provides smartphone manufacturers with a complete front-end system that meets today’s carrier aggregation (CA) design challenges. The devices are baseband agnostic and incorporate amplification, switching, Wi-Fi filtering, and coupler functionality required to support all major FDD/TDD bands.
There are numerous reasons to utilize a multi-pin header in lieu of multiple, single-pin feedthrus. Foremost is the ability to place pins on closer centers down to .050 in. In addition, the tolerance control on pin centers for mating with a connector would be improved over individual feedthrus. More significant advantages occur when it is desired to utilize flattened pins for improved wire bondability and/or gull winged leads for surface mount configuration.
Passive Plus Inc. (PPI) now offers a line of Hi-Q Capacitors available in 4 larger case sizes. The 2225 P/C series: 6040 C series, 3838 P/C series: 7676 C series, 6040 C series and the 7676 C series. Specifically produced for high power / high frequency requirements, these products are available in surface mount or leaded configurations that are 100% RoHS compliant and are also available in a Non-magnetic termination.
Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced two software updates for its real-time oscilloscope products. The software updates are currently available in the Infiniium oscilloscope firmware version 5.60. The N8827A PAM-4 analysis software update adds bit error ratio (BER) capabilities for 4-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM-4) based signals. The N8834A MultiScope software update adds support for Keysight’s InfiniiVision oscilloscopes.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the PE4152, a high linearity RF mixer from Peregrine Semiconductor. Designed for land mobile radio (LMR) and cellular infrastructure up to 1 GHz, the PE4152 offers two operating modes: LO enable and LO bypass. LO enable provides 25 dBm IIP3 with 52 dBm IIP2. LO bypass provides 24 dBm IIP3 with 46 dBm IIP2. Both modes provide low conversion loss of 6.5dB.
Pasternack has greatly expanded their lines of coaxial packaged noise sources covering frequency bands up to 60 GHz. Various types of noise source design configurations are available including octave band and broadband noise sources, amplified noise sources, noise sources with integral isolators, and precision calibrated instrumentation grade noise sources.
Empower RF Systems is an established manufacturer of high power solid state RF & microwave amplifiers offering modules, rack-mount amplifiers, and multi-function power amplifier solutions to 6 GHz, with output power combinations from tens of watts to multi-kilowatts. Applications include communications, radar, Satcom and telemetry, wireless infrastructure, electronic attack, product testing, and EMC.
Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) application options running at 1 GS/s (-SS2) and 500 MS/s (-SS1). The options, now available on the U5303A high-speed data acquisition PCIe card, enable OEMs to obtain faster image acquisition by increasing sampling rate and A-scan rate. This allows for non-invasive, high-speed medical imaging in various applications.