Keysight Technologies Inc. affirmed its technology leadership in 5G wireless research with the introduction of the 5G channel sounding Reference Solution. The new reference solution is designed for accelerating advanced research of millimeter-wave 5G channel models and includes ultra-broadband and MIMO, key requirements to measure the millimeter-wave channel and validate new air interface standards.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE42524 SPDT RF switch operating from 10 MHz to 40 GHz utilizing UltraCMOSâ SOI technology. The PE42524 offers high isolation (>48 dB midband) and low insertion loss (<1.8 dB midband). Beyond this impressive performance, the PE42524 also boasts high linearity of 31.5 dBm P1dB at 26.5 GHz. High isolation is ideal for applications in filter bank switching.
Pasternack has introduced a family of continuously variable waveguide attenuators with performance up to 110 GHz. The waveguide attenuators can vary the attenuation level from 0 to 30 dB over the specified band allowing the user to dial in the attenuation level needed for the application as well as allowing the designer to see how the system will perform at various signal strengths These attenuators also boast flat performance across a wide band low insertion loss.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support a 5-bit, 0.75 dB LSB attenuator for applications in the 10 to 20 GHz frequency range. Qorvo’s TGL2616-SM 5 bit accuracy offers an attenuation range of 23.25 dB. RMS step error is <0.3 dB while RMS attenuation error is <0.6 dB. Input IP3 for Qorvo’s digital step attenuator is rated at >36 dBm. Qorvo offers the TGL2616 as a DIE version of this device.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the addition of two higher temperature models to its thermal imagers’ portfolio. The U5856A and U5857A can perform temperature measurements up to 650 degrees C and 1200 degrees C respectively. This allows users to detect a wide temperature range for various applications such as petrochemical and steel processing, electrical and mechanical applications, building maintenance and even electronics applications.
Model SWP-46347304-2F2F-C1 is a Q band high Q four-way power combiner operating from 45.5 to 47 GHz. The power combiner exhibits better than 15 dB return loss, 2.0 dB insertion loss and 20 dB port to port isolations in the operational bandwidth. The power combiner possesses excellent phase and amplitude balanceand is equipped with 2.4 mm (female) connectors.
Pasternack has expanded their portfolio of general purpose VNA calibration kits with new 50 and 75 ohm versions. Three economical versions including a 50 ohm 3.5 mm calibration kit up to 26.5 GHz, a 3.5 mm kit up to 8.5 GHz , and a 75 ohm Type-F calibration kit operating to 3 GHz. These new VNA calibration kits complement the company’s existing models which include a 3.5 mm kit operating to 26.5 GHz (PE5500-KIT) and a Type-N kit operating to 18 GHz (PE5501-KIT).
Richardson RFPD Inc. introduced a family of DOCSIS 3.1 active components from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The new family of amplifiers cover upstream and downstream bands and complement MACOM's recently-introduced portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1-compliant passive components. The amplifiers are designed for head-end, node, system and line access equipment requiring broad bandwidth, high output power and low distortion.
PMI Model No. APD-4-3D13D5-40W-SFF is a 3.1 GHz to 3.5 GHz 4-Way Power Divider that offers maximum insertion loss of 0.45 dB with 23 dB minimum port to port isolation. This power divider is port to port phase matched within ±2°. Field removable SMA female connectors are offered in a housing measuring 2.56" x 1.77" x 0.44". Specifications include frequency range 3.1 to 3.5 GHz and insertion loss <=0.45 dB - measured 0.19.
PMI Model No. LM-18G40G-SMT-1 is a high power limiter capable of withstanding an input power level of 20 W, 440 to 670 nsec Pulse Width, PRF 600 to 900 kHz, 40% Duty Cycle. This model operates in the 18 to 40 GHz frequency range. The insertion loss is 4.0 dB maximum, VSWR of 2.0:1 and 250 nsec response time. This limiter is supplied on a surface mount / drop-in carrier that measures 0.198" x 0.270" x 0.016".