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.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a dual, low noise amplifier (LNA) from Qorvo. The TQL9066 incorporates two, matched, E-pHEMT LNAs enabling balanced amplifier configurations with noise figure rated at 0.6 dB. Applicable for the first stage in receivers, the Qorvo TQL9066 finds homes in BTS transceivers, L-Band radios and tower mounted amplifiers operating from 0.05 to 1.5 GHz.
Anritsu Co. expands its Signal Analyzer MS2840A family with the introduction of three models that support the 9 kHz to 3.6 GHz, 6 GHz, and 26.5 GHz frequencies. With the instruments, Anritsu fills a market void for cost-efficient, high-performance signal analyzers that address the middle frequency ranges, providing an economical solution to accurately measure wireless equipment, oscillators and other components for narrowband applications, and more.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a 100 W continuous wave SPDT reflective switch from Microsemi Corporation. The MPS2R10-606 SPDT series-shunt PIN diode switch operates from 50 to 1000 MHz, with 500 ns switching speed. At 100 MHz, it typically offers 60 dB isolation, with 0.1 dB insertion loss and 28 dB return loss. At 500 MHz, it typically offers 55 dB isolation, 0.2 dB insertion loss, and 15 dB return loss.