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.
TRAK Microwave has added a X-band Direct Synthesizer / Upconverter to its wide range of product offerings. The SYN152 features four x2, x3, x4, and x17 multiplied output ports with various powers in either the L-, S-, or X-bands as well as a X-band BIT detector. With UHF input power at -6 dBm, this synthesizer can output 0 dBm in the S-band, 2 dBm in the X3 L-band, 4 dBm in the X2 L-band, and 10 dBm in the X-band.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 5 G front end module (FEM). The Qorvo RFFM4554 integrates a high linearity SPDT RF switch with a low noise amplifier (LNA) having bypass capability. The LNA receive gain is 13.5 dB with noise figure rated at a very low, 1.7 dB. With frequency coverage from 4.9 to 5.925 GHz, the Qorvo RFFM4554 supports 5 G WiFi CPEs, gateways and set top boxes.
Skyworks is pleased to introduce a family of GPIO-controlled, high performance RF cellular switches for LTE and GSM applications. The SKY13581-676LF (SP2T), SKY13582-676LF (SP3T) and SKY13626-685LF (SP4T) are for LTE, while the SKY13597-684LF (SP4T) is for GSM. This new family of switches is ideal for smartphones, data cards and MiFi® hotspot applications.
AtlanTecRF, a leading global RF and microwave components and equipment manufacturer, launched its second ‘build your own’ web tool, specifically designed for people looking to customize bandpass filters. Every web tool is designed by engineers with the aim of simplifying the product specification process by guiding each user through a range of simple questions.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability for an ultra capacitor cell from Maxwell Technologies. The BCAP3000P300K04 is Maxwell’s first 3-volt cell and an addition to the K2 family of products. The 3 V cell provides higher energy density in the same industry standard 60 mm cylindrical design and an electrostatic storage capability that can cycle a million charges and discharges without performance degradation.
Pasternack introduced a family of waveguide directional couplers displaying highly accurate performance up to 33 GHz. These waveguide couplers are commonly used for signal sampling and other general purpose applications in wireless transmit/receive systems, satellite communications, radar systems, point-to-point backhaul and telecom. Pasternack’s latest release of waveguide directional couplers consists of 74 unique models.
Linear Technology introduces the LTM8049, a dual output, two-function DC/DC µModule® (power module) regulator in 15 mm x 9 mm x 2.42 mm BGA package. One function is SEPIC (single-ended primary-inductor converter) in which the output voltage is regulated while the input voltage can vary to be less, equal or more than the value of the output voltage.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a single-pole, three-throw (SP3T) switch. The Skyworks SKY13586-687LF offers versatility in low power applications such as WiFI, Bluetooth and WLAN systems operating between 2.4 and 2.5 GHz. Useful as an antenna T/R switch, the SKY13586-687LF offers excellent linearity (P0 .1dB of 29 dBm) with 35 dB of isolation and only 0.75 dB of insertion loss.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a broad band digital step attenuator (DSA) useful in LTE infrastructure and repeater applications. The Qorvo QPC3223 serves designs from 50 MHz to 6 GHz with 18 dB of attenuation range. Two steps, 6 and 12 dB, are selected individually or together via a parallel control interface providing 6, 12 or 18 dB of attenuation.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a 20 W SPDT switch from MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. The MASW-011071 is a terminated silicon PIN diode SPDT switch designed for X-band high-power, high-performance applications. The switch is assembled in a lead-free 7 mm, 44-lead PQFN plastic package and handles greater than 20 W of continuous wave (CW) power.