Designed to meet a demand among RF and microwave test engineers, this convenient-to-use and versatile amplifier covers the full 1 to 18 GHz frequency range. The rugged housing is suited to the busy laboratory environment. Built within a cast aluminium housing, 129 x 84 x 67 mm, the amplifier delivers 35 dB gain and +20 dBm P1 output power and comes complete with a manual on-off locking toggle switch for quick application and removal of the amplified signal.
Passive Plus, Inc., (PPI) in another industry first, now provides all of its leaded capacitors with a clear conformal coating. This conformal coating serves to protect the capacitor surface from contaminants, thereby minimizing the chances of an arc-over. As an option, if customer requires, PPI can also supply leaded capacitors without the conformal coating.
TRAK Microwave announces two microstrip isolators covering popular mm-wave frequency bands. Models T001110 (29.6 to 30.6 GHz) and T001111 (34.5 to 35.5 GHz) integrate ferrite circulator/isolator substrates on to printed circuit board (PCB) material. Typical insertion loss is 0.8 dB, return loss 20 dB, and isolation of 20 dB. These devices handle RF power levels consistent with T/R Module applications in phased array radar or SatCom tracking antenna systems.
Mini-Circuits’ ZN8PD-362HP+ provides up to 100 W power handling as a splitter with just 1 dB typical insertion loss, supporting a wide range of high-power signal distribution applications from 600 to 3600 MHz. This model provides 23 dB isolation, 0.35 dB amplitude unbalance and 4° phase unbalance. It also achieves good VSWR of 1.15:1 (ports 1-8) and is capable of passing up to 1.2A DC current (150 mA each port) from input to output.
Mini-Circuits’ FCPM-6000RC integrated frequency counter & power meter is a pocket-sized (5.00 x 2.66 x 1.36”) precision test device controlled via USB or Ethernet (HTTP and Telnet protocols) or operated as standalone test instrument. It simplifies test setups by enabling synchronized frequency and power measurements from a single device. The unit features an LCD display allowing convenient readings directly off the measurement head.
2-Way and 4-Way, 30 W Wilkinson power divides are optimized for excellent performance across all microwave and millimeter-wave bands from 6 to 26.50 GHz in (SMA) as well as resistive 2-way splitters covering DC – 26.5 GHz (2.92 mm). Also available are attenuators, isolators, terminations and couplers. Their rugged construction makes them ideal for Telecommunications, Aerospace & Test Equipment systems.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE43711, a 7-bit digital step attenuator capable of maintaining 0.25 dB monotonicity through 4 GHz. Operating to 6 GHz, the PE43711 offers 0.5 dB monotonicity through 5 GHz and 1 dB monotonicity through 6 GHz. Featuring “glitch-less” attenuation state transitions, the PE43711 is ideal for 3G/4G infrastructure, land mobile radio (LMR) and point-to-point communication systems.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new RF single-pole double-throw (SPDT) switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The PE423422 delivers excellent linearity and harmonics performance. It is designed to cover a wide range of automotive wireless applications from 100 to 6000 MHz, including automotive infotainment and traffic safety applications.
Linear Technology Corp. introduces an IO-Link (IEC 61131-9) reference design kit, which includes the DC2228A 8-port IO-Link master and DC2227A IO-Link device reference designs. The DC2228A is a complete 8-port IO-Link master reference design that uses two LTC2874 quad master ICs to implement its IO-Link v1.1 physical interface (PHY). The DC2227A is a complete IO-Link device reference design that uses an LT3669-2 device transceiver IC for communication.
Anritsu Company introduces the MT8821C Radio Communication Analyzer, an all-in-one RF tester with the widest capability for supporting LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), as well as all other adopted technologies. The MT8821C supports 2G to 4G wireless tests, making it a cost-effective single-instrument solution to validate co-existing UEs integrating multiple technologies. Covering 30 MHz to 6 GHz, it can conduct RF TRx tests in compliance with the 3 GPP and 3GPP2 standards.