- Buyers Guide
Narda Microwave-East, an L-3 Communications company, announced the expansion of its attenuator product line that features nine new variable attenuator models. Included in the variable attenuator product line are: miniature, broadband and high power units. These units feature low minimum insertion loss, small size and an adjustable attenuation range of up to 30 dB. Additionally, they can be deployed in operational temperatures up to 105ºC.
Crane’s proven sensor and switch family are used on multiple applications, including landing gear, doors, secondary flight controls and thrust reversers. Crane’s sensors have recently been chosen for several engine nacelle applications, including fan cowl latch and thrust reverser sensing for Trent XWB, LEAP-1A and PurePower 1100 G engines for A350 XWB and A320 neo aircraft, respectively.
Operating at L-Band, this SP9T solid state switch offers 1.6 dB insertion loss, >45 dB isolation, better than 1.5:1 VSWR, TTL control and handles up to 100 W CW. This part features a dual directional coupler on the input and each of the 9 outputs has a coupled port (26 dB).
CST PCB STUDIO (CST PCBS) is a specialist tool for signal integrity (SI), power integrity (PI), and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)analysis on printed circuit boards (PCB). It integrates easily into your design flow by providing powerful import filters for popular EDA tools from Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Zuken, and Altium. Prior to modeling and simulation, the imported layout is automatically checked in order to correct potential geometric errors.
CST CABLE STUDIO (CST CS) is dedicated to the three-dimensional analysis of signal integrity (SI), conducted emission (CE), radiated emission (RE), and electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) of complex cable structures in electrically large systems. It provides powerful import filters from popular MCAD and ECAD tools for smooth integration into the industrial workflow.
In another strong move into the high frequency bands, AtlanTecRF has announced a new range of coaxial power dividers. These 40 GHz products, designated AKD, are available in a choice of 2, 4 or 8 ways and feature bandwidths starting at 18 to 40 GHz but extending to the full six plus Octaves of 1.0 to 40.0 GHz.
CST BOARDCHECK is an EMC and SI rule checking program that reads popular board files from Cadence, Mentor Graphics, and Zuken as well as ODB++ (e.g. Altium) files. It checks the PCB design against a suite of EMC or SI rules. The kernel used by CST BOARDCHECK is the well known software tool EMSAT.
Antenna Magus is a software tool to help accelerate the antenna design and modeling process. It increases efficiency by helping the engineer to make a more informed choice of antenna element, providing a good starting design. Validated antenna models can be exported to CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® from a huge antenna database which means that the engineer can get to the customization phase of an antenna design quickly and reliably.
EMIT’s unique multi-fidelity approach to predicting cosite interference provides rapid identification and “root-cause” analysis of EMI issues in complex RF environments.
Optenni Lab is a novel software with innovative analysis features that increases the productivity of antenna designers and speeds up the antenna design process. Optenni Lab offers fast fully automatic matching circuit optimization tools, estimation of the obtainable bandwidth of antennas and calculation of the worst-case isolation in multi-antenna systems.