Teledyne Microwave Solutions has developed the first YIG-based synthesizer that substantially reduces the high cost of acquiring a high-quality, broadband low phase noise source. The synthesizer simply plugs into a laptop or desktop and yields a fully functional synthesizer that delivers superior performance and ROI to the standard industry alternative, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs).
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a family of evaluation boards from GaN Systems Inc. The GS665XXX-EVBDB daughterboard evaluation kits consist of two GaN Systems 650 V GaN enhancement-mode HEMTs (E-HEMTs) and all necessary circuits, including half-bridge gate drivers, isolated power supplies and optional heatsink to form a functional half-bridge power stage.
SemiGen Inc. offers a series of Point Contact Mixer Diodes, the 1N series. The 1N series point contact mixer diodes perform into the Ka-band. Each device in the series ideally designed with noise figures as low as 5.5 dB at 3.060 GHz and 6.0 dB at 9.375 GHz. With VSWR’s of 1.3:1 and impedances ranging from 200-600 Ω, these devices can serve as drop in replacements for all military and commercial requirements.
The VPC3475A magnetron transmitter is developed as a fully integrated magnetron system operating up to 320 kW peak power. This microwave transmitter uses a CPI coaxial magnetron as its RF output device. CPI BMD is able to furnish a compact, user-friendly, microwave power source which is also cost effective. CPI Beverly Microwave Division manufactures magnetron transmitters ranging from L-Band to Ka-Band and peak power from 1 kW to 1 MW.
Mini-Circuits’ ZX10-2-1252+ is a coaxial, ultra-wideband 2-way 0˚ splitter/combiner providing RF input power handling up to 1.85 W as a splitter and 0.7 dB insertion loss for an extremely wide range of applications from 1800 to 12500 MHz. Its outstanding combination of low loss and low unbalance make this model an excellent choice for distributing signals in systems where efficient transmission of signal power is needed.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the Skyworks Solutions SKY65903-11, front-end module (FEM) featuring a low-noise amplifier and integrated pre- and post- filters for GPS receiver applications. The SKY65903-11 features in-band IIP3 of -7.3 dBm, small signal gain of 14.2 dB and noise figure of 1.7 dB for improved signal-to-noise ratio. Integrated pre- and post-filters provide low in-band insertion loss and excellent rejection (76 dBc at 2.4 GHz.)
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for an image reject mixer from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The PE41901 is a passive, double-balanced Ku-band image reject mixer with high dynamic range performance and high local oscillator (LO) isolation capable of operation up to 19 GHz. It can be used as an upconverter or a downconverter.
The VS-800 is the latest addition to our high frequency voltage controlled SAW oscillator (VCSO) family, packaged in a 5.0 x 3.2 x 1.8 mm3 making it the smallest ultra low-jitter VCSO available on the market. This VCSO is capable of achieving 6 fs rms jitter performance over the offset bandwidth of 12 kHz to 20 MHz. This product is ideal for emerging optical transport networks.
TEGAM, Inc. released a high power RF calibration system for directional power sensors and RF Wattmeters that is available from virtually all manufacturers including Bird Technologies. The system operates from 250 kHz to 3 GHz and up to 250 W with combined uncertainty less than 1%. This frequency range covers the ISM, land mobile radio and common mobile phone bands.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a driver amplifier designed to support HPA implementation from 13 to 18 GHz and providing 2 W of saturated output power. The Qorvo TGA2958-SM is compatible with GaN HPA bias conditions allowing it to run from the same supply as the high-power amplifier. The TGA2958-SM, 3-stage driver, has a small signal gain of >25 dB yet draws only 70 mA of CW bias.