Microsemi Corp. announced six new monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) products, including four wideband low noise MMIC amplifiers (MMA040AA, MMA041AA, MMA043AA and MMA044AA) and two wideband GaAs MMIC switches (MMS006AA and MMS008AA). The new MMIC products are ideally suited for test and measurement, electronic warfare and radar applications.
Keysight announced three new PXIe chassis with different sizes and performance characteristics. The new chassis include the 10-slot Gen 3 chassis, designed for high-performance, benchtop and R&D applications; the cost-effective 5-slot Gen 1 chassis; and the redesigned 18-slot Gen 2 chassis, with improved power supply and improved system integration.
Characterization of OTA performance is going to be a challenge as wireless communications move towards higher frequency ranges. ART-Fi decided to expand their precision engineering to tackle that challenge, together with their partner WavePro, by releasing a cutting-edge compact range that can be used to characterize the world’s latest technologies, up to 300 GHz.
Spectrum Instrumentation has expanded its line of PXIe-based (PXI Express) high-speed digitizers with nine new cards. The new M4x.22xx series includes modules that offer one, two or four fully synchronous channels. Each channel is equipped with its own analog-to-digital converter (ADC), with real-time signal sampling at rates from 1.25 GS/s to 5 GS/s, and scope-like signal conditioning circuitry that allows programming of parameters such as input gain, signal offset and coupling.
Anritsu Co. expands its field test portfolio with the introduction of PIM Hunter,™ a passive intermodulation test probe that helps field technicians more quickly discover the precise location of external PIM sources at cell sites. Designed for use with Anritsu’s PIM Master,™ Spectrum Master™ and BTS Master™ handheld analyzers, the PIM Hunter test probe enables field professionals to use traditional interference hunting techniques to accurately locate external PIM sources for optimum wireless network performance.
Microsemi Corp. announced the availability of a series of new plastic packaged PIN diode control products, leveraging the company's 50-year history supplying PIN diode products for challenging RF power, small-signal switching and receiver power limiting functions. The new devices are cost competitive and provide higher RF functionality, helping defense, aerospace and medical customers reduce BOM costs with low risk and little sacrifice to performance.
ADI’s new RF-MEMS switch technology is enabling faster, smaller, lower power, more reliable instrumentation equipment by resolving multiple performance limitations commonly attributed to relays, whose origins date to the earliest days of the electric telegraph.
The new R&S RT-ZP1X passive 1:1 probe from Rohde & Schwarz broadens the application range of its R&S RTO and R&S RTE series oscilloscopes. Both the probe and the oscilloscopes' front-end are extremely low noise, making this combination ideal for measuring the smallest of signals down to 1 mV/div, e.g., for power integrity measurements on integrated circuits and components.