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.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Carlisle Interconnect Technologies enhanced performance H5610 series, SMA field replaceable connectors. The H5610 series provides mode free performance to 27 GHz. Low RF leakage (less than 90 dB) is combined with ultra-low VSWR performance (typically 1.15:1) to 27 GHz. The enhanced performance H5610 SMA connector series offers backside interfaces for various pin sizes.
RFMW Ltd. and Southwest Antennas of San Diego, Calif., have announced a distribution agreement effective November 30, 2015. Southwest Antennas manufactures over 600 RF and microwave antennas and accessories operating in frequencies up to 8.5 GHz, with capabilities beyond 20 GHz. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Qorvo’s TGA2595-CP, a 27.5 to 31GHz gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier serving VSAT and SatCom applications. The TGA2595-CP offers 8 W of Psat power with a PAE of 22%. Small signal gain is >25 dB. A balanced configuration supports low return loss and improves robustness into non-ideal loads. Drawing 560 mA from a 20 V supply, the Qorvo TGA2595-CP comes in a copper based, flange package.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Qorvo’s 857182 duplexer for Band 17 LTE. Meeting the strict requirements for LTE, the 857182 SAW duplexer offers high rejection. The 710 MHz uplink filter has 45 dB attenuation in the downlink band while the 740 MHz downlink filter offers 50 dB attenuation in the uplink band. Insertion loss is rated at 2.5 dB and usable bandwidth is 12 MHz.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for an ultra-broadband 2-way SMA power divider operating from 1 to 18 GHz. P1dB, Inc. provides the P1PD-SAF-0118G30W-2 as an off-the-shelf item from their vast inventory of in-stock devices. The P1PD-SAF-0118G30W-2 is a Wilkinson design capable of handling 30 W of continuous wave RF power. Maximum insertion loss is 1.0 dB per path.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a Ka-band amplifier with 1 W output power. Qorvo’s TGA4544-SM supports 28 GHz, point-to-point radio and Ka-band linear satellite communication systems in the 26 to 31 GHz frequency range. Available in a 5 x 5 mm QFN package, the TGA4544-SM has 23 dB of gain, a P1dB of 31 dBm and Psat of 32 dBm. OIP3 is rated at 41 dBm. Qorvo has designed this PA for ease-of-use so no matching components are required.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for XSYSTOR controller modules used for operation and protection of depletion mode transistors. Primarily designed for GaN devices, controllers like the 200X02R0 protect GaN transistors during the power On/Off sequence of internal and external voltage supplies. The 200X02R0 is an inverting controller. TTL enable for both gate and drain switching are independent or made sequential for stability purposes.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Qorvo’s TGF2965-SM, 50 ohm, input-matched transistor. The TGF2965-SM offers 5 W of output power from 30 to 3000 MHz. Qorvo’s TGF2965-SM can be tuned for either power or efficiency and performance of both is exceptional. Typical PAE at 2 GHz is 63%. Linear gain is measured at 18 dB. Operating from a 32 V supply, this transistor is capable of both CW and pulsed performance.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a LowDrift™ BAW filter created for Band 25 repeater uplink applications centered at 1882.5 MHz. Qorvo’s 885048 has 65 MHz of usable bandwidth and can handle up to 1 W of RF input power. Featuring a low insertion loss of 2.3 dB max, the Qorvo 885048 offers single-input, single-output operation. No external matching components are required which simplifies circuit design.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the RFaxis RFX2411N, a fully integrated, single-chip, single-die RFeIC (RF Front-end Integrated Circuit) incorporating all the RF functionality needed for wireless ZigBee/smart energy applications. Designed for operation in the 2.4 GHz ISM band, the RFX2411N architecture integrates a PA, LNA, transmit and receive switching circuitry.