Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two new evaluation boards from GaN Systems Inc. The new power amplifiers are designed for the growing wireless charging market and feature GaN technology that enables smaller, lighter, lower-cost and more efficient power systems. The 100 W power amplifier (GSWP100W-EVBPA) is ideal for applications in the consumer market, including items such as laptop computers, recreational drones, domestic assistant robots, power tools and fast-charging of multiple smartphones.
Richardson RFPD Inc.
Norsat’s MEDIAN series of Ku-Band block up-converters are designed with both performance and value in mind. This series provides reliable, durable and strong linearity, making them ideal for VSAT, broadcast, maritime and portable terminal applications. The MEDIAN series is available in 16, 25 and 40 W options and is guaranteed by Norsat’s two-year warranty. Norsat can also customize these BUCs to meet your needs.
PCIe4 Compliant Oscillator
The Pletronics HC5544DEV-100.0MHz oscillators have received expanded PCIe V4.0 base reference clock (Refclk) compliance testing, meeting all compliancy testing performed by an independent third-party lab. This HCSL oscillator is certified for all four generations of PCI Express from 2.5GT/s to 16GT/s. PCI Express Technology is considered to be the standard internal interface allowing high bandwidth between the device and the motherboard. The HC5544DEV-100.0M product is a differential HCSL output oscillator manufactured with a high precision quartz crystal.
50 to 115 MHz High Performance Frequency Synthesizer
The surface mount synthesizer model FSW511-10 delivers a powerful performance over a frequency bandwidth of 50 to 115 MHz. With its factory preset step size of 100 kHz, this model has low “close-in” phase noise of −102 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz, −105 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and −132 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz while locked to a 10 MHz external reference. The buffered output power is +6 dBm min. This product requires +5 and +15 V supplies to operate. All communications are managed via an easy plug-n-play programmable format. The practical small package of 0.94 × 0.94 × 0.23 in. makes it easy to fit on any project.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Low-Power Clock Modules
SGTM™ based on EWOS Syrlinks OCXOs are offering unparalleled performances with power consumptions 10 to 20× lower than other available solutions. The modules are built around a fast electronic and high precision EWOS OCXOs allowing a clock synchronization of less than 20 ns, and excellent short-term and medium term stabilities (resp. 6.10-12 and 1.10-11). They are ideal for battery powered application requiring high precision timing when GNSS time is no longer available (like underwater devices or GNSS denied areas).
Voltage Controlled Oscillator
The SMV5550B-LF features wideband tuning from 5000 to 6000 MHz within a tuning range of 0 to 10 VDC, while offering a small footprint measuring 0.3 × 0.3 × 0.08 in. This unparalleled VCO features phase noise performance of −80 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and covers the band with an average sensitivity of 135 MHz/V, while delivering to the end user a nominal 3 dB of output power into a 50 W load.
PIM Finder Software
Kaelus has debuted PIM finder, software designed to accurately identify and locate external PIM sources outside antenna infrastructure. Used in combination with the Kaelus iVA cable and antenna analyzer and the iPA portable PIM analyzer, PIM finder is a software option available through Kaelus Unify, used to pinpoint and detect external PIM sources such as loose mounting and cable brackets, fasteners, parapet walls and more, while allowing for the elimination of key causes of PIM interference.
KP Performance Antennas has debuted its new ProLine antennas, a series of high performance parabolic and sector antennas that are perfectly suited for high density, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and backhaul applications. KP’s new ProLine parabolic antennas are engineered to deliver high, stable gain over wide bandwidths with side-lobe and back-lobe suppression for mitigating inter-sector interference. These 5 GHz antennas are available in 1 and 2 ft.diameters with gain performance of 24 dBi and 29 dBi, respectively.
KP Performance Antennas
ESP Antenna Line
RadioWaves has released the enhanced standard performance series parabolic line. The ESP series offers a full portfolio covering all unlicensed bands, providing the highest gain in the industry. ESP antennas are available in 2, 3 and 4 ft. configurations and come fully assembled from the factory. Boasting excellent side lobe performance that exceeds industry standard, the ESP series requires minimal post installation maintenance, needing only a single tool for mounting.
TEST & MEASUREMENT
Coaxial RF Probes
Pasternack has expanded their line of RF coaxial probes into the 40 GHz operating frequency range for use in microwave components, high speed communications and networking. Pasternack’s extended line of coaxial RF probes now includes 4 models that deliver 10 dB maximum return loss over the broad frequency range of DC to 40 GHz. These probes are offered in GS and GSG configurations with a pitch of 800 or 1500 μm and a 2.92 mm interface.
The unique R&S QAR from Rohde & Schwarz visualizes and characterizes signal penetration of radomes. Automotive radars are often located behind bumpers and brand emblems. The materials of these covers (radomes) should allow the radar signals to pass through as uniformly and unhindered as possible. With the imaging R&S QAR automotive radome tester from Rohde & Schwarz, users in development and production environments can now check this easily, reliably and under automated control.
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VNA Waveguide Calibration Kit
Model STQ-TO-12-U3-CKIT1 is a E-Band waveguide vector network analyzer (VNA) calibration kit designed to work with industry standard network analyzers in the frequencyrange of 60 to 90 GHz. The calibration kit consists of two straight waveguide sections, one fixed short, one fixed matching load, one sliding load, one 1/4 wavelength offset, two waveguide quick connects, 10 3/32 hex head waveguide screws, a 3/32 in. hex waveguide screw driver and one calibration data USB drive.