Microwave and mmWave LNAs
Norden Millimeter announced the addition of new wideband and narrowband microwave and mmWave LNAs. Pictured is an 18 to 44 GHz LNA providing a noise figure of 4.5 dB max, 40 dB gain and 15 dBm P1dB over the entire band. Norden has also released several LNA models which provide a noise figure of 1.3 dB max over the 17 to 21 GHz band. The LNAs have applications for 5G test stations and commercial airborne internet.
Low Noise Amplifier
PMI Model No. PEC-53-12-10-15-SFF is a 1 to 2 GHz Low Noise Amplifier which provides a minimum gain of 53 dB while maintaining a max gain flatness of ±0.75 dB. The noise figure is 3.5 dB max and offers a minimum OP1dB of +5 dBm. The unit is supplied with SMA female connectors.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
The RFenable value line of amplifiers offers solid performance with respect to output power, thermal management and reliability. The amplifiers are designed for continious operation and all come with options for connectors in the front or back of the unit, as well as options for integrated bidirectional power couplers to allow external monitoring of power.
Power Amplifier Evaluation Boards
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 smart phones.
L-Band Dual Bi-Directional Amplifier
Triad RF has shipped their latest L-Band Dual Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA), the TTRM1081D. This unit is compatible with all military and commercial radios and provides over 25 W of RF power across 1.3 to 1.4 GHz. Made specifically for MIMO radios, providing 2 radio and 2 antenna ports, each providing 5 W of 64-QAM power or 20 W of BPSK power. The BDA operates off a single +28 V supply and provides 25 dB of Tx gain and 11 dB of Rx gain in both channels.
Triad RF Systems
RF Power Module/Pallet
Integra Technologies has released IGNP1011L2400, a new RF power module/pallet designed to solve various SWaP-C challenges in high performance L-Band avionic systems. IGNP1011L2400 is a high-power GaN on SiC RF power module/pallet that has been designed specifically for IFF/SSR systems operating under either Mode S ELM or standard Mode S pulse conditions, supplying a minimum of 2200 W of peak output power, with typically > 16 dB of gain and 57 percent efficiency and operates from a 50 V supply voltage.
Equivalent Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators
The Pletronics OeXO® Series OCXO-equivalent temperature compensated crystal oscillators is an optimal hybrid of a high performance TCXO with OCXO characteristics that meets the demands for today’s high speed data transmission networks and testing equipment. The OeD4281-25.0MHz is manufactured to provide precise slave/holdover reference frequency in Ethernet physical link (BITS/SSU) or line timed (SDH/SONET) equipment. This oscillator is also ideal for use in synchronous Ethernet line cards utilized in 5G/mobile backhaul, test equipment, base stations, telecom transmission and switching equipment.
Horn Antenna Assembly
Model SAF-6039031340-141-S1-122-DP is a dual polarized, WR-12 scalar feed horn antenna assembly that covers several popular 5G bands in the frequency range of 60 to 90 GHz. The antenna features an integrated orthomode transducer (OMT) that provides high port isolation and cross-polarization cancellation and a broadband scalar horn that provides low sidelobe levels. The OMT enables the antenna to separate a circular or elliptical polarized waveform into two linear, orthogonal waveforms or vice versa.
TEST & MEASUREMENT
Coaxial RF Probes
Fairview Microwave Inc. has recently expanded their line of RF coaxial probes into the 40 GHz frequency range for use in high speed communications, microwave components and networking applications. Fairview Microwave’s expanded line of coaxial RF probes now includes four models that deliver 10 dB maximum return loss over a broad frequency range of DC to 40 GHz.
Fairview Microwave Inc.
Production, Wafer Fab & Testing Equipment
SemiGen Inc. announced that after moving into their new state-of-the-art facility, they have made an additional capital investment of over a half million dollars in new production, wafer fab and testing equipment to support customer demand. The new equipment consists of improvements across their entire service platform and includes a new Mycronic MY300 pick and place system, two new Westbond wire bonders, a new Centrotherm eutectic vacuum chamber, new HTOL/HTRB ovens, as well as a new Disco DAD3220 dicing saw.