Custom MMIC has just released the CMD292, a new wideband Distributed Driver Amplifier MMIC. CMD292 delivers 13 dB of gain with a corresponding output 1 dB compressionpoint of +27 dBm and output IP3 of +33 dBm at 15 GHz. The CMD292 features a positive gain slope over frequency, easing broadband designs when flat gain profile is desired. The CMD292 is a pad-compatible replacement for the Analog Device product, HMC994.
DC to 8 GHz, 1 W GaAs Power Amplifier
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new power amplifier from Microsemi Corp., a Microchip company. The MMA053AA is a GaAs MMIC PHEMT distributed power amplifier die that operates between DC and 8 GHz. The amplifier provides 17 dB of gain, +43 dBm output IP3 and +31 dBm of output power at 3 dB compression, while requiring only 410 mA from an 11 V supply.
High Performance Programmable 1.8 V LVDS Oscillator
The LC5545DX programmable oscillator from Pletronics features LVDS logic, superior jitter performance and a low operating supply voltage at 1.8 V. This product is ideal for use in storage area networking, optical transceivers and other high performance applications. The part utilizes the latest state-of-the-art programmable technology and is available as either factory programmed or field programmable. The LC5545DEX is based on an AT cut crystal and is a single chip solution allowing the part to be programmed in frequencies up to 1 GHz.
2 GHz Reference Phase Lock Translator
The FCTS2000-10-5 is a new, 2000 MHz phase locked frequency source featuring excellent phase noise performance, making it ideal for use as a stable local oscillator or frequency reference. Typical phase noise at 100 Hz offset is −80 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset is −105 dBc/Hz and at 100 kHz offset is −158 dBc/Hz. The external reference input requirements are 10 MHz at a voltage range between +1 to +3.3 V peak-to-peak with phase noise better than −138 dBc/Hz at 50 Hz offset to achieve published specifications. Spurious products are suppressed by 80 dB typical and output power is +5 dBm min. Power supply requirements are +5 V at 125 mA and +12 V at 10 mA max. This frequency source is available in a small, RoHS compliant surface mount package measuring 1.25 × 1 × 0.23 in. Operating temperature is −40°C to +85°C.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Automatic Calibration Module
Withwave’s Automatic Calibration Module (W1202A) is ideal for users who want fast and easy calibration for various vector network analyzers (VNA). This module is powered up via USB or F5.5 DC connector and communicate with VNA via USB or LAN and designed for full one-port through two-port calibrations of VNAs by One-Push START button. This module works as host systems, measures and calculates calibration coefficients and sends it to VNA easily.
Test & Measurement
Unify Software Application
Kaelus Unify provides remote visibility of all test and measurement instruments through an easy-to-install, software application. PC, tablet or mobile workstation users now have real-time monitoring of each Kaelus test and measurement instrument. Kaelus Unify provides test and measurement support through both the mobile app and online portal. The Kaelus Unify mobile app controls the iPA, iTA and iVA while the Kaelus Unify Portal allows real-time monitoring of each test and measurement device.
Gentle on materials, yet precise and fast, the new LPKF ProtoLaser ST for PCB-prototyping processes a wide range of PCB materials without using etching technology. By means of a highly-specialized laser and optimally programmed software, the machine achieves exact geometries on almost any substrate—even on very sensitive RF-material. The laser system is ideal for processing single-sided or double-sided PCBs, RF/microwave circuit boards, antennas, filters and applications requiring precise sharp edges. The table-top system fits in practically any laboratory.
LPKF Laser & Electronics