Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 Module
Würth Elektronik presents the Bluetooth low energy 5.1 module Proteus-III-SPI. The module, measuring only 8 × 12 × 2 mm, with a payload of up to 964 bytes, integrated antenna, encryption technology and six configurable IO pins, is based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 chipset. It can be used for IoT and M2M applications, for example, to build radio-based maintenance interfaces and sensor networks. The WE-ProWare firmware from Würth Elektronik, which has been industrial proven over many years, makes the module extremely versatile.
Kratos General Microwave enhanced its series of fast switching (1 usec) indirect synthesizers with the addition of the Model SM6220 with frequency modulation capability covering the full band 2 to 20 GHz. It can provide a frequency deviation of 1 GHz at up to a 10 MHz modulation rate and can be modulated with either analog or digital inputs. Of special significance; the synthesizer output frequency remains fully locked even while in the FM mode. Its small size and high reliability make it ideal for use in demanding airborne environmental conditions as well as simulators and test systems.
Kratos General Microwave
RF Signal Generator
RIGOL Technologies introduces the DSG3000B Series RF signal generator offering high purity signal generation and modulation. The DSG3000B is available in 6.5 and 13.6 GHz models with optional built-in IQ baseband generator and OXO time base with standard AM/FM/ØM analog modulation up to 3.6 GHz, and I/Q modulation and I/Q baseband output up to 6.5 GHz. High signal purity with phase noise measuring < -116 dBc/Hz at 20 kHz (typical) and a wide output amplitude range of -130 to +25 dBm with an amplitude accuracy of < 0.5 dB (typical).
Fixed Signal Generator
Z-Communications announced the FSG series of fixed signal generator products geared for the automated test equipment market. The FSG is a low noise, fixed signal oscillator that is offered between 500 MHz to 16 GHz. Housed in a sturdy SMA connectorized metal enclosure, the unit is meant for bench testing or field use. This portable signal generator operates off a power supply between 5 to 15 V. For further ease of operation an internal 100 MHz reference is included, or the user may connect an external 100 MHz source.
Dual Polarized Antenna
Ideal for antenna measurement ranges, Model SAV-0434031428-KF-U5-QR is a dual polarized quad ridge horn antenna that yields continuous frequency coverage from 4 to 40 GHz. Equipped with two female 2.92 mm (K) connectors, the antenna provides vertical and horizontal illumination with an average gain of 14 dBi and a 3 dB beam width of 28 degrees. Typical cross-polarization is -28 dB. Isolation between vertical and horizontal ports is better than 23 dB with 28 dB typical. Maximum continuous RF power is 10 W.
TEST & MEASUREMENT
5G mmWave Production Test Solutions
Marvin Test Solutions’ TS-900e-5G Series mmWave semiconductor device test systems deliver unrivaled production test speeds ideal for demanding outsourced semiconductor assembly and test applications. Up to 20 independent vector network analyzer (VNA) channels with proven gap-free performance to 44 GHz and beyond ensure the most accurate and repeatable production VNA/S-parameter test performance. The flexible receiver is compatible with virtually any wafer prober and device handler.
Marvin Test Solutions
Next-Generation PCIe Digitizers
Two new digitizer cards from Spectrum Instrumentation raise the standard of PC-based instrumentation performance. The cards are capable of streaming acquired data over the PCIe bus at an impressive 12.8 GB/s—nearly twice as fast as any other PCIe digitizer currently on the market. It means they can continuously run at their maximum sampling rate of 6.4 GS/s, with 12-bit resolution, streaming this massive data to CPUs or CUDA GPUs for real-time processing.