Communication Systems & Equipment

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Switches and MMIC Amplifiers deliver ultra wideband operation.

May 26, 2016

Operating from DC to 18 GHz, non-reflective GaAs switches CMD234C4 (SP3T) and CMD235C4 (SP5T) provide 40 dB isolation @ 10 GHz and respective insertion loss values of 2 and 2.5 dB. Distributed amplifiers CMD240 (DC to 22 GHz) and CMD241 (2–22 GHz) offer respective noise figures down to 2.2 and 2.3 dB and gain values of 15 and 13.5 dB. Operating from 26–35 GHz, CMD243 wideband balanced driver amplifier offers 15.5 dB gain and noise figure of 4.4 dB. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

High Frequency RF SOI Mixer covers 10-19 GHz range.

May 26, 2016

Offered in 24-lead, 4 x 4 mm QFN package, UltraCMOS® PE41901 provides reliable, repeatable, and consistent solution for frequency-mixing applications. This passive, double-balanced, Ku-band mixer with image rejection integrates local oscillator (LO) path 90° coupler and RF port baluns on single die. Along with phase-canceling capability, features include 21 dBm IIP3 linearity, 10 dB conversion loss, and 25 dB image rejection. LO to RF isolation is 38 dB, and LO to IF isolation is 23 dB. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

GaN X-band SSPAs offer integrated monitoring and protection.

May 26, 2016

Measuring 220 x 150 x 41 mm excluding heatsink, Series DM-X300-01 delivers output power up to 300 W and covers 8.4–9.6 GHz band. Pulsed solid state amplifiers include key parameter monitoring with self-protect functions which are activated if SSPA detects that VSWR threshold, duty cycle, or current limits have been exceeded. Devices also alert host system when low output power condition is detected, or when temperature limits have been exceeded. Interface to host system is provided via Ethernet. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Compact Surface Mount Circulator offers low insertion loss.

May 25, 2016

TRAK X-Band SMT Circulator, designed to replace drop-in and microstrip style circulators, provides 10% bandwidth at X-Band, 20 dB min isolation, and 0.45 dB max insertion loss. Offering up to 20 wcw of power handling in 0.25 x 0.25 x 0.066 in. package, product operates from -40 to +85°C and installs onto CCA/PWB exactly same as other SMT components. Functionality and capabilities are optimized for phased array radar antennas as well as EW and communications systems applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Wideband RF Transceiver simplifies wireless system design.

May 25, 2016

Able to replace or eliminate as many as 20 discrete radio components, AD9371 can be used as common design platform across multiple applications and standards. This integrated, carrier-grade SoC radio solution achieves RF tuning range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz, 100 MHz signal bandwidth, and power consumption of <5 W under standard operating conditions. Features include 12 x 12 mm, 196-Ball CSP_BGA package, fully integrated LO and clocking functions, and on-chip calibration and correction algorithms.<br /> Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Circular Sputtering Source offers UHV-compatible option.

May 25, 2016

Designed to meet requirements of R&D community, Torus® Mag Keeper&trade; includes quick target change feature, optimized cooling design, and low operating pressure capability. Circular magnetron sputtering source is engineered with no O-rings and all ceramic insulators. For magnetic film deposition, Mag Keeper offers high-strength magnet options for sputtering up to 3 mm thick Fe. Product comes in 2, 3, and 4 in. target sizes with broad range of mounting options. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Evaluation Kits help create low-power WANs.

May 25, 2016

Comprising 2 Motes (LoRaWAN&trade; sensors) based on RN2483 or RN2903 LoRa modules, LoRaWAN gateway, and local LoRaWAN server application, LoRa® Evaluation Kits provide components to create Low-Power Wide Area Network in Europe or North America. Driven by LoRa Alliance, LoRa technology achieves 10-mile range and 10-year battery life. Technology targets low data rates and low-duty-cycle applications for monitoring energy, location, utility infrastructure, environment, agriculture, and public safety. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Three-Port Media Converter supports dual input over SFP.

May 25, 2016

Used to add IP Video to network, CNMC2+1SFP/M features 2 TX input ports and one SFP port for user&#39;s choice of fiber type, distance, connector type, and speed. Port isolation lets unit act as 2 independent media converters while using single optical fiber for transmission, while Mux feature prevents network video flooding of multicast traffic with DIP switch selection of fiber port as dedicated uplink path. Link Fault Pass-Through feature is also standard. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Development System evaluates high bandwidth data rates.

May 24, 2016

With PEM009-KIT 60 GHz Development System, designers can perform product development and experimentation of single and multi-carrier high bandwidth modulation covering 57&ndash;64 GHz in globally unlicensed ISM frequency spectrum. System incorporates Transmit (PEM001-MIM) and Receive (PEM002-MIM) WR-15 waveguide modules that utilize SiGe BiCMOS semiconductor technology. It supports I/Q and FSK/MSK modulation schemes from user-designed baseband system or from vector modulated programmable AWG. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

LCR and ESR Meter offers Bluetooth-enabled connection.

May 23, 2016

With Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT, users can remotely record measurements as they are done, allowing review of previous measurements to save time while working with surface mount technology. Design combines multimeter with set of sharp tweezers that are able to grasp components, including those on packed PCB or loose. Bluetooth-enabled unit, offering basic accuracy of 0.2%, can connect to computers and NI Labview® via USB receiver stick that enables virtual serial port. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Wireless Companion Speakers feature battery-powered design.

May 23, 2016

Operating 6&ndash;8 hr on single charge, Liberty AIR and MegaVox AIR can be placed 150+ ft from transmitter. AIR wireless technology offers 100 user-selectable channels operating within 900 MHz frequency, which limits interference from competing signals. Speakers can also operate in wired mode, which only requires flipping switch and plugging in cable. AIR companion transmitter also connects with Assistive Listening Devices, which operate on 902&ndash;928 MHz, resulting in ADA-compliant sound system. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Broadband RF Switches offer optimized isolation, power handling.

May 23, 2016

Supplied in 4 x 4 mm, 16-pin QFN packages, F2932 and F2933 silicon-based, low-distortion, 50 &Omega;, SPDT switches operate at 50&ndash;8,000 MHz. Both offer similar RF performance, pin out, and control, and F2932 has additional Enable/Disable feature that lets all RF paths be put into an off state and disable VCTL feature. At 4 GHz, F2932 and F2933 deliver 66 dB isolation; low distortion of 64 dBm IIP3 @ 15 dBm tones (1 MHz channel spacing); 0.93 dB insertion loss; and P1dB of >35 dBm. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Multi-Constellation GNSS RTK Receiver offers in-field versatility.

May 23, 2016

Able to function as rover or base station to meet professional surveyors&#39; needs, 544-channel Altus APS3G is built on AsteRx4 engine and tracks all-in-view GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, IRNSS, SBAS, Galileo and QZSS, including E6/L6, and all other signals available in medium term. AIM technology, with 3 notch filters for in-band jamming and chirp jammer resistance, promotes accuracy and resilience in all conditions, and 2 hot-swappable batteries provide up to 14 hr of operation without recharging. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

BroadRange Distributed Amplifiers(TM) Feature Industry Leading Dynamic Range over Ultra-Wide Bandwidths

May 20, 2016

Chelmsford, MA – Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has developed a growing family of distributed amplifiers, called BroadRange Distributed Amplifiers™, with bandwidths from DC to 50 GHz. The distributed amplifiers provide industry leading performance in terms of dynamic range, frequency bandwidth and power consumption. ... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Frequency Synthesizer suits complex timing networks.

May 20, 2016

With 8 fractional and 2 integer output dividers, IDT® 8T49N1012 FemtoClock® NG offers single-chip solution that helps resolve complex timing requirements. Device features 12 configurable clock outputs and phase jitter performance of less than 500 fs RMS (12 kHz to 20 MHz). Output frequencies range from 8 kHz to 1 GHz differential, 250 MHz LVCMOS. Programmable through I2C interface, synthesizer supports master capability, allowing register configuration to be read from external EEPROM. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Reference Kit accelerates adoption of wireless charging.

May 19, 2016

Comprised of transmitter (P9235A-R) and receiver (P9027LP-R), with 3 different coil size options, Qi-based Reference Kit helps integrate wireless charging into compact electronics requiring 0.5&ndash;3 W, such as smartwatches, headphones, fitness trackers, and portable medical devices. Support materials include user manuals, layout guides, layout instantiation modules, schematics, bill-of-materials, and Gerber files. Offering optimized thermal design, kit delivers peak 80% system efficiency at 3 W. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

SPDT Silicon Switch reduces size, power in cellular RF front ends.

May 18, 2016

Manufactured using silicon technology and supplied in SMT 4 x 4 mm LFCSP, ADRF5130 is specified at 0.7&ndash;3.5 GHz with 0.6 dB typ insertion loss, isolation of 50 dB, linearity of +68 dBm, and peak power handling of 44 W during continuous operation mode. Features include 2,000 V ESD protection on all device pins and fast CMOS-compatible control interface with <1 µsec switching time. Symmetrical circuit architecture allows RF inputs to be used interchangeably in high-power applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Network Module offers Serial and Ethernet modes.

May 17, 2016

Employing Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping technology, bi-directional WNM Wireless Network Module provides wireless communications link between field sites that are rugged or impassable terrain, with single unit transmitting for up to 30 miles and ability to act as repeater for virtually unlimited transmission range. Operating at standard frequencies of 902&ndash;928 MHz or 2.4&ndash;2.4835 GHz, module utilizes 128-bit AES encryption, 32-bit CRC error detection, and ARQ for secure communications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Custom RF Filters enhance military/commercial system performance.

May 16, 2016

Custom quick-turn RF filters meet demands of military and commercial systems/sub-systems. Options include frequencies spanning HF to 20 GHz, 3 dB bandwidths from 0.1% to 28%, and up to 50 W power handling. Along with Bandpass, Lowpass, Highpass, and Bandstop (Notch) filter shapes, products are available in standard Cavity, Lumped Element, and Distributed (Stripline or Microstrip) filter topologies. Other topologies are available, and quotes are produced within 24 hr of form submittal. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products

DAS Absorber and Antenna Holder mitigate PIM.

May 13, 2016

To optimize installation, PIMinator® Distributed Antenna Systems are available with DASACHOLDER above-ceiling antenna holder. Plastic holder does not interfere with aesthetics of building and does not induce passive intermodulation. Attaching to plastic holder or surrounding structures, DASACABSORBER helps mitigate effects of PIM sources by absorbing reflections on cellular radio frequencies in transmit and receive bands. Result is confirmed reduction of PIM energy by as much as 40 dB. Read More