RF & Microwave Communication Systems & Equipment

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

SDR Receivers support analog audio and digital I&Q outputs.

July 26, 2016

Offered in 8.75 x 6.50 x 2.02 in. module or 1U, 19 in. rack version, MtRF-2100 Series includes 6 models that cover 100 kHz to 550 MHz range. These complete, stand-alone, black box receivers, which use 16-bit, 130 MHz ADC and Altera Cyclone III FPGA to achieve optimal sensitivity and dynamic range, do not require supporting PC. Supporting communication via RS-232 serial, USB, and Ethernet ports, SDRs suit leave-behind SIGINT and spectrum monitoring applications.
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Communication Systems & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Lockheed Martin Will Pursue New Army Missile Defense Sensor

July 19, 2016

Proven radar technology is best match to Army's requirements BETHESDA, Md. - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is responding to a U.S. Army request for a Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS). The industry-wide competition will provide a radar solution that operates in the Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) network and replaces the current Patriot radar. The... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Mountain RF Sensors, Inc., a Boutique Electronics Design and Manufacturing Company, Announces Launch by Offering a Variety of Custom Radio Frequency (RF) Products for Government and Military Customers

July 19, 2016

Mountain RF Sensors wants to know, what have you been missing? Many RF products claim to have great sensitivity but that often comes at the price of masking weak signals when strong signals are also present.  How many weak intercepts have you not identified and critical intelligence not obtained?  Our line of RF products and software at a budget conscious price, paired with world class... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Wideband Distributed Amplifier offers 14 dB gain, high linearity.

July 7, 2016

From 2–20 GHz, CMD238 BroadRange Distributed Amplifier™ delivers 14 dB of gain with output P1dB of +26 dBm, output IP3 of +34 dBm, and 2nd harmonic level of -33 dBc. This GaAs MMIC (monolithic microwave integrated circuit) distributed amplifier, which operates from 5–8 V power supply, is pin-compatible with CMM0014 amplifier and features 50 Ω matched design that eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Wideband Driver Amplifier features 26-35 GHz frequency range.

July 5, 2016

Operating from single 5 V supply and drawing just 90 mA typical, Model CMD243 offers 15.5 dB of gain with output P1dB compression point of +21 dBm. Balanced design provides good VSWR matching, along with optimized stability and gain flatness. Self-biasing GaAs MMIC amplifier is a 50 Ω matched design, which eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Applications include military, space, and communications systems where small size and high linearity are necessary. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Austin Transportation Department Replaces Incumbent with Intuicom Wireless Solutions

July 1, 2016

Intuicom Facilitates High-speed, Secure Traffic Data Communications Boulder, CO - (June 28, 2016) - Intuicom®, Incorporated, a premier supplier of wireless solutions to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) market, announced today that it has been awarded Wireless Traffic Communications for the City of Austin’s Traffic Signal Expansion Initiative. The award, made in conjunction with... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Distributed Amplifiers offer positive gain slope.

June 29, 2016

From DC–22 GHz, ultra-wideband BroadRange™ CMD240 delivers over 15 dB of gain with mid-band noise figure of 2.2 dB, output 1 dB compression point of 19 dBm, and output IP3 of 28 dBm at 10 GHz with 5 V supply. Wideband BroadRange™ CMD241, operating from 2–22 GHz with low mid-band noise figure of 2.3 dB, features output IP3 of +28 dBm, low supply current of 74 mA, and 13 dB of gain with max RF input power of +20 dBm. Both are 50 Ω matched designs and can operate off 3–8 V power supply. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

DC-DC Converters include companion EMI filters from 1-20 A.

June 24, 2016

Available in models ranging from 5–100 Watts, VHR Series powers non-flight-critical programs in military, avionics, and unmanned systems as well as manufacturing equipment and controls. Units offer wide input range for nominal 28 V input and average efficiency of 85%. Designed to operate at full-load over temperature range of -40 to +100°C, series features fixed frequency operation, soft-start, magnetic feedback, inhibit and current-limit protection. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Geodetic Antennas leverage VeraPhase technology.

June 6, 2016

To minimize de-sensing from such high-level, out-of-band signals as 700 MHz LTE and other cellular band signals, VeraPhase® VP6300 and VP6200 feature linear LNA with pre-filtering. Triple-band VP6300 receives of GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS G1/G2/G3, BeiDou B1/B2, and Galileo E1/E5a+b (1,165–1,254 MHz + 1,560–1,610 MHz), while dual-band VP6200 receives GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2, Galileo E1, and L-Band correction services (1,195–1,254 MHz + 1,525–1,610 MHz). Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

GaN Pallet targets L-band radar systems.

June 6, 2016

Operating over instantaneous frequency band of 1,200–1,400 MHz, Model IGNP1214M1300-GPS contains bias sequencing and RF-activated gate biasing circuitry that help minimize output noise and simplify system integration. Under 300 µs, 10% pulse conditions, 50 Ω matched device supplies minimum of 1,300 W peak output power with typically >12 dB gain and 55% efficiency from 50 V supply voltage. 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, 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™ 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, 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 57–64 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, 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 Ω, SPDT switches operate at 50–8,000 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

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

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 0.7–3.5 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, 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