RF & Microwave Communication Systems & Equipment

Electronic Components & Devices, Communication Systems & Equipment

Low Noise Amplifier operates from 10-14 GHz.

April 17, 2015

Housed in leadless 3 x 3 mm plastic surface-mount package, Model CMD189P3 delivers greater than 19 dB of gain with corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +4 dBm and noise figure of 1.4 dB. Broadband MMIC device has 50 Ω matched design, which eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Applications include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, military end-use, and test instrumentation. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Automotive-Grade RF Switches operate from -40 to +105°C.

April 16, 2015

UltraCMOS® PE423422 (SPDT) and PE423641 (SP4T) are AEC-Q100 Grade 2 certified and designed for automotive infotainment and traffic safety applications. Along with 100 MHz to 6 GHz range, PE423422 features 73.5 dBm IIP3 linearity and ESD ratings of 1 kV HBM on all pins, 200V MM on all pins, and 1kV CDM on all pins. Accommodating 50 MHz to 3 GHz range, PE423641 features 68 dBm IIP3 linearity and ESD ratings of 2 kV HBM on all pins, 100V MM on all pins, and 1 kV CDM on all pins. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Analog VHF/UHF Radios foster systems consolidation.

April 8, 2015

Offering audio output and interoperability capable of accommodating security, factory, hotel, and building management markets, VX-260 Analog Series includes 16-channel VX-261 with 2 custom-programmable keys and 128-channel VX-264 with 6 custom-programmable keys and embedded voice inversion encryption. Both portable models feature programmable emergency alert and universal battery system (UNI) that permits consolidation down to one battery and charging platform for Vertex Standard fleets. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment

Double-Balanced Mixer offers high isolation, low conversion loss.

April 7, 2015

Supplied in SMT package, CMD177C3 offers 6.5 dB conversion loss, 45 dBc LO to RF isolation, and +18 dBm input IP3 across 6–14 GHz bandwidth. Minimum LO drive requirement is +9 dBm, with saturation reached at levels over +13 dBm, and IF bandwidth of DC to 5 GHz allows support of diverse frequency conversion plans. Supporting use in up-/down-converting systems, product can be used in pair configured as image reject mixer or single sideband modulator with external hybrids and power splitters. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Non-Intrusive MV Couplers negate blackouts, grid disconnections.

April 6, 2015

Supporting PRIME and G3 PLC (power line communications) networking standards, MICU-300A OH/LF series feature >24 kV insulation and are suited for installations in outdoor bare overhead power lines. Water-resistant (IP67) solution supports CENELEC band up to 150 kHz (Europe) and FCC (USA), which permits use of frequencies <500 kHz for narrow band PLC. These series are customized for Maxim G3 PLC modems and compatible with Enverv PLC modem Chipsets. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Electronic Components & Devices

Right Angle RF Adapters suit space-limited applications.

March 30, 2015

Used in military and commercial markets, Microwave and Millimeter Wave Right Angle RF Adapters are available with 4 in-series and between-series connector options, including 1.85, 2.4, 2.92, and 3.5 mm. Upper operating frequency ranges from 34.5 GHz with 3.5 mm versions up to 50 GHz with 1.85 mm and 2.4 mm adapter versions. Exhibiting low VSWR from 1.25:1 to 1.5:1, depending on configuration, adapters allow 90° turns in tight-space applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Ferrite Loop Antenna Arrays cover 500 kHz to 30 MHz.

March 27, 2015

Featuring shielded design, MRFS-6200 Series minimizes reception of local electric field noise sources. Units can be configured for Radio Direction Finding with addition of short sense whip. Housed in optional ABS radome, 12 x 12 x 3 in. arrays have low visibility. Antennas can be powered from 9.5–18.0 Vdc, with available option for 18.0–36 Vdc. Since antennas do not require ground plane, they are suitable for both fixed and mobile operation. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

M2M Antennas optimize industrial connectivity.

March 26, 2015

Rated for temporary water immersion, HCR Dual Band and HCR Tri-band Rotatable Shell Omnidirectional Antennas can withstand temperatures from -40 to 70°C and offer variety of vandal-resistant mounting options. Dual-band model operates in 824–894 MHz or 1,850–1,990 MHz frequency ranges, while tri-band models function in 824–894 MHz, 1,710–1,880 MHz, and 1,910–2,170 MHz frequency ranges as well as 880–960 MHz, 1,710–1,880 MHz, and 1,850–1,990 MHz frequency ranges. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

M2M Antenna increases connectivity in harsh environments.

March 26, 2015

Supplied in weather-resistant, IP67-rated housing, LPS69223NT Omni Directional LTE Disk-Puck Antenna offers complete cellular 3G/4G LTE data coverage for such operational-critical environments as manufacturing, warehouses, and field services. Machine to Machine (M2M) antenna fosters discretion via low-profile design and offers single-port connectivity. Other applications include outdoor kiosks, remote ATMs, as well as unsupervised RF remote monitoring and control devices. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Phase 2 Communications System withstands multiple failure points.

March 25, 2015

Comprising ATLAS® 4500 multi-mode base station/repeaters and Viking® multi-/single-band mobile and portable radios, ATLAS P25 Phase 2 system provides Phase 1 FDMA 12.5 kHz and Phase 2 TDMA 6.25 kHz operation. Open-standards based, critical communications solution, targeting public safety agency use, provides fully software defined base station platform. Available system types include trunked, conventional, simulcast, and hybrid operation in VHF, UHF, and 7/800 MHz frequency bands. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Point-to-Multipoint Base Station cancels radio interference.

March 20, 2015

Equipped with Smart Beamforming antenna, RADWIN 5000 JET enables operation in heavily congested unlicensed bands and in non-line-of-sight conditions, making it suitable for broadband wireless applications. JET supports 3.3–3.8 GHz or 5.1–5.8 GHz multi-band radio, empowering Service Providers to deliver broadband access service with assured SLA. Featuring small form factor, IP67-rated design, system delivers up to 250 Mbps per sector and 1 Gbps per site (4 sectors). Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

UHF RFID IC Evaluation Board fosters battery-free development.

March 17, 2015

Spider evaluation board is available for ANDY100 UHF RFID IC, which harvests RF energy from commercial UHF RFID readers and communicates with them using EPC C1G2 standard commands. ANDY 100 IC, included with evaluation board, also includes SPI master to drive sensors while keeping tag plus sensor device battery-free. Additionally included start-up circuit lets developers work directly with SPI sensors or connect MCU of choice for further processing. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers suit uplink applications.

March 16, 2015

Based on SuperPower technology, XTD-2000KHE Ku-band TWTA provides 750 W of linear power in compact, rugged package weighing 92 lb and drawing less than 3,200 W of prime power. XTD-1500DBSHE DBS-band TWTA provides 560 W of linear power for direct-to-home applications in same package and draws only 2,500 W of prime power. Designed for SATCOM applications, both are available as outdoor antenna-mount units with operating temperature of -40 to +60°C or as indoor rackmount configurations. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Multi-Band Antennas serve small cell and outdoor DAS applications.

March 12, 2015

Comprising dual-, triple-, and quad-band models, EXTENT™ Omni Whip antennas are PIM certified (<-150 dBc @ 2 x 43 dbm) to provide optimal LTE performance and suit such deployments as small cell installations and outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS). Functionality supports need for precision coverage in urban areas, and several frequency coverage options are available: 698–740, 740–793, 793–894, 894–960, 1,710–1,910, 1,910–2,180, 2,305–2,360, and 2,360–2,700. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

EMI Receiver Upgrade extends frequency.

March 11, 2015

With upgrade, users can extend installed maximum frequency of existing standards-compliant MXE EMI Receiver to 8.4, 26.5, or 44 GHz, enabling test labs to keep units current and extend instrument longevity. Receiver retains its existing options, applications, and serial number, and upgrade includes installation, calibration, and 1-year warranty. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Microwave Backhaul Radio uses Air Division Duplexing.

March 11, 2015

Using Air Division Duplexing technique, which combines MIMO and full duplex transmission, Janus AirDuplex™ achieves up to 1 Gbps Carrier Ethernet data rates in single 28 MHz channel, and 2 Gbps in 56 MHz bandwidth. Unit is suitable for small cell, microcell, and macrocell mobile deployments for LTE/LTE-A and potentially 5G, providing alternative to fiber and mm-wave links. With antenna separation of 100 mm, it can be considered as quasi single-aperture antenna from licensing point of view. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Communication Systems & Equipment

Broadband Coaxial Limiters protect RF receiver components.

March 11, 2015

Offered in 7 unique designs ruggedized to meet MIL-STD-202, RF limiters operate in bands from 0.5–40 GHz and protect sensitive RF receiver components in close proximity to high-power signals while suppressing even-order harmonics under hard limiting conditions. Products provide low leakage power (10–15 dBm) to sensitive control components in receiver chain and exhibit CW power handling up to 100 W peak power as well as recovery time of 10–100 nsec. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Narrow Beam LTE MIMO Panel Antenna serves high-capacity venues.

March 11, 2015

Supporting full frequency range from 698–2,700 MHz, 5.6 x 13.3 x 13.3 in. EXTENT™ D5502i 20°/60° MIMO antenna features VSWR of <1.7:1 and PIM certification to <-153 dBc @ 2x43 dbm. This broadband, directional, single-sector MIMO antenna, with radome engineered to be unobtrusive in large-venue environments, is designed for use in stadiums, campuses, or similar venues that have high-capacity wireless connectivity needs. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Passive RF Devices support wireless infrastructure.

March 9, 2015

Designed specifically for head-end infrastructure and telecom network access equipment, CONNECTi™ Devices include directional couplers, high/low power splitters, jumpers, hybrid couplers, attenuators, termination loads, tappers, diplexers, and brackets. All devices are also available with mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 connectors. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Directional Coupler offers 6 dB coupling over 4.0-12.4 GHz range.

March 3, 2015

Designed for systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing, or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required, 1.40 x 0.40 x 0.66 in. Model 120406 has multi-purpose, stripline design and 2.4 mm SMA female connectors. Nominal coupling, with respect to output, is 6 dB, ±0.5 dB; frequency sensitivity is ±0.30 dB; insertion loss (including coupled power) is <1.8 dB; and directivity is >15 dB. Max VSWR (any port) is 1.35. Read More