RF & Microwave Communication Systems & Equipment

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&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, 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

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Mounting & Attaching Products

Waveguide Twists operate from 18-110 GHz across 7 bands.

May 13, 2016

Available in sizes from WR-42 (18 GHz) to WR-10 (110 GHz) and suitable for waveguide systems requiring gradual turn in polarization and waveform, precision 45° and 90° waveguide twists prevent unwanted signal transmission distortion. Gold-plated brass construction offers electrical performance with VSWR as low as 1.02:1 and insertion loss as low as 0.2 dB. Square and circular UG-style flange types are available, and mechanical length ranges from 1&ndash;2.7 in.<br /> Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Fixed Frequency Synthesizer features integrated reference.

May 9, 2016

Housed in PLL-V12N package measuring 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.16 in., Model RFS5900A-LF operates at 5,900 MHz which is phase locked to 10 MHz reference with stability of ±2.5 ppm. PPL features typical phase noise of -80 dBc/H, -85 dBc/Hz, and -103 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz, 10 kHz, and 100 kHz offsets, respectively. RoHS-compliant device delivers output power of 3±2 dBm while operating off VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc and drawing 35 mA and phased locked loop voltage of 3 Vdc while drawing 15 mA. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Non-Industrial Products

Handheld Link 16 Radio increases digital situational awareness.

May 6, 2016

Single dismounted operator can interact with incoming aircraft, digitally identify their location, and designate enemy targets for air attack solely using ViaSat Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System - Dismounted (BATS-D). Accelerating enemy force engagement, this digital device affords access to digital Common Operational Picture and situational awareness to help prevent potential blue-on-blue engagements and increase lethality of dismounted forces. Read More

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

Wireless IoT Radios offer 2 Mbps throughput at 4 Mbps link rate.

May 5, 2016

With flexible radio design supporting link rate of up to 4 Mbps, ZumLink increases bandwidth and reduces power consumption while enabling multiple possibilities for collecting, protecting, transporting and controlling data from network end points back to server. This wireless IoT Sensor-2-Server&trade; solution, consisting of 2 radio modules, board-level embeddable device, and enclosed device, operates in 900 MHz range and supports third-party applications on top of communications platform. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Preview for Pickering Interfaces for the International Microwave Symposium - San Francisco, CA

May 3, 2016

RF and Microwave Switching Solutions in both PXI and LXI Formats Will Be on Display Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, will showcase their broad catalog PXI of Ethernet LXI RF Microwave switching solutions, including their newly announced PXI RF Multiplexer range (40-760), at the IEEE MTT-S 2016 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) at... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Broadband RF PA (10 W) supports VHF through S-band.

April 26, 2016

Supplied in 2.34 x 1.96 x 0.620 in. rugged aluminum chassis, NuPower&trade; 11B02A delivers 7 W min and 10 W typ RF power from 225&ndash;2,600 MHz when driven with 3 dBm (2 mW) RF input signal. Standby to transmit switching speed of <100 msec fosters accelerated switching between operating modes and consequently conserving energy. This broadband RF power amplifier (PA), suited for VHF to S-band transmitters and data radios, offers multi-octave operation and supports +11 to +32 Vdc supply range. Read More

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

Thin Ceiling-Mount Antenna meet global carrier requirements.

April 26, 2016

Extending 0.33 in. below ceiling, 9.41 in. dia Clarity&trade; White provides wireless network access in hotels, convention centers, formal spaces, older buildings with low ceilings, and shallow spaces. This DAS omnidirectional antenna, which covers 608&ndash;2,700 MHz cellular bands and carries rating of better than -155 dBc at 2 x 20 W (2 x 43 dBm), is compatible with solid-ceiling adapter that facilitates installation even in hard-pan ceilings without convenient installation access. Read More

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

Digitizer/Wideband Digital Receiver is available in PXIe format.

April 12, 2016

Running up to 3.2 GSPS with up to 2 GHz instantaneous analog bandwidth, 12-bit M9203A allows microwave measurements as component of Keysight solution. Adaptable solution, in addition to integrating core signal-analysis capabilities, features FPGA capable of implementing different functionalities depending on selected firmware option. Custom functions may also be implemented on-board in order to support various application bundles. Read More

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

Receiver-Demodulator supports IPTV and broadcast distribution.

April 12, 2016

Equipped with GUI and front panel controls, Model TLV400E-8VSB demodulates all on-air terrestrial 8VSB frequencies and decodes both H.264 and MPEG-2 video formats to IP, HD-SDI, or analog output at 45 Mbps. Video inputs can be 8/16 VSB, DVB-ASI, IP, and SMPTE 310M. Video outputs include DVB-ASI, SMPTE 310M, SDI or HD-SDI, analog component (YPbPr or RGB), composite (NTSC or PAL), or IP. Audio support is via embedded audio or via L/R 5 channel XLR connectors. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Ultra-Wide Bandwidth RF Mixers offer application flexibility.

April 12, 2016

Available in 4 x 4 mm 24-TQFN package, VersaMixer&trade; F1792 (single-channel) and F1192 (dual-channel) RF mixers are designed for any radio system requiring high performance and low power operating from 400&ndash;3,800 MHz. Products consume 835 mW typ total for 2 channels and function over entire operating bandwidth without any changes in external components. Along with configurable-gain operation, mixers feature FlatNoise technology. Read More