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Communication Systems & Equipment

Peregrine Semiconductor's RF Switches Reach Market Acceptance in the Cable Industry

March 21, 2016

Peregrine's RF Switches Offer an Easy Transition from DOCSIS® 3.0 to 3.1 Technology with a Dual-Band Architecture SAN DIEGO – Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces its high linearity RF switches are designed into multiple DOCSIS 3.1 certified cable modems. CableLabs, the research and development... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Reflective RF Switch exceeds DOCSIS 3.1 linearity demands.

March 21, 2016

Covering 5–1,794 MHz range, UltraCMOS® PE42723 comes in 12-lead, 3 x 3 mm QFN package and achieves -121 dBc second harmonic and -140 dBc third harmonic at 17 MHz. This SPDT switch enables dual upstream/downstream band architecture in cable CPE devices and also supports DOCSIS 3.0 requirements to facilitate migration. Insertion loss, 0.3 dB at 1218 MHz, preserves noise figure and receiver sensitivity in addition to providing 54 dB isolation at 204 MHz. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

RFID Safety Switches combine flexibility and high reliability.

March 17, 2016

Providing protection against unauthorized access or manipulation for machine operators and equipment, RFID-coded STS Series can be employed stand-alone or wired in series in sets of up to 30 while maintaining PLe/Category 4 safety ratings. High-reliability devices, capable of actuation in 5 operator-definable directions of approach with actuating distances of 8 mm, are rated for 24 Vdc input, available with 3 coding options, and feature 2 OSSD output circuits and 2 safety input circuits. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Accurate 79 GHz Radar increases liquid level measurement accuracy.

March 16, 2016

With 79 GHz transmission frequency, Micropilot NMR81 produces sharply focused microwave beam angle of 3° or 4° that ensures safe and reliable measurements without any interfering signals even in narrow tanks with baffles and down to bottom of tall tanks. Measuring ranges reach up to 70 m, and instrument measures up to 30 m with accuracy to ±0.5 mm in custody transfer applications. Product is also equipped with gas-tight feed-through and fulfills all API and OIML requirements.<br /> Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Vishay Intertechnology to Highlight Leading Vishay Electro-Films Products at OFC 2016

March 15, 2016

Technology Lineup to Include Custom Submounts and Substrates, RF Capacitors, and Wire-Bondable Products MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it will be showcasing its latest industry-leading Vishay Electro-Films (EFI) solutions at the 2016 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC 2016), taking place March 20-24 at the Anaheim... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Athermal AWG suit extreme temperature applications.

March 15, 2016

Based on optical packaging technology, Super Athermal AWGs can be used for such channel-dense DWDM applications as 25 GHz DWDM as well as extreme-temperature (-40 to +85°C) operating environments for outside-plant deployments. Products can be made to support total of 20 pm or less wavelength drift, which is equivalent to 0.15 pm/°C shift. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Wolfspeed Has Shipped GaN RF Devices Surpassing 1.3 Gigawatts Output Power While Achieving Industry-Leading Reliability

March 8, 2016

Durham, N.C. - Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, announced that as of the end of 2015, it shipped GaN-on-SiC RF power transistors with a combined RF output power of more than 1.3 gigawatts. Wolfspeed achieved this milestone while maintaining a failure-in-time rate (FIT rate) of 5-per-billion device hours, illustrating the industry-leading reliability and performance of Wolfspeed’s GaN-on-SiC devices.... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Digital Step Attenuators target broadband and CATV markets.

March 7, 2016

Supplied in 4 x 4 mm 20-TQFN and 5 x 5 mm 32-QFN packages, respectively, 75 &Omega; Models F1975 and F1977 include Glitch-Free&trade; technology, which ensures low overshoot and ringing during MSB transitions. Devices feature frequency range of 5&ndash;3,000 MHz, max operating power up to 28 dBm, return loss of 18 dB, and max step error of 0.1 dB at 1 GHz. DSAs provide gain control in CMTS, fiber distribution networks, HFC distribution nodes, and data network equipment. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Wideband RF Phase-locked Loops feature integrated VCOs.

March 7, 2016

Available in 40-pin, 6 x 6 mm QFN package, Models LMX2582 and LMX2592 support output frequencies up to 5.5 GHz and 9.8 GHz, respectively. Devices provide 1.8 GHz carrier open-loop VCO phase noise of -144.5 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset. Featuring normalized PLL noise floor at -231 dBc/Hz and phase-detector frequency of 400 MHz, products enable very low integrated noise of 47 fs RMS jitter. Low-dropout regulators manage power supply variations and optimize noise immunity. Read More

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

General Dynamics AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack Radio and MUOS Communications Network Connect U.S. Army Soldiers in the Pacific Region

February 25, 2016

Army validates the use of MUOS network and AN/PRC-155 radios for operations in the U.S. Army Pacific Area of Interest. FAIRFAX, Va. - General Dynamics Mission Systems AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack radio was the communications hub connecting soldiers located in the U. S. Army Pacific region with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications network.  Multiple two-channel AN/PRC-155... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

RF Digital Step Attenuator features 75 ohm rating.

February 16, 2016

Offering glitch-less attenuation state transitions, 6-bit UltraCMOS® PE4314 supports frequency range from 1 MHz to 2.5 GHz and covers 31.5 dB attenuation range in 0.5 dB step. Device is capable of maintaining 0.5 dB monotonicity through 2.5 GHz. Integrated digital control interface supports both serial and parallel programming of attenuation. Offered in 20-lead, 4 x 4 x 0.85 mm QFN package, DSA supports 1.8 V control voltage and has extended operating temperature up to 105°C. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

High-Rel Electromechanical RF Switches come in SMT packages.

January 22, 2016

With frequencies from DC to 8 GHz, SPDT SMT electromechanical RF switches offer high-reliability performance with rating of 2 million life cycles (minimum). Models are RoHS compliant and incorporate either failsafe or latching actuators. Performance over -40 to +85°C range includes 400 W max CW power rating, isolation up to 50 dB, and insertion loss as low as 0.1 dB. Also, products withstand exposure to MIL-STD-202 test conditions for sine and random vibration as well as mechanical shock. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Safety & Security Equipment

Saab Showcases New AESA Naval Radar

January 19, 2016

SYRACUSE, N.Y., – Saab Defense and Security USA LLC showcased its newest solid-state naval radar system, the SEA GIRAFFE 4A, at the Surface Navy Association's 2016 National Symposium. The display showed how the radar performs simultaneous air and surface surveillance and tracking in rotating and staring modes. SEA GIRAFFE 4A is an S-band, multi-mission, active electronically scanned... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Flexible/Twistable Waveguides operate to 40 GHz over 9 bands.

December 18, 2015

Available in 36 models ranging in size from WR-137 (as low as 5.85 GHz) to WR-28 (up to 40 GHz), flexible waveguide twists act as malleable conduit in waveguide systems where no perfect alignment exists for traditional rigid waveguide section. Products flex in both E and H planes as well as twist and utilize helically wound, silver-coated brass strips surrounded by neoprene sleeve. Ends are terminated with brass flanges available in 9 waveguide sizes and multiple flange styles. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products

Automated FODetect Solution Now Deployed in Seattle-Tacoma Airport

December 7, 2015

FOD Detection Technology, developed by Xsight Systems and integrated by Leidos, Provides Enhanced Airport Runway Safety SEATTLE - The Port of Seattle announced the launch of the state-of-the-art runway management solution RunWize™, which includes FODetect®, automated Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection and BirdWize™, ground level bird hazard management, developed by Xsight Systems and... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Controls & Controllers

Radar Displays aid situational awareness in adverse conditions.

December 3, 2015

Intended for Halo&trade; and Broadband Radar&trade; antenna solutions, R2009 and R3016 are operated by integrated keypad and rotary dial with direct-access buttons along side of display. Both standalone dedicated radar stations are IPX7 water-resistant from all sides. While 9 in. R2009 has daylight-viewable 480 x 800 pixel color display, 16 in. R3016 has 1,366 x 768 pixel (HD) widescreen landscape display. Both radar control units feature Simrad® Ethernet, dual NMEA 0183® ports, and NMEA 2000® port. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

SPDT Absorptive RF Switch features constant impedance technology.

December 2, 2015

F2923, supplied in 4 x 4 mm, 20-TQFN package, serves such RF applications as base stations, wireless backhaul, CATV, and portable handhelds. Covering 300 kHz to 8,000 MHz, integrated K<sub><font size="2">Z</font></sub> technology ensures device delivers near-constant impedance (VSWR <1.4:1) when switching from one RF port to another while not compromising isolation, linearity, or insertion loss (0.48 dB at 2 GHz). Switch uses single positive supply voltage of 3.3 V and supports 1.8 and 3.3 V control logic levels. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Keysight Technologies Demonstrates Test and Measurement Solutions at AUTOTESTCON 2015

October 23, 2015

What: IEEE AUTOTESTCON is the world’s premier conference that brings together the military and aerospace automatic test industry, government and military acquirers, and users to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and experience the latest products and services. The show is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The theme for 2015 is... Read More

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

Hardened Wireless Ethernet Radio meets industrial market demands.

October 22, 2015

Suited for use in challenging applications, NetWave® NW-9 comes enclosed in aluminum case that withstands extreme environments in industrial and transportation applications where potential for shock and impact exists. This impact-resistant, hardened, wireless Ethernet link, supporting 500 Mbps throughput, can be used over distances of up to 4 miles under ideal conditions and is suitable for when multiple IP CCTV cameras need to be connected back to central monitoring location.<br /> Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Services, Transportation Industry Products

Simrad Halo(TM) Pulse Compression Radar Honored again with Industry Award for Product Innovation

October 12, 2015

Marine Electronics Leader Recognized with Coveted Technology Award by NMEA Tulsa, Okla. - Simrad HALO™ Pulse Compression Radar has been awarded the Technology Award at the 2015 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference and Expo in Baltimore, Md. The NMEA 2015 Technology Award is judged by an independent panel of experts recognizing exceptionally innovative consumer marine... Read More