The LTC2668-16 is a 16-channel, 16-bit voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with SoftSpan™ outputs, each of which can be independently configured for one of five selectable unipolar and bipolar output ranges up to ±10V. The LTC2668 is ideal for driving a variety of demanding loads in applications such as optical modules, automatic test equipment, spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes.
Precision Power Meter Application
LadyBug Technologies’ new Precision Power Meter application is designed to combine the quality measurement capability of its sensors with the power and flexibility of modern computers. The combination gives the user RF power information in a variety of new ways. The application features a Tabular Log, Strip Chart, Analog Meter and Math Calculation Windows. The Math Calculation Windows can be used to combine the measurements from two or more sensors to provide a broad range of information. The application can control and display information from more than 16 sensors at one time.
Agilent Technologies announced several innovations for its suite of device modeling and characterization software tools. The suite comprises Agilent EEsof EDA’s Integrated Circuits Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP), Model Builder Program (MBP), and Model Quality Assurance (MQA). The release features three advanced device modeling packages for Agilent’s DynaFET, BSIM6, and BSIM-CMG models.
Micro Lambda’s MLSMO-Series Permanent Magnet YIG-Tuned Oscillators cover the frequency range of 2 - 13 GHz. They are available in customer selected tuning ranges and are fitted with a low power main coil, and FM coil for phase locking. All units operate from a +8 Volt and –5 Volt supply and operate over the 0º to + 65ºC temperature range. Units do not require a heater.
Micro Lambda Wireless
Herotek offers a new X-Band high power limiter with high power protection 100W CW and 1 KW peak (1 Microsec pulse width). Model LS0812PP100A operates from 8 - 12 GHz. It is ideal for Radar applications. The limiter has maximum insertion loss of 2.0 dB, maximum VSWR of 2:1, typical limiting threshold is +4 dBm, max input peak (1 Microsec pulse width) is 1000 W.
SGMC Microwave introduced its Internally Swept Right Angle Type N Male to Female In-Series Adapter. Featuring: DC - 18 GHz; Low VSWR & Insertion Loss; Passivated 303 Stainless Steel Robust Construction for Repeatability. Ready to ship today. Quality, Performance, and Reliability you can count on, from SGMC Microwave.
Model AMF-5F-02000800-09-10P is a recent addition to MITEQ’s family of low noise, wideband, and ultra-small coaxial LNAs in the 2 to 8 GHz band. This LNA has over 42 dB of gain in a housing that is only 0.89” long and 0.64” wide without the field-replaceable SMA connectors. Gain flatness is a maximum of ±1.5 dB.
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) announced the field trial release of its new MeshWorks™ wireless software platform. It is a true turnkey solution enabling fast development and deployment of wireless sensors and control networks within the industrial, building automation, connected home, and lighting markets.
Fairview Microwave released a new portfolio of beak-over type torque wrenches used to precisely fasten connections between components and systems. Fairview added a broad range of these break-over type torque wrenches suitable for multiple RF connector types including 1.0 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm, 3.5 mm, 7 mm, SC, SMA, SMC, SSMA, SSMC, Type N and TNC designs.
Model SFP-15228-S1 is a resistive diode based passive doubler. The doubler is designed and built with a balanced waveguide configuration, which offers low harmonic emission and high conversion efficiency. It exhibits 15 dB typical conversion loss and converts +20 dBm input power at 25 GHz to 37.5 GHz to +5 dBm power at 50 to 75 GHz.
Pasternack Enterprises announced a line of 2 Watt, 40 GHz attenuators (part number PE7395-xx). This new line of high frequency, millimeter wave attenuators is perfect for applications requiring reliable broadband performance ranging from DC to 40 GHz (Ka microwave band). The new 40 GHz fixed attenuators are designed with 2.92 mm connectors and allow input power of 2 Watts.
Miniature Flex Circuits
Metrigraphics announced large-scale production of micron-scale flexible circuits six or more layers high with traces as narrow as 3 microns (11.81 x 10-5 inches). The circuits are so flexible they can be wrapped around objects with diameters as small as a pencil. Products include single-layer flex, multi-layer flex, coils, sensor components, etc. Applications include T&M, RF and microwave components, and more.
RFMW announced support for MiniRF’s 4-way splitter, model MRFSP0012. Covering the common CATV bandwidth of 5 to 1002 MHz, it replaces three, 2-way splitters commonly used to achieve a 1 to 4 split, thus saving board space, reducing part count and offering easier design configuration. It offers a cost savings over comparable performing, multi-splitter topologies.
San-tron, Inc. announced the release of their new, pSeries pressurized connectors which provide low-loss, high-stability performance through 30 GHz at +/-65 psi. These pressurized connectors, which meet the IP68 standard, feature a simplified, three-piece design – body, center contact, and an innovative dielectric.
Emhiser’s G-band transmitters provide cutting-edge performance in the universe of G-band (4400 to 5000 MHz and 5090 to 5250 MHz) applications. Available now with power output of 5 or 10 watts and in models covering video, telemetry (analog), and digital versions. Designed to meet the most stringent performance requirements of the airborne environment.
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RF Bay’s GNA-115T is 0.4 dB noise figure 19 dB gain low noise amplifier that operates frequency range between 400-2000 MHz. The +21 dBm P1dB and +36 dBm IP3 makes GNA-115T a driver amplifier for many applications. Operating at 9 to 15V at 80mA, the unit measured at 1.00" x 0.75" x 0.45" with SMA female connectors on both side.
Wireless Test Set
Agilent Technologies’ EXM wireless test set now supports 4x4 True MIMO capability for WLAN design and validation, with up to four TRXs testing multiple-input, multiple-output antenna characteristics simultaneously. This capability further advances the gigabit era for WLAN evolution, especially the rapidly evolving 802.11ac technology.
Radio Test Set
Rohde & Schwarz designed the R&S CMA180 radio test set especially for analog radio production and maintenance. Equipped with a touchscreen for easy operation, the new tester can generate any test signal of up to 20 MHz bandwidth and process high input power levels of up to 150 W. It offers all of the functions of a high end device at an attractive price.
Rohde & Schwarz
Mini-Circuits’ FW-5+ is a 50Ω, 1W, 5dB, DC to 12000 MHz SMA fixed attenuator. Features: wideband coverage, DC to 12000 MHz; 1 watt rating; rugged unibody construction; off-the-shelf availability; very low cost.
PMI Model No. PE2-30-2R04R0-1R5-21-8V-SFF is a 2.0 to 4.0 GHz, low noise amplifier that typically provides 30 dB of gain while maintaining a maximum gain flatness of +/-1.0 dB over the operating frequency. Typical noise figure is 1.5 dB and offers a minimum OP1dB of +21 dBm. It requires +8VDC and has a nominal current draw of 300 mA. The unit is supplied with removable SMA(F) connectors in our standard PE2 housing.
Planar Monolithics Industries
LTE Waveform Analysis
A new LTE/LTE-Advanced multi-channel PXI-based test solution accelerates the setup of multi-channel test system configurations and enables engineers to gain deeper insight into complex carrier aggregation and spatial multiplexing MIMO designs. It provides tools to generate complex LTE/LTE-A multi-channel/MIMO waveforms and analyze multiple channels in the frequency and modulation domains simultaneously.
The SSPA 0.03-0.512-110-RM is a rack mounted, fully environmental sealed, dual channel amplifier capable of amplifying legacy and new high PAR waveforms over the full 30-512 MHz frequency range up to levels of 50.5 dBm peak power. Internal switched filtering ensures harmonics are suppressed by 60 dB and Automatic Level Control (ALC) maintains constant forward RF output power.