Friday, August 23, 2019

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RF Power Sensor: Broad Frequency Range

LadyBug Technologies’ LB5940A patented, thermally stable USB RF Power Sensor is for defense, EMC testing, ATE, radar applications, and more. The sensor’s broad frequency range, combined with exceptional sensitivity and wide dynamic range, make it ideal for high accuracy applications.

LadyBug Technologies LLC

W-Band Receiver

Model SSR-9330634030-10-M1-I is a W-Band image rejected receiver. The receiver has a typical conversion gain of 30 dB with a typical RF input power of -60 dBm in the frequency range of 90 to 96 GHz and an IF output frequency range of 5 to 11 GHz. It has a built-in x8 multiplier which requires a typical input LO power and frequency of +5 dBm and 10.625 GHz, respectively. With the built-in IF hybrid, the receiver typically offers a 20 dB image rejection level. The LO and IF port are both equipped with female SMA connectors and the RF port is a WR-10 waveguide with a UG-387/U-M flange.

SAGE Millimeter

Timing Solution

SiTime Corp. announced its Endura™ MEMS timing solutions for aerospace and defense applications such as field and satellite communications, precision GNSS, avionics, and space. The Endura products are engineered to offer unmatched performance in harsh conditions – such as severe shock, vibration, and extreme temperature – that are routinely experienced in these applications. The devices also offer maximum choice to customers with 5 million possible part numbers that can be created from 17 programmable products.


6 GHz RF Signal Source

The SC5507A and SC5508A are from our PSG line of signal sources, providing tunable frequency range from True DC to 6.25 GHz, with resolution of 1 mHz. Their amplitude range is typically between -50 dBm to 15 dBm stepping in 0.01 dB, and harmonics are typically < -35 dBc. Phase noise at 5 GHz CW is better than -125 dBc/Hz@10kHz. These devices incorporate a 1 MHz to 6 GHz power sensor whose measurement range is -25 dBm and 15 dBm with accuracies of better than 0.50 dB. 


Phase Shifter Assembly with Ethernet Control

JFW model 50PSA-101-XX is a programmable phase shifter assembly with range 0 – 358.6° by 1.4° steps. The center frequency is user selectable from 1.5-3.0 GHz.

JFW Industries

Directional Coupler

C-1532-06 is a directional coupler covering 130 - 520 MHz in a continuous band with 6 dB nominal coupling. Values from 3 through 40 dB are available. Made in USA. Low PIM by design. Werbel Microwave LLC is an ISO 9001-2015 certified manufacturer.

Werbel Microwave

Broadband Resistors 

PPI Broadband Resistors are specifically designed to operate at frequencies up to 67 GHz. With special microwave laser-trimming used to ensure a tight tolerance at high frequencies, these Broadband Resistors are wire bondable, solderable, and can be used in a flip-chip configuration. Applications: Optical Transceiver Modules, Broadband Receiver, TOSA/ROSA, Broadband Test Equipment, Low Noise Amplifiers, MMIC Amplifiers. Markets: Opto-Electronics, Telecom, Broadband, Military, Satellite Communications.

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High Power RF Limiters

Pasternack’s high power RF limiter line now consists of 13 unique models that provide low leakage power to sensitive control components in the receiver chain while offering good suppression of even-order harmonics under hard limiting. These RF limiters operate over a very wide frequency range in bands from 0.2 GHz to 40 GHz and provide low leakage power circuit protection of 10 to 18 dBm. Additionally, they exhibit high CW power handling of up to 200 Watts peak power and a fast recovery time of 10 to 100 nanoseconds.


New Products

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Solutions for Military, Space Applications

Skyworks Solutions unveiled its latest high reliability solutions for demanding military and space applications with stringent operating requirements. Skyworks’ hermetically sealed, broadband low-noise and impedance-matched amplifiers function in harsh environments and can be leveraged in a multitude of communication platforms. With all peripheral components integrated into an optimized ceramic QFN package, these devices simplify the design process and reduce board space while delivering robust performance for next generation aerospace and defense applications such as satellites and avionics systems.

Skyworks Solutions

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Bluetooth Module

Laird Connectivity announced the BL654 PA (Power Amplified) series which delivers more power and range performance in a single Bluetooth solution than ever before.

Building on the success of the BL654 Series, the BL654 PA provides OEMs with maximum design flexibility and performance. The BL654 PA is a complete multi-protocol embedded wireless offering with exceptional processing capability and extended PA/LNA support ideal for long- range applications or extremely challenging RF environments.

Laird Connectivity

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Tech Brief: YIG Filters

Using small conductive “loops” a YIG filter is coupled to and from a YIG spheres’ resonant magnetic field. The closer the loop, the wider the bandwidth. Bandwidth can also be expanded by increasing the number of YIG resonators and carefully “tuning” the RF coupling loops. In this brief, RF engineers will learn the three basic methods in which this coupling is applied: signal transfer; signal reflection; and oscillation feedback, and how this differentiates a bandpass from a band-reject filter.

Micro Lambda Wireless

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Microwave Transceiver

The NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 is a dual conversion Transceiver providing 2-18 GHz operation in a versatile OpenVPX platform The NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 includes internal LOs which provide an instantaneous IF bandwidth of 1 GHz and exceptional Noise Figure: Down Converter NF= 6dB max, Up Converter NF=15dB max.

Both the RF and IF paths include variable attenuation. The NUDC2-18/1.3-2.3 is digitally controlled by RS-485.

Norden Millimeter

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Amps and Much More

Herotek's products are built to meet excellent performance, high reliability, and quick delivery. The product lines consists of components and subsystems in the DC to 75 GHz range, such as GaAs FET amplifiers, (Broadband, low noise and power), Detectors, Limiters, Switches, Comb Generators, Up and Down Converters, Harmonic Mixers, and Integrated Sub-assemblies such as multipliers. Standard as well as custom products are available.


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90-Degree Hybrid Couplers

KRYTAR's 90 Degree Hybrid Couplers perform many functions, including splitting and combining signals in amplifiers, switching circuits, and antenna beam-forming networks used in a wide range of commercial and military applications. 90 degree hybrids are used in circuits requiring a balanced division of power into two transmission lines with 90 degree separation of phase.


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Extension Modules

OML’s Signal Generator Frequency Extension Module can extend the frequency range of your existing 20 GHz microwave synthesizer to millimeter wave frequencies. Modules are available to span the waveguide bands between 50 and 500 GHz. These source modules are RoHS compliant. In addition, an option is available for manual power sweeps using a micrometer as a tuning mechanism. The standard source module has a prerequisite for +12V that is easily satisfied with many commercially available power supplies. As an alternative, a specialized option is available (SxxMS-AG) that enables the the Keysight PSG to satisfy the source module's power supply prerequisite.


August 2019

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The August 2019 Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

Download August HFE PDF


Web Exclusives


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e-Book – Microstrip Antenna Design

A new e-book, authored by industry veteran Kenneth Puglia and featuring NI AWR Design Environment software, explores microstrip antenna design and examines the single-element rectangular microstrip antenna as well as antenna arrays constructed from single microstrip elements. The eBook is available at (registration required).

Insulated Wire Inc.

Insulated Wire Inc. is pleased to announce that following the retirement of a French delegate, IW Microwave Products Division President, John Morelli, has been appointed as the Secretary for IEC/SC46F, a subcommittee of IEC/TC46. IEC/SC46F is responsible for RF and Microwave Connectors and Components International Standardization.

Mr. Morelli, who is sponsored by Insulated Wire, brings significant RF/Microwave connector and component experience to the position, and we congratulate him on his new appointment. Mr. Morelli had been serving as the chief Technical Advisor for the US National Committee’s Technical Advisory Group to IEC/SC46F.

The US National Committee of the IEC is a fully integrated entity of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Coming Events

IMS 2019, Boston, June 2 - 7, 2019

IEEE EMC + SIPI, New Orleans, July 22 - 26, 2019

IEEE AUTOTESTCON, National Harbor, MD, September 9 – 12, 2019

EuMW 2019, Paris, September 29 - October 4, 2019

MILCOM 2019, location TBD, October 2019 (date TBD)

AOC, Washington, DC, October 28 - 30, 2019

IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, location TBD, January 2020 (date TBD)