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Wideband Amplifier with AGC

Lansdale Semiconductor announced continued availability of the ML1590/BGA, National Stock Number (NSN) 5962-01-280-2203. The ML1590 is supplied in (8) lead metal cans to Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD) 5962-876570 integrated circuits (ICs), originally designed and built by Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor. Applications support mature circuit designs in Military Systems as well as new designs for Video Amplifiers, Mixers and staged IF Amplifiers and can be used in Navigation Test Instrumentation and GPS.

Lansdale Semiconductor

Waveform Generator

Keysight Technologies announced that the M8195A 65 GSa/s arbitrary waveform generator’s (AWG’s) analog bandwidth increased from 20 GHz to 25 GHz. This performance increase guarantees even greater signal quality, with up to four fully synchronized channels. The AWG’s memory also increased to 16 GSa per channel for a playtime of 250 ms at maximum sample rate. With the M8195A’s sequencer option, engineers can create long test signal scenarios.

Keysight Technologies

Spectrum Monitor

Anritsu introduced the MS27101A Remote Spectrum Monitor. The most recent edition to Anritsu’s interference detecting tools, the MS27101A can be used with Anritsu’s Vision™ software to create a highly accurate remote solution for government regulators and university lab researchers to identify interference patterns, record spectrum history and geo-locate the sources of problem signals to mitigate interference issues and identify illegal or unlicensed signal activity.



Lexatys offers a solution to stopping Wi-Fi and ISM band interference with its 9-27 GHz high pass filter.  SMA compatible 2.92 mm RF connectors provide good match to 27 GHz. Stopband performance from DC-7.8 GHz exceeds 55 dBc. Insertion loss from 9-21 GHz is less than 1.5 dB minimizing the impact on critical measurements.



Model SAY-9239633914-094-X1 is a Cassegrain antenna offering nominal 39 dB gain and a half power beamwidth of 1.4 degrees typically in the frequency range of 92 GHz to 96 GHz. The main reflector is fabricated with aluminum material to offer a light weight and rugged mechanical structure. The corrugated horn is used to provide the best feed efficiency and the most uniform illumination. The input port is a 0.094” circular waveguide with UG-387/U-M flange. The antenna can support both linear and circular polarized waveguides and is designed and manufactured for indoor and outdoor applications.

SAGE Millimeter

Power Sensor with Extended Frequency Range

LadyBug’s LB5926L is a state of the art high accuracy, high sensitivity True RMS Average power sensor well suited to source calibration and EMC testing applications. The high accuracy sensor covers frequencies from 9 kHz to 26.5 GHz and offers excellent dynamic range. The innovative multipath processing scheme processes the entire dynamic range in each sample providing exceptionally fast True RMS measurements.

LadyBug Technologies

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Editor's Choice

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Isolators optimized for excellent performance across Microwave and Millimeter-wave (K, Ku, Ka & E bands) covering 18.0 - 26.5 GHz, 27.0 - 31.0 GHz & 26.5 - 40.0 GHz in 2.92mm connectors. Also available are Attenuators, Power Dividers, Terminations & Couplers. Their rugged construction makes them ideal for Telecommunications, Aerospace & Test Equipment systems. Made in the USA – 36 month warranty. 

MECA Electronics

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Epoxy System

Master Bond Supreme 3HTND-2CCM is a rapid curing, toughened, multifunctional, one part epoxy system that can be used for bonding, sealing, coating, potting and glob topping. It requires no mixing and cures readily at elevated temperatures. Specifically, the minimum curing schedule is 20-30 minutes at 250°F or 5-10 minutes at 300°F. It is not premixed and frozen and its working life is unlimited at room temperature.

Master Bond

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Low Noise Amplifier

Model ABL0100-01-3010 is a low cost, SMA connectorized low noise amplifier offering 30 dB linear gain and 1.0 dB noise figure over the frequency range from 10 MHz to 1 GHz with excellent gain flatness and input/output return loss. The unit has a built in voltage regulator and operates with a single DC power supply voltage from +10 to +15V. The package size of the amplifier is 1.5 × 0.85 × 0.375”.

Wenteq Microwave

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Fairview Microwave announced a new line of high-reliability SPDT surface mount electromechanical RF switches that cover broadband frequencies from DC to 8 GHz. These new RF switches offer exceptional reliability and repeatable performance which make them an ideal solution for demanding industries and applications related to aerospace, defense, industrial, telecom, instrumentation, medical devices and many others.

Fairview Microwave                     

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Pasternack introduced a rackmount variable gain RF amplifier with performance from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. This 19-inch rack mounted RF amplifier is designed for lab use and various test and measurement applications. Normally this type of test equipment commands long lead-times; however, this product is available from stock for immediate shipment. It offers broadband frequency coverage from 100 MHz to 18 GHz with high gain levels of 50 dB minimum over a temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.


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Waveform Playback

The Highland Technology model P350 "Wayback Machine" is a compact Ethernet-based waveform playback unit designed specifically for aerospace simulation testing. It provides eight analog outputs that can be used independently or synchronously. In Playback mode, any P350 channel can store and play multi-gigabyte user waveform files, with flexible playback rates, summing, filtering, scaling/offset, and phase/timeshift provisions. Any channel can also operate in Wavetable mode, playing repetitive standard or arbitrary waveforms.

Highland Technology

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The RKK-4-112+ frequency multiplier provides a multiplication factor of 4, converting input frequencies from 200 to 275 MHz into output frequencies from 800 to 1100 MHz, supporting applications including synthesizers, local oscillators, satellite up and down converters and more. It provides an input power range from +17 to +23 dBm, low conversion loss and good harmonic suppression. It comes in a miniature, shielded surface-mount package (0.50 x 0.50 x 0.18”) with wraparound terminations for excellent solderability.


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ARC Technologies to Exhibit at Design Con 2016

ARC Technologies is showcasing its wide range of capabilities to solve microwave and RF interference, radar absorbing, and EMI control challenges at 2016 Design Con ( in Santa Clara, CA.

Learn more about ARC Technologies’ new testing capabilities and solutions, including their newest Hot Melt Absorbers, Focused Beam Testing system providing electromagnetic test capabilities up to 110 GHz, the ARC Clear Conductive Electromagnetic Shielding AC2ES™, and the latest automotive anti-collision radar materials.

The latest Hot Melt Absorber product line gives the customer a very simple and fast way to apply absorber to a surface that requires noise suppression, for example a PCB. Different hot melt products are available depending on application and frequency requirement.

The AC2ES is an advanced, optically clear, transparent, thin-film conductor that provides excellent EMI shielding and conductivity. It is a robust, ultra-thin, flexible film incorporating conductive nanoparticles and a low-cost direct replacement for Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) films. AC2ES is available in flat or 3D form, or can be supplied pre-cut to exact customers’ specifications.

Addressing automotive radar designers and autonomous vehicle technology needs for accuracy and reliability, ARC Technologies has perfected a family of optimal RF noise mitigation materials. These materials can be formulated, molded or otherwise fabricated to best suit the application. ARC Technologies can help get technology up to speed with new radar absorber products SB1009, SB1006, and MC1000. Its SB and MC series absorbers are weather and chemical resistant and are suitable for use on the vehicle body, bumpers and other exterior surfaces.


Rogers Corp. to Exhibit, Provide Education at DesignCon

Rogers Corp. will be exhibiting (booth # 702) and educating at the upcoming DesignCon ( Now in its 21st year, DesignCon is a premiere event for design chip-circuit-and system-level engineers working on high-frequency analog and high-speed digital circuits. DesignCon 2016 is scheduled for January 19-21, 2016 (January 20-21 for the exhibition) at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, CA).

On the conference side, John Coonrod, Technical Marketing Manager for Rogers Advanced Connectivity Solutions, and author of the popular ROG Blog series, will participate in a 75-minute panel discussion targeting effective measurement methods for high-frequency/high-speed printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials.

This technical presentation will focus, in particular, on frequencies above 10 GHz, as needed for a growing number of applications, including many emerging wireless communications systems. Conducted by the IPC D-24c task group ( on High Frequency Test Methods, the round-robin-style panel discussion (“Track 05: Characterize PCB Materials and Processing”) will explore the properties of some of the latest circuit materials and examine different methods for testing and characterizing those materials. Joining John Coonrod in the discussion will be Glenn Oliver, Senior Engineer at DuPont, and Don DeGroot, President of CCN.

Also, Dr. Allen F. Horn III will be presenting “Effect of conductor profile structure on propagation in transmission lines” at 9:20 AM on Thursday, January 21 and participating as a member of the August panel discussion “Getting smooth copper and keeping it” at 3:45 PM on Thursday, January 21.