Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Power Sensor with Analog Out

LadyBug Technologies, manufacturers of patented No-Zero No-Cal before use USB RF Power Sensors, is pleased to announce analog output options for its new LB5944A (44 GHz) high accuracy power sensor.

 Power sensor users requiring autonomous analog output can order Option 001 (Analog Recorder Out) on any LadyBug LB5900 series power sensor. The option provides a calibrated, accurately scaled output signal delivered through the sensor’s SMB connector. The 0 to 1 volt output can be set up in the sensor’s included software suite. Once set up, the signal is available with or without attachment to a computer.

LadyBug Technologies LLC

New PCB Antennas: 700 MHz to 5 GHz

Pasternack launched a new line of embedded PCB antennas designed to address OEM, ODM, Wi-Fi, GSM, CDMA, 3G, 4G, LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, ISM and NB-IoT applications.

Pasternack’s 23 new embedded PCB antennas feature a small form factor PCB design with frequencies ranging from 700 MHz to 5.8 GHz, gain ranging from 0 dBi to 5 dBi, and UMCX connectors. The antennas support numerous end-use applications such as use in wireless networking devices found in both consumer and enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices deployed in healthcare, manufacturing automation (Industry 4.0), and agricultural applications.


Hermetic Ceramic Leadless SMT Substrates and Packages

Remtec designs and manufactures cost effective hermetic ceramic leadless SMT substrates and packages for RF and microwave components as well LEADLESS-HERMETIC-CERAMIC-SMT_2-(1)as multichip modules for direct PCB mount. An SMT package built with PCTF® (Plated Copper on Thick film) Technology includes three essential features: copper metallization, copper-plated solid plugged hermetic via holes, and PCTF wraparounds (castellations). Copper metallization is quite suitable for RF signal transmission and also creates an excellent heat spreading effect beneath a semiconductor die.


SiTime: Systems on a Chip

HFE recently spoke with Piyush Sevalia, Executive Vice President, Marketing, SiTime. This publicly traded fabless company made two announcements in late July. It was noted that accurate timing is essential and a key “heartbeat” ingredient for achieving robust processor operation in high fidelity cellular networks. New products highlighted include multiple output clock systems-on-a-chip for 5G and telemedicine. IEEE 1588 protocol is employed.


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Virtual Power Meter and Sensor

LadyBug Technologies’ latest Virtual Power Meter V4.5 delivers a broad range of RF measurement solutions. The VPM is an ideal user interface for displaying time domain scope-like profiles of the pulse modulated waveform. When used with LadyBug’s Pulse Profiling Sensors, the software delivers clear, concise pulse details. The Pulse zoom feature includes gates and markers that provide accurate measurement of selected details.

Measurements such as Peak, Pulse, Average Power, Droop and Crest Factor, along with statistical information such as CDF, PDF, and CCDF are provided with full scaling control. These advanced features, combined with LadyBug’s patented no-zero no-cal make an ideal solution for the Microwave lab.

LadyBug Technologies LLC

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2-Way Power Dividers/Combiners: Stripline

Pulsar Microwave manufactures a large selection of 2-way power dividers in narrowband and broadband configurations, covering frequencies from 225 MHz to 70 GHz. They are designed to handle from 10 to 30 watts input power in a 50-ohm transmission system. Microstrip or stripline designs are utilized, and optimized for best performance.

Units come standard with SMA or N female connectors, or 2.92mm, 2.40mm, and 1.85mm connectors for high frequency components.

Pulsar Microwave

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Wideband LNA

Richardson RFPD announced the availability of a new wideband low-noise amplifier from ERZIA Technologies S.L. The ERZ-LNA-1800-4200-24-6 provides a gain of 24 dB with a noise figure of 5 dB. The device’s compact size and modularity make it ideal for a wide range of applications, including industrial, SATCOM, aerospace and military. Additional key features of the ERZ-LNA-1800-4200-24-6 include:

Frequency range: 18 to 42 GHz

Output power (P1dB): +9 dBm (typ.)

Small signal gain: 24 dB (typ.)

Gain flatness: +/- 1.5 dB

OIP3: +18 dBm (typ.)

Richardson RFPD

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Small OCXO

Raltron, a global leader in high performance frequency management components and antenna products, has designed what it claims is the smallest SMD oven controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) available on the market. At only 9 mm x 7 mm, the OX7000 Series is designed for applications that require ultra-small size and superior temperature stability. This includes all aspects of 5G wireless infrastructure, transmission, precision instrumentation, broadcasting, utility metering infrastructure, and more.


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The September 2020 Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

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Web Exclusives

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Times Microwave Systems Introduces

The New Generation of Micro Coaxial Cables


WALLINGFORD, CT Times Microwave Systems’ new PhaseTrack® 047 is a phase stable, highly flexible, micro coaxial cable. Designed for DC to 70 GHz frequency ranges, this cable meets the size and performance needs of Spaceflight, Health Care, 5G and Telecom, Test and Measurement, and many other “in-the-box" applications.

The smaller scale PT-047 is an ideal choice for dense or clustered cable configurations with high flexure requirements. It is a flexible alternative to the 047 Semi-Rigid and demonstrates superior phase stability over temperature.

This cable utilizes Times Microwave Systems’ proprietary TF4® dielectric material, eliminating the problematic non-linear phase performance of PTFE through 15-25ºC and need for time-consuming extra recalibration steps or software-based phase corrections. Designed with the same diameter of the standard Semi-Rigid 047, it pairs perfectly with popular connector options:

  • 2.92 mm
  • 2.40 mm
  • SMA
  • SMP
  • TLMP

Have a tough challenge? Email for help.

About Times Microwave Systems

A pioneering brand in innovative RF and microwave interconnect assemblies, cables and connector designs, Times Microwave Systems is a division of Amphenol. The company has more than 70 years of experience in the industry and offers the most comprehensive suite of products in the market. TMS continues to rapidly expand its portfolio by addressing defense, medical, telecommunications, precision test, and space applications. With a staff of more than 100 engineers and a global manufacturing presence, TMS is uniquely qualified to produce the right solution for our customers' complex requirements.


Delta Electronics: Manufacturing Marvel

Delta Electronics Mfg. Corp., headquartered in Beverly, MA is being spotlighted as a “Manufacturing Marvel” on Fox Business Network, on July 30, 2020. The two minute airing will take place between 9:30 and 9:45 PM. Delta is a true manufacturing, USA based company that is thriving in a world of increased foreign competition. We are a world class manufacturer of RF, Microwave, and Millimeter wave products and assemblies, used in a variety of highly sophisticated Commercial, Medical, Military and Aerospace subsystems.


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eBook: A Designer’s Primer on Radar Systems

Combined with advances in phased-array antennas and integration technologies, radars are moving beyond military/aerospace markets to address a host of commercial applications. This primer showcases how NI AWR software provides designers with the advanced modeling and simulation technologies needed to meet the challenges of all types of radar system design.

A Designer’s Primer on 5G Communications

Recent advances in NI AWR software are helping designers develop the antenna and RF front-end components that are making 5G a reality. This primer offers content on the innovative wizards and synthesis technologies that enable engineers designing 5G communications systems to deliver cost-effective, high performance, and high-reliability products to market.