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Wide Frequency Range Power Sensor

LadyBug Technologies announced its fully self-contained 9 kHz to 40 GHz Wideband RF and microwave power sensor. The highly accurate sensor is suitable for laboratory use, EMC testing, Satcom and Defense applications. It can be interfaced using its USB HID, USBTMC or can be directly controlled through its I2C or SPI, serial microcontroller interfaces. These options make the sensor ideal for automated test equipment. All interfaces use standard SCPI commands. The USBTMC interface makes it a drop-in replacement for similar competitive sensors.

LadyBug Technologies
ladybug-tech.com

Fully Differential Amplifiers/ADC Drivers

Analog Devices announced the LTC6363-0.5, LTC6363-1 and LTC6363-2 Precision, Fixed-Gain, Fully Differential Amplifiers, creating a family of ultra-precision fixed-gain variants of the successful LTC6363 amplifier. The new offerings are available in fixed gains of 0.5, 1 and 2V/V which provide flexibility when scaling inputs to the full range of ADCs. The precision resistors, which are integrated in LTC6363-0.5, LTC6363-1 and LTC6363-2, have been designed with overall system performance in mind, striking a balance between noise and linearity, and utilizing laser trimmed factory calibration to achieve a level of precision which is difficult and costly to achieve discretely.

Analog Devices
analog.com

VNA Cal Kit

Model STQ-TO-10-U3-CKIT1 is a W-band waveguide vector network analyzer (VNA) calibration kit designed to work with industry standard network analyzers in the frequency range of 75 to 110 GHz. The kit consists of two straight waveguide sections, one fixed short, one fixed matching load, one sliding load, one ¼ wave length shim, two waveguide quick connects, ten 3/32 hex head waveguide

screws, a 3/32” hex waveguide screw driver and one calibration data USB drive. The cal kit comes in a sturdy wooden box and is an ideal higher-performance metrology grade calibration set for VNA system calibrations.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

Type N Female Bulkhead Adapters

• Frequency Range: DC to 18 GHz (Mode FREE)
• Electrical: 50 Ohm, Low VSWR & Low Insertion Loss
• VSWR: 1.15:1 Max @ 18 GHz (Typical VSWR 1.05:1 through 18 GHz)
• O-Ring seal captivated within the flange body groove
• Materials: Passivated 303 Stainless Steel or Nickel Plated Brass available
• Dielectrics Fluorocarbon (PTFE)
• Available for immediate delivery – Same day shipping for all stock items

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

Frequency Discriminator

PMI Model No. FD-0518-10-2G4G is a 2.0 to 4.0 GHz Frequency Discriminator having a VSWR of 2.0:1 maximum, 1.5:1 typical, and a video output slope of 1V/GHz. Frequency Discriminator Accuracy: ±100 MHz, Operating Input Power: +10 dBm nominal, ±0.1 dBm. Unit package size is 2.00" x 1.80" x 0.50" with SMA (f) connectors; -55ºC to +85 ºC Operating, -65 ºC to +125 ºC Non-Operating Temperature.

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

 

Component Library

Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI), a Modelithics® Vendor Partner (MVP), is now offering design engineers a free 90-day trial license for the Modelithics PPI Component Library. This will provide PPI customers access to extremely accurate scalable simulation models for Passive Plus capacitors with advanced features that enable a more precise and rapid design process. The MVP Program promoted collaboration and open communication between Passive Plus and Modelithics during the development of advanced data sets and Modelithics Microwave Global Models ™ for Passive Plus capacitors.

Passive Plus
passiveplus.com

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LNA 

Model SBL-2734034025-2F2F-E3 is a low noise amplifier with a typical small signal gain of 40 dB and a nominal noise figure of 2.5 dB across the frequency range of 26.5 GHz to 40 GHz. The DC power requirement is +12 VDC/200 mA. The input and output port configurations are both 2.4 mm (F) connectors. Other port configurations, such as K (F) connectors are available under model number SBL-2734034025-KFKF-E3.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

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 52 GHz Bandwidth Socket

Ironwood Electronics introduced a new high performance elastomer socket for 0.65mm pitch BGA package. The SG25-BGA-2051 socket is designed for a 8mmx8mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 52 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss (GSSG configuration). The contact resistance is typically 20 milliohms per pin. Network analyzer reflection measurements for the G-S-S-G case were taken with all except the pins under consideration terminated into 50 Ohms.

Ironwood Electronics
ironwoodelectronics.com

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Auto Radar Echo Generator

The R&S AREG100A automotive radar echo generator reliably tests radar sensors in the 24 GHz ISM band and in the E band at 77 GHz or 79 GHz. It simulates echoes of up to four artificial target objects at fixed distances. User-configurable Doppler offsets can optionally be applied to simulate radial movement of the objects. The R&S AREG100A is a future-proof solution for testing advanced long-range and short-range radars. It supports bandwidths up to 4 GHz in the E band and can simulate objects at a minimum distance of 4 m if the distance between the frontend and the DUT is 80 cm.

Rohde & Schwarz
rohde-schwarz.com

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Handheld MM-Wave Solution 

OML’s mixer series, MxxHxDC, is specifically designed for handheld spectrum analyzers as a portable solution for millimeter wave spectrum analysis measurement. Utilizing the handheld spectrum analyzer tracking generator as an LO source and the built-in DC supply; this harmonic mixer provides you the ease of portable field measurement in a one box solution.

OML
omlinc.com

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Custom Assemblies 

Norden Millimeter manufactures a variety of custom assemblies featuring:

500 MHz to 110 GHz Multi-function assemblies Multi-octave designs High-density sealing Hermetic sealing

Contact us today with your requirements.

Norden Millimeter
nordengroup.com

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Pin Diode Switch

PMI Model No.P2T-8G18G-50-R-SFFF is a reflective single pole, two throw, high power pin diode switch that operates from 8.0 to 18.0 GHz. This device offers high isolation: 50 dB typical, low insertion loss: 3 dB typical; isolation: 50 dB minimum, and fast switching 200 ns. Other specifications include Input power 40 W Max, operating temperature of -55 ºC to +85 ºC, and VSWR of 2.0:1. Package size of 1.55" x 2.30" x 0.50" and has SMA (f) connectors.

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

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Limiters 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 Subassemblies such as multipliers. Standard as well as custom products are available.

Herotek
herotek.com

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The August 2018 Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

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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

IEEE AUTOTESTCON, National Harbor, September 17-20,2018

IEEE EMC-Long Beach, July 30-August 3, 2018

IEEE International Conference on Mobile Terahertz Systems 2018 (ICMTS 2018) Duisburg, July 2-4, 2018

IMS 2018, Philadelphia, June 10-15, 2018

WAMICON, Clearwater, April 9-10, 2018