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Noise Sources

NoiseWave released a line of precision millimeter waveguide noise sources. The NW-W series of waveguide noise sources covers all major millimeter waveguide bands with high output, excellent flatness and ripple-free response. Designed for both built-in test and laboratory applications, these units can also replace outdated gas tube noise sources. Models are available up to 110GHz (W-band) with output ENR from 6dB to 50dB. Applications include noise figure measurement, millimeter wave radiometers, automotive radar, and more.


RF and Microwave Components

Herotek is a broad-based, high technology company supplying parts for the Military, Industrial and Commercial markets with designs from DC to 75 GHz. It offers standard products as well as thousands of custom designs, and is happy to match existing products. Herotek offers Detectors, Comb Generators, Limiters, Switches, GaAsFet Amplifiers (Broadband, Low Noise, and Power) and integrated subsystems of many types, including up and down converters, multipliers, harmonic mixers, and transceivers.


7mm Series Connectors

SGMC Microwave’s 7mm series are precision grade connectors designed for use with microwave applications requiring excellent performance up to 18 GHz.  SGMC offers an extensive line of 7mm precision adapters, receptacles, and cable connectors for various semi-rigid and flexible coaxial cables.  Special designs are also available upon request. Frequency Range:  DC to 18 GHz; Mates with Precision 7mm Connectors (Sexless//Genderless); Robust Coupling Mechanism; Low VSWR and insertion loss.

SGMC Microwave

Transistors and More

AMCOM Communications, Inc. offers a wide selection of RF Transistors, Power Amplifier GaN/GaAs MMICs and Power Amplifier Modules. We regularly release new cutting-edge products. Our RF Transistors include Discrete Power GaN HEMTs, GaAs FET (good linearity at back-off) and GaAs pHEMT (good power density and efficiency).


Pulse Profiling Power Sensor

LadyBug Technologies’ thermally stable LB480A USB pulse profiling power sensor is in stock for immediate shipment. The senor is available with various connector options allowing it to be placed directly on the DUT to achieve the best match and accuracy. LadyBug power sensors provide high accuracy NIST traceable RF Power measurements to below -60dBm. A virtual power meter application is included with each sensor.

LadyBug Technologies LLC

Digital Catalog: Components, Connectors, and More

VidaRF is a global technology provider of custom RF microwave components to clients’ requests, or directly built-to spec for the most specific applications. Along with providing our customers with a variety of MIL-SPEC products, VidaRF Components specializes in designing custom solutions. Instead of designing around catalog items, VidaRF products are engineered to meet and exceed customer requirements and expectations. Design assistance is readily available and can result in new concepts of weight reduction and space savings. "When the standard just will not do, VidaRF has the solution for you!"


Meet Today's Challenges via Continuing Education

Besser Associates delivers live and alternative media training to professionals working with analog, RF, wireless, digital, and networking technologies. We've trained over 60,000 people in these industries. Our instruction combines theory with hands-on practice, the latest tools and technology, and the most appropriate training media for individualized, meaningful participant experiences. This education is critical to process and product innovation in the highly competitive RF, wireless, and networking industries.

Besser Associates

Massively Parallel Parametric Test System

Keysight Technologies announced the third generation of its P9000 series massively parallel parametric test system. The system accelerates the fast ramp of new technology and reduces the cost-of-test in the development and manufacturing of advanced semiconductor logic and memory ICs. For example, with the new types of device structure and higher performance, the required amount of parametric test data per advanced technology node (less than or equal to 20 nm) is drastically increasing.

Keysight Technologies

Digitally Controlled PIN Diode Attenuator

Model A3G-69N-3JQ is a Digitally Controlled GaAs Attenuator that operates from 50 MHz to 18 GHz.  It is capable of a 32 dB attenuation range in 0.125 dB steps. The Attenuation Flatness is +/- 1.25 dB with a 1.8:1 V.S.W.R. in 50 Ohms and a 4.75 dB Insertion Loss. This GaAs Attenuator is Digitally Controlled via 8 BITs of TTL compatible binary logic with a switching speed less than 1.0 μSec.  It handles +20 dBm CW or 1.0 Watt Max.  The package size is 2.0 x 2.5 x 0.75 inch. 

GT Microwave

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Waveguide Cable 

Model SCW-1212006-S1-F is a 6” long WR-12 waveguide cable. The frequency range of the waveguide cable is 60 to 90 GHz. It allows for varied orientations of waveguide to waveguide connections. The cable has a typical insertion loss of 3.5 dB and a nominal VSWR of 1.5:1. It is flexible with maximum bend radius of 0.20”. Other lengths are offered under different model numbers such as SCW-1010006-S1-F and SCW-1515006-S1-F. 

SAGE Millimeter

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Model SWH-QC-0750C-R2 is a waveguide quick connect apparatus designed and manufactured for 0.75” circular flanges’ quick connect and disconnect operation primarily. The quick connect allows for fast mating of two flanges and clamping them by easy turning of the hand screws. It is designed to be used for UG-385/U, UG-387/U, and UG-387/U-M flanges and is intended for lab or sub-assembly use where frequent connect and disconnect are encountered. In addition, it is also designed for sub-assemblies and lab setups where insufficient room is available for standard connections using waveguide screws. 

SAGE Millimeter

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Cable Assemblies

Amphenol RF is pleased to introduce a line of SMA fixed length cable assemblies on LMR-195 and LMR-240 cables. This full Amphenol solution combines precision machined Amphenol RF SMA connectors with high performing LMR cables developed by Times Microwave, an Amphenol company. These pre-configured cable assemblies are designed to offer a lower loss option with superior electrical performance to standard cables.

Amphenol RF

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OML introduced millimeter wave (mm-wave) intermodulation distortion (IMD) measurements to target emerging gigabit applications such as WirelessHD, WiGig, 802.11ad and E-band point-to-point radios. In these applications, the linearity of amplifiers and transceivers can adversely affect bit error rate, especially those involving higher order modulation. Due to waveguide constraints, IMD has been nearly non-existent on the millimeter wave frontier until now. For the first time, OML can thoroughly characterize mm-wave devices for S-parameters, gain compression, and IMD.


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RF Power Products

MACOM offers a broad range of RF power semiconductor products as discrete devices, modules, and pallets designed to operate from DC to 6 GHz. Our high power transistors are ideal for civil avionics, communications, networks, radar, broadcast, industrial, scientific, and medical applications. MACOM has more than 60-year heritage of providing both standard and custom solutions using bipolar, MOSFET, and GaN technologies to meet customers’ most demanding needs.


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Frequency Synthesizer 

The Luxyn frequency synthesizer features high-speed tuning from 50 MHz to 21 GHz in frequency steps as small as 0.001 Hz in a package that is only 4.0 × 3.6 × 0.9 in. and weighs only 15 oz. It is literally a fit for a wide range of applications, from broadband communications systems to test-and-measurement equipment. It provides spectrally pure output signals that can feed most measurement applications.

Micro Lambda Wireless

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RFMW, Ltd. announced design and sales support for ParkerVision’s direct conversion quadrature demodulator/modulator designed for communication systems requiring excellent linearity with the lowest possible power consumption. Drawing only 23mA from a 3V supply, the PV5870 consumes 1/5th to 1/10th the power of similar demodulators yet provides superior noise figure performance (a 6dB improvement over the nearest competitor). As a demodulator operating from 400 – 3600MHz, the PV5870 offers excellent amplitude and phase balance and very low DC offset.


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Ku-Band Mixer

DS Instruments introduces the MX20000, a Ku-Band mixer with integrated programmable local oscillator. USB powered and controlled, the MX20000 with its low-phase-noise LO provides simple up and down-converting for applications including satellite link testing. The USB serial port requires no drivers or API, only simple text commands.

DS Instruments

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Pasternack’s 20 new phase locked oscillator models are offered with popular fixed output frequencies of 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000 and 6000 MHz. Typical performance for these PLOs includes excellent phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset, a buffered output power level of +7 dBm and low second harmonic and spurious suppression levels of -25 dBc and -70 dBc respectively. They require an external frequency reference of either 10 MHz or 100 MHz and feature a TTL lock detect output to signal an out-of-lock condition.


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