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EMC Products

ON Semiconductor www.onsemi.com
SolaHD www.solahd.com
Ferroxcube www.ferroxcube.com

Power Devices

Cree, Inc. www.cree.com
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. www.skyworksinc.com
Microsemi Corporation www.microsemi.com
JFW Industries www.jfwindustries.com
Nitronex www.nitronex.com

Sensors

Fastrax Ltd. www.fastraxgps.com
Radiocrafts AS www.radiocrafts.com
Libelium www.libelium.com
Nextreme Thermal Solutions www.nextreme.com
Spacek Labs www.spaceklabs.com

Product Highlights

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation www.arworld.us

Linear Technology Corporation www.linear.com

Mini-Circuits www.minicircuits.com

Connor-Winfield www.conwin.com

Aethercomm www.aethercomm.com

ACS www.appliedmicrowave.com

MITEQ, Inc. www.MITEQ.com

New Products

Crystek Corporation www.crystek.com

RF Micro Devices, Inc. www.rfmd.com

Linear Technology Corporation www.linear.com

Anritsu Company www.anritsu.com

Valpey Fisher Corporation www.valpeyfisher.com

TriQuint Semiconductor www.triquint.com

Mini-Circuits www.minicircuits.com

Analog Devices, Inc. www.analog.com

Aeroflex Limited www.aeroflex.com

Rohde & Schwarz www.rohde-schwarz.com

Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. www.lansdale.com

Empower RF Systems www.EmpowerRF.com

Rakon Limited www.rakon.com

Spacek Labs www.spaceklabs.com

Agilent Technologies www.agilent.com

Computer Simulation Technology www.cst.com

W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. www.gore.com

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. www.skyworksinc.com

Laird Technologies, Inc. www.lairdtech.com

NEMA Enclosures

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NEMA Enclosures

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association developed the system of labeling NEMA enclosure performance to better match enclosures to the application. But, why settle for an off-the-shelf standard enclosure when Equipto can quickly design and build precisely what you need. Equipto can create your NEMA enclosure from your drawings, rough sketches and even conversations. With virtually unlimited options your enclosure will be a great match for the technology it will be protecting.

Equipto Electronics
equiptoelec.com

Editor's Choice

1709 HFE choice 01

17 - 40 GHz Block Up and Down Converters

Norden Millimeter’s broader band block up and down converters are used for extending the frequency range of existing ELINT, COMINT, RADAR, and testing systems. These new converters cover the 17 - 26.5 GHz and 25.5 - 40 GHz bands with a full 1 GHz overlap with existing 18GHz systems and at the transition between bands. The upconverter has independent input IF and output RF attenuation for over 60 dB of gain control. These attenuators are controlled by parallel attenuation bits on a rear power/control multi-pin connector. 

Norden Millimeter
nordengroup.com

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Board-to-Board Connectors

SuperMini Board-to-Board solutions optimize interconnect performance for board-to-board stacking applications. These RF/millimeter wave blind-mate connectors maximize electrical performance of the transmission path between connector and circuit while accommodating axial misalignment of .010” and radial misalignment of +/- 10° via Southwest Microwave’s intelligent bullet and PCB receptacle designs.

Available bullets enable board-to-board spacing as close as 3 mm, assuring transmission line dependability for tightly stacked PCBs. Low mating insertion force allows for an increased density of interconnections per board. Unique bullet design enables extended mating and de-mating cycles.

Southwest Microwave
southwestmicrowave.com

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Power Sensor with Long Reach Connector

LadyBug Technologies’ new extended Type-N connector is ideal for many laboratory, manufacturing and field applications. The high quality Type N-male connector (option XNM) is available on most of LadyBug Power sensors, including its True RMS, Peak & Pulse and Pulse Profiling sensors. LadyBug power sensors provide high accuracy NIST traceable RF Power measurements to below -60dBm. A virtual power meter application is included with each sensor. The new connector combined with LadyBug’s No Zero Just Measure, patented No-Zero and Zero-Aware technology adds even more flexibility for power sensor users. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LadyBug Technologies, LLC
ladybug-tech.com

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Thin-Film Hybrids 

Ciao Wireless Inc., founded in February, 2003, is dedicated to serving the RF & Microwave Community in the design and manufacture of RF & Microwave Thin-Film Hybrid Amplifiers, Radial Power Combiners-Dividers and Space Qualified Amplifier Assemblies. Ciao is committed in providing the Highest Performance designs at an Exceptional Value without sacrificing Quality and Reliability.

Ciao Wireless
ciaowireless.com

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Low PIM Adapters

MECA also offers Low PIM (-165 dBc Typ) Type N Right Angle Adapters as well as 7/16 DIN and Type N Bulkhead Adapters for DAS Applications featuring industry leading PIM performance of -160 dBc Min. Other in series and between series models also available in demarcation panels. Made in USA and 36-month warranty.

MECA Electronics
e-meca.com

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Directional Coupler

KRYTAR announced a new Directional Coupler operating in the frequency range of 0.5 to 20.0 GHz offering Nominal Coupling of 6 dB in a compact package. KRYTAR’s new directional coupler is uniquely designed for systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required. The coupler provides simple solutions for many applications including electronic warfare (EW), commercial wireless, SATCOM, radar, signal monitoring and measurement, antenna beam forming, and EMC testing environments.

KRYTAR
krytar.com

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Mult-Function Modules

Microwave Solutions Inc. offers the microwave system designer the option of specifying multiple signal control functions within a single, standard size drop-in module. Originally designed for radar and microwave test instruments, these Multi-Function Modules (MFM) can provide gain control, amplification, coupler and/or detection for an integrated automatic level control (ALC) function all within a single package. Examples include an attenuator-amplifier-coupler-detector module,  a coupler-sampler module with multiple sample ports, and a coupler-coupler-detector module for both coupling and power level detection. 

Microwave Solutions
microwavesolutions.com

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Hand Formed Cable Assemblies

VidaRF offers DC-18GHz Hand Formed Semi Flex cable assemblies. The outer shield is copper braid, silver plated to minimize signal leakage and maintain flexibility for ease of bending to your requirement. Option to include insulated clear or blue jacket reducing risk of shorting. Available in a wide variety of connector combinations. Excellent return loss and insertion loss. VidaRF will provide rapid delivery service. Our programs have been developed to produce large volume as well as quick turnaround for your custom designs. Stock parts will ship within 24 hours. 

VidaRF
vidarf.com

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Phase Shifter

PMI Model No. PS-360-DC-3 OPTION 618-15D is an 8-bit, Digitally Controlled Phase Shifter that provides range of 360° in 256 Steps over the 6.0 to 18.0 GHz frequency range. This unit has a typical insertion loss of 10 dB, accuracy of ±15° Max (Peak to Peak) - Measured ±6.6°, PM/AM of ±2.5 dB Max - Measured ±1.2 dB and a VSWR of 2.0:1 Max. It is supplied with removable SMA (F) connectors in a housing measuring 1.6" x 1.75" x 0.5".

Planar Monolithics Industries
pmi-rf.com

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MOSFET Driver

Analog Devices announces the LTC7004, a high speed, high side N-channel MOSFET driver that operates up to a 60V supply voltage. Its internal charge pump fully enhances an external N-channel MOSFET switch, enabling it to remain on indefinitely. The LTC7004’s powerful 1Ω gate driver can easily drive large gate capacitance MOSFETs with very short transition times and 35ns propagation delays, well suited for both high frequency switching and static switch applications.

Analog Devices
analog.com

1709 HFE choice 11

Spectrum Monitoring, Analysis

Keysight Technologies announced a collaboration with ThinkRF, a leader in software-defined spectrum analysis, to enable deep and consistent signal quality measurements across many different deployments and applications. The resulting solution, based on Keysight’s industry-leading 89600 VSA software, sets a new standard for open, flexible and cost-effective spectrum monitoring and analysis. The combined Keysight and ThinkRF solution couples Keysight’s 89600 VSA software with ThinkRF’s R5500 real-time spectrum analyzer to provide cost-effective spectrum monitoring and comprehensive vector signal analysis for government agencies and aerospace and defense firms.

Keysight Technologies
keysight.com

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Cable Assemblies: Wireless Infrastructure

Pasternack’s 36 new low-PIM jumper cables are made with UL910 plenum-rated SPP-250-LLPL cable and feature a maximum PIM level of -155 dBc. PIM levels have been fully tested with PIM test results marked on each cable. These cables deliver a maximum operating frequency of 6 GHz and a maximum VSWR of 1.25:1 up to 2 GHz and 1.35:1 up to 6 GHz. They are offered with 4.3-10, 7/16 DIN, N and 4.1-9.5 mini-DIN connector combinations including right-angle connectors. These low-PIM cable assemblies are lightweight, flexible and can operate in a temperature range of -55°C to +125°C.

Pasternack
pasternack.com

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