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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

Editor's Choice

1702 HFE choice 01

Coaxial Relay Products

RelComm Technologies, established in April 1994, designs and manufactures Design Enhanced Application Specific RF Coaxial Relay Products for high volume commercial telecommunications infrastructure, military communications as well as test and measurement instrumentation operating from DC to 40 GHz. The management team has more than seventy-five years of combined experience in design, manufacturing and marketing of products for this industry.

RelComm Technologies
relcommtech.com

1702 HFE choice 02

Pulse-Profiling Power Meter

LadyBug Technologies’ latest Pulse-Profiling Power Meter V4.5 supports a broad range of RF measurement solutions. The Power Meter is an ideal user interface for displaying time domain scope-like profiles of the 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 like Crest Factor, Droop, Peak and Pulse Power along with Average Power and statistical information such as CDF, PDF and CCDF, are all included.

LadyBug Technologies
ladybug-tech.com

1702 HFE choice 03

GaN Transistor

RFMW announced support for a plastic GaN transistor from Qorvo. The TGF2977-SM provides 5W of saturated power from 8 to 12GHz for various applications including marine and weather radar, military radar and avionics. Operational to very low frequency, the recommended bias voltage is 32V. The unit provides >50% PAE and small signal gain of >13dB at mid X-band frequencies. Offered in a low cost, low thermal resistance, plastic, QFN package measuring 3x3mm, this transistor is capable of supporting CW and pulse operation.

RFMW
rfmw.com

1702 HFE choice 04

Power Amp System

Exodus Advanced Communications has released the new AMP2084 ultra-broadband high Power Amplifier System covering the full 6 - 18 GHz frequency range at 80 W Min / 100 W typical and featuring Class AB linear GaN design, gain of 50 dB and less than 4 dB p-p power flatness all in a 5U standard rack chassis.  Operating from a 180-240 VAC power source, the AMP2084 has built-in protection circuits and is suitable for all single channel modulations standards and for EW, EMI/RFI and High Power Testing applications.

Exodus Advanced Communications
exoduscomm.com

1702 HFE choice 05

6 GHz Oscilloscope

Rohde & Schwarz added a new 6 GHz model to its R&S RTO2000 series, opening up measurements on fast communications interfaces and IoT applications. The exceptional characteristics of the compact R&S RTO2000 lab oscilloscopes make them the ideal instrument for demanding measurement tasks such as power integrity measurements. The new R&S RTO2000 model with 6 GHz bandwidth allows developers to test the radio interfaces of 802.11ac WLAN components for IoT modules in the 5 GHz band.

Rohde & Schwarz
rohde-schwarz.com

1702 HFE choice 06

Power Amp 

Model SBP-3133834034-2828-C1 is a power amplifier with a typical small signal gain of 40 dB and a nominal P1dB of +34 dBm across the frequency range of 31 to 38 GHz. The amplifier requires a gate voltage of +5VDC and a drain voltage +6VDC with a drain current of 2.4 A quiescent and 4 A under RF drive. The RF connectors are WR-28 waveguides with UG-599/U flanges. Other port configurations, such as K connectors, are also available under different model numbers.

SAGE Millimeter
sagemillimeter.com

1702 HFE choice 07

Terminations

SRTechnology designs and manufactures: terminations, attenuators, filters, connectors, adaptors, and other components, including dividers, arrestors, and DC blocks. The company has established a strong and motivated team able to assist customers worldwide with outstanding product quality, complemented by cutting-edge customer service. SRT’s R&D expertise results from a balanced mix of well-trained engineers and experienced personnel with both electrical and mechanical competencies, all targeting customer satisfaction.

SRTechnology
srtechnology.com

1702 HFE choice 08

Switch Matrix Assembly

Low Power High reliability 4 X 3 Switch Matrix for space applications. The operating frequency range is from 7.0 GHz to 11.0 GHz with an input power of200 mW. The operating voltage is from 24 – 31 Vdc (28 Vdc Nominal) at extreme temperature of -20°C to +80°C.The 4 X 3 Switch Matrix is latching type and equipped with suppression diodes and telemetry circuitry.

Ducommun
ducommun.com

1702 HFE choice 09

FEM

Skyworks introduced the SKY66105-11, a new high performance, highly integrated RF front-end module (FEM) designed for high power Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) and Connected Home applications operating within the 902 to 931 MHz frequency band. This FCC-compliant module integrates harmonic filters and shielding, making it an ideal design choice for sensors, smart meters (water, gas, electric) and machine-to-machine uses. The SKY66105-11 features 30 dBm Pout which maximizes range while staying within FCC regulatory limits.

Skyworks
skyworksinc.com

1702 HFE choice 10

Probe

Rohde & Schwarz introduces a probe with both a large offset range and a DC voltmeter for power integrity measurements. The R&S RT-ZPR20 is a new, extremely low-noise power rail probe with a bandwidth of 2 GHz. Its 1:1 attenuation also ensures very good sensitivity. The large offset range of ± 60 V permits analysis of the smallest disturbance signals during power integrity measurements, even on DC power supplies with a high voltage level. The probe also features an integrated high-precision DC voltmeter.

Rohde & Schwarz
rohde-schwarz.com

1702 HFE choice 11

Space Products

MECA is pleased to expand its low altitude and space program with products available specifically for commercial space applications where a higher reliability is needed but with varying levels of test criteria.  Such as: Operational Temperature -45ºC ~ +85ºC, Storage Temperature -55ºC ~ +125ºC, Altitude 30,000 ft., 60,000 ft. 1.0psi, Vibration 25g rms (15 degree 2KHz) endurance, 1 hour per axis, Humidity 100%rh at 35 ºC, 95%rh at 40 ºC, Shock 20g for 11ms half sine wave, 3 axis both directions. Made in USA - 36 month warranty.

MECA Electronics
e-meca.com

1702 HFE choice 12

Wideband USB Power Sensor

Boonton once again sets the standard for fast RF power measurements with the introduction of its 55 Series Wideband USB power sensors. Built with Boonton's Real-Time Power Processing™ technology (patent pending), this new product line offers speed and accuracy never before seen in a USB form factor. The 55 Series sensors are ideal for manufacturing, design, research, and service in commercial and military applications such as telecommunications, avionics, RADAR, and medical systems.

Boonton
boonton.com

1702 HFE choice 13

Mini Oscillators

Q-Tech released a new line of miniature oscillators available in 2.5 x 3.2mm, 3.2 x 5mm, and 5 x 7mm packages. These miniature oscillators will provide Q-Tech customers with the smallest options offered yet across the military temperature range of -55C to +125C. Many standard frequencies are in-stock allowing for our lowest lead-time offerings for our most often ordered frequencies. CMOS 3.2X5.0 and 5.0X7.0 initial frequencies in stock: 10.000, 16.000, 20.000, 25.000, 32.000, 40.000, 50.000, 100.000, 125.000 MHz.

Q-Tech
q-tech.com

1702 HFE choice 14

Isolators, Circulators, and More

VidaRF is a global technology provider of custom RF microwave components to client’s requests, or directly built-to spec for the most specific applications. VidaRF headquarters located in Huntersville, NC.

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.

VidaRF
vidarf.com

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