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0.1~18.0GHz Broadband Low Noise Amplifier

Model ABL1800-01-3330 is a two stage MMIC based low noise amplifier with input limiter over drive protection. It offers 33dB linear gain and 3.0dB noise figure with excellent gain flatness and input/output return loss. The unit has a built-in voltage regulator and operates with a single DC power supply voltage. The package size of the amplifier is 1.5 × 1.0 × 0.4”.

Wenteq Microwave
wenteq.com

Surface Mount Bias Tees

Save design time and time to market by using a proven bias solution from the high frequency specialists at Marki. Our new line of surface mount bias tees are built using our proprietary wire-wound coil technology and precise assembly process enabling ultra-broadband resonance-free operation in a compact .150” x .220” package. BTL models offer the lowest frequency extension, 500 kHz, with the option to extend further to 5 kHz by using an external coil.

Marki Microwave
markimicrowave.com

Peak and Pulse Power Sensor

LadyBug Technologies’ LB479A thermally stable peak and pulse Sensor utilizes patented technology to deliver no drift, high accuracy statistical pulse information along with average power. No user zeroing is required. The USB sensor offers frequency coverage from 10 MHz to 8 GHz, unlike similar pulse sensors, the sensor’s full -60 dBm sensitivity is available in pulse mode. The product’s broad frequency range combined with excellent sensitivity make it ideal for IoT, satellite, radar, Bluetooth, and defense applications.

LadyBug Technologies LLC                             
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Clamshell Spring Pin Socket

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for FineLine Ball grid Array - CBT-BGA-6111. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 19 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.93 nH, insertion loss < 1 dB at 4.15 GHz and contact resistance is <30mOhms. The current capacity of each contactor is 4 amps at 80C temperature rise. Socket temperature range is -55C to +180C. Socket also features a floating guide for precise ball to pin alignment.

Ironwood Electronics
ironwoodelectronics.com

Millimeter-Wave LNAs

A list of Spacek Labs' microwave and millimeter-wave low-noise amplifiers is only a sampling of our full line of wideband LNAs which we produce. We offer too many variations to list them all, so if you don't see the amplifier you need, contact us. We'll help you find or design the perfect amplifier for your application. Spacek Labs, Incorporated, is a small, woman-owned business which designs and manufactures millimeter-wave and microwave components and sub-systems operating from 10 to 110 GHz.

Spacek Labs
spaceklabs.com

Waveguide Band Converters

OML develops specialty products through collaborative efforts with our customers. One mainstream example is extending the frequency coverage of existing scalar network analyzer based systems. In addition, we can provide full waveguide band converters utilizing fundamental mixer technology for application specific requirements. In other words, we excel when challenged to solve your most difficult millimeter and sub-millimeter wave measurements problems. Contact OML today to start the dialog on your requirements.

OML
omlinc.com

New Products

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Power Sensor: Satellite, Radar, ATE Applications

LadyBug Technologies’ LB5926APower Sensor measures RF power at frequencies from 9 kHz to 26.5 GHz. The sensor has a dynamic range of -60 dBm to +86 dBm allowing users measurement flexibility and making attenuator selection for high power applications easy. The advanced RMS responding, two path diode based sensor accurately measures signals with any modulation bandwidth. It offers higher measurement speed and dynamic range than thermal sensors, without compromising accuracy.

LadyBug Technologies
ladybug-tech.com

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180 Degree "Magic Tee" Hybrid

Emhiser designs and markets 300 KHz to 300MHz 180° "Magic Tee" Hybrids in an SMD package. All Emhiser products are designed for harsh military environments and many have been range qualified. Numerous patents have resulted from our imaginative designs. A recently developed line of ultra-high efficiency transmitters consume less than one half the current of conventional designs. A 5 watt transmitter can be replaced by a 10 watt ultra-high efficiency transmitter doubling the power with less input current and considerably less dissipated power.

Emhiser Research
emhiser.com

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On-Site RF/Wireless Training at Your Facility

Any Besser Associates training course can be presented on-site at your location at a time that is convenient to you. On-site training is available for domestic and international locations and has the following benefits:

protects proprietary information. avoids logistics and travel costs associated with training large numbers of people off-site. permits critical-function employees to be accessible for work while taking a class. frees engineers' time to design products rather than administrate training needs. schedule the course when you want it.

Besser Associates
besserassociates.com

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Type N Female Bulkhead Precision 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

SGMC Microwave
sgmcmicrowave.com

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Multi-Unit Testbed for Emulating RF Environments

The first compact, modular, isolated system for testing wireless devices without an anechoic chamber. Companies involved in designing and building products and systems for wireless protocols are all too familiar with the problem of economically testing their electronics in a repeatable RF environment. Open air testing is time consuming and unreliable. Repeat visits to third-party test facilities can cause scheduling delays and high costs.

Equipto Electronics
equiptoelec.com

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Variety of RF and Microwave Components

Herotek, Inc. has been a quality supplier of RF and Microwave components since 1982. 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
herotek.com

April 2021

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The April 2021 Online Edition is now available for viewing and download!

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94GHz Socket for LGA56

Ironwood Electronics introduced new LGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 94 GHz, very low inductance for ATE applications. The GTP-LGA-1002 socket is designed for 10x10 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 94 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. Contact resistance is typically 30 milliohms per pin. Socket is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses very small real estate allowing capacitors/resistors to be placed close by. This socket utilizes swivel lid for initial setup. Once test program is verified, lid and protruded screws are removed.

https://www.ironwoodelectronics.com/press/94-ghz-socket-lga56.html

New RF GaN X-Band Radar Solutions

Wolfspeed introduces four multi-stage GaN on SiC devices, extending its range of RF solutions for X-band radar applications. These new devices provide options for systems requiring high efficiency transmit solutions in challenging form factors. Offered in small, industry standard packages that allow designers to achieve maximum performance with smaller systems that consume less power.

https://wolfspeed.com/rf/products/x-band

Qorvo® to Create State-of-the-Art Semiconductor Packaging Center

Qorvo® has been selected by the U.S. government to create a State-of-the-Art (SOTA) Heterogeneous Integrated Packaging (SHIP) RF production and prototyping center. The SHIP program will ensure that microelectronics packaging expertise and leadership is available for both U.S. defense contractors and commercial clients that require design, validation, assembly, test and manufacturing of next-generation RF components.

The exclusive SHIP Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), worth up to $75 million, was awarded to Qorvo by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division. This program is funded by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s (OUSD R&E) Trusted and Assured Microelectronics Program (T&AM), and is administered by the Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted System (S²MARTS) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), managed by National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL).

Under the SHIP program, Qorvo will design and deliver the highest levels of heterogeneous packaging integration. This is essential to meet the size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) requirements for next-generation phased array radar systems, unmanned vehicles, electronic warfare platforms and satellite communications.

 

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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.

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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.

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