Top RF and Microwave Products in 2021 - Part 2

Top RF and Microwave Products in 2021 - Part 2

2021 was an eventful one for the RF & Microwave Industry. It witnessed the commercialization of 5G Technology, the introduction of Wi-Fi 6E, widespread use of IoT, significant advancements in military technology and the launch of hundreds of satellites for a wide range of applications. This article is the second of a two-part series that lists some of the most viewed RF & Microwave products on everything RF in 2021. Click here to see part 1.

X-band GaAs Monolithic 6-bit Digital Phase Shifter IC from 8.5 to 10.5 GHz

The CHP3015-QDG from United Monolithic Semiconductors is an X-band GaAs Monolithic Digital Phase Shifter IC that operates from 8.5 to 10.5 GHz. It provides a phase-shift range from 0 to 360 degrees with a step size of 5.625 degrees. This 6-bit phase shifter IC has an insertion loss of 8 dB and can handle an input power of up to 23.5 dBm. Read more.

GaAs IQ Mixer MMIC from 18 to 67 GHz

The MMIQ-1867LSM from Marki Microwave is a GaAs MMIC IQ Mixer with an RF/LO frequency from 18 to 67 GHz and an IF frequency of DC to 23 GHz. It has a conversion loss of less than 16 dB, a noise figure of 12 dB, and provides an LO to RF isolation of 49 dB. Read more.

0-20 dB Fixed Chip Attenuators from DC to 50 GHz

The TSX Series from Smiths Interconnect are Fixed Chip Attenuators that operate from DC to 50 GHz. These attenuators are available in attenuation values of 0-10 (with a 1 dB step size), 15, & 20 dB. They can handle a CW input power of up to 10 W and have a VSWR of less than 1.25:1 Read more.

High Linearity Automotive e-Call Antenna Routing Switch

The QPC1251Q from Qorvo is an Automotive Antenna Routing Switch that is designed to enable Emergency Calling (e-Call) functionality in the Telematics Control Units (TCU). It provides excellent insertion loss and isolation. Read more.

30 V Bias Tee from 125 kHz to 67 GHz

The HL9647 from Hyperlabs is a Bias Tee that operates from 125 kHz to 67 GHz. It can handle a maximum DC bias current of 1000 mA and has a breakdown voltage of ±30 V. The bias tee has an insertion loss of less than 2.3 dB, an amplitude match of ±0.1 dB, and a phase match of ±4° at 40 GHz. Read more.

Rugged Multi-Port Connector System for Fixed/Rotary Winged Airframes

The Mega8 from MegaPhase is a Multi-Port RF Connector System that can be used in both fixed and rotary winged airframes. These RF interconnects have spring-loaded interfaces to ensure positive mating under extreme vibration conditions. Read more.

70 GHz Cable Assembly for Lab, High-speed Digital, and Production Testing Applications

The SUCOFLEX 570S from HUBNER+SUHNER are RF Cable Assemblies that operate up to 70 GHz. These assemblies provide a precise, long-lasting connectivity solution that ensures extremely accurate measurements even under the most severe operating conditions. Read more.

800 W GaN SSPA Microwave Generator from 5725 to 5815 MHz

The RIF58800-20SG from RFHIC is a GaN SSPA based Microwave Generator that operates from 5725 to 5815 MHz. It provides a CW peak power of up to 800 W with a power control resolution of 10 W and has power stability of up to 1 %. Read more.

UHF/VHF SPDT RF Switch from 50 to 500 MHz

The NuSwitch VU150MH01 from NuWaves is a High Speed, Low Loss SPDT Switch that operates from 50 to 500 MHz. This switch can handle up to 150 W of input power, has an insertion loss of less than 0.25 dB, and provides isolation of over 25 dB. Read more.

RF and Microwave Laminate for High-Power Applications

The RT/duroid 6035HTC from Rogers Corporation is a high-frequency laminate that is ceramic filled with PTFE composites for use in high-power RF and microwave applications. It has a dielectric constant of 3.5 (at 10 GHz/23°C), a thermal coefficient of -66 ppm/°C, and thermal conductivity of 1.44 W/m/K. Read more.

USB-Controlled 3-Axis mmWave and THz Antenna Positioners

The GIM04 from MilliBox is a 3-Axis mmWave and THz Antenna Antenna Positioner which can control the rotation in Elevation, Azimuth, and Polarization axes. It can adjust to various DUT form factors and adds a new level of versatility for daily over-the-air measurements. Read more.

10 W, GaN on SiC General-Purpose Amplifier from DC to 5 GHz

The WSGPA01-V1 from Wolfspeed is a GaN on SiC Discrete General-Purpose Amplifier (GPA) designed for applications up to 5 GHz. The amplifier delivers up to 10 W of output power with a small signal gain of 18 dB and a drain efficiency of better than 19%. Read more.

Klystron High Power Amplifier from 12.75 to 14.50 GHz

The K4U from Communications & Power Industries is a Klystron High Power Amplifier for satellite uplink applications from 12.75 to 14.8 GHz. It delivers a klystron power of more than 2.45 kW with a gain of over 77 dB. Read more.

16-Way Power Divider from 2.30 to 2.36 GHz

The D9194 from Werlatone is a 16-way power divider that operates from 2.30 to 2.36 GHz. It has an insertion loss of less than 0.2 dB and can handle an input power of up to 1,000 W. The divider has a typical input VSWR of 1.15:1, an amplitude balance of 0.2 dB, and a phase balance of 5 degrees. Read more.

Silicon 5G Tx/Rx Quad Core Dual Pol IC

The AWMF-0151 from Anokiwave is a highly-integrated 28 GHz silicon quad-core IC for 5G phased array applications. The IC has eight antenna ports that can be connected to four dual-polarization antenna elements to support both horizontal and vertical polarizations in a phased array. Read more.

Ka-Band Beamforming IC from 17 to 22 GHz for Aerospace and Defense Applications

The ADAR3000 from Analog Devices is a Ka-band beamformer IC that operates from 17 to 22 GHz. This 4 beam / 16 channel beamforming IC can be configured for transmitting or receiving operations via an SPI interface. Read more.

Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 Wireless SoC

The QCA6390 from Qualcomm is an advanced 14nm 2x2 Mobile Connectivity SoC supporting the full suite of Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 features for mobile and computing devices. It is designed to deliver faster, more secure, and more robust Wi-Fi experiences and enable new Bluetooth audio capabilities. Read more.

Multi-constellation GNSS Receiver for E-Mobility and Cellular Base Stations

The SE868Y-D from Telit is a Multi-frequency and Multi-constellation GNSS Receiver that supports GPS (L1/L5), QZSS (E1), Galileo (E5), GLONASS (L1), BeiDou (B1/B2), and IRNSS (L5) bands. The receiver has a hot start of 1 s, a warm start of 24 s, and a cold start of less than 35 s when using L1+L5 bands. Read more.

5G-NR C-V2X Test Solution with GNSS Emulation

The SA8700A C-V2X Test Solution from Keysight is a comprehensive test solution enabling functional, protocol, and RF measurements of C-V2X devices. It is based on Keysight’s new UXM 5G platform, with support for future releases of 5G NR C-V2X, and the MXG for GNSS emulation. Read more.

Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with GNSS Capabilities

The R5750 from thinkRF is a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with GPS is built for mobile wireless situational awareness applications such as RF drive testing, coverage mapping, propagation analysis, direction-finding & transmitter localization, and vehicle-based spectrum monitoring. Read more.

2-Port Modular VNA from 300 kHz to 6 GHz

The eVNA from Mini Circuits is a high-quality, affordable VNA that operates from 300 kHz to 6 GHz. This 2 Port modular VNA has a dynamic range of greater than 120 dB, trace noise of less than 0.008 dBrms, and output power from -50 to 7 dBm. Read more.

Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer from 100 kHz to 43.5 GHz

The SM435B from Signal Hound is a real-time spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver that operates from 100 kHz to 43.5 GHz. It has 160 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth, a dynamic range of 110 dB, 1 THz/sec sweep speed at 30 kHz RWB (using Nutwall windowing), and ultra-low phase noise. Read more.

Weatherproof RF Receiver from 9 kHz to 8 GHz for Spectrum Monitoring

The RFeye Node 40-8 from CRFS is a purpose-built RF receiver for spectrum regulators that combines high-performance spectrum monitoring with a rugged form factor at an affordable price. It provides real-time spectrum operations and is low in Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) making it easy to deploy where it is needed. Read more.

2 KW Multimode GaN Amplifier from 1 to 2.5 GHz

The 2180 from Empower RF Systems is a Solid-State Power Amplifier that operates from 1000 to 2500 MHz. It delivers a CW output power of more than 2000 W and a gain of 63 dB (gain adjustment range 20 dB). The amplifier utilizes high-power GaN devices that provide wide frequency response, high gain, high peak power capability, and low distortions. Read more.

10 W Solid-State Power Amplifier from 26.5 to 40 GHz

The AMP4072A from Exodus Advanced Communications is a Solid-State Power Amplifier (SSPA) that operates from 26.5 to 40 GHz. It delivers a saturated output power of more than 10 W with a gain of above 40 dB. Read more.

Surface Mount mmWave Bandpass Filter from 26.5 to 30 GHz

The PSF28B04S from Cubic Nuvotronics is a Cavity Bandpass Filter with a passband from 26.5 GHz to 30 GHz and a center frequency (Fc) of 28.5 GHz. It can handle an input power of 2 W, has an insertion loss of 1.9 dB in the pass-band, and provides rejection of over 30 dB in the stopband. Read more.

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