At IMS 2022 in Denver last week, SignalCore released two new products - a 40 GHz downconverter and nanoSynth® SMT signal synthesizers for various communication systems and test and measurement applications. The company is a leader in the design and manufacturer of high performance, innovative, and cost-effective electronic radio frequency (RF) and microwave subsystems to serve customers worldwide in research and development laboratories and universities.
The SC5320A is a Ka band single stage downconverter, with an input RF range from 20 GHz to 40 GHz, external LO frequency range from 10 GHz to 20 GHz, output IF range from 100 MHz to 4 GHz, and 3 dB bandwidth of 2 GHz. This module features an internal synthesized local oscillator, selectable RF preamplifier, and variable gain control, making it a compact and versatile standalone downconverter module. With the option for an external LO, the SC5320A may be configured for SISO applications or paired together with multiple units for MIMO applications such as ground-based satellite communications, point-to-point radio, test instruments, and other RF measurement systems.
The company also introduced 3 new synthesizers as part of the SMT nanoSynth® family. The SC801A and SC802A, part of their Hummingbird series, are fully integrated broadband CW signal synthesizers that tune at 1 Hz resolution between the range of 0.625 GHz to 10 GHz and 1.25 GHz to 20 GHz respectively. Built on SignalCore's proprietary low phase noise architecture, these synthesizers exhibit ultra-low phase noise of < -115 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz for a 10 GHz carrier. Along with sweep and list mode functions, and small size of 2.5” x 1.75” x 0.31”, these synthesizers are ideal building blocks for RF and microwave systems. These units require an external 200 MHz reference. SignalCore recommends using the SC803A, part of the Weebill reference source series.
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SignalCore was showcasing their products at the IMS 2022 in Denver from 21-23 June. IMS 2022 is the largest event for the RF & Microwave Sector. Click here to see everything RF's coverage of the event.