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March 27, 2017 - everything RF Newsletter
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Date: March 27, 2017
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Industry News
NI Demonstrates World’s First Real-Time Over-the-Air Prototype for Verizon 5G at 28 GHz - National Instruments
GaN RF Power Devices to Represent 25% of High-Power Semiconductors Wireless Infrastructure Market - ABI Research
ADI Introduces Active Learning Modules for Analog and RF Engineering Education - Analog Devices
Laird Introduces Multi-Interface Platform for Low-Power, Long-Range IoT Deployments - Laird
New Wireless Solutions from Silicon Labs Tackle Multiprotocol IoT Design Challenges - Silicon Labs
'Light Based Wi-Fi' - 100 times Faster Compared to Current Solutions - Eindhoven University of Technology
Toshiba to Supply World's Largest Class S-Band Weather Radar System to Taiwan - Toshiba
OneWeb Starts Construction of World’s First State-of-the-Art High-Volume Satellite Manufacturing Facility - OneWeb Satellites
Leti Presents Advances in Propagation Modeling and Antenna Design at EuCAP - Leti
Cobham Flat Plate Antennas Enable Communication Between Iridium NEXT Satellites - Cobham
New Radar Detects Threats in Dense Foliage and Forestry - Israel Aerospace Industries
AIXTRON Delivers GaN-on-SiC Production Technology to Sumitomo for RF Devices - AIXTRON
New Entrant to Transform SATCOM with GaN-on-Diamond Technology - Akash Systems
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White Papers
Simulation of Beamforming by Massive MIMO Antennas in Dense Urban Environments - Remcom
A Flexible and Off-the-Shelf Mobile Antenna Solution - Fractus Antennas
How to Successfully Apply a DC Bias Onto an RF Line - Coilcraft
Testing RF Front-End ICs with the Semiconductor Test System - National Instruments
An Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility - API Technologies
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Featured Products this Week
RF Amplifier
26 to 31 GHz SSPA for EMI/RFI, EW, Communications & SATCOM Applications

RF Amplifier from Exodus Advanced Communications

The AMP3094 is a solid state high power amplifier from Exodus that operates from 26 to 31 GHz. The SSPA uses Hybrid GaAsFET devices in a Class AB linear design. It provides a power gain of 37 dB with a P1dB of 4 watts and saturated output power of 5 watts. The amplifier requires a 9 V DC supply and draws 10 Amps of current.
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RF Spectrum Analyzer
Economy USB Based Tracking Generator from 100 kHz to 12.4 GHz

RF Spectrum Analyzer from Signal Hound

The USB-TG124A from Signal Hound is a USB-based tracking generator that operates from 100 kHz to 12.4 GHz. It works with the USB-SA124A spectrum analyzers to measure filters, attenuators, amplifiers and other components to carry out scalar network analyzer measurements. The tracking generator has an amplitude range from -30 to -12 dBm and an absolute accuracy of 2 dB with a scanning rate up to 700 points / sec.
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RF Switch
High Power Solid-State Transfer Switch from 250 MHz to 1250 MHz

RF Switch from UMCC

The SR-AV0H-TS from UMCC is a Solid State Transfer-Switch that operates from 250 MHz to 1250 MHz. It has an insertion loss of under 0.5 dB, an isolation of 32 dB and a VSWR under 1.2:1. The switchhas a rise/fall time of 450 ns and can handle up to 43 dBm of average CW power and peak power up to 50 dBm.
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Frequency Multiplier
X3 Active Frequency Multiplier from 72 to 90 GHz

Frequency Multiplier from SAGE Millimeter

The SFA-123KF-S1 from SAGE Millimeter is an active x3 frequency multiplier that accepts an input frequency of 24 to 30 GHz and multiplies it to 72 to 92 GHz. It can handle an input power up to 5 dBm and delivers an output power of more than 8 dBm. The multipler requires a supply voltage of 8 VDC and consumes 240 mA of current. It is available as a module that measures 1.10 x 1.80 x 0.50 inches with a WR-12 waveguide size and UG-387/U flange.
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250 Watt, 4.1/9.5 (Mini DIN) Low PIM Terminaitons from 0.380 to 2.700 GHz

Termination from MECA

The LPTxx-MDF series from MECA are 4.1/9.5 (Mini DIN) female low PIM terminaitons that operate from 0.380 to 2.700 GHz. The terminations can handle up to 250 watts of average power and 5 KW of peak power. They have a PIM of less than -165 dBc and a VSWR of 1.35:1. These terminations are ideal for IDAS / ODAS, In-Building, base station, wireless infrastructure, 4G, and AWS applications. They have a 36-month manufacturer warranty.
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Band Pass Filter
Suspended Substrate Bandpass Filter from 8 to 18 GHz

Band Pass Filter from Planar Monolithics Industries

The BP13G-10G-CD-SFF from PMI RF is a suspended substrate bandpass filter that operates from 8 to 18 GHz. It has an insertion loss of below 2.5 dB and a passband VSWR of 2.0:1. The bandpass filter has a stopband rejection of 70 dB from DC to 6 GHz and 60 dB from 20 to 23 GHz. It is available in a module that measures 1.94" L x 0.76" W x 0.5" H with removable SMA - female connectors so it can be used in a connectorized form or as a drop-in module.
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Ultra Light, Portable 3D Tracking Antenna from 9 kHz to 3 GHz

Antenna from Aaronia AG

The IsoLOG 3D Mobile 9060 is an ultra light, Portable 3D Tracking Antenna that operates from 9 kHz to 6 GHz. This handheld isotropic antenna is compatible with any spectrum analyzer. It is a plug and play solution for 3D measurements that requires no software installation, no power connection and no hardware changes. It can be connected via the N (male) connector to any analyzer or oscilloscope.
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RF Amplifier
100 Watt Power Amplifier from 700 MHz to 2700 MHz

RF Amplifier from AmpliTech

The AMTHPA-00700270-100W from AmpliTech is a 100 Watt High Gain Power Amplifier that operates from 0.7 to 2.7 GHz. The amplifier offers 100 Watts typical saturated power and 50 dB minimum small signal gain with 1.0 dB Gain flatness. It requires a 32V DC power supply and has a 30% PAE. The connectorized module operates over a wide temperature range of 0 to 50 Degrees C and is matched to 50 ohms at the input and output for unconditional stability.
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Fixed Attenuator
DC to 3 GHz, 3 to 20 dB Fixed Attenuator

Fixed Attenuator from JFW Industries

The 75FP-XXX-3G from JFW Industries is a Fixed Attenuator which operates from DC to 3 GHz. It is available in various options with an attenuation of 3 to 20 dB and can handle up to 100 W of power. It has F-type and N-type connectors.
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RF Spectrum Analyzer
3 Hz to 110 GHz UXA Multitouch Signal Analyzer

RF Spectrum Analyzer from Keysight Technologies

The N9041B UXA X-Series signal analyzer from Keysight is the first signal analyser that provides frequency coverage up to 110 GHz and an analysis bandwidth of up to 5 GHz. Apart from its excellent frequency coverage, the N9041B UXA has some unique capabilities with attributes such as advanced front-end circuitry that achieves low loss and efficient mixing, providing a displayed average noise level (DANL) as low as -150 dBm/Hz when characterizing wideband modulated signals in the millimeter-wave band.
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DC to 200 MHz Flanged Termination Handles up to 500 Watts

Termination from API Technologies - Inmet

The TPT1250-500 from API Inmet is a flanged termination that operates from DC to 200 MHz. The termination can handle up to 500 W of power, has a resistive tolerance of 5% and a VSWR of 1.25:1. This thick film termination has been developed on a beryllium oxide substrate, with an Alumina Ceramic cover and Nickel plated copper flanges.
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High Temperature Resistant Liquid Crystalline Polymer Laminate as Dielectric Film

Laminate from Rogers Corporation

The ULTRALAM 3850HT laminates from Rogers Corporation utilize a highly temperature resistant liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) as the dielectric film. This laminate has been developed specifically for single layer and multilayer substrate constructions, these adhesiveless laminates are well suited for high speed and high frequency applications. It has a melting point of 330 C, which can simplify the process of building multilayer boards.
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Wireless Charging Solution
Single-chip 5 V Qi Wireless Transmitter

Wireless Charging Solution from NXP Semiconductors

The NXQ1TXH5 from NXP is a one-chip 5V Qi wireless transmitter. It is a fully integrated, single-chip controller and driver IC that enables engineers design a WPC 1.2 Qi-compliant low-power wireless charger with Foreign Object Detection (FOD). This transmitter includes a 5V full-bridge power stage and efficiently integrates all the functions required to control the power transfer with a Qi-compliant receiver.
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Frequency Synthesizer
Single Slot PXI Frequency Synthesizer from 250 MHz to 16 GHz

Frequency Synthesizer from Micro Lambda Wireless, Inc.

The MLMS-Series from Wireless Lambda are PXI frequency synthesizers that operate from 250 MHz to 6 GHz, 2 to 8 GHz, 6 to 13 GHz and 8 to 16 GHz. This series of miniature frequency synthesizers have been designed to fit within a single slot PXI chassis and has a 9 pin molex connector for all input voltages and signals as well as a standard USB mini-b connector.
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RF Module
Multi-Band LTE-FDD/HSPA Module

RF Module from Simcom

The SIM7500SA from SIM Com is a Multi-Band LTE-FDD/HSPA module which supports LTE CAT1 up to 10 Mbps for downlink data transfer. The module requires a supply voltage of 3.4 to 4.2 volts and operates over a temperature range of -40 to +85 C. It has rich interfaces including UART, USB2.0, I2C, GPIO, with abundant application capability like TCP/UDP/FTP/FTPS/HTTP/HTTPS/SMTP/POP3 and MMS.
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Analog to Digital Converter
Dual-Channel, 14-Bit, 3.0-GSPS, Analog-to-Digital Converter

Analog to Digital Converter from Texas Instruments

The ADC32RF45 is a 14-bit, 3.0-GSPS, dual-channel, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that supports RF sampling with input frequencies up to 4 GHz. Designed for high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the ADC32RF45 delivers a noise spectral density of -155 dBFS/Hz as well as dynamic range and channel isolation over a large input frequency range.
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