MUST SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2016

DC – 4 GHz GaN RF Transistors: QPD1009 And QPD1010 DC – 4 GHz GaN RF Transistors: QPD1009 And QPD1010

The QPD1009 and QPD1010 are discrete GaN on SiC HEMTs operating from the DC to 4 GHz frequency range. The QPD1009 is a 15W, 50V device with an output power level of 17W at 2 GHz, and a linear gain of 24 dB at 2 GHz. The 10W, 50V QPD1010 features an output power of 11W at 2 GHz and a linear gain of 24.7 dB at 2 GHz. These two devices are housed in low thermal resistance 3 x 3 mm packages, and are ideal for wideband or narrowband amplifiers, jammers, and for military radar, civilian radar, land mobile, military radio, and test instrumentation applications.

Solid State Single Band 0.7 to 6 GHz Amplifiers Solid State Single Band 0.7 to 6 GHz Amplifiers

These single band solid state RF amplifiers are an ideal solution in both military and commercial marketplaces and have been designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. They’re available in 15, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 300 watt power versions and they cover the 0.7 to 6 GHz frequency range. Each model features an excellent noise figure and also provides excellent flatness across their specified frequency range.

Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube<sup>®</sup> Series Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube® Series

MegaPhase offers a series of low loss cable systems made with the industry-leading GrooveTube® design and rugged construction to resist torque, pull, and crush forces. This wide range of connector types may be used in many different markets including phased array radar, electronic warfare, military, and communication systems.

1200W GaN L-Band Avionics Transistor: Highest Power In The Industry 1200W GaN L-Band Avionics Transistor: Highest Power In The Industry

Integra Technologies introduces IGN1011L1200 on GaN/SiC, exhibiting 17dB gain and 75% efficiency at 1030-1090 MHz, 50V, for IFF at ELM Mode S pulse conditions. Devices are 100% tested.

ShockLine™ 4-port Performance VNA: MS46524B ShockLine™ 4-port Performance VNA: MS46524B

The MS46524B series of 4-port Performance ShockLine Vector Network Analyzers are designed to deliver an unprecedented level of value and performance. With features such as a best-in-class dynamic range, this Performance series lowers cost-of-test and speeds time to market in numerous testing applications up to 92 GHz. Typical applications include designing and manufacturing multi-port mobile network equipment, mobile devices, automotive cables, high-speed data interconnects, and system integration components.

Boost Received Signals And Maintain Noise Figure: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz LNA Boost Received Signals And Maintain Noise Figure: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz LNA

This low noise amplifier provides multiple broadband channels of high signal gain and linearity with low added noise levels, boosting received signals and maintaining system noise figure. The package itself contains three separate LNAs, and any of the three amplifiers can be independently bypassed via signal control.

RF Switch Matrix: RFMS-4X256-B RF Switch Matrix: RFMS-4X256-B

Corry Micronics’ RFMS-4X256-B is a 4 to 256 blocking RF switch matrix covering the 900-2500 MHz frequency range. It has a -8dB insertion loss, 50 ohms impedance, 10 dB return loss, +30 dBm P1dB, -80 dB isolation, and a 5µs switching speed (50% trigger to 10% RF power).

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EDITOR’S PICKS

Technique Processes Signals From RFID Tags With Speed Sufficient For Real-Time Interactivity
Technique Processes Signals From RFID Tags With Speed Sufficient For Real-Time Interactivity

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are designed primarily for inventory control, but researchers at Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to process the tag signals with sufficient speed to make them suitable for use in games, physical interfaces and other interactive objects.

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RECENT ARTICLES

  • Using Enhanced Load-Pull Measurements For Base Station Power Amplifier Designs

    The concept of load-pull simulation is where a load or source impedance is swept by an active device and its performance is measured. Recently, advancements have been made to data file formats by load-pull measurement system vendors to expand the usefulness of load-pull characterization. These new file formats support a sweep of an independent variable such as input power, DC bias, temperature, or tone spacing, in addition to the swept source or load impedances. The NI AWR Design Environment™ software enables designers to import and manipulate these load pull data sets in a circuit simulator which greatly simplifies and speeds the design process, and gives them a broader design space to explore. This white paper covers in-depth information on how to use enhanced load-pull measurements for base station power amplifier designs.

Case Study: activCirk Looks To VectorStar® Broadband VNA System For Unsurpassed Performance In Device Modeling

A design house in California was looking for a network analyzer that could combine linear, nonlinear, and noise figure measurements with minimal external programming to rapidly produce statistical models of circuit and transistor performance.

Utilizing GaN MMICs And Coaxial Waveguide Spatial Power Combining In Power Amplifiers

Solid state amplifiers can now be constructed through the use of MMIC amplifiers to reach output powers and performance levels that have only been achievable by traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). These new high efficiency power amplifiers are designed to incorporate an antipodal finline antenna array within a coaxial waveguide that is optimized in the Ka Band. This white paper demonstrates building a 120 Watt power amplifier operating from 27 to 31 GHz through the use of a coaxial waveguide combiner structure joined with 10 Watt GaN MMIC devices.

How To Right-Size Your Wireless Testing

In a world that runs on wireless devices and connections, wireless testing is increasingly important. Here is a "right-sizing" approach to managing trade-offs in testing methods and complexity to do what is necessary without breaking your budget.

5 Steps To Selecting The Right RF Power Amplifier

You need an RF power amplifier. You have measured the power of your signal and it is not enough. You may even have decided on a power level in Watts that you think will meet your needs. Are you ready to shop for an amplifier of that wattage? With so many variations in price, size, and efficiency for amplifiers that are all rated at the same number of Watts many RF amplifier purchasers are unhappy with their selection.

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ML2437A: Power Meter
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The ML2437A Power Meter combines the advantages of thermal meter accuracy, diode meter speed, and peak power meter display graphics. The result is a single instrument that samples at more than 35K per second and achieves 90 dB dynamic range with a single sensor

  • 20 Channel Digital Delay Generator with 5 Picosecond Jitter: Model 745-20C-T
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    As its model number implies, the 745-20C-T is a digital delay generator with 20 channels in one unit. It features a 100 ps time resolution (standard, with an optional 250 fs time resolution), 5 ps jitter (internal trigger), a 25 ps jitter (external trigger), 1 ns output rise times, and more.

  • Wideband 7.5-18 GHz, 300 W TWT Amplifier With Gain Linearization
    Wideband 7.5-18 GHz, 300 W TWT Amplifier With Gain Linearization The dB-4410 TWTA (Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier) uses gain linearization to amplify complex waveforms with multiple pulse patterns and bursts, modulation schemes, and counter-jamming capabilities. This makes it ideal for use in radar, ECM, and communication systems. This amplifier features a modular construction, High-Reliability, a wide bandwidth, a very low phase noise, MIL-STD-461E and MIL-STD 704 compliance, and qualification for military airborne environments.
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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Product Video: Ultra Lightweight Bandpass Filter
    Product Video: Ultra Lightweight Bandpass Filter

    Corry Micronics garnered a fair amount of attention at IMS 2016 due to their new, incredibly lightweight microwave bandpass filter. Watch the video to learn more about how they made it and what it can mean for your next application with challenging weight restrictions.

  • Product Video: Multiple Solver 3D EM Simulation Software
    Product Video: Multiple Solver 3D EM Simulation Software

    Gopi Gampala, senior application engineer with Altair spent a few minutes with us on day two of the 2016 IMS exhibition to talk to us about their FEKO EM simulation software and the advantage of its hybridization of multiple solvers.

  • Beyond The Spec Table: Assessing Amplifier Linearity
    Beyond The Spec Table: Assessing Amplifier Linearity

    Choosing the right amplifier for your application isn’t as simple as looking over a datasheet. After a few decades worth of experience in RF design and applications engineering, Alan Ake with Guerilla RF has learned the intricacies of selecting the right amplifier, and now he’s sharing that information with you.

  • Product Video: VNA With Antenna Pattern Measurement Solution
    Product Video: VNA With Antenna Pattern Measurement Solution

    Stan Oda and Joe Mallon talked to us about one of Anritsu’s new vector network analyzers on day two of the IMS 2016 exhibition. Watch the video to learn about its features and specifications, and stick around until the end for information on its potential role for E-band antenna pattern measurements.

  • 3 Things To Consider When Conducting High Power Amplifier Design
    3 Things To Consider When Conducting High Power Amplifier Design

    AR has been designing RF amplifiers since 1969, and they’ve learned a thing or two about the intricacies of high power amplifier design in that time. Their engineering manager Rob Rowe took some time out during the first day of the IMS 2016 exhibition to share some of that knowledge with you.

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"We believe that our new name reflects our company's commitment to keep customers at the center of all that we do," said Bob Bruggeworth, Qorvo president and CEO. "As a new leader in RF solutions, Qorvo will offer the agility, innovation and precision customers need for success in mobile, infrastructure, and defense markets."

dB Control dB Control

Established in 1990, dB Control Corp., a subsidiary of the Electronic Technologies Group (ETG) of HEICO Corp., supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers.

Bird Technologies Bird Technologies

Bird Technologies is an industry leading provider of RF communications products, services, calibration, and training to the Public Safety, Cellular Communications, Broadcast, Semiconductor, Military, Government and Medical markets...

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Skyworks is the industry’s leading wireless semiconductor company focused on RF and complete semiconductor systems for mobile communications applications...

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Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on securing the 21st century's greatest warfare asset, considerations for phase-coherent microwave measurements, using FPGAs for tuning systems to military functions, using printed energy harvesters for military, and more.

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CURRENT HEADLINES

  • Peregrine Semiconductor Broadens MPAC Product Family To Support High Frequency Beamforming

    Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. introduces the UltraCMOS® PE19601, a monolithic phase and amplitude controller (MPAC) solution for beamforming at IMS 2016. This new MPAC–Beamforming device covers a frequency range of 8 to 12 GHz, and is designed for X-band radar applications including active electronically scanned array (AESA) weather, air-traffic control, and military radar applications.

  • Eastern OptX 1100 Series Creates ‘Moving Target’ Radar Scenarios

    Eastern OptX is displaying a radar target scenario generator that is designed to put a radar test range on a test bench. The Eastern OptX Series 1100 Radar Target Simulator is a true broadcasting replicator. The Series 1100 receives the signal transmitted from a radar system and adds the round-trip propagation delay associated with the target distance. That signal is then output to the radar receiver.

  • Advanced Test Solutions For Emerging Microwave, Millimeter Wave Designs Displayed By Anritsu Company At IMS

    Anritsu Company will display their portfolio of high-frequency test solutions designed to address the complex challenges that occur within emerging microwave and millimeter wave (mmWave) designs at the 2016 IMS. Spotlight products include the VectorStar® and ShockLine™ vector network analyzer (VNA) families, both of which feature Anritsu’s patented nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) technology, and the new Signal Analyzer MS2840A with mmWave waveguide mixers will be on display in the global test leader’s booth.

  • MACOM Achieves Up To 79% Efficiency For Wireless Basestations With New High-Power, Plastic-Packaged GaN Power Transistors

    MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, recently announced the newest entries in its MAGb series of GaN on Silicon power transistors for use in macro wireless basestations.

  • Qorvo And Nanosemi Demo Ultra-Wideband Linearization For Massive MIMO Applications

    In conjunction with NanoSemi Inc of Waltham, MA, USA, Qorvo Inc. says that it has demonstrated industry-leading ultra-wideband linearization results with its gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers for wireless infrastructure. Using the QPA2705 integrated GaN driver and GaN Doherty power amplifier with NanoSemi's proprietary digital compensation algorithms, the two firms have achieved adjacent channel power ratio (ACPR) of -58dBc for a 60MHz signal bandwidth and 3x20MHz LTE carrier configuration, and -55dBc for a 100MHz signal bandwidth and 5x20MHz LTE carrier configuration.

  • RF Energy Alliance Paves Way For Next Gen Solid-State RF Energy Applications At IMS2016

    RF Energy Alliance is a non-profit technical association comprised of companies dedicated to realizing solid-state RF energy’s true potential as a clean, highly efficient and controllable heat and power source. During the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2016, May 22-27, 2016, Dr. Klaus Werner, executive director of the RF Energy Alliance (RFEA), will showcase the current state of the Alliance and the impact the organization has made in its first two years.

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Directed Energy & Next Generation Munitions June 20 - 22, 2016
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