MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM 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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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EDITOR’S PICKS

Needle-Free Device Monitors Glucose With Microwaves
Needle-Free Device Monitors Glucose With Microwaves

Scientists from Cardiff University have developed a device that attaches to the skin with ordinary adhesives and uses low levels of microwaves to keep tabs on glucose levels. Clinical testing has shown that the device’s performance is comparable to commercially available continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and finger-stick blood tests.

  • Fast, Stretchy Circuits Could Yield New Wave Of Wearable Electronics
    Fast, Stretchy Circuits Could Yield New Wave Of Wearable Electronics

    The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that do everything from monitor vital signs, fitness or sun exposure to play music, charge other electronics or even purify the air around you — all wirelessly.

  • Digital Radio For The World
    Digital Radio For The World

    Digital radio makes spherics and crackling interference in radio broadcast a thing of the past. New technologies from Fraunhofer IIS make it possible for digital radio to replace analogue short and medium wave broadcasting around the world.

  • New Electrical Energy Transmission System Makes Distance Wireless Charging A Reality
    New Electrical Energy Transmission System Makes Distance Wireless Charging A Reality

    Wireless charging of mobile devices is possibly one of the most desired of technological milestones. Some devices already can be charged wirelessly by placing the mobile device on top of a charging base. The next step, charging devices without the need of taking them out of one’s pocket, might be just around the corner.

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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 impedance. 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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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Femtosecond Digital Delay Generator: Model 745
Femtosecond Digital Delay Generator: Model 745

Berkeley Nucleonics’ model 745 femtosecond digital delay offers 250 fs resolution and 5 picosecond jitter. It’s ideal for applications involving range finding, high speed camera gating, radar/lidar testing, triggering ballistics testing, delaying and gating ICCDs, controlling flash lamps and Q-switches, and syncing with selectable external clock frequencies in mode locked lasers.

  • Antenna Design and Integration into Mobile Devices
    Antenna Design and Integration into Mobile Devices

    FEKO, Altair’s comprehensive electromagnetic simulation software suite, can be used in electronic virtual prototyping and simulation driven designs, including antenna design for many products such as mobile phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, and TVs. The software can eliminate weak antenna designs and reduce the number of prototypes with its proof of concept and comparative studies. Pre-compliance of over-the-air (OTA) radiation performance and specific absorption rate (SAR) can be estimated for the standalone device, or for different usage environments.

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  • L1/L2 Filter
    L1/L2 Filter

    The L1FPDC GPS passband filter is designed specifically for the GPS L1 carrier frequency. The L1FPDC lowers the out of band noise and interference by 20dB

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Bringing The Element Of Portability To High Power Amplifiers In Complex Systems
    Bringing The Element Of Portability To High Power Amplifiers In Complex Systems

    Innovation tends to lag in the power amplifier side of the system-upgrade business, and hardware systems designers may not fully understand the potential element of portability is solid state amplifiers. Jon Jacocks with Empower RF spent a few minutes with us on the last day of IMS 2016 to discuss the issue.

  • Product Video: 73 GHz Wideband OTA
    Product Video: 73 GHz Wideband OTA

    Greg Jue with Keysight Technologies introduced us to a 73 GHz wideband OTA at IMS 2016. Watch the video to learn how it’s used in mmWave applications involving high data throughput.

  • Why Phased Array Beamforming Matters For 5G and EW Systems
    Why Phased Array Beamforming Matters For 5G and EW Systems

    Daren McClearnon with Keysight Technologies spent a few minutes with us on the last day of the IMS 2016 exhibition to discuss phased array beamforming and its impact on 5G, EW systems, and new space satellite applications.

  • How Do You Pick An Amplifier?
    How Do You Pick An Amplifier?

    Steve Walley with dB Control took a few minutes out of the last day of IMS 2016 to answer this very question. Watch the video to hear what he had to say.

  • Addressing The Misconception On Achieving Best Performance Under Vibration
    Addressing The Misconception On Achieving Best Performance Under Vibration

    Phil Myers with Greenray spent some time with us on the last day of IMS 2016 to help set the record straight on an industry misconception. If you’re under the impression that you need to start with the best static noise in order to achieve the best performance under vibration, then this one is for you.

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