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Report: Global RF Amplifier Industry Report 2015

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global RF Amplifier Industry Report 2015" report to their offering. The Global RF Amplifier Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the RF amplifier industry.

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  • Phase Control For 5G RF Front Ends
    Phase Control For 5G RF Front Ends

    White paper on emerging 5G communications  standards, and a power amplifier in development for phase control applications in 5G front ends.

Leveraging Advanced Satcom Modems for Extreme Environmental Challenges

Case study on how a telecommunications and information services company used advanced Satcom modems to overcome extreme environmental challenges.

Alleviating RF Transmit Signal Corruption in Wireless Data Systems

High speed wireless data systems can often experience RF transmit signal corruption that limites the power level a wireless data device can put out at its antenna. To achieve the best possible range coverage area, one needs to maximize RF transmit power. However, this can cause spectral regrowth once the integrated LNA is activated.

Introduction to FDTD EM Simulation for Automotive Radar

Electromagnetic simulation has been used by RF engineers for many years to aid the design of automotive radar sensors, but the increasing demands of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are changing the methods used.  Accurate modeling of increasingly complex circuits and antenna systems leads to simulation problem sizes too large (in terms of physical memory – RAM) for traditional frequency-domain finite element method (FEM) formulations.  As a result of those limitations, design engineers who use FEM tools are forced to simplify their simulation models to fit the computational resources available, trading away accuracy and limiting the effectiveness of their simulator.

A Different Approach: Designing With Modular Filters

Managing filter selection is not without its risks. Over specifying, under specifying, late system changes, long lead times, and unintended consequences of filter technology choices can be incurred at the worst possible times. If one elects to design a system with modular filters however, many of the concerns around these issues can be allayed.

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RF GLOBALNET WELCOMES OUR NEWEST SUPPLIER

RF Globalnet Welcomes Our Newest Supplier

Atlanta Micro, Inc was founded in 2011 with the purpose of designing and manufacturing high performance RF and Microwave products for demanding customer applications. The company is based in Alpharetta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. Our executives possess over 40 years of experience designing state‑of‑the‑art components, receivers, transceivers and systems for the military, government agencies and the test equipment community. Atlanta Micro is focused on providing best‑in‑class broadband RF solutions meeting stringent specifications while offering reduced size, weight and power consumption necessary for portable and low power platforms. Our products are designed to meet customer needs that have been identified through our extensive experience.

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

  • Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
    Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components

    On July 25, Amazon released its first smartphone, and it didn’t take long for the internal components of the device to get leaked.

  • 4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier
    4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier

    Perhaps most famously portrayed in Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959), the idea of the “future soldier” has been around for decades. As rehashed in countless science fiction films and video games, the stereotypical future soldier is equipped with a protective exoskeleton, enhanced sensory equipment, seamless communication systems, and advanced weaponry. While the concept once seemed implausible, there are many real-world projects under way focused on realizing those seemingly fictitious warfighter capabilities — by integrating a plethora of diverse electronic subsystems into a cohesively operational suit.

  • 7 Noteworthy Technologies From IMS2014
    7 Noteworthy Technologies From IMS2014

    At the 2014 IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak with the event’s general chair, Dr. Larry Dunleavy, about the state of the RF and microwave design industry. While he acknowledged that it is a time of relative uncertainty — due in large part to constrained military budgets and conservative fiscal forecasts for 2014 — he also pointed out that there are plenty of emerging markets where RF and microwave technology is making a significant impact. With the Internet of Things (IoT) driving innovation in burgeoning markets like automotive and healthcare  and the development of 5G pushing wireless technology to further heights, there was good reason for nearly 600 companies to flock to the IMS2014 exhibition in Tampa, Fla.

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20 MHz to 8 GHz Gain Block Amplifier: AM1022

20 MHz to 8 GHz Gain Block Amplifier: AM1022

Atlanta Micro’s AM1022 is an unconditionally stable gain block amplifier covering the 20 MHz to 8 GHz frequency range. It features 13 dB gain, a 2.0 dB noise figure, +24 dBm OIP3, +12/+15 dBm P1dB, and a 1.8V, 26 mA or +3.3V, 45 mA power supply.

L-Band Solid State Power Amplifier: NuPower™13G05A

L-Band Solid State Power Amplifier: NuPower™13G05A

NuWaves Engineering’s 13G05A is an L-band, solid-state power amplifier covering the 800 to 2000 MHz frequency range. It has a 35 Watt (minimum) RF output power, 45 dB gain, -15 dBc (maximum) 2nd harmonic, a 0 dBm nominal drive level, a +15 dBm maximum input drive level (no damage), and an operating temperature range of -40 to +85oC.

Network Master MT9090A

Network Master MT9090A

Until now, the right tool just didn't exist for technicians to quickly and cost-effectively isolate network problems. Traditional, dedicated testers did the job but lacked the ability to be upgraded when new technologies were deployed. Likewise, more flexible platforms were too large, too expensive and too complicated.

Laminate Composites For RF/Microwave Applications

Laminate Composites For RF/Microwave Applications

Arlon Microwave Materials specializes in products made from fluoropolymers (i.e. PTFE), ceramic-filled fluoropolymers, ceramic-filled hydrocarbon thermosets, and other materials that deliver the electrical performance needed in frequency-dependent circuit applications. These products are supplied as copper-clad laminates with bonding plies, or prepregs, for production of multilayer printed circuits. Arlon has over "50 years of experience in microwave materials", today providing products that are used to make combiner boards and feed networks for microwave applications as well as basestation antennas and power amplifier boards for the wireless telecommunications infrastructure market.
Tubular Ceramic Capacitors

Tubular Ceramic Capacitors

For over 30 years, Corry Micronics, Inc. has been manufacturing tubular ceramic capacitors for use in their own filtered products. CMI now sells these same high quality ceramic capacitors direct to companies needing filters in their products. CMI has more than one hundred types and sizes of tubular ceramics already in production.
SignalHawk SH-362S, 2-Port VNA And Spectrum Analyzer

SignalHawk SH-362S, 2-Port VNA And Spectrum Analyzer

Field service techs, RF/communications engineers, and others who are involved in the construction, performance verification and ongoing maintenance of communication systems are faced with many challenges. You are often asked to get your system up and running quickly, minimize downtime, meet capacity demands, and/or comply with regulatory requirements all with limited trained resources and shrinking budgets. To help you meet these challenges, Bird Technologies Group’s offers the SignalHawk SH-362S. It is both a 2-Port VNA (Vector Network Analyzer) as well as a spectrum analyzer in one.
Artificial Neural Network Compensated Crystal Oscillator: ANN100-1 TCXO

Artificial Neural Network Compensated Crystal Oscillator: ANN100-1 TCXO

The ANN100-1 ANNCXO (artificial neural network compensated crystal oscillator) achieves frequency stability vs. temperature performance that is significantly better than what conventional TCXOs provide, and does not require the power that typical OCXOs do.

GPS Products

GPS Products

ComNav offers a number of GPS products to meet your specific needs
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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Rohde & Schwarz is a company with an international presence in the fields of radiocommunications, broadcasting and test and measurement. For more than 70 years, the company group has been developing, producing and marketing a wide range of electronic products for the capital goods sector. The company is headquartered in Munich. The Executive Board consists of President and CEO Michael Vohrer, plus Manfred Fleischmann and Christian Leicher...

AR Modular RF

AR Modular RF

AR Modular RF designs and builds some of the most durable, innovative, dependable, and versatile RF amplifier modules and RF amplifier systems in the world.
Microchip Technology Inc.

Microchip Technology Inc.

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.

CST of America, Inc.

CST of America, Inc.

CST develops and markets high performance software for the simulation of electromagnetic (EM) fields in all frequency bands. Its success is based on the implementation of leading edge technology in a user-friendly interface.

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