Newsletter | February 20, 2014

02.20.14 -- Pushing Software Radio Closer To The Antenna

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Featured Article

Pushing Software Radio Closer To The Antenna
By Pentek, Inc.
New technologies offer engineers of SDR (software-defined radio) systems diverse opportunities to perform digital-signal processing much closer to the antenna than ever before. Strategies for doing so include the latest wideband data converters, monolithic receiver chips, compact RF tuners, and remote receiver modules using gigabit serial interfaces. Each approach presents benefits and tradeoffs that must be considered in choosing the optimal solution for a given application.

Spotlight On GaN Technology

Micro L- And S-Band Power Amplifier: 1.0 To 2.5 GHz, 5 W, 1.3 Cubic Inches
The NuPower Micro L- and S-band power amplifier is based on the latest GaN technology and is extremely compact, measuring in at 1.3 cubic inches. It provides over 5 watts of RF power across both the L and S frequency bands.


13- To 16-GHz GaN Power Amplifier
The APN226 GaN power amplifier covers the 13- to 16-GHz frequency range and features 20-dB (typ) linear gain, 40 dBm (typ) Psat, a 0.2-um GaN HEMT process, 4-mil SiC substrate, and DC power of 24 VDC at 880 mA.


Introduction To Power Amplifiers
Wide bandwidth and high efficiency are not the only features offered in our full line of high power amplifiers. Utilizing both hybrid thick film and SMT technology, our power amplifiers draw from a wide range of leading edge semiconductors including the following: Silicon MOSFET, LDMOS, GaAs, GaN, and SiC.


X-Band Solid State Power Amplifier
CPI’s X-band SSPA covers the 8.8- to 9.6-GHz frequency range and has been designed for use in radar applications. It utilizes high-efficiency GaN transistors combined into 900 W, air-cooled bricks.


High-Power Amplifier Module
This high-power amplifier module covers the 2500- to 6000-MHz range and is suitable for broadband jamming and high-power linear applications in the S/C bands. It features built-in control and monitoring with protection functions, high-power, GaN-on-SiC transistors, and much more.

Industry News

Silicon-Germanium Chip Sets New Speed Record
Nujira Demonstrates Full ET Efficiency Benefit For TD-LTE PAs
R&S Digital Predistortion Option Shortens Test Time Of Envelope Tracking Amplifiers
M/A-COM Acquires Nitronex, LLC
Pasternack Releases Expanded Lines Of Medium- And High-Power RF Loads
40-GHz Directional Couplers With Multi-Octave Bandwidths Introduced
Hittite Launches Power Amplifiers That Deliver 4 Watts And 40 GHz Bandwidth
Fairview Microwave Introduces Low PIM Mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 Adapters
New 2700 MHz VCO From Crystek Corporation Announced
Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions Introduces SMPM Coax Connector
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Featured Downloads

GaN Power Amplifier Datasheet
The NPA1006 is a GaN power amplifier ideal for applications involving test and measurement, wireless infrastructure, land mobile radio, and defense communications.

Datasheet: High-Power GaN In Space-Saving Plastic
Radar and communications system designers are continuously challenged to strike the optimal balance of size, weight, and power profiles for their unique radar system designs, from military applications spanning ground/air surveillance and target tracking, to civilian radar systems including air traffic control and weather observation.

C-Band GaN 150W/600W SSPA/SSPB Datasheet
The compact SG Series GaN C-Band SSPA/BUCs provide the highest power density in the industry, with an output power of 150 W to 600 W, high linearity, and full M&C capability. Likewise, this series is redundant ready with no external controller.

GaN Amplifiers Brochure
Teledyne Microwave Solutions’s line of medium-power broadband amplifiers is a unique family of performance-focused solutions designed for demanding applications. Each design offers engineers the option to select catalog RF performance or to specify custom-tuned RF performance to meet specific requirements.
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