Newsletter | April 10, 2014

04.10.14 -- "Transient" Materials And Electronics That Dissolve When Triggered

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Featured Article

Modeling A Printed VHF Balun Leveraging EM Simulation Techniques
By AWR with contributions from Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick of PoweRFul Microwave
It is surprising that the dominant approach to power combining at VHF and UHF is via coaxial cables, which come with inherent assembly, cost, and thermal issues. Printed baluns, although at times more difficult to design, can help overcome the cost and assembly issues associated with coaxial cables. This white paper describes how to leverage electromagnetic simulators in order to address design issues and accurately analyze printed baluns.

Spotlight On RFICs And MMICs

2.4-GHz Power Amplifier With Power Detector
This power amplifier has been designed for operation in the 2.4-GHz ISM band for wireless LAN applications. Its integrated power detector provides closed loop monitoring of the amplifier’s output power.


Using Sonnet EM Analysis With Cadence Virtuoso In RFIC Design
Sonnet provides Cadence Virtuoso users with an integrated high frequency EM model extractor. Sonnet's API for Virtuoso enables the RFIC designer to configure and run a full wave, high frequency electromagnetic model extraction for a layout or Pcell, extract accurate electrical models, and create a schematic symbol for electrical simulation and post-layout verification.


27- To 31-GHz GaN Power Amplifier
This power amplifier is ideal for SATCOM terminals, point-to-point digital radios, and point-to-multipoint digital radios. It operates in the 27- to 31-GHz frequency range and has a linear gain of 21 dB (typ).


Circuit Board And MMIC Packaging Overview
TMS has developed custom packaging that caters to a range of MMIC designs, cavity dimensions, and flexible footprint options. TMS offers unique small and large format metal backed PTFE substrates with integrated heatsinks for amplifier and antenna applications through 94 GHz.


DC To 18-GHz SPDT Non-Reflective Switch
The CMD196C3 is a general-purpose, broadband, high-isolation, non-reflective MMIC SPDT switch housed in a leadless 3 x 3-mm surface-mount package. Covering DC to 18 GHz, the CMD196C3 features a low insertion loss of 1.5 dB and high isolation of 46 dB at 8 GHz.


High-Linearity GaAs MMIC Amplifier
The MMA-495933-Q5 is a high-linearity GaAs MMIC amplifier utilizing MwT's proprietary linear device technology. It is specifically designed as a driver or power stage for 802.16 WiMAX applications or output stage for 802.11 WLAN applications in the bands between 4.9 to 5.9 GHz.

Industry News

"Transient" Materials And Electronics That Dissolve When Triggered
Cheaper, Faster Method For GaN Manufacturing
Electrical Transmission At The Atomic Level
New U.S. Time Standard Based On Frequency Of Transition In Cesium Atom
Semiconductor Timing Revenues Under Increasing Pressure In CY2013
Wireless Sensor Networks Market Will Grow To $1.8 Billion By 2024
ROHM Semiconductor And imec Enter Strategic Partnership
Military Communications Market Worth $30.12B By 2019
A Comprehensive Guide Of CTS' Heat Sinks
Insulated Wire Expands Composite Cable Engineering And Manufacturing Capability
1kW RF Power Amplifier Offers Smaller, Lighter Package For EMC Test Applications
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Featured Downloads

Microwave And RF Materials Guide
This guide covers typical properties for a wide variety of Arlon’s microwave material products, ranging from our high-performance PTFE laminates to our cost-optimized PTFE and non-PTFE based laminates and composites.

Radar Signature Analysis Software Datasheet
Signa EM software is used for advanced radar signature analysis applications and can handle targets that are thousands of wavelengths in size.

Broadband Radiation Meter Datasheet
The NBM-580 is a broadband radiation meter used to measure and record radiation, and trigger an alarm if a limit is exceeded.

Millimeter-Wave E-Band Amplifier Series Datasheet
The E-band amplifier series from Ducommun offers super broadband performance with gain choice, high power across the entire E-band, and single DC power supply with internal regulated sequential biasing in a compact and lightweight design.
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Fast Switching Microwave Signal Generator
Fast Switching Microwave Signal Generator

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Anritsu Company

0.5- To 7.0-GHz 180-Degree Hybrid Coupler
0.5- To 7.0-GHz 180-Degree Hybrid Coupler

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Krytar

3-Section, 2-mm Ceramic Notch Filter Centered At 6500 MHz
3-Section, 2-mm Ceramic Notch Filter Centered At 6500 MHz

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ComNav Engineering, Inc.

100- To 6000-MHz, 400-Watts Amplifier Subsystem
100- To 6000-MHz, 400-Watts Amplifier Subsystem

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Empower RF Systems, Inc.

Filtered Terminal Blocks
Filtered Terminal Blocks

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Corry Micronics, Inc.

Ultra-Tight Tolerance TCXO
Ultra-Tight Tolerance TCXO

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Precision Devices Inc.

3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software
3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software

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Remcom

3-Way Power Dividers And Combiners
3-Way Power Dividers And Combiners

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Microwave Communications Laboratories, Inc. (MCLI)

2.2- To 9.6-GHz Button Antennas
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Haigh-Farr, Inc.

Spectrum Analyzer
Spectrum Analyzer

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Signal Hound

Graphical RF Signal Editor
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X-COM Systems

High-Frequency EM Simulation Tool
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CST of America, Inc.