AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has introduced a new family of solid state microwave amplifiers now provide up to 1,000 watts of output power from 1 to 2.5 GHz. These amplifiers offer a solid state alternative to traveling wave tube amplifiers and feature better harmonics, less noise, and superior reliability. Learn more.
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High Frequency Electromagnetic Software: New Sonnet Suite Release 14.0 Release 14 of Sonnet’s Professional Suite EM Software comes with four exciting new features: Technology Layers for Design Flow Integration; Stackup Manager; Faster Simulations; and Co-Calibrated Port Auto-Grouping. Find out more about these features and how this electromagnetic software can help you.
400-Watt Solid State Amplifier The 400A400 Solid State RF Amplifier is part of AR’s 400-MHz family. Much like its 200-watt counterpart, this amplifier is ideal for applications involving RF susceptibility testing, antenna and component testing, particle accelerators, watt meter calibration, communications, plasma generation, or for use as a driver for higher power amplifiers.
Filters For Test High-frequency, surface mount, and drop-in bandpass filters from RLC Electronics deliver an excellent response when combined with connectors, and come in a package suitable for board mounting.
2.0- To 6.0-GHz Solid State Broadband Power Amplifier This solid state, broadband, high-power RF amplifier operates from 2.0 to 6.0 GHz. It has a 50 Watt (typical) saturated output power, +50 dB (min) signal gain, a 2:1 (max) input VSWR, class A operation, and a 0º C to +50º C operating temperature.
SP3T-SP14T Multi-Throw Switches Dow-Key's new product catalog offers wide range of RF switches for use in test applications. For smaller test setups with few I/O paths, the 1-million and 5-million cycle switches with 0.03-dB repeatability up to 4 GHz are a popular choice.
This note describes the performance of the Bird 5012 family of wideband power sensors when used in typical applications for the measurement of average power and VSWR/Return Loss. This error budget summary is typical of the approach that is used for the estimation of performance for RF power measurement instruments in this class. Learn more.
Pascall OCXOs are designed to meet the increasing demand for high-performance reference oscillators. Oven controlled SC-cut crystals are used to give good temperature stability combined with the lowest possible phase noise.
Empower RF Systems’ RF amplifiers are ideal for EMC/EMI and ISM susceptibility applications. They feature clean signal transmission with low harmonics and the ability to be customized to meet the end user’s requirements.
The MG37020A Fast Switching Microwave Signal Generator covers both RF and microwave frequencies from 10 MHz to 20 GHz. The MG37020A with 100 µsec per point typical switching speed is an ideal signal source for RF and microwave applications requiring frequency agility, including antenna testing and satellite payload testing, RFIC and MMIC testing, and radar and EW receiver testing.
Achieving the highest possible performance from circuits used in third-and fourth-generation wireless systems is driving a tighter integration of previously disparate tools. As this article illustrates, AWR's Visual System Simulator (VSS) and National Instruments' LabVIEW graphical programming environment are now co-simulating so as to better enable designers to analyze, optimize, and verify complex RF circuits, subsystems, and digital signal processing within a unified framework.