Active Components

ACTIVE COMPONENTS APPLICATION NOTES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • Improved Switching Architectures for ATE Systems

    This application note discuss how to avoid common pitfalls in switching architectures for ATE systems and provides insight on designing a good test system.

  • The Importance of Switching: A Tutorial

    This tutorial discusses the difficulty in choosing switches in test-system designs, and the important role a properly integrated switch can play in test system designs. Different types of switching solutions are also explored, as well as variations in maximum switching voltage and current, power ratings, and more.

  • Impact of Switching on ATE Measurements

    This application discusses the factors that should be considered when designing or implementing an ATE switching system. Some of the factors discussed in detail include noise, bandwidth limitations, measurement uncertainty, grounding, and accuracy.

  • Power Handling Considerations for SMD Terminations, Attenuators, and Resistors

    Power ratings for Anaren’s SMD Terminations, Attenuators, and Resistors are based off of the temperature at the solder interface where the solder is in contact with the SMD components. This application note describes the power rating of high power surface mount resistive products, as well as techniques for maximizing power handling performance of these products.

  • High Temperature, High Power RF Life Testing Of GaN On SiC RF Power Transistors

    As GaN power device technology matures and gains acceptance in the market place, suppliers who provide products using this promising technology must prove its reliability. This article provides an overview of the testing approaches used to establish failure rates and will provide a comparison of DC and RF based HTOL methods.

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ACTIVE COMPONENTS PRODUCTS

Ultra High Stability OCXO: Model 122

Ultra High Stability OCXO: Model 122

This OCXO (oven controlled crystal oscillator) covers the 8 MHz to 100 MHz frequency range and features ultra-high stability (- to + 0.2 ppb over -10oC to +60oC), a low aging rate (- to + 0.2 ppb/day, + 0.03 ppm/year), a low allan variance (- up to 3E-12 at 1s), and since wave or HCMOS outputs.

2-18 GHz Pin Switch: JDPSW20180T2

2-18 GHz Pin Switch: JDPSW20180T2

This pin switch covers the 2 to 18 GHz frequency range and features <3 dB insertion loss, >60 dB isolation, <2.0 VSWR, >1.0W power handling, and <150 ns switching time. Download the datasheet for an outline drawing.

Current Limit Power Switch: AAT4712

Current Limit Power Switch: AAT4712

This programmed power switch features input current limits of 150mA-2400mA and has a +10% current accuracy at 2A input with its current limit setting. Its Vcc range runs from 2.5V to 5.5V, and its operating temperature range runs from -40 to 85oC.

Coaxial Switch for RF Testing: Reliant&trade;

Coaxial Switch for RF Testing: Reliant™

Dow-Key Microwave’s new Reliant SwitchTM is a 1x6 bidirectional coaxial switch with an operating frequency from DC to 26. 5 GHz, which covers the typical 6 GHz test range and beyond for high-speed testing. This switch is designed with a high isolation of 100 dB (up to 4 GHz) to maintain RF consistency between port-to-port testing. Moreover, the switch can sustain a guaranteed insertion loss repeatability of 0.03 dB across the entire frequency band. This coaxial switch has an extended life cycle where each position can switch a minimum of 5-Million cycles - a 5X improvement from a typical multi-position switch.

High Isolation SP4T Absorptive Switch w/ Decoder: SKY13392-359LF

High Isolation SP4T Absorptive Switch w/ Decoder: SKY13392-359LF

This symmetrical, single-pole, four throw (SP4T) absorptive switch operates in the 0.02 to 4.0 GHz frequency range and is ideal for military communications, GSM/CDMA/WCDMA/LTE cellular infrastructure, and test and measurement systems.

Frequency Source: 25 MHz to 3000 MHz

This frequency source is used for calibration and covers the 25 to 3000 MHz frequency range. It has <1ppm frequency stability, > -10dBm output power, >30dB controlled range output power, >40dBc spurious rejection, and a 100 MHz external and internal reference clock. For additional information on its specifications, download the datasheet.

 

Millimeter Wave Biasable Balanced Mixers

Millimeter Wave Biasable Balanced Mixers

Millitech’s line of millimeter wave biasable balanced mixers are ideal for applications involving receiver subsystems, test equipment, broadband downconverters, and EW/ELINT. Two different series of mixers are available. The MXB biasable mixers are not recommended for new designs. See the MB1 series datasheet below for an updated line of millimeter wave biasable mixers.

SP12T Antenna Switch Modules for Smartphones and Data Cards

SP12T Antenna Switch Modules for Smartphones and Data Cards

These SP12T antenna switch modules cover the 0.4-2.7 GHz frequency range. They’re both ideal for applications involving 2G/3G/4G multimode cellular handsets as well as embedded data cards.

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