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ACTIVE COMPONENTS APPLICATION NOTES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • A Practical Guide to Microwave Switch Selection for ATE Systems

    Several factors should be considered when selecting a microwave switch for ATE systems. These include frequency range, power level, reliability, low PIM, connector style, VSWR, isolation, insertion loss, repeatability, termination, phase or path length matching, and more. Details on these factors and others are explored in this application note.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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ACTIVE COMPONENTS PRODUCTS

SP10T Switches for WCDMA Transmit/Receive or GSM Receive Applications

SP10T Switches for WCDMA Transmit/Receive or GSM Receive Applications

This series of SP10T switches is available in several different models with varying package types and sizes. Each switch covers the 0.4-2.7 GHz frequency range and each switch is ideal for WCDMA transmit/receive applications and GSM receive applications.

Miniaturized TCXO Oscillators

Miniaturized TCXO Oscillators

PDI recently released four new miniature TCXOs for applications involving telecommunications, avionics, military/defense systems, industrial controls, and for integration into handheld test equipment. Each oscillator in the series offers ultra-low phase noise, low jitter, and excellent performance in high vibration environments. They all cover the 10MHz to 52MHz frequency range.

Low-G Sensitivity OCXO for Radar, SATCOM, and Portable Instrumentation: XO5500 Series

Low-G Sensitivity OCXO for Radar, SATCOM, and Portable Instrumentation: XO5500 Series

Whether flying at 40,000’ watching videos online or at 500’ watching over-the-hill radar, it’s the picture that counts not the display. And vibration from rotary wing engines, weapons fire or simple high altitude turbulence can blur radar images or cause satellite links to loose lock breaking your focus.

High-Power Silicon PIN Diode Switch for Transmit/Receive Applications: SKY12215-478LF

High-Power Silicon PIN Diode Switch for Transmit/Receive Applications: SKY12215-478LF

This high-power silicon PIN diode SPDT switch covers the 0.9 to 4.0 GHz frequency range and is ideal for transmit/receive switching in land mobile radios and military communications systems, as well as transmit/receive switching and failsafe switching in TD-SCDMA, WiMAX, and LTE base stations.

Digitally Controlled Attenuator: 18-26.5 GHz

Digitally Controlled Attenuator: 18-26.5 GHz

This digitally controlled attenuator features high accuracy, TTL, low level (31dB, step 1dB) attenuation, and power overshoot protection. It covers the 18-26.5 GHz frequency range and has 50Ω impedance, K-Type connectors, <100ns attenuation time, <2.2 VSWR, and a -40 to +55oC operating temperature. For additional information, download the datasheet.

High Stability Oscillator for Harsh Environments: HPO Series

High Stability Oscillator for Harsh Environments: HPO Series

This oscillator features high stability, a 25 MHz to 150 MHz operating frequency, an HCMOS output, and a -55 oC to +125 oC operating temperature range. It’s ideal for harsh environments with high and low temperatures and high vibration and is particularly well suited for avionics manufacturers due to its tight tolerance with temperature and low drift over a long lifetime.

High Power SPST and SPDT PIN Diode Switches

High Power SPST and SPDT PIN Diode Switches

This line of SPST and SPDT PIN diode switches feature high power handling, low insertion loss, high antenna-to-receive-isolation, a broad frequency range (20 MHz to 6 GHz), and much more. There are currently nine different SPST and SPDT models available in this series, all with varying maximum power, package sizes, operating frequency ranges, and more.

Oscillators for Telecom Clocking Applications

Oscillators for Telecom Clocking Applications

PDI’s LV5 and PE5 series of miniature oscillators come in 3.2mm x 5mm ceramic packages. Their size and low jitter (0.2pS for the LV5 and 0.3pS for the PE5) over the telecommunication industry standard carrier offset of 12kHz to 20MHz makes them ideal for telecom clocking applications.

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