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ACTIVE COMPONENTS APPLICATION NOTES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Selecting Oscillator Technology

    Selection of appropriate oscillator technology for an application can be critical to success or failure of a project. This paper discusses the three most common oscillator technologies in use today in time and frequency applications, namely Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators (TCXO), Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators (OCXO), and Rubidium atomic oscillators (Rb oscillator). By Precise Time and Frequency, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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ACTIVE COMPONENTS PRODUCTS

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.

VCSOs (Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillators)

VCSOs (Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillators)

CTS Electronic Components provides customers with platform-based engineered components utilizing our expertise and experience in RF design. Our VCSOs (voltage controlled SAW oscillators) are ideally suited for organizations that are involved with OTN and SONET/SDH switching, Carrier Ethernet equipment, and cellular base-station applications using high speed DAC/ADC.

Rugged HCMOS Crystal Clock Oscillator: Model 680

Rugged HCMOS Crystal Clock Oscillator: Model 680

This oscillator comes in a hermetically sealed 5x7mm package that has been designed to withstand harsh and rugged environmental conditions. It covers the 20kHz to 100MHz frequency range and features excellent stability, low phase noise, and ultra-low jitter.

Digitally Controlled Oscillator: DTO-218-CD-1

Digitally Controlled Oscillator: DTO-218-CD-1

This digitally controlled oscillator features high speed, low phase noise, and high accuracy. It operates in the 2.0 to 18.0 GHz frequency range and has been designed to operate in military ground or airborne environments. Frequency drift over the operating temperature range is minimized through internal digital calibration techniques. Additional information can be found on the outline drawing (link below).

Space-Qualified SAW Devices

Phonon has been producing an extensive legacy of space-qualified SAW devices since 1987. All products are built to each customer’s individual requirements. Products can be built for either commercial or military space applications. Our space-qualified products are all built to MIL-PRF-38534 Class K reliability.

LTE Tx/Rx Switches

LTE Tx/Rx Switches

Skyworks is pleased to unveil five LTE Tx/Rx switches for smartphones and tablets. The SKY13414-485LF, SKY13415-485LF, SKY13416-485LF, SKY13417-485LF and SKY13418-485LF main/diversity antenna switches cover SP4T through SP8T, and allow up to eight bands of WCDMA/LTE.

Industry’s Smallest OCXO

Industry’s Smallest OCXO

CTS Electronic Components’ Model 144 is the industry’s smallest oven controlled crystal oscillator, with a height of only 8 mm. It operates in the 8 MHz to 120 MHz frequency range and is ideal for applications involving synthesizers, portable wireless communications, battery powered applications, and portable wireless devices.

RF Transistor for Secondary Surveillance Radar Aviation: 1011GN-700ELM

RF Transistor for Secondary Surveillance Radar Aviation: 1011GN-700ELM

This common source class AB, GaN on SiC HEMT RF power transistor has been specifically designed for Mode-S ELM applications, and secondary surveillance radar (SSR) applications. SSR allows air traffic controllers to identify, track, and measure an airplane’s location.

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