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ACTIVE COMPONENTS APPLICATION NOTES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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ACTIVE COMPONENTS PRODUCTS

Millimeter Wave Attenuators and Phase Shifters: FXA/LSA/VPS Series

Millimeter Wave Attenuators and Phase Shifters: FXA/LSA/VPS Series

Millitech designs and manufactures millimeter wave fixed attenuators, level set attenuators, and variable phase shifters for applications in laboratory equipment, test and measurement, and subsystems.

Millimeter Wave Voltage-Controlled Gunn Oscillators: GDV Series

Millimeter Wave Voltage-Controlled Gunn Oscillators: GDV Series

The GDV series of millimeter wave voltage-controlled Gunn oscillators are ideally suited for FMCW radar/transceivers, in test and instrumentation sources, for use as local oscillators with AFC or phase-locked operation, and as drivers for wideband amplifiers, multipliers, and frequency extenders. They feature excellent linearity and high output power availability.

Digital Phase Shifter: MAPS-011008

Digital Phase Shifter: MAPS-011008

This 6-Bit digital phase shifter operates in the 5-6 GHz frequency range and is ideal for C-Band radar applications, and where high phase accuracy with minimum loss variation over the phase shift range are required.

Space Level TCXOs and OCXOs

Space Level TCXOs and OCXOs

Bliley’s line of space level TCXOs and OCXOs have been used in commercial and defense environments, as well as in-orbit space missions with a life of 20 years. They’re ideal for applications involving beacons, navigation, master clock references (MDS reference), radar, and Ka, Ku, and C bands.

YIG and BAW Product Overview

YIG and BAW Product Overview

The TMS line of Yttrium-Iron-Garnet (YIG) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) products includes a range of high performance BAW devices and delay lines available as standalone products or incorporated into higher level assemblies. 

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.

Insulated-gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTS)

Insulated-gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTS)

Richardson RFPD’s Insulated-gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTS) use Microsemi’s leading-edge Power MOS 8™ technology and offer a dramatic reduction of twenty percent or more, in total switching and conduction losses as compared to competitive solutions.

Ultra-Low Phase Noise OCXO: 14 x 21 x 6.8 mm SMD Package

Ultra-Low Phase Noise OCXO: 14 x 21 x 6.8 mm SMD Package

This OCXO features superior close-in phase noise, SC-cut crystal, a +17 dBm output sine wave, and an extremely small, 14 x 21 x 6.8 mm SMD Package. It’s ideal for applications involving high end synthesizers, instrumentation, telecommunications systems, radar, and data communications. The oscillator also covers the 80-120 MHz frequency range. Download the datasheet for more information.

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