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Successful Tests Mark Important Milestone Towards A 5G Future
Successful Tests Mark Important Milestone Towards A 5G Future

A future vision of high speed wireless Internet that promises to break down two major 5G challenges has taken a leap forward following milestone tests of a cutting-edge European millimeter wave wireless technology.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2018

Mini Benchtop Programmable Attenuator Assembly Mini Benchtop Programmable Attenuator Assembly

JFW’s 50BA-024-62 is a mini benchtop programmable attenuator assembly designed for mm-wave testing. It is configured with one solid-state programmable attenuator, and it features an attenuation range of 0 to 62 dB in 1 dB increments and 50 Ohms nominal impedance.

GaN C-Band 50Ω Transistor: IGT5259CW25 GaN C-Band 50Ω Transistor: IGT5259CW25

Integra Technologies introduces the C-band IGT5259CW25 transistor with GaN on SiC HEMT technology exhibiting 12 dB typical gain and 48% drain efficiency. It is ideal for applications operating in the 5.2 – 5.9 GHz frequency range. This depletion mode device is 100% high power RF tested in a 50Ω RF test fixture.

PIN Diode Limiter For Automotive, Military, And GPS PIN Diode Limiter For Automotive, Military, And GPS

The SKY16602-632LF is a low-threshold (+5 dBm typical) PIN diode limiter module covering the 0.2 to 4.0GHz frequency range. It features low insertion loss, low distortion, integrated PIN limiter and Schottky diodes, and DC blocks.

5G And MIMO Using Wireless InSite 5G And MIMO Using Wireless InSite

Remcom's 5G MIMO simulation software offers a unique ray tracing capability for simulating MIMO antennas for 5G, WiFi, and other technologies relevant to today's rapidly advancing technologies.

0.7 to 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers For Wireless Applications 0.7 to 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers For Wireless Applications

AR provides up to 500 watts of linear output power over the 0.7 to 6 GHz instantaneous frequency band in one benchtop amplifier housing when driven with a signal generator output of 0dBm. These Class A designs offer ∞:1 output protection, excellent harmonics and 100% rated power without foldback into mismatched loads. Class AB units are also available. Units have a digital display and all amplifier control functions and status indications are available. These instruments are used for EMC, wireless, or EW applications.

Cellular Band High Power Amplifiers Cellular Band High Power Amplifiers

Corry Micronics, Inc. (CMI) offers a wide range of cellular band high-power amplifiers operating over the 900 MHz to 2,700 MHz frequency range for use in a variety of cellular applications. This family of amplifiers features high linearity, base station quality, low noise figure, and frequency modulation in GSM, LTE, and UMTS.

NuPower™ L & S Band Power Amplifier: NW-PA-12B01A NuPower™ L & S Band Power Amplifier: NW-PA-12B01A

The NuPower™ 12B01A broadband, high performance solid-state power amplifier delivers over 10 watts  across the entire 1.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz frequency range. Ideal for broadband RF telemetry and military communication systems that require high reliability and high efficiency in a compact housing.

Dual-Channel Switch LNA Module: QPB9329 Dual-Channel Switch LNA Module: QPB9329

Qorvo offers the new QPB9329 highly integrated front-end module with operation in the 3.8 – 5.0 GHz frequency range for TDD base station, wireless infrastructure, small cell BTS, and pre-5G/5G massive MIMO applications. This LNA module integrates a two-stage LNA and a high power switch in a dual-channel configuration.

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Dielectric Laboratories (DLI) offers a series of single layer capacitors designed with Class II dielectric materials and X7R temperature stability characteristics for a variety of DC blocking or RF bypass applications. With operation capabilities over a broad frequency range, these high frequency, wire bondable capacitors are ideal for GaN, GaAs, filtering, tuning, and coupling applications where small size and microwave performance is vital for a circuit’s performance.

  • 18 To 26.5 GHz Broadband TWT Amplifier
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    130 Watts CW 18 To 26.5 GHz Broadband TWT Amplifier. The Model 130T18G26z5 is a self contained, forced air cooled, broadband traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for applications where wide instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and moderate power output are required. A reliable TWT provides a conservative 130 watts minimum at the amplifier output connector

  • Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube<sup>®</sup> Series
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    MegaPhase offers a series of low loss cable systems made with the industry-leading GrooveTube® design and rugged construction to resist torque, pull, and crush forces. This wide range of connector types may be used in many different markets including phased array radar, electronic warfare, military, and communication systems.

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  • Introduction To 860 To 930 MHz RF Front-End Modules SKY6642x Series
    Introduction To 860 To 930 MHz RF Front-End Modules SKY6642x Series

    Skyworks’ newest family of compact, high performance RF front-end modules (FEMs) is specifically designed for LPWAN – supporting LoRa®, SigFox and other unlicensed band technologies – as well as high-power Industrial, Scientific, Medical (ISM) applications operating in the 860-930 MHz frequency range.  These new solutions deliver improved sensitivity and more than quadruple the operating range versus a standalone system-on-chip (SoC).

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  • Measure Ultra-Low Phase Noise with External References - Tutorial Video
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Qorvo Qorvo

Qorvo ("kor-vo") enables customers to launch next-generation designs even faster. Our unique combination of talent, technology, scalability and innovation helps you eliminate barriers to bringing your most powerful ideas to market.

"We believe that our new name reflects our company's commitment to keep customers at the center of all that we do," said Bob Bruggeworth, Qorvo president and CEO. "As a new leader in RF solutions, Qorvo will offer the agility, innovation and precision customers need for success in mobile, infrastructure, and defense markets."

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Skyworks is the industry’s leading wireless semiconductor company focused on RF and complete semiconductor systems for mobile communications applications...

dB Control dB Control

Established in 1990, dB Control Corp., a subsidiary of the Electronic Technologies Group (ETG) of HEICO Corp., supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers.

Dielectric Laboratories (DLI) Dielectric Laboratories (DLI)

Dielectric Laboratories is a global supplier of microwave and millimeter wave components for optical and wireless communications, military, medical, semiconductor, aerospace, and transportation markets. We are a manufacturer of High-Q Multi-Layer capacitors (MLC) and Single-Layer capacitors (SLC), Resonators, Filters, Broadband DC blocks, Thin Film components, and Custom ceramic components. In 2004, DLI acquired Voltronics Corporation, a world leader in precision variable capacitors.

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Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on open architecture and standards applied to defense applications, overlooked EMC vulnerabilities, microfabrication, display technologies, and more.

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