Newsletter | January 17, 2023

01.17.23 -- Can The U.S. Remain The World's Leading Military Technology Developer?

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Top UnitedSiC Blog Posts To Help With Your Power Design Challenges

In November 2021, Qorvo acquired UnitedSiC, a leading manufacturer of SiC power semiconductors. This collection of insightful blogs helps you overcome design challenges and unleash the potential of SiC devices.

Amplifiers To Support SDRs

With the help of software-based transceiver architectures, military tactical radios are taking advantage of faster, more complex waveforms with new radios supporting modern modulations and communications protocols. 

Optimization Of 5G Infrastructure Deployment Through Machine Learning

The application of machine learning for optimal deployment of 5G infrastructure, such as the orientation of the antenna that helps achieve the best coverage, is investigated in this paper.

High-Voltage Driver Circuit For High-Power PIN Diode Switches

The Skyworks high-voltage driver circuit for high-power PIN diode switches is a CMOS/TTL compatible, DC coupled, high-speed PIN diode bias controller. This driver is designed to provide forward currents up to 200 mA for each diode, and 48 V reverse bias. It is designed for SPDT switches operating with a CW input power up to 160 W, while utilizing fast switching NPN/MOSFET transistors.

Krytar Directional Couplers: Term Definitions, Testing, And Typical Applications

Explore definitions, testing, and typical applications for Krytar's directional couplers. 

Understanding The Basics Of Ceramic Coaxial Resonator Filters

In general, a resonator is an essential component for constructing a bandpass filter since the resonator is what will allow specified frequencies, or bands of frequencies, to pass through the filter.

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RF/Microwave Components And Integrated Microwave Subsystems

Jeff Bly with dBControl introduces a new product line that replaces the former Paciwave line. This new line, consisting of PIN diode switch attenuators, is used primarily for high-performance applications such as electronic warfare (EW), communication systems, and radar.

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Wireless Component Testing And Digital Pre-Distortion Characteristics

Dale Hauck showcases AR’s Digital Pre-Distortion Characterization partnership with Keysight. He explains that increased linear power is needed in order to drive a high-powered device. AR’s high-powered amplifiers can assist in this process. Learn more by checking out this video from IMS 2022.

Featured Products And Resources
Non-Blocking Matrix Switch: 50MS-426

JFW's 50MS-426 is a 50-ohm non-blocking matrix switch operating 350-6,000 MHz. The switch can be remotely controlled via Ethernet or RS-232 connection, and the IP settings can be manually set via the front panel display.

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Microwave Power Module: PTX8808/PTX8811

The PTX8807/PTX8808 MPM integrates a high-power Ka-band Helix mini travelling wave tube (TWT) with a matched high-density switch mode power supply to produce a single "drop-in" microwave amplifier unit.

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Communications & Power Industries
Solid State High Power Amplifier: AMP2065A-LC
The AMP2065A-LC solid state high-power amplifier is designed for EMI/RFI, lab, CW/pulse and all communication applications and features a small form factor and rack-mounted system.
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Exodus Advanced Communications
Low Phase Noise Amplifiers

Better phase noise is often sought in today’s most advanced systems. Our Series PM amplifiers achieve ultra-low phase noise with a combo of design techniques, material selection, and in-house testing.

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TSX Series High-Frequency Surface Mountable Chip Attenuators

The TSX Series of chip attenuators pushes the boundaries of SWaP in a cost-effective, easy-to-implement surface mount solution, suitable for a wide array of applications.

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Smiths Interconnect
Instabend 047 High-Performance Microwave Assemblies

Instabend are flexible, coaxial microwave assemblies for interconnects between RF circuit cards, modules, and enclosure panels. The cable can be bent very closely behind the connector, simplifying cable routing.

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Times Microwave Systems