Newsletter | December 12, 2023

12.12.23 -- From Theremins To Synths: The Oscillator's Musical Odyssey


From Theremins To Synths: The Oscillator's Musical Odyssey

From the invention of the theremin in the 1920s to the Moog synthesizer's voltage-controlled oscillators in the 1960s to today's digital synthesizers and software, oscillators have shaped diverse musical genres, enabling musicians to create and manipulate an expansive array of sounds.


Why Q-Band TWT Amplifiers And Microwave Power Modules Are Still The Best Solution For Defense Applications

The Q-band is the most widely used band for many applications, including satellite communications, terrestrial microwave communications, radio astronomy studies, and automotive radars.


VSWR And Its Effects On Power Amplifiers

VSWR happens from having an impedance mismatch between a source and a load. VSWR is not a hard concept to grasp, but its effects on the instrumentation can be more difficult to realize. 

Power Solutions For GaN PAs

Learn how PMICs can design and control RF GaN PA technology in various applications and help overcome hurdles in RF front-end (RFFE) design to help achieve peak performance.

Reducing Development Risk With High-Performance Oscillators

New oscillator products powered by fourth-generation DSPLL technology are addressing timing challenges and making it easy to design with confidence and de-risk product development.


Best Practices For Using Preamps In RF Testing

Engineers performing RF enclosure, emissions, or field testing frequently will need to use a preamp with their receiver and associated antenna. Some best practices can improve results and avoid problems.

Finding Irregular Effects In Control Loop Design Without Compromise

Power converters feature complex regulation systems that require smart methods to ensure proper operation. The right measurement tools are key to identifying and locating unexpected system events.

Booster Amplifiers Maximize Warfighter Situational Awareness

Booster amplifiers, used in support or in place of other technologies, are a cost-effective, SWaP-conscious, and field-proven tool to extend radio communications ranges in tactical situations.


KRYTAR Announces New Family Of Monopulse Comparators

Infleqtion, L3Harris To Develop & Deploy Quantum RF Sensing Technology Solutions

Murata Enables Better Wi-Fi 6E & Wi-Fi 7 Antenna Design

Akoustis Receives Order From Commercial Satellite Communications Company

Spirent And Anritsu Deliver Comprehensive Automotive Test Solutions

Tektronix Introduces The MSO 4 Series B Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope

Rohde & Schwarz Delivers A 5G FR1 A-GNSS OTA Test Solution Approved By CTIA

MACOM Completes Acquisition Of Wolfspeed’s RF Business

Fairview Microwave Presents Range Of Rubber Duck And Whip-Style Antennas

Satellite Communication Antenna Offers Unprecedented Flexibility For Military

Inseego Announces The Availability Of Next Gen 5G FWA Indoor Router At T-Mobile


The Role Of Additive White Gaussian Noise In Directed Energy Weapons

Discover the use of additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) to improve reliability and power scaling of advanced laser weapons, whether in the design or production-ready stages.


Measuring The Phase Noise Of An Oscillator With A Phase Noise Analyzer

In this demonstration, learn how to measure the phase noise of a 100 MHz oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) using the HA7062D Real-Time Phase Noise Analyzer.


Sinewave Electronically Vibration Compensated OCXO

The XO5503 Series of 100 MHz sinewave electronically vibration compensated OCXOs for use in airborne satellite communications and shipboard radar applications.

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5 Port Transceiver Test System 30-3000 MHz: 50PMA-114

The 50PMA-114 is a five-port transceiver test system operating 30-3,000 MHz in a 19-inch rack mount enclosure featuring 10 paths, each with its own individually controlled programmable attenuator.

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JFW Industries, Inc.

High-Power Solid-State Power Amplifier

The VSX3716 is a conduction-cooled 1.5 kW X-band solid-state power amplifier optimized for pulse radars. X-band solid-state power transmitters are efficient, high-power, and compact with proven GaN transistor technology.

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Communications & Power Industries

2 - 20 GHz High Dynamic Range Gain Block

The ADM-8536PSM is the world's smallest 2-20 GHz high linearity, low noise amplifier solution, featuring 10.5 dB gain, +25 dBm OIP3, and 2.5 dB noise figure, making it suitable for use in RF front ends.

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Marki Microwave

Ku-Band High Power CW Amplifier: AMP5064

The AMP5064 Ku-band (13.75-14.5 GHz, 100 W) is a ruggedized solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) that replaces the aging TWT technology.

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Exodus Advanced Communications

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