Newsletter | December 22, 2020

12.22.20 -- Intro To MPMs | RF Filtering Trends | Antenna Parameters Overview

 
Featured Article
An Introduction To Microwave Power Modules
 

The Tri-Service (Army, Navy, and Air Force) launched the MPM program in 1991, and most TWT companies were given development contracts. The program aimed to boost the microwave tube development effort in the U.S. and to combine the best use of vacuum electronics and solid state technologies. 

Resources
LoRa Connectivity Made Smarter With Low-Power, Front-End Modules

Designers of LoRa-based end devices face several challenges in getting a product to market, where hardware, software, and cloud connectivity must all seamlessly integrate and operate. This white paper discusses how to make LoRa connectivity smarter with low-power front-end modules.

Connectivity Q&A: IoT Networks Standards Explained

IoT applications span across all industries, including Industry 4.0, otherwise known as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). In this article, Tony Testa will provide insight into the IoT landscape, outlining the way in which this market fits and communicates in the wireless world around us.

Know Today’s RF Filtering Trends To Better Meet The Needs Of Tomorrow’s RF Design Jobs

While all filters have the same basic job—remove unwanted or out-of-band signals—the specific job requirements of each filter vary depending on the RF architecture used and the needs of the final device.

Wideband Millimeter-Wave Signal Generation And Analysis

Multiple instruments are required to generate wideband digital modulated signals found in the V-band and above. This app note describes how to use R&S products for V-band signal generation and analysis up to 500 MHz modulation bandwidth and how to expand modulation bandwidth up to 2 GHz. 

Harmonic Measurement For IEC 61000-4-3 And Other Radiated Immunity Standards

Amplifiers exhibiting significant harmonic distortion in immunity test systems can exhibit broadband characteristics that result in measurement uncertainty and unacceptable errors. This app note addresses acceptable harmonic measurement standards and other radiated immunity standards.

Customized Microelectronics Solutions

Micro Systems Engineering’s expertise in developing microelectronics grew from their early days as a supplier of electronic modules for active medical implants. They have leveraged this experience to provide solutions for other markets as well, including the defense and aerospace market.  

Practical Overview Of Antenna Parameters

There are a variety of standardized methods for describing antenna parameters, and this article aims to provide an overview of key antenna parameters and relevant background.

SATCOM/MIL-Qualified Components

KRYTAR, Inc. founded in 1975, specializes in the design and manufacturing of ultra-broadband microwave components and test equipment for both commercial and military applications. Products cover the DC to 67 GHz frequency range and are designed for a wide range of applications.

Care And Handling Of Cable Assemblies And Connectors

Cable assemblies are critical to obtaining correct test results and signal integrity in many applications. Proper care and handling of cable assemblies and connector interfaces is critical for insuring accurate operation. 

Glass Sidewall Packages Provide Performance For RF Applications

Glass sidewall packages achieve highest levels of hermeticity for hardware in space vacuums and extreme temperatures. Compared to ceramic, they deliver better RF performance thanks to their lower dielectric constant.

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Featured Multimedia
E-Book Focus On: Tactical Communications — Radios Can't Take Chances
 

Wireless communication is often taken for granted due to its reliability and effectiveness, but perhaps less so by a soldier whose life may depend upon it. This e-book discusses the importance of radios and other tactical communication systems and solutions for increasing their performance levels.

60 GHz Phased Array Antenna Design Using XFdtd For WiGig Application Presentation
 

In this presentation, Remcom discusses analyzing and optimizing an aperture coupled 1x4 patch antenna array with a compact, fan-shaped feeding network for operation in the 60 GHz band using Remcom’s full-wave electromagnetic simulation product, XFdtd. We also demonstrate superposition and antenna array optimization. 

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50-Year History Of Corry Micronics
 

Corry Micronics (CMI) was founded in 1970 by Reggie Baker and began with a small product line consisting of filter/bias networks, stripline mounted RF shorts, feedthrough devices, stripline DC blocks, and special thick film metalized mica.

Featured Products And Services
300-Watts, 500 kHz, RF Amplifier: KAA2030-M11

The Model KAA2030M11 is a special-purpose, RF power amplifier at the frequency of 500 KHz. This product does not require tuning, band switching, or adjustments of any kind. Power output is in excess of 300 Watts into a 50-Ohm load.

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AR Modular RF
S/C-Band, 2 To 8 GHz, 2.0 kW, Compact Pulsed Amplifier: VZS/C3529J1

The VZS/C3529J1 is an ultra-wideband, automatic fault recycle, compact pulse amplifier designed for 230 VAC operation that meets International Safety Standard EN61010 and Electromagnetic Compatibility 2004/108/EC in test and measurement applications.

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Communications & Power Industries, Beverly Microwave Division
NanoRF Modules And Contacts Brochure

TE offers a variety of high frequency nano-miniature coax RF modules and contacts with twice the density of VITA 67 RF modules used in VPX embedded computing applications. Half and full-size module sizes can retain up to 12 or 18+ RF contacts, with options for customizing contact count and position. The available daughtercard modules are mounted to the card in the VPX Plug-In module, and the backplane module into the chassis backplane.

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TE Connectivity
VPX RF Product Portfolio: VITA 67 Brochure

SV Microwave offers an extensive portfolio of VITA 67 RF products designed to deliver high performance and rugged durability to chassis and payload cards while meeting industry standards for interoperability. Adaptors and accessories are also available to provide point-to-point connectivity for all RF requirements.

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SV Microwave, an Amphenol Company
20 To 5,000 MHz 1P8T RF Switch For Economical Automated RF Testing: 50S-2133 SMA

The 50S-2133 SMA from JFW is a solid state, self-terminating 1P8T RF switch designed for economical automated RF testing applications in the 20 to 5,000 MHz frequency range.

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JFW Industries, Inc.
NuWaves Corporate Brochure

NuWaves Engineering offers quick-tempo RF system, subsystem, and module-level design services in the HF to Ku-band frequencies. Available engineering services are related to the deployment, testing, evaluation, and sustainment of advanced communications and telemetry systems. 

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NuWaves Engineering