Newsletter | April 28, 2022

04.28.22 -- Mastering eCall Automotive Design | Understanding Waveforms for Power Amplification

Spotlight On Satellite Communications
What Engineers Need To Know About Enhanced eCall Automotive Design

Learn how system designers are approaching designs in automobiles and how new eCall solutions can optimize the overall platform. We also share some RF design expertise and integrated solutions that help meet some of the most demanding product challenges of eCall applications.

Effective Power In Satellite Uplink Amplifiers

Communications & Power Industries has compared modern digital modulation formats, various definitions of output power levels, and measurement techniques to show how they affect real-world operation.

AR-50 Booster Amplifier Supports SATCOM And LOS Performance

The AR Modular RF Model AR-50 booster amplifier provides superior uplink and downlink performance for enhancing UHF satellite communications. Properly setting up the receive path will maximize the link quality and reliability.

Providing Narrowband IoT Coverage With Low Earth Orbit Satellites

This article describes the modeling of a SATCOM link, specifically citing a use case wherein a satellite overlay extends service continuity to IoT devices in a poorly covered rural area.

Industry Insights
RF Power Amplification 101: Waveform Basics

High-power RF generation is required not only by various wireless communication applications, such as 4G and 5G cellular and satellite, but also by radar for airspace and weather monitoring, radar and communication jamming, imaging, DC/DC conversion, and even RF heating.

Consider The Source: Reliable Network Analysis Starts With A Clean Signal

In wireless and satellite applications where speed, phase performance, and repeatability are critical, network analyzers with DDS sources deliver consistent results without the need for averaging. Digital-signal creation ensures low phase noise and fast frequency changes with continuous phase, reducing uncertainty in phase sensitive measurements.

Better Alternative For Measuring Linearity Of GaN Amplifiers

GaN devices continue to be a key element in many radar, electronic warfare, satellite, and terrestrial communication systems. This article focuses on the applications in which amplifier linearity is the critical attribute.

Expanding Filter Technology Offerings For Low-Frequency Applications

Knowles' acquisition of IMC has allowed an expansion of offerings to serve applications operating in the lower portion of the frequency range from the VHF to the L-band.

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Video: Amplifiers With The Frequency & Power Levels To Meet Your Needs

AR offers over 100 amplifier models ranging from 10 Hz – 50 GHz and with power levels of 1 W – 100 kW.

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Brochure: SATCOM Communication System Monitoring

R&S GSACSM communication system monitoring is a satmon software solution for remote spectrum monitoring and signal analysis. R&S GSACSM comes with classic spectrum analyzer functions and trapping systems, as well as advanced signal detection and identification algorithms. The modern, adaptive GUI makes it easy to implement in use cases, e.g., interference identification or SATCOM transponder analysis.

Featured Products And Resources
Rack-Mount Continuous Wave TWTAs For Electronic Warfare Simulation And RF Testing

dB Control introduces two rack-mount, continuous wave (CW) traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) designed for applications such as electronic warfare (EW) simulation, RFI susceptibility testing, RF components testing, and more. The dB-4345 is a S/C-band TWTA operating in the 2 – 6 GHz range at 325 watts CW. The dB-4311M is an I/J-band TWTA at 6 – 18 GHz at 300 watts CW.

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dB Control
SATCOM/MIL-Qualified Couplers And Power Dividers

KRYTAR, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacture 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. 

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JFW Develops New 75-Ohm Multi-Channel Attenuator Assembly

In the world of test system products, JWF has recently released 16 total attenuator models for its new multi-channel attenuator. 

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JFW Industries, Inc.
Drone Payload Satellite Simulator: Drone Satellite Series (DSS)

AtlanTecRF offers a new compact, lightweight, and high-efficiency drone payload satellite simulators with operation in either the Ka-band (30 GHz uplink and 20 GHz downlink) or Ku-band (14 GHz uplink and 11 GHz downlink) with options for both circular and linear polarization. This Drone Satellite Series (DSS) offers battery-powered, cable-less RF test solutions for military and other unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) applications.

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Pentek Onyx Radar And Software Radio Boards

The Pentek Onyx family includes radar and software radio boards based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA. This comprehensive product line offers products that satisfy a wide range of applications. All of the board’s data and control paths are accessible by the FPGA, enabling factory installed functions including data multiplexing, channel selection, data packing, gating, triggering, and memory control. The Onyx architecture organizes the FPGA as a container for data processing applications where each function exists as an (IP) module.

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Mercury Systems, Inc.