Newsletter | June 25, 2020

06.25.20 -- Preamp Use In RF Testing | Intro To EMC Amplifiers

 
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Spotlight On Amplifier Modules
Mixed-Domain And Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes Brochure

With the launch of new 3 Series and 4 Series oscilloscopes, Tektronix continues to redefine the mainstream scope marketplace by providing superior, advanced features and benefits within a mainstream price range, providing field upgradability at any time.

Make Smart Use Of 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.

Power Management ACTIVECiPSTM Modular Power PMICs Brochure

Qorvo’s highly integrated configurable innovative power supply (CiPS) solutions implement a built-in intelligence SoC, which greatly simplifies the design process by eliminating the need for external components, delivering compelling simplicity, efficiency, and flexibility.

An Introduction To EMC Amplifiers

In most EMC radiated immunity testing applications, broadband amplifiers are required for generating the necessary field strengths. This paper discusses the role of amplifiers in EMC testing, as well as the parameters and characteristics that have the greatest influence on amplifier performance.

Resources
Amplifier Classification A Vs. AB

Class A, B, or AB are commonly used and referred to in specifications for high-power RF and microwave amplifiers. This paper discusses the differences between the different classifications and what they mean with respect to performance.

Multi-Stage GaN Power Amplifier Reference Design

This app note demonstrates Wolfspeed’s GaN HEMT technology capabilities with respect to harmonic content, PAE, and SWaP. It also describes the typical performance that has been achieved and that which can be expected when evaluating the demonstrator.

dB Control Capabilities

dB Control supplies mission-critical (often sole source) products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers.

375 MHz To 6 GHz, 50-Watt Directional Coupler

Model 50C-064-XX is a wideband, 50-Ohm directional coupler operating 375 MHz to 6 GHz. This directional coupler can handle 50 Watts of RF input power. It has 50-Ohm SMA female connectors and is available with 10 dB, 20 dB, or 30 dB coupling values.

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Custom MMIC Amplifier With World’s Best Noise Figure At 0.6 dB
 

Chris Gregoire from Custom MMIC introduces their ultra-low-noise amplifier with the world’s best noise figure at 0.6 dB and high gain capabilities for the best performance available.

Featured Products And Services
Dual 2.4 GHz, 802.11ax High-Linearity, High-Efficiency Front-End Module: SKY5®-5242-11

Skyworks offers the SKY5®-5242-11 dual 2.4 GHz, 802.11ax high-linearity, high-efficiency front-end module (FEM) specifically designed for Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices including handsets, tablets, and mobile devices supporting WLAN and Bluetooth® protocols.

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1 To 18 GHz Microwave Power Amplifiers

AR offers world-class, solid state power amplifiers designed for various EW, EMC, and communication’s applications. You can have chip and wire hybrid modules from 0.7 to 6 GHz to 100 watts, or benchtops designs up to 500 watts CW. Benchtop units from 6 to 18 GHz are also available in 20- and 40-watts CW Class A models. For added versatility, AR can also supply dual-band, single-housed units covering the full 1 to 18 GHz band with a high power of 60 watts up to 6 GHz and 40 watts from 6 to 18 GHz.

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100 W MUOS Amplifier Module

The MOUS amplifier module from AR Modular RF is a two-port device offering full-duplex operation in the 300 to 320 MHz and 360 to 380 MHz frequency range with amplification in the transmit and receive paths. This subsystem module is primarily designed for integration into a radio system where requirements demand more power than offered by a bas or tactical radio alone.

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AR Modular RF
X-Band, Solid State Power Amplifier VSX3695: Your Modular Building Block SSPA X-Band Solution

CPI Beverly Microwave Division’s high-efficiency, modular, 1.0 kW, compact X-band VSX3695 has proven GaN technology and can be easily combined to create high-power X-band radar transmitters up to 50 kW. The solid state transmitters are reliable, provide “soft fail,” graceful power degradation, and are easy to maintain.

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Band 40 TDD LTE Amplifier Module: LTEMOD-2350M

Corry Micronics offers the LTEMOD-2350M Band 40 TDD LTE amplifier module ideally suited for LTE signals in the 2300 to 2400 MHz frequency range. This high-power module features an output minimum of 25 W and supports the unpaired time domain duplex spectrum (TDD).

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Corry Micronics, Inc.
Hybrid Microelectronics Packages
Founded in 1972, Mini-Systems, Inc., Electronic Package Division has been providing the electronics industry with the very highest quality hybrid microelectronic packages available. The Electronic Package Division is best known for supplying the hybrid alternative to plastic microelectronic packages, namely, our alumina/glass sidewall packages. These packages meet military and space-level quality requirements and exceed virtually all commercial needs.
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S-Band, Solid State Broadband Amplifier For Radar And Jamming: Model 2213

Empower RF Systems offers the Model 2213 compact, solid state, GaN on SiC amplifier delivering 10 kW of peak pulsed power in radar and jamming applications operating in the 2.9 to 3.5 GHz frequency range. This air-cooled, 10 KW, 6 percent duty cycle pulse amplifier system brings sophisticated monitoring, protection, and control functions to mission-critical applications. It features flexible software and embedded firmware design that can be customized to add mission support capabilities specific to the users integrated system.

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6.0 To 12.0 GHz, 25-Watt Linear Power RF Amplifier: Model 4124

Ophir RF offers the Model 4124 power amplifier system for applications operating from 6 to 12 GHz. The amplifier delivers a saturated output power of 25 W with a gain of over 43 dB.

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OPHIR RF
Micro L- And S-Band Power Amplifier: NuPower LS5MI03

The NuPower LS5MI01 Micro L- and S-band power amplifier offers the smallest form factor of the NuPower family of PAs at 1.62 in3. This highly efficient solid state power amplifier provides over 5 watts of RF power across both L and S frequency bands. Based on the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology, the NuPower’s power efficiency and miniature form factor make it ideal for size, weight, and power-constrained broadband RF telemetry and tactical communication systems.

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