Newsletter | August 4, 2020

08.04.20 -- S-Band Magnetron | Jamming Amplifiers | Double Ridge Guide Horn Antenna

Editor's Choice
C Band, Liquid-Cooled, Hot Swappable SSPA: SKU 2225

Empower RF Systems offers the SKU 2225 long duty cycle pulsed amplifier operating from 5.2 to 5.9 GHz for EW, radar, directed energy and satcom applications where tens and hundreds of kilowatts of CW and pulse power are required. 

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Empower RF Systems, Inc.
Readers' Choice
100 kHz To 20 GHz Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer And Monitoring Receiver: SM200B

Signal Hound offers the new SM200B real-time spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver for tuning applications from 100 kHz to 20 GHz. This analyzer features 160 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth, 110 dB of dynamic range, 1THz/sec sweep speed at 30 kHz RBW, and phase noise performance that is low enough to contribute less than 0.1 percent error to EVM measurements.

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Signal Hound
Featured Products And Services
Microwave Power Module

The dB-3205 is a microwave power module (MPM) operating in the frequency range of 43.5 to 45.5 GHz. This MPM is a power amplifier that provides 80 Watts CW RF output power. The RF signal path consists of a solid state amplifier and a vacuum power booster. This compact, conduction-cooled MPM is designed to operate in extreme military environments.

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dB Control
Double Ridge Guide Horn Antenna

High gain, low VSWR, input handling capability up to 300 watts CW, and rugged design make this horn antenna excellent for both immunity and emissions testing.

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A.H. Systems
1000 Watts CW, 10 kHz To 400 MHz Solid State Amplifier

AR’s 1000A400 is a solid state amplifier covering the 10 kHz to 400 MHz frequency range. When used with a sweep generator, it provides a minimum of 1000 watts of RF power. Like most of AR’s amplifiers, this model is ideal for applications that call for instantaneous bandwidth and high gain.

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Model AR-50 Amplifier With Fan Kit

The FK-AR-50 is an optional accessory for the AR-50 amplifier. It is designed to keep the amplifier cool to support demanding communication needs in applications requiring more data throughput and higher transmit duty cycles, or when operating in hot environments.

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AR Modular RF
S-Band, 750 kW Magnetron

The VMS1197B magnetron is a high-power microwave oscillator in which the potential energy of an electron cloud near the cathode is converted into RF energy in a series of cavity resonators. This 750 kW magnetron operates within the 2.7 to 2.9 (S-band) GHz frequency range and delivers high peak and average RF power for use in weather, medical, or industrial applications.

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Communications & Power Industries, Beverly Microwave Division
0.5 To 20 GHz Directional Coupler

The new Model 500520020 from Krytar is a dual-directional coupler designed for power sampling and measurement, amplifier leveling, VSWR monitoring, field control, and amplifier and load protection applications in the 0.5 to 20.0 GHz frequency range. The coupler enhances the selection of multipurpose, stripline designs with superior performance ratings.

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Surface-Mount Resistor Networks

SMR Series offers precision resistor networks for fine pitch, surface-mount applications. These networks feature a lead pitch of (0.031”) and are available in 4 to 16 pin-out styles. The standard value range is 2 O to 10 MO, isolated resistors.

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Mini-Systems, Inc.
Airborne Telemetry Power Amplifier

The NuPower L60T01 is a L- and S-band solid state power amplifier designed to deliver over 60 Watts of RF power in the 960 to 1390 MHz frequency range to extend the operational range of airborne telemetry links and transmitters. 

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NuWaves Engineering
The Quartz Family: Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC

The Pentek Quartz family is based on the Xilinx Zynq Ultascale+ RFSoC FPGA. Quartz brings the performance and high-density integration of the RFSoC to a wide range of different application spaces with a uniquely flexible design path. Quartz is available in standard form factors like 3U VPX, or with the QuartzXM Carrier Design Kit, it can be deployed on application-specific custom carriers. 

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Pentek, Inc.
2.3 To 3.8 GHz, 100-Ohm Differential Output Gain Block

Qorvo offers the QPA9154 wideband gain block with a 50 Ω single-ended input to 100 Ω differential output. It is ideally suited as the 5G m-MIMO BTS Rx path final gain stage, to directly interface with the ADC of the transceiver, eliminating the need for a discrete balun.

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GPS Front-End Modules For Mobile Applications

Skyworks introduces new shielded GPS, low-noise amplifier front-end modules (FEMs), the SKY65725-11 and SKY65728-11, designed for use in mobile applications such as smartphones and tablets. Both devices feature high linearity, excellent gain, and superior noise figure to enable design flexibility and high levels of integration. 

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
CMI Jamming Amplifiers

Corry Micronics offers a series of jamming amplifiers used in jamming applications such as cellular jamming in prison systems and drone detection and suppression techniques. Many countries now realize the importance of jamming phone reception within the walls of prisons. There have been cases where over 3,000 phones were confiscated in a prison that housed only 5,000 inmates.

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Corry Micronics, Inc.