Newsletter | June 8, 2021

06.08.21 -- Spotlight On Amplifier Solutions | Preamps In RF Testing

Spotlight On Amplifier Solutions
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.

A Classic LNA Design Challenge: Meeting The Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS) LNA Specification

This article focuses on a high-volume application: the multi-stage LNA associated with the SDARS radio capability included with millions of new cars every year. It requires a cascade of multiple high-performance amplifiers and filters to meet a very difficult set of requirements.

Introduction To TMD Synthetic Aperture Radar Amplifiers

Amplifiers for synthetic aperture radars (SAR) or imaging radar have special requirements associated with the application where they are used. TMD has been involved with ISAR, SAR, and GMTI since their inception in the early 1990s and has a record of reliable supply and operation performance.

Industry Insights
5G Drives Millimeter-Wave Technology Across Multiple Industries

The technology in today’s world continues to move higher in frequency to solve problems and improve performance. It is these millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies that offer hope in solving the toughest requirements in many industries such as communications and defense.

Unique Millimeter-Wave Designs And Customized Products For Satcom, Radar, EW, And ECM Systems

Systems operating in the Ka-band, Q-band, and other high frequency bands present more significant SWaP-C challenges than systems operating at lower frequencies, demanding more expertise from component designers.

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.

Amplifier Selection Tips For EMC Applications

When choosing an amplifier for EMC testing, there are various factors to consider. These factors can include technology, class of operation, good linearity and low harmonic distortion, modulation performance, multiple signal/tone applications, and more. 

Non-Linear And Noise Modeling Of A 0.15 um GaN Die Family

This slide show focuses on advanced models developed for a family of 0.15 um GaN die addressing both low-noise and high-power applications.

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High-Gain LNA For Small-Cell, Cellular 5G NR, And Base Station Applications

Compatible with the previously released SKY67183-396LF and SKY67189-396LF, the SKY67181-396LF by Skyworks is a high-gain LNA. Applications include small cells, massive MIMO, macro base stations, and more.

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API Technologies Power Amplifier Modules, Drivers, And Subsystems

API Technologies uses both in-house chip and wire (hybrid), thin film, and SMT technology in their power amplifiers. These amplifiers operate over frequencies up to 26 GHz with output levels from 500 mW to 1 kW.

Featured Products And Resources
Introduction To The AR-5000 Series

This app note describes the GC (gain control), MLC (maximum level control), and ALC (automatic level control) features available on AR-5000 Series amplifiers. Controlling the gain, output power, and linearity performance enables the operator to maximize system performance.

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AR Modular RF
6.0 To 18.0 GHz CW Traveling Wave Tube

CPI offers a 6.0 to 18.0 GHz CW traveling wave tube (TWT) with power output from 20 to 100 W. It is ideally designed for use in fixed or mobile applications. Custom variations in performance and configuration include mechanical configurations, electrical and RF configurations, and dual-stage depressed collectors.

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Communications & Power Industries
Cellular Band, High Power Amplifiers

Corry Micronics, Inc. (CMI) offers a wide range of cellular band high-power amplifiers operating over the 900 MHz to 2,700 MHz frequency range for use in a variety of cellular applications. This family of amplifiers features high linearity, base station quality, low noise figure, and frequency modulation in GSM, LTE, and UMTS.

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Corry Micronics, Inc.
NuPower S100A01 S-Band Power Amplifier: NW-PA-LS-100-A01

The NuPower S100A01 S-band power amplifier is a small, ultra-high-power solid state power amplifier module for CW operation, delivering a minimum of 100 watts of RF power from 2000 MHz to 2500 MHz to boost signal power levels. Applications for this product include UAS, UGV, broadband RF telemetry, RF communication systems, and more.

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NuWaves Engineering
Datasheet: JFW Model 50FHAM-XXX-1500 1500-Watt Fixed Attenuator

The 50FHAM-XXX-1500 has an operating frequency range of DC to 2400 MHz and is capable of handling up to 1500 Watts.

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JFW Industries, Inc.