Newsletter | February 11, 2021

02.11.21 -- Spotlight On Cables/Connectors/Interconnect Solutions

 
Spotlight On Cables/Connectors/Interconnect Solutions
Connections In RF Testing

Connectors influence test results in various and sometimes unpredictable ways. This article discusses how the connections used in a test setup will affect test results and why it is important to create a valid test environment.

Thermal Management In High Performance RF And Microwave PCBs

RF and microwave systems demand increasingly effective thermal management and higher RF performance from PCBs and subsystems. This paper reviews methods of thermal management and reviews the advantages of “Coin” technology versus traditional thermal technology.

Phase Stability, Loss Stability, And Shielding Effectiveness

This paper addresses phase stability, loss stability, and shielding effectiveness in cable assemblies exceeding 20 feet. Stability and shielding effectiveness behavior of long-length assemblies is not well documented due to few requests for such assemblies and a lack of standardized test procedures. 

Using Connectors With Integrated EEPROMS

Connector systems with integrated microchips such as EEPROMs (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) offer an easy pairing of devices and connectors, real-time connection status, mating cycle count, and electronic device identification. 

Resources
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.

CHIP Gets Everybody "Talking"

Connected Home Over the Internet Protocol (CHIP) aims to elevate consumers’ smart home experiences by making products more compatible. Up until now, we’ve had a range of protocols – Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Bluetooth® Low Energy, Thread, etc. This article introduces the CHIP standard. 

Understanding Composite Microwave Filters

Corry Micronics has developed a complete line of composite cavity RF filters for use in unmanned aerial vehicles. Download this white paper to learn about these filters, the challenges faced in creating them, and why they are so important for electrical engineers in today’s market.

Application Note: Application Guide To RF Coaxial Connectors And Cables

RF coaxial connectors provide vital RF links in communications, broadcast, EMC testing, commercial and military, as well as test and measurement fields. This article provides guidance and insight in choosing connectors best suited to accommodate your specific application.

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Featured Multimedia
Webinar - The New TCA: Solutions For Avionics Installations
 

In this webinar, Times Microwave Systems will discuss the challenges and requirements of airframe installations. From reduced inventory and FOD to time and cost savings, customers around the world have tested and approved thousands of TCA assemblies. 

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Webinar - Introduction To HF: Modulation And Propagation
 

This presentation covers two important aspects of HF (high frequency) communications: the modulation types most commonly used for HF communications and the fundamentals of HF propagation.

Featured Products And Services
Very Low Distortion Attenuator Plastic Packaged PIN Diodes: SMP1307 Series

Skyworks offers the SMP1307 Series of plastic packaged, surface mountable, low capacitance silicon PIN diodes designed for attenuator applications operating from 5 MHz to beyond 2 GHz. With a thick 175 μm I region width, these PIN diodes are ideal for use in very low distortion Pi and TEE attenuators.

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
MegaPhase Space Capabilities

MegaPhase offers a wide range of RF cables, components, connectors, adapters, and accessories ideally designed for use in space applications.

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MegaPhase LLC
0.2 To 8 GHz Solid State Programmable Attenuator: 50P-2111

JFW’s 50P-2111 is a 50 Ohm solid-state programmable attenuator with attenuation range 0 to 95 dB by 1 dB steps.  The unit operates bi-directionally over the frequency range 200 MHz to 8 GHz.  The unit is labeled “input” and “output” because the RF power rating is different for each port.  The input port is rated for +24 dBm.  The output port is rated for +15 dBm.  It is available with SMA female RF connectors.

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JFW Industries, Inc.
TLMP RF Connectors: Designed For Military, Aerospace, And Space Flight

A TLMP RF connector addresses the disadvantages of SMP/SMPM connectors, making them ideal for use in military, aerospace, and space flight applications. They are vibration proof, and their design overlaps the insulators, cutting off a direct path to ground from the center conductor to the outer shield, which enables higher power or voltage functionality at higher altitudes. 

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Times Microwave Systems
Fischer Ultimate Series: Fischer Ultimate 80

The Fischer Ultimate 80 is part of the Fischer UltiMate Series of rugged, compact, and lightweight military connectors. These environmentally sealed connectors feature up to AWG 22 with a size 1:1.

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Fischer Connectors
SUCOFLEX 570S – High Performance Up To 70 GHz

With a lifetime of more than 100,000 flex cycles, SUCOFLEX 570S is the latest addition to the SUCOFLEX 500 family and provides a range of outstanding benefits, including a high electrical performance with an enhanced mechanical design for durability.

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