Newsletter | November 17, 2020

11.17.20 -- Spotlight On Field Analysis

Spotlight On Field Analysis
Development Tactics And Techniques For Small Form Factor RF Signal Recorders

 This paper describes the engineering considerations and design techniques used to develop a small form factor rugged recorder that can handle the extremely high data rates associated with very wide bandwidth RF signal recording. It is intended to provide engineers with ideas on how to bring this capability into confined and often extreme environments while focusing on military specification compliance, SWaP, and ease of use with confidence.

Six Essential 5G Field Tests Using FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

5G cellular technology will push the boundaries of networks and fuel technologies such as autonomous cars, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality, and live streaming videos. These new capabilities and improvements will require accurate field test methods for deployment. This article introduces six essential field tests for 5G installation, verification, optimization, and troubleshooting using the FieldFox handheld analyzer.

Understand The Source Of Emissions With New RF Triggering

EMI failures happen, but the faster the source is identified, the faster the operation can get back on schedule. The 4, 5, or 6 Series MSO from Tektronix can help correlate signals on a board with near-field RF, with a new RF trigger capability. This application note discussed how this is done.

XFdtd Analyzes Complex Beam Steering Antenna Arrays

In this article, Remcom demonstrates how XF’s superposition and array optimization features simplify the process for understanding device performance by providing efficient ways to validate array coverage.

Krytar Products And Services

KRYTAR, Inc. founded in 1975, specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-performance, broadband microwave components and test equipment for both commercial and military applications. KRYTAR millimeter-wave products cover the 30 to 67 GHz frequency range.

Video Test Center: R&S VTC

This brochure provides a detailed description, system and screen images, specifications, and more for the R&S VTC video test center. This system is used to test functionality and compliance standards in digital video interfaces like HDMI and MHL for consumer electronics integration in the R&D phase.

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Introducing Industry’s First True Broadband, Super-Fast, Ultra-Compact Pin Diode Switch

Corry Micronics is focusing on offering their custom capabilities to customers’ RF components and systems. As an example of this, Todd Peterman highlights the industry’s first true broadband (2 to 18 GHz) high-power switch with high speeds up to 150 nanoseconds and a small form factor for increased design flexibility.

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Semiconductor Technology

All mission-critical functions are accessible within the MST group to provide miniaturized packages. Capabilities include design, substrate manufacturing, component selection, and validation as well as all major semiconductor packaging processes.

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Micro Systems Technologies
Bidirectional V- And U-Band Amplifier: NuPower Xtender VU4GX02

The NuPower Xtender VU4GX02 from NuWaves is a small, broadband, high-performance RF embedded OEM amplifier designed specifically for extending the communication range of half-duplex transceivers with constant-envelope waveforms. It is able to generate 4 Watts of linear RF power across the V- and U-band frequencies from 225 to 512 MHz, as well as 10 Watts of RF transmit power.

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NuWaves Engineering
Man-Portable Tactical Radio Amplifiers: AR-20, AR-20KT, And AR-20KT-DUAL

Model AR-20 is a man-portable, lightweight, fully automatic band-switching RF booster amplifier for multiband VHF/UHF tactical radio equipment. Covering the frequency range of 30 to 512 MHz, the AR-20 produces 20 Watts from a 1 to 2 Watts PEP radio input. Designed for use with networking formats like ANW2, WNW, and SRW, the amplifier is dual-voltage/dual-purpose capable. Input voltage range of 12 to 35V. 

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