Newsletter | October 7, 2021

10.07.21 -- Spotlight On Millimeter-Wave Technology | Week in 5G

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Spotlight On Millimeter-Wave Technology
At Millimeter-Wave Frequencies, Surface-Mount Components Are Key To Reducing Cost

Commercial systems are subject to intense price pressure, making both the purchase cost and the implementation cost of a component important factors in selecting devices for a new design. Another key consideration is likely size constraints and the need to preserve valuable board space.

Steering Clear: Vehicle-To-Everything Designs With Seamless Communication And No Interference

Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) is a term that encompasses a vehicle technology. It enables the automobile to communicate with the environment around it, such as bicycles, motorcycles, and other vehicles.

Millimeter-Wave Beamforming: Antenna Array Design Choices And Characterization

This paper discusses fundamentals of beamforming technology, including signals, antennas, and current transceiver architectures. The paper included calculation methods for radiation patterns and some simulations results, as well as showing some real-world measurement results for small linear arrays.

Next-Generation Military Communications Challenges

Military communications (MILCOM) has been the backbone for deployed soldiers since the Vietnam War. While these units have proven their capability and security for decades, the next generation of MILCOM platforms will need to leverage more modern communication technologies.

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.

Industry Insights
Solutions For 5G And Millimeter-Wave Applications Brochure

KRYTAR offers a range of products covering DC to 67.0 GHz frequencies. KRYTARs broadband design expertise delivers unique new designs to consistently introduce technologically advanced products with superior electrical performance and ruggedness.

RF To Millimeter-Wave Front-End Component Design Trends For 5G Communications

To accommodate increasingly complex RF front-end architectures, more densification and miniaturization is showing up in system-in-package (SiP) design. Cadence offers the broadest, most integrated design solution to bring the Intelligent System Design™ strategy to the future communication products.

Learn Which Waveguide Horns Are Right For Your Millimeter-Waves

Waveguide horn antennas represent technology that is old but still invaluable, especially for sending and receiving signals well into the millimeter-wave frequency range.

Millimeter-Wave Axial Choke Horn Antenna With Lens

Various applications exist in the millimeter-wave range, including wide-band telecommunication and imaging applications for security screening. This white paper demonstrates how an antenna was designed for communication at 60 GHz.

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Featured Multimedia
Webinar: New Advancements For Millimeter-Wave Antenna Design In XFdtd
XFdtd includes a range of features to assist engineers in designing antennas for millimeter-wave applications. This webinar demonstrates XF’s singularity correction, which accurately captures highly varying fields at the edges of good conductors, and the process for importing components and document layers of a PCB. We also demonstrate XF’s multi-port feature for representing RF tuners and switches in the circuit element optimizer (CEO) along with other minor updates.
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Ducommun Millimeter-Wave Catalog
Ducommun offers an array of products divided into eight categories to offer total microwave and millimeter-wave solutions. Categories of products include amplifiers, antennas, control devices, doppler transceivers, ferrite devices, frequency converters, oscillators, passive components, ranging transceivers, and subsystems.
Featured Products And Resources
Solid State Programmable Attenuator: 50P-2072
JFW’s 50P-2072 is a programmable attenuator designed with TTL control, making it ideal for R&D labs or other flexible test environments. It covers the 100 MHz to 40 GHz frequency range, and it has a 31 dB attenuation total (in 1 dB steps).
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JFW Industries, Inc.
Packaged GaN MMIC Power Amplifier: CMPA901A020S
Cree’s CMPA901A020S is a packaged, 20W HPA utilizing Cree’s high-performance, 0.15 um, GaN on SiC production process. The CMPA901A020S operates from 9 to 10 GHz and targets pulsed radar applications such as marine weather radar.
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Wolfspeed, A Cree Company
Thick Film Process Capabilities
MSI has been the leading manufacturer of precision high-reliability chip resistors for more than 30 years. MSI's products are designed for superior solder fillets for optimum performance in the areas of stability, solderability, adhesion, power dissipation, and life.
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Mini-Systems, Inc.
Corry Micronics Product Catalog

Corry Micronics manufactures RF and microwave components and assemblies with a focus on RF filters, power amplifiers, and RF switches for a variety of applications in today’s market. This catalog provides an overview of the different families of products that Corry Micronics makes available. 

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Corry Micronics, Inc.
CW Helix TWT (6.0 To 18.0 GHz)
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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