Newsletter | September 19, 2023

09.19.23 -- The Wow! Signal: 72 Seconds That Still Remain A Mystery


The Wow! Signal: 72 Seconds That Still Remain A Mystery

The "Wow! signal" is the name given to a strong and unusual radio signal detected by Dr. Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977. This signal was detected at Ohio State University's Big Ear radio telescope, which was used for the SETI program. The Wow! signal is notable for being one of the most famous and intriguing potential instances of a signal from an extraterrestrial civilization.


Get Amped Up Over DOCSIS 4.0 Upstream Spectrum

Designing amplifiers for DOCSIS 4.0 requires careful consideration of several requirements: higher frequency ranges, higher output power levels, and improved noise performance.

Amplifier Linearity With Additive White Gaussian Noise Power Ratio

From testing a system’s response to interference, maximizing the power levels of directed energy weapons via coherence spreading, and securely encrypting sensitive data, AWGN sources are versatile tools that can improve advanced systems.

The Many Jobs Of A Capacitor In RF And Microwave

With many options for configurations and applications, capacitors support a variety of functions in RF and microwave circuits. Here are some examples of key roles they play in these applications.

When Cycles Matter: Upgrading EMR PXI RF Multiplexer Solution

This paper informs readers about high-cycle switch applications, with a focus on Pickering's semiconductor test customers, showcasing a dependable MEMS-based solution that addresses the shortcomings of older switching technologies.


SpacePath Showcases New High Performance SWaP Amplifier At IBC 2023

Rohde & Schwarz Introduces The Shortest Possible Distance Simulation For FMCW Radars

Firefly Awarded $18M NASA Contract To Provide RF Calibration Services From Lunar Orbit

PolyPhaser Offers New Active GPS Timing Antenna With High Gain, Low Noise

Teraphysics Corp. Announces NASA Agreement

Teledyne LeCroy Develops High-Bandwidth, High-Definition Oscilloscope

Saelig Introduces Siglent SSG6000A Microwave Signal Generators

Keysight To Showcase Solutions That Accelerate Radio Frequency Innovation At EuMW23

u-blox Introduces Its Multi-Mode Cellular, Satellite IoT Module With Embedded Positioning

Quectel Readies For Growth With Expansion Of R&D, Manufacturing


Market Research Webinar: Group Delay For An Ultra Wide Band Antenna

Join XFdtd's product team for a discussion about group delay for UWB antennas. Remcom's application engineering team developed a method for analyzing group delay for a single-port antenna and is looking for market feedback.


Typical RF Related Formula Conversion Guide

A.H. System offers an application note that delivers a list of conversion factors used for EMI, EMC, and RF applications. The paper also includes how they are derived and why they would be used.


4×4 Butler Matrix: KBM9100400

The new KRYTAR 4×4 Butler Matrix uses KRYTAR’s high-performance 90- and 180-degree hybrid couplers, providing super phase accuracy, amplitude imbalance, stability, and repeatability.

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S-Band 750-kW Magnetron: VMS1197B

The VMS1197B magnetron is a 750-kW high-power microwave oscillator, converting electron cloud energy near the cathode into RF energy within the 2.7 – 2.9 GHz (S-band) range.

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Communications & Power Industries

26.5 - 40 GHz, 40W Typ Solid-State, High-Power Amplifier: AMP4066-LC

The AMP4066-LC solid-state, high-power amplifier has an operating frequency range of 26.5 - 40.0 GHz and delivers exceptional performance across various applications, including EMI/RFI, lab testing, CW/Pulse operations, and communication systems.

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Exodus Advanced Communications

11-Way Power Divider/Combiner: 50PD-735

Model 50PD-735 is a 50-ohm, 11-way power divider/combiner with SMA female connectors, covering DC-6,000 MHz, and handling 1 watt RF input. It employs a star configuration with equal loss on all paths, acting as an RF hub.

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JFW Industries, Inc.

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