Newsletter | January 18, 2022

01.18.22 -- Understanding MIL-STD-461, Selecting The Best RF Power Amplifier

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Industry Insights
Clarifying MIL-STD-461 And EMI Filter Misconceptions

The U.S. MIL-STD-461 specification manages EMI emissions by limiting emission levels permitted from electrical equipment. This spec also regulates control equipment susceptibility to external noise sources and establishes guidelines for measuring relevant equipment features.

Power Supplies — What’s Better: Custom Or COTS?

When sourcing power supplies for military and commercial applications, system design engineers must choose between commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) or custom products. This article clarifies the misunderstandings of each, including delivery timelines, ease of integration, and real-world performance.

5 Steps To Selecting The Right RF Power Amplifier

You need an RF power amplifier. You may even have decided on a power level that you think will meet your needs. With so many variations in price, size, and efficiency for amplifiers that are all rated at the same number of watts, many RF amplifier purchasers are unhappy with their selection.

KRYTAR Directional Coupler Primer

Directional couplers are passive devices used for sampling incident and reflected microwave power, conveniently and accurately, with minimal disturbance to the transmission line. They are used in many testing applications where power or frequency needs to be monitored, leveled, alarmed, or controlled.

Power Amplifiers In Parallel For Higher Output Power – Hybrid Power Combining

This article presents a solution of using four L60T01 amplifiers in hybrid configuration as an alternative for a higher output power amplifier.

Glass Sidewall Packages Provide Performance For RF Applications

Glass sidewall packages achieve highest levels of hermeticity for hardware in space vacuums and extreme temperatures. Compared to ceramic, they deliver better RF performance thanks to their lower dielectric constant.

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Webinar: Smart Home Device Design And Wi-Fi Connectivity Using EM Simulation

Recent advances in smart devices and communication technologies offer a variety of innovative smart home solutions. The smart home concept includes establishing reliable links between various devices including, speakers, thermostats, doorbells, and cameras.

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Webinar: Advances In C-V2X And Automotive Connectivity

Cellular-V2X promises to make driving safer and, more efficient, and it is critical for the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). However, it also brings new challenges to maintain reliable connectivity between vehicles, infrastructure, and pedestrians and other road users and ensure the correct operation of ADAS features.

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Digital Radio Coprocessor: Si4694

The Si4694 DRM30 digital radio coprocessor provides significant advances in size, power consumption, and performance to enable DRM30 radio reception in automotive infotainment systems and car radios. It is designed to work with the high-performance automotive Si479xx family of radio tuners.

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Clarity 70 Test Cables

The Clarity 70 addresses key challenges in testing with a broad frequency response, rugged and durable construction, excellent phase stability, and a long flex life.

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Times Microwave Systems
Power Amplifier: CMPA1C1D080F

The CMPA1C1D080F is a balanced, 3-stage amplifier generating 90 W of saturated output power with a 12.75 - 13.25 GHz operating frequency range that is ideal for satellite communication applications.

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SOSA Aligned 3U VPX Chassis: 8257A

Pentek's 8257A is a low-cost, SOSA aligned 3U VPX chassis ideal for developing applications on Mercury’s Model 5550 or 5553 Quartz® RFSoC boards.

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Pentek, Now Part of Mercury
Broadband Microwave Power Module: PTXM9754

CPI offers the PTXM9754 ultra compact modular microwave power module (MPM) with an integrated “super-mini” traveling wWave tube (TWT), solid state preamplifier, and an optimized high-density switch power supply to produce a single “drop-in” microwave amplifier block.

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Digital-Controlled RF Phase Shifter: CMIPS-4080B5S

The CMIPS-4080B5S from Corry Micronics is a 5-bit SMT dispersive phase shifter. These digitally-controlled phase shifters feature up to 10-bit resolution and up to hundreds of watts, with several capabilities.

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EMI Antenna Kit — 20 Hz - 40 GHz

Constantly changing for today's dynamic environment, A.H. Systems presents the proven line of antenna kits designed to meet your various testing needs.

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