SATELLITE APPLICATION NOTES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • VSAT Connecting Your World

    Very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) is one of a multitude of modern options that provide global data link coverage. The benefits and attraction of VSAT are clear; highly mobile, rapidly deployable, large geographical footprint and no defined infrastructure requirement. Login to learn more about VSAT and what its benefits are to wireless systems.

  • Better Alternative For Measuring Linearity Of GaN Amplifiers

    GaN devices continue to be a key element in many radar, electronic warfare, satellite and terrestrial communication systems. This article will focus on the applications in which amplifier linearity is the critical attribute.

  • Performance Of A High Efficiency, Ka-Band, GaN-on-SiC MMIC With Low Compression

    The high-power density and high breakdown voltage of GaN-on-SiC make it of particular interest for power amplifiers. This white paper details the design and performance of 28 V, 3-stange, Ka-band, Gan-on-SiC, power amplifier MMIC with high efficiency and low gain.

  • Implementation Margin Of A Satellite Communication System

    To find the implementation margin of a satellite communication system, an EbNo generator can be used to carry out an IF loopback test of the modem to find bit error rate (BER) values at different Eb/No ratios. A plot of these values can be compared with the theoretical curve for the digital modulation scheme.

  • NPR Measurements On Satellite Signals

    This application note covers information on how to perform Noise-Power-Ratio (NPR) measurements with spectrum analyzers, and how the R&S FSW spectrum and signal analyzer offers an automated function for NPR measurements.

SATELLITE PRODUCTS

The ADMV4530 is a highly integrated upconverter with an inphase/quadrature (I/Q) mixer that is ideally suited for next generation Ka band satellite communications. The ADMV4530 upconverter comes in a RoHs compliant, 6 mm × 6 mm, 40-terminal land grid array (LGA) package and operates over the −40°C to +85°C case temperature range.

The NuSwitch VU150MH01 from NuWaves is a high speed, low loss SPDT switch designed to deliver up to 150 W of power handling for a variety of UHF/VHF applications. This switch is also suitable for use in military, aerospace, and satellite communication applications, as well as in RF front end modules, half-duplex RF systems, and test and measurement instrumentation.

Qorvo offers the CMD240C4 wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier housed in a leadless 4x4 mm surface mount package. The amplifier operates from DC to 22 GHz and is ideal for radar, space, satcom, test and measurement, and electronic warfare applications.

L3 Narda-MITEQ’s SBL series of fiber optic link components are designed to supply high performance, “plug & play” fiber optic link components for linear and some digital applications. The SBT-4000 fiber optic transmitter and the SBR-4000 fiber optic receiver can transport RF signals within the frequency range of 10 MHz to 4 GHz, over tens of kilometers of standard single mode optical fiber.

Avcom offers the new EVO-RSA-6070A as part of the EVO Series of rack mount analyzers. This extended frequency remote spectrum analyzer is designed to operate in the 70 MHz – 6 GHz frequency range. This SDR-style technology analyzer with a wide bandwidth receiver, employing FPGA, DSP, and high-performance processors. The analyzer is based on a hybrid swept-FFT technology which provides extended frequency range and higher resolution.

AtlanTecRF offers a new compact, lightweight and high efficiency drone payload satellite simulators with operation in either the Ka-band (30 GHz uplink and 20 GHz downlink) or Ku-band (14 GHz uplink and 11 GHz downlink) with options for both circular and linear polarization. This Drone Satellite Series (DSS) offers battery powered, cable-less RF test solutions for military and other Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (UAV) applications.

The JFW Model 50MS-367 is a 4 X 4 blocking matrix switch designed to operate in the DC-40 GHz frequency range, and is ideally suited for SATCOM and wireless 5G signal routing applications. 

Horizon Technologies offers the new FlyingFish™ Airborne Satellite Monitoring System (ASMS) designed to enable international government bodies to passively monitor satellite communications from airborne monitoring platforms. This lightweight, cost-effective system can monitor Thuraya, and Isat-Pro networks, and can detect and intercept terminal and call activity such as voice, fax, data, and SMS within radio line-of-site.

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