• Understanding VHF Propagation

    VHF frequencies range from 30 to 300 MHz, lying between HF and UHF, and while propagation modes and frequencies within the VHF range can vary, VHF signals are widely used in applications such as broadcasting, two-way voice communication, data transfer, and more.

  • XFdtd Analysis Of A Ku-Band Satellite Antenna Array For Mobile Devices

    In this example, a satellite antenna originally designed for X-band operation is modified to reduce the overall size, allowing it to fit on a mobile device.

  • Portable Satellite Test Solution For Field And Lab Applications

    The number of satellite ground stations and end-user terminals needed to support the increased capacity of these satellite networks is expected to grow even more rapidly. Keysight’s satellite test solution, based on the FieldFox microwave analyzer, is a completely portable toolkit for radio frequency (RF) engineers and technicians.

  • IQ Capture And Streaming For Monitoring Spectrum

    Spectrum is a finite resource that is carefully allocated and monitored to maximize its efficacy. Using a spectrum analyzer with the IQ capture and streaming functionality, coupled with post processing software is the fastest way to identify interfering or illegal signals in the RF spectrum.

  • From EDA To Hardware Implementation

    Linking EDA design simulation and hardware testing to enable an easy, straightforward process flow and first-pass design.


The TLNB-7500AS X-Band Low Noise Block Converter is specially designed for SATCOM applications. Utilizing state-of-the-art HEMT and GaAs FET technology, this block converter has been designed for both fixed and transportable applications.

The CPI V-Band TWTA for Satellite Uplink Communications provides 100 watts of minimum power in a rugged and compact
weatherproof package. This V-Band is digital-ready, for wideband single- and multi-carrier satellite service over up to 4.2 GHz within the V-band frequency band and is ideal for fixed earth station applications.

The CPI 40 Ka-band provides up to 20 watts of linear power over any 2 GHz within the 27.5 - 31.0 GHz frequency range. An optional 1, 2, or 3 LO BUC is available to provide 500 - 1000 MHz, software switchable, within this band.

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

The QPA2211 from Qorvo is a GaN Power Amplifier, ideally suited to support satellite communications and 5G infrastructure. Operating from 27.5 to 31 GHz, it achieves 5 W linear power with lower than −25 dBc intermodulation distortion products and 24 dB small signal gain. 

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.