• 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 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.

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.