Mobility, Electronics Appetite: Loosen Your Belt and Call Jenny Craig
By Doug Bathauer CEO, Integral Technologies
Everywhere you turn you hear medical experts, fitness personalities and even the First Lady are weighing in to curb the growing American obesity epidemic. Our insatiable appetites and inclination to consume in excess are also having an impact on the transportation industry as well. Our propensity to over-indulge, carries a heavy toll, from our waistline to the highways. Read More...

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Band Reject Filter Series
Higher frequency band reject (notch) filters are designed to operate over the frequency range of .01 to 28 GHz. These filters are characterized by having the reverse properties of band pass filters and are offered in multiple topologies. Available in compact sizes.
RLC Electronics

SP6T RF Switch
JSW6-33DR+ is a medium power reflective SP6T RF switch, with reflective short on output ports in the off condition. Made using Silicon-on-Insulator process, it has very high IP3, a built-in CMOS driver and negative voltage generator.

Group Delay Equalized Bandpass Filter
Part number 2903 is a group delayed equalized elliptic type bandpass filter that has a typical 1 dB bandwidth of 94 MHz and a typical 60 dB bandwidth of 171 MHz. Insertion loss is <2 dB and group delay variation from 110 to 170 MHz is <3nsec.
KR Electronics

Absorptive Low Pass Filter
Model AF9350 is a UHF, low pass filter that covers the 10 to 500 MHz band and has an average power rating of 400W CW. It incurs a rejection of 45 dB minimum at the 750 to 3000 MHz band, and power rating of 25W CW from 501 to 5000 MHz.

LTE Band 14 Ceramic Duplexer
This high performance LTE ceramic duplexer was designed and built for use in public safety communication and commercial cellular applications. It operates in Band 14 and offers low insertion loss and high isolation to enable clear communications in the LTE network.
Networks International

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  Saturday, July 04, 2015 - Featured Cover Products
  • Skyworks Solutions recently released a broadband isolator specifically designed for interstage applications in wireless infrastructure power amplifiers. The SKYFR-001140 is less than 15 mm in diameter yet has an operating bandwidth of 400 MHz. -

  • A new series of low noise frequency synthesizers covers up to 33 GHz. Standard models include MLSP-1829, covering 18 to 29 GHz, and MLSP-2333, covering 23 to 33 GHz. - more...


  • The IQC91000A is an RF and microwave signal recording and playback system that can capture, digitize, and store up to 1000 MHz of spectrum in real time without gaps and missed signal events between 500 MHz to 18 GHz with 50 dB of spurious-free dynamic range.


  Feature Articles

The Changing (and Greening) of the Teleport or New High Power Amplifier Technology Dramatically Reduces Power Consumption in Satellite Communication Uplinks
By Heidi Thelander, Senior Director of Business Development at Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc.

GaN RF Power Transistors Serve Cellular and Defense Applications
By David Lewicki and Suhail Agwani, Freescale Semiconductor

GaN at Freescale: An Interview with Paul Hart
By Paul Hart is senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s RF group.

Portable Satellite Terminals – Considerations and Choices for Military Satellite Communications
By Brian Donnelly, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Norsat International Inc.

Benchtop and USB-Powered Amplifiers Serve Measurement Applications
By Tim Galla, Pasternack Enterprises

Precision Phase Difference Measurement
By Precision Time and Frequency, Inc.

Skyworks’ Broadband Isolator For Interstage Applications
By Brian Hartnett, Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

• What Did YOU Take Away from IMS2015?
By Karen Hoppe, Editor, Microwave Product Digest


  Featured in June On The Market.
xxx Dual Channel Adaptive IF Relay XMC
Model 71624 dual channel, 34 signal, adaptive IF relay XMC with a Virtex-6 FPGA relays 34 IF signals with modifications between input and output. It has two 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds, two 800 MHz 16-bit D/As, 34 DDCs and 34 DUCs.
xxx Up/Down Converter
The LO-MIX is said to be the smallest up/down converter in the world, with frequencies from 2 to 45 GHz and power up to +25 dBm. Internally matched to save time, space and cost. Free-running, internal or external reference models are available.
Microwave Dynamics
xxx Microwave Power Module
The dB-4118 is a Microwave Power Module (MPM) operating in the frequency range of 6 to 18 GHz. This MPM is a power amplifier that provides 75/100W CW RF output power. The RF signal path consists of a solid state amplifier and a vacuum power booster. The power conditioner for generating all voltage needed for the operation of the RF devices and for housekeeping uses low-noise power supply topology incorporating high-efficiency, solid state power conversion circuits. A high-speed modulator is incorporated for pulse modulation of up to 10 KHz. This compact, conduction-cooled MPM is designed to operate in military airborne environments. Applications include electronic countermeasures (ECM), electronic warfare (EW) simulation, radars, multi-band communication systems, and EMI/EMC tests.
dB Control
xxx Compact Broadband Directional Coupler
Model 102020006 is a compact broadband directional coupler offering 6 dB of coupling over the frequency range of 2.0 to 20.0 GHz in a single, compact and lightweight package. It is uniquely designed for systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing or swept transmission and reflection measurements are required. These couplers offer solutions for many applications, including electronic warfare (EW), commercial wireless, SATCOM, radar, signal monitoring and measurement, antenna beam forming, and EMC testing environments.
xxx Electromagnetic Safety Products
To make EMF measurement easier and more accurate, the company has introduced a family of products including meters and sensor heads. These new safety products are superior in their measurement and analytical capability of these RF fields. Meter and sensor head combinations are available for both electric and magnetic fields ranging from DC to 40 GHz.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
   Industry News
NRAO and Mini-Circuits Forge New Partnership to Enable Commercial Development of Cascadable Absorptive RF Filters
RFMW Announces Two Appointments
The Next Generation Space Interconnect Standard (NGSIS)
DHS and NASA Show Off Radar FINDER System
Microwave Radiation Tasty Solution for Killing Pesty Snails?
Navy Launches UAV “Swarms”
FCC May Open Up Radar Bands for Cellular on Shared Basis
France Military Says Wind Turbines Are Threat to Security
Samsung, Apple Lead Smartphone Sales in First Quarter
U.S. Navy Leads All Governments for Patent Filings for Sixth Straight Year
FCC Offers %1.65 to Wireless Carriers for Rural Broadband Deployment
Sprint Inks Deal with Boingo for Wi-Fi Offload at Airports
Author's Note Regarding "Nonlinear Circuit Analysis in Time and Frequency Domain -- Example: The Forced Van-der-Pol Oscillator," MPD, April 2015
   White Papers

The Design of Ultra Narrowband Amplifiers Using Small-Signal Varactor Upconverters
This paper presents a method of realizing tunable microwave amplifiers with ultra narrow bandwidths that can be less than 0.5% by the use of a varactor up-converter (UC).
Planar Monolithics

Directivity and VSWR Measurements
Return loss and VSWR measurements are complicated by the finite performance of the directional device used to measure the reflected power. The only accurate and convenient way to make return loss measurements is with a well matched high directivity directional coupler or bridge.
Marki Microwave

Switch Solutions for Systems with Low PIM Requirements
Dow-Key Microwave has invested in R&D for new RF switch products designed specifically to reduce intermodulation (IM) in coaxial switches.
Dow-Key Microwave

How to Specify RF and Microwave Filters
Covers cavity, ceramic, LC, crystal and helical filters.
Anatech Electronics

Mounting Considerations for Medium Power Surface-Mount RF Devices
Covers all factors that must be considered when mounting SMT devices.
TriQuint Semiconductor

Biasing MMIC Amplifiers
How to bias MMICs along with theory and techniques.


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Uncertain Times for DefenseWill OpenRFM Shake Up the Microwave Industry?
By Barry Manz

Throughout the history of the RF and microwave industry there has never been a form factor standardizing the electromechanical, software, control plane, and thermal interfaces used by integrated microwave assemblies (IMAs) employed in defense systems. Rather, every system has been built to meet the requirements of a specific system, which may be but probably isn’t compatible with any other system. It’s simply the way the industry has always responded to requests from subcontractors that in turn must meet the physical, electrical, and RF requirements of prime contractors. Read More...

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