In Memoriam: Jerry A. Bleich
By Karen Hoppe

What can you say about a friend and colleague like Jerry Bleich, who left this world far too soon,
with more life to be lived, more love to share, adventures to plan, and future family joy to experience?

MMD March 2014
New Military Microwave Digest


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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  Friday, December 19, 2014 - Featured Cover Products
  • Ultra-Wideband, DC Pass Directional Coupler
    Model ZUDC10-183+ is an ultra-wideband, DC pass directional coupler featuring an ultra wide frequency range of 0.5 to 18 GHz, good coupling flatness of +/-0.6 dB (typ.), good directivity of 22 dB (typ.) up to 4 GHz - more...

  • Multi-Mode Transmitter
    This new multi-mode transmitter comes in a 2 cubic inch package and operates at 2200.5 to 2394.5 MHz with 5W output power. Available in 2, 5 and 10W, as well as multi-power. Channelized 1435.5 to 1534.5 MHz, 1750.0 to 1855.0 MHz, 2200.5 to 2394.5 MHz. - more...


  • New 650W GaN Transistor for L-Band Radar
    The MAGX-001214-650L00 is a gold-metalized pre-matched GaN on Silicon Carbide transistor that offers the highest peak power in the industry for a single-ended power transistor optimized for pulse L-band radar applications. - more...


  View From The Top

Donn Mulder, Sr. VP/GM Measurement Division Anritsu Company
Donald Shepherd, Chairman AR
Paul Blount, President Custom MMIC
• Steve Walley, Vice President of Business Development dB Control
• James B. Doyle, President & CEO East Coast Microwave
• Bruce Bolliger, Head of Sales and Marketing Element Six Technologies
Effi Bainvoll CTO Exodus Advanced Communications
• Brian McCutcheon, General Manager Fairview Microwave
Paul Hart, Senior VP and GM Freescale Semiconductor RF Group
• Guy Sene, Senior VP Keysight Technologies, Inc.
• Richard R. Hawkins, President LadyBug Technologies
• Dr. Doug Carlson, Vice President of Strategy MACOM
• Christopher Marki, Director of Operations Marki Microwave Inc.
• Ted Heil, Vice President Mini-Circuits
Howard Hausman, President/CEO MITEQ, Inc.
Mike Santori, Vice President of Product Marketing National Instruments
• Terry Jarnigan, Chief Executive Officer Pasternack Enterprises
Jim Cable, CEO Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation
Liam Devlin, CEO Plextek RF Integration
• Casey Krawiec, Global Sales & Marketing Quik-Pak, a Division of Delphon
Bob Bruggeworth, President & CEO RFMD
• Joel Levine, President and CEO RFMW, Ltd.
• Doug Borck, President RLC Electronics, Inc.
• Yonghui Shu, CEO and President SAGE Millimeter, Inc.
Jim Morgan, CEO SemiGen
• Bruce Devine, CEO Signal Hound, Inc.
• David Aldrich, Chairman and CEO Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
• David Strand, CEO and Brand Director Strand Marketing, Inc.
• Scott Blanchard, President Vaunix
• Murat Eron, PhD, VP of Engineering Wireless Telecom Group (WTG)

• RIP, Jerry Bleich, 1948 - 2014
By Karen Hoppe, Editor, Microwave Product Digest

  Featured in December On The Market.
xxx Broadband Class A Driver Amplifier
The MMG38151B is a broadband general purpose Class A driver amplifier designed to meet the requirements of all 3G and 4G UMTS BTS amplifiers and general wireless applications operating in the 0 to 6000 MHz frequency range.
Freescale Semiconductor
xxx Agile Signal Generator
The N5193A UXG agile signal generator is an off-the-shelf instrument that enables highly realistic and scalable threat simulations for aerospace/defense applications. The UXG is also a dependable slide-in replacement for the legacy fast-switching local oscillators (LOs) often used in large, dedicated simulation systems. - more
Keysight Technologies
xxx High Power SP3T Reflective Switch
The MASW-011030 is a high power PIN diode SP3T switch in a common anode configuration, operating from 30 MHz to 3 GHz. It is designed for military and civilian customers who require higher CW and pulsed power operation for radio applications. - more
xxx Phase Lock Loop Synthesizer
Model PCA2010A-LF is a new RoHS compliant phase lock loop synthesizer for satellite communications. It is a low powered frequency synthesizer that operates from 1990 to 2030 MHz with a 1 MHz step size in a miniature package measuring 0.50 x 0.50 x 0.13”.
xxx Phase-Stable Armored Cables
A new range of armored cables display excellent compression resistance after crush forces in excess of 300 lbs. per square inch. Constructed with the company’s R-FLX™ crush-resistant cable technology, a wide range of ruggedized coaxial cable assemblies are available.
High Speed Interconnects
   Industry News
Mini-Circuits Offers Holiday Discount on Online Purchases Throughout December
RF Micro Devices And TriQuint Semiconductor Announce Closing Date For Merger
Over 15,000 Microsemi Space Products Deployed on 10-year-long Rosetta Spacecraft Mission
Chenakin Appointed R&D Director of Anritsu Microwave Measurement Division
NJIT Gets Grant to Boost NJ Defense Work
Deloitte Ranks API Technologies 83 in Fast 500
Northrop Grumman Gets $121 million for Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder
WIGO Deploys DragonWave High-Speed Microwave Links
SpeceX Reportedly Developing Micro-Satellite for Internet Access
Keysight Technologies Begins Trading as Independent Company
Tektronix Announces First Wireless Lab Management Solution for Education
AR Provides Power Amplifier to Help Re-Establish Connection With ISEE-3 Spacecraft
Peregrine Semiconductor Expands Integrated Product Portfolio Into Both Ends of the Frequency Spectrum
RFMD and TriQuint Unveil New Company Name: Qorvo™
Keysight Technologies Receives Cyber Innovation Award
B&K Precision Acquires Teknix S.A.
Anritsu Announces Manufacturing Test License Agreement with Broadcom
   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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