Extracting Space from Aerospace & Defense
By Dale Robinette, CEO, EPIQ Space

When you consider the $195 billion1 global space business, one would think the revenue would merit tracking this industry segment on its own. Satellite Manufacturing Revenue was estimated to be approximately $15.7 billion2 in 2013.

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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  Saturday, January 31, 2015 - Featured Cover Products
  • Ultra-Wideband, DC Pass Directional Coupler
    Model 4KCL70-512/U18000 is an extremely small surface mount lowpass filter. Measuring 0.5 x 0.16 x 0.14, this filter minimizes size while providing excellent electrical performance. - more...

  • Multi-Mode Transmitter
    The UltraCMOS PE97240 is an integer-N phase-locked loop (PLL) that offers superior phase noise performance for signal precision and frequency stability. - more...


  • New 650W GaN Transistor for L-Band Radar
    The NorCLAD proprietary thermoplastic polyphenylene oxide (PPO) microwave laminate material is a cost-effective solution for fabrication of GPS patch antennas. - more...


  Feature Articles

Security Threats in LTE: Devices, Access, Core Elements and Services
By Robin Kent, Director of European Operations, Adax

Wirelessly Linking the Aerospace and Defense World
By Duncan Bosworth, ADI

Compact Instrument Detects, Identifies, and Locates Transmission Line Faults
By Bird Technologies

Phased-Array Radar Systems: Out With the Old, in With the MMICs
By Dr. Charles Trantanella, Vice-President of Engineering, Custom MMIC

Cost-Efficient and Extensible RF Spectrum Management
By Bruce Devine and Justin Crooks, Signal Hound

Dielectric Resonators for Oscillators and Filters
By John Deriso, Trans-Tech, Inc., a subsidiary of Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

• From The Editor: Long-Term Evolution Living Up to Its Name
By Karen Hoppe, Editor, Microwave Product Digest

  Featured in January On The Market.
xxx Isolated Gate Drive Optocoupler
The PS9531 is a new isolated gate drive optocoupler in an 8 pin DIP package, specifically designed to meet the demanding isolation requirements of the industrial market. It is also ideal to meet the demands of silicon carbide power transistors.
California Eastern Labs
xxx Ultra-Small Low Noise Amplifier
Model JS5-26004000-30-15P is a state-of-the-art 26 to 40 GHz low noise, low gain amplifier with a 3.0 dB maximum noise figure. This model has a gain of 32 dB minimum in a small hermetically sealed package with field replaceable K-connectors. Available as RoHS compliant.
xxx Class AB Amplifier Covers 1 to 6 GHz
Model 100S1G6AB is a solid-state, 100W Class AB amplifier design that instantaneously covers 1 to 6 GHz in one unit. When used with a sweep generator, the 100S1G6AB will provide 100W typical of RF power in approximately half the size of a traditional Class A design.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
xxx High Performance Test Cables
The new TESTCABLZ family of robust test cables for use in production test applications offers BLU402 (0.163” od) or BLU405 (0.104” od) high performance flexible cable with a choice of male and/or female SMA, N, and N18 connectors in straight configurations which have a robust clamp attachment method. Frequency coverage is from DC to 18 GHz.
Response Microwave
xxx SMP Line of Connectors Expanded
The company’s line of SMP micro-miniature push-on connectors and adapters now includes the 032 series, 50 ohm connectors rated to 40 GHz with low VSWR. They feature small size and rugged interface to support high density packaging.
   Industry News
L-3 Acquires Miteq
Ted Heil Named President of Mini-Circuits
Curtiss-Wright Announces its "Bicycle Shop" Technology Incubator
Lorie Slay Appointed Fairview Microwave Sales and Service Manager
IMS Appoints Stephen Gouin as Global Sales Manager
API Technologies Launches RF and Microwave Online Design Tool
RFMW Announces Director of Coaxial Components
Dr. Ian Gresham named IEEE Fellow
Mouser Electronics Announces Expanded Partnership with Hittite Microwave
CST University Publication Award 2014: Winners Announced
MACOM Successfully Completes Acquisition of BinOptics Corporation
Samsung Selects Anritsu for Automated Smartphone Testing
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
Tektronix Announces First Wireless Lab Management Solution for Education
   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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