MPD Fully Functioning During the Covid-19 Emergency

We just thought we’d let all of you know that it is business as usual at Octagon Communications and MPD. All necessary precautions have been taken, and, as several of our staffers already work remotely, the office is open for business until we are told otherwise.

The March issues of MPD and MMD will arrive on schedule, and of course our website and the digital edition will continue to be available.

Feel free to contact any of us with questions or concerns!

We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy.

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Murata launches Open Innovation website

 Murata Manufacturing today announced the launch of its Open Innovation website to create collaborative relationships with start-up organizations developing solutions in the mobility, energy, healthcare, and wireless markets. With its specific focus on start-up companies and universities, the site provides them the opportunity to explore go-to-market plans leveraging Murata’s extensive R&D capabilities, manufacturing support capabilities, […]

Mini-Circuits Receives 10th Consecutive 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon IDS

For the 10th consecutive year, Mini-Circuits has received a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from longtime customer Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems(IDS). Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time […]

Understanding the New OM5 Fiber and its Uses

by Paul Hospodar, Product Line Manager – L-com Abstract Multimode fiber technology (MMF) is a critical backbone to support next generation Ethernet speeds in short reach applications. As technology stretches to terabit speeds and beyond, wideband MMF (WBMMF) alternatives to the currently leveraged OM3/OM4 laser-optimized MMF (LOMMF) are rising in importance. Future iterations of 400G […]

Keysight’s 5G Test Solutions Selected by DEKRA to Create Services that Improve Safety in Human Interaction with Technology

Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that DEKRA has selected Keysight’s end-to-end test solutions to certify 5G new radio (NR) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) devices, in compliance with a wide range of requirements, to improve safety in human interaction with technology, including vehicles. […]

High Frequency Waveguide Products

A new series of waveguide straight sections, bends, and twists commonly used in satellite communication, radar, and airport security system applications has been launched. These waveguide transmission components feature high frequency ranges from 90 to 220 GHz in three waveguide bands, with waveguide sizes including WR-8, WR-6, and WR-5 and UG-387/U mod round cover style […]

New Parabolic Antennas

A new series of ProLine 11 GHz parabolic antennas is ideal for high-density, point-to-point backhaul applications or client premises. They operate in the 10.7 to 11.7 GHz frequency range and are offered in 2- and 3-foot diameters, with gain performance of 34.4 dBi and 39 dBi, respectively. These antennas are engineered to suppress side-lobes and […]

Frequency Converter

To serve the 5G/WiGig research efforts, the company developed Model M68-3X2B, a frequency converter/mixer that operates in V-band and accepts an RF input frequency from 64 to 71 GHz. The LO input frequency/power is 32 to 35.5 GHz at +15 dBm. An integrated LO X2 multiplier generates the 64 to 71 GHz LO. The IF […]

Dual Directional Coupler

Ideal for EMC test applications, Model C2630 is a robust, 40 dB dual directional coupler that covers the full 0.01 to 1000 MHz band. Rated at 100W CW, the C2630 operates with less than 0.6 dB of insertion loss and better than 20 dB directivity across the band. A variety of connector options are available. […]

Bi-Phase Modulator

Model BPM-2G18G-180-SFF-MB is a bi-phase modulator that operates over the 2.0 to 18.0 GHz frequency range. It has a maximum insertion loss of 5.5 dB and a maximum VSWR of 2.0:1. This model is outfitted with SMA female connectors in a housing measuring 2.25 x 1.60 x 0.60”. Impedance is 50 ohms.  PLANAR MONOLITHICS IND. […]

Space Switch Matrix Assembly

Model CS30C123 is a space switch matrix assembly 4×4 that covers the DC to 8 GHz frequency range. Features include pulse latching, suppression diodes (S Level), mechanical telemetry circuitry, vented holes, D-sub connector, and a mounting bracket. Size is just 4.6 x 3.73 x 3.00”. DUCOMMUN INC. RF PRODUCTS (15)