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New Option for Bluetooth® Test Set

A new option has been introduced for the Bluetooth Test Set MT8852B to support the latest Bluetooth Core v5.1 (BT 5.1) specification for evaluating new key positioning services. With the BLE AoA/AoD Option MT8852B-037, the MT8852B can conduct efficient RF-signal Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD) measurements to help speed time to […]

Complex Microwave Feed Assembly

A new complex microwave feed assembly has been designed for use in a customer’s Ku-band mobile satellite communications antenna system. It incorporates a feed arm, transmit and receive filters, a rotary joint, and an orthomode transducer (OMT), and features high isolation between T/R channels. LINK MICROTEK (3)

LDMOS Transistor for S-band Radar

Design and sales support is available for a high-power transistor from Ampleon. The BLS9G2731L-400U is a 32V LDMOS power transistor for use in 2700 to 3100 MHz S-band radar applications. With 400W pulsed power capability in Class AB circuits, it offers 47% efficiency with up to 13 dB of gain.  RFMW (3)

Power Splitter/Combiner

The ZN4PD-5R183-S+ is a high power, DC-pass coaxial power splitter/combiner with a wide frequency range of 0.5 to 18.0 GHz. It handles as much as 20W input power as a splitter with low insertion loss of typically 0.5 dB from 0.5 to 0.6 GHz, 1.9 dB or less from 0.6 to 15.0 GHz, and 2.4 […]

Computer-Aided Engineering of RF Circuits with LINC2 System and Circuit Simulation

by Dale D. Henkes, ACS (all figures are at end of article) “The engineering profession applies the principles of mathematics, science, economics, ethics, and social sciences to use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.”1     This description of the engineering profession, prefacing the undergraduate curriculum in a recent bulletin […]

Times Microwave Systems Opens a New Master Distribution Hub in Europe

Times Microwave Systems is inaugurating a new distribution facility in the Netherlands, the company’s first in Europe. Located in Houten, the center will open on January 15th, 2020. The hub will supply quick delivery to local distributors and customers. A European based team will provide sales and technical support. “TMS has significantly grown its European […]

Keysight 2020 Predictions

Technology Predictions from a [Precision] Electronic Test Thinktank New realms of measurement will grow in importance in 2020: Measurement based tools of many kinds are key enablers for the technology-based products and solutions we incorporate into our daily lives, and it will transform as disruptive technologies come into play. In 2020, advanced applications related to 5G, will […]

SMA Right Angle Quick-Connect Adapter

The SMA Quick-Connect adapter line now includes a right angle jack to plug configuration. Like the previously released straight version, this precision machined 50 ohm adapter allows for quick and easy mating with all existing threaded SMA jack and plug connectors. It offers excellent electrical performance through 20 GHz and is constructed with a gold […]

Two-Way DC Blocking Power Divider

Model DC802-2-3.300WWP is a 2-way broadband DC blocking weatherproof divider. Blocking DC on all ports covering 0.600 to 6.000 GHz, encompassing Public Safety through ISM bands. Typical performance includes VSWR of 1.25:1, isolation of 22 dB, insertion loss of .6 dB, and exceptional amplitude and phase balance of 0.3 dB and 5º maximum. MECA ELECTRONICS […]

SP6T Switch Matrix

Model RC-1SP6T-40 is a PC-controlled electromechanical SP6T switch matrix for applications from DC to 40 GHz. The rugged unit can handle as much as 5W signal power during cold switching and is rated for at least 2 million switch cycles with cold switching. It has typical switching speed of 25 ms and worst-case VSWR of […]