IN MY OPINION
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?
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MILITARY MICROWAVE DIGEST


MMD March 2014
New Military Microwave Digest

ON THE MARKET


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.
Mini-Circuits


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.
Werlatone


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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INDUSTRY NEWS
 


Anritsu Announces Manufacturing Test License Agreement with Broadcom

Anritsu Corporation has entered in to a Manufacturing Test License (MTL) agreement with Broadcom Corporation. Anritsu’s modular MT8870A Universal Wireless Test Set enables cellular, wireless connectivity, location-based services (LBS), and other technologies to be tested in a single solution. Through the MTL agreement, Anritsu is able to provide certified calibration and verification test solutions to Broadcom WLAN and Bluetooth customers. “Access to the latest Broadcom WLAN and Bluetooth reference designs and software tools allows us to offer certified test solutions that are tailored to the needs of leading Broadcom customers. In the same MT8870A solution, we also offer non-signaling cellular calibration and verification capabilities, a core competency of Anritsu,” said Pete Alexander, PhD, vice president and general manager of Anritsu Company.

The Broadcom® Manufacturing Test License agreement is a license and validation program, providing test equipment vendors with access to Broadcom WLAN and Bluetooth software tools and Broadcom technical support resources. The program is designed to provide Broadcom OEM customers with validated test systems that reduce time-to-market and improve manufacturing efficiency and product quality. Through the MTL program, OEMs can accelerate market introduction of their Broadcom-based 5G WiFi solutions.

“As a leading provider of 802.11ac (5G WiFi) connectivity, a significant number of mobile devices on the market today incorporate Broadcom WLAN and Bluetooth chipsets. With Anritsu joining the Broadcom MTL program, our customers now have the option of using a single instrument to verify wireless connectivity along with other radios in production,” said Prasan Pai, senior director of product marketing at Broadcom Corporation.

Through the MTL program, customers with separate, optimized test stations have the freedom to standardize on a single instrument, such as the MT8870A, across multiple types of wireless test stations to further streamline operations. The MT8870A can also be redeployed from one station type to another, allowing wireless device manufactures to adapt to changes in product mix over time.

Well suited for the MTL program, the Anritsu MT8870A Universal Wireless Test Set is a future-proof, modular solution supporting cellular, wireless connectivity, and LBS in a single solution. With continuous frequency coverage from 10 MHz to 6 GHz and 160 MHz bandwidth, the MT8870A has the performance to address current test challenges, while also meeting the requirements for next-generation designs. New wireless standards can be added with a software update. Four RF test ports per TRx module allow the MT8870A to support up to 16 RF connections or four 4x4 true MIMO devices.






 

 

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