The U.S. Path to 5G is Different but Will Ultimately Prevail

by Tim Galla, Product Manager , Pasternack America’s wireless industry has a long history of taking a different path than most other countries, pitting competing wireless access methods against each other rather than accepting a single technology as a standard. In Europe, GSM was used by all carriers with enhancements over time, while in the […]

Rugged and Compact Frequency Dividers

A new line of frequency divider modules covers broadband frequencies from 0.1 to 20 GHz. This comprehensive selection of 28 different models is offered with a variety of fixed divide-by-ratios from 2 to 40. These prescalers are ideal for use in phase locked loop (PLL) and frequency synthesizer circuit designs, as well as test instrumentation. […]

Millimeter-wave Waveguide Antennas

A new line of waveguide antennas has been designed to address R&D, military/aerospace, experimental radar, test & measurement, and wireless communication applications from 40 to 220 GHz. It consists of 85 new models that cover broad frequency ranges, feature waveguide sizes ranging from WR5 to WR19, and offer gain ranging from 3.5 to 25 dBi […]

High Frequency Power Dividers

A new line of high frequency power dividers consists of 17 new models with an operating frequency range from 26.5 to 67 GHz. Additional features include SMA, 2.92mm, 2.4mm, and 1.85mm connectors, power handling capability up to 20W CW, as well as 2-port and 4-port model options. PASTERNACK (23)

High Power RF Limiter Line

The expanded broadband, high power coaxial limiter line now consists of 13 unique models that provide low leakage power to sensitive control components in the receiver chain while offering good suppression of even-order harmonics under hard limiting. These RF limiters operate over a very wide frequency range in bands from 0.2 to 40 GHz and […]

Tunnel Diode Detectors

A new product line of coaxial packaged tunnel diode detectors is in stock and available with no MOQ required. These detectors are ideal for prototype and proof-of-concept applications used in aerospace and defense, military and commercial radar, test and measurement, SATCOM applications, and more. This comprehensive offering includes 26 models of tunnel diode detectors that […]

A First Look at Modern Macrocell PAs and Their Practical Implementation Considerations

by Pasternack The onslaught of 5G-related technologies has led to a plethora of material covering small form factor transceivers for user equirement and mobile devices. While many of these design constraints do not necessarily apply to macro BSs, some do. This article aims to provide some more details around the design considerations for PAs for […]

Paragraph Temperature-Conditioned, Low-Loss RF Cable Assemblies

This new series of pre-conditioned, low-loss, high-reliability cable assemblies consists of 128 basic configurations from three different cable types for a total of more than 1100 part numbers that are all available within 24 hours. These cables provide operating frequencies to 18 GHz and VSWR as low as 1.35:1. Captivated stainless steel connectors and thermally […]

New Low-PIM Coaxial Cable Assemblies

The company’s line of low-PIM coaxial cable assemblies now consists of 160 standard configurations that boast PIM levels of <-160 dBc. These high-performance, low-PIM cable assemblies are constructed with flexible, lightweight, UL910, plenum-rated, SPP-250-LLPL, RF coaxial cable that can operate in temperatures from -55 to +125ºC. These high-quality cables deliver low insertion loss and excellent […]

The Reality of Millimeter Wavelength for 5G

by Pasternack  Amid the attention to the coming fifth generation of “cellular” technology, the use of spectrum at 28 GHz and higher is generating some of the attention. Most media coverage recites the well-known challenges associated operating at millimeter wavelengths and how it will require a huge number of small-cell case stations, massive MIMO, phased-array […]