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 July issue of MPD will arrive on schedule, and of course our website and the digital edition will continue to be available.

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Anritsu Continues to Lead Coverage of 5G NR Protocol Conformance Tests at PVG#89/PTCRB#104

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board) Validation Group (PVG) has agreed the highest number of 5G New Radio (NR) Protocol Conformance tests […]

Filtronic reaches 50k milestone with E-band transceivers for 5G backhaul

Filtronic plc , the designer and manufacturer of RF, microwave, and mmWave products for the wireless telecoms, mission-critical communications and defence applications markets, has announced that it has now shipped a total […]

Hi-Res Multi-Port Step Attenuators

The first two in a series of Lab Brick(™) devices available with Ethernet control are multiport Lab Brick digital attenuators. The 4-port LDA-802Q and the 8-port LDA 802-8 operate from […]

Highest Frequency SMT Balun

With high performance bandwidth from 14 to 45 GHz, the new MBAL-14455M high isolation balun provides exceptional phase and amplitude balance and over 15 dB of isolation. It is offered […]

Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)

The MAAL-011138 is a high dynamic range, single stage MMIC LNA designed to operate from 2.5 to 3.5 GHz assembled in a lead-free 2mm 8-LD PDFN plastic package. This amplifier […]

GaN-on-SiC Transistor for RF Energy

Now available with full design support is a new RF power GaN transistor from NXP Semiconductors. The MRF24G300HS is a 300W CW GaN transistor designed for ISM applications at 2450 […]

Eight-Way Power Divider

Model APD-8-2G18G-SFF-30W is a 2.0 to 18.0 GHz, 8-way power divider that operates over the 2 to 18 GHz frequency range, with maximum insertion loss of 2.6 dB (above 9.03 […]

Programmable Attenuator

Model 674-043-063 is an electromechanical 75 ohm programmable attenuator with an external TTL control board and BNC female connectors. The unit offers a dynamic range of 63 dB in 1 […]

Advances in Heterogeneous Integration for RF SiP Packaging

by Kevin Anderson, Qorvo Infrastructure and Defense Products The development and implementation of RF component packaging technology is facing pressure on several fronts. These include ever-increasing demands for reduced size, […]

Fixed Load VNA Calibration Kits

An expanded line of VNA calibration kits is available in 12 versions, including short circuit, open circuit, and load kits (SOL), as well as short circuit, open circuit, load, and […]