The TGF2929-HM from Qorvo is a 100 W (P3dB) discrete GaN on SiC HEMT that operates from DC to 3.5 GHz. It provides a linear gain of 17.4 dB and requires a 28 V DC Supply. The device has been developed on Qorvo proven QGaN25HV process, which features advanced field plate techniques to optimize power and efficiency at high drain bias operating conditions.
The SKY77916-21 from Skyworks is a Tx/ Rx Front-End Module (FEM) that provides a complete transmit VCO-to-Antenna and Antenna-to-receive SAW filter solution for advanced cellular handsets comprising quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE multi-slot operation, and TD-SCDMA and TDD LTE transmission.
The FR01-S4-210 (TRIO mXTEND) from Fractus Antennas is a chip antenna that operates in 698-960 MHz, 1561-1606 MHz, 1710-2690 MHz and 3400-3800 MHz bands for 3G, 4G, 5G and GNSS Applications. It offers the flexibility to be tuned at the frequency regions of interest through the proper adjustment of the matching network.
The ADRV9009 is a highly integrated RF transceiver that supports all existing cellular standards and is tunable over a range of 75 MHz to 6 GHz. The 200 MHz bandwidth IC has integrated dual transmitters and receivers, integrated synthesizers, and digital signal processing functions. The device can be powered directly from 1.3 V and 1.8 V regulators and is controlled via a standard 4 wire serial port.
The Standard Gain Horns from Narda Microwave is a family of horn antennas that operate from 1.7 to 40 GHz. They are available in multiple waveguide sizes and frequency configurations with gains of 10, 15 and 20 dBi. The antennas have a VSWR from 1.15:1 to 1.25:1 and are ideal for EMI and EMC testing applications.
The PE2-19-6G18G-1R6-16-12-SFF from PMI RF is a Low Noise Amplifier that operates from 6 to 18 GHz. It provides a gain of 19 dB, P1dB of more than 13 dBm and has a noise figure of under 2.5 dB. This amplifier requires a supply voltage of 12 to 15 V DC and draws 91 mA of current. It is available in a standard PE2 housing that measures 1.08 x 0.71 x 0.29 inches with SMA female connectors.
The MAAL-011078 is a Low Noise Amplifier from MACOM that operates from 700 MHz to 6 GHz. It has a gain of over 22 dB and a noise figure of less than 0.5 dB at 2.6 GHz. The LNA requires a supply voltage of 3 V or 5 V. The bias current is set by an external resistor, so the user can customize the power consumption to fit the application. It is ideal for wireless infrastructure, WiFi, L Band and S Band applications.
The ZX95-2536C+ is a low phase noise VCO that operates from 2315 to 2536 MHz. It has an output power of 6 dBm and a phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at a 10 kHz offset. The VCO has a tuning voltage range from 0.5 to 5 V with a sensitivity from 57 to 77 MHz/V and a 70 MHz 3 dB Bandwidth. It requires a 5 V DC Supply to operate and is available in a module with SMA connectors.
The PE43508 from pSemi is a 6-bit, 50-ohm Digital Step Attenuator that operates from 9 kHz to 55 GHz. It has a 31.5 dB attenuation range in 0.5 dB and 1 dB steps, and it is capable of maintaining 0.5 dB and 1 dB monotonicity through its 55 GHz bandwidth. This high-performance DSA features low insertion loss, fast switching time and low attenuation error.
The CGY2651UH/C1 from OMMIC is a GaN Power Amplifier that operates from 37 to 43 GHz in the K-Band. This GaN MMIC amplifier provides an output power of 40 dBm with a 30% PAE @ its saturated output power. This amplifier requires a 12 V supply and is ideal for Radar, Telecommunication and Space applications. It is also well positioned for 5G Applications in the 39 GHz Band.
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The BLC2425M10LS250 from Ampleon is a 250 Watt LDMOS power amplifier transistor for RF energy applications that operates from 2400 to 2500 MHz. It provides up to 250 watts of power with a high gain of 14.4 dB and efficiency of up to 69%. This rugged device is capable of withstanding a load mismatch of up to VSWR 20:1.
The CGHV40180 from Wolfspeed is a GaN High Electron Mobility Transistor that operates from DC to 2 GHz. It provides an output power of 250 W and a gain of 24 dB while operating from a 28 V or 50 V supply. This device is available in a 2-lead metal/ceramic flange and pill package for optimal electrical and thermal performance.
The BAL-0006SMG from Marki Microwave is a surface mount broadband balun (Balanced to Unbalanced Transformer) that operates from 500 kHz to 6 GHz. It transforms a 50 ohm input in to a 100 ohm Differential output. The balun has an insertion loss of under 7 dB, an isolation of 8 dB and common mode rejection of 30 dB. It has been tuned for an optimal amplitude/phase balance of 0.4 dB and 3 degrees with a VSWR of 1.50:1.
The 680-70-1 is a variable step attenuator from MECA that operates from DC to 2 GHz. It has a total attenuation of 70 dB with a 1 dB Step. It can be controlled manually by a rotary knob. This attenuator can handle up to 2 W (Average Power) and up to 1000 W Peak Power. It is available in a connectorized module with N Type Female connectors.
The IBR-1300 from Fastback Networks is a fast and compact 5 GHz backhaul radio that meets all LTE requirements for throughput and latency in fully obstructed NLOS conditions. It has an integrated radio and switch. The dynamic spectrum analysis capability of the radio manages interference and ensures sustained radio link reliability and throughput.
The R&S®ATS1000 is a mobile shielded chamber that has been developed for antenna testing. This test chamber provides a highly shielded environment (greater than 50 dB) over a very wide frequency range from 18 GHz to 87 GHz. The wide frequency range makes it ideal for testing mm-Wave and 5G applications.
The APT4-00102650-4008-D4 from AmpliTech is a Low Noise Amplifier that operates from 0.1 to 26.5 GHz. It provides an output power of 10 dBm and gain of 24 dB with a noise figure of 2.8 dB. The amplifier requires a supply of 15 Vdc while consuming 90 mA of current. It is available in a drop-in package with SMA female connectors and is ideal for SATCOM, radar, microwave radio systems and test equipment applications.
The 50U1000 from AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation is a portable, self-contained, air-cooled, solid-state power amplifier that operates from 10 kHz to 1000 MHz. It delivers over 50 watts of CW output power with a gain of more than 47 dB and a noise figure of less than 8 dB.
The SSPA 6.0-18.0-30 from Aethercomm is a high power, multi octave bandwidth, GaN solid state power amplifier that operates from 6 to 18 GHz. The amplifier provides 30 watts of saturated power to the load with a gain of 50 dB. It can be used in any high power system where a good level of efficiency is required a cross a wide frequency band.
The BSW7221 from BeRex is a Reflective SPDT Switch that operates from 1 MHz to 6000 MHz. It can be used in either 50 Ohm or 75 Ohm impedance terminated systems. The switch provides an isolation of 43 dB with low insertion loss of 0.49 dB at 2.45 GHz and has a fast switching time of 90 to 135 ns.
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The R420 from Impinj is a RAIN RFID Reader with 4 Antenna Ports, extendable up to 32 antennas with the Impinj Antenna Hub that supports short and long-range reads. The reader has exclusive operational modes for high throughput, high tag density use cases and patented AutoPilot technology that automatically optimizes the reader’s operation for its environment. It provides up to 1100 tag reads per second and has a receive sensitivity of under -84 dBm.
The NEO-M8P module uses u-blox’s M8 positioning engine with Real Time Kinematic (RTK) technology. The NEO-M8P provides cm-level GNSS performance designed to meet the needs of unmanned vehicles and other machine control applications requiring high precision guidance. The u-blox M8 modules use GNSS chips qualified according to AEC-Q100, are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites, and fully tested on a system level.
The LE910C1 series of 4G LTE modules are compliant with the 3GPP Release 10 and are available with optional quad-constellation GNSS capability. It is available in a variety of configurations, supporting both single-mode and fallback as needed for specific regions, carriers, and use cases.
The RO3000 series of high frequency circuit materials are ceramic-filled PTFE composites intended for use in commercial microwave and RF applications up to 77 GHz. This family of products was designed to offer exceptional electrical and mechanical stability at competitive prices. These laminates allow the designer to develop multi-layer board designs that use different dielectric constant materials for individual layers, without encountering reliability problems.