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Microwave Product Roundup for August 3, 2016

We reached out to top RF/microwave suppliers to find out about their latest and greatest product launches for this microwave product roundup.   Molex’s new Temp-Flex Foam-Core Ultra-Low-Loss Coaxial Microwave Cable combines space savings with an effective dielectric that eliminates “phase knee” and provides ease of termination. It also achieves 80% velocity of propagation (VOP) loss Read More >>

RF Industries RFA-4024 WiFi Adapter Kit

Case Study: Adapter Kits as RF Connection Solutions

From Wi-Fi hot spots to remote radio repeater sites, adapters speed technical work and eliminate costly multiple visits, as this case study from RF Industries demonstrates.     When Eric Black, the owner of LA Unplugged, sends his three installers to build a Wi-Fi hot spot or a wireless local area network (WLAN) to cover Read More >>

Ultra miniature RF

Automation Challenges for Ultraminiature RF Cable Assemblies

As the need for smaller cable assemblies continues, speed, precision, and quality control will be hot topics among manufacturers dealing with ultraminiature RF cable assemblies.     The key trend in mobile electronics today is to make products that are smaller, thinner, and lighter, yet mobile electronic devices, such as cell phones, tablets, and portable Read More >>

Electrical Basics for Microwave Applications

Here is a sneak peek of Bishop & Associates’ upcoming research report on microwave, RF, and millimeter wave connectors.   Characteristic Impedance The basic definition of “characteristic” impedance is the value of impedance that causes no change in input when used to terminate a long cable, with “long” being one-tenth or longer than the electrical Read More >>

End launch connectors

End Launches Provide Transition from Cable to Test Boards

End launch connectors are intended for critical applications that require high-performance results. Bishop & Associate’s Dave Shaff looks at the technology that drives that performance and offers a primer on specification for particular applications.   End launch connectors are used to transition microwave energy from coaxial to planar transmission-line structures. Test boards, chip demo sets, and Read More >>

International Microwave Symposium 2015 Wrap-Up

With a record-breaking number of exhibitors, this year’s International Microwave Symposium featured state-of-the-art developments in RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave products.   The International Microwave Symposium presented by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) is the premier International event for microwave theory and practice. In addition to the flagship IMS Conference, “Microwave Week 2015” Read More >>

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Bulgin’s Buccaneer 90-Degree SMB Antenna

Bulgin’s Buccaneer 90-degree SMB Antenna complements the existing IP68-rated SMB Antenna family. Bulgin – an Elektron Technology connectivity brand – has launched an environmentally sealed 90-degree SMB Antenna, which offers greater flexibility in system design for RF monitoring and control. Complementing the existing IP68-rated SMB Antenna family, this new option is available for a variety of frequency bands Read More >>

Amphenol RF Fixed-Length SMP Cable Assemblies

Amphenol RF Fixed-Length SMP Cable Assemblies

Amphenol RF fixed-length SMP cable assemblies are ideal for size-constrained, high-frequency applications. Amphenol RF introduced fixed-length SMP cable assemblies as a pre-configured solution for high-frequency applications with 50-ohm impedance requirements. The cable assemblies offer excellent performance up to 26.5GHz and are highly reliable in test environments. Amphenol SMP pre-configured cable assemblies feature Amphenol RF’s SMP plug connectors, Read More >>

SMP Connectors

How to Specify Coaxial Blind-Mate Connectors

In RF and microwave applications, blind-mate connections can be challenging because to maintain a constant and uniform signal between circuit boards or modules, you need specially designed blind-mate connectors. Pasternack’s Steve Ellis explains how to specify coaxial blind-mate connectors. A blind-mate connector is used when access to the connection point is not possible, typically caused by Read More >>

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Bel Fuse To Acquire Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions

Bel Fuse to acquire Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions for $98 million, its third major acquisition in the past 14 months. Bel Fuse Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions (ECS) business of Emerson Inc. Bel will pay approximately $98 million in cash to acquire Read More >>

RF Industries Mini-DIN Adapters

RF Industries Low PIM 4.1-9.5 Mini DIN Adapters

RF Industries Low PIM 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN Adapters are between-series adapters for the 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN, 7-16 DIN, and N type interfaces.  Advanced wireless systems such as DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) require RF components that, in addition to being highly efficient in signal transfer, must have low PIM (Passive Intermodulation) properties. The N type interface design Read More >>

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PXI Platform for Semiconductor ATE

As average sales prices for devices decrease, the cost of testing needs to decrease at the same or greater rate. The PXI platform for semiconductor ATE may be the answer. This is an excerpt from a white paper available from Geotest – Marvin Test Systems. The electronics industry is under constant pressure to lower its Read More >>