The QPD1009 and QPD1010 are discrete GaN on SiC HEMTs operating from the DC to 4 GHz frequency range. The QPD1009 is a 15W, 50V device with an output power level of 17W at 2 GHz, and a linear gain of 24 dB at 2 GHz. The 10W, 50V QPD1010 features an output power of 11W at 2 GHz and a linear gain of 24.7 dB at 2 GHz. These two devices are housed in low thermal resistance 3 x 3 mm packages, and are ideal for wideband or narrowband amplifiers, jammers, and for military radar, civilian radar, land mobile, military radio, and test instrumentation applications.
The cellular machine-to-machine value-added services market is poised to dominate the transportation, utility, eHealth, and emerging IoT markets. With a market value estimated to exceed $11 billion by 2020, CSPs and device manufacturers will benefit by deploying tools and services enabling a secure M2M VAS communication network.
Carrier aggregation (CA) enables mobile network operators worldwide to provide faster data, and allows mobile devices to communicate on multiple LTE bands simultaneously. This, however, creates the challenge of avoiding interference between the bands while keeping up good reception and battery life. Multiplexers are an excellent solution for CA combinations that use closely spaced bands since they provide isolation between and within bands, while allowing them to connect to the antenna at the same time. This white paper discusses the challenges of carrier aggregation, and the important benefits of using multiplexer solutions to solve them.
ViaSat, a world leader in Ka-band satellite systems, provides the ground infrastructure for the NBN Long Term Satellite Service (LTSS) that is due to launch in 2016. With a total of 24 satellite dishes across ten sites in Australia, the challenge is that the necessary antenna couplers require very specific, complex equipment for operation. In order to overcome coupler complexity, ETL Systems has developed a custom made solution that would simplify the entire coupler network.
Measuring RF power in a field environment can be a simple task which can be accomplished accurately and inexpensively. It can also involve a great deal of care and proper training to ensure equipment is accurately measured. Either way accurate field power measurements will ensure transmitting equipment is operating properly...
The masking effect of cable loss may cause your antenna to "appear" to perform more efficiently than is actually the case. In fact, it is possible to measure apparently acceptable VSWR or return loss levels even though your antenna may be completely out of operation. The purpose of this article is to provide an understanding of cable loss masking effect and explain how to avoid these pitfalls...
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Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA recently announces that McKinney, Texas-based Argenox Technologies has selected Nordic’s next generation nRF52832Bluetooth Smart System-on-Chip (SoC) for its AGX-832 module.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that Verizon Wireless, a leading U.S. mobile operator, is adopting the latest version of Gemalto's LinqUs Advanced OTA1 (AOTA) solution for 4G LTE services.
CommScope, a leader in communications network infrastructure solutions, recently announced that Sprint has committed to an extensive deployment of S1000 small cells for use in traffic-intensive small and medium-sized business locations.
Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., the technology leader in high-power amplifiers for satellite communication (SATCOM) uplink applications, announces a new GaN-based solid-state X-band block upconverter (BUC) that packs a tremendous amount of power into a 5.3-pound (2.4 kg) antenna-mount outdoor unit.
Many have followed the progress of Anaren, Inc.’s new products in 2016 – from first announcements at CES 2016, to the crowd pleasing Dino demo at Embedded World from Anaren.
Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announces their new PE15A5025 50 Watt gallium nitride (GaN) coaxial power amplifier operating in the popular 2 to 6 GHz frequency band.