Newsletter | February 2, 2023

02.02.23 -- Secondary Surveillance Radar — How Can It Be Tested More Effectively?

Featured Article
SKY65120: WCDMA PA Bias Method For Lower Junction Temperature

This application note describes how SKY65120 may be used with reduced bias control to obtain better thermal performance.

Build-To-Print Basics: Military And Space Grade Applications

At Knowles Precision Devices, we know it takes high-quality and high-reliability electronic components to meet the rigorous standards required for military and space applications. After all, when launching expensive mission-critical equipment into space or using highly sophisticated electronic warfare devices to protect your citizens, there is no room for failure.

Huygens Surface

XF’s Huygens surface collects steady-state electric and magnetic fields on a closed surface encapsulating a device. These field values accurately capture antenna radiation characteristics.

How Wi-Fi 7 And Matter Will Change The Smart Home User Experience

Learn how Wi-Fi's next generation will improve the home user experience and how the upcoming Matter standard will bridge interoperability challenges to create a seamless home network.

Measurement Setup For Phase Noise Test At Frequencies Above 50 GHz

Recent semiconductor technologies require more of the frequency range beyond 50 GHz, especially in wideband applications, such as 802.11ad, microwave links, or automotive RADAR. Low phase noise is essential for these applications to work properly, and accurate measurement of phase noise is needed to improve the performance. However, test setups at these frequencies become difficult, especially when cross correlation of two receive paths is needed to suppress additional phase noise.

Amplifier Classification: A vs. AB

Amplifiers are designed in many ways. We discuss in this application note the differences between the different classifications and what it means with respect to performance. 

Testing With Mismatch Terminations

Mismatch loads can be used to test amplifiers and help characterize their performance under conditions that might occur in the field. To do so, a mismatch load (or mismatch termination) is used to present a specified VSWR, rather than the usual 1:1 perfect 50 ohm load.

Industry News
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5G mmW RF Front-End ICs

Analog Devices delivers the industry’s highest performance 5G mmW front-end signal chain solution for next-gen 5G mmW infrastructure. A platform solution made of complementary building blocks (24 GHz to 48.2 GHz) lowers platform R&D costs and enables faster development times.

Featured Products And Services
2-Way Power Dividers

KRYTAR 2-way power dividers lend themselves to emerging wireless ultra-broadband designs and many test and measurement applications. 

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GaAs MMIC Balanced mmWave Harmonic Mixer

MMH-35120H is a GaAs MMIC balanced harmonic mixer that features excellent conversion loss, superior isolations, and spurious performance across an incredibly broad bandwidth utilizing the 3rd harmonic of the LO.

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Marki Microwave
2500W Power Amplifier: 2500A225C

The Model 2500A225C is a solid-state, Class A design, self-contained, air-cooled, broadband power amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain, and linearity are required.

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