Data Interface - Virtual Instrumentation, Device Networking.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

RF Globalnet - RF components and modules

Tech Articles, catalogs and RF-Microwave Product Showcase. Covers RF/microwave subsystems and components such as amplifiers, oscillators, modulators etc.

RF Globalnet - RF components and modules

Among others they also cover Test Equipment, Microwave Receivers, RF Modules, RFICs, SAW Devices, Shielding Materials, Isolators/Circulators, Microwave Receivers, Millimeter-Wave Products.

RF Globalnet - RF components and modules

Variable Gain GPS Line Amplifier - VGLCDLA30RPDC

The VGLCDLA30RPDC is a variable gain GPS line amplifier featuring a range of 0 to 30 dB with LCD display and push button controls in 1 dB increments. The frequency response covers L1/L2/L5 and Galileo/GLONASS bands.

The push button control along with the LCD display allows users to make precise adjustments quickly and view the output power at any given time to make testing more efficient.

RF Globalnet
2009 MacKenzie Way, Suite 280, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, USA.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Peregrine Semiconductor - RF CMOS

A fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits, or RFICs. Thier innovation called UltraCMOS makes the integration of multiple RF, mixed-signal, and digital functions on a single chip.

Peregrine Semiconductor - RF CMOS

They provide solutions for WCDMA and GSM digital cellular, broadband, DTV, DVR, and radiation hard space and defense programs.

The products are used in applications like ...

"From GSM cellular handsets, CDMA digital cellular and RIM devices, to CATV/DTV/DVR and other high-growth wireless broadband applications .."

Peregrine PE97022 high-performance integer-N PLL

Peregrine's PE97022 is a high-performance integer-N PLL capable of frequency synthesis up to 3.5 GHz. Features a 10/11 dual modulus prescaler, counters and a phase comparator.

"The TX/RX portion of the RF signal chain lies between the tuning/switching portion and any sort of power conversion components. This portion of the signal chain has potential for size reduction and increased efficiency...."

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation
9380 Carroll Park Drive San Diego, CA, 92121 USA

Monday, November 06, 2017

Wenzel Associates Technical Library

Since 1978, Wenzel Associates has defined the state-of-the-art in ultra-low phase noise while providing system manufactures with the highest quality, cost effective frequency components and instruments.

Wenzel Associates introduced the Blue Tops system building blocks to offer oscillator users well-characterized, low noise components, which improved the time to market for new frequency based systems.

Wenzel Associates Technical Library
  • Time and Frequency Circuits and Articles including frequency synthesis and conversion.
  • Crystal Oscillator Tutorial Articles cover oscillator types, terminology, and selection.
  • Spreadsheets/ Programs to calculate pll response, phase noise under vibration, and others

Phase Noise Measurement

Wenzel Associates Technical Library

"The measurement technique compares the phase of an oscillator under test to a reference oscillator with similar or superior noise performance."

Wenzel Associates, Inc  
2215 Kramer Lane, Austin, TX 78758, USA

Friday, October 27, 2017

Pasternack - RF and Fiber Optic Components

A global supplier of RF, Microwave and Fiber Optic components and assemblies. They also supply Test & Measurement Tools for the High Frequency Industry.

Pasternack -  RF and Fiber Optic Components

The products they supply include Antennas, Attenuators, Connectors, Couplers, Fiber Optic Cables, Fiber Optic Components, Frequency Multipliers. Isolators and Circulators. Many types of RF Modules and Components.

Pasternack -  RF and Fiber Optic Components

RF Calculators & Conversions

RF Power Conversion Calculator, RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator, Balanced Attenuator Calculator, Waveguide Calculators, Antenna Calculators.

Pasternack Enterprises
17802 Fitch Irvine, CA 92614, USA

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tahoe RF Semiconductor - Analog RFIC chips

Designs, Develops and supplies customer-specific Analog RFIC chips and subsystems on a single chip. This is an old post. (GigOptix acquires Tahoe and Gigpeak now part of IDT )

Tahoe RF Semiconductor - Analog RFIC chips

They specialize in Extremely low power designs techniques, High performance like 12 GHz, Radiation Hardened and full RTL digital design flow. These chips are used to design Products like GPS Receivers, Cellular and Wi-Fi Transceivers, Ultra-Low Power Transceivers and Satellite Communication ICs to name a few.

GigOptix, Inc. to Acquire Tahoe RF Semiconductor, Inc.

GigOptix, Inc. a leading supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components has acquired  Tahoe RF Semiconductor, Inc., a provider of innovative, leading-edge RF/analog RFICs, IPs, and fully integrated systems and subsystems on a chip.

The acquisition of GigPeak provides IDT with a highly regarded optical interconnect product and technology business that is complementary to IDT's leadership position in real-time interconnect products.

TRFS-202 Receiver VCO

TRFS-202 WCDMA Rx VCO is a fully integrated voltage controlled oscillator operating at a frequency of 4.28GHz for WCDMA receiver applications. The differential architecture of the oscillator, along with local bias generation, improves the rejection of common mode interference and provides noise immunity.

TRFS-202 Receiver VCO2

They also provide Silicon Proven IP Blocks for your custom design. Some of them are ..
  • Integer-N and Frac-N Frequency Synthesizers
  • Switch-cap filters, gm-C filters
  • Data converters A/D and D/A
TRFS70001 1.5MHz Buck Voltage Regulator Tahoe RF

Buck Voltage Regulator Tahoe RF

The TRFS70001 is a synchronous step down voltage regulator designed for applications where battery life time or lowest heat dissipation are essential. While this IP block can be used standalone, it has been developed such that it can be integrated with other circuitry in an RFIC.
    Tahoe RF Semiconductor Inc
    12834 Earhart Avenue, Auburn, CA 95602-9027, United States.

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    Modular RF Components - EM Research

    High-performance standard and custom-designed signal sources. Surface-mount and modular Phase-Locked Oscillators (PLO) and Frequency Synthesizers (PLL). Products include Fixed-frequency and serially-programmable VCO, CRO and YIG-based phase-locked product designs.

    Modular RF Components - EM Research

    Shown on right is a ESP Series Phase-Locked DRO Replacement, It has Exceptionally low phase noise and also High-vibration tolerance. Its power consumption is quite low.

     ESP Series Phase-Locked DRO Replacement

    ESP Series Phase-Locked DRO Replacement

    Exceptionally-Low Phase Noise, Fixed-Frequencies to 40 GHz, Optional Internal Reference (TCXO and OCXO Available).

    Robust Designs for Extended Temperature and High Vibe, Optionally Hermetically-Sealed per MIL-STD-883
    EM Research, Inc.,
    1301 Corporate Blvd., Reno, Nevada 89502 USA

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Glacier Computer - Industrial Systems

    Manufacturer and distributor of rugged industrial computers. Designs, markets and supports industrial computer systems for environments that require durability and ease of use. Glacier provides complete hardware solutions, including scanners & keyboards, while working with valued alliance partners to create custom application solutions.

    Glacier Computer - Industrial Systems

    Vehicle-Mount Industrial Computers For Forklifts and Heavy Equipment

    "The desire to integrate Windows or Android-based computing power within a vehicle is driven as much by the need for more accurate and real-time information as by the large number of available units designed for these environments."



    Rugged Tablet Computers are an integral component of data collection operations throughout an array of industries and organizations. Tablets are commonly deployed into distribution, warehousing, freight, field service, construction, and manufacturing environments.

    Glacier Computer
    46 Bridge St. New Milford, Ct 06776, USA

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Build RFID transmitter and receiver

    Guide on how to build my own RFID transmitter and receiver?

    Post by C1

    You will find them here ...some entities misuse this technology, hence people have become less interested in this as it is invasive. Properly used this technology is an asset, example - inventory or asset tracking and management.

    RFID Circuits - DiscoverCircuits.com - Low Power RFID Transponder -  For some time railroad companies have been wrestling with the problem of tracking rail cars.

    Need help in RFID circuit - Electro Tech -  need the circuit for RFID receiver and transponder and any useful information regarding RFID. I thought i would use PIC controller to find out the distance b/w the product and the reader.

    Build RFID transmitter and receiver

    RFID - Wikipedia.org - Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information. Passive tags collect energy from a nearby RFID reader's interrogating radio waves.

    Fall 2004 RFID Honors Project - RFID can be categorized as low frequency or high frequency and as passive or active. This project looks mainly at low frequency passive RFID because it is the least expensive and the most common.

    Low frequency passive RFID works by magnetic induction. A reader device generates an alternating magnetic field from a coil of wire. A tag also has a coil of wire that induces current from the magnetic field. This current provides power to the passive tag. The tag then sends back its own varying magnetic field which is read by the reader device.

    delabs
    This is an answer of mine to an old post - Tuesday 27 June 2006 

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Guerra Technologies - RF ASIC and Modules

    Designs and Manufactures reliable RF and other high frequency designs from DC to 38 GHz. The types of Products Encompass High yield ASICs, RF systems and subassemblies and Mixed/RF ASIC, covers the entire product design cycle.

    Guerra Technologies - RF ASIC and Modules

    Guerra Technologies - RF ASIC and Modules

    Rugged 1575 MHz Single Stage Low Noise Amplifier

    San Jose, CA - January 26, 2005 - Guerra Technologies has added a 1575 MHz single stage low noise amplifier to its product line.  The new amplifier has 18 dB gain, a noise figure of 0.5 dB, and a 3:1 VSWR.  The amplifier can handle RF input power of up to +12 dBm.

    Guerra Technologies, Inc.
    1650 Zanker Road, Suite 240, San Jose, CA 95112, USA.

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    RF Microwave and Wireless Projects

    A RF related thread from my mailbox. First published in Circuits FAQ.

    hi im a communications engineering student can u help me to find an idea for my secondary project. i want a hardware project that is related to for example wireless communications , microwave or fiber optics something like that can u help.

    mail from MK


    These may be useful ...

    Cambridge Wireless Resources
    "development and application of wireless and mobile technologies to solve business problems."

    RF Microwave Projects

    Look at these links too....

     Application Notes - RF Cafe -  Useful Learning Application notes on RF and Parts vendor sites.

    New Wave Instruments - RF snd Microwave resources

    A comprehensive collection of RF & microwave resources for wireless communication engineers. Includes tutorials, theory, design aids, circuit diagrams, products, and more.

    First try out above links and google scholar, Then give me more specific ideas, so i can help you better.

    delabs

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    RF Digital - Wireless RF Transmitter Receiver

    Manufactures an extensive line of fully integrated, low cost, high quality, high performance, configurable Wireless RF Transmitter, Receiver & Transceiver Modules, suitable for nearly every type of application.

    RF Digital - Wireless RF Transmitter Receiver

    Modular ultra low power wireless - Ultra low power wireless system-on-chip solution

    The inventors shield uses a wireless pipe, which is a special wireless RF module that allows you to easily and reliably, send and receive error-free wireless data between two or more Arduino boards.

    RFD21815 Eval Board for RFD21733

    RFD21815 Eval Board for RFD21733

    It’s Immune To Noise – your data inside the wireless pipe is protected from the elements outside such as interferences like WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, cordless phones, cellular phones, all types of servo and motor noise, etc. All things which typically stop your wireless project in its tracks, are no longer an issue.

    RF Digital Corporation  
    1601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 290 • Hermosa Beach • CA • 90254 • USA

    Tuesday, August 08, 2017

    Ansoft and ANSYS Design Tools

    Ansoft Designer is the foundation for a highly accurate design flow that allows users to precisely model and simulate complex analog, RF, and mixed-signal applications and perform signal-integrity analysis and system verification of high-performance IC/package/board designs..

    ANSYS Electronics Desktop

    ANSYS Electronics Desktop is the premier, unified platform for electromagnetic, circuit and system simulation. -2017

    ANSYS PExprt

    ANSYS PExprt
    ANSYS PExprt is used for design, modeling, analysis and optimization of multi-winding transformers coupled inductors, and flyback components

    ANSYS Emag - This software addresses the analysis needs of the low-frequency electromagnetics industry, including electric motors, relays, solenoids, toroids, induction heating, accelerators, geophysical/medical instruments and magnet design..

    ANSYS develops, markets and supports engineering simulation software used to foresee how product designs will behave and how manufacturing processes will operate in real-world environments....

    ANSYS, Inc.
    Southpointe, 2600 ANSYS Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317, USA

    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Berkeley Design Automation - Analog and RF SPICE

    Berkeley Design Automation (BDA) is the electronic design automation (EDA) industry leader in next-generation analog, RF, and mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) verification.

    Berkeley Design Automation - Analog and RF SPICE (wayback)

    Berkeley Design Automation - Analog and RF SPICE

    (Update - BDA now part of Mentor Graphics)

    Analog FastSPICE is based on Precision Circuit Analysis technology. This technology is a proprietary combination of innovative applied mathematics and optimized numerical analysis.

    Analog FastSPICE AFS  Mentor Graphics

    The Analog FastSPICE (AFS) Platform is the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification platform for analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits.

    For silicon-accurate characterization it includes the industry's only comprehensive full-spectrum device noise analysis and a high-productivity Analog Characterization Environment.

    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Tyco Electronics - TE Connectivity

    Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures and markets engineered electronic components, these are passive electronic components which include connectors and interconnect systems, relays, switches, circuit protection devices, touchscreens, sensors, and wire and cable.

    Tyco Electronics - TE Connectivity
    • Electronic Components, Electromechanical
    • Copper and Fiber Network Solutions
    • Advanced Communications Systems
    Rugged Fiber Optics enable data delivery at high speed and over long distance to a level not possible with traditional copper cable...

    TE’s ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) to ASIC end-to-end solutions include a comprehensive range of connectors, cables, Optical Flex Circuitry, routers, switches, passive, active and electro optic devices

    SuperDrum integrated reels - TE

    SuperDrum integrated reels, which integrate cables, connectors, and media conversion.

    TE AD&M Fiber Optics Product & Application Summary

    This product solution set employs electro optic devices such as switch / routers inclusive of Wavelength Division Multiplexing, active devices, as well as harness and interconnect designs that employ low loss / low noise Physical Contact and or Expanded Beam connectors and fiber optic cable designs

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Aeroflex Cobham - Communication Instrumentation

    Designs and Manufactures microelectronic and test and measurement products including ATE systems. The also Specialize in Radiation Hardened products and solutions for communications.

    Aeroflex - Microelectronic and Instrumentation

    Aeroflex is now part of Cobham Corp. RF Microwave and T&M technologies inherited from Marconi Instruments.

    Marconi Instruments (GEC) >> IFR Systems Inc. (Instrument Flight Research Corporation) 1998 >> Aeroflex 2002.

     3920B Series Analog and Digital Radio Test Platform

    3920B Series Analog and Digital Radio Test Platform

    The 3920B. The most advanced radio test solution from Cobham for engineering, production and field service applications. The 3920B features an improvement to the RF signal generator phase noise specification of -110 dBc/ Hz at 10 kHz offset.

    The instrument provides a comprehensive range of general purpose analog measurement facilities as well as advanced digital test options. The 3920B includes many standard features as well as a host of optional test capabilities and digital personalities.

    Cobham Corporate
    Brook Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2BJ, England

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Internet and Intranet of Things - IoT

    When Intelligent Devices (embedded systems) are privately and securely networked, it is called the Intranet of Things. This is like a Home-Office-Business private closed Cloud. This is ideal for Home and Infrastructure Automation and even Big Business or SMB Automation.

    The Internet of Things - IoT is the Superset. It could be Secure and Private but still vulnerable to security lapses and breakdowns. This could send devices, robots and machines Berserk.

    In all Networked Environments we have to have fallback arrangements when network fails or is compromised or even slow due to peak hour internet traffic.

    Internet and Intranet of Things - IoT

    WSN - Wireless Sensor Networks and M2M - Machine to Machine Data Communication;

    M2M and WSN is a closed private Intranet network that is used in Manufacturing and Industrial Automation. Here we could use data sync to Interface it with the Web or Internet. This enables passive controls and monitoring of SCADA or Machine Status, yet very Secure.

    COR - Collaborative Online Robotics - This is like team work for bots. Big tasks can be accomplished by very small and weak robots. Example - Observe Ants and Bees.

    All these only mean Wireless Networked Intelligent Embedded Systems. They could be machines, appliance, robot or gadget. The brain is both on the device and in the Clouds.

    All these only mean Wireless Networked Intelligent Embedded Systems. They could be machines, appliance, robot or gadget. The brain is both on the device and in the Clouds.

    delabs Notes - 2015

    Saturday, June 03, 2017

    IXYS Semiconductors - Power and RF

    Develops and Manufactures products to improve power conversion efficiency. Integrated circuits and RF power devices. ASICs, Pulsed Power Systems and Laser Diode Drivers also in their product portfolio. RF

    IXYS Semiconductors - Power and RF

    They have HVIC chips for medical, telecommunication and power management applications including off AC line LED drivers. They also Zilog family of MCU's after Zilog Corporation became an IXYS Company.

    They have under their Umbrella ...

    MicroWave Technology, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of RF & Microwave Discrete Semiconductor Products.

    MicroWave Technology - IXYS

    GaAs FET and pHEMT Devices, GaN Amplifiers, Gunn Diodes, LTE/WiMax/WLAN & Wireless Amplifiers. Pre-amplifiers for MRI Applications.

    Founded 1983, Corporate headquarters in Milpitas, California.

    Address -1590 Buckeye Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-7418 United States.

    Thursday, June 01, 2017

    LAPIS Semiconductor - LSI and Foundry

    LAPIS Semiconductor a spin-off of the semiconductor business of Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. is now a member of the ROHM group.

    LAPIS Semiconductor - LSI and Foundry

    System and Logic LSIs, Memory Devices and optical communication devices are also part of the Product Lineup. They also have ARM-Based Microcontrollers and Support Chips for Portable Wireless Electronic Products.

    Lazurite Sub-GHz - IoT

    Lazurite Sub-GHz is an open platform microcomputer board with Lapis Semiconductor's 16-bit low consumption microcontroller ML620Q504.

    Lazurite Sub-GHz - IoT - LAPIS Semiconductor

    It includes a specific low-power (920 MHz band) technical certification acquisition module that can realize communication of hundreds of meters with low power consumption, so it is easy to realize IoT's sensor node.

    Old Post of delabs
    Oki Semiconductor - A full range of digital ICs from RTCs to MPUs and network devices.

    "With his enterprising spirit, Kibataro Oki (1848-1906) was far ahead of his time in the late 1800s. In January 1881, convinced that the nation was about to enter the age of communications, he founded Meikosha, the origins of today's OKI."

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    Newport - Photonics Technology

    Industry-Leading Solutions for the Photovoltaic, Semiconductor and Microelectonics Markets. Newport is a pioneering single-source solutions provider of laser and photonics components...

    Newport - Photonics Technology

    Communication and RF Wireless is incomplete without Fiber Optics. Both RF and Optics are important in the Rapid transfer of Voice, Data or Media......delabs

    Fiber Preparation Kit - Newport

    The Model F-FPK Fiber Preparation Kit consists of a leather storage case filled with a variety of tools required to prepare a fiber for cleaving, splicing or connector termination including: a fiber jacket stripping tool, Kevlar Shears and five fiber coating strippers for a variety of popular fiber diameters.

    Fiber Preparation Kit

    Established in 1969 Newport Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of MKS Instruments, Inc. A leading global supplier of advanced technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics....

    Newport Corporation
    1791 Deere Avenue, Irvine, California 92606, USA.

    Sunday, April 09, 2017

    Murata Wireless Connectivity Products

    Murata RF modules are designed to simplify wireless development and certification by minimizing the amount of RF expertise you need to wirelessly enable a wide range of applications.

    Murata Wireless Connectivity Products and Platforms

    Products Include - SAW Components for non-mobile like Filters and Duplexers. Low-Power, Short-Range RF ICs.; Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Modules, HyperMesh / FHSS.; M2M and Wireless Sensor Networking Platforms

    Murata Wireless Connectivity Products

    M2M & Sensor Networking

    Battery-powered and mains-powered Sensor Modems and Serial, Ethernet, and Cellular Gateways; LAN RF technologies include Wi-Fi, ZigBee Pro, WirelessHART, 802.15.4, and FHSS.; Protocols include XML, HTTP, Amazon SimpleDB, Proprietary, Axeda, Modbus, and Webserver.

    Thursday, April 06, 2017

    Electromagnetic Spectrum - Wavelengths

    "Some insects, like bees, can see light of shorter wavelengths than humans can see."

    This is something to Buzz about. This chart is excellent, a Pictogram. A small image with a Graphical, Complete and Concise expression of a Scientific Truth.

    Electromagnetic Spectrum - Berkeley Lab

    Radiation is energy that travels and spreads out as it goes-- visible light that comes from a lamp in your house and radio waves that come from a radio station are two types of electromagnetic radiation. Other examples of EM radiation are microwaves, infrared and ultraviolet light, X-rays and gamma-rays.....

    Electromagnetic Spectrum

    Measuring the electromagnetic spectrum

    Faraday cages are structures - as small as a shoebox or as big as a building - that protect what's inside from surrounding electromagnetic radiation (EM).

    National High Magnetic Field Laboratory - Faraday Cage

    Here is a Electromagnetic Spectrum Chart from Sura.org - Southeastern Universities Research Association.

    Sunday, March 12, 2017

    CPI - Microwave and Power Technologies

    Manufacturer of magnetrons, klystrons, gyrotrons, power amplifiers, TWTs and power grid tubes for microwave, broadcast and radar applications.

    CPI - Microwave and Power Technologies

    "In 1948, Russell H. Varian and Sigurd F. Varian, the historical founders of CPI's business, founded Varian Associates and introduced the klystron as its first commercial product." - History
    CPI BMD designs and manufactures a broad range of RF and microwave products for radar, communications and scientific applications.

    CPI - Microwave and Power Technologies

    RF Fact Check

    Why SSPA, TWTA, or KPA?

    When choosing amplifier technology, the typical factors which are considered are price for the power level desired, efficiency, operating costs, weight, size and bandwidth......

    Communications & Power Industries LLC
    607 Hansen Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1015, USA.

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Avtech Electrosystems - Nanosecond Waveform Generators

    Avtech manufactures over 500 standard models, ranging from basic general-purpose ±5V pulse generators, to exotic 500 Amp ultra-high-current laser diode drivers, and including ultra-high-speed pulse generators with rise times as low as 40 ps!

    Avtech Electrosystems - Nanosecond Waveform Generators

    IEEE 488.2 GPIB RS-232 Option for Pulsers - Avtech

    Some Test Equipment they make
    • Frequency Dividers
    • Pulse Converters & Stretchers
    • Broadband bias tees
    • 1 to 10 Ohm Transmission Lines
    IEEE 488.2 GPIB, RS-232 Option for Pulsers\

    "Avtech instruments with the -B suffix include a complete computer control interface. The -B suffix allows Avtech instruments to be remotely controlled by a computer via the General-Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB) or via a RS-232 serial port. The GPIB interface is IEEE 488.1 and IEEE 488.2 compliant. The instrument command set is based on the easy-to-understand industry-standard Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments - SCPI"

    Avtech Electrosystems Ltd.
    PO Box 265, Ogdensburg, NY, 13669-0265 USA

    Thursday, March 09, 2017

    Pronine Electronics Design Consulting

    They offer a comprehensive electronic design service. They specialize in analog, digital, audio, video, RF and mixed signal circuits.

    Pronine Electronics Design Consulting

    They also undertake electronic circuit and printed circuit board design. Some products developed are like .. test instruments, specialized research equipment, amplifiers, PLL synthesizers and power supplies.

    Pronine Electronics Design Consulting

    Microprocessor System Development, RF-Wireless and Networks are in the list of their Capabilities.

    Programmable attenuators - Frequency range: 1MHz-1GHz. Programmable filters - Low pass, Butterworth, Bessel.

    These services include prototype PCB fabrication and assembly. The service also may include component procurement too. They also help making your Engineering Documents Electronically Accessible.

    Pronine Electronics Design
    3228 Savary Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1M3, Canada

    Thursday, February 09, 2017

    Berkeley Varitronics Systems - BVS

    WiMAX, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi & CDMA Wireless Test Tools. BVS designs and manufactures portable power meters such as YellowFrog 2 and Wi-Fi power analyzers such as the BVS Power Analyzer.

    Berkeley Varitronics Systems - BVS
     
    Yellowjacket-TABLET is both a handheld tablet PC spectrum analyzer and 802.11b/a/n/g packet demodulator. The calibrated receiver measures between 2.0 - 5.9 GHz covering such popular wireless bands including Wi-Fi, Wi-MAX, ISM, Public Safety, Bluetooth and more.

     Yellowjacket-TABLET Wi-Fi Analyzer

    Yellowjacket-TABLET Wi-Fi Analyzer

    Powerful spectrum analysis features include user selectable power triggers, 3 pairs of markers, video smoothing, waveform averaging, 1 live trace and up to 4 peak hold waveform traces with peak hold/search. This advanced spectrum analysis allows it to display areas of RF interference.

    Some Features
    • RF Spectrum anlaysis in your hands or on your desktop
    • Identify WiMAX, RFID, Wi-Fi, 802.11 & other ISM interference in spectrum analysis mode
    • Channel power measurements in true dBm
    • Large, 7" WVGA touch-screen GUI
    Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc.
    255 Liberty Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840 USA.

    Wednesday, February 08, 2017

    RF ASIC MAXIM Semiconductor

    Maxim's ASICs enable you to "lock up" or Protect a circuit-design intellectual property (IP). These can be used for creating solutions for Cellular, Handheld, Satellite Datacommunications, GPS, etc.

    Maxim chips have a wide range of uses, especially in easily resolving Complex Analog and Mixed Design Requirements.

    RF and Wireless ASICs - Maxim

    "A two-stage 1.9GHz monolithic low-noise amplifier (LNA) with a measured noise figure of 2.3dB and an associated gain of 15dB was fabricated in a standard silicon bipolar transistor array. It dissipates 5.2mW from a 3V supply including the bias circuitry. Input return loss and isolation are -9dB and -20dB, respectively."

    Schematic of the two-stage LNA

    QuickChip Design Example 2 - Low Power Silicon BJT LNA for 1.9GHz

    Saturday, February 04, 2017

    ViPEC Network Analyzer

    ViPEC is a powerful tool for the analysis of high frequency, linear electrical networks. It takes a schematic description of the electrical network and performs a linear analysis in the frequency domain.

    ViPEC Network Analyzer

    The output is in the form of port parameters (S, Y or Z) with results presented on a user defined grid, Smithchart or table. It can also be used to compute other characteristics like stability factors and group delay.

    ViPEC Network Analyzer

    ViPEC supports various lumped elements (capacitors, resistors etc.) as well as distributed networks like transmission lines, microstrip and stripline structures. Two port data files are also supported (e.g. the 2-port frequency parameters of various RF transistors as supplied by the manufacturer). The component library is under constant development with new elements added at regular intervals.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Electronic Product Development - Fidus Systems

    High-speed Electronic Product Development (EPD) with extensive design experience in turnkey product development and technical knowledge in System Design and Architecture.

    Electronic Product Development - Fidus Systems

    Some Areas of Service Include - FPGA/CPLD Design, DSP Design, PCB Layout & Signal Integrity, RF/Wireless Design, Automated Identification Systems (AIS).
    Tesla- This pole-mount WiMAX product was created to some pretty intense specifications. This was a full turnkey project for Fidus, involving all of our disciplines: Hardware, FPGA, Layout, Embedded Software, Signal Integrity, and Mechanical



    Fidus delivers Signal Integrity (SI), Power Integrity (PI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) analysis for on-chip IC (Integrated Circuit) design, Package design, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and System design.

    Signal Integrity/EMC - Fidus Systems

    Fidus Systems
    375 Terry Fox Dr., Ottawa, ON, K2K 0J8, Canada.

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Microchip PIC - Wireless Connectivity Design

    Ethernet communication solutions offer access to the most widely deployed networking system. The TCP/IP protocol, which is at the core of this technology, allows total location independence and interoperability to any embedded application.

    Microchip PIC - Wireless Connectivity Design

    Ethernet. TCP/IP, ZigBee, MiWi - "The emerging standard for flexible wireless networking specifically designed for embedded control. ZigBee supports stars, clusters and mesh networks of up to 64k nodes. Microchip supplies a free stack that supports a variety of transceivers."

    MRF24J40MA 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver module.

    Has a integrated PCB antenna, matching circuitry, and supports ZigBee too. Connects to many PICs via a 4-wire SPI interface. You can design wireless sensor networks and home automation systems.


    The MRF24J40 is an IEEE 802.15.4 Standard compliant 2.4 GHz RF transceiver. It integrates the PHY and MAC functionality in a single chip solution.

    A frequency synthesizer is clocked by an external 20 MHz crystal and generates a 2.4 GHz RF frequency. The receiver is a low-IF architecture consisting of a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA), down conversion mixers, polyphase channel filters and baseband limiting amplifiers with a Receiver Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI).

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Boonton Electronics - Wireless Telecom Group

    WTG designs and manufacturers radio frequency and microwave-based products for wireless and advanced communications industries. Brands - Boonton Electronics, Microlab/FXR and Noisecom.

    Boonton Electronics - Wireless Telecom Group
     
    "Founded in 1947 in Morris Plains, New Jersey, Boonton Electronics quickly developed a reputation for innovative solutions in the design of power meters, RF voltmeters, and impedance measuring equipment."

    Boonton 4530 Peak Power Meter

    4530 Peak Power Meter

    The 4530 series RF Peak Power Meter can make Peak, CW Power and RF Voltage measurements at high speed from 10 Hz to 40 GHz.

    Some Features
    • Frequency Range: 10 Hz to 40 GHz
    • Dynamic Range: Peak Power >60 dB CW Power -90 dB
    • Synchronous/Asynchronous Triggering
    • Dual-channel statistical measurements (CDF/PDF)
    Boonton
    25 Eastmans Road,Parsippany, NJ 07054, United States.