Data Interface - Virtual Instrumentation, Device Networking.

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.